Jan 17
January 17, 2022

​Dear Parents and Guardians,
We were thankful to be able to welcome students, staff, and volunteers back into the building last week. After distributing more sanitizing supplies, reviewing expectations with staff and students, and getting back into our AFS groove we are feeling confident that we are doing everything we can to mitigate transfer of germs, based on current directives from AHS. We continue to follow their guidelines closely. 
AFS was fortunate to be one of the first CBE schools to receive our allotment of masks and rapid antigen test kits as provided by the Alberta government. Thanks to parent volunteers we were able to safely repackage the masks, label kits, and distribute to students on Friday. This was a time consuming task and we are so thankful for the support of our families. Thanks also to all who sent us notes of support and encouragement as we returned to in school teaching and learning.

This coming week marks the return of Artists in Residence to our building. They have been missed! Three Left Feet will be working with all grades 1/2/5/6 students starting on Monday. Ewa, a visual artist, will be working with all K/3/4 students in January and February. Ask your child questions about their experiences to gain insight as to what they are learning. Probing questions should help elicit more detailed responses! Try some of these:

- Tell me about what you learned in the gym today. 
- When you went to the gym and worked with Ms. Allara, what was the most interesting thing she taught you?
- When Ms. Ewa was in your class what materials did you use? What did you do with the materials?
- What do you want to learn more about?
- What do you think you'll be doing next time you meet with the artist?

A reminder: Friday marks the cut off for next week's fun lunch orders.
Your AFS Leadership Team,
Helen Sharpe and Tianna Melnyk

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