To the students and families of MRS,
This week we celebrated Hair Love Day!
Students were encouraged to wear a special hairstyle, or come as they are, because the celebration was for everyone!
This day was inspired by the Oscar Winning Short Film Hair Love, and allowed us to come together to celebrate diversity and our unique styles.
Wishing our MRS families a week full of family time and an opportunity to observe and embrace the signs of spring.
Upcoming Important Dates
Mar 27-31 Spring Break (No School) April 4 Understanding Anxiety Workshop (6:30-8:00)
Click HERE to join the session
April 6 Healthy Hunger – Little Caesars April 7 Good Friday (No School) April 10 Non-Instructional Day (No School for Students) April 14 Healthy Hunger – Cobs April 20 Healthy Hunger – Subway April 20 School Council & Parent Association Meeting @ 6:30 April 25 Raising Healthy, Happy Children in an Ever-Changing World
Free parent virtual meeting with Tom Kersting @ 6:30
(Link to be shared closer to the date)
April 28 Healthy Hunger – Booster Juice Understanding Anxiety
The Calgary Board of Education is inviting all community members to join us for an inspiring evening of learning with experts in understanding anxiety. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns affecting children and families across the lifespan. Parents and schools play an essential role in helping children manage their anxiety. This session will explore what anxiety and stress are, how to recognize it, and how to support resilience.
On April 4, the CBE's Well-Being team will host a free online session where parents can join and learn from experts in health promotion, ask questions and receive follow-up materials.
You are invited to join us at the virtual session from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 pm on Tuesday April 4th.
Click HERE on Tuesday April 4th at 6:30pm to join the session
Child and Youth Well-Being Series for Families and Caregivers
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
CBE educators believe that parents and caregivers can inspire their kids to make healthy lifestyle choices and increase protective factors and in order to do so, they need the right tools and information.
Since our understanding of student health and well-being is evolving, it is important for parents to stay up-to-date on the same information so everyone is supporting student success.
This is the fourth session offered in a five-part Child and Youth Well-Being for Families and Caregivers learning series that is offered at no-cost to all Calgary Board of Education employees, families, and community members between December 2022 and May 2023.
The intention of the series is to advance student well-being by raising family and caregiver's understanding of a variety of health-related topics. Each session focuses on reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors.
The last session will focus on Understanding Social Media (May 2, 2023). Communication about this last session will be distributed separately.
You are a key partner in your child's education and student well-being is critically linked to student achievement.
Thank you for your time and consideration to join us.
Trading Cards, Electronics and Toys
We often remind students that we come to school to learn. When we keep this focus and lens on learning it reminds us that students do not need to bring items such as electronics, toys, and trading cards to school. These items are prone to being lost, broken, or taken and the school cannot be responsible for the safekeeping of these items. Therefore, we ask that students leave such items at home and use their school 'free time' to be physically active and to engage in appropriate social interactions.
Should your child require these items as a support in the learning then we would ask that you have a prior conversation with your child's teacher before sending these items to school
Scientific Interest | Playing in Puddles
This time of year brings forth ice and puddles at the same time. Students have been exploring the ice and puddles around our school with a level of excitement second to none. Check out these great Puddle Play Investigations to enjoy over spring break.
Loonies for Literacy- Support Our Journey
All funds donated through our Loonies for Literacy Campaign will help Maple Ridge School provide more literacy resources and opportunities for current and future students - even better, for every dollar our school raises, a community sponsor will donate another dollar to a school in need!!! Together we can help students across Calgary as they learn and grow in their own communities