October 1, 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians:
The first month of the school year has now come and gone and we continue to pursue our mission statement: building character and competence through leadership and an active, healthy lifestyle. We are quickly approaching our Goal Setting Conference evenings to take place on October 11th, 12th and 13th. Shortly, you will receive all of the important details and information to make this very important student-led conference a success.
We are happy to let you know that the Leader in Me will continue to be an integral part of our goal setting process for all students from kindergarten to grade six. The Leader in Me is a process that helps develop essential life skills that students need in order to thrive in the 21st Century. The Leader in Me develops skills and self-confidence in our students to be successful leaders. It will help teach and develop character, competence and leadership as we attend to our District’s four cornerstone values: accountability, equity, collaboration and integrity.
We had a month of successes at Lee Ridge School. We hosted over 500 students, parents and family members at our Meet Our Staff Barbecue and thank all of you all for coming! It was a pleasure to see our families enjoying a picnic on the Lee Ridge School grounds while getting to know one another and continuing to build our community and relationships. We thank all of our community partners from APPLE Schools, the Edmonton Public Library, the Boys and Girls Club of Edmonton, Family Futures, Alberta Health Services, and our very own Lee Ridge School Council for providing information to help support all of our students attend to our mission. Together we truly are better!
We had a successful Terry Fox Assembly and School-Wide Terry Fox Run! A special thank you to all of the support from the students, staff, and parents at Lee Ridge for raising cancer awareness and funds for a worthwhile cause.
Please know that we truly value the contributions of our parents and community members as key partners in our students’ education. We invite all of you to attend our Lee Ridge School Council Annual General Meeting to be held at our school library on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Immediately after our School Council meeting, we will hold the Lee Ridge Parent Association Meeting at 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Please see SchoolZone for more information regarding these two important pieces of our school. We need you to continue building the character and competencies of our students!
As we continue to celebrate our successes, in the month of October, please pay close attention to our School Zone speed limit of 30 km/hour and our signs to ensure the safety of all of our children at Lee Ridge School. The Staff Parking Lot is not a designated pick up and drop off zone. Please choose safety of our children over personal convenience.
Randy Radmanovich M.Ed.