This is definitely a short, busy, complicatedly wonderful week!
RTA's lunch has gone through several changes during these past few months. Here are the most recent updates:
Open Gym (12:10-12:30):
Monday - Grade 5
Tuesday - Grade 6
Wednesday - Grade 7
Thursday- Grades 8 & 9
Please click on the attachment for information regarding the National Sports' School Open House.
Dearest Parents & Guardians,
RTA will be holding it's school Remembrance Day Assembly on Friday, November 10th, commencing at 10:30 AM.
Every student will be given a poppy prior to the assembly.
We hope that all students are able to bring a loonie or a tonnie for the poppy donation boxes.
Also, we are still collecting dried/tinned goods for the Veteran's Food Bank; a central box is located in front of the Office.
Parents & Guardians,
As the weather is changing, please remember to make sure that your child/ren are appropriate dressed for the weather and have winter jackets, winter boots, hats, gloves, etc.
CBE Policy re Outdoor Breaks at School:
We recognize the value of outdoor breaks; however, when the weather is cold, outdoor breaks may not be a viable option.
When temperatures reach -20 Celsius or colder, including the wind-chill factor, it is recommended that students remain inside. The -20
Celsius guideline is comparable to other school jurisdictions in Alberta and across Canada.
Thank you and keep warm!
Attached, below, is a very informative School Council Fall Newletter. Not only will it keep you updated with what's happening in School Council this year; hopefully, it will encourage you to come join and to share your voice at the next meeting, Thursday, November 6th, 2017
Don't eat too much candy,
RTA teachers will be introducing Science Fair today, brainstorming possibilities . All students in the Science Alternative Program will be expected to participate in a Science Fair-like project, with many proceeding to CYSF at the University of Calgary. Students in the Regular Program are also encouraged to put on their lab coats and join in the fun!
Students participating in Science Fair will be bringing home a Parent Letter today. (I've attached it to this notice as well).
There will be a school-wide Celebration of Learning in February. Please let us know if you would be willing to mentor a student or if you would be willing to be a judge.
As everyone is preparing their amazing costumes for tomorrow, I know that photos are first and foremost in your thoughts!
Don't forget that "Picture Day" order forms are due tomorrow. Please hand in forms to the classroom teacher or to Ms. Coles in the office!
As the fates aligned, our Boys' soccer team made the playoffs after all!
Happy Thursday RTA families!
Today, we had our first lockdown of the school year. As per CBE policy, we had several Calgary police officers help us out.
As a whole, they were extremely impressed with our students; and, in one case, the police officer said that she didn't realize that there were kids inside the classroom :)
Lockdowns are very important to practise, as they give students tools and strategies for unforeseeable events. It was great to see so many of our students take it very seriously...
After the lockdown, homeroom teachers spent some time debriefing with students as well; as each and everyone of us internalizes in different ways... Be sure to talk your child this evening.
Thank you for your support,