Ross Glen Road Runner Reporter

April 2021

Ross Glen School

Vision

“Fostering responsible citizenship through holistic development”


Mission

“As a professional learning community, we are committed to nurturing holistic development, promoting life-long learning and encouraging our students to become responsible citizens.”

Ross Glen School Goals

1. In what ways will providing quality feedback impact student literacy growth? (assessment and literacy)

2.How will implementing and revising school processes enhance school culture?

March Snapshots

ENGAGED COMMUNITY

April School Events

Tuesday, April 6th- Classes resume

Wednesday, April 7th - Deadline to order hot lunch (for April 16th)

Tuesday, April 13th - School Council Meeting at 7:00pm (agenda and virtual meeting link will be sent to all families)

Friday, April 16th - Hot Lunch

Wednesday, April 21 - Deadline to order hot lunch (for April 30th)

Friday, April 30th - Spirit Day (theme to be announced)

Friday, April 30th - Last Day to complete the Parent OurSchool Survey

OurSCHOOL Survey


PARENT/GUARDIAN SURVEY REQUEST - IMPORTANT

Parents/Guardians of students at each MHPSD school are being asked to participate in an online school survey called the OurSCHOOL Parent Survey. As a school division, and as individual schools, we want to hear from the perspectives of students, parents/guardians, and teachers. The combination of this feedback will support our staff with setting priorities, celebrating effective practices, and identifying opportunities for growth.


About the OurSCHOOL Parent/Guardian Survey:

  • Allows you to provide your feedback anonymously into school initiatives, though you can always include your name in the comments if you choose.

  • The survey is voluntary, however we encourage you to participate, so we get a better understanding how you feel the school supports learning, positive behaviour and promotes a safe and inclusive environment

  • The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and must be completed in one sitting. The link to the survey will be sent in a separate email.


Thank you for your time and commitment to completing the survey. This type of evidence supports the importance of reflecting and considering our collective and individual work in supporting students and learning in our school.


The survey needs to be completed by April 30th, 2021.

Alberta Education Assurance Survey (Grade 4-6 parents/guardians)

Ross Glen parents/guardians with students in Grades 4-6 will soon receive access to the online Alberta Education Assurance (AEA) Survey from Alberta Education. This AEA Survey is similar to and replaces the previous Accountability Pillar Survey. All teachers and Grades 4-6 students also complete the survey at school. All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences at Ross Glen for this current school year. Please note this parent/guardian survey is to be completed prior to April 23rd. Thank you.


The AEA Survey seeks to determine how parents, students and teachers perceive the quality of education they receive. Alberta Education’s Assurance Survey provides the basis for accountability and public assurance in the Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system. Results show which measures have improved, which have remained constant and which have declined. It allows everyone – parents, teachers, school authorities, students and the province – to celebrate successes and respond to opportunities for growth together. Schools and school authorities are expected to share their results and plans for improvement with the community so they can review them. At a glance, the results point out successes and areas for growth from both a local and provincial perspective.


At Ross Glen we want to continue with our areas of strength and also improve even further, the learning experience of all of our students. Therefore, we are asking for your help to please participate in this online survey when you receive it from AB Education. The more parent surveys submitted will provide us with richer and more reliable data. It is also another opportunity in which your parental voice, which we value, will be heard.


Details about the assurance measures and how to obtain results are available online at www.alberta.ca/accountability-education-system.aspx


We would like to thank families, students, and staff for their efforts and flexibility during this unusual time of COVID. Health rules, and moving to and from at-home learning, have led to changes in routine and the way parents engage with schools. That’s why it is more important than ever to hear from you.


Just a few points to please keep in mind: please base your responses on perceptions on this current school year at RG, please try to choose a response on the survey other than “Don’t Know” as this choice can mean many different things and is therefore difficult to interpret when we plan for further improvement. Related, if a question is not applicable to you, you should leave the response blank or select N/A. On-line survey responses will not be saved and submitted until respondents click “Submit”. So, it is recommended that the survey is completed and submitted in one sitting. Should you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (403) 529-2960. Thank you for your support and participation with this important survey.

New K-Grade 6 DRAFT curriculum

Over the Easter Break, the government released the DRAFT curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 6. The curriculum is to be implemented September 2022.


Please review the document as it is important you are aware of what teachers are mandated to teach.

https://www.alberta.ca/curriculum-subject-areas.aspx


Once reviewed, please provide the government with your feedback.

https://www.alberta.ca/curriculum-have-your-say.aspx

Hot Lunch/Spirit Day Lunch

Please keep in mind that if other lunches are dropped off, they are required to be delivered to classrooms by a staff member, and makes additional work for the staff. We encourage you to order hot lunch or pack your child a regular lunch.

Thank you for understanding.

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Upcoming Hot lunch/Spirit Day Lunch Dates

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Ross Glen School Clothing Items

We are happy to announce we have a new line of Ross Glen clothing, and other items, available to our school community for purchase! We know school clothing, and other items, creates a sense of belonging, builds a feeling of community, and encourages school pride. We are excited to offer this to our students and school community!


This year, options will include masks, neck gaiters, mini hand sanitizer bottles, and fanny packs (to keep masks, and other items, safe while the students are enjoying playing at recess).


Sales will take place directly on our online store. Families are able to order and pay for their choices directly.


The link for ordering is https://www.teamfs.ca/store/c84/Ross_Glen_Elementary_School.html.

Safety

Please ensure you are following all parking signs and rules. NO Parking areas are designated to ensure that students and families can cross the road safely without their (or the driver's) visibility being blocked. Please DO NOT park in the designated staff parking lots.

Please remind your children to cross at crosswalks and to walk across the street after they are certain the vehicle has stopped for them.

We need to work together to ensure our students are safe. Thank you for your cooperation.

Lost and Found

Thank you to Mr. Vick and Miss Foster for organizing the lost and found items and posting it to the RG website.


Please go through each link to see if there is any of your child's missing clothing is currently in the Lost and Found Box. If you see any item of clothing that belongs to your child write down the number that is beside or on the clothing and contact Miss Foster. You can call her at 403-529-2960 or by email jolene.foster@sd76.ab.ca Once she hears from you, the clothing will be brought to your child's class for them to bring home.


http://rossglen.mhpsd.ca/news/what_s_new/lost_and_found

School Council

Thank you to our School Parent Council members for their hard work in supporting our school this year. Here is our School Council Executive for the 2020-2021 school year:

Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Gebhardt and Jessie Ruckaber

Secretary: Megan Knodel

Treasurer: Nicole Nikiel


Agenda and meeting link will be emailed to all families.

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Tru Earth

All products purchased ship directly to the purchaser, with no shipping charges. The campaign remains open until the end of the school year, so you can place orders at your convenience and replenish your stock as needed while supporting our cause. When you use Tru Earth Eco-Strips, you will feel confident that you are taking care of your family and their future on this planet. If we all make the switch to Tru Earth, our profits will really add up!

Please share our school store https://fundraising.tru.earth/rossglenschool with friends and family everywhere. Our school will earn profits on their purchases as well. Our school store is open now. Be sure to check it out and place your orders right away!

Finalized MHPSD Calendar for 2021-2022

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October 18th is the election and scheduled as a Professional Learning day so students aren't in the schools.

Ways to Connect

There are many ways to stay in touch with our school.
Please feel free to connect with us through our multiple platforms.

Our website is: http://rossglen.mhpsd.ca/

Email: rossglen@sd76.ab.ca

School Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RossGlenSchoolMedHat/

Twitter: @RossGlenSchool