May 2016 Newsletter

We have had a gorgeous start to spring and the trees and flowers have begun to bloom. Some of you have shared stories of camping, trail riding, biking and just hanging out with friends. I am sure we will hear more of these stories during the month. These pursuits are so important to help with your overall health and wellness.

Another way of staying healthy and happy is to limit your stress. Staying on track this last full month of school can go a long way to help you minimize the stress you may feel as the year draws to a close. Remember, your teachers are there for you and want to see you successfully through the rest of your school year. Ask for help! Come in and chat; call them on the phone; send an email. Don't be afraid to reach out!

Our students enjoyed a wonderful day volunteering at the Bethany Care Centre in Airdrie. The students worked alongside some lovely senior citizens and painted mailboxes together for outside of the seniors' rooms. Everyone had a great time chatting and getting to know each other while painting! You can see some photos below of our time together. Thank you to all the students who came out to volunteer!


Wow, the great weather is FINALLY here so it’s a great time to get outside during your 30 minutes of PE per weekday and try some different sports. Keep active and remember to give your mind and body the boost it needs for 30 minutes each day. This is important, as you have learned in HLS, for your emotional well being and it helps to reduce your stress levels.


May 10 - Grade 9 English PAT Part A Exam

May 20 - PL Day for teachers - No School

May 23 - Victoria Day - No School

May 26 - Onsite Day - International Children's Festival

June 9 - Last day to work onsite

June 10 - Final day to submit assignments

June 13 - LA and SS PAT and Final Exams

June 14 - Math and Science PAT and Final Exams

June 15 - Onsite Day - Heritage Park

MAY ONSITE DAY - International Children's Festival

Just a reminder to check your emails that will contain an extensive and detailed account of our next off site day in Calgary. Please be reminded that tickets must be purchased in advance and permission forms must be handed in (or emailed) to teachers PRIOR to students being allowed to attend this event. If anyone has any questions about this event, please contact Ms. Judy Sliwinski, at 403-235-0294 (ext. 5521). We have a set number of tickets for this event so if you would like to attend please have your permission forms and money in to your teachers A.S.A.P.

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JUNE ONSITE - Heritage Park

Our year end celebration will be taking place at Heritage Park this year on June 15. Please check the email sent to you for all the details and let us know as soon as possible if you would like to attend. Permission slips need to be submitted by 4:00pm on June 6 in order for you to attend. We hope you can join us! If you have any questions, please contact your homeroom teacher.
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Grade 9 Part A Achievement Exam - Tuesday, May 10 from 9:00 - 11:00 at the Airdrie Learning Connection (You received a detailed email about this exam last week).

The Grade 7 and 8 exams, along with the remaining Grade 9 Provincial Achievement Exams for LA 9 (part b), SS 9, Science 9 and Math 9, are scheduled to be written on Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14. These exams are written at the Education Centre in Airdrie at 2651 Chinook Winds Drive Southwest, Airdrie, AB T4B 0B4

Here is a schedule for the day:

Monday, June 13
LA 9:00-10:30
Break 10:30 - 11:00 (it is recommended that students bring water and snacks for this break)
SS 11:00 - 12:30

Tuesday, June 14
Science 9:00-10:30
Break 10:30 - 11:00 (it is recommended that students bring water and snacks for this break)
Math 11:00 - 12:30

Parents are reminded to pick up their student from the Education Centre promptly at 12:30.