Ross Glen Road Runner Reporter

March 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?

February Snapshots

ENGAGED COMMUNITY

March School Events

Wednesday, March 3rd - Parent/Guardian Engagement Session at 7pm (virtual meeting)

Wednesday, March 3rd - Deadline to order hot lunch for March 12th

Tuesday, March 9th - School Council Meeting at 7pm (virtual meeting)

Friday, March 12th- Hot Lunch

Wednesday, March 17th- St. Patrick's Day

Wednesday, March 17th - Deadline to order Spirit Day lunch for March 26th

Thursday, March 18th - Papa John's Pizza Night

Friday, March 19th - Professional Learning Day - No school for students

Monday, March 22nd - Report Cards emailed home

Wednesday, March 24th - Virtual Family Conferences 3:30-6:30

Thursday, March 25th - Virtual Family Conferences 3:30-6:30

Friday, March 26th - Spirit Day- Theme is "The Great Outdoors"

Saturday, March 27th-Monday, April 5th - Easter Break


Classes resume on Tuesday, April 6th

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Parent/Guardian Engagement Session

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Next steps....how can we emerge stronger?

This engagement session will involve 3 discussions. We want to provide these to you prior to the session, so you can start to reflect and possibly bring some ideas to the session.


Participants will be broken up into smaller groups for discussion prior to submitting answers.


Discussion #1: Positives we can leverage

a) What might be some positives in the area of instruction, assessment and learning?

b) What might be some positive impacts technology has had on learning?

c) What might be some positive impacts on how schools have had to operate? Any structures or processes that have been put in place that we should keep?


Discussion #2: What do we miss being able to do?

a) In general, what are some things about "school life" that you miss or that your child(ren) miss?

b) Are there any instructional practices that teachers have not been able to use because of the pandemic that you feel are important to bring back as soon as possible? And why?


Discussion #3: What do we need to be mindful of next year?

a) As we think about the opportunity of blending the new skills students and teachers have developed with some of the practices, we haven't been able to utilize, what do we need to be mindful of if, and when, we return to a greater level of normalcy?

b) In general, what are some of the things we need to be mindful of for next year?


ZOOM link will be sent out to all families.

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

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.

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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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.

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!

Upcoming Hot lunch/Spirit Day Lunch Dates

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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