The beginning of the school year is an exciting time. It was wonderful to be able greet so many familiar faces this year as I went to visit in classrooms. Last week, we had our Welcome Back Assembly in the gym with each grade group with the exception of our Kindergarten students. This has been the first time in almost three years we have been able to meet with large groups of students and to be all together in one space. During our assembly we had a chance to share information about our school, set student expectations, learn how to be a part of an assembly for our younger students, review the Three Pillars of Care and the Seven Sacred Teachings. We will come together as a larger school community for our first school-wide assembly for our Terry Fox Run.
Ask your child about the Three Pillars of Care which are:
Take care of yourself
Take care of others
Take care of this place.
This week we are focusing on Safety Week and we will have our first fire drill of the year. A separate school messenger went home regarding information regarding our safety drills. Information is posted on our school website as well.
School Forms and Annual Authorizations
At the start of the school year, we have a lot of information to share with families. Families received communication regarding student forms on September 2 regarding action required of guardians to complete the several forms in School Engage. The link was provided directly in the email. The due date for these forms is September 16th. If you are having difficulty completing the forms, please call our office and Mrs. Armstrong or Mrs. Graumann can assist you. In addition, next week we will be sending home communication regarding other annual school information and forms. Some of the information will be coming home electronically and some will be sent home with your child. Please fill out all forms that are sent home on blue paper and return them back to school by September 30th. Forms sent home electronically can be filled out by parents. If you are having difficulty accessing the forms, please contract our office directly at 403-777-6025 and we can assist you.
Meet the Teacher – Parent Teacher Conferences
This coming Friday, we will open Conference Manager to be scheduling times for Student Teacher Conferences on Thursday, September 22 from 4:15 to 8:15. These interviews will be virtual meetings through our TEAMS links and 10 minutes in length. Teachers will be posting a welcome information presentation in their google classrooms for parents to view prior to meeting with the teacher on Thursday, September 22. These presentations will provide information regarding our child's classroom setting. We will be sending home parent view point for parents/guardians to fill out prior to the interviews as well. This information sharing will allow teachers and guardians to have the opportunity to make the most of the interview time. Conferences can be book through MyCBE Account. The link is located at the bottom of our school website.
We will be sending out information shortly regarding volunteering at Coventry Hills School and we are looking for Volunteers for our Terry Fox Run Event on Tuesday, September 27th. In addition, CHEFS is looking for volunteers who can help organize and deliver popcorn and fun lunches on designated days throughout the school year.
Important Upcoming Events
Friday, September 16th – Popcorn Day
Thursday, September 22rd – Student Teacher Conferences – Meet the Teacher Virtual Teams Meeting
Friday, September 24th – PD Day
Monday, September 26th – Picture Day
Tuesday, September 27th – Terry Fox Run
Wednesday, September 28th – Healthy Hunger Subway Fun Lunch
Friday, September 30th – No School – National holiday Truth and Reconciliation Day
Monday, October 3 – Orange Shirt Day