November 1, 2016
The second month of the school year has now come and gone. It is hard to believe we are in the last week of October. I would like to thank all parents and guardians who attended their child’s Goal Setting Conference in October. We believe it is critical that our teachers and parents work side by side to ensure the greatest success for our students. Our format allowed our students to be proactive by setting goals and plans for themselves with the guidance and support of their parents/guardians and teachers. We will check in on the progress of our students’ goals connected to our Leader in Me Self-Reflections the week of January 16 to January 20, 2016.
On behalf of Lee Ridge Elementary School, we would like to welcome and congratulate our new Lee Ridge School Council: Erin Hawkins (President), Darcy Glassford (Vice-President), Leanne Balch (Secretary) and Evelyn Takuski (Treasurer). In addition, we would like to thank all of our parents and previous school council members that have helped us build character and competence through leadership and an active, healthy lifestyle over many years. We welcome everyone to our next Lee Ridge School Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in our Library Learning Commons.
We are working on specific areas of improvement at our school as we examine our Alberta Education Accountability Pillar Overall Summary of Results Report for October 2016. Our Student Learning Achievement continues to be an area of focus. As we reflect upon other categories, we have made effective gains upon the following sections: Safe and Caring Schools, Preparation for Lifelong Learning, World of Work and Citizenship, Parental Involvement and Continuous Improvement and Continuous School Improvement categories. We will continue to maintain our excellent results in the areas of Student Learning Opportunities and Preparation for Lifelong Learning, World of Work, and Citizenship. We will examine these results closely at our next School Council meeting.
November is another busy month as we look forward to many events: our Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 9 at 9:30 a.m. in our gym; a Lee Ridge School Council Meeting on November 9 at 5:00 p.m. in our Library Learning Commons; picture retakes on November 17 and we will post our first progress report reflecting upon student learning to SchoolZone on Friday, December 2.
Please not that we do not have school from November 10 through to November 15. We welcome all students back to school on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
I am very proud to be part of such a tight knit community as a continuing learner at Lee Ridge School. We continue our mission: building character and competence through leadership and an active, healthy lifestyle every day at our school.
Randy Radmanovich M.Ed.