Principal's Message

Hi everyone,

With the arrival of April comes the sightings of robins, seagulls, and budding trees. Always fun to see, hear, and feel the arrival of Spring! Along with all the environmental indicators of Spring is the invitation from us for Kindergarten and Pre-School registration. If you have a child who will be 5 years old by September 1, please stop by and register him/her for our Kindergarten program. We also run a full Pre-School and PUF programming for 4 year olds. If you have any questions, give us a call at the office (403) 756-3355 and we will do our best to answer them for you.

You’ve noticed the large wall going up in our modernization. This is part of our new gymnasium. I meet with the construction contractors every two weeks and the meetings are very informative. I’ve been told that during the next month we will see “lots of steel coming out of the ground and that the community will really start to see things happening”. The contractors aren’t overly concerned about the timeline of the project to date and still have plans to finish on time by September of 2018.

Our school musical, School of Rock, has been busy with practices and rehearsals. Thanks to Tracy Selk and Mandy Nilsson for their skill set and expertise in once again taking on our community/school musical. Our musical is scheduled to run from May 3-6. More info on tickets and schedules will be coming out over the next little while. Our Badminton club has been busy practicing and getting ready for our district tournament on April 26. Thanks to Mr. Lutz and Mrs. Sheen for coaching our badminton team.

Every Wednesday and Friday after school, Mrs. Michelson, opens her library to the kids for our lego club. It’s really fun to see their engaged commitment to making their projects with Lego. Watch for pictures on our Facebook page! Mrs. Michelson will once again be hosting our Spring Book Fair. The Fair starts on Wednesday, April 5th and runs through Tuesday, April 11. Don’t forget “Family Night” on Thursday from 3-7:00 pm. Our Book Fair has a great selection of reading material for all ages and all genres. Come out and find a book for the loved ones in your life. Being able to read is the most important skill anyone can acquire. Let’s all do our part in this vital journey.

On Friday, April 7th will be our monthly Flex Friday for our grade 7-12 students. Thanks to our community members for volunteering your skills and businesses to mentor and teach our youth. During our “Flex Days”, our students are allowed to create their own timetable for the day from a schedule consisting of their current courses coupled with new “option” type activities designed to target and pique their interest. Some of the options we’ve had include: Art, computer coding,

Spanish cooking, bread making, basic cooking, yoga, drivers training, penny stocks and financial literacy, frog dissections, Storybooking, photo/video editing, water drawing, sign language, dental hygiene, skeet shooting, and hunter education. It is a really fun and productive day as students decide if they need more academic time with their teachers and/or an opportunity to look at an option that might end up being a vocational career. Lots of fun and work by staff and community alike! If you want to volunteer your time and/or business to our Flex program please give me a call at the school.

Thanks to all of you currently involved for all you do with this fun additional timetable element of our school. Our Easter/Spring break begins on Friday, April 14. We return to school on Monday,April 24th.

Please continue to help us with our school goal of literacy. Continue to have your children read and share what they’ve read with you as much as possible. If you are having trouble with ideas on how to start your literacy journey, contact your child’s teacher and they’d be happy to help with ideas.

Talk with you soon.