BTPS Weekly Update

December 13-17, 2021

Superintendent's Memo - Monday, December 13, 2021

Hi Team,

We are commencing the final week of 2021! The excitement of the holidays is felt by students and staff! I hope all the activities, events and performances go well! Here is a holiday read aloud for young students. I am thinking of your all and sending positive thoughts your way as we wrap up the year.

You can see our newest media release on our website. I would like to do a huge shout out to our Finance Department who did an amazing job preparing BTPS for our annual audit. As well, thank you to our Learning Services team who put together our Annual Education Results Report. Our staff set the bar high with their work!

My Christmas message is here. I am so fortunate to be a part of BTPS with all of you. I wish you all an amazing break! As I reflected on the past year and the dedication of BTPS staff, the book “What Do You Make” by Tom Hierck came to mind. The BTPS staff make a significant difference in the lives of our students each and every day. I thank you all for supporting our students. The work you do is very much appreciated.

Don't forget to vote for your favourite Christmas carol here.

Take care and enjoy the holiday season. All the best to all of you in 2022.



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The Senior Leadership Team Wishes You a Merry Christmas

Here is the Christmas Message from our Senior Leadership Team. We do send our best to all of you for the holiday season and wish you health, joy and peace in 2022.

All the best as you wrap up the last week of school in 2021.

AHS Sessions to Manage Stress

Transform your stress has launched new sessions. Register for this free, online course. This workshop provides information on managing stress, building mental health and learning coping strategies. More:

2022 Education Gathering Takes Shape

Registration for the 2022 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education Gathering opens this week! Centred on the theme “Sharing Our Truth,” the sixth Gathering will continue to relay the facts surrounding Indigenous Peoples’ history in Canada and invites all participants to commit to a personal pledge of reconciliation. Slated for March 14 to 16, 2022, at the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton, the Gathering welcomes keynote speakers Michael Redhead Champagne, JR Larose, and Crystal Martin-Lapenskie. Participants also will enjoy a popular New Blood production, “A Story of Reconciliation.” Charlene Bearhead will serve as this year’s witness to learning, and Elder Wilson Bearhead will oversee the cultural program and protocols. Delegates will receive a copy of a book from the series Siha Tooskin Knows, authored by Elder Wilson and Charlene Bearhead. Please contact CASS Leadership Consultant Elizabeth Gouthro if you have any questions. A follow up email will be shared with members once the registration opens.

Flourishing in Rural Schools: Learning and Leading Through Appreciative Inquiry

Sign up for the 2022 Alberta Rural Education Symposium before Jan. 31, 2021, to take advantage of a $50 early bird discount! To be held March 6 to 8, 2021, at the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton, this year’s symposium “Flourishing in Rural Schools: Learning and Leading Through Appreciative Inquiry” includes a presentation by Dr. Scott Morrison, superintendent of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools, on the “Power of Narrative.” Dr. Sabre Cherkowski from Okanagan School of Education also will be on hand to present her research findings on teacher and administrator well-being. Minister Adriana LaGrange will make a special guest appearance. Registration for the symposium is $400/person (early bird $350).

Alberta Education Engagement Session

Parent and public virtual information session on the draft K-6 curriculum MOVED to December 16th - 7 to 8:15 pm. Session information is here:
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