Dear Escuela Canyon Meadows Families,
The months of January and February are certainly going by fast, please read below updates and information to stay involved.
Indigenous Winter Games
On January 26 our teachers and students engaged in outdoor sport activities throughout the day. In alignment with our Truth and Reconciliation Commitment, we continue to learn from the teachings of nature, the teachings of the land as there are teachings hidden everywhere in nature.
Throughout the month of February our students have enjoyed the in-line skating residency. We are grateful for the support of our School Council to reduce the cost our families pay for his activity.
¡Feliz Día del Amor y la Amistad!
Random Acts of Kindness
Pink Shirt Day – February 22, 2023
Wear your pink shirt to school on February 22 to promote kindness and inclusion. It's a reminder that everyone wants to fit in and to be loved.
Alberta Education Assurance Survey for Grade 4 Parents
We highly encourage our parents in grade 4 to complete the Alberta Education Assurance Survey. Parents have received a survey package in the mail from Alberta Education which includes the survey link and random-access code for them to complete the survey online. This package also has instructions for accessing the survey in other languages. Please contact Sra. Cecilia Gutiérrez, Assistant Principal, if you require a paper copy or need any support in completing this survey. Both student and parent surveys are anonymous. The results from these surveys are used at both the system and school level to make evidence-informed decisions in service of school improvement.
Some Upcoming Events
Student Learning Conferences – March 9 and 10
It is the time of the year again to meet with your child's teacher during the upcoming Student Learning Conferences on March 9 and 10. Conferences continue to be in person. You may sign into MyCBE/PowerSchool account to review Assignments posted by your child's teacher and Report Card information.
Music Monday – May 1
Our school has taken part in Music Monday for a number of years as a way to connect our community to our school. We are looking for parents to share their love of music and join with us in celebrating Music Monday. Srta. Cotton, our Music Specialist will be contacting all our parents/guardians to request the support of those who would like to share their musical talents on Monday, May 1st. Please contact Sra. Cotton via email should you wish to participate: email@example.com
Qué Pasa at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – May 2 – Grade 5
ECM Grade 5 students will have the opportunity to perform at the Jubilee Auditorium of May 2nd. This year the event will showcase an afternoon performance with a rehearsal in the morning. A letter has been sent to our Grade 5 parents/guardians with initial details. More information will be shared in the near future with Grade 5 parents, and with our school community as we encourage all families who wish to celebrate the successes of our Spanish Bilingual Program to purchase tickets to attend.
School Planning Engagement Winter 2022
Learn and Share | School Planning
We know we make better decisions to support student learning when we build understanding and work together. That's why we'll be sharing information about school planning and asking you to share your perspectives.
During this engagement, you will have the opportunity to:
1. Learn About
* School planning, which includes the school development plan, school budget and school fees
* How the school development plan sets the overall focus and direction for a school to improve student learning outcomes
* How the school budget provides funding to implement our school development plan
* School fees and why they are necessary
Participate in our in-person school council meeting on February 27 to learn more about school planning. There will be an opportunity to provide feedback at this meeting.
Share your perspectives through an online survey open from February 27 to March 31, 2023. Watch this short video to learn about the planning work schools do to improve and support student learning.
We'll send you a link to the survey, our school development plan and school budget and fees information when it's available. We will also post it on our school website.
Lilien Perera Pérez, Principal
Cecilia Gutiérrez, Assistant Principal