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,
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