Jun 30
June 2022 Message

Happy June 30th!

We would like to thank all our Keeler students and families for a fantastic 2021-2022 school year.  Keeler staff are so proud of the progress students have made.  Students and staff have worked very hard this year and have shown growth in all areas of the curriculum.  

This year there has been a great deal of opportunity for teachers to apply for a multitude of positions over the course of two rounds of postings.  We would like to congratulate the following teachers and staff members on their new positions.  We will miss the staff that are leaving and welcome the staff that will be joining Keeler. We understand that moving schools is a form of professional learning and teachers will grow in a new environment.  We wish staff success at their next school locations and the staff that will continue on with us for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Please join me in congratulating Bryan Allen as he has been offered and accepted the Assistant Principal position at West Dover school.

Congratulations to: 

Michelle Baniak as she has accepted a Learning Leader position at Citadel School.

Kim Whitmore as she has accepted a permanent position at Keeler School.

Sophia McPherson as she has accepted a permanent position at Keeler School.

Faith Perrett as she has accepted a permanent position at Keeler School.

Allison Radloff as she has accepted a temporary position at Keeler School.

Vageesha Sharma as she has accepted a temporary position at Keeler School.

Sandy Pryor as she has accepted a temporary position at Keeler School.

We would like to welcome:

Megan Ozegovic from Jennie Elliot who will be our division 1 Learning Leader. 

Kim Neufled form Chief Justice Milvain who will be our division 2 Learning Leader. 

Val Duboya from Jennie Elliot who will be our grade 4 lead teacher.

Abbey Couzon from Elboya who will be on our grade 4 team. 

Kassandra Reed who will be taking over the administrative assistant position in the office as Jennifer Ash goes on maternity leave.

Cheery Oyog as she will be joining our lunchroom supervisor team.

 

Social Stories

Social stories are used to reinforce new concepts for students.  Attached you will find a Social Story to support bussing students as well as one to support the transition for new students to Keeler School.

 

Important Dates

August 29-31st: Office open 8:00am-2:30pm 

September 1st:  First Day of School for Grade 1-6 students

September 1 & 2nd: NO SCHOOL for Kindergarten students (1:1 in person transition meetings)

 

We wish everyone a joyful summer break and we look forward to seeing everyone in September.

 

As always, if you have any questions please connect with Kenny Yeung or Lisa Taylor.

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Dec 05
Nov 29-Dec 3 Message

Dear Keeler Families,

Field Trips

Our Grade 1 students were the first Keeler students to go on a field trip in almost 2 years!  It felt so great to leave the school and get out and explore in nature.  We went to Fish Creek Park on Monday and Wednesday and had so much fun using our senses to learn about who and what lives in the park.  Check out some photos of the trip on Twitter @KeelerSchool

All other grades will be attending an offsite experience this year – stay tuned for grade specific information.  Thank you to School Council for financially supporting field trips.  School Council has committed to paying for all off site experiences to ensure that all students participate and families do not have to pay.  

Learning Conversations

Learning Conversations were a huge success. Thank you to all the families that connected with their child's teacher to discuss student progress and next steps. Over 80% of families met with Keeler teachers. If you were unable to meet with your child's teacher, it is not too late.  Please email or call the school and we will help you set up a meeting.

Construction Updates

We are so happy to share that the last two classes moved into their new classroom spaces today!  Ms. Sergent and Ms. McPherson's Grade 3 students are now downstairs.  Please see attached photos.  We can't wait until we can invite families inside our school to see the new learning spaces.

The painting of the common areas (gym, hallways, learning commons) will begin this week and we just found out that we have been approved to have our classrooms painted also!  This is fantastic news.  The inside of our school is going to look brand new very soon.

School Development Plan

Our School Development Plan has been finalized.  You can see it on our school's website. Our School DevelopmentPlan outline's this year's literacy, numeracy and well-being focus.  

Spark

We are excited to be starting a Spark program every morning in the gym from 8:00-8:20.  This will be an opportunity for identified students to release some energy in a structured way that targets gross motor skills as well as promoting self-regulation breathing and calming strategies.  Teachers will identify students who will benefit from this activity.

Dress for the Weather

As the weather begins to change, please send your student to school with appropriate clothing.  Students are expected to go outside for lunch recess until the temperature dips below -20 degrees Celsius as per CBE direction.  

School Hours

Reminder that school hours are 8:00am-2:30pm Monday to Thursday and 8:00am-12:00pm on Fridays.  Please arrive at your grade designated doors before 8:00am to ensure that your child is present for important morning announcements and instruction.  If you arrive after 8:00am please use the front doors as all grade team doors will be locked for the safety and security of all students and staff.

Parking and Drop Off

With an increase in student population and the addition of 3 school buses, parking and drop off continue to be very busy.  Please remember that the staff parking lot is not a designated drop off zone and please do not park or drop off in bus designated areas.  You may have noticed an increased Calgary Police presence in the morning and afternoon.  This is due to the increased concerns from our neighbours.  

School Council 

Upcoming School Council Dates – December 7th at 6pm – virtual. If you are interested in attending please email Ms.Taylor at lataylor@cbe.ab.ca and we will send you the link.

Follow us on Twitter

Please follow us on Twitter for weekly photos and updates @KeelerSchool

Important Dates

Tuesday, December 7th – School Council

Friday, December 17th – Last Day of Classes before Winter Break

Tuesday, January 4th – First Day of Classes after Winter Break

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback please feel free to connect with either Kenny Yeung keyeung@cbe.ab.ca or Lisa Taylor lataylor@cbe.ab.ca

Thank you for your continued support!

Kenny Yeung and Lisa Taylor​


Nov 08
November 1-5 Message

Dear Keeler Families,

Happy Diwali to everyone that is celebrating this week!

Traffic and Congestion

There is an increased amount of traffic at drop off and pick up.  Please remember to obey traffic signs.  Do not park near a crosswalk and/or bussing zones.  Thank you for prioritizing the safety of all students.  

Remembrance Day – November 11th – No School

Remembrance Day in November 11th.  There is no school that day.  Keeler students and staff with honor Remembrance Day on November 10th with a virtual assembly.  Unfortunately we can not welcome parents to join us due to Covid 19 protocols.  As well, we can not share the link with the public due to privacy and security. Your child is welcome to wear their uniforms (Girl Guides, Scouts, Brownies) if they wish.  

Learning Conversations

Learning Conversations will happen virtually on November 25th from 3-8pm and November 26th from 8am-12pm.  More information, including how to sign up, will be sent to families next week.

Keeler Kids Free After School Program

The City of Calgary is offering a free after school program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:30 starting October 5th to December 16th  at the Community Center for children 6 – 11 years old.  Please see attachment for additional details.

Follow us on Twitter

Please follow us on Twitter for weekly photos and updates @KeelerSchool

Important Dates

Wednesday, November 10th – Remembrance Day Virtual Assembly

Thursday, November 11th – Remembrance Day – No School

Friday, November 12th – Non Instructional Day – No School

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback please feel free to connect with either Kenny Yeung keyeung@cbe.ab.ca or Lisa Taylor lataylor@cbe.ab.ca


Thank you for your continued support!


Kenny Yeung and Lisa Taylor


Nov 08
October 25-29 Message

Dear Keeler Families,

Colder Temperatures

As the weather begins to change, please send your student to school with appropriate clothing.  Students are expected to go outside for lunch recess until the temperature dips below -20 degrees Celsius as per CBE direction.  

Remembrance Day – November 11th – No School

Remembrance Day in Novemebr 11th.  There is no school that day.  Keeler students and staff with honor Rembrance Day on November 10th with a virtual assembly.  Unfortunately we can not welcome parents to join us due to Covid 19 protocols.  As well, we can not share the link with the public due to privacy and security. Your child is welcome to wear their uniforms (Girl Guides, Scouts, Brownies) if they wish.  If you have a family member that has served Canada, and you wish to contribute their name and photo to our Keeler assembly, please email Lisa Taylor at lataylor@cbe.ab.ca.  

Learning Conversations

Learning Conversations will happen virtually on November 25th from 3-8pm and November 26th from 8am-12pm.  More information, including how to sign up, will be sent to families in the coming weeks.

Keeler Kids Free After School Program

The City of Calgary is offering a free after school program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:30 starting October 5th to December 16th  at the Community Center for children 6 – 11 years old.  Please see attachment for additional details.

School Hours

Reminder that school hours are 8:00am-2:30pm Monday to Thursday and 8:00am-12:00pm on Fridays.  Please arrive at your grade designated doors before 8:00am to ensure that your child is present for important morning announcements and instruction.  If you arrive after 8:00am please use the front doors as all grade team doors will be locked for the safety and security of all students and staff.

Parking and Drop Off

With an increase in student population and the addition of 3 school buses, parking and drop off continue to be very busy.  Please remember that the staff parking lot is not a designated drop off zone.  

Follow us on Twitter

Please follow us on Twitter for weekly photos and updates @KeelerSchool

Important Dates

Wednesday, November 10th – Remembrance Day Virtual Assembly

Thursday, November 11th – Remembrance Day – No School

Friday, November 12th – Non Instructional Day – No School

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback please feel free to connect with either Kenny Yeung keyeung@cbe.ab.ca or Lisa Taylor lataylor@cbe.ab.ca

Thank you for your continued support!

Kenny Yeung and Lisa Taylor​


Nov 08
October 18-22


Dear Keeler Families,

Dress for the Weather

As the weather begins to change, please send your student to school with appropriate clothing.  Students are expected to go outside for lunch recess until the temperature dips below -20 degrees Celsius as per CBE direction.  

Learning Conversations

Learning Conversations will happen virtually on November 25th from 3-8pm and November 26th from 8am-12pm.  More information, including how to sign up, will be sent to families in the coming weeks.

Optional Dress Up Day

In the spirit of Halloween, students are invited to dress up on Friday, October 29th if they wish. Students do not have to dress up if they do not want to. If they chose to, please dress appropriately for school – no weapons, masks or violent costumes.  Due to Covid-19, please do not bring any treats to share with the class.  This will be a regular day of teaching and learning. There will not be Halloween parties or celebrations as teachers and students will be engaged in learning tasks.

School Hours

Reminder that school hours are 8:00am-2:30pm Monday to Thursday and 8:00am-12:00pm on Fridays.  Please arrive at your grade designated doors before 8:00am to ensure that your child is present for important morning announcements and instruction.  If you arrive after 8:00am please use the front doors as all grade team doors will be locked for the safety and security of all students and staff.

Parking and Drop Off

With an increase in student population and the addition of 3 school buses, parking and drop off continue to be very busy.  Please remember that the staff parking lot is not a designated drop off zone.  

School Council – Date Change

Upcoming School Council Dates – October 26th at 6pm – virtual. If you are interested in attending please email Ms.Taylor at lataylor@cbe.ab.ca and we will send you the link.

Follow us on Twitter

Please follow us on Twitter for weekly photos and updates @KeelerSchool

Important Dates

Wednesday, October 26th – School Council

Friday, October 29th – Optional Dress Up Day

Thursday, November 11th – Remembrance Day – No School

Friday, November 12th – Non Instructional Day – No School

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback please feel free to connect with either Kenny Yeung keyeung@cbe.ab.ca or Lisa Taylor lataylor@cbe.ab.ca

Thank you for your continued support!

Kenny Yeung and Lisa Taylor​

 


Oct 17
Weekly Message (Oct 11-15)

Dear Keeler Families,

We've had another lovely autumn week. Teachers and students continue to enjoy spending time outside on the playground and our outside classroom.  The forecast continues to look great for next week too!

Monday, October 18th – No School

There is no school on Monday, October 18th.  Teachers will be participating in a system-wide Indigenous Education Professional Learning opportunity.

Optional Dress Up Day

In the spirit of Halloween, students are invited to dress up on Friday, October 29th if they wish. Students do not have to dress up if they do not want to. If they chose to, please dress appropriately for school – no weapons, masks or violent costumes.  Due to Covid-19, please do not bring any treats to share with the class.  This will be a regular day of teaching and learning. There will not be Halloween parties or celebrations as teachers and students will be engaged in learning tasks.

Lost and Found

As per my email on Wednesday, all lost and found items will be donated to a local charity on Monday, October 18th. We will send out pictures of our lost and found on a monthly or as needed basis. 

School Hours

Reminder that school hours are 8:00-2:30 Monday to Thursday and 8:00-12:00 on Fridays.  Please arrive at your grade designated doors before 8:00 to ensure that your child is present for important morning announcements and instruction.  

Parking and Drop Off

With an increase in student population and the addition of 3 school buses, parking and drop off continue to be very busy.  Please remember that the staff parking lot is not a designated drop off zone.  

School Council 

Upcoming School Council Dates – October 27th at 6pm – virtual. 

Follow us on Twitter

Please follow us on Twitter for weekly photos and updates @KeelerSchool

Important Dates

Monday, October 18th – Non Instructional Day – No School

Wednesday, October 27th – School Council

Friday, October 29th – Dress Up Day

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback please feel free to connect with either Kenny Yeung keyeung@cbe.ab.ca or Lisa Taylor lataylor@cbe.ab.ca

Thank you for your continued support!

Kenny Yeung and Lisa Taylor​


Oct 09
Weekly Message (Oct 4-8)

Dear Keeler Families,

Happy Thanksgiving weekend.  We feel so grateful for our Keeler family and hope everyone has a joyful, safe and restful weekend.

On Friday, teachers spent time analyzing student data to create our School Development Plan.  We are working hard to finalize the plan and look forward to sharing it with you in the weeks to come.

Construction

We continue to make great progress and are happy to report that 2 classrooms will be moving to the new learning spaces this week.  Ms. Rahal and Ms. McGill's classes will be transitioning to their new classrooms throughout the upcoming week.  

School Council 

Upcoming School Council Dates – October 27th at 6pm – virtual. 

Follow us on Twitter

Please follow us on Twitter for weekly photos and updates @KeelerSchool

Important Dates

Monday, October 18th – Non Instructional Day – No School

Wednesday, October 27th – School Council

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback please feel free to connect with either Kenny Yeung keyeung@cbe.ab.ca or Lisa Taylor lataylor@cbe.ab.ca

Thank you for your continued support!

Kenny Yeung and Lisa Taylor​


Oct 03
Weekly Message (Sept 27-Oct 1)

Dear Keeler Families,

We hope you were able to spend some time yesterday recognizing Truth and Reconciliation Day to honor survivors, help in healing, and contribute to reconciliation.  This week, teachers and students were engaged in many learning opportunities to continue to build their foundational knowledge about First Nation, Metis and Inuit for the benefit of all students.

Our Grade 4/5 students were inspired by Alex Janvier and created beautiful weaving pieces.  Alex Janvier is a pioneer of contemporary Canadian Aboriginal art. 

Students in Grade 3 painted rocks after reading Trudy's Rock Story by Trudy Spiller.  Students reflected on how to manage and honor their personal feelings and emotions.

Grade 2 students listened to traditional Powwow music, moved to the beat and discussed how the drum is much like a heartbeat.  Students reflected in their writing journals about the significance of Orange Shirt Day. 

Kindergarten and Grade 1 students continue to learn about and practice engaging in circles.  This was an opportunity for students to learn how to share stories and respect and listen to other's voices. 

Meet the Teacher

You may already have been contacted by your child's teacher for an opportunity to “Meet the Teacher".  This continues to be an opportunity for parents to connect and ask any questions they may have.  Teachers have until Friday, October 8th to connect with all families.

Grade teams sent out “Meet the Teacher" presentations on Tuesday, September 28th.  You can find those presentations here

Mr. Yeung and Ms. Taylor also sent a video message.  You can find that video here

School Council 

Upcoming School Council Dates – October 27th at 6pm – virtual. 

Follow us on Twitter

Please follow us on Twitter for weekly photos and updates @KeelerSchool

Important Dates

Friday, October 8th – Non Instructional Day – No School

Monday, October 18th – Non Instructional Day – No School

Wednesday, October 27th – School Council

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback please feel free to connect with either Kenny Yeung keyeung@cbe.ab.ca or Lisa Taylor lataylor@cbe.ab.ca

Thank you for your continued support!

Kenny Yeung and Lisa Taylor​


Sep 24
Weekly Message (September 20-24)

Dear Keeler Families,

Happy September 24th!  We have been in school for almost 4 weeks now.  We've made new friends and are settled into our routines.  Students have been engaged in many outdoor learning activities as we take advantage of the beautiful weather as well as learning together inside our classrooms.   

Dress for the Weather

Due to construction, we do not have access to our gymnasium.  Students continue to go outside for Physical Education.  Please dress for the weather including cooler temperatures and light rain. 

Meet the Teacher

Between September 27th and October 8th  teachers will be connecting with families for Meet the Teacher.  This is an opportunity for parents to share information about their child and to ask any questions they may have.  Meet the Teacher will take place virtually, over the phone or outside before and after school.  Your child's teacher will connect with you prior to October 8th. A formal conference is schedule to take place November 25th, more information will be forthcoming.  If you require your child's teacher's contact information, you can find it here.

Grade teams will be sending out grade specific “Meet the Teacher" information on Tuesday, September 28th.

Scheduled Lock Down

We will be participating in a scheduled practice lockdown on September 27th.  Calgary Police will be on site to support this bi-annual emergency protocol.  Students will be informed prior to the lockdown and will have an opportunity to debrief with their teacher after.

Construction Update

Our construction team continues to stay on track.  We are expecting to have two classrooms transition to their new learning spaces by October 8th. It is very exciting to see these new spaces come together.  We are also very happy to learn that our interior walls including hallways, gym, office, library and foyer will be painted this school year!

School Council 

Upcoming School Council Dates – October 27th at 6pm – virtual. 

Follow us on Twitter

Please follow us on Twitter for weekly photos and updates @KeelerSchool

Important Dates

Monday, September 27th to October 8th – Meet the teacher opportunities

Thursday, September 30th  - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – No School

Friday, October 8th – Non Instructional Day – No School

Wednesday, October 27th – School Council

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback please feel free to connect with either Kenny Yeung keyeung@cbe.ab.ca or Lisa Taylor lataylor@cbe.ab.ca

Thank you for your continued support!

Kenny Yeung and Lisa Taylor​


Sep 20
Weekly Message (September 13-17)

Dear Keeler Families,

Please take a look below for some important information regarding the upcoming week and general reminders. We wish everyone a safe and joyful weekend.

Fall Equinox

Today students from across all grades joined saa'kokoto for O'ko (Fall) Equinox Teachings. Teachers and students continue to build foundational knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit.  Through story, circle and teachings we continue to learn about truth and reconciliation.  

Terry Fox Run

Students and Staff will participate in the Terry Fox Run on Monday, September 20th.  If you would like to donate to the Terry Fox Foundation please visit the website here.  Please do not sent money to school with your child.

Meet the Teacher

Between September 27 and October 8  teachers will be connecting with families for Meet the Teacher.  This is an opportunity for parents to share information about their child and to ask any questions they may have.  Meet the Teacher will take place virtually, over the phone or outside before and after school.  Your child's teacher will connect with you prior to October 8th. A formal conference is schedule to take place November 25th, more information will be forthcoming.  If you require your child's teacher's contact information, you can find it here

BBQ Cancelled

Due to new provincial Covid protocols we will not be able to host the Back to School BBQ.  

Running and Reading Club

We are excited to offer the Running and Reading club this year.  For now, this opportunity will happen virtually. Please see the attached Running & Reading Club Program poster for families to sign up with a registration link. There is limited space - for our online program we are able to offer 40 spots.

School Council 

Upcoming School Council Dates – October 27th at 6pm – virtual. 

Follow us on Twitter

Please follow us on Twitter for weekly photos and updates @KeelerSchool

Important Dates

Monday, September 20th – Terry Fox Run 

Friday, September 24th – No School – Non-Instructional day

Thursday, September 30th  - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – No School

Thursday, October 7th – Meet the Teacher – virtual

Wednesday, October 27th – School Council

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback please feel free to connect with either Kenny Yeung keyeung@cbe.ab.ca or Lisa Taylor lataylor@cbe.ab.ca

Thank you for your continued support!

Kenny Yeung and Lisa Taylor

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RT @CPCobras: Oki O’ko! Today is the first day of autumn, also known as the fall equinox. The sun and moon will share the sky equally today. What are some signs that nature provides us to signal the change in season? #okioko #WeAreCBE https://t.co/S5pEvaGAa8

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