June 30, 2020 Message to the Community
At the end of each year, it is important to reflect on our work in
order to appreciate how far we have come.
This practice also helps us guide our thinking into next school
year. We want to acknowledge that this year,
due to Covid-19, has been very challenging to say the least. We also want to acknowledge that before and
during Covid-19, our school consistently worked towards the achievement of our
School Development Plan (SDP) goals. In
2019-20, our School Development Plan goals focused on Literacy, Math and Well-being. Specifically, we worked towards the following
Students will improve their achievement in
reading comprehension skills;
Students will improve their achievement in
mathematical computation and strategies in the area of subtraction, division
and shape and space;
Students will improve their ability to
effectively use self-regulation skills and increase their resiliency in
This year we worked on:
high impact reading comprehension strategies
(annotate text, make connections, ask questions, translate in their own words,
make a prediction, and other strategies)
literacy activities targeting inference skills
in reading comprehension;
high impact mathematical computation strategies
(meaningful mathematical discussions, productive struggle and challenge, active
participation in reasoning and sense-making, intentional learning progressions
and connections, procedural fluency developed from conceptual understanding)
focus on mental math
weekly self-regulation for resilience skills
We are proud of the work that our students, teachers, support and
custodian staff, have done in the face of adversity.
community and School Council:
While our staff and students worked hard towards the
accomplishment of these goals, we want to acknowledge and thank our parent
community who has been supporting our work and our students all year. We want to recognize the work of our School
Council and our Fundraising Parent Society.
We are very thankful for the support of our School Council, as they make
a significant impact on student life and opportunities for further learning at
school. Our School Council is very
welcoming and invites all parents wanting to make a difference in their child’s
school life to join our School Council meetings. More information is available on our website
As we moved into a traditional calendar, we want you to feel
connected to your school throughout the summer and wanted to share some
resources with you.
Here is a list of resources and links to support your wellbeing
and your ongoing learning this summer:
order to support your child's ongoing learning during the summer months, you
the Distress Centre: 403-266-HELP (4357)
ConnecTeen: Call (24/7): 403-264-8336, Text (daily): 587-333-2724
Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
Programs, Community Services, Fair Entry Fee Assistance:
The Calgary Food Bank - Families needing urgent food support are to access help via
Alberta 211. Food hampers can be requested from the Calgary Food Bank by calling 403-253-2055
May, we would like to recognize Volunteer of the Month Sandra Mabel Velandia
Lopez. A long-time volunteer who was one of the first to help us with our
Virtual Volunteer Programing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2015
Sandra has been an outstanding volunteer, helping out at Immigrant Services
Calgary in a variety of different roles.
As well, attached to this
message is an attachment from the Mustard Seed announcing the re-opening of
their Neighbour Centre employment and advocacy services, and an attachment from
Community iCooking: online family cooking classes in Marlborough.
Cards & Awards:
Report cards were made available online on June 26, 2020 on
PowerSchool. Parent and students can log
in to PowerSchool and view the report card.
Last week, the PowerSchool system was overwhelmed and some families had
trouble viewing their report cards. If you are having any difficulties
accessing the report card, you can also view final marks and comments on
PowerSchool by going to the Stems and Outcomes tab.
Academic, Athletic and Citizenship Awards information has been
posted on our website. Congratulations
to all our awards recipients.
We are working on a re-entry plan for the fall and are awaiting
more information from the province. We
will be sending more information in August 2020.
Please note that we are still accepting registrations for the
2020-21 school year.
We wish everyone a restful summer and we are very excited to see
you all in the fall.
Bob Edwards School