January is a great month at Argyle. As staff, we often get the privilege of seeing the work done before our winter break come to fruition as our Gators come back refreshed and focused. It is always heart-warming for me to hear from the adults in our building, and to see on my own, the great successes happening in classrooms and for individuals. This January has been no different in this regard as we have noted many students making huge strides and accomplishing great successes. This only happens through the combined efforts of our students, the direction of staff, and your support at home. We are all grateful that together we get to see our students develop and succeed.
A snapshot of our students progress will be coming home at the end of next week as term one finishes up. This is a great time to have some discussions at home about how things have been going and to set some goals for where our Gators will go in the five months remaining. As always, our staff would love to work with you to help set the course and are easily accessible through email, a phone call, or a visit. Every learner in this building is unique and it is of utmost importance that we work together towards the best outcome for each student. I know that many of you are in regular contact with teachers and your support truly makes the process easier for all Gators.
It is hard to believe that our grade eights are already planning for next year and the transition to high school. We are so fortunate in Regina Public to have many awesome offerings and programs to meet the diverse needs of our learners. Sheldon Williams is the High School we feed into and they have a number of transition activities planned for our students highlighted by their open house on Feb 28th at 7pm and an Associate School Basketball Tournament/Registration Day on March 22nd.
This week we were very fortunate to have a visit from the teachers of a new offering for the 2018-2019 grade nine class – the Balfour Arts Collective. Check out their offerings and some media regarding the program via their website, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Another terrific offering for the sports minded student is the Martin Academy (Twitter). Visit the Argyle webpage for more information including Open House dates and other pertinent information.
Our two Gator basketball teams have tipped off their season and both teams are looking forward to successful seasons ahead. A special thanks to Mr. Norman and Ms Yee who are leading our girls and boys teams respectively. Our boys have already played a couple of games and our girls recently played an Argyle alumni squad (pictured below). Go Gators!
Regardless of our pursuit be it in the classroom, on the basketball floor, or any other arena of life it is important to remember that “the road to success is always under construction.” It can be hard to give ourselves permission to not be great at something, however, we need the reminder we need to keep working, growing, and learning.
As always, I welcome your input, feedback, and thoughts. Please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call our main office, or stop by and chat.
Some important upcoming dates:
- Jan 30th – RPS Community Engagement Meeting (formerly AGM) 7pm @ Harbour Landing School
- Jan 31st – PM Skating Grade 5-8
- Feb 2nd – Term 1 Report Cards Issued
- Feb 5th – SCC Blanket Exercise 630 pm Argyle Library
- Feb 6th – Grade 5-8 skating PM
- Feb 7th – OE trips – Grade 7/8
- Feb 9th – Imagine No Bullying Presentation Grade 5-8 1pm
- Feb 12-16th – Staff Appreciation Week
- Feb 14th – Gr 5/6 Evans OE trip
- Feb 16th – Teacher Convention – No school for students
- Feb 19th-23rd – February Break – No school for students