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November 23, 2020 | Grade 8 and 9 Classes Online until December 2, 2020
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  • Important Update | Grade 7-12 Students Moving to At-Home Learning Starting Nov. 30

  • November 24, 2020 | COVID19 Positive Case at Sir Wilfrid Laurier School

  • November 23, 2020 | Grade 8 and 9 Classes Online until December 2, 2020

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Principal's Message

Weekly Up-Date October 16, 2020


Hello SWL Families,
The beautiful days of fall seem to have shifted to the long upcoming days of winter!  We continue to wish wellness and good wishes to our school community.  A few updates to share with you this week.
SCHOOL COUNCIL AND PARENT SOCIETY
We hosted a virtual Annual General Meeting for School and Parent Council/Society last week.  Thank you to the many parents who attended and for your willingness to volunteer for nomination for several executive roles.  I could not be more pleased to work with our newly formed council and every parent who chooses to attend in support of our school.  Thank you!!!
DRESS AND SCHOOL ATTIRE
Please ensure your child dresses appropriately for both TLC and weather conditions.  A few things to know:
WALKING NEXT WEEK: Students will be out walking a lot next week (rain or sunshine) in support of Secret Path Week…time to pull out the winter wear, please!
LUNCH TIME: Students will continue to go out for 20 minutes at lunch for a mask break and to refresh the air inside the building. Students will be outside every day unless we reach a wind chill temperature of approximately    -20 degrees. 
PE will continue to take place outdoors as much as is possible
SCHOOL UNIFORM and STAYING WARM:  we ask that all students wear a crested TLC shirt and navy/black pants while in the school and classrooms.  Students are also welcome to wear SLW hoodies in their classes, or a navy/dark cardigan or dress sweater (preferably TLC crested).  Other types of hoodies may be brought to school but ONLY worn outside and during PE.  
Ms. Chan has provided a video link if you want to learn more about layering for warmth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXr2iPeMLfs&feature=youtu.be
LEARNING AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Youth and Philanthropy Initiative:  We kicked off our Youth and Philanthropy Initiative with the grade 9 students yesterday and I was so excited to speak with them. They will be researching charities and preparing persuasive presentations in the coming months for their chosen charity.  The winning grade 9 team will receive a cheque for $5000 to give to their charity.  A real example of authentic and real life learning!
Secret Path Week: This year SWL will be partaking in Secret Path Week, a national movement that occurs annually from October 17-22.  The week was inspired by Chanie Wenjack, a victim of the residential school system. From October 19-22, students at SWL will be partaking in activities to start conversations toward understanding residential schooling in Canada, the many forms of resistance that indigenous children exercised against residential schools, and how to imagine and enact reconciliation.
Gauss and Pascal Math Competitions:  We have been busy encouraging students to sign up for these two excellent math competitions and finalized our numbers yesterday, with over 50 students signing up to take on a great math challenge opportunity.  SWL is pleased to subsidize the cost of this in support of numeracy education and we will ramp up this activity as we get closer to the competition dates.
Global Read Aloud:  We cannot undertake field trips, so we are bringing them to us.  We started a Global Read Aloud which allows our students to virtually connect to read and learn together with teachers and students from all over the globe.  Next week, some grade 7 students will be connecting with students and schools in Michigan as we share a novel study together, they are quite excited.
Student Assessment:  We have completed diagnostic assessments in reading and mathematics to make sure we target where our students are at in their learning following a six month period of being out of in-person school.  This data is invaluable in our work and support of your children.
School Spirit:  Rumour has it there will be a Spirit Week in late October, a good time to focus on wellness through laughter and joy…more to follow.
Have a wonderful week-end,  I hope you were able to see the video links provided by homeroom teachers and feel more comfortable seeing and knowing who is working closely with your children. 
Sincerely,
Mr. Martin Principal ​
 

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Sir Wilfrid Laurier School

819 32 St SE Calgary, AB, T2A 0Y9
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School Contacts

Principal
Daryl Martin
Assistant Principal
Tiffany Jernigan
Education Director
Lori Pritchard
Trustee
Richard Hehr

School Information

Grades
06-09
Enrolment
505
Programs
Traditional Learning Centre (TLC)
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School Hours

Morning Start
8:25 AM
Dismissal
3:10 PM
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