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Turner Valley School News: Principal’s October Message

Can you believe the first month of school is over? It has been an amazing month here at Turner Valley School. Everyone is settling into the routines of school and students have been hard at work in their classes.

As we look back at September we are deeply thankful for the support our parents and families provide to our school community. Our yearly pancake breakfast, the turnout at ‘Meet the Teacher’ Night, helping with set up for the Terry Fox run, and the set up for the lunch program are just a few of the ways that you have made this such an exciting place for our students to go to school.

The grade 6’s have now started with patrols, both before and after school. We know this is very helpful, especially for the little ones, and appreciate parent support of this by being a role model and using the crosswalk when the patrol is on duty.

Our October monthly assembly is the grade 5 Halloween Safety Assembly at 1:00pm on October 30. We are looking forward to continuing the ‘Wall of Fame’ with bricks given to students who show character, commitment,
creativity and competence.

As we focus this year on increasing student understanding of their own learning we will continue to refine the ‘Student Led Conferences’. These conferences provide students an opportunity to showcase their learning to their parents as well as to discuss some of their strengths and things they would like to improve on. Mark your calendars, as November 4th and 5th are just around the corner.

School council has held their first meeting and the next meeting is Oct 21 @6:30. All parents are welcome, and we encourage as many parents as possible to get involved with school council.

With the Thanksgiving long weekend soon approaching please take the time to reflect on the important things in life. I’m sure we can all think of many things to be grateful for. And from all the staff here, thanks for all your support in making Turner Valley School a great place to be.

Happy Thanksgiving!
James Holladay & Chase Ellis

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