October 27, 2023
Dear Sabre families,
Here we go, the final week of October with all the hoopla of ‘Halloween Apples’ upcoming on Tuesday. One of the benchmarks as Albertans is weather, pardon the pun, snow is still on the ground on the night of Halloween. Looks like the ground will be ‘Drai’, like the Oilers goal production.
Thank you to our students in SAIL (Students Active in Leadership) for providing fun activities this Halloween week. To those students who choose to dress up on Tuesday, we ask that all costumes are culturally and socially appropriate. Should you have questions about a particular costume your child may be contemplating, please do not hesitate to contact school administration ahead of time.
As a reminder, Elk Island Public Schools will be on our annual November break from November 6 -10 with classes resuming on November 13, 2023. Thus, there is lots happening in and around the school. Here is the recap.
2023-2024 Awards Ceremony:
Grade 11 2023 -2024 Awards Ceremony Live Stream which is taking place on Thursday, November 2 at 12:30 p.m. At this time, your student will be honored for their accomplishments at Salisbury Composite High School during their grade 10 year. We invite you to watch our live stream for this event through our website at www.salcomp.ca or CLICK HERE at 12:30 p.m.
Grade 12 2023 -2024 Awards Ceremony Live Stream which is taking place on Thursday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. At this time, your student will be honored for their accomplishments at Salisbury Composite High School during their grade 11 year. We invite you to watch our live stream for this event through our website at www.salcomp.ca or CLICK HERE at 2:00 p.m.
Should you wish to watch your child ‘cross the stage’ in person, we do have limited seating in our theater. We are asking that you plan for two per family. Simply send an email to karen.schlegl@eips to reserve seats.
Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on November 1 at the school from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Large Gym, and on November 2 virtually by phone from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. School Interviews have been open and will close on October 31 at 8:30 a.m. CLICK HERE to book. A link to book will also be available on our website at www.salcomp.ca
Remembrance Day On Friday, November 3rd, we will be remembering the service of all men and women who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms that all Canadians enjoy today.
Student emcees will be remembering the more than 2 million Canadians who have served and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. As well, the Salisbury Concert Band will be performing O'Canada and Amazing Grace. By remembering the service and sacrifice of Canadians who served, we recognize the freedom that they fought to preserve.
Through our Social Studies department, we have partnered with The Holodomor National awareness tour, who will be at SAL on November 1 and 3, which is a joint initiative that will engage and educate students about genocide through the lens of the Holodomor, emphasizing the importance of social inclusion, equity, diversity, and tolerance. The HMC will also emphasize the effects and consequences of hate, bullying, and discrimination, as well as empower students to make positive changes in today's world.
In launching this project, the Canada-Ukraine Foundation strives to educate students about the Holodomor while enabling students to build essential 21st century skills that can be applied inside and outside the classroom, and inspiring them to be lifelong learners and leaders.
Early next week, students currently in Social Studies classes will be given an overview of the presentation and messaging will also be sent to parents and caregivers. Some of the issues, images, videos, and experiences shared may be sensitive in nature. Your child’s teachers and the facilitators of the Holodomor Mobile Classroom will strive to ensure that your child’s classroom learning and Holodomor Mobile Classroom experiences are safe and meaningful. Teachers are provided with pre-visit resources that will help prepare students for the visit and post-visit resources that will help students better understand what they have learned. Student questions and concerns will be respectfully addressed. As per administrative procedure 260, student’s have the choice to opt out as these presentations can be overwhelming in nature for some of our Sabres.
In closing, Good luck to our Sabre athletes, from swim, football, volleyball and cross country competing in upcoming playoffs and provincials. They have represented the school through victory and defeat, and regardless of the outcome, our hope is that they have had a ton of fun and learned some ‘life lessons’ through sport.
Take care and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.