Turner Valley School News

May 2015
Administrator’s Message
The month of May has arrived with hope for great weather and opportunities for us to get out into the yard, the garden, the campground and around the barbeque. May promises to be a busy and exciting time here at Turner Valley School.
The week of May 4 to 8th schools and communities across Alberta will be recognizing education week. Education Week provides all Albertans with an opportunity to highlight the important role that education plays in shaping the
future of our province. In celebration of this we would like to thank all staff, students, and families for their contributions to an excellent school year thus far. Success for our students truly relies on the efforts of all members of our school community. Thank you all.
Along with education week there are many other activities happening within our school during the first week of May. On May 5th our gym will be used as a polling station for the provincial election. The polling station will be open at 8:00am and will close at 8:00pm. On May 6th our staff and students will be participating in Hats on for Mental Health. During this day staff and students will wear hats to school to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health. On May 7th all students will be participating in the bike rodeo. This program gives students the opportunity to have their bike and helmet inspected by the RCMP. In addition to the inspections, students will get to refresh their understanding of bike safety rules and take a short road test. We are keeping our fingers crossed for warm sunny weather. Finally on May 8th our afternoon kindergarten class will be hosting their assembly at 1:00. Our annual Pitch In will happen around Turner Valley after that.
Events later in the month include Part A of the grade 6 Language Arts Provincial Achievement Test. Students will be asked to write a narrative story as well as a news article. The remainder of these exams will take place in the middle of June. Towards the end of the month our grade 6 band will be performing their final concert of the year on May 21st at Oilfields High School at 7:00pm.

Though May and June hold the promise of summer just around the corner, it is important that students remain focused on their learning for the final two months. With this being said we hope that everyone takes the time to enjoy the beauty of spring with their family and friends.
Yours in Learning,
James Holladay & Chase Ellis