Jan 09
January 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians of Peter Lougheed School!

Happy New Year!  I hope that you and your family had opportunity over the break to rest, relax and enjoy some connected family time together!

Yesterday, January 8th, I was at Peter Lougheed School to share my ‘return’ news personally with each class.  I shared with students and staff that I will be returning to the school on Monday, January 14th.  I have been away from the school since October 12th.  I told students that I had something that doctors needed to fix with my heart and my medical team feels that I am strong enough to return to work as Principal at Peter Lougheed School.  I still have work to do regarding my recovery but feel optimistic and hopeful that I will continue to improve over the next months.  I have really missed the students and staff!

I would like to thank the whole school community for their caring thoughts and prayers during my time away.  Your emotional and spiritual support is appreciated beyond words.  I would also like to thank Mr. Parent and Mrs. Kaiserseder for all their care and hard work to keep our school moving forward during my time away.  Mrs. Kaiserseder’s last day will be on Friday, January 11th.  If you happen to be in the school, please feel free to say thank you to her!

Moving forward, January is an important month for our school.  January will mark the end of Term 1.  Teachers have been working hard with students to complete their studies in courses that are term based.  All courses will be receiving formal assessment and evaluation information at the end of January.  This will be coming home on January 25th in the form of a Term 1 Report Card.    Monday, January 28th, will mark the beginning of Term 2, which means that students will have their new option courses beginning on this date. 

I would also like to bring some important calendar changes to your attention.  Friday, Feb. 1st will be a non-instructional day for students and a holiday for our staff.  This day was to be a day set for conferences, but an agreement between the CBE and our staff associations created this day in lieu of Remembrance Day (November) whereby our staff did not receive a statutory holiday for this official day.  In the future, the CBE staff and students will have a statutory holiday in November aligned with Remembrance Day.

In terms of our school calendar, we have had to make some adjustments due to this change.  We will be moving our Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences to February 7th and 8th.  We will also be moving an early dismissal day.

Important Dates for Peter Lougheed Families:

  • Friday, January 25th – Term 1 Report Cards
  • Monday, January 28th – Term 2 Courses begin
  • Friday, February 1st – No Classes, School is Closed
  • Thursday, February 7th – Early Dismissal Day (9:10am – 12:10pm)
    • ​​Stude​nt-Parent-Teacher Conferences  (3:00-8:30pm)
  • Friday, February 8th – Early Dismissal Day (9:10am – 12:10pm)
    • Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences  (1:00-3:00pm)

Parents will be able to begin booking conferences on Wednesday, January 30th at 10:00am.  Our conference system will be open until Friday, February 8th. 

Gord Choate


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