Principal's Message

Principal’s Message from Bulldog Bulletin - September 15, 2017

Welcome Back

We hope that everyone had a relaxing and fun-filled break. The school year is in full swing and a variety of activities are being planned on and off campus. Soccer, volleyball, intramurals, and our annual Terry Fox have been scheduled. Please watch the school webpage for updates on these various activities.

Our Grade 10 students, along with other Aspen View Grade 10s, will be heading out to the Long Lake Centre from September 25 - 29. During this time they will participate in an array of activities to reach the outcomes in Aboriginal Studies 15. The students are looking forward to connecting with other students within our division, engaging in activities with Elders and outdoor education instructors, and benefiting in experiential learning. We are grateful to TEAM for financially supporting our students of this adventure.

School Council and TEAM Annual General Meetings were held this week. Parents are encouraged to join the meetings whenever possible. These meetings are a great way to increase parental engage-ment and meet more families within our community. If you are looking for additional ways to be-come involved within the school, we are always looking for regular and occasional volunteers. If this is something you are interested in, please stop by the school office to pick up a letter to take to your local RCMP detachment for the completion of a criminal record check. These checks are re-quired on a yearly basis if you’re volunteering on an overnight trip and every two years for day trips.

Literacy, wellness, and technology continue to be the focus areas for our school division. Teachers have been benchmarking any new students and using these results to develop LLI (Leveled Literacy Interventions) groups and assist teachers with guiding their instruction. Teachers at all levels are making literacy a focus in their classrooms. Please do not hesitate to ask your child’s teacher what strategies they are implementing to supporting literacy in their classrooms.

Many parents walk their children into the school. To assist with the traffic flow, parents coming in-to the school with their children are asked to park in the student or staff parking area instead of temporarily parking in the drop off zone. The drop off zone is designated for parents to let their children exit the vehicle and then exit the drop off zone. By doing so, everyone will permit the safe and efficient flow of traffic to continue through this area. Everyone’s cooperation is appreciated.

We are looking forward to another exciting school year.

Yours in education,
Mrs. K. Carson