February is here and we are full speed ahead again after the winter break. Students and staff have been working hard as we hit the mid-point of the school year and slowly but surely move towards spring. During the last week of January we celebrated Family Literacy Day, which featured a beach theme which made many of us crave the warm days even more. Thank you to all of the parents and families who came out and supported our students.
February is an exciting month here at Turner Valley School. On February 5th we will be welcoming the Kananaskis in the Classroom program back to our school. February 13th is our first annual Carnaval put on by Mrs. Baxter and the French club. Carnaval is an opportunity for students in grades 3 to 6 to learn about French culture through various games and activities modeled after the actual Quebec Winter Carnival. February 25 is Pink Shirt Day in support of bullying awareness and prevention, along with this, on February 27 at 10:30am the grade 5 class will be putting on an assembly focusing on bullying awareness. All parents and families are welcome to attend.
The February break (Feb. 14-22) is an excellent opportunity for students to recharge their batteries for the last half of the year. It is also a great time for them to reconnect with their friends and family. During this time teachers will be engaged in a couple very important professional development activities. On February 18th we will have a staff development day where we will continue working toward the goals of developing literacy skills and engaging student voice. February 19 and 20th is the annual Teacher’s Convention where teachers will have the opportunity to hear world class presentations on various issues and topics in education.
We cannot believe that this school year is already half over. We would like to extend our gratitude to all of the families, students and staff who make our school such a great place. We are looking forward to an amazing second half.
Yours in Education,
James Holladay and Chase Ellis