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My 1st Ride Program | May 26 & 27

The CBE offers a free school bus orientation program in the spring for first-time riders and their parents/guardians, called My 1st Ride. Orientation sessions take approximately one hour, and run every half hour. Students will receive a 20-minute presentation, followed by a short ride on a school bus. After the ride, student are invited back to the gym to pick up treats from Calgary Co-op. Each new rider will also be given a certificate of [...]

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    Principal's Message

    June 2018

    The final month of school has arrived swiftly. This is a month of reflection on the past school year as we take time to celebrate our many achievements. It has been an eventful, exciting and successful year for our students and our school learning community. In the spirit of generosity we would like to thank the students, parents/guardians and especially all of the volunteers who have supported student learning in so many different ways. We have a lot to be proud of this year. Our students, staff and families have proven their commitment to making the world a better place and making a difference to the larger community around them.
    As the school year comes to an end and we are busy preparing for the 2018-2019 school year all grades continue to participate in culminating projects and assessments. Students continue to be supported to evaluate their growth over the past year and look ahead to set learning goals for next year. Throughout June, teachers in all grades continue to assess student achievement. Students have also self-assessed their progress on a regular basis through rubrics, presentations of projects, written journal reflections and portfolios of their work. This comprehensive, on-going assessment is the best way to measure the overall growth in learning for each student. Students are learning to have a voice and advocate for themselves based on their understanding of themselves as learners.
    During May and June, Grade Six students have prepared for and will be writing the 2018 Provincial Achievement Tests. The Provincial Achievement Tests are written to measure the student’s best effort on each test on a specific day. It is one opportunity for students to show their knowledge and skills they have learned throughout the school year.
    As we reflect, we look at what we have done, what we have remaining to do, as well as where we are going next year. Planning conversations continue to take place with staff students, and parents. School organization and staffing continues for the 2018-2019 school year. The opportunity for teachers to move and explore new teaching opportunities both at Olympic Heights school and the CBE is encouraged, as teachers reflect on their talents and gifts and apply them to possible new learning environments. When staffing a school, it is important to look at the gifts and talents of the teachers/staff and strategically and collaboratively match them to positions that will benefit the entire learning community. At this time we have some internal changes happening where teachers/staff are choosing to teach and team in a different grade. Once finalized an updated school staff list will be included with the report card. This is due that staffing in the CBE is late and will not be completed until the last week of June. We may still have staff move as those dream teaching opportunities arise.
    We also appreciate the support and all the work of School Council. Thank you to Kelly Hume and Lee Watmough co-chairs and their executive members, who truly make a difference at Olympic Heights School. Thank you to everyone else who attended council meetings, held different roles and worked so hard to support student learning. Students greatly benefited from our collaborative efforts because of School Council’s commitment and support. We look forward to working with all the members of School Council again next year. We also want to wish Lee Watmough co-chair, all the best as this is his final year at OHS.
    During the school year the students have worked hard to be successful both academically and socially, worked to the best of their ability, have proven to be exceptional citizens and built upon their character to help make a difference in the world. The students here at Olympic Heights School continue to make us very proud.
    Some of this year’s school highlights include:
    Winter and Spring Choir Performances
    WE Club
    Adopting the Circle of Courage as a way of living at OHS
    Student Environmental Group
    Daily Physical Education
    Grade sponsored Assemblies
    Learning Celebrations for all Grades
    Student-Led Conferences
    Inquiry School focus – “What is my story”
    Service Learning Initiatives – Terry Fox, Unicef’s Scare Hunger, Entrepreneurial Adventure Program, Kindergarten Gift of Caring Gardens
    Cards for the seniors at Bethany Nursing Home
    We Club Bake Sale
    Knowledge and skill around the Indigenous ways of life – Elder Randy Bottleland walk
    Open Minds School – Grade 5
    Fundraising for Feeding Nunavut
    Math Challenges and Number Talks
    School Council – Teacher Grade Presentations
    Grade Five Skiing
    Handbells Club
    Patrol celebrations
    Rugby with the Rams
    Elev8 Lacrosse
    Swimming for K-2
    Ice Skating at the Community Center for Grade 3 and 4
    Alien In Line Skating
    Outdoor School for Grade 6
    Danceplay
    Positive Mental Health and Mindfulness with our Comprehensive School Health Committee
    Sports Day
    Pancake Breakfast
    Grade 6 Farewell
    Sports Day
    We have enjoyed working with our families and appreciate your encouraging comments and advocacy for the students and school. Working with many of you throughout the year along with your continued support for our students, makes Olympic Heights School an exceptional learning community.
    The pancake breakfast to celebrate the success of the 2017-2018 school year turned out perfectly given the weather. We had just under 1200 people attend and good food was enjoyed by everyone. We want to thank the Calgary Stampede Community Special Events for supplying the pancakes and sausages and for cooking for everyone in the rain. Everyone enjoyed the Stampede mascots. We also want to thank the community Sobey’s for providing the bananas for this event. Sobey’s is very supportive of Olympic Heights. Thank you to the Olympic Heights staff for working hard to put on this event for our learning community. Lastly to our students and families for making this event so successful.
    As we move towards the end of the year, we would like to wish our Grade 6 students all the best as they move ahead into Grade Seven, many of whom who will be attending Vincent Massey School. On behalf of all our staff, we wish them much success and happiness for the future. Some of our families are also relocating. To everyone who are leaving, we bid each of you farewell with a deep sense of pride and affection. It takes everyone, working and learning together to make Olympic Heights School such a successful and excellent place to learn. We will continue to work together to reach new heights.​
    Dave Quon, PrincipalTiffany Austin, Assistant Principal

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    875 Strathcona Dr SW Calgary, AB, T3H 2Z7
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    Mr Dave Quon
    Assistant Principal
    Ms Tiffany Austin
    Area Director
    Mr Calvin Davies
    Trustee
    Lisa Davis

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