Hello AFS parents and guardians,
As we embark on another long weekend full of Ramandan observance, Passover, Easter, and other celebrations, we wanted to draw your attention to a few items on our website.
Did you know? When your child participates in the monthly fun lunches they are supporting other school initiatives at the same time? Through the fun lunches we build school spirit, foster a greater sense of community, and raise funds to support artistic programming at AFS. To learn more check out the AFS website: https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/AlexanderFerguson/about-us/news-centre/_layouts/15/ci/post.aspx?oaid=83812eea-9db0-4ec1-9aaf-3635e08c0745&oact=20001 Our next fun lunch is scheduled for Thursday, April 28. Deadline to order is before midnight next Friday, April 22. We will be enjoying Opa! We look forward to the joy and excitement this day brings to our classrooms. Thanks for your support.
Did you happen to see the results of the pruning that occurred at the front doors last Friday? Check out pictures at https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/AlexanderFerguson/about-us/news-centre/_layouts/15/ci/post.aspx?oaid=e1b96bd9-bc64-45a5-9874-5f44bdf59de5&oact=20001
We were thankful that Ms. Novak, our CBE OT, was able to meet with parents last Wednesday night to share some strategies and insight to assist our students with regulation, both at home and school. The ppt is available to view on our website, hhttps://school.cbe.ab.ca/School/Repository/SBAttachments/0d9d54a1-dc08-4733-a4b8-e90efaa5c845_SupportingRegulationParentNightApr2022AlexFerg.pdf as are the handouts that were provided. The large majority of parents choose to attend online rather than in person to our first hybrid event. As such we have extra handouts already printed. If you'd like a copy of one or all please respond to this email and copies will be sent home with your child (please provide child's name and room number).
In addition there are some amazing sketches, created by our room 4 students, available to be viewed online. https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/AlexanderFerguson/about-us/news-centre/_layouts/15/ci/post.aspx?oaid=93af0277-0956-46f2-848b-d030a1a57d7b&oact=20001 Check out previous newscentre stories for work from other classes. This years free family Stampede Breakfast event, as organised by school council, will be held on Friday June 10, mark your calendars now, we are hopeful all students and families will be able to join us for this tradition. Food's up at 8am! Check out the council page of the AFS website - part of the Get Involved tab. https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/alexanderferguson/get-involved/school-council/pages/default.aspx There are many ways to get involved. Please let us know how you're able to our support initiatives by responding to this email. Have a wonderful weekend. Your AFS administrative team,
Helen Sharpe and Matthew Littel