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Dec 2020-January 2021 Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Learning is energizing. The adults are learning as a collective endeavor during the scheduled early dismissal and professional days, in order to better serve students with their learning.

Friday Early Dismissals and Professional Days

Every Friday early dismissal afternoon begins with a staff meeting for all teachers and support staff. This is an excellent opportunity for the whole staff to all meet together in creating hopes and dreams for Taradale School and in developing goals for the school year. The rest of the afternoons are dedicated to professional learning, system work and professional learning communities.

December 4

Professional Learning Day – Reporting and Assessing

December 11

Professional Team Planning – On-Line Learning

December 18

Professional Learning – Relationship Building

January 8

Professional Learning Communities

January 15

Professional Learning Comminities

January 22

Professional Learning Communities

January 29

System Professional Learning Day-School Development Goal Literacy

The support for Friday Early Dismissals continues to be appreciated! The time to meet, work and dream together with the whole staff is invaluable. Teachers also meet in Professional Learning Communities, on Friday afternoons, to create student learning goals and to focus on inquiry related to the School Development Goal. We continue to thank our Taradale community for adjusting your schedules to accommodate Friday early dismissals.

Virtual Parent / Teacher Conferences

Thank you to everyone for participating in our FIRST VIRTUAL PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES.

It was a pleasure to meet with your families, in your homes, while celebrating your children’s learning.

We are grateful for everyone’s willingness as we learn new ways of facilitating our processes, during this unsettled time.

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Thank you to our parents who created their “My CBE/PowerSchool” account. This new booking process gives parents the opportunity to book their appointments when convenient for them. If you are not registered and require assistance, do not hesitate to phone the office. It will be our pleasure to help you get started.

Winter Celebration

Our Winter Celebration will look different this year, as we create new plans, during this unsettled time.

We will create a week of spirit and JOY with our students during the last week, as they participate in:

- Two assemblies (Tuesday and Thursday), celebrating learning and singing songs; - Red and Green/Festive Sweater Day – Tuesday;
- Cozy/Comfy Day – Thursday
- Classroom Door Decorating

.....and it is my greatest pleasure, on behalf of all
our staff at Taradale,

and from the bottom of our hearts,
to send PEACE and JOY to all our Taradale Families.

Most sincerely,
J. McLaren, Principal

We wish you a safe and healthy Winter Break.

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Kindergarten Registration

Our Kindergarten registration begins on Monday January 11, 2021, for children born between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. The following documents are required to process your registration:

  • Canadian Birth Certificate or Canadian Passport (originals only)

  • Proof of Government issued address (I.E. GST rebate, Income Tax return, Property

    Tax, etc.) Please note that we do not accept lease agreements.

    Please note: if your child was born outside of Canada, an intake meeting must be booked at our Welcome Centre. An information sheet will be distributed to those families.

    Registration details to follow.

    Only parents or legal guardians can register a student. Registration forms are numbered and will not leave the premises.

    If you have family members or neighbors who may qualify for kindergarten registration, please have them call Mrs. Nelson at 777-6270, ext. 0.

    School Council

    Our School Council Meeting are held virtually. Topics covered in November were:

    • Enrolment, Staffing, Budget

    • Conferences

    • Report Cards/PowerSchool

    • University of Calgary – Student Teachers

    • Three Year Education Plan

    • School Development Plan

    • Student Code of Conduct

    • Annual Report for Parents

    • Remembrance Day Ceremony

    • Calendar

    • Professional Learning

    • Nominations

    • Elections

      We would like to welcome all of our parents to our next school council meeting onTuesday, January 26, at 6:15 pm - virtually

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Learning Commons News

The Learning Commons looks slightly different this year for our staff and students. CBE has posted specific protocols for the Learning Commons and resources in the 2020/2021 re-entry guidelines. Based on these guidelines the Learning Commons is not available for students to come in and browse for books. We have created a plan and schedule which follows the guidelines, but still gets the books into our students hands. Essentially instead of the students coming in to find books, the books are now being sent to the classrooms. Each

class receives a bin of library books for the students to choose from. These books remain at school and are not shared amongst the students. At the end of each week the books are collected and quarantined for three days before being redistributed.

Lunch Room Reminders

Now that the weather is getting colder and the snow is upon us, please ensure your child is dressed to go outside during the lunch period. All students benefit from having a hat, mitts, scarf, snow pants, boots and a warm jacket.

Within the health curriculum the students learn about healthy eating. Having a lunch filled with fruits, vegetables, sandwiches and other healthy foods will ensure your child is able to focus on his/her studies for the afternoon classes. Please assist us with educating the students with regards to healthy eating by providing a well-balanced lunch. Please limit candy and other sugar filled snacks.

Wishing you Peace and Joy

Online Learning Classes – January 4 to January 8, 2021 


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