Milo School News

February 2023

Principal's Point

I hope you all had a fantastic break filled with some time for fun and some time for relaxation! We have crossed that half-way point of the year, with the 100th day of school approaching quickly. We are all excited to welcome back Mrs. Woofenden who will resume her role as our P.E. specialist as well as teaching 4-6 math, 7-9 math, and 7-9 health. Once I finish the chemistry units with our junior high students in the next few weeks, she will take over 7-9 science as well.

March will be a busy month for us as we continue our adventure of learning Edsby. We are still working out a few details in the office but it looks like we will be able to release the new report card this time around. As a reminder, students in grades 1-6 will see marks based on separate outcomes they have been working towards rather than a single class average. This is a significant change, but I hope that with time we will all see the value that this type of reporting offers. Grade 7-9 students will continue to see a single percentage mark for their classes at this time. I am completely confident that things won’t go perfectly as planned, so thank you in advance for your patience as we work through this! These report cards will be released directly on Edsby on March 23rd. If you require a printed copy, please contact the office to request one once they have been released.

Most of our junior high class will be setting sail on their marine biology trip towards the end of the month. This incredible 5 day experiential learning opportunity will provide students with an opportunity to learn about ecology, biodiversity, navigation, sailing, sustainability, and teamwork all while sailing off of the coast of Victoria. We can’t wait to hear all about the experience!

At the end of February, the teachers engaged in some great learning as we attended teachers’ convention in either Lethbridge or Calgary. We have two additional professional development days coming up; one on March 17th and one on March 31st to continue working towards our professional and school goals.

Spring is nearly here! Or maybe that is just wishful thinking. Either way, I hope you all have a great month ahead.

Dakota Mattson

Marine Biology Update

The countdown is on! Only 3 short weeks until the junior high students leave for Victoria. The last deposit is now due and a final meeting is planned to go over itinerary, packing list and address any final questions. Please plan to be in attendance.

Hands on in 4/5/6 Science

Castle Mountain Ski Trip

A great time was had by all! Thank you so much to our incredible teachers and parent volunteers for making this trip run smoothly. Thanks to Mr. Watters for capturing the day on his camera, the pictures are amazing.

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Thank you so much

to all of our reading volunteers, we are all improving so much because of you.

to the volunteers that look after the Milo Arena.

to the parents that came to help tie skates.

to the ice committee and Curling Club members for giving us the opportunity to curl.

Upcoming spirit days

March 14 - Pi Day

March 16 - wear green for St. Patrick's Day

April 6 - Tacky hair day

Farewell to Mr. Watters

Thursday, February 17th was Mr. Watters last day at our school, we thank him for his enthusiasm for learning. Best of luck in the future.
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Spirit Day - Wear red/pink for Valentine's Day

Upcoming Dates

March 10 - Jr. Bonspiel at Milo Curling Club

March 13 - Parent Council Meeting 4:30 pm

Marine Biology Trip -March 17 - 22nd

March 20 - 100th day of school

March 27 - Hot lunch - french toast dippers with sausage and milk