Ross Glen Road Runner Reporter
September 2019 News
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 values the following:
A holistic approach,
Ross Glen School Goals
1. Improving Quality Evidence of Learning for ALL Students through Effective Assessment & Reporting Practice.
2. Increasing Literacy for ALL Students through Impactful Instruction.
On-Going Focus: Improving the School's Collaborative Response Model (CRM) to better support student learning.
THIS IS US...
Mrs. Gust - Classroom Support Teacher
Mr. Maier - Music
ELP and Kindergarten Team
Mrs. BiechMrs. Johnson
Grade 1 Team
Grade 5 Team
Grade 6 Team
Mrs. Foster - Admin Assistant
Ms. Mastel - Principal
Mr. Kruger - Vice-Principal
SCHOOL ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL TIMES
The warning bell rings at 8:15 and students are expected to be in their classroom by 8:20 for announcements. The morning instructional block is from 8:25 a.m. to 11:51 a.m. The afternoon instructional block is from 12:40 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. If your child arrives late (after 8:20am), please have them check in at the office. Your child will be given a late slip upon a late arrival. This late slip communicates to the teachers that your child's attendance has been modified by the office.
Medicine Hat Public School Division Attendance Codes
When you call the school to notify us that your child will be absent we will ask which code applies.
Honoring Instructional Time
September School Events
Wed. Sept. 4th - RG Online Clothing store open
Tues. Sept. 10th - BATUS Band and Bugles Presentation
Tues. Sept. 10th - School Council meeting from 7-8pm
Sun. Sept. 15th - RG Online Clothing store closes
Fri. Sept. 20th - Professional Learning Day - no school for students
Sept. 27th - Spirit Day - Wear school colours (grey or burgundy)
Sept. 27-29 - Alberta Culture Days
Sept. 30th - Orange Shirt Day (OrangeShirtDay.org)
Ross Glen School Clothing
We are happy to announce we have a new line of Ross Glen clothing available to our school community for purchase! We know school clothing 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! We have set the prices very close to our cost but any profits we do make from the sales will help our school pay for programming enhancement.
Sales will take place directly on our online store. Families are able to order and pay for their choices directly. Items will be delivered to your child's classroom once they arrive to the school. The online store link is https://rossglenschool2019.itemorder.com/sale The online store will be open until Sunday, September 15th . Once the store closes, we will anticipate delivery in 3 weeks.
If you are interested in trying on items for size, a sample of every size of every item will be available at Sports Connection on Kingsway. They would be happy to help you find the right size. The basic t-shirt will be available all the way down to a tiny 2T. :) The other styles will come in youth and adult sizes. (There will be a number items in adult sizes only; these were included with staff in mind but are certainly available to families, as well.)
Follow this link to visit our online store!
If you have any questions, please email Ms. Mastel at firstname.lastname@example.org
All schools in Medicine Hat Public School District are utilizing a literacy (reading), and numeracy assessment tool to provide a general idea of how students are performing in each area. These assessments are used with students in grades 2 through 10. The purpose of these assessments are to help teachers plan supports for students in building literacy and numeracy skills. Teachers continue to use other classroom based assessments and diagnostic tools to guide planning and instruction. No single assessment reflects all skills required for students - multiple and different types of assessments are needed.
The literacy assessment being used is the STAR reading assessment, a brief online reading comprehension assessment.This tool provides teachers with beginning information to plan supports for students and engage in conversation with students about their reading and next steps. This assessment will be used three times throughout the school year.
The numeracy assessment being used is the Math Intervention/Programming Instrument (MIPI). This assessment is completed only at the beginning of the school year or term and has students answering questions on mathematical concepts they would have learned in the previous year. For example, a grade 6 student would answer questions based on knowledge and skills he or she would have learned in grade 5. There is no need for students to study for this assessment. It is simply a way to help teachers know where each student is in their math knowledge and skills and tells us if students need more help in math.
Both of these assessment tools are part of the many ways we plan to support students and offer a wide range of assistance to meet each child’s unique needs.
Parent Council News
Welcome to the new school year! Did you know that if you have a child who attends Ross Glen School, you are a member of the Ross Glen School Council? We meet each month for about an hour with free childcare provided. At our meetings, you will have a chance to learn more about our school and share your input. Our first meeting will be on September 10, 2019 at 7pm in the Staff Room. At this meeting we will discuss our budget for presentation at the October School Council Meeting. All are welcome to attend.
2019-2020 School Council Executive:
Chair: Elizabeth Gebhardt
Secretary: Megan Knodel
Treasurer: Nicole Nikiel and Janine Stuber
Spirit Day Coordinator: Terri Lees
Spellathon Coordinator: Amanda Knodel
Pizza night allows families to order pizza from Papa John’s online using a special code. The code gives the family a 15% discount and also earns a 15% donation for our school. Once we have further instructions and the required code, we will share it with families.
Here are the Papa John’s pizza night dates for the year:
Thursday, September 19
Thursday, October 17
Thursday, November 21
Thursday, December 12
Thursday, January 16
Thursday, February 13
Thursday, March 19
Thursday, April 9
Thursday, May 28
Thursday, June 11