Ross Glen Road Runner Reporter

February 2021

Ross Glen School

Vision

“Fostering responsible citizenship through holistic development”


Mission

“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?

ENGAGED COMMUNITY

Staffing Update for 2021-2022

After 21 years at Ross Glen School, 8 years as Vice-Principal, Mr. Kruger is continuing his journey as Vice-Principal at Elm Street School, starting in the 2021-2022 school year. Mr. Kruger will be missed at Ross Glen, but he is excited to return to a school he worked at years ago, and to get to know the students, staff and community.


Miss Weisgerber, who has served as Vice-Principal at Elm Street School for 4 years, will be joining Ross Glen School as Vice-Principal and brings with her a passion for inclusion, strong foundation of literacy knowledge and skills, and developing relationships built on care for, and commitment to, children and her school community.

February School Events

February 3 - Deadline to order Hot Lunch (for Feb. 12)

February 9 - School Council Meeting at 7pm

February 11 - Papa John's Pizza Night

February 12 - Hot Lunch

February 15 - Family Day (School Closed)

February 16/17- Non-operational days (School Closed)

February 17- Deadline to order Hot Lunch (for Feb. 26)

February 18/19 - Teachers' Convention (no school for students)

February 24 - Pink Shirt/Anti Bullying Day

February 26 - Hot Lunch

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Special Presentation

Our FSLW, Nick Paquin, will be presenting at our February 9th School Council Meeting. His presentation will focus on how we, as adults/parents/guardians, can stay mentally well and how we can help our children to be mentally well. Everyone will walk away from the presentation with learning something new. We hope many families can join the virtual presentation as we work together to support each other and the children.


The Zoom Link will be sent to all families on the meeting agenda.

Valentine's Day information

Classes will be participating in classroom Valentine's activities the afternoon of Friday, February 12.

More information may be sent home from your child's teacher, as some are requesting cards to be at school earlier based on their classroom schedule.


Guidelines we are required to follow are:

1) Paper needs to be quarantined. If your child is bringing Valentine's cards that are prepared at home, please send them to school the morning of Thursday, February 11th at the latest.

2) If you are providing a snack to the class, it needs to be purchased from a store. An adult will hand out the food with clean hands and using tongs.

Guidelines

Students have been reminded of the health and safety guidelines that were implemented this year.


Hand Sanitizer/hand washing- Students are required to sanitize their hands when they enter the school and the classroom.


Entrances - Students are reminded to use their designated entrance doors. The only exception is when a student is late (or getting picked up early) and then they use the front door. Our doors are locked shortly after the 8:20 bell, and the doorbell is to the right of the door when you arrive at the front.

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Safety

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.

Questions to ask your child(ren) about their school day?

  1. What did you eat for lunch?
  2. Did you catch anyone doing something funny?
  3. What games did you play at recess?
  4. What was the funniest thing that happened today?
  5. Did anyone do anything super nice for you?
  6. What was the nicest thing you did for someone else?
  7. Who made you smile today?
  8. Which one of your teachers would survive a zombie apocalypse? Why?
  9. What new fact did you learn today?
  10. Who brought the best food in their lunch today? What was it?
  11. What challenged you today?
  12. If school were a ride at the fair, which ride would it be? Why?
  13. What would you rate your day on a scale of 1 to 10? Why?
  14. If one of your classmates could be the teacher for the day who would you want it to be? Why?
  15. If you had the chance to be the teacher tomorrow, what would you teach the class?
  16. Did anyone push your buttons today?
  17. Who do you want to make friends with but haven't yet? Why not?
  18. What is your teacher's most important rule?
  19. What is the most popular thing to do at recess?
  20. Does your teacher remind you of anyone else you know? How?
  21. Tell me something you learned about a friend today.
  22. What was your favorite subject to learn about today? Why?
  23. What is one thing you did today that was helpful?
  24. When did you feel most proud of yourself today?
  25. What rule was the hardest to follow today?
  26. What is one thing you hope to learn before the school year is over?
  27. Which person in your class is your exact opposite?
  28. Which area of your school is the most fun?
  29. Which playground skill do you plan to master this year?
  30. Does anyone in your class have a hard time following the rules?

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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February's Hot Lunch

February 12th - Papa John's Pizza

February 26th - Argo's Family Restaurant (choice of cheeseburger/chicken fingers/hot dog with a side)


Please make note of the deadline to order.

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 https://www.teamfs.ca/store/c84/Ross_Glen_Elementary_School.html.

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 https://fundraising.tru.earth/rossglenschool 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: http://rossglen.mhpsd.ca/

Email: rossglen@sd76.ab.ca

School Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RossGlenSchoolMedHat/

Twitter: @RossGlenSchool