Apr 09
Weekly Principal’s Message – Friday, April 9th

Thank You

A sincere thank you to the staff, students, parents and The Hamptons school community for their warm welcome this week. I feel like I am a part of the community already!

 

Friday Message

As a way to inform you about school happenings, upcoming events and important pieces of information, I will be sending a weekly Principals Message via school messenger. This will also be posted to the school website.

 

School Council & Fundraising Society Meeting

All parents are welcome to join our virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 14th at 6:30pm via Microsoft Teams. A meeting link will be sent out on Wednesday morning. This will be a great opportunity to meet me virtually and unmasked J

 

School Budget and Fees Survey

Next week all parents will be sent a School Budget and Fees Survey. This survey is meant to gather your thoughts and feedback about the way in which the School Budget and School fees are spent.

 

Alberta Education Assurance Survey

Grade 4s only: Please find attached more information about the Alberta Education Assurance Survey (formerly called the Accountability Pillar Survey) that our grade four students will complete in their classrooms this month. Please see the attached letter from the Minister of Education. Parents are invited to complete the survey as well, and you will have received relevant information by mail from Alberta Education. The survey will close on April 23, 2021.

Should have any questions, please feel welcome to contact me at any time.

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Ms. Bradbury, dvbradbury@cbe.ab.ca


Jan 04
January-February

January is here and we begin the year with a week of on-line learning. We hope to have the students back for in-school learning next week. In-school classes have been going well. Students wear their masks most of the time except for lunch and outside times. Sanitizer is used regularly. Students stay in their cohort (homeroom) for all activities inside and outside. Students appear happy and eager to be at school.
Registration for kindergarten begins January 11. Please let friends and neighbours know about our wonderful school. We are happy to have them join our Hamptons school family.
There will be a virtual School Council meeting on January 27. The link will be sent out the day of the meeting and all parents are welcome to attend.
In February, the teachers will be attending Teachers’ Convention on-line on February 11 and 12. There are many educational and thought provoking sessions to attend and teachers are
re-energized from the experiences.
Enjoy the February break and we look forward to more great learning experiences when we return.​


Nov 19
November-December
In November, we had a wonderful Remembrance Day Assembly. Each class contributed a video, poem or artwork and everything was shared to each class in their own homerooms.
We will hold our second School Council meeting on November 25. We will discuss the School Results Report, the School Development Plan, the school budget and the Report to Parents on Fees. These documents will be found on our school website. At each meeting, a grade group of teachers presents on what is happening in their classrooms. The grade 1 teacher, Mrs. Oseen, will present this time. The next meeting is January 27. Please join us on-line and learn more about your school.
In December, we are promoting kindness and caring. We will have a craft afternoon to decorate the school. We will play carols in the classes. We will support The Calgary Foodbank as our Christmas charity. We hope students learn that they can make a difference in peoples’ lives. . By showing children how they can be of service to others, we are supporting children who care and contribute to society. Thank you parents for working alongside of us to instill these qualities in your children.
December will have Parent-Teacher conferences on December 10 and 11. These interviews are very important as it provides time for parents, teachers and students to discuss the learning experiences that have happened over the past 3 months. Interviews will be done virtually. Report cards will not be sent home until February.
I would like to thank the parents who are following the traffic rules in the parking lot and on the street at the front of the school. We have had to remind parents to drive carefully and watch for children at all times. We all worry about keeping children safe so it is up to all of us to obey the rules.
Registration for next year begins in January. Please let friends and neighbours know about our wonderful school. We are happy to have them join our Hamptons school family.
During the winter break, enjoy your family time and we look forward to new learning and experiences after the winter break.​


Sep 23
September/October 2020

Welcome back to our new school year. We are so happy to have so many students back at the school and we wish all of our HUB students well too. The students are so eager and they are following all of the new protocols set in place and the whole school has adjusted well to our new ‘normal’ way of doing things. In fact, it feels normal now.
We have had PASS soccer here for 6 days in September. The students enjoyed having the chance to improve their soccer skills and learn more about the game. The students can play soccer during recess and lunch within their cohort (classroom) group. This will be the only specialist that we will have during the next few months as the sport was able to be held outside the whole time.
We were able to do our Terry Fox Run during our individual gym classes.
You will be receiving a phone call for the Parent-Teacher conferences on September 24 and 25. The teachers will be sharing what they have learned about your child and you will be able to help them understand your child.
Also, please consider attending the School Council Meeting on September 30. This is the first meeting for this year and there will be lots to share and discuss. We have a newly elected School Council whose members are eager to get the year going. We welcome all parents to the on-line meeting and a link will be provided.
We will keep you updated as the year evolves
Please contact us at any time.​


Jun 11
June 2020

It is June and we are rapidly approaching the end of the school year.  We have had such a different kind of year.  The last few months of online learning have been an adjustment for us all.  Students still interacted with their teachers and were involved in many interesting assignments. We must, also, remember the many months that students were at school and all the special activities like sports specialists, theater groups, teacher’s pet programs, field trips, etc. that made the school year memorable.

 

Our school has 178 students registered for next year.  We have managed to keep all of our permanent staff although we will wait until the fall to hire the music teacher once we know our actual numbers in September. Mrs. Komori is a temporary teacher and her term ends June 30.  She has been a wonderful addition to our staff this year.

 

We will continue with our SKILL class which has been renamed EES (Enhanced Educational Supports).  An EES class has 9 children with one teacher and two education assistant.  Students receive personalized and functional curriculum related to the development of functional academic, social-communication, independence, daily living, safety and leisure skills. These students will participate in the school community as opportunities arise.

 

We have organized the school for next year as follows:

 

Kindergarten               Mrs. De Nance                                                            Room 11

2 Grade 1 classes         Mrs. Oseen, Mrs. Hughes                                           Rooms 4, 5

2 Grade 2 classes         Ms. Barry (Ms. Ringheim until March 1),

 Mrs. Werle                                                                 Rooms 2, 6

3 Grade ¾ classes        Mrs. Speer                                                                  Room 1

                                    Mrs. Stetz, Mr. Claussen                                             Rooms 7, 8

EES Class                   Mrs. Armstrong                                                          Room 3

 

 

We have excellent staff that will do their very best to ensure all students learn.

 

Thank you to all parents for sending us such wonderful students.  We enjoy the privilege of teaching your children.

 

Enjoy the summer break and we look forward to an exciting new school year in September. By August, we will know more about what the school year will look like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apr 17
April 17, 2020

​Hello to All of Our Hamptons Families

We have all been through a whirlwind of change in the last few weeks. We are adjusting to on-line learning and students tell us they are enjoying working with their teachers. We continue to develop interesting and engaging activities. I know it does mean that you are providing the support and encouragement to help your children learn. WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT SO MUCH! THANK YOU!

I am at the school each day along with Mrs. Hayashi and Chico, our caretaker. If you would still like to come to the school to pick up your children’s supplies, please make an appointment through the office. Thank you to all of the parents that have picked up supplies. I know your children will enjoy using their school materials.

Please stay in touch if you need anything. You can do that through the classroom teacher or the office. We will get through this together.​

Apr 02
April

Hello Spring!  The weather is not cooperating but the extra daylight raises the spirits.  We certainly need a little spirit raising at this time.  We miss all of our students and families and we are so glad that we are connecting with you again.   We will work together to understand our new way of delivering curriculum.  The teachers have been diligently working to prepare lessons for on-line learning.  We want the learning to be engaging for the students and easy for parents to support the learning.  Please contact your teachers if you have any questions at all.  We are here for you.​

Jan 30
February/March

​The Hamptons school has had a very busy January. We had our week of volleyball, with an excellent instructor, which was very energizing and fun. The Kindergarten students had a visit from Ophelia, the owl, and then completed owl drawings. In February, we will have a group called Courage Dance Unit. We are excited to see what kind of experience this will be. We, also, have a week of Yoga that teaches students stretching moves and calming strategies. Pink shirt day is February 26 and we will discuss bullying and how we can help each other to stop bullying.

Four clubs are providing extra activities for students. Grade 4 Chess club had many members. Grade 3 has Scratch club, Grade 2 has Mad Science club and Grade 1 students are participating in Maker club.

We will have student teachers in the school from February to April. We are welcoming back student teachers in Kindergarten, Grade 2 and Grade 3, as well as, welcoming a new student teacher in Grade 1.

We are also super excited about our Concert to be held on May 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Foothills Alliance Church. The play is called “The Emperor’s New Clothes”. The Grade 4 students are the actors and the rest of the school joins in the songs. There are many practices to make this such a wonderful experience.

We had a School Council meeting on January 29. We would love to see more parents at our meetings. Each meeting, a grade group of teachers presents on what is happening in their classrooms. Please come out and learn more about your school. Our next meeting will be April 8.

I would like to thank the parents who are following the traffic rules in the parking lot and on the street at the front of the school. There has been an increase in bad driving behaviors and we all worry about the safety of the children. Please obey the rules and keep our children safe.

Registration for next year continues. Please let friends and neighbours know about our wonderful school. We are happy to have them join our Hamptons school family.

Enjoy the February break and we look forward to seeing everyone at Parent-Teacher interviews in March.​

Dec 03
December/January

​December is here and it is a busy month for The Hamptons School! We have report cards going home December 9 and interviews on December 12 and 13. These interviews are very important as it provides time for parents, teachers and students to discuss the learning experiences that have happened over the past 3 months. We also have the Book Fair during interview time. Parents and children alike enjoy buying the latest books.

We had our second School Council meeting on November 27. We discussed the School Results Report, the School Development Plan and the CBE budget. These documents can be found on our school website. At each meeting, a grade group of teachers presents on what is happening in their classrooms. The grade 1 teachers presented this time. The next meeting is January 29. Please come out and learn more about your school.

December always has many activities. We have netball for everyone the first week of December. We will have carolling sessions the last week of school where we all enjoy singing our favorite carols. We will also have Dan the One Man Band perform for the students on the last day before Christmas break. We will have pizza on that day too. We will support The Mustard Seed as our Christmas charity. This helps our students become caring and contributing members of our society. Thank you parents for working alongside of us to instill these qualities in your children. By showing children how they can be of service to others, we are supporting children who care and contribute to society.

I would like to thank the parents who are following the traffic rules in the parking lot and on the street at the front of the school. We all worry about keeping children safe so it is up to all of us to obey the rules.

In January, we will have volleyball instructors here to work with all of the students. These specialists offer such great instruction to the students. We do bring in many specialists throughout the year so that the students can participate in many different sports.

We will have our student teachers in the school from February to April. This is a continuation of the fall placements. These teachers learn so much from us and we appreciate the energy and ideas they bring to their practicum.

Registration for next year begins in January. Please let friends and neighbours know about our wonderful school. We are happy to have them join our Hamptons school family.

During the winter break, enjoy your family time and we look forward to new learning and experiences after the winter break.​

Oct 01
October/November

​We have had a great start to this school year here at The Hamptons School. Students are eager to learn and teachers are enjoying working with their new classes. Teachers will keep you informed about your child’s learning on a regular basis.

Our school council met on September 25 and we discussed the School Development Plan, the school budget and the School Results Report. More information on these reports will be sent home soon. Ms. Armstrong, our new teacher, talked about our new SKILL class that we welcomed to the school in September. These meetings are always informative and you get a chance to be involved in your child’s education. The School Council has raised some money from the ADmazing coupon books that will benefit the school. The next School Council Meeting will be November 27.

Please check The Hamptons School website in the coming weeks to find information such as the School Development Plan, School Results Report, Digital Citizenship plan and minutes from the School Council meetings. Also, please look under “Teaching and Learning-Library-Resource Lists” for educational websites for you to access. Your child will enjoy enriching their learning through on-line activities which tie-in with the Provincial curriculum. We have purchased, with casino dollars, the on-line math programs Mathletics for grades 2 to 4 and a reading program called Raz Kids for grades 1 and 2. The teachers use these programs at school and your child can access these programs from home.

To enhance learning, there are special activities in the school or out in the community.

In October, the Grade 2 students will be going to Heritage Park. Whole school events through October and November include Indigenous hoop making and dancing, Zumba and Kananaskis in the Classroom.. These events are taught by specialists and are paid for by Casino funds. Alberta Opera will be here on November 12. The Remembrance Day Assembly will be held on November 8. Parents are welcome to attend.

We had our first fire drill in September. We hold 6 fire drills during the year and 2 lockdown drills. These help prepare everyone in the school for these scenarios. We also have an evacuation site at Tom Baines School if the school had to close during the day for reasons such fire, loss of heat, etc. It is part of our policy to keep everyone safe at school.​

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