TA's Me to We group is sponsoring the first Food Drive of the year. We will be collecting food for the Legacy Project, Veterans Food Bank.
Beginning November 1, and ending on the 15th, all students are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food. Boxes will be set up in each Homeroom class for students to place their donations. We will collect and count all items. The Homeroom that brings in the most items will win a prize.
Thank you in advance for all of your support,
Ms. Nelson and Ms. Burkell
I would like to welcome back all of our students. Hopefully, everyone's had a restful and relaxing weekend. The beautiful weather sure didn't hurt :)
We've got a lot going on this week: soccer and volleyball games; Me to We Club, Choir, Vaccination Presentation (gr. 5 and gr. 9); Gr. 9 High School IB visit; Lockdown, and much, much more!
Also, we will be celebrating Halloween early at RTA. Next Friday, October 27th, students are invited to dress up in their festive attire; while some teachers will creatively incorporate the Halloween theme into learning, it will not be a morning of parties. As always, students should not wear masks or carry weapons (even plastic). Students in grades 7-9 should also be prepared to change for gym... And, on Tuesday, October 31st - Halloween Day- students are encouraged to dress in black and orange (no costumes as it is a long day of school).
With so many possibilities, it is sometimes difficult to navigate through the plethora of resources online.
Here are some site recommended by the Gifted and Talented Strategist:
Math Enrichment Resources
Nrich Math: https://nrich.maths.org/frontpage
Differentiated Instruction Ideas: https://sites.google.com/a/stokes.k12.nc.us/stokes-aig-differentiated-instruction-ideas/math
Brain Boosters from Discovery School: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/brainboosters/
College of William and Mary (Gifted Education): http://education.wm.edu/centers/cfge/
Dr. Mike’s Math Games: http://www.dr-mikes-math-games-for-kids.com/
Brain Binders: http://www.teachnet.com/brainbinders/index.html
University of Calgary Math Nights: http://math.ucalgary.ca/community_outreach/math_nite
Math Olympiads: http://www.moems.org/index.htm
Mathmatica Centrum: http://mathematica.ca/eng/index.htm
Virtual Manipulatives: http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
On Thursday, there will be a mandatory Gr. 9 Bamfield Parent Meeting, for students wanting to attend Bamfield in the Spring. The meeting will take place in the library, prior to our Parent Council/Fundraising Society AGM in the library.
The Bamfield Meeting will take place: 5:30-6:15 PM
The Parent Council/Fundraising Society Meeting will take place: 6:30-8:30 PM
FYI - Tomorrow is photo day at RTA. Make sure to plan for a combination of snow, rain, and beautiful hair. The photographers will be here in the morning, possibly finishing before lunch. If your child is unable to make it to school tomorrow, retakes will take place on November.
What a busy week, and it's only been 3 days!
The University of Calgary would like to invite interested families to come to the University to explore the diverse and fascinating field of engineering!
Go ENG Girl is an exciting opportunity for girls in grades 7 to 10 to visit the Schulich School of Engineering, explore their passions for science and learn how they can apply their skills to engineering careers. Participants take part in a cool, hands-on activity, meet women currently studying engineering and learn about some of the amazing things women in engineering are doing.
If you could please forward and circulate this invitation to young women who might be interested at your school, we would be excited to have them at this event. They can register here:https://www.ucalgary.ca/events/calendar/go-eng-girl
The Discover Engineering Team
Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary
As we are waiting some website changes, just a quick reminder that Wednesday's Boys' Soccer game has move from DTS to RTA!
I hope to see many cheering fans ;)
RTA and Maple Ridge School will be participating in their second annual Terry Fox Run as a larger community. We encourage all students and staff to bring a Toonie for Terry Fox. Students can bring in their toonies on Monday September 25, 2017 to their Homeroom Teacher; we will be collecting donations until Friday September 29th, 2017. We are hoping to raise $600.o0 this year: one toonie, per student.
On Friday, September 29th, 2017, students will honour Terry Fox by walking/running in the field between schools. Don’t forget to wear an Orange Shirt, as well, as it's Orange Shirt Day!