Weekly Reminders

Good Morning Everyone,
Thank you to everyone who caught their son/daughter reading and sent us their pictures!
😀 LOOK who was caught READING!   
Some of the places our students were caught reading last week:  at a Rebel's hockey game, in their family vehicle, outside, on a bean bag chair, at a martial arts studio, in their bedroom, in their family room and with 2 older brothers and a nephew.  A kinder student was caught making the letter P out of small stamps and said, "Look, P for Parker"!  Please keep sending us your cute "Caught Reading" pictures!  
Please continue to encourage your children to READ!  Reading is the KEY to learning!
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📣 Gr. 8 parents & students -  
 Please join us tomorrow night...for a HIGH SCHOOL MEETING!
7 - 8 PM in our High School Suite
Don't miss this very informative meeting in regard to your son's/daughter's next school year.... HIGH SCHOOL!   Come out and get all your questions answered and hear about our amazing program.  Hope to see you there!   
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📢 Friendly Reminder there are no classes for K - Gr. 12 students the week of Feb. 17th:
Monday, Feb. 17th:  No School - Family Day
Tuesday, Feb. 18th:  No School - Winter Break
Wednesday, Feb. 19th:  K - Gr. 12 No School / Staff Learning Day
Thursday & Friday, Feb. 20th & 21st:  K - Gr. 12 No School / ATA Teachers' Convention
 🏊  Gr. 3-5 Swimming Lessons tomorrow (Tuesday, February 11th)

  •  Please remind your son/daughter to bring their swimming gear tomorrow.
  •  Students leave the swimming pool with wet hair - please remind them to bring a toque/hat & gloves.  Sometimes their socks get wet in the change rooms, so an extra pair of socks is a good idea.
  • Swimming makes students extra hunger so please pack an extra snack tomorrow.  Thank you!

 

HR Teachers leaving Swim Time  leaving
the school the Rec Centre
5D & 5P Leah Jackson & Yvonne Prins 8:45 9:00 - 9:45  10:00
3G & 3K Ger Klootwyk & John Kranenborg 9:30 9:45 - 10:30 10:45
4D & 4T Kerrie-Ann Dalstra / Abe Tuazon 10:15 10:30 - 11:15 11:30
4P & 3W Matt Picco & Karen Wolfmeyer 11:00 11:15 - 12:00 12:15
5M Eric Mueller 1:45 2:00 - 2:45  3:00

❤ A BIG thank you our Gr. 12 students who gave powerful, heartfelt ‘Stand & Deliver’ presentations on Friday!  Parents, staff, siblings, and Gr. 8-12 students listened as they shared how their experiences over the past 12 years have shaped who they are, how they view the world, and how they approach the future!  Thank you for sharing your innermost thoughts & inspiring us all!  We are all so PROUD of you!

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💃 Gr. 8 girls enjoyed Mrs. Graham's Dance PE class!
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📢 Attention Gr. 4 & 7 parents:  Please partake in the Annual Accountability Pillar Survey.  Surveys were mailed in January with the option to fill out the paper copy or the online version. 

Your feedback helps us measure our learning goals as a school, a school district, and a province so that we can celebrate our successes and respond to challenges together.

You can fill out the paper copy and return it in the self-addressed envelope provided or take the survey online. 
To access the online survey, parents need to use the 8-digit random access code on the tear-away portion of the paper survey mailed from AB Education.  Survey responses will not be saved unless the respondent clicks the SUBMIT button.  Therefore, the survey responses should be completed and submitted in one sitting.  
Survey closes:  February 28th, 2020

Your participation is IMPORTANT!  Don't miss this opportunity to be heard!

🌟 Mark your calendars:   Wednesday, February 26th is PINK SHIRT DAY!  

Students and staff are encouraged to wear a pink shirt and take a stand against bullying.  We will wear PINK and show our commitment to always make everyone feel valued and included!

Community News...

Red Deer Native Friendship Society presents....
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Red Deer PCN Women's Fun Run...
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Here are our reminders for the next 2 weeks:
Monday, Feb. 10th
  • Celebrity Readers at Gateway this week
  • Bantam girls basketball practice 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
  • Opa Hot Lunch
  • City boys and girls basketball practice 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, Feb. 11th
  • City boys basketball practice 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.  
  • Gr. 11 HANDS Team Meeting @ 7:15 a.m.
  • Gr. 3 - 5 swimming lessons
  • Bantam boys basketball practice 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.   
  • City girls basketball game here vs. St. Thomas
  • Gr. 8 Students/Parent High School meeting from 7 - 8 p.m. in the high school suite
Wednesday, Feb. 12th
  • Bantam girls basketball practice 7:15 - 8:30 a.m.
  • Kindergarten - Gr. 12 Buddy Worship @ 9:46 a.m. in classrooms
  • Gr. 9 Connections:  Mandatory assembly @ LTCHS
  • Jr. boys & girls basketball practice 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
  • City boys  basketball game here vs. St. Thomas
Thursday, Feb. 13th
  • Bantam boys basketball practice 7:15 - 8:30 a.m.
  • Mrs. Lodewyk's kinder class:  Friendship Day
  • Gr. 5 girls  basketball practice 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
  • Rec Ed & Gr. 6 Leadership option classes going to Collicutt 12:10 - 1:50 p.m. 
  • Jr. girls  basketball game here vs. Glendale
Friday, Feb. 14th
  • HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
  • Monday/Wednesday Kinders:  Regular Classes
  • Tuesday/Thursday Kinders:  No School
  • City girls basketball practice from 7 - 8:30 a.m. 
  • Mrs. Lodewyk's kinder class: Friendship Day
  • Gr. 5 boys  basketball practice 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
  • Rec Ed & Gr. 7/8 Leadership option classes going to Collicutt 12:10 - 1:50 p.m.   
  • 4 p.m. deadline to order Burger Boy Hot Lunch
  • GCS Hockey game @ Dawe vs. Rimbey Black @ 7:15 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 17th:  No School - Family Day
Tuesday, Feb. 18th:  No School - Winter Break
Wednesday, Feb. 19th:  K - Gr.  12 No School / Staff Learning Day
Thursday & Friday, Feb. 20th & 21st:  K - Gr. 12 No School / ATA Teachers' Convention
Saturday, Feb. 22nd
  • GCS Hockey game @ LCS (Lacombe) White @ 6:00 p.m. 
Have a wonderful week,
Cathy