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Principal's Message

Welcoming 2022

Dear CHS Families,
Happy New Year!
Can you believe we have been in school for four months already? And, what a busy four months we have had. I wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate our 2021-2022 school year so far and share some information about what is coming up in the New Year.
September saw all students return to in-person learning and we were thrilled to see everyone back in the school. We were able to start the school year with small class sizes and Educational Assistant support in all areas of the school. Our student numbers have continued to climb and at this stage in the school year we are above our projected student numbers; currently we have 310 students across Kindergarten and Grade 6.
The Fall days continued to spread ahead of us in October and November and student learning continued both in classrooms, on community walks, and through Land-Based Learning opportunities.
In November, we finalized our School Development Plan and School Improvement Results Report.  Both are available in the sidebar of the CHS website About Us > Our School tab.  We are thrilled to report that intentional strategies to increase students' engagement in the writing process have been successful and students are choosing to write all kinds of texts during Free Write Friday's. We are continuing with our writing focus this year and zoning in on the High Impact Strategy of collaborative learning. In Math, we are focusing in building student's ability to persevere with challenging tasks. This is being done across all grades as we look at how to present tasks that build skills in productive struggle. Rich tasks also demonstrate the need for good recall of basic facts, a foundational part of math thinking. Well-being remains a focus as with connect with one another each day. This fall, we have introduced all students to the Sit Spot as a way to slow down and focus on the present. We have shared our first School Wide Sit Spot and plan to do this again in the New Year. All classes have engaged in the work of a Closing Circle or Gratitude Circle to end an activity or day. Learning from our Indigenous friends about this meaningful, traditional practice and making it an intentional part of all classroom learning is one more way we have been able to bring the school together while our COVID_19 protocols keep us in cohorts.
Thank you to all the families and students who attended November Learning Conferences. This is a wonderful way for teachers to share student progress and achievement in relation to the Programs of Study, IPP goals and ELL Benchmarks with you and your child. The CBE document How is My Child Doing in School? provides families with information about our communication and reporting practices. It is well worth a read. The next opportunity for formal communication will be the report card that comes at the end of January or early February. These have moved to a digital platform and you can access them though your MyCBE Account.
We will continue to work hard over the coming months to keep your children safe and healthy, and experiencing their learning in rich learning environments, both in the classroom and outdoors. We will continue to follow all the Government of Alberta Health Guidelines and those set out by the CBE to ensure a safe classroom environment and school.
Wishing you and your families a healthy and happy 2022.
Warm regards
Hilary Wright

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Capitol Hill School

2210 18 St NW Calgary, AB, T2M 3T4
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Hilary Wright
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Tianna Melnyk
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Ken Weipert
Patricia Bolger

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