Apr 29
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​Hello Acadia Families,

We have a VERY important, VERY exciting announcement to make from our Playground Committee: 

Exciting Playgr​ound Update

Planning has been underway for a couple of years to build a new playground at Acadia Elementary School, replacing the decades old structure that has reached the end of its lifespan. 

​Following countless hours of planning, consultation with students, parents and teachers, and over a dozen grant applications, we are thrilled to inform you that we have secured nearly 95 percent of the funding required to build the new playground. 

Through the unwavering support of the Acadia Parent Advisory Society, and their significant financial contribution to the project from multiple fundraising activities such as fun lunches, raffles, Purdys, bacon, Coco Brooks and casinos, $155,000 secured in grant funds, and other generous donations, we are just about ready to be able to break ground on the new playground this summer.   

On behalf of the Playground Committee, we thank you all for your support as we embark on the final push to get the new playground built, just in time for the 2022/23 school year.   

Chelsie Deschamps and Lisa Sutherland 

Re​​​minders

Hats on for Menta​​l Health

On Wednesday May 4th we are encouraging students to wear a hat to school in recognition of Mental Health awareness. Teachers will be having age appropriate conversations with their students to help build their understanding 

Fundraising Oppo​​rtunity

Hello Acadia Families,

I have been asked by school council to forward on the following information about an Acadia School Playground Auction.  A huge thank you to Lancette for organizing this fundraiser every year and Jill S for supporting her in this big work.  

The Acadia Online Auction is live and will run for one week until May 1, 8:00pm.  There is still lots of products to bid on or buy out. There is also a donate only option and that full donation amount will be added to the school total. There is lots of ways to support the playground fundraising this year. The auction can be accessed in the link shown below.  

Here are the auction ​details:

Date: Start Monday April 25 at 8am and run until Sunday May 1, 2022 at 8pm. 

Auction Link: https://w​ww.32auctions.com/acadiaplayground

Charity: Acadia Elementary Public School new playground. The majority of the profits will be donated to the Acadia playground fund. 

Vendors: are all local Calgary artisans and businesses 

Casin​​o

This is a reminder that parent council is still looking for volunteers to help with the Casino June 2 and 3rd. Many positions still need to be filled at this time. This is an important opportunity for parents to get involved and help our school. The fund we receive from this opportunity help support the students in many ways such as gym equipment, various residencies and currently the playground initiative. If you are available or want more information, please contact Jill Swingler at acadiacasino@gmail.com.​ 

Messag​e from Parent Council

We are looking for some NEW board volunteers for the Parent Council/Acadia Parent Advisory Society for the 2022-2023 school year (and beyond)! Take a look at the attached flyer and let us know if you could STEP UP and be one of the parents/guardians to take on the role. Board members are needed for the council and society to run smoothly, without these volunteers we lose out on so much (money) to help our school community.  

If you have any questions, please reach out at acadiaschoolcouncil@gmail.com! 

Jill Marven
President

Important Da​tes for this week: ​

May 2 - 

May 3 -

May 4 - Hats on for Mental Health

May 5 - 

May 6 - ​​

Upcoming Important Dates:

May 20 – No school – Organizational Day

May 23 – No school – Victoria Day

June 27 – Grade 6 farewell

June 28 – Sports Day

June 28 – Last Day of classes

June 29 – No school – Appeals Day

June 30 – No school – Organizational Day​






Nov 02
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Dec 04
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Wow! Winter weather is definitely upon us as we move through the month of December. Please be sure to send your children with all the necessary clothing, including gloves, for this ever-changing winter weather we experience in Calgary.

I would like to thank all the families who made it to our Learning Conferences recently. Students were very excited to share their learning journey with their parents and I know that students created new learning goals to focus on for the next part of their school year.

Wow! Winter weather is definitely upon us as we move through the month of December. Please be sure to send your children with all the necessary clothing, including gloves, for this ever-changing winter weather we experience in Calgary.

I would like to thank all the families who made it to our Learning Conferences recently. Students were very excited to share their learning journey with their parents and I know that students created new learning goals to focus on for the next part of their school year.

Wow! Winter weather is definitely upon us as we move through the month of December. Please be sure to send your children with all the necessary clothing, including gloves, for this ever-changing winter weather we experience in Calgary.

I would like to thank all the families who made it to our Learning Conferences recently. Students were very excited to share their learning journey with their parents and I know that students created new learning goals to focus on for the next part of their school year.

 

Nov 30
Welcome to your Blog!

When is a Blog not a Blog?

In our new school websites, it’s important to put the right kind of information in the right place, and to do it consistently so that readers always know where to find it (no matter which school site they’re looking at). Your new school website has distinct places for news, events, and a blog: how can you decide which of these to use in any given situation?

In the past, some schools, principals, and teachers have used a blog to communicate a wide variety of information, including school news, events, and reminders, as well as topics more closely related to the blogger. A blog is a place to share your thoughts and ideas, but we have often called them all “blogs” because they’re in a blog format. That’s a bit like calling something a car just because it’s been kept in your garage. Sitting in a garage doesn’t mean that your dog is a car, and being posted on a blog site doesn’t mean that your announcements are blogs. To get it right, we need to focus on what it is, not where it’s been kept.  

News: “we’d like you to know…”

News should go into the News Centre page, and most of it should also be displayed (temporarily) on the news sections on the home page (“Spotlight” for newer or higher-profile news, “More News” for older or lower-profile items). This includes announcements about activities at the school, reminders about policy, highlighting upcoming events or reporting on special events that have just happened. News has the most prominent place on the home page, and so should showcase your most important or most time-sensitive information.

Calendar: “be ready for…” 

Upcoming events should go into the Calendar (Dates to Remember), and will show up on the calendar page as well as the Dates to Remember section of the home page. This can include everything from non-instructional days to athletics events, exams, or parent-teacher conferences. You can’t add events in the past – if you want to talk about an event that’s already taken place (like how the drama performance last night was a huge success) you can create a news story, instead.

Blog: “think about…”   

More personal opinions or messages from school leaders should go into the Principal’s Message blog. This is the right place for updates on professional development your teachers are engaged in, and how that’s informing your teaching practice, or how your school’s focus on the environment this year is impacting what you do with waste and recyclables from lunchtimes, or why you’re emphasizing the value of respect this month and what that looks like at your school. Usually, your blog should have content that’s still relevant and engaging even months after it’s posted. ​

Jan 02
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​This should show up as the earliest post since I manually set the published date to be in the past. 

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