Sep 30
Alex Munro School Updates - October 4 - 8

Staffing Update

Please see the introduction letter from our new Assistant Principal Ms. Sasha below. 

Hello Alex Munro Students and Families!

My name is Sasha Gardiner-Hadford and I am excited to introduce myself as the new assistant principal of Alex Munro School. I look forward to meeting all of you and working alongside the community beginning on Monday, October 4.

I have been an educator with the Calgary Board of Education for over twenty years, with the majority of my teaching experience in K-6 positions as well as resource and literacy intervention. For the past three years I have been fortunate to work as a system literacy specialist at the CBE's Education Centre. My work included supporting literacy professional learning for teachers, creating resources, and working with schools to improve reading and writing achievement.

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, son (grade 12) and daughter (grade 8). I also enjoy reading, skiing, walking, listening to podcasts, and I discovered my love of stand-up paddle boarding this summer!

I believe that students are at the centre of all we do and that relationship building is vital to the success of our students both academically and socially. I am excited to meet and work with all of you at Alex Munro School.

See you soon!

Sasha Gardiner-Hadford


Huge thanks to Ms. Kaley who has provided organization and school start up leadership over the past month in the role of Acting Assistant Principal.  Ms. Kaley will re-join her grade ¾ class beginning October 4.  Also many thanks to Ms. Ng who has been our temporary teacher in Ms. Kaley's grade ¾ class from the beginning of this school year. 

Terry Fox Run

On Thursday, September 23, students had a great Terry Fox run during their daily gym time.  In honour of this memorable Canadian we as members of the Alex Munro Schoolhouse ran many laps.

Considering our track to be approximately 500 metres our school ran 794 laps!  An equivalent of 397 000 m (397 km).

The class who ran the farthest ran 64 000 m (64 km = 128 laps). The class who ran the fewest ran 9500 m (9.5 km = 19 laps).  K's ran- 27 000 m (27 km = 54 laps).  Gr 1/2's ran- 85 500 m (85.5 km = 171 laps).  Gr 3/4's ran- 127 500 m (127.5 km = 255 laps).  Gr 5/6's ran- 157 000 m (157 km = 314 laps)

Terry Fox ran the equivalent of 84 laps a day for 143 days in a row (a marathon a day)!

AMPA

AMPA is running a simple and easy regular fundraising activity each Friday morning before school.  Near the north door of the school, you will find a member of the AMPA team collecting your refundable bottles and cans with the lofty goal of reaching $2000.00 worth of donations over the year.  Donations are used to purchase learning resources, support on and off-site learning activities, fine arts and athletic activities and much more.  Thank-you for your generous donations and for AMPA who support our school in so many ways.   

The next AMPA meeting is Monday, October 18 at 6:00 PM.  All are welcome.  If you are interested in attending, please email alexmunroschoolcouncil@gmail.com for the meeting link. 

Huntington Hills Resident Survey

We are part of the City of Calgary's Community Social Work program. We are working on a community assessment in Huntington Hills. You are invited to participate in our survey to help us understand the community better from a resident perspective. 

Answering the questions is voluntary and your answers will be kept confidential. This means that what you share will not be connected to your name. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. You can enter a draw to win a $25 Superstore gift card for participation in the survey once completed.

We are available to connect with residents to complete our survey via the following:

Survey Link - https://huntingtonhillsresidentsurvey.questionpro.ca/

  • Over the phone or through virtual meeting

 

Upcoming dates

October 1 – PM Kindergarten

October 5, 6 – Alex Dental Bus screening for students in grades 1, 2 and 6

October 8 – Non-Instructional Day – No school for all students

October 11 – Thanksgiving – No school for all students

October 15 – AM Kindergarten

October 18 – Non-Instructional Day – No school for all students

October 22 – PM Kindergarten

October 26 – Photo Retakes

October 29 – AM Kindergarten

 Sincerely, 

Tamra Wilcox


Sep 23
Alex Munro School Updates - September 27 - October 1

Staffing Update

I am pleased to announce that Sasha Gardiner-Hadford will join the Alex Munro School staff beginning October 4 as our Assistant Principal.  Stay tuned for an introduction from Sasha to Alex Munro families in future communications. 

Huge thanks to Ms. Kaley who has provided organization and school start up leadership over the past month in the role of Acting Assistant Principal.  Ms. Kaley will re-join her grade ¾ class beginning October 4.  Also many thanks to Ms. Ng who has been our temporary teacher in Ms. Kaley's grade ¾ class from the beginning of this school year. 

School Conferences

Parent/Guardian – Teacher Conferences will be held from 8 AM – 4 PM on Friday, September 24.  Conferences are held virtually through the Microsoft Teams application.  As an alternate, parents/guardians and teachers may choose to connect by phone.   

The conference booking tool will open to parents/guardians through your myCBE/Powerschool account on Saturday, September 18 and close on September 24 at 4 PM.  

Parents/guardians can find assistance to create the my CBE/Powerschool account at the following link: https://www.cbe.ab.ca/support/Pages/MyCBE-PowerSchool.aspx

Parents can also call the myCBE/PowerSchool support number: 403-817-6373.

Please contact the office if you require any assistance. 

Toys From Home

A request of families is to please keep toys at home.  This helps with learning, COVID-19 protocols and the inevitable broken or missing items that sometimes occurs.  Thank-you fro your help with this. 

Terry Fox Run

On Thursday, September 23, students had a great Terry Fox run during their daily gym time, and recent learning about this exceptional Canadian during class time.  While we are not taking cash and coins donations this year, if any families are interested in making a donation, please visit the link for the Terry Fox Foundation below.   

https://terryfox.org/ways-to-give/

Supervision

While school staff ensure the safe dismissal of all students, we remind all families that when school ends at 3:44 PM, there is no ongoing outside supervision from teachers.  Please remind all students to make their way directly home after school.  This helps to minimize incidents between unsupervised children on school grounds.  A reminder that there is no teacher supervision of the playground before or after school.  Students using the playground at this time are under the supervision of a parents or caregiver.  

AMPA

AMPA will be running a regular fundraising activity each Friday morning before school.  Near the north door of the school, you will find a member of the AMPA team collecting your refundable bottles and cans with the lofty goal of reaching $2000.00 worth of donations over the year.  Donations are used to purchase learning resources, support on and off-site learning activities, fine arts and athletic activities and much more.  Thank-you for your generous donations. 

Huntington Hills Resident Survey

We are part of the City of Calgary's Community Social Work program. We are working on a community assessment in Huntington Hills. You are invited to participate in our survey to help us understand the community better from a resident perspective. 

Answering the questions is voluntary and your answers will be kept confidential. This means that what you share will not be connected to your name. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. You can enter a draw to win a $25 Superstore gift card for participation in the survey once completed.

We are available to connect with residents to complete our survey via the following:

Survey Link - https://huntingtonhillsresidentsurvey.questionpro.ca/

  • Over the phone or through virtual meeting

 

Upcoming dates

September 24 – Parent Teacher Conferences – No school for all students

September 27 – Photo Day

September 29 – Orange Shirt Day and Recognition of National Truth and Reconciliation Day

September 30 – National Truth and Reconciliation Day – No school for all students

October 1 – PM Kindergarten

October 4, 5, 6 – Alex Dental Bus screening for students in grades 1, 2 and 6

October 8 – Non-Instructional Day – No school for all students

October 11 – Thanksgiving – No school for all students

October 26 – Photo Retakes

 

 Sincerely, 

Tamra Wilcox

 

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Sep 16
Alex Munro School Updates - September 20-24

School Conferences

Parent/Guardian – Teacher Conferences will be held from 8 AM – 4 PM on Friday, September 24.  Conferences are held virtually through the Microsoft Teams application.  As an alternate, parents/guardians and teachers may choose to connect by phone.   

The conference booking tool will open to parents/guardians through your myCBE/Powerschool account on Saturday, September 18 and close on September 24 at 4 PM.  

Parents/guardians can find assistance to create the my CBE/Powerschool account at the following link: https://www.cbe.ab.ca/support/Pages/MyCBE-PowerSchool.aspx

Parents can also call this number for support: 403-817-6373.

Please contact the office if you require any assistance. 

Demographic Information Forms

A reminder to all families to please return the demographic information form that was sent home back to school with any needed corrections.  We want to ensure that all data kept at the school regarding our students and their families is accurate.  Thank-you.   

After School

While school staff ensure the safe dismissal of all students, we remind all families that when school ends at 3:44 PM, there is no ongoing outside supervision from teachers.  Please remind all students to make their way directly home after school.  This helps to minimize incidents between unsupervised children on school grounds.  A reminder that there is not teacher supervision of the playground before or after school.  Students using the playground at this time are under the supervision of a parents or caregiver.  

Return from Lunch

A few students from Alex Munro go home for lunch.  We ask these students to remain at home for at least 25 minutes so that when they return, their cohort of students will be outside.  When students come back too early, their class is not yet outside.  Thank-you. 

Emergency Food

Community agencies provide emergency food here at Alex Munro.  We ask that families talk with their students about when they need emergency food.  Thanks for your help with this.  

Alex Dental Bus

We are pleased that the Alex Dental Bus staff will provide a virtual presentation for students in grades 1, 2 and 6 on Monday, September 20 regarding dental health and hygiene.  After this presentation, students in these grades will receive a consent form for dental screening.  For those students in grades 1, 2 and 6 with parent consent, the dental bus staff will provide dental health screening in early October (currently booked for October 4, 5, 6).    

Federal Election Polling Station

A note to families that the Alex Munro gymnasium will be used as a polling station for the federal election on Monday, September 20 from 7:30 AM – 7:30 PM.  Election traffic will utilize street parking, so you may find extra congestion on local streets on this day.  Voters will enter and leave through gym doors on the north side of the school, and while it will not disrupt student entry, you may want to avoid that area on September 20.      

Terry Fox Run

On Thursday, September 23, students will participate in the Terry during their daily gym time.  To minimize the handling of cash, we invite any families who would like to make a donation to visit the link for the Terry Fox Foundation below.    

https://terryfox.org/ways-to-give/

AMPA

AMPA will be running a regular fundraising activity each Friday morning before school.  Near the north door of the school, you will find a member of the AMPA team collecting your refundable bottles and cans with the lofty goal of reaching $2000.00 worth of donations over the year.  Donations are used to purchase learning resources, support on and off-site learning activities, fine arts and athletic activities and much more.  Thank-you for your generous donations. 

Student Drop Off and Parking Lot

A reminder that there is no student drop off or pick up in the staff parking lot, unless utilizing the identified parking space for people with disabilities.  Vehicle traffic in that space is unsafe for students and families. 

When walking, we encourage families to use the fence entrances rather than travel through the parking lot.  Our message to students will be to choose alternate walking routes to avoid the parking lot. 

Emergency Preparedness

Later in the month of September, students at Alex Munro will participate in a fire drill, a practice evacuation and a lockdown with our Calgary Police Service School Resource Officer. 

Communication After Self-Reported COVID-19 Case

At school re-entry, no notices were required to be sent out to the school community or staff if a self-reported case is received. However, as of September 13, schools are required to notify the families of students if a positive case was self-reported and confirmed by AHS in the classroom, and also provide a general notification to the school. 

 

Upcoming dates

September 17 – AM Kindergarten

September 20 – Alex Munro School is a polling station for the federal election

September 20 – Alex Dental Presentations – grades 1, 2 and 6

September 23 – Terry Fox Event

September 24 – Parent Teacher Conferences – No school for all students

September 27 – Photo Day

September 30 – National Truth and Reconciliation Day – No school for all students

October 4, 5, 6 – Alex Dental Bus screening for students in grades 1, 2 and 6

October 8 – Non-Instructional Day – No school for all students

October 11 – Thanksgiving – No school for all students

October 26 – Photo Retakes

 

Sincerely, 

Tamra Wilcox


Sep 09
Alex Munro Updates - September 13-17


School Conferences

Parent/Guardian – Teacher Conferences will be held from 8 AM – 4 PM on Friday, September 24.  Conferences are held virtually through the Microsoft Teams application.  As an alternate, parents/guardians and teachers may choose to connect by phone.   

The conference booking tool will open to parents/guardians through your myCBE/Powerschool account on Saturday, September 8 and close on September 24 at 4 PM.  

Parents/guardians can find assistance to create the my CBE/Powerschool account at the following link: https://www.cbe.ab.ca/support/Pages/MyCBE-PowerSchool.aspx

Parents can also call this number for support: 403-817-6373.

Please contact the office if you require any assistance. 

Federal Election Polling Station

A note to families that the Alex Munro gymnasium will be used as a polling station for the federal election on Monday, September 20 from 7:30 AM – 7:30 PM.  Election traffic will utilize street parking, so you may find extra congestion on local streets on this day.   

AMPA

Huge thanks to the Alex Munro Parents' Association (AMPA) for their generous gift of a new trash receptacle located at the north door and a new set of picnic tables south of the playground (installation not yet complete) in honour of the 50th anniversary of the opening of Alex Munro School.   

The first meeting of the AMPA will be on September 13, 2021.  At this time, meetings are held virtually.   If you are interested in attending, please email alexmunroschoolcouncil@gmail.com for the meeting link. 

At this time, future meeting dates will be confirmed and the school website will be updated with meeting dates for the duration of the school. Year. 

AMPA is a great way to connect with other families in the school community, have a voice in decisions related to your child's education and make a contribution to initiatives that provide resources and experiences for our students.  The efforts of AMPA consistently benefit all students.    

Stay tuned for more information and opportunities from AMPA throughout the year. 

Student Drop Off and Parking Lot

There are some safety requests that we would like to request of our families.  The first is that there is no student drop off or pick up in the staff parking lot, unless utilizing the identified parking space for people with disabilities.  Vehicle traffic in that space is unsafe for students and families. 

When walking, we encourage families to use the fence entrances rather than travel through the parking lot.  Our message to students will be to choose alternate walking routes to avoid the parking lot. 

Thanks for your support in creating a safe environment. 

Emergency Preparedness

Later in the month of September, students at Alex Munro will participate in a fire drill, a practice evacuation and a lockdown with our Calgary Police Service School Resource Officer. 

Communication After Self-Reported COVID-19 Case

At this time, no notices are required to be sent out to the school community or staff if a self-reported case is received. The purpose of providing notices last year was directed by AHS and intended to communicate required quarantine based on close contacts along with the provision of specific EI numbers that supported parents/guardians and staff when accessing testing. 


Principals record self-reported cases.  CBE is collecting school by school data of self-reported COVID-19 cases to provide this information to local health authorities and for context with Alberta Education.

Upcoming dates

September 10 – PM Kindergarten

September 13 – AMPA meeting

September 17 – AM Kindergarten

September 20 – Alex Munro School is a polling station for the federal election

September 23 – Terry Fox Event

September 24 – Parent Teacher Conferences – No school for all students

September 27 – Photo Day

September 30 – National Truth and Reconciliation Day – No school for all students

 Sincerely, 

Tamra Wilcox


Sep 07
Alex Munro School Updates September 2

AMPA

Huge thanks to the Alex Munro Parents' Association (AMPA) for their generous gift of a new trash receptacle located at the north door and a new set of picnic tables south of the playground (installation not yet complete) in honour of the 50th anniversary of the opening of Alex Munro School.   

The first meeting of the AMPA will be on September 13, 2021.  At this time, meetings are held virtually.   If you are interested in attending, please email alexmunroschoolcouncil@gmail.com for the meeting link. 

At this time, future meeting dates will be confirmed and the school website will be updated with meeting dates for the duration of the school. Year. 

AMPA is a great way to connect with other families in the school community, have a voice in decisions related to your child's education and make a contribution to initiatives that provide resources and experiences for our students.  The efforts of AMPA consistently benefit all students.   

Stay tuned for more information and opportunities from AMPA throughout the year. 

Student Drop Off and Parking Lot

There are some safety requests that we would like to request of our families.  The first is that there is no student drop off or pick up in the staff parking lot, unless utilizing the identified parking space for people with disabilities.  Vehicle traffic in that space is unsafe for students and families. 

When walking, we encourage families to use the fence entrances rather than travel through the parking lot.  Our message to students will be to choose alternate walking routes to avoid the parking lot. 

Thanks for your support in creating a safe environment. 

Emergency Preparedness

Later in the month of September, students at Alex Munro will participate in a fire drill, a practice evacuation and a lockdown with our Calgary Police Service School Resource Officer. 

Communication After Self-Reported COVID-19 Case

At this time, no notices are required to be sent out to the school community or staff if a self-reported case is received. The purpose of providing notices last year was directed by AHS and intended to communicate required quarantine based on close contacts along with the provision of specific EI numbers that supported parents/guardians and staff when accessing testing. 

Principals should record self-reported cases using the 2021-22 COVID Reports form. CBE is collecting school by school data of self-reported COVID-19 cases to provide this information to local health authorities and for context with Alberta Education.

Community Services

Hull Services continues to partner with CBE to provide FREE, LIVE, parenting courses through the Community Parent Education Program (CPEP). The next parenting course will be on-line via ZOOM starting on September 21st.  Our courses run once a week for the duration of 8 evenings. 

Neighbourhood Walk and Talk for Immigrant Moms and Tots Project.  Please Google this opportunity for details.  

Upcoming dates

Friday, September 3 – AM Kindergarten

September 6 – Labor Day – No school for all students

Friday, September 10 - PM Kindergarten

Monday, September 13 – AMPA meeting

September 23 – Terry Fox Event

September 24 – Parent Teacher Conferences – No school for all students

September 27 – Photo Day

September 30 – National Truth and Reconciliation Day – No school for all students


​ Sincerely, 

Tamra Wilcox

Sep 07
Alex Munro School Updates August 27

We are so pleased to welcome our students to Alex Munro School for the 2021-22 school year.  There is always a great feeling in the building in the first few days of every school year…there's such positive energy, excited reconnections, coloured by optimism and hope for the great things to come and opportunities to be experienced this year.

Please visit the Alex Munro Website Principal's Message where weekly messages will be posted. 

First Day Details

Class lists will be posted outside of school entry doors before school on Wednesday, September 1.  Teachers will be outside to greet families and students at 8:50 AM on Wednesday September 1. If families have any questions, please feel free to ask any teacher outside – all teachers will have a full set of class lists and will be able to help you locate your child's teacher and entry location.  

Families should receive an email of introduction from the classroom teacher before Wednesday with some additional details. 

Office

The office is open Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 4:00 PM and on Fridays from 8:00 AM – 3 PM. 

Operational Times

Grades 1-6 Monday – Thursday

9:05 AM – 3:44 PM

Grades 1-6 Friday 

9:05 AM – 1:30 PM

Kindergarten Monday – Thursday

AM Class - 9:05 AM – 11:59 AM

PM Class – 12:45 PM – 3:39 PM

Kindergarten Friday

9:05 AM – 1:30 PM on alternating Fridays (beginning with AM class on September 3).

All kindergarten students will receive a schedule of the alternating Fridays on their first day. 

Supervision

Teachers will meet students near their designated meeting spot at 9:00 AM daily.  Teachers will guide classes inside at 9:05 AM. 

There is NO supervision on the creative playground for students before or after school.  All students using the creative playground before or after school must be supervised by a parent/guardian or daycare provider. 

Students will be dismissed only through their designated doors.  If you are picking up a student, please arrange a meeting spot where you will connect with them daily. 

Lunch Hours

Grade ½ - 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Grade ¾ - 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Grade 5/6 – 12:45 – 1:30 PM 

Staffing Updates

Congratulations to Tannis Emann, our wonderful AP, who accepted a position at Nelson Mandela High School.  We are pleased to announce that Kaley Hunt will take the role of Acting AP until the AP position is filled. 

Please join us in welcoming the following  new staff to Alex Munro: Nicole Bannister who will teacher Music this year, Kristie Strumm teaching Grade ½ and Hayley Haslock teaching Grade ½.  Susanna Ng will cover Kaley's Grade ¾ class while she is Acting AP.  We welcome the return of Tanya Bedard-Weigel to the Grade ¾ team and Stacie Delaney to our lunchroom supervisor team.  Welcome to new lunchroom supervisors Michelle Liang and Amy Wang.  

Please see the Alex Munro Website for a full listing of our staff. 

COVID-10 Updates

All families should have received an email from the Chief Superintendent of School regarding school re-entry information on August 18.  That email indicated that CBE will mandate masking indoors for all staff and Kindergarten to Grade 12 students for the start for the 2021-22 school year.  The decision will be reviewed before the end of September and will be communicated to families at that time. 

In addition, students, staff and families can expect the following health measures to be in place when classes resume in all schools on Sept. 1:

  • Students and staff will still be expected to use the daily checklist to identify if they should attend or stay home ( COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist for Children Under 18)​
  • Staying home when sick – students and staff who present with COVID-19 symptoms must stay at home until symptoms resolve
  • Proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high traffic/touch areas
  • Enhanced ventilation in schools
  • Classroom cohorts in kindergarten to Grade 6
  • No unscheduled visitors, volunteers or external partners will be permitted in schools at the start of the school year
  • Public use or rentals of school facilities outside of school hours will be limited until January 2022

    Some additional details include:
  • At the direction of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, schools will no longer inform close contacts of positive cases, but additional health measures may be implemented as the COVID-19 situation evolves, or if outbreaks occur
  • Limited off-site activities will be allowed
  • Alex Munro classes will be able to use the Music room space, the Learning Commons and the computer lab
  • Fountains are open – all students are requested to have a refillable water bottle

Bus Riders

For our students coming from the community of Country Hills and who choose to ride the bus, please note that bus routes will not be posted online; individual stop information will be available to families who have pre-registered for transportation for the 2021-22 school year through MyCBE/PowerSchool. 

Only students who have registered and can view the route stop in the MyCBE/PowerSchool account will be permitted to ride the bus. 

Please see information regarding busing and transportation at the link below.  

https://www.cbe.ab.ca/schools/busing-and-transportation/Pages/bus-maps-and-schedules.aspx

MyCBE/PowerSCHOOL

All families should sign up for the MyCBE/PowerSCHOOL account.  Through this portal, families register for bussing, noon supervision and pay any required fees.

Please see the link below for full instructions. 

https://cbe.ab.ca/support/Pages/MyCBE-PowerSchool.aspx

 

Sincerely, 

Tamra Wilcox

Jun 24
Alex Munro School Updates June 28-29


As we approach this final two days of school, I would like to express my thanks to the students, staff and community of Alex Munro School for the warm welcome when I arrived in March and over these past few months.  It has been great to observe the daily learning in action in the classes across the school.  While COVID-19 protocols have made some aspects of learning and being together at school look a bit different, the school community pressed forward together each day with a commitment to take care of each other.  Wishing you a safe and enjoyable summer break.  On behalf of all of the staff at Alex Munro, we look forward to being together again next year.  Thank-you for your support.  

June 29 – Last Day of School – regular dismissal time

Extreme Heat for Last 2 Days

With the expected extremely hot weather for Monday and Tuesday, we will limit the time outdoors that students are exposed to extreme heat and sun by moving some activities inside where we have comfortable temperatures and AC.  Please provide a refillable water bottle so students can stay hydrated throughout the day, as well as a hat.     

Commitment to Action – Indigenous Education

Please see the Commitment to Action posted on this blog on June 21 that will guide our work for Indigenous Education in the 2021-22 school year. 

Report Cards

We are pleased to share information about student learning through report cards this term.  Report cards will be visible to families through your myCBE/PowerSchool account on Saturday, June 26.  In addition, a paper copy of the report card will be distributed to all students on Tuesday, June 29.  Report cards cannot be given to students early, but you can provide a self-addressed envelope and we will mail a copy of the report card to you on June 29. 

All student materials will be coming home with students until June 29.  Student materials that are not taken home will be bagged and labeled and available in the office when the school office re-opens in August. 

Farewells and Welcomes

A final farewell to our fabulous grade 6 students and all of those moving on to other schools for 2021-22.  We will miss you and we wish you all the best. 

In addition to the farewells and welcomes shared last week, we would like to say a warm thank-you and farewell wishes to Ms. Michelle Hager who will be making a move this summer and Ms. Joanne Burns who has accepted another position at Rosemont School next year.  We wish both Joanne and Michelle all the best.   

Preparing for 2021-22

The school hours will be the same in the 2021-22 school year as they were this year.  The school office will be open beginning on Friday, August 27-Tuesday, August 31.  The first school day for all students is Wednesday, September 1 for a full day of instruction.  Please check the Back to School section on our website for details. 

We will provide families with updates on COVID-19 protocols for re-entry as soon as they are available to us prior to school entry.       

Calgary's Child Summer Edition

Check out the link below for the digital copy of Calgary's Child magazine.  This resource offers many opportunities for classes, programs and educational opportunities for children in Calgary during the summer break.  ​

https://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=710698

AMPA

On behalf of the Alex Munro School community, we extend our thanks to the members of AMPA who have done so much to support students by way of experiences and resources this year and ongoing staff appreciation throughout this year.  

Next School Council meeting is Monday, September 13 at 6:00 p.m.  Any new members are welcome to attend.    

Have a safe a wonderful summer!


Sincerely, 

Tamra Wilcox


Jun 21
Truth and Reconciliation Commitment to Action - Alex Munro

In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day,

and in alignment with the CBE Education Plan,

Alex Munro School

acknowledges and supports the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action, and makes the following commitment to action for the 2021-2022 school year:

Staff and students will increase understanding of Canada's history and reconciliation through study of guiding literature from Indigenous authors, learning on the land, acknowledging the land, learning from Elders, and a focus on taking care of ourselves and each other.  We commit to sharing our learning with our community.   

In making our commitment, Call to Action # 63 offered inspiration.​


Jun 17
Alex Munro Updates June 21-25

June 29 – Last Day of School – regular dismissal time

Report Cards

We are pleased to share information about student learning through report cards this term.  Report cards will be visible to families through your myCBE/PowerSchool account on Saturday, June 26.  In addition, a paper copy of the report card will be distributed to all students on Tuesday, June 29.  Report cards cannot be given to students early, but you can provide a self-addressed envelope and we will mail a copy of the report card to you on June 29. 

All student materials will be coming home with students until June 29.  Student materials that are not taken home will be bagged and labeled and available in the office when the school office re-opens in August. 

Farewells and Welcomes

As we prepare for the end of the school year, we wish to say congratulations and all the best to our grade 6 students who will be moving on to new opportunities in junior high school.  Also, warm wishes to all students who will be moving to new schools for 2021-22. 

To our students returning to the school house after a year of learning online in Hub, we are so excited to have you back and wish you a warm welcome. 

We have some staff members who are moving on to new opportunities next year and we wish them all the very best in their new opportunities and thank them for the commitment to the students and their colleagues here at Alex Munro.  These staff members are:  Ms. Anita Lee, Ms. Candice Russell, Mr. Patrick Chan, Mr. Pat Quinn and Ms. Jody Segree.  We will share welcomes to new and returning staff member s 

Preparing for 2021-22

The school hours will be the same in the 2021-22 school year as they were this year.  The school office will be open beginning on Friday, August 27-Tuesday, August 31.  The first school day for all students is Wednesday, September 1 for a full day of instruction.  Please check the Back to School section on our website for details. 

We will provide families with updates on COVID-19 protocols for re-entry as soon as they are available to us prior to school entry.       

Sports Days

Sports Days continue until June 25!  Each day will include a different activity with unique materials, culminating on Friday, June 25 with a Mr. Freeze treat generously donated by AMPA (please contact your child's teacher if you prefer that they do not participate in the frozen treat). 

Spirit Week

The office will provide a short activity to spark joy each day this week. 

Calgary's Child Summer Edition

Check out the link below for the digital copy of Calgary's Child magazine.  This resource offers many opportunities for classes, programs and educational opportunities for children in Calgary during the summer break. 

https://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=710698

Eye Glasses Offer for Children

The CBE was contacted by Clearly (an eyewear company located at Chinook Mall) and thought we could share this information with families who could benefit from this offer.

Clearly is offering Free Glasses for Kids age 10 and under. Parents or guardians just need to book a store visit, bring their child's health card and recent prescription (written within the last year), and choose a pair of kids' glasses. 

To learn more, visit clearly.ca/kids

AMPA

On behalf of the Alex Munro School community, we extend our thanks to the members of AMPA who have done so much to support students by way of experiences and resources this year and ongoing staff appreciation throughout this year.  

Next School Council meeting is Monday, September 13 at 6:00 p.m.  Any new members are welcome to attend.    

Thanks for your generous donations of refundables.  Collection of bottles and cans will continue until June 25.

Art card orders will be distributed on June 23.  Thanks for your participation. 

Garden Volunteers

We are very grateful for volunteers who have offered their time to take care of the natural area at the front of the school during the summer months.  There is one volunteer time slot that is as yet unfulfilled from August 8-14.  Please let us know if you can donate an hour or two to help cover this last volunteer slot by sending an email to alexmunroschoolcouncil@gmail.com

Sincerely,

Tamra Wilcox

 



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Alex Munro School Updates June 14-18

June 29 – Last Day of School – regular dismissal time

Sports Day

Sports Day begins on June 14 and goes until June 25!  Each day will include a different activity with unique materials, culminating on Friday, June 25 with a Mr. Freeze treat generously donated by AMPA (please contact your child's teacher if you prefer that they do not participate in the frozen treat). 

Spirit Week

The office will provide a short activity to spark joy each day of the week from June 21-25. 

Indigenous Education

Our classes at Alex Munro are participating in a shared action in response to the Kamloops Residential School burial site and in honor of Indigenous History Month and Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21).  This includes our wonderful natural space to use the land for learning.  At the heart of the naturalization area is the labyrinth – a place where a mindful walk can quiet the mind, find answers to questions, encourage gratitude, allow us to reflect on personal responsibility and move forward in thinking.  Classes used children's books by Indigenous authors and shared the story in the naturalization area.  The story was used as a springboard for discussion and reflection.  Some classes used visual journals as a way for students to record ideas.  Classes used the labyrinth as a mindful space to reflect.  Each class added an orange heart to the walkway fence just outside the main entry doors.  ​

​​​​Shaping the Future of High School

After launching the high school engagement in May 2019, this is the last opportunity for people to provide feedback before a decision is made.  Visit the link on the CBE main web page for the latest information and to participate in the last round of feedback from June 1-13.   ​

AMPA​

Art Card Fundraiser

Please see the PDF attached to the weekly message this week for the Art Card Order Form. 

AMPA Meeting

Next School Council meeting is Monday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting is held on Microsoft Teams.  If you wish to attend, please email alexmunroschoolcouncil@gmail.com for the meeting agenda and link. 

Sincerely,

Tamra Wilcox

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