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Principal's Message December 19- 23

Dear Coventry Families,

With the year 2022 coming to an end, we can reflect on the warmth and caring of our school community.  We have many things to celebrate as we have entered this fall with a renewed sense of learning in our classrooms.  Teachers and students are working together in classrooms with engagement and cooperation.  It has been somewhat challenging as many of our students and staff fell ill with the various viruses that have been circulating and the time it has taken to recover from their illness.  Teachers has been instrumental in ensuring that student learning continued to be at the heart of their work despite so many students being away.  Most recently, teachers have been preparing to communicate with parents about student learning in the upcoming report cards for the first term.  Student report cards will be released to families on Monday, January 30th and can be accesses through your child's profile on the MyCBE Account.  If you do not have an account established, register for one today by using the following link.  MyCBE Account

On our school website, I have posted our annual School Development Plan, Annual School Results Report and Fees Report for 2021 – 2022.  Teachers are collaborating in teaching teams, working together to create learning experiences that explicitly address our students' learning in three areas of decoding in reading, communicating math fluency of number operations, and engaging in respectful relationships and readiness for learning.  We use our Friday, early dismissal time to analyze student learning and to plan significant learning experiences that allow for students to develop in these three areas as well as focus on professional development regarding the new Alberta Curriculum.  For more information, please go our school website by clicking on the following link.  Coventry Hills School - Our School.  Information was presented regarding these documents at our School Council Meeting in November. We look forward to sharing our work at the next two council meetings in the new year.

Reminders from CHEFS, that Amber Van Dooren will be at the school for those families who have not picked up their vegetable orders or their purchases from the DFS fundraiser. She will be at the school on Monday, December 17th after school until 4:30 p.m.  Please email her directly if you are arranging for your child to take home your items at

This upcoming week is going to be a very cold outside.  Just a reminder that we have blue days when the weather conditions become colder than -20 Degrees Celsius.  Students can enter into any door at 8:30 a.m. and will be supervised in by teachers.  Just a reminder that HugNGo is located at the front of the school and has 2 door locations in close range. It is a safe, quick, easy and efficient way to drop off students at school.  In addition, students do not have to cross the street.  The side streets around the school are very slippery so drive with care and give yourself plenty of time to get the students to school for the start of their class at 8:45 a.m.  Lastly, we have many parents stopping in the middle of the road way to let children out of the cars.  This is an unsafe and illegal practice which in many instances creates a backup of traffic behind the stopped car.  At the end of the day, please be at school on time to pick up your child(ren) at their designated doors.  We have had an increase of the number of students who are coming to the office to wait for their family members to pick them up.  This puts an increase demand on the school staff as they are not required to supervise children after dismissal time.

We were saddened to have to cancel the Winter Celebration Gathering that was scheduled to happen on Thursday, December 15 due to the rise of illness within our school.   It was our hope to be able to gather as a community to bring forward the spirit of giving by supporting extended community members during the holiday season.  We have revised the event so that our students can still can part in the following activities with their buddy classes in the spirit of giving and helping those less fortunate.  Thank you to our School Council/CHEFS for sponsoring the cost of supplies for this event.

·      Kindergarten and Grade 3 students are marking bookmarks for the Coventry Hills Public Library located at Vivo

·      Grade 1 and Grade 4 students are making Friendship and Reindeer tags for our local Firehall and Police Department to thank them for their service to keeping our community safe

·      Grade 2 and Grade 5 students are making holiday cards for the residents at the NewPort Harbour Seniors Center

Our staff will be delivering these items to our community members before Thursday, December 22.

Join us for Festive Spirit Week! Students are encouraged to spread holiday cheer and show school spirit by dressing up.

Monday, Dec 19th 

​o   Wear red or green 

Tuesday, Dec 20th 

o   Wear your festive socks 

Wednesday, Dec 21st  

o   Wear a festive hat or headband 

Thursday, Dec 22nd 

o   Wear a festive sweater or shirt

Have a wonderful winter break as we ring in the new year. May everyone be healthy and safe over the holiday season and we look forward to seeing the students on Monday, January 9th.


Benita Dalton



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