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June 17
Week of June 18

​         Thank you to all volunteers and School Council for our Stampede Breakfast on Friday.  We had a great time celebrating Calgary and our school.  As mentioned by some of our elementary students, we woudl love pancakes every morning.  

         Our Grade 6 students have completed two of their Provincial achievement exams and have two more this week.  Grade 9 begin PAT's on Wednesday June 20.  

         On Thursday, Rideau Park will be honoring Indigenous Persons' Day with learning that is relevant to individual programs and Grade levels.  Please stop by and join in if you have time.  

         In every grade at Rideau, this is an exciting time.  This is the time when students are required to take the concepts that they have learned this year and make deeper connections through various summative assessments.  This may include, exams, Ted Talks, robotic challenges, debates, challenges, competitions.  Students writing PAT's will also be reviewing and preparing for their upcoming exam each day.  Each day matters at Rideau and so does student attendance!!

Grade 7 and 8 Leadership students are selling a variety of items at lunch to buidl an environmental fund for Rideau - check out details in our News Section of the Website!

Tuesday June 26 - We celebrate our Kindergarten and Grade 6 students.  Grade 6 students       will then be off to Calaway Park - -

                            Junior High students will have an Athletic Assembly and the presntation of the Allan Award in the afternoon beginning at 1:00 pm.  Junior high students will also clean up and leave the school prepared for summer cleaning during this afternoon.

Wednesday June 27 - Fine Arts at Rideau

                                We will host a musical group HOJA in a morning assembly.  Grade 8 students will then lead all students Grade 1 - 8 in Fine Arts activities.

                                 The afternoon will celebrate Fine Arts with a Showcase of Rideau Talent - Please consider coming by to watch.

 Grade 9 students will be attending River Watch as it was cancelled earlier this year.

Thursday June 28 - Final Morning

                            Elementary Students will participate in final morning activities.

                            Junior High students may come anytime between 9 and 11:30 to say good bye to teachers and pick up their report cards.  Teachers will be in their classrooms to spend time saying good bye to students.  

Please help us out - Do you have any textbooks or library books that belong to Rideau School?  Please check and have all items returned.  Please stop by the lost and found and make sure that any belongings which you recognize are taken home.  

Beginning June 20 - Junior High Lunch will be from 11:50 unitl 1:00 pm.  We expect students to value having this additional time and conduct themselves in our community with respect.  

These final weeks are very busy and a great time to finish our year with strong learning and celebration of our relationships.

June 10
This Week At Rideau- June 11

​We had a wonderful week last week!

Congratualations to our Grade 9 students.  Your graduation day was a day of pride and fun.  Thank you for contributing to your special day with speeches, decorating and set up.

Thank you to our elementary team for a terrific Sports Day.  Students had a great day of friendly competition.  

Thank you parents for the wonderful staff lunch.  The Rideau staff thoroughly enjoyed a chance to relax with excellent food.  Your thoughtfulness is very appreciated.

Without the contributions of our entire community - parents, students and staff - these excellent experiences are not possible.  

This week we begin an academic focus for year end.  Grade 6's begin their Provincial Achievement Exams, Grade 7's take a final journey to Aspen Landing and we all dig deep into our curriculum to prepare for summation to the year.  

Students in all grades are expected to attend school for the full day.  Elementary students will be engaging in connecting their learning through culminating tasks, Junior High students will be engaged in summative assessments and preparation for Provincial Achievement Exams, Complimentary classes have final tasks and challenges prepared, and Physical Education will ensure that we our physically as well as mentally fit to present our best work each day.  

We are also celebrating Indigenous Persons' Day and a Celebration of Fine Arts.  Please watch for details and consider joining us for these two special days.  

Any student who will not be attending school unitl June 28th requires permission from a parent in written form to the school office.

June 04
​Welcome to our New Website!

​Welcome to our New Website!  Please take time to familiarize yourselves with the layout.

We will go through a brief transition as we move our processes of communication to the new website.

It is our hope that by mid summer, you will come to the website for information and we will only use messenger to send out a very important message from the office. 

Our staff are committed to using grade level websites and platforms to communicate learning and weekly updates.  Our students will also be frequently sharing work samples with families in IRIS.

April 30
Apr. 30 to May 4, 2018

While the weather is finally more pleasant and the days are longer, we still have a great deal of learning to complete at Rideau. Getting a good rest and eating healthy are key to success for our students. Please help our kids to finish this last quarter of the year successfully.

Provincial achievement exams begin in grades 6 and 9 on May 10. All students in grade 6 and 9 will be writing the exams. If your child will be absent the day of the exam, please let us know and we will arrange for another date for writing. Please send a letter notifying of dates for the absence and planned date for return. We really appreciate your help with this. Letters will also be required for students who may be missing the June exams. Again, we will arrange a writing time for students who are absent the day of exams.

Thank you for joining us for the Volunteer Tea on Wednesday April 25 and thank you to our elementary teachers and Ms. Hamel for an excellent afternoon of performance and celebration.

Being mentally healthy is important for all of us in the Rideau community. In honour of Mental Health Day, Rideau students are encouraged to wear hats on Wednesday May 2 to represent the importance of taking care of our minds as well as our bodies in sustaining a successful future.

Have a terrific week!


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