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Turner Valley School News: New Year Greetings

 

Happy New Year!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Break and were able to spend it with family and friends. I know the kids were super excited to be back at school. We look forward to a New Year, and staff and students will continue to take time to celebrate the growth they have made. Our focus in the area of literacy and numeracy continues to be a core part of our work. Please take the time to ask your child what they are doing in TRIP and Marti. Intentional and targeted planning by classroom teachers along with the sustained efforts by parent volunteers has greatly supported student growth in these areas. Moving ahead in 2016 we will continue to be very committed to our reading and math programs as they provide the foundation for further learning.

Tiger Den meetings for Grades 4, 5 and 6 continue this year. These meetings provide students an opportunity to meet in cross graded groups to discuss their ideas with teachers around how to further improve Turner Valley School and to provide students with character education opportunities. We encourage you to ask your child questions about how these meetings are going and topics that they covered during this time.

We would also like to announce a social media presentation. Paul Davis, a well-known speaker on internet safety, will be coming to visit our 4-6’s Friday, January 15th to talk about safety on the internet and how social media impacts students. There will be a session geared towards parents on Thursday, Jan 14th at 7pm at Oilfields High school. I highly encourage you to attend as he really focuses it towards parent’s and teaches what kids are doing and how to keep them safe in the digital world.

The Christmas concert was also a great success. Congratulations to the students who worked so hard to put on a great performance. A very big thank you must go out to Mrs. Shuster and the rest of the staff for all of their efforts to make such a special evening. Also we want to thank all of the families and friends of our students for coming out and supporting our school community.

January will prove to be another exciting and busy month at TVS. Spring Theatre practice is underway, Grades 5 and 6 are headed out to Sandy McNabb on January 29th for a day of crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing, Kindergarten registration is January 28th 5-7pm, Carnaval planning is happening, and the Grade 6 basketball team is beginning their season. Home games are January 12th, 26th and February 9th, come on out and support our Tigers. In addition to these events, we will also be hosting our annual Family Literacy Day on January 27 and Grade 1 Assembly. Our theme this year is the outdoors ‘Camp Read A Lot’, everyone is welcome.

Thank you again to all of the students and families for your continued commitment to sustaining learning, pride and joy in our school community.

Wishing you all the best in 2016,
James Holladay and Chase Ellis

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