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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

November 19th, 2023 
Sam Shaw – Parent Message  
Good evening and happy Sunday to our Sam Shaw families.  We hope this finds you well on this nice winter weekend here in November.  Hopefully everyone is able to enjoy these mild winter days. 
We would like to thank the parents that were able to come out and participate in our Parent Council meeting this past week.  As always, we come away with some new perspectives and action items. We thank parents for attending and for sharing their thoughts as it helps us try to do our best.  Our takeaway this past council centered around two areas. The first area that we will try to improve upon is messaging from the school about events and activities.  This includes better communication around Healthy Hunger and special events that we are planning.  We will be sending out reminder emails on both moving forward. We know these aspects of school are important and want our students to be able to participate in them.  The second aspect was around volunteers.  We are continuing to look for ways to have parents and community members contribute in ways that support learning.  We will be reaching out to the communications team within the CBE as we have some ideas.   
Yesterday parents should have received an email to assist in the registering for Parent / Student / Teacher conferences that are happening this coming Thursday. As mentioned previously we want parents to know that these are not the only times to connect in regard to how your student is doing. We would also like to remind parents that they can be accessing student progress through Powerschool.  Teachers keep these updated frequently and this is a great way for parents to know through time how their student is progressing.  We would also encourage parents to be emailing teachers as well.   
This past week we have put out a call to our families for lights. The Leadership students will be creating a winter festival of lights for the students in our gathering space. We thank those that have already donated. Our Leadership students will also be selling Hot Chocolate at lunch this week to raise funds for their “Adopt A Senior” connection they have made. It is exciting to see how our students are contributing to the community in such great ways. 
Mrs. Jorgensen has asked us to send along this message: 
 February 14 – Yearbook Purchase Deadline 
Yearbooks are a great way to commemorate and memorialize the school year, they can be purchased for $30.00 via Powerschool. Instructions are as follows: 
Step 1: Sign In  Step 2: Select Student Fees & Services Registration  Step 3: View your child’s individual account  Step 4: Select ‘School Based Optional Fees’ to locate Yearbook fee  
Step 5: Click Yearbook form to add into shopping cart  Step 6: Click the shopping cart to proceed to payment 
Have a fabulous week to our Shaw families 😊  
Terry / Shannon 
Parent Council Meeting Dates 
Jan 18 - Online 
Feb 15 - no meeting due to Teacher's convention 
Mar 21 - TBD 
Apr 18 - TBD 
May 16 - TBD 
June 20 - TBD 
On the Horizon  
November 23rd – Parent / Teacher / Student Conferences – evening 4:30 – 8:00pm 
Sessions to be booked on-line 
November 24th – Parent / Teacher / Student Conferences – Day 8:00 – 1:00pm 
Sessions to be booked on-line 
December 8th – Non-Instructional Day 
December 22nd - Last Day of Class prior to Winter Break  
December 23rd – January 7th – Winter Break 
January 8th – Classes Resume 
January 15th – Non-Instructional Day 
January 25th – Last Day of classes for semester #1 complimentary  
January 29th – 1st Day of classes for semester #2 complimentary 
January 30th – Report Cards live for parents viewing online 
February 15th – Teacher’s Convention 
February 16th – Teacher’s Convention 
February 19th – Family Day 
March 15th – Learning Packages sent home 
March 21st – Last Day of Classes before Spring Break 
March 21st – Meet the Teacher – Evening 4:30 – 8:00pm 
To be booked online 
March 22nd – Meet the Teacher – Day 8:00 – 1:00pm 
To be booked online 
March 23rd – April 1st – Spring Break 
April 2nd – Classes Resume 
April 19th – System Professional Learning Day 
May 13th – PAT Grade 9 
May 15th – PAT Grade 6 
May 17th – Non-Instructional Day 
May 20th – Victoria Day – No School 
June 12th – Grade 6/9 PAT 
June 13th – Grade 6/9 PAT 
June 14th – Grade 6 PAT 
June 18th – Grade 9 PAT 
June 19th – Grade 6/9 PAT 
June 20th – Grade 6/9 PAT 
June 26th – Final Report Cards – Visible online 
June 27th – Last day of school for students 
June 28th – Non-Instructional Day  
Heathy Hunger Dates: 
Dec 21 
Jan 25 
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Mar 21 
Apr 18 
May 16 
June 20 

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Samuel W. Shaw School

115 Shannon Dr SW Calgary, AB, T2Y 0K6
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Terry Baustad
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Shannon Wolframe
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Ann Ard
Nancy Close

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