REC School Raptor Report
"Learning Together Success for All"
Respect, Encourage, Collaborate. Succeed together!
Red Earth Creek School fosters a positive and respectful learning environment which embraces diversity, collaboration, and inspires students to flourish as lifelong learners.
Respect: promote the appreciation of ourselves, others and our environment.
Achieve: foster critical thinking, creativity and lifelong learning.
Participate: encourage opportunities to take risks, collaborate and build confidence.
Thrive: inspire yourself and others.
Open-minded: appreciate others views and ideas.
Responsible: advocate for students to become responsible citizens.
Success: we believe in success for all!
Second semester is well underway! The staff and students are settling in to this semesters classes and are gaining knowledge by the second! At this time I would like to bring your focus to two areas, Professional Development days for staff and the Diploma's our High school students wrote last semester.
Teacher conventions are an important part of professional development. Every year teachers and educational assistants take part in a convention to add to their skill set as an educator.These conferences provide information and ideas to support their professional practice so they can implement their knowledge gained in the classroom to help enhance their students learning. Thank you for your understanding and supporting us as these two days for the convention are extremely important for the profession.
Thank-you for all the support from PRSD in supporting our students in preparation for their diploma exams. The students came in on weekends prior to their exams and worked very hard to prepare themselves. REC Staff are very proud of them all for their dedication.
The next set of Diploma exams will be written in June.
Good work Red Earth Creek School High School Students.
Mr. Erin Reilly
Acting Principal, Red Earth Creek School
Education and the way in which it is delivered is always evolving in search of the best possible understanding of the most effective ways for children to learn and grow. In light of this, schools throughout the division have continued their focus on ensuring staff involvement in a variety of professional development (PD) focused on school and divisional priorities.
Learning opportunities are provided to administrators, teachers and support staff throughout the school year on designated professional development days (8 days per year). In addition to individual, small-group and full-staff school-based PD in areas such as literacy (Fountas and Pinnell Running Records, LLI), numeracy, formative assessment, differentiated instructional practices and leadership training, principals have also supported staff participation in a variety of sessions offered by the Northwest Regional Learning Consortium, the Alberta Assessment Consortium, and through other means.
The division has partnered with Kurtis Hewson, co-founder of Jigsaw Learning, to work with school administrators and extended leadership teams in our schools to establish Collaborative Response Models (CRM) that are highly focused on providing Response to Intervention (RTI) supports for students who are identified as needing Tier 2, 3, and 4 intervention supports to ensure their academic success. We have worked with Mr. Hewson to facilitate the August 30, 2018 Kick-off day, and to provide intense follow-up PD days on Sept. 19 and Nov. 21, 2018, with one further day planned for May 1, 2019. The Collaborative Teams established at each school regularly hold meetings focused on providing a "continuum of supports" for those students identified as needing Tiered intervention work. Good progress is being made in this area, and plans are now underway to partner with Mr. Hewson again in the 2019-2020 school year.
On March 7 and 8, 2019 schools are closed to allow our staff to attend regional learning opportunities. Teachers will be attending the Mighty Peace Teachers’ Convention and a number of our educational assistants will take part in the Northern Alberta Educational Assistants Conference. Both conferences take place in Grande Prairie, and offer a wide variety of sessions that staff can select to suit their needs.
As a division, we are proud to be lifelong learners, and are committed to providing our staff with opportunities to expand their knowledge and methods of teaching to better ensure the success of our students.
Thank you to our staff for their dedication to professional development – self-improvement is beneficial to our entire division and continues to make our schools the great places they are for students to learn and grow.
Superintendent of Schools
Peace River School Division No. 10
Indigenous Cultural Presenter
Mr. Bellerose will be introducing traditional drumming, indigenous dance, traditional flute and story telling, treaty art, as well as design and identity. REC School students have already participated in art activities with Mr. Bellerose; in which they thoroughly enjoyed.
REC School staff and students would like to send out one huge Raptor THANK-YOU to the R.E.C.E.S.S Society for helping us make this happen!
Health & Wellness
Safety Message – Ice Safety
March is a time to look forward to warmer temperatures, melting snow, and longer days. The transition from winter to spring begins the transformation of frozen rivers, ponds, creeks and dug outs to bodies of open water. Many of our PRSD schools are located close to water sources and during this time ice can become unstable and extremely dangerous.
Please take a few minutes and talk to your children about ice safety and the dangers associated with being on rivers, ponds, creeks and dug outs during this time of the year.
For more information about knowing the dangers of ice please follow the attached link provided by the Canadian Red Cross.
PRSD Safety Advisory Committee
School Council & RECESS Society News
To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing in regards to the Red Earth Creek School annual Spaghetti Supper and Loonie Auction. We will be hosting our Spaghetti Supper on Tuesday March 19th 2019 at 5:00 pm. We kindly ask for donations for the loonie auction. Any cool fun and great item you donate will be awesome!
Please find attached a copy of our poster that is going out to the community. We will advertise your company to the community via our Facebook page and our school website for your continued support to our school.
With monies raised from this fundraiser, supplies will be bought for the school, children will be able to go on educational field trips that they may not have been able to do. This is mostly due to our remote location. With being a remote community, the cost to travel is extremely high.
Any support we may receive will be greatly appreciated. We thank you in advance.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me by cell 780-649-5400 or Jolanda
Have great day!
On behalf of the R.E.C.E.S.S Society