May 02
May Newsletter

​Spring looks like it has arrived and the weather is becoming more and more warm and inviting.

 

April was a busy month which included many cultural celebrations and lots of learning in the classrooms. 

 

With all of the changes taking place, we, at the school, are also working on our planning for next year (2022/23).  Please help us by letting us know if you are planning on moving schools or changing programs so we can plan accordingly for our staffing and class configurations.

 

As we all hope and anticipate travel resuming in the summer, we want to remind you that school begins on September 1st, 2022.  Please ensure that you return from all holidays prior to the start of school as it is a crucial time for both you and your children to become familiar with expectations and be ready to start the year successfully. In the extreme circumstance that you will not be at school for the first day of classes, you will need to discuss this absence with Mrs. Taylor.  Students who have not attended school by September 2nd , and have not discussed the absence with Mrs. Taylor, will be removed from our school roster and your child's spot will be given to someone on the waitlist so please do everything possible to ensure you plan for the first day of classes – Sept 1. We appreciate your help with this process and look forward to another successful year at Le Roi Daniels.

 

May is a very busy month with many, many field trips in all grades happening.  Please be sure to watch your calendar, regularly check your child's blog, and watch for permission forms that are coming home!  If you are interested in volunteering for any of these events, please make sure you have completed your CBE Police Clearance ASAP, you can call the office to confirm if you do or do not already have clearance.

 

As always, we as an administrative team, strive to be responsive to the needs and concerns of all students and parents and encourage you to contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely,

Andrea Taylor

Principal


Mar 31
April Newsletter

​Welcome to April and to SPRING! We trust that everyone had a great break and enjoyed some time with family and friends over the holidays.

 

April is a very busy month and we have all hands on deck as we are getting ready for our Spring Production of Willy Wonka!   This special performance will take place on Thursday April 21 @ 6:30pm at First Alliance Church.   Ticket order forms have already been sent home and are due by April 8th with your payment.  Tickets will be sent home with students the week of April 19 with the assigned seats listed on them and you must bring your tickets with you.  There will many more emails, reminders and details sent home about this awesome event so please be sure to continue to watch the website and your emails over the next few weeks.

 

We, at the school, are also working on our planning for next year (2022/23).  Please help us by letting us know if you are planning on moving schools or changing programs so we can plan accordingly for our staffing and class configurations.  We appreciate your help with this process and look forward to another successful year at Le Roi Daniels.

 

 

As always, we as an administrative team, strive to be responsive to the needs and concerns of all students and parents and encourage you to contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely,

Andrea Taylor

Principal


Feb 28
March Newsletter

​Here it is, March already!  Let’s hope that Spring is right around the corner and the warm weather continues.

 

Teachers were able to participate in the annual Teacher’s Convention mid-month and I am sure they will be incorporating many new ideas into their classrooms after being inspired at the virtual convention.

 

It is hard to believe that we are already beginning the planning processes for next year already and we need your help.  If you are not planning on returning to Le Roi Daniels for next school year (2022/23) for any reason, please let the school know by March 31 so we can plan accordingly for our school as well as the new school you will be attending. Thank you for your help!

 

We would also like to make you aware of the start date for school next year…..it is BEFORE the long weekend.  We will be having our annual Ice Cream Social on Wednesday August 31st and the time TBD.  This is an opportunity for you and your children to come to the school, meet your teacher, find your classroom and see some of your friends before school starts.  School starts for all students on Thursday September 1 at 8am.  Please be sure to plan your summer holidays accordingly to ensure students are at school for September 1, 2022.  Please note that due to changes in registration processes, students must be present at school before September 2, 2022 to ensure they maintain their spot at Le Roi Daniels School.   Students who have not attended class by September 2, may have their spot filled by another student on the waitlist.  PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND BE SURE HOLIDAYS END PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2022.

 

 

As we look forward to spring coming and the weather continues to be beautiful and warm, I would like to remind you to take extra caution when driving and walking around the school.  Students are excited to be playing and running in the sun and may not always be aware of their surroundings, especially before and after school.  As drivers, it is important that we demonstrate extra safety precautions in the area, including driving the loop around the school instead of doing U-Turns.  We are asking you to please not do U-turns on any of the streets adjacent to the school for safety reasons, please follow the loop around the building to keep traffic flowing and everyone aware of what you are doing.  Safety of your children is our priority!

 

 

Finally, we will be having Parent-Teacher Conferences on March 10th 11th.  As there are no report cards going home at this time, this is a chance for you to hear about the amazing learning that your child has done, along with the improvements they have shown and goals that they are working on for the rest of the school year.   Parents will have the opportunity schedule their conference between March 5-10 through the PowerSchool Accounts.  Please be sure to book this conference and make note that this is a VIRTUAL meeting and you will receive and an email with the meeting link.

 

As always, we as an administrative team, strive to be responsive to the needs and concerns of all students and parents and encourage you to contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely,

Andrea Taylor

Principal

Jan 31
February Newsletter

It is hard to believe that we have already completed the first month of 2022!! With all the melting and refreezing at night, we do have many icy spots, both on the sidewalks and the playground. Please be mindful of icy conditions when walking or playing outdoors. Let's continue to hope for an early spring!

 

Report Cards will be available online in your PowerSchool Account on February 1st – 4th.  Please be sure to read and PRINT your child's report card as they are only available for that short time online and the school is not providing paper copies of the report card this year. 

 

We continue to have many families interested both in our program and specifically our school. It definitely speaks to the great things happening at Le Roi Daniels.  If you are interested in attending our school or have a kindergarten sibling who will be starting in September, please be sure to have your Expression of Interest Form emailed into the school office before noon on February 15, 2022 as we will be conducting our lottery draw on February 16, 2022.  Please visit the school website to find and complete all forms and registration.  There is a video that must be watched for all new families. If your child is currently attending Le Roi Daniels, you do NOT need to register, your child will continue to the next grade here at the school.

 

Additionally we are already planning for next year, if you know that your child will not be attending Le Roi Daniels next year, please email the school office or come into the school to let us know where you will be going so we can ensure that all files go to the correct location.  If your child is going to Fairview, you do not need to let us know as that transfer process is automatically done for current TLC students.

 

Finally, as February is a short month and full of time for students to be with their families, I hope you take the time to connect as a family, share some special memories and learn from each other.  Have a great Family Day long weekend!!

 

Mrs. Andrea Taylor

Principal​

Jan 04
January 2022 Newsletter

​HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  I hope that everyone has had an amazing break and you were able to enjoy the winter weather with skating, tobogganing and outside fun. Reminder if you travelled outside of Canada (including to the USA), your child must isolate for 14 days from the date you arrived back in Canada and cannot attend school.  If you did not let the school know prior to your vacation, please be sure to email both your child's teacher and the school office to let them know what day you returned to Canada.

 

We want to remind you that students will return to school starting on **Monday, January 10th as per most recent provincial order.

 

I want to remind you to PLEASE send your children with ALL the appropriate clothes needed for a winter's day as we will be going outside to enjoy the beautiful winter wonderland.

 

Our annual TLC Information will be hosted virtually online and can be watched anytime after January 6th.  This presentation is for families who are interested in attending our school for the 2022/23 school year and want to learn more about our amazing program.  If you have friends or family interested, please be sure to let them know about this link. Expressions of Interest Forms will be accepted via email (details in the presentation) starting on January 17th until noon on Feb 15, 2022.  This is also a reminder for current families who have children who will be starting Kindergarten next year.  Please be sure to complete your Expression of Interest forms and submit them to the school before noon on Feb 15, 2022. 

 

We are very excited to begin our Willy Wonka rehearsals and will continue to keep you posted on the venue, show times and practices for students as we aim to have our School- wide performance in April 2022.

 

We are also looking forward to some amazing fieldtrips in the coming months.  If you have not yet completed your Volunteer Clearance, please connect with the office to ensure that this process is complete in the event that you are able to come and volunteer for some of these experiences.  Please note that all volunteers will also be required to provide proof of their covid vaccination for all field trips. 

 

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement as we strive to be the best school for your children.


Nov 30
It is already December!

I cannot believe it is already December!! Where did the last few months go?  I would like to first of all thank each of you for your continued support and encouragement here at the school especially in these times of constant change and new protocols.  The kind words, emails and notes are greatly appreciated and we are happy to work alongside you and your children to make this a successful school year for all, even in times of difficulty.

 

We all enjoyed getting to meet with you in a virtual Teams meeting to discuss the amazing work your children are doing, learn more about them and share goals and targets with you for their continued success at Le Roi Daniels.  These conversations will be represented in your child's report card that you will have access to through Power School at the end of January.

 

As we head into the Christmas season and school break is just around the corner, I would like to remind you to please take this time to spend together as a family, create new and exciting traditions and look for the glimmers of hope and happiness around us during this season.  Finally, I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Safe New Year and Wonderful season with your family and friends.  We hope that the school break provides some rest and relaxation for all.  Remember that school starts again on Tuesday January 4thNO SCHOOL on MONDAY JANUARY 3rd ! ​


Oct 29
We hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!

We hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!

As we continue to head into Fall and weather is becoming colder, we want to remind you to please ensure your children have the appropriate clothing for the outdoors.  We encourage our students to enjoy the great outdoors, explore the beautiful colours, and get some great exercise during lunch recess.

We would like to thank those parents who are dropping off and picking up their children at the school safely!  Thank you for following the rules of the road, using the cross walk and setting a great example for both your own children and those around you.  It is important that we make safety the priority over convenience, even as the weather begins to get worse.

As always, we as an administrative team, strive to be responsive to the needs and concerns of all students and parents and encourage you to contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Andrea Taylor
Principal



Oct 12
Hard to Believe the First Month of School is Already Done

It is hard to believe the first month of school is already done!!

It has been a very busy month with lots of exciting events already happening. We were able to have our first firedrill which was done very successfully as well as our first lockdown practice which was also done with excellence and supervised by CPS. We would also like to thank the Honorable Minister Tyler Shandro and the Calgary-Acadia MLA office for their generosity by providing healthy snacks for all students and teachers following the Terry Fox Run where we raised $1300.00 What a great first month!

We were also able to have our first field trips, both in-school and offsite for the first time in 18 months. Thank you so much to the many volunteers who came to support our teachers and students in these amazing opportunities.

October continues to be an exciting month with many more events happening to keep us busy. We will be having our first PE fieldtrip experience – Adventure Running. This will be a great outdoor learning opportunity for all students. There will be specific details coming closer to Halloween to explain this very exciting celebration. This event will include ALL Kindergarten students.

As we continue to head into the Fall and weather is becoming colder, we want to remind you to please ensure your children have the appropriate clothing for the outdoors. We encourage our students to enjoy the great outdoors, explore the beautiful colours, and get some great exercise during PE and lunch recess.

As this is the month of Thanksgiving, I would like personally thank each one of you for choosing Le Roi Daniels as your school. I appreciate the commitment you have to us and to your child’s education and supporting us this unique school start up. I look forward to getting to know you, working with you and building a strong school community. I wish you an amazing Thanksgiving weekend! I hope you can spend time with family and friends, remembering and appreciating all we have to be thankful for in our family, our school, our community, our country and our world.

As always, we as an administrative team, strive to be responsive to the needs and concerns of all students and parents and encourage you to contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Andrea Taylor
Principal

Oct 04
Oct 1 Updates

Dear Parents,

We hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday reflecting and remembering those who both lost their lives and those who survived Residential Schools. 

There are a few updates for your reference, please be sure to read below so you are aware of things coming up at Le Roi Daniels.

1) We are so proud and honored to share that we have raised $1300 for the Terry Fox Foundation.  Thank you so much for your generosity and being part of finding a cure for cancer.

2) We are also excited to share that we have 2 days left for our Love of Reading Fundraiser.  To donate, please visit https://indigoloveofreadingfoundation.givecloud.co/fundraisers/le-roi-daniels-calgary-alberta

3) As a friendly reminder, we are asking that students DO NOT bring toys, stuffy, trading cards, crafting supplies or other valuable items to school.  These items need to remain at home to ensure they are safe and to allow the students to focus on the learning tasks of the day at school.  Thank you

4) We did have our first lock down practice this week. The safety of all staff, parents and students here at Le Roi Daniels is of great importance. To that end, we have been working to establish appropiate measures for various situations that may occur and affect our learning community. 

This letter is to inform you that we had our first practice lockdown on Tuesday September 28th.  All students and staff followed expectations and procedures during this practice lock down which was led by Cst. Johnson. These practices, like a fire drill , help us to be prepared in the event of a real emergency and teach the stuents what they need to do in that case. Please take the opportunity to discuss with your child his/her experience with teh lock down and what ehey would do in an emergency.  Plese contact the school if you have any concerns.  The students did an amazing job!  

5) October newsletter and calendar will be coming on Monday.

5) Bus Reminders and expectations:   We are asking for your help as we have had multiple phone calls from home owners near the various bus stops with concerns about both safety and respectful behaviour from some of our families.   Please remember that when you are dropping off/ picking up your child at their bus stops, we need to be respectful of the homes in the area and NOT use or block their driveways.  We want to make sure we are always representing TLC and Le Roi Daniels well and that starts by following respectful rules of the road.  Thank you for your help with this.

6) BUS J – we have had a student who has mis-placed their hearing aids.  They were last seen on the bus, can you please double check your child's backpacks to see if they accidently fell into someone else's bag.  Thank you for your help

7) Letter from AHS :  School letter.docx 

Thank you and have a great weekend!

Andrea Taylor - Principal @ Le Roi Daniels​

Oct 01
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Dear Parents,

Today at Le Roi Daniels we were wearing orange in honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. On this day we are asked to remember the Canadian Residential School system.

We remember the many Indigenous children who were taken from their home, their family, the land, and their language. We also remember tomorrow is a day of healing and a day to know that every child matters. 

Please plan 30 minutes tomorrow to watch the Grade 3 assembly to recognize Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The teachers and students in Grade 3 share their knowledge and new understanding of residential schools, land acknowledgment and connections to First Nations learning. Please take the time as families to  honour all Indigenous children who never made it home, their families, the survivors and for all Indigenous people. 

https://youtu.be/-4DYrezdvC0

Thank you so much 

Andrea Taylor - Principal@ Le Roi Daniels​

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