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  • Your Voice Matters - School Development Plan 2018-19

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  • Olympic Heights School Book Fair at Signal Hill Indigo | Nov. 22, 2018

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Principal's Message

October 2018

It seems that September has come and gone in a whirlwind. Students and staff have been very busy establishing and settling into routines, embarking on new and exciting learning opportunities and building community. As we begin a new year, we continue to revisit The Circle of Courage as a way of living and being at Olympic Heights School. Our goal is to encourage students to be independent learners who are generous with their words and actions, who develop a sense of belonging within our school community, and work to master skills that will they will carry with them throughout their lifetime.
We believe in engaging students in authentic challenging tasks, which foster creativity, problem solving, independence, resilience and high-level thinking.
We believe in developing global citizens by providing opportunities and experiences where students view themselves as agents of change who can make a difference.
We believe in creating a safe and caring learning community that promotes belonging, respect, empathy and social-emotional growth.
Thank you to all the parents/guardians who attended Parent-Teacher conferences. The purpose of the September conferences was to provide an opportunity for parents/guardians to inform the teacher about their child’s interests, strengths and areas for growth. This in turn, assisted teachers in gaining a holistic picture of their new learners.
Once again there will be two reporting periods and three opportunities to meet with teachers. The dates are as follows:
December 6 and 7, 2018 - First Student Led Conference January 31, 2019 - First report card sent home March 21 and 22, 2019 - Second Student Led Conference June 26, 2019 - Second report card sent home
In addition to these above opportunities, teachers will communicate throughout the year about your child’s learning. This may happen through personal correspondence, face to face meetings, curricular updates, agendas, blogs, and Iris. If at any time you wish to initiate communication about your child’s progress, please make an appointment with your child’s teacher so that proper time and attention can be given to the conversation. Please refrain from catching teacher’s at the classroom without notice before or after school as this is a very busy time for both our staff and students.
The Calgary Board of Education Three Year Plan continues to be used as a framework to personalize learning for all students. In response to the CBE Three Plan, this year, staff will engage in Professional Learning Communities, which will focus on the CBE’s Literacy and Mathematics Strategy and Formative Assessment. Formative assessment is a high-impact strategy that allows all students the opportunity to learn from and improve their work throughout the learning process rather than waiting until a final product for assessment of student work. This “just in time” learning is beneficial for all students as they adapt their work in response to teacher and peer feedback. The goal of this work is to ensure students are able to articulate/represent what they know, how they know it, and what they need to learn next.
Students and staff continue to use IRIS as a tool to document student learning. This web-based teaching and learning application consists of student learning plans, learner profiles, resource library and teacher and administrator workspaces. IRIS brings together student voice, learning data, and best research to support teachers and administrators in making well-informed instructional decisions for each student. It also encourages students to build a better understanding of themselves as learners, which in turn helps to informed decisions about their own learning. IRIS allows students to use this data to set goals and collect artefacts of learning.
Olympic Heights staff continue to have conversations about how we ensure students make good choices, develop independence, show kindness, make a difference and develop citizenship that will help them be productive in an ever changing world in the future. The Comprehensive School Health Committee works in collaboration with staff and students to develop and engage in:
Healthy Eating
Healthy Relationships
Physical Activity
Positive Mental Health
Lastly we want to remind you that each grade in the school will have the opportunity to showcase their learning both through a Celebration of Learning evening and a School Assembly. These celebrations of learning and assemblies are important for building school community and an opportunity to showcase the important work that is taking place in classrooms throughout the school year. Please check agendas, our school calendar, and school magnet for information on each particular grade. We will have a Thanksgiving Assembly this Friday, October 5 at 10:30 hosted by the Grade 3 students. Also our Halloween Assembly – Wednesday, October 31 at 1:30 PM hosted by the Grade 4 students. In addition, students will participate in the annual Halloween Costume Parade beginning at 1:15 PM. The Remembrance Day Assembly will be on Friday, November 9th at 11:00 AM hosted by the Grade 5 students.
We want to thank our students, parents/guardians and staff for making Olympic Heights a great place to learn and for a wonderful start-up. If you have any questions with regards to the information in the October Newsletter please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or the administration.

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Olympic Heights School

875 Strathcona Dr SW Calgary, AB, T3H 2Z7
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School Contacts

Principal
Mr Dave Quon
Assistant Principal
Ms Tiffany Austin
Area Director
Mr Calvin Davies
Trustee
Lisa Davis

School Information

Grades
K-06
Enrolment
658
Programs
Regular
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Morning Start
9:10 AM
Dismissal
3:50 PM
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