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Dear Highwood Families,Everyone has settled nicely into the daily school routine and its been great that things are back to 'normal.' We still ask that students continue safe and healthy practices such as regular hand washing (especially after using the washroom and before and after eating) and staying home if they are sick.Here are just a few information items and reminders for the month of October:School Development PlanLunch utensils and extra foodMorning entryImportant October dates School Development PlanEvery year all CBE schools must create a plan based on student data on how they want to improve student achievement. For the last two years teachers have worked with students to improve their oral use of subject specific vocabulary in Math (in Chinese) and Social Studies (Indigenous Education in English). This year we will be building on this and will work with students to increase their reading/ recognition of subject specific vocabulary in Math (in Chinese) and Social Studies (in English). For well-being, we will continue to work with students about kindness with the overarching theme of “How does kindness change the world?"Lunch utensils and extra foodA friendly reminder to please pack a fork or spoon in your child's lunch bag every day. As well, as the year progresses and children grow, we find that students get hungrier and require a bigger lunch and snack. Morning EntryThis year we implemented a 'soft entry' where students enter the school upon arrival between 8:05-8:20. We ask that you do not drop students off before 8:05 as the school is not officially open at that time and we may not have enough supervisors. As well, if students arrive after 8:20, they are considered late and must enter through the front door, collect a “Welcome Slip" from the office before they can proceed to class. It is important that students arrive on time every day so that they can be a part of the class' daily morning routine and start the day off without feeling rushed.Important October datesFriday, September 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation- No school for all studentsFriday, October 7: PD Day- No school for all studentsMonday, October 10: Thanksgiving- No school for all studentsThursday, October 13: Picture DayFriday, October 14: Monday/ Wednesday kindergarten attends schoolThursday, October 20: 1:00- Monthly Assembly Hosts: Grade 2 TeamFriday, October 21: Tuesday/ Thursday kindergarten attends schoolMonday, October 24: Grade 3 In-class Presentation- Mad Science; 7:00pm- School Council Meeting (online)October 24- October 27: Ms. Parlee's class Open Minds SEED schoolFriday, October 28: PD Day- No school for all studentsMonday, October 31: Spirit Day! Orange and Black DayOctober 31- November 3: Ms. McSorley's class Open Minds SEED schoolSincerely,Highwood School
CBE parents/guardians, watch your inbox for a letter from the Minister of Education regarding access to in-person learning. https://t.co/A2tKoYIlih #yycbe https://t.co/y5pO4p5G2h
There are no classes for CBE students on Friday, Nov. 25, because it’s a system-wide non-instructional day. Have a great long weekend! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/dZCQzZ4rJA
Students at @WillowParkCBE worked with artist and author Vivek Shraya to create a short promotional video in connection to Vivek's new book – Revenge of the Racoons.
Check it out: https://t.co/Ei06Ulk5tW
CBE parents/guardians, watch your inbox for information from the Chief and Senior Medical Officers of Health in Alberta about influenza circulating in the province & measures individuals can take to reduce the spread/lessen the impact in schools https://t.co/hETIuEDknh #yycbe https://t.co/S5AxW9QgXP
RT @elboyacbe: Math and art…a beautiful combination! #wearecbe @yyCBEdu https://t.co/Ekakdzn9l9