It feels like every time I sit down to reflect upon where we have been and where we are going I find myself astonished at how many amazing things happen and the pace at which they occur. Our staff is truly awesome and manage this pace to create outstanding learning opportunities for our students every day and for that I am truly thankful.
Speaking of our staff, I would like to thank Ms. Denni Starr, an intern from FNUC, who recently completed her internship in Mrs. Kowalyshyn’s classroom. She truly brought much to her students and our staff and she will be missed. This is not the best photo (right) of the typically happy Ms. Starr so it makes me laugh that this is the photo I had on hand. We have added an Educational Assistant practicum student for the next six weeks to our community and we welcome Samha Badarpura.
We celebrated perhaps our most important staff member on April 27th as Mrs. Rakochy was feted with gifts from staff and students alike in recognition for Administrative Assistant’s Day. We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated co-worker and friend who makes our school such a special place.Thanks again Jane for all that you do!!!
The Environmental Club, under the guidance of Mr. Norman, have recently completed a project as part of a contest entitled, “25 Acts of Conservation.” This group has definitely gone global with this initiative as they connected the project to 31 different countries around the world. Take a look at this video to better understand the project and to hear about the successes they have achieved. 25 Acts of Conservation
Mrs. Paoli and her Art club have recently wrapped up the last leg of their learning journey and it has been very cool to see the many students involved grow in their talents. Thanks to Mrs. Paoli and her group for their time and efforts!
While the calendar shows the school year winding down, it is far from over and we have many important undertakings to complete as a school and school community.
As our current students pursue finishing the year off well we look forward to welcoming our next class of Gators. Our Kindergarten class that will begin in the fall of 2016 will have two different transition opportunities to learn about what it means, and looks like, to be a part of this great Argyle community. Their will be a parent information session offered on May 18th from 4-5pm that will answer the many questions that go along with starting school. As a follow up, we will have an opportunity for our incoming Kinders to come in and spend an hour in our kindergarten room on May 25th from 1045-1145am. Please call the office for more details.
Our School Community Council (SCC) is awesome! As of Monday, this week, we know have 15 iPads in the hands of our primary learners. These were funded by our SCC who has once again made a huge contribution to our learning community. Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! This group meets monthly and plans many different opportunities for our school and school community. Their support of our learning plans is second to none. Their next fundraising activity is a “bottle drop” which will take place on May 28th from 9-11am. The intent of this undertaking is to support the Saskatchewan Athletics program, “Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel” that our grade 3-6 students are involved in and Clinics that our grade 7 and 8 are doing.
Our school track meet will undoubtedly be a more enjoyable experience for our students as a result of this programming. The track meet will be May 31st at Sheldon WIlliams Collegiate. A note went home seeking parent volunteers who are imperative to making this event happen. If you are able to help out please return the note to your child’s classroom teacher…if you need another copy of the note please call the office.
Our School calendar can be found on our website.
Thanks for your support of Argyle School!