March 18th, 2020

Hello Grade 4/5s, Parents and Guardians, 

Yesterday a system-wide email was sent to you by SchoolMessenger that provided families with interim K-9 resources and activities to engage in for the time prior to the scheduled spring break. You can access the resources here. On this webpage, CBE has collected ideas and activities to support active learning across the disciplines. These activities are easy to do at home using common materials and are engaging for students and families.    

In addition, here are some other suggestions that students in Grade 4/5  could be doing to keep up with their learning at home:          

  • Literacy 
    • Read each day for 20 minutes 
    • Daily Journal Writing in Google Drive or in a notebook
    • Self-selected research project pair with report writing
    • Dance Mat Typing - Typing practice 
  •  Math learning 
  • French

After spring break, we will provide an additional level of support for all of our students.


The Week of March 16th-19th, 2020 

SCHOOL EVENTS CANCELLED 

Dear Parents, 

Based on the changing provincial and local response to COVID-19, the CBE has given us direction to postpone our event/s scheduled for MARCH 16 and MARCH 19. All CBE schools have been given direction to postpone or cancel events that include populations from other schools and/or parents or other community members, such as Parent-Teacher Interviews, celebrations of learning, drama/musical performances, dances, athletic competitions, etc. This decision is effective from Mar. 12 until the end of March break. This decision will be revisited during March break to determine whether events should be rescheduled. This includes the following events: 

CANCELLED EVENTS
March 16 – Grade 4/5 Field Trip to Arts Commons (This was our classes trip)
March 19 - Parent Teacher Conferences
March 19 - Calgary Reads Parent Information session
March 19 & 20 – Book Fair March 19 – Bottle Drive 

Events outside of school hours that include the regular student and staff population of the school (school clubs, practices, etc) and scheduled field trips may continue at this time if they do not involve ineraction with outside school populations. I know this may be disappointing news. Students and staff have spent a significant amount of time preparing for this event, but the health of our community is our priority.  For the most up to date information about the CBE’s approach to COVID-19 and the actions we are taking, please visit our website. Answers to frequently asked questions will continue to be posted as information becomes available.

Reminders:   

- We have discussed hand washing and safe distances in class this week but please have the same conversation at home. We re lucky to have a sink in our classroom and students are welcome to use it at any time. 

- Early dismissal on Thursday, March 19th at 12:08. This is the beginning of Spring break. We are scheduled to come back to school on April 6th. 

- A marked writing sample will be coming home this week. We had planned to go over it at Student Led this week. Please go over it with your child. We will continue working on expository (non-fiction or fact) writing after the break. 

This week ask me about: 
  • Division- How do you divide 3 digit numbers? 
  • My Genius Hour presentations begin
  • Pointillism  Project
  • Social Studies - Grade 5 - Homesteaders projects 
    • Regions of Canada Link
  • Social Studies - Grade 4 - Regions of Alberta 

The Week of March 9th-13th, 2020 

Reminders:   
- Field Trip forms for National Geographic Live due Thursday, March 11th.

- Book Fair is next week!
Where: Roland Michener School Library
When: Thursday March 19th, 1pm – 7.30pm
Please come out and support our literacy fundraiser. Whilst promoting reading at home 50% of what you spend on books is returned back to the school in rewards to purchase books for our students enrichment. Any attendees to the event may enter a draw for a door prize of $25 in books for the student and $25 in books for their classroom.

This week ask me about: 
  • Division- How do you divide by 10, 100, or 1000?  How do you divide large numbers in your head? 
  • My Genius Hour building our presentations  
  • Word Matrix - Root word - 'mare' 
  •  Pointillism  Project
  • Social Studies - Grade 5 - Homesteaders projects 
    • Regions of Canada Link
  • Social Studies - Grade 4 - Regions of Alberta 

The Week of March 2nd-6th, 2020 

Reminders:   

- Field Trip forms go home on Tuesday for National Geographic Live

This week ask me about: 
  • Division- What strategies do I have to solve 2 by 1 digit division?  
  • My Genius Hour building our presentations  
  • Word Matrix - Root word - 'cure' 
  • Introduction to Pointillism  
  • Social Studies - Grade 5 - Regions of Canada Presentations and Homesteaders projects 
  • Social Studies - Grade 4 - Regions of Alberta 

A Message from the Principal 

Dear Parents & Guardians, 

Thank you for all you do to help out with your child’s education and learning at Roland Michener School. You take an active role in your child’s educational success, including assisting your child in complying with the CBE Student Code of Conduct.  You also ensure that your child attends school regularly.  You ensure that your conduct contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment by encouraging, fostering and advancing collaborative, positive and respectful relationships with teachers, principals, other school staff and professionals providing supports and services in the school, while you engage in the school community. 

We would like to remind all parents & visitors that they must check in at the office when entering the school.  Parents are not permitted to travel the hallways or wander throughout the school for children’s safety.  The school is a public school, however it is not a public space for use at the public’s or a parent’s wish.  We hope that we can all continue to work together to maintain an inclusive, respectful, safe and caring community at Roland Michener School. We hope the end of February warms you up as the month of March is upon us. 

Roland Michener School Team 

Cindy Palmer, 

Principal 

Alison Marsters, 

Assistant Principal 

The Week of February 24th-28th, 2020 

Reminders: 
- Parents: The Accountability Pillar survey code was mailed to you a few weeks ago from Alberta Education. Please complete the survey before next Friday. It gives our school vital information about our students and parents and helps us plan for next year. If you have lost your code, please contact Ms. Marsters in the office. 

- Grade 4 and 5 have a Math quiz on Monday, Feb 24th. We reviewed Perimeter, Area and multiplication of 1, 2 and 3 digit numbers. 

- Grade 4 Science study sheet goes home Monday, Feb 24th for the quiz on Thursday, Feb 27th. 

This week ask me about:

  • Division- What is it? 
  • Growth Mindset posters
  • My Genius Hour building our presentations 
  • Word Matrix - Root word - 'rupt'
  • Weaving landscapes 
  • Science - Gr. 4 - Balloon Car Testing and review
  • Science - Gr 5 - Magnetism and Electricity 

The Week of February 18th-21st, 2020 

Reminders: 
- Parents: The Accountability Pillar survey code was mailed to you a few weeks ago from Alberta Education. Please complete the survey before next Friday. It gives our school vital information about our students and parents and helps us plan for next year. If you have lost your code, please contact Ms. Marsters in the office. 

- Grade 4 Science - Materials for building your Balloon or Elastic Car 

                    Possible Materials depending on what your child's design is - Bottle caps, bottle, cardboard, straws, CDs, juicebox, lids, dowels and \ milk carton 

This week ask me about:

  • Science - Gr 5 - Magnetism and Electricity 


The Week of February 10-12th, 2020 

Reminders: 
- No school this week on Thursday and Friday due to teacher's convention
- Wednesday: Red, White and Pink Day and Valentine's exchange for those who would like to participate 

This week ask me about:

  • Science - Gr 5 - Magnetism and Electricity 


The Week of February 3-7th, 2020 

Tuesday: Math letter when home today about Multiplication Facts.

Friday: Grade 5 Social Studies test and letter went home. 

Reminders: Bob Edwards Open house February 6th at 6:30pm

This week ask me about:

  • 2 by 1 digit multiplication 
  • Area, Arrays and perimeter
  • My Genius Hour paragraphs - I finished my first one on Tuesday. 
  • Weaving 
  • Science - Gr. 4 - Pop can dragsters
  • Science - Gr 5 - Magnetism and electricity

Ms. Ryogoku – Grade 4-5

March 18th, 2020

Hello Grade 4/5s, Parents and Guardians, 

Yesterday a system-wide email was sent to you by SchoolMessenger that provided families with interim K-9 resources and activities to engage in for the time prior to the scheduled spring break. You can access the resources here. On this webpage, CBE has collected ideas and activities to support active learning across the disciplines. These activities are easy to do at home using common materials and are engaging for students and families.    

In addition, here are some other suggestions that students in Grade 4/5  could be doing to keep up with their learning at home:          

  • Literacy 
    • Read each day for 20 minutes 
    • Daily Journal Writing in Google Drive or in a notebook
    • Self-selected research project pair with report writing
    • Dance Mat Typing - Typing practice 
  •  Math learning 
  • French

After spring break, we will provide an additional level of support for all of our students.


The Week of March 16th-19th, 2020 

SCHOOL EVENTS CANCELLED 

Dear Parents, 

Based on the changing provincial and local response to COVID-19, the CBE has given us direction to postpone our event/s scheduled for MARCH 16 and MARCH 19. All CBE schools have been given direction to postpone or cancel events that include populations from other schools and/or parents or other community members, such as Parent-Teacher Interviews, celebrations of learning, drama/musical performances, dances, athletic competitions, etc. This decision is effective from Mar. 12 until the end of March break. This decision will be revisited during March break to determine whether events should be rescheduled. This includes the following events: 

CANCELLED EVENTS
March 16 – Grade 4/5 Field Trip to Arts Commons (This was our classes trip)
March 19 - Parent Teacher Conferences
March 19 - Calgary Reads Parent Information session
March 19 & 20 – Book Fair March 19 – Bottle Drive 

Events outside of school hours that include the regular student and staff population of the school (school clubs, practices, etc) and scheduled field trips may continue at this time if they do not involve ineraction with outside school populations. I know this may be disappointing news. Students and staff have spent a significant amount of time preparing for this event, but the health of our community is our priority.  For the most up to date information about the CBE’s approach to COVID-19 and the actions we are taking, please visit our website. Answers to frequently asked questions will continue to be posted as information becomes available.

Reminders:   

- We have discussed hand washing and safe distances in class this week but please have the same conversation at home. We re lucky to have a sink in our classroom and students are welcome to use it at any time. 

- Early dismissal on Thursday, March 19th at 12:08. This is the beginning of Spring break. We are scheduled to come back to school on April 6th. 

- A marked writing sample will be coming home this week. We had planned to go over it at Student Led this week. Please go over it with your child. We will continue working on expository (non-fiction or fact) writing after the break. 

This week ask me about: 
  • Division- How do you divide 3 digit numbers? 
  • My Genius Hour presentations begin
  • Pointillism  Project
  • Social Studies - Grade 5 - Homesteaders projects 
    • Regions of Canada Link
  • Social Studies - Grade 4 - Regions of Alberta 

The Week of March 9th-13th, 2020 

Reminders:   
- Field Trip forms for National Geographic Live due Thursday, March 11th.

- Book Fair is next week!
Where: Roland Michener School Library
When: Thursday March 19th, 1pm – 7.30pm
Please come out and support our literacy fundraiser. Whilst promoting reading at home 50% of what you spend on books is returned back to the school in rewards to purchase books for our students enrichment. Any attendees to the event may enter a draw for a door prize of $25 in books for the student and $25 in books for their classroom.

This week ask me about: 
  • Division- How do you divide by 10, 100, or 1000?  How do you divide large numbers in your head? 
  • My Genius Hour building our presentations  
  • Word Matrix - Root word - 'mare' 
  •  Pointillism  Project
  • Social Studies - Grade 5 - Homesteaders projects 
    • Regions of Canada Link
  • Social Studies - Grade 4 - Regions of Alberta 

The Week of March 2nd-6th, 2020 

Reminders:   

- Field Trip forms go home on Tuesday for National Geographic Live

This week ask me about: 
  • Division- What strategies do I have to solve 2 by 1 digit division?  
  • My Genius Hour building our presentations  
  • Word Matrix - Root word - 'cure' 
  • Introduction to Pointillism  
  • Social Studies - Grade 5 - Regions of Canada Presentations and Homesteaders projects 
  • Social Studies - Grade 4 - Regions of Alberta 

A Message from the Principal 

Dear Parents & Guardians, 

Thank you for all you do to help out with your child’s education and learning at Roland Michener School. You take an active role in your child’s educational success, including assisting your child in complying with the CBE Student Code of Conduct.  You also ensure that your child attends school regularly.  You ensure that your conduct contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment by encouraging, fostering and advancing collaborative, positive and respectful relationships with teachers, principals, other school staff and professionals providing supports and services in the school, while you engage in the school community. 

We would like to remind all parents & visitors that they must check in at the office when entering the school.  Parents are not permitted to travel the hallways or wander throughout the school for children’s safety.  The school is a public school, however it is not a public space for use at the public’s or a parent’s wish.  We hope that we can all continue to work together to maintain an inclusive, respectful, safe and caring community at Roland Michener School. We hope the end of February warms you up as the month of March is upon us. 

Roland Michener School Team 

Cindy Palmer, 

Principal 

Alison Marsters, 

Assistant Principal 

The Week of February 24th-28th, 2020 

Reminders: 
- Parents: The Accountability Pillar survey code was mailed to you a few weeks ago from Alberta Education. Please complete the survey before next Friday. It gives our school vital information about our students and parents and helps us plan for next year. If you have lost your code, please contact Ms. Marsters in the office. 

- Grade 4 and 5 have a Math quiz on Monday, Feb 24th. We reviewed Perimeter, Area and multiplication of 1, 2 and 3 digit numbers. 

- Grade 4 Science study sheet goes home Monday, Feb 24th for the quiz on Thursday, Feb 27th. 

This week ask me about:

  • Division- What is it? 
  • Growth Mindset posters
  • My Genius Hour building our presentations 
  • Word Matrix - Root word - 'rupt'
  • Weaving landscapes 
  • Science - Gr. 4 - Balloon Car Testing and review
  • Science - Gr 5 - Magnetism and Electricity 

The Week of February 18th-21st, 2020 

Reminders: 
- Parents: The Accountability Pillar survey code was mailed to you a few weeks ago from Alberta Education. Please complete the survey before next Friday. It gives our school vital information about our students and parents and helps us plan for next year. If you have lost your code, please contact Ms. Marsters in the office. 

- Grade 4 Science - Materials for building your Balloon or Elastic Car 

                    Possible Materials depending on what your child's design is - Bottle caps, bottle, cardboard, straws, CDs, juicebox, lids, dowels and \ milk carton 

This week ask me about:

  • Science - Gr 5 - Magnetism and Electricity 


The Week of February 10-12th, 2020 

Reminders: 
- No school this week on Thursday and Friday due to teacher's convention
- Wednesday: Red, White and Pink Day and Valentine's exchange for those who would like to participate 

This week ask me about:

  • Science - Gr 5 - Magnetism and Electricity 


The Week of February 3-7th, 2020 

Tuesday: Math letter when home today about Multiplication Facts.

Friday: Grade 5 Social Studies test and letter went home. 

Reminders: Bob Edwards Open house February 6th at 6:30pm

This week ask me about:

  • 2 by 1 digit multiplication 
  • Area, Arrays and perimeter
  • My Genius Hour paragraphs - I finished my first one on Tuesday. 
  • Weaving 
  • Science - Gr. 4 - Pop can dragsters
  • Science - Gr 5 - Magnetism and electricity
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