Thursday, October 27, 2011

Recap Of Meetings

At tonight’s Council meeting Mrs. Chen and Mrs. Kruger presented on their Grade 1 class initiatives.  Their classes have been selected out of many applications to attend the Eco-Action School at Ralph Klein Park in May.  This is a great opportunity for their students to apply what they are learning in school to the environment.

Our School’s PAT results will be posted on the school’s website in the near future and individual student results will be included in the first report card. The Province has announced they are giving some of the funds back to the schools. This money has been designated for human resources, such as teachers and/or educational assistants.

The Parent Council Meeting voted to financially support a presentation in November called Can I Play Too? put on by the Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society and designed to foster social inclusion, play and friendships for children on the autism spectrum.  The PA also voted to assist with bussing for field trips.  Discussions on where to spend casino funds will be held at future Council meetings. 

Our casino is on November 15 and 16 and is still in need of volunteers. If you can help out please contact Stuart at Our fun lunch was held October 27.  This event was a great success but is in need of a Chair for any future lunches to occur.  Until someone is able to fill this role the fun lunch program has been suspended.  If you are able to Chair this great committee please let our Volunteer Coordinator Nicole know at

Our next meeting will be held November 28 starting at 6:30pm.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

School Council and Parent Association Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder that Monday October 24 is our next School and Parent Council meetings. The School Council meeting starts at 6:30pm and the Parent Association meets right after at 7:30pm.  These are a great place to find out what is happening in the school and to have input on things you would like to see happen.

Come see what opportunities there are for you to get involved.

SUTP Fundraiser

Congratulations to Adelisa in Kindergarten who is the winner of the Wii Entertainment System!

Thanks to all our students and their families who helped sell around 450 Students Union Coupon books raising about $9000 half of which goes right to our Parent Association to be used in school programs.  Some of the programs this money will be used for include bussing for fieldtrips, school presentations and other activities.                         

Even though the contest is now closed we still have some books remaining so please let the school know if you want one.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Casino Volunteer Update

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help at the casino so far. As a reminder, the dates are November 15th and 16th at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino.

We are still short a few volunteers. We require two chip runners to work from 11:30am-7:00 pm on November 15th and one chip runner to work fro 6:30pm-2:30 am on November 16th. A chip runner is a courier for chip orders from the casino games. This volunteer must be prepared to move around and must be able to carry up to five pounds of chips. The position is usually busy at the opening and closing of the casino.

We also are still in need of two courtroom staff to work from 10:15pm-2:45 am on November 16th. These volunteers will sort, amalgamate, count and verify all cash from table games drop boxes. Cash handling skills are an asset and volunteers should be comfortable working with their hands.

We would also like to have another six to seven volunteers that can be called upon to work a shift on either November 15th or 16th should they be needed. The shifts are 11:00am-7:00pm and 6:30pm-close (around 2:30am).

Volunteer forms can be found at this link and are also available at the school. If you are able to fill any of these needs, please email Stuart at or at