Attached is the next year RTA grade 7-9 Supply List.
Kids’ concussions can happen anywhere
How an hour of training could help you save your child’s life
In the blink of an eye, your baby slips in the tub. Your kindergartener falls off his bike. Kids bump their heads all the time during their everyday, saving-the-world activities. And even though much of the awareness for concussions is about playing sports, we know concussions can happen anywhere. In fact, most kids’ concussions happen during activities that aren’t sports-related.
A concussion is a brain injury caused by an impact or forceful motion of the head or other part of the body, which results in rapid movement of the brain within the skull. When concussions are managed properly, most children recover quickly and return to school, sports and other activities. When children suffering a concussion are not identified and continue activities, they have an increased risk for future concussions and possible serious complications.
Similar to first aid, every parent and caregiver should be able to recognize a potential concussion and know what to do. For Safe Kids Week (June 4-10) and Brain Injury Awareness Month (June) the Injury Prevention Centre is encouraging parents and caregivers to take the e-learning course at CATTonline.com.
In less than an hour, you can learn about concussions and how to help a child who may have suffered a concussion. In addition to the course, the tool kit at CATT Online provides questions to ask your doctor, a return to learn and sport plan and a variety of other resources.
Hopefully the weather will cooperate tomorrow. As long as the rain stays away, the grade 5s, along with Mr. McGhan, will get to experience track and field at it's best: all events are organized by Ms. Ballantine and the grade 9 Leadership team.
Please make sure to dress appropriately for the weather (and, in Calgary, that means everything). Make sure to pack a hat, a water bottle, sunscreen, athletic shoes, and, if needed, something for crazy pollen!
Have a great night,
It's hard to believe that this is the last newsletter of the year!
Thanks again for all of your support and the amazing school year ;)
It's hard to believe that it's already May ( or maybe that it's only May, given this amazing weather). If you haven't had a chance to attend a School Council or Parent Association Meeting, Thursday is your last chance for this school year. As always, the more the merrier!
General PAT Tips from Alberta Education:
• Before you begin, find out: how much time you will have to write the test and what materials you will need to write the test
• Skim through the whole test before beginning
• Read all instructions carefully
• Ask questions if you are unsure of something
• Answer the easy questions first and then go back to the harder ones
• Double-check to make sure you have answered everything before handing in the test Multiple Choice Tests
• Skim through the entire test. Find out how many questions there are and plan your time accordingly
• Do not spend too much time on any one question. Make a note beside a difficult question and go back to it if you have time
• Read each question carefully, underline key words and try to think of an answer before looking at the choices
• Read all the choices and see which one best fits the answer that you thought of
• When you are not sure which answer is correct, cross out/erase any choices that you know are wrong
• If time permits, recheck your answers
Attached below is our May Cafeteria Menu..
Former Calgary School Resource Officer, Dwayne Peace visited Gr. 7-9 students at RTA this morning. Mr . Peace covered issues surrounding adolescent youth today:
Body image, eating disorders, bullying, cyber-bullying, suicide, bullycide, the digital world and their digital footprint, texting, sexting, the power of words, cliques, isolation, showing respect for others, and the impact of media including the impact of violent video games on youth, self-harm, rumours, gossip and drama.
Please visit his website for more information: