It’s been a busy fall this year with all students participating in the soccer residency, in October, Halloween Happening on the 31st, and the Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 10th. We are extremely grateful to our School Council for providing so much support for our endeavors. Among other things, they have provided funding for the soccer residency, the on-line Mathletics program and field trips. Thanks also to all of the parents who helped us out for Halloween Happening in the gym on October 31st. The kids had a “howling” good time with the various Phys. Ed. Activities and we could not run the event without the support of our many volunteers.
We are very fortunate at Deer Run to have a strong core of volunteers from the community. The Reading Grandparents continue to read every Thursday morning with students in grades one, two and three and our Calgary Reads volunteers read with students in Kindergarten. We also continue to benefit from the dedicated volunteers who offer their time to mentor individual students on a weekly basis through the Between Generations Program. We have many parents volunteering in the library, reading with students, running the breakfast program and supervising students on field trips. “Thanks” just doesn’t seem to cover the gratitude we have for the extra support provided by all of our volunteers!
Thanks also for your patience and understanding this fall as we worked to sort out the new fees process. By now you should have received a notice outlining the field trips and activities teachers have planned for the remainder of the year. Depending on your child’s class, the yearly cost to families will fall between $22.00 and $28.00. School Council will continue to support our students by supplementing the cost to parents by up to $34.00 per student. Teachers have planned activities or trips to enhance curriculum in each grade and have endeavored to keep the committed total cost to Council and parents under $50.00. There is a system in place for teachers to undertake further trips if the opportunity and fit is right. If that should occur, you will be given further notice previous to the trip or activity.
Our two Christmas Concert performance will take place on the afternoon and evening of December 14. The afternoon performance requires no tickets, has no limit on the number of family members attending and you can avoid the long line-up we generally have at the evening performance. It is not a dress rehearsal but a full performance, so if you can make it for the afternoon show it’s a great option. Tickets for the evening performance will be available on EventBrite You will receive an invitation through e-mail and will be able to order up to 2 tickets. Two days previous to the concert, any tickets not ordered will be released. There will be no babysitting available again this year since all teachers will be with their students throughout the concert. We look forward to spending this time with you sharing the pride we feel when we see our students’ work in action!