Nov 24
Clubs at Ware


We are happy to have a number of clubs and activities throughout the week where students can get involved to participate in areas of interest.


SAGE – Weekly on Wednesdays at lunch

Number Ninjas – Weekly math support at 3:15 in room 8

Fashion Design Club – Tuesdays at 12:30, Thursdays after school

Prairie Chickens YMCA – Tuesday / Thursday at lunch for registered indigenous students

Fins Club – help raise rainbow trout for release in the spring – room 8

Chess Club - Thursdays with Mr. Kremer in room 8​


Nov 24
Let's hear from you!

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Do you have an idea for the school? A special talent? Want to know more about specific topics or content around learning? We are looking to hear from families to bring forward ideas for discussion, learning, and ways to get involved. 

Do you have a talent for organizing? Are you willing to help out with special activities? Do you have a penchant for making great spaces for families to learn about what is happening in the school? Please let us know so we can find ways for our families to share their wants / needs with the school council and enhance participation in the school.

johnwareparentcouncil@gmail.com

tmgreenlaw@cbe.ab.ca

Nov 06
Weekly Update - November 7 - 11, 2022

​Dear John Ware Families, 

This coming week marks our recognition of the efforts of Canadians who have contributed to the safety of others through service. We will hold our Remembrance Day Assembly on Thursday morning at 10:30 am in the gym to acknowledge both Indigenous Veterans Day (Tuesday, November 8) and Remembrance Day (November 11).

Students who participate in Cadets, Scouts, Guides, etc. are encouraged to wear their uniforms for the assembly.

Illness: Please phone the school Absence Line (403) 777-7930 ext. 1 to report absences. We are trying to track illness rates and appreciate families taking the time to contact the school to share the reason for absence.

Grade7 & 8 Field Trips this week: Due to the significant shift in weather, the grade 7 & 8 field trips have been postponed to the spring. Payments made for the field trip can stay on your account for the spring.

Grade 9 Vaccinations | November 22/22

Teaching from nurses – Tuesday, November 8

Question & answer with nurses – Friday, November 18

Vaccinations – Tuesday, November 22

Any students in grades 7 & 8 will have opportunities to receive missed vaccines later in the school year.

Fees Posted for Courses | MyCBE/PowerSchool

Course fees for students have been posted to PowerSchool and are available for payment. Families can make partial payments over time to support any financial needs. Please contact the school if you have any questions related to student fees.  

Further information can be found on our Waiver Insite page. 

Central Fee Waivers for Welcome Centre Families

For the 2022-23 school year, Central Fee Waivers are automatically applied to new families who register through the Welcome Centre as Refugee Claimants or under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET). The waiver covers central school fees for the 2022-23 school year, including:

·       Transportation Fee – Yellow Bus (N/A for John Ware)

·       Music Instrument Rental Fee

·       Lunch Supervision Fee (N/A for John Ware)

·       Student Supplies Fee (N/A for John Ware – students bring their own supplies)

For subsequent years, families must submit the application by completing the form through their MyCBE account, or by requesting assistance from the school. 

Further information can be found on our Waiver Insite page.

School Council | Dates for meetings

School council meetings will be hosted in person and on Teams to allow families flexibility to participate in learning about the school, events, and opportunities to advise on decisions and support the enhancement of learning.

Meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.

November 5, 2022                     December – no meeting

January 11, 2023                      February 1, 2023

March 1, 2022                           April 5, 2023

May 3, 2022                              June – no meeting

 

We have received notification we will receive a date for our next casino in Q2 2023. We are looking for a casino coordinator and will require volunteers to help with this important financial support for our school.  

Let's hear from you! | communication

Have an idea? Special skill? Want to know more about specific topics or ideas? We are looking to hear from families to bring topics for discussion, learning, and ways to get involved.

Do you have a special talent for organizing? Are you willing to help out with special activities? Do you have a penchant for making great ways for families to learn about what is happening in the school? Please let us know so we can figure out what our families want/need from our upcoming meetings and ways to participate in the school.

Email tmgreenlaw@cbe.ab.ca and johnwareparentcouncil@gmail.com

Fun Lunch | Ongoing fundraiser

Students can order fun lunches on Wednesdays through Healthy Hunger. A portion of the cost goes to the school in support of purchasing food for students requiring additional snacks and food. ​

Nov 9   Tim Hortons                  Nov 16  Chopped Leaf              

Nov 23  Mary Brown's Chicken   Nov 30  Subway


Oct 11
October 11, 2022

​John Ware Families,

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families, and Yom Tov to our Jewish families observing Yom Kippur this week. ​

Time seems to be flying and we are starting to have more events in the school such as field trips, in school sports games, and we are looking forward to our school's participation in the Terry Fox Run on Wednesday, October 12th. ​

Students have been challenged to fundraise for their homeroom to "win" a prize for their class. Terry Fox Fundraising Page https://schools.terryfox.ca/6212


Oct 05
School Council & Terry Fox

Tonight is our first school council meeting of the year. Please join us at 6:30 in the learning commons. 


Welcome & introductions

Role of council & society and what it is not Available roles / key positions for council Election to fill key positions - ASCA

Principal update

- new staff

- school demographics

- upcoming big trips for grades 7-9

- field trips - OE, equine therapy

- sports teams & clubs - SAGE, drama, sewing & design

- fun lunch - Wednesdays

Question & Answer - 5 mins

Key communication - Tara Montenegro

Next meeting date: November 2, 2022


We will be participating in the Terry Fox Run on October 12th. Students have been challenged to fundraise for their homeroom to "win" a prize for their class. 

Terry Fox Fundraising Page https://schools.terryfox.ca/6212


Sep 13
School Council - Election

​We need your help!  There is a strong correlation between family involvement in school activities and events and school success. We are so grateful for the families who donate their time and efforts in a multitude of ways to make our school run smoothly and offer experiences to kids. 

​We have some vacant positions on our school council and require 2 weeks' notice to share we will be holding an election at our first council meeting on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 6:30 pm in the learning commons. 

Meeting Dates: 

October 5, 2022

November 2, 2022

December – no meeting

January 11, 2023

February 1, 2023

March 1, 2023

April 5, 2023

May 3, 2023

June – no meeting

​Further information regarding specific roles and duties can be found on the Alberta School Councils Association website: ​

https://www.albertaschoolcouncils.ca/ 

Thank you. 

Tanis Greenlaw, Principal

Sep 06
September 5, 2022 Weekly Update

​The first few days with students made for a very busy, very short week! We have a number (30+) new students to our school and with the addition of 3 000 students to the CBE, it has been a hectic start-up. Thank you for your patience in placing students in classes, adjusting schedules, and putting students in options – all of this takes time and care, to support student learning and create a positive learning experience for all. If you have questions about options, please contact Ms. Brugos sabrugos@cbe.ab.ca after September 8 th . We need to place all students in options and scheduled, prior to looking at adjustments. 

Save the date: Thursday, September 22 - Welcome Back BBQ at 6:00 pm - more info to come. 

Seeking volunteers for school council & school event planning. We are in need of a new school council chair and support to help plan events in support of our school and student learning. Please email tmgreenlaw@cbe.ab.ca if you are interested in taking on a role within council and supporting the important work.​

STUDENT PHOTOS | THURS. SEPT 8TH. Students will have the opportunity to have their student photo taken on Thursday at the school. 

STUDENT HEALTH PLAN Families are asked to complete and submit a student health plan: - completed if a physical or medical condition may affect the student’s attendance at school; - completed if medication is to be taken at school; and - reviewed and updated annually or sooner if there is a change in the student’s health concern or school registration. https://insite.cbe.ab.ca/FormsManuals/Student-Health-Plan.pdf 

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT Students at all CBE schools are to conduct themselves in a manner which meet the expectations of the student code of conduct. Students and families are encouraged to review the attached document. https://www.cbe.ab.ca/GovernancePolicies/AR6005-Student-Code-of-Conduct.pdf AWAY FOR THE DAY POLICY Students are expected to store their phones, headphones, and electric devices in their locker. Phones are turned off or silenced upon entrance to the building and left in their locker until the end of the school day (unless using them off campus at lunch). A teacher may request students use their phones for an academic purpose and students will need to refrain from using all other apps during this time. Parents are asked to call the main office (403-777-7930) should they need to leave a message for their child. Please do not text your child during the day needing a response; our office will happily help with sharing information. 

First instance: Phone taken to the office and returned at the end of the day. 

Second instance: Phone taken to the office, returned at the end of the day, parent/guardian called. 

Third instance: Phone taken to office, returned to parent/guardian only. 

Fourth instance: Phone hotel; student checks in / sign out their phone at the beginning and end of each day.

Aug 31
Welcome Back!


John Ware Families,  

Welcome back to our returning students and our new families who are joining us as part of the John Ware team. We are excited to welcome students on Thursday, September 1st for the first day of classes, with staggered entry on the first day, and everyone attending together on Friday, September 2nd.

Families will receive an email Wednesday, August 31st at 4:00 from homeroom teachers to welcome students to their class. We have had a significant number of new registrations and moves with families, and are not able to change classroom placements during the first two weeks, in an effort to manage numbers and create balanced classroom environments.

Thursday, September 1             

8:30 – 12:00      Grade 7 Meet in gym with all teachers

1:10 – 3:10        Grades 8 & 9, Class lists posted in gym

Friday, September 2                  

8:30 – 11:50      All students attend


Aug 29
Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year

John Ware Families,  

 

Welcome back to our returning students and our new families who are joining us as part of the John Ware team. We are excited to welcome students on Thursday, September 1st for the first day of classes, with staggered entry on the first day, and everyone attending together on Friday, September 2nd.

Families will receive an email Wednesday, August 31st at 4:00 from homeroom teachers to welcome students to their class. We have had a significant number of new registrations and moves with families, and are not able to change classroom placements during the first two weeks, in an effort to manage numbers and create balanced classroom environments.

 

Thursday, September 1             

8:30 – 12:00      Grade 7 Meet in gym with all teachers

1:10 – 3:10        Grades 8 & 9, Class lists posted in gym

Friday, September 2                  

8:30 – 11:50      All students attend

Our Staff | 2022-23

Welcome to our new teams for the 2022-23 school year.

Grade 7

Kelly Eskerod

Colin Crossman
Madina Fedotova

Nancy Williams

Andrea Crecco

Derek Wolf

Grade 8

Wendy Knight

Ryan Sherin

Maddie Mickler

Carly Wood-Garvey

Crystal Hedeman

 

Grade 9

Alix Esterhuizen

Dionne McLellan

Elise Brittain

Alana Marklinger

Tim Van Kleek

Cory Kremer

Options / Special Ed

Karen Lerner, The Class (7, 8 & 9) 

New PE Learning Leader – TBD

Greg Wilpert, Construction

Pete Mouland, Foods

Glenn Evans, PE

​Nicole Barr, Indigenous Education Strategist

Stephanie Brugos, Assistant Principal

Tanis Greenlaw, Principal

Support Staff

Jamie Iatridis, EA

Maureen Donnelly, BSW The Class

Mr. Frank, Facility Operator

​Tracey Karpa, Admin Secretary

Peggy Leung, Secretary​



Jun 29
Staff Farewells & Welcomes 2022-2023


It has been a very exciting few weeks in the system with two open rounds of teaching and administrative postings with 370+ positions! Every school in the system has experienced a change in staff and we have a number of teachers and learning leaders who have accepted new positions within the system and at other schools. We have also hired a number of teachers and leaders seeking new opportunities at John Ware.

Farewell to:

Linda Doyle                   Principal, 

Catherine Nichols Gunn School

Londa Olesen               Westridge School         

Justin Bechthold            Strategist, Curriculum

Janice Ramsay             Dr. George Stanley School

Myles Olsen                  Louis Riel School

Tessa Miller                  David Thompson School

Angelo Law                   Medical school at UofC

Steve Deighton             Harold Panabaker School

Renee Kohler                Wilma Hansen School

Stacey Sterling              Ramsay School

Tyler Gordon                 Nelson Mandela School

 

Welcome to:

Tim Van Kleek               Mount Royal School

Alex Esterhizen LL         James Fowler School   

Andrea Crecco              Harold Panabaker School

Colin Crossman             Sir John A MacDonald School

Alana Marklinger LL       Wilma Hansen School

Carly Wood-Garvey LL  Wilma Hansen School

Crystal Hedeman          John Ware

New Assistant Principal TBD

Mr. Derek Wolf           Wilma Hansen School

Ms. Elise Brittain         John Ware

New PE LL                    TBD 

​Families will receive information prior to the start of school regarding their child's return schedule. 

September 1/22 - 

Grade 7 8:30 - 12:00, Grade 8 - 1:10 - 3:10

September 2/22 - All 7, 8 & 9 9:30 - 11:50 am 



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