During the months of April and beginning of May our students and teachers have engaged in the Indigenous Education Residency with Indigenous Artist and Knowledge Keeper Sra. Jackie Soppit. We initiated the residency with an assembly where Sra. Jackie shared stories, teachings and various Indigenous dance styles such as the Snake Dance. Sra. Jackie is teaching us to tell stories through dancing. Our students have created class sets of hoops to incorporate hoop dancing into their story telling. We are looking forward to sharing and celebrating students' learning with parents/guardians on May 25 during our residency celebration of learning.
On May 25, parents/guardians are invited to join their child(ren)'s class following the schedule below. Please enter the school through the main office doors and proceed to your child(ren)'s class.
This learning celebration is taking place in the classroom, therefore to be able to accommodate students, teachers and parents in each homeroom we kindly ask only 1 family member per student to attend the celebration.
|Session 1||Session 2||Session 3|
9:00 – 9:45 am
K AM – Sra. Chau
K AM – Sra. Victoria
Gr. 1 – Sra. Arellano
Gr. 1 – Sra. Palacios
Gr. 2 – Sra. Osadan
Gr. 2 – Sra. McGrah
Gr. 3 – Sra. Mooney
Gr. 4 – Sra. Trillo
Gr. 4 – Sra. Ariza
Gr. 5 – Sra. Olivella
10:15 – 11:00 am
Gr. 1 – Sra. Ritten
Gr. 2 – Sra. Bradley
Gr. 3 – Sra. Barahona
Gr. 3 – Sra. May
Gr. 3 – Sra. Kim
Gr. 4 – Sr. Muntadas
Gr. 5 – Sra. Hernández
12:30 – 1:15 pm
K PM – Sra. Chau
K PM – Sra. Victoria
On May 1, organized by our Music Specialist Sra. Cotton, we welcomed many volunteers who shared their musical talents with our school community to celebrate Music Monday. The celebration was evidence of the commitment of our school community and the enthusiasm for the especial role that music plays in education.
On. May 2, Our Grade 5 students represented our school with pride during the CBE International Spanish Academy Fine Arts Gala “Qué pasa" at the Jubilee Auditorium. Their fine performance was described by many as energetic and engaging. One of our Grade 5 students shared: “That was fun!".
In May our grade 5 students had another opportunity to visit Robert Warren School, they are excited and indeed ready for starting grade 6 in 2023-2024 school year!
Our students and teachers continue to engage in the “Acts of Kindness" initiative created by the student advisory group. Every class is keeping track of the number of pom-poms in their buckets representing their acts of kindness. We are pleased to fill someone else's bucket!
Planning Ahead for 2023-2024 School Year
Along with spring, came the time for us to be hard at work to plan for next school year. CBE Resource Allocation Method (RAM) Roll-Out took place on April 6, 2023. In collaboration with our teachers, School Council, and with the feedback provided from parents participating in the School Planning Engagement Winter 2024 we have discussed possible activities and services, staffing and class configuration for 2023-2024 school year.
Activities and Services - 2023-2024
Based on participants' feedback in the School Planning Engagement Winter 2024 and teacher feedback:
- Possible residencies connected to curricular outcomes and School Development Plan goals:
- Latin Dance Residency – K to Gr. 5
- Art Residency – K to Gr. 5
- Possible Sport Residencies / Sport Field Trips
- In-line skating for grades K to 2 / different sport experience for grades 3, 4 possibly Activity Day at Trico Center / different sport experience for Gr. 5 possibly Skiing
- Swimming for K to Gr. 5
- Possible Field Trips connected to curricular outcomes and School Development Plan goals:
- Fish Creek park
- Heritage Park
- Leighton Art Centre
- Telus Spark Science Center
- Ralph Klein Park
- Calgary Zoo
- Studio Bell
- “Explorando el Español" / Exploring the Spanish Language – Gr. 5
- Maintain reasonable fees with a reasonable increase suggested by School Planning Engagement Winter 2024 participants – average $60.00 / $90.00 per student depending on the grade.
CBE Resource Allocation Method (RAM) Roll-Out April 6, 2023
- ECM Spring RAM allocation: For 436 Projected Students: $2,771,115
- Considering our current Intent to Return and maintaining a conservative approach, we may plan for:
- 428 Students (intent to return - being conservative) = 21 Teaching Staff: 18 Teachers for K to 5 (including 0.5 Teacher to provide support to students at risk in Literacy and Mathematics) + 1 Music + 1 Principal + 1 AP
2 EA's 1 Library Assistant (required) 1 Admin Secretary (required) 1 C Secretary (for schools over 275 students) 7 Lunch Supervisors (if enrolment supports – 1 additional in the Fall) 1 Lead Lunch Supervisor 1 Bookkeeper (2.5 hrs. per week) 1 Office Assistant (possibly with Spanish language as an asset) - (if enrolment supports – 15 hrs. in the Fall)
- If enrollment supports add 0.5 teacher in the Fall to increase the Literacy and Mathematics support for students at risk to 1.0
Possible class configuration based on current intent to return for 2023-2024
|Possible class configuration based on current intent to return|||||||
|||Plan A||Plan B||Plan C|
|K – 56 ||3 Classes / 18, 19||3 Classes / 18, 19||3 Classes / 18, 19|
|Gr. 1 – 85||4 Classes / 21, 22||4 Classes / 21, 22||4 Classes / 21, 22|
|Gr. 2 – 71||3 Classes / 23, 24||3 Classes / 23, 24||3 Classes / 23, 24|
|Gr. 3 – 70||3 Classes / 23, 24||3 Classes / 23, 24||3 Classes / 23, 24|
|Gr. 4 – 83||4 Classes / 20, 21||3 Classes / 27, 28|
6 Multiage classes - 4/5
|Gr. 5 – 67 ||2 Classes / 33, 34||3 Classes / 22, 23|||
We appreciate the continuous support of our community and our gracious School Council. Enjoy the sunshine and the warm weather, take the time to notice the signs of nature, mostly the bright green colour around us.
Receive our gratitude.
¡Nos despedimos compartiendo mucha gratitud!
Sra. Perera Pérez