Ross Glen Road Runner Reporter

January 2021

Ross Glen School


“Fostering responsible citizenship through holistic development”


“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?


January School Events

January 4-8 - Scenario 3 (online learning)

January 6th - Deadline to order Hot Lunch (for Friday, January 15th)

January 11th - return to face to face classes

January 12th - School Council meeting at 7:30pm (online)

January 21st- Papa John's Pizza Night

January 22nd - Professional Learning Day - no school for students

January 28th - Bell Let's Talk Day - dress as a superhero

January 29th - Spirit Day

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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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January 4-11: Scenario 3

Students attend school at home through online learning: Monday, January 4 – Friday, January 8

It is our understanding that this additional week of online learning is intended to increase the isolation period of our younger students to mitigate the risk of students bringing COVID-19 into schools after the winter break. We understand that this unanticipated week at-home may put additional pressure on families and will do our best to support your child’s learning. However, this is not considered the same as emergency learning which took place in the spring. It is direct engagement/instruction, not distance learning.



· focus on early literacy, numeracy, physical skills and wellbeing

· approximately 1 ½ hours of instruction per day

Grades 1- 3:

  • focus on language and mathematics learning outcomes that strengthen the development of literacy and numeracy
  • incorporate health curriculum outcomes (with a focus on mental health)
  • approximately 2 ½ hours per day

Grades 4-6

  • focus on language and mathematics learning outcomes that strengthen the development of literacy and numeracy
  • incorporate science, social studies and wellness (with a focus on mental health) curriculum outcomes
  • approximately 2 ½ hours per day

** If you have questions or your child does not have access to a device for learning or internet access please contact Ms. Mastel or Mr. Kruger.

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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

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 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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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:


School Facebook page:

Twitter: @RossGlenSchool