Thanks to all the Lions who helped us to reach our goal - raising over $1200 for the Terry Fox Foundation. #lionpride
Tonight's AGM has been cancelled due to a global outgage with the Microsoft Teams application. Information about a new date and time will be emailed out to families this week.
are so proud of the Mount Royal Learning Community as we have welcomed 300
students back to learning. Students have
met teachers and classmates, reviewed health and safety protocols and are off
to a different but good start! We remind
you that our full and regular schedule will be up and running on Thursday
September 3rd onward.
There has been a water main break in close proximity to Mount
Royal School. The CBE Facility Team has been working cooperatively
with the City of Calgary to ensure that water is available to the school.
Students are still able to use the washroom facilities and wash their
hands. Bottled water has been available to all students for drinking.
It would be very helpful if
students could bring bottled water with them to school tomorrow and Friday.
We will continue to have a supply of drinking water on hand.
We do not know how long it will take for the water main to be
fixed but our facility team will work with the City of Calgary to ensure that
there continues to be water available to the school.
you for your understanding.
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
Report cards are now available online using your MyCBE Account. Please find attached a guide to accessing the report card. Questions and concerns regarding the report card itself, please direct to your child’s teacher.
There have also been some changes regarding math stems. Please read the attached document for more information about the changes to assessment and reporting in mathematics.
A reminder that bookings for Parent/ Teacher Conferences is now open and will remain open until January 29 and 12:00pm. After this time you will be unable to schedule a meeting for the January 30 event. You can find the booking site on your MyCBE Account.
Mr. Burt is on a short-term leave and will be returning the week of February 3rd. If you would like to meet with him after his return, please contact him directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting.
On January 27, we will welcome Katie Antulov to our staff as she covers while Mr. Neustaeter is on leave. She will be available with Ms. McNab at Parent/Teacher Conferences on January 30th.
There are no classes for students on January 30th & January 31st, 2020.
Happy New Year! We hope that you enjoyed a restful break filled with friends, family and connection. We are excited to be back working with students in 2020. We continue to focus on “Lion Pride” as we work each day to help students to be and do their very best.
At Mount Royal School, we know that junior high school is a time for exploring new areas of learning in order to help determine passion, interests and aptitudes. To that end, we offer a variety of complementary programs to support student exploration. Our second semester begins January 27. We will pass out new student schedules on January 20. There will be some opportunity to request course changes though it is limited based on class size and availability. We make every effort to ensure that students are in courses of interest.
We also want to remind parents and students that there are variety of extracurricular opportunities including sports teams and clubs. Currently basketball tryouts are underway. We also have just launched our Karaoke Club, GSA and Archery Clubs. We encourage all students to listen to announcements and check the calendars to keep track of upcoming opportunities.
As we anticipate very cold weather in the coming weeks, we want to remind students and parents to be sure that students are dressed prepared for the weather. This includes winter jackets, gloves, hats and footwear. If you require support in accessing winter clothing please reach out to Ms. Teasdale so that we may provide assistance.
Finally, a reminder that we will be issuing digital report cards this year. This is an effort to work more efficiently, reduce paper costs and is of benefit to the environment. Report cards will be visible in your MyCBE / PowerSchool account. Once you log in, there will be a new tab visible on the main screen that says “Report Card”. You will see this tab once the report card is available, but not until then. Report cards will be available on January 24 at 12:30 PM.
We have had a wonderful startup to the 2019-2020 school year. Students have come with energy, enthusiasm and a desire to learn.
We have started the year by reflecting on the concept of PRIDE. Students and staff shared in our kickoff assembly things that make them proud of themselves, their school and our community.
We look forward to meeting parents on September 19th from 6:30-8:00.
I would like to take this opportunity to announce that I
will be retiring from the Calgary Board of Education at the end of this school
year. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with your children and the Mount Royal
community for the past four years and this is a wonderful school to end my
career on. Your children have brought me joy, laughter, sometimes frustration
(lol) and I have cherished every minute of it. I have been fortunate to have
such a supportive parent community- you truly work with the school to make
Mount Royal a great place to work and learn.
I will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of our school
until June 30 and will make the transition to the new principal as seamless as
possible. Please know you will always be in my heart and mind!
Calgary Board of Education welcomes input from parents, students and staff
regarding the programming and leadership attributes you value. Your input is
taken into consideration as part of the hiring process and will support the
selection of a new principal for Mount Royal School. It is also shared directly
with the successful candidate to inform their entry plan into the school. An
online survey will be available on the Mount Royal School website from tomorrow
Tuesday, April 2 to Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm. You may also
click on this link: https://ca.surveygizmo.com/s3/50045488/Mount-Royal-School-Principal-Selection
The students of Mount Royal have taken on the challenge of promoting wellness instead of the vaping trend that is sweeping our city. Our students have a strong belief in strong mind, strong body and would like to be seen as a positive role model for their peers.
Teachers submitted names of students who they believe are excellent role models to respresent our school in wearing Athletes Don't Vape t-shirts to school. Very quickly other students wanted to participate and now we have an order in for others to join in.
We look forward to seeing how this innitative will impact our student body!
Last week Dwayne Peace did a presentation for parents that was called "Parenting with Eyes Wide Open". I have heard Dwayne speak on several occasions and have read his newly published book. What stands out for me is his analogy that humans are like icebergs-that we only let others see 10% above our waterline. That most of who we are and what we stand for can be submerged in the 90% below our waterline.
Teens are no different. As parents and teachers we need to spend the time and effort it akes to see what is below our children's waterline-what makes them tick, what are they afraid of, what are they hiding from themselves and others?
Dwayne talks about everyone having a story that no one knows about and that if we took the time, we could gain more compassion, respect, understanding and empathy. Taking the time to look below the waterline is my lesson for the future!
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