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.​

Sep 06
September 2019

​Welcome back to a new year at The Hamptons School. We have so many activities planned for the year and we can’t wait to get started. Your children will receive an excellent education here at The Hamptons School as the teachers here are dedicated to personalizing learning for each student so that they all achieve to the best of their ability.

Of course, parents and the school work together to help the children be successful in their learning. Please attend the Parent-Teacher conference on September 19 and 20. 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 25. 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 meeting.

Also, welcome to our new staff member:

SKILL class-Amber Armstrong

Education Assistant-Anne Campbell

We also say goodbye to our music teacher, Mrs. Sagness. Her family has moved from Calgary. We will be hiring a new music teacher soon. Meanwhile, we have Mrs. Teneycke, a retired music teacher helping us.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason. I look forward to another busy and successful year​

Jun 07
June Principal Message

It is June and we are rapidly approaching the end of the school year.  We have had such wonderful learning experiences this year. Classrooms were stimulating and learning was joyful. The students will also remember all the special activities like sports specialists, theater groups, teacher’s pet programs, field trips, etc. that made the school year memorable and contributed to the success of students.  This is a very special school with such caring attitudes, academic excellence and enriched activities.  The community spirit of the school does make everyone feel they are a part of a team.

In June, we always have changes.  Our school has gone from 209 students this year to about 190 for next year mainly due to our large group of Grade 4 students moving on to Grade 5.  This means we will have one less teacher next year.  Ms. Cokar will be placed at another school.  Ms. Magill will also be leaving us as her contract ends June 30.  We will also say good bye to two education assistants, Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Malik, who have supported us since January.  All of these staff members have been such a wonderful part of our staff and we wish them well. One of our other education assistants is moving to a part-time position in the school.

Our school has been chosen to have a SKILL class move to our school. The CBE has added 18 more special classes because the need is there.  A SKILL class has 10 children with one teacher and one 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, Mrs. Werle                                                Rooms 2, 6

3 Grade ¾ classes        Mrs. Speer                                                               Room 1

                                    Mrs. Stetz, Mr. Claussen                                          Rooms 7, 8

SKILL Class               Mrs. Armstrong                                                           Room 3

Mrs. Sagness will continue as our music specialist.

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. On the first day of school on September 3, please check the doors of the school for your child’s classroom and teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 03
April/May Principal Message

Welcome Spring!   We are ready to explore many more learning opportunities in April and May. Gymnastics will be in April with the whole school participating.  In April, we have the Father Troy Band coming from Edmonton.    The Grade 3s and 4s will be doing a week residency with a group called Launchpad. They will be learning coding with the Scratch and Python programs. Also in April, the kindergarten students will be having their feast after studying medieval times. We will try to do the whole school photo at the end of April if the weather cooperates.  We take the photo earlier now as we want to put it in the yearbook so that the yearbook can be distributed in June. In May, we will be hosting the Volunteer Tea and Kindergarten orientation.  Also, tennis will be in May and the students enjoy going to the tennis courts for the lessons.

 

We have our School Council meeting April 10 at 6:30 p.m.  Please consider attending.  We will discuss any positions on School Council that may be vacant next year. We will, also, discuss the school budget for 2019-2020.   We will be discussing how the budget will influence our planning for next year.  Hopefully, we will complete allocating our resources for 2019-2020 by the end of April or May.  Also, the Grade 2 teachers, will present on grade level learning.  The meetings are interesting and you can have input on issues.  We need to keep our School Council active and this can only happen if parents participate.  A good School Council is really an important piece of our school community.

 

  We hope you will tell your neighbours and friends that The Hamptons School is a great place and encourage them to register their child at our school.  ​ 

Jan 31
February/March Principal Message

The Hamptons school has had a very busy January.  We have had Alberta Opera here performing Pinocchio.  Kindergarten has had Scientists in School exploring winter with the students and they have had a visit from Ophelia the owl. 

We have had the artist Carolyn Fisher here for a week teaching all the students how to draw portraits.  The students learned different techniques to draw their portraits.  Carolyn Fisher has illustrated 4 books and we have enjoyed her artwork.

Three clubs are providing extra activities for students.  Grade 4 Chess club had many members. Grade 3 has Scratch 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 and Grade 2.

We are also super excited about our Concert to be held March 15 at 7:00 at Foothills Alliance Church.  The play is called “Thwacked”.  It is a fractured fairytale and it will delight everyone who attends.

We had a School Council meeting on January 30. 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. This time it was Mrs. de Nance presenting on learning in Kindergarten.  Please come out and learn more about your school. Our next meeting will be April 10.

Thank you to all the parents that worked the casino in December.  Your willingness to participate in this makes it possible for the school to have funding for many added activities.

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.

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. 

 

 

 

 

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RT @UsihChristopher: Important: Parents/guardians are required to assess students daily for symptoms of COVID-19 before the start of the school day using the daily screening questionnaire (checklist), available here: https://t.co/8Ma0f3SY62 Anyone who is experiencing symptoms cannot enter a school. https://t.co/YLWf6mf1iz

Students registered for hub online will receive an email by end of day Wednesday with a teacher introduction, info about how and where to log in and more. Check https://t.co/ee2XFbs1qB for more details. #cbehub #yycbe https://t.co/7MiZG7UAE0

Today is the first public Board meeting of the 2020-21 school year. We invite you to stream the meeting online starting at noon https://t.co/nvCl1fNgoJ #yycbe https://t.co/dNj3EMkOpC

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