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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Last call for Hot lunch orders...close is at 12 tonight!

Hello ÉCPS Families,

Just a reminder that today is the last day to order hot lunch for December.   Attached is the step-by- step instruction sheet.  The link is https://ecolecorinthiaparkschool.hotlunches.net

If you are having any difficulties, please call me and I can guide you through it! 

Thanks,
Carla
  
Hot Lunch Program

Some exciting changes are taking place to our Hot Lunch program for our 367 kids who are eligible to order.  In order to reduce the workload for our parent volunteers, and to ensure the kids are receiving their ordered food more accurately, our Hot Lunch program is going completely on-line!
There are many advantages to this new system:
·         It’s quick, secure, paperless, user-friendly, and you have complete control over your account
·         You can view your lunch orders at anytime (online, save or print)
·         You will receive weekly e-mail reminders telling you what you’ve ordered for your child’s lunch that week.
·         The Hot lunch website is open now and will accept orders up until Midnight on Monday, Nov. 28th. There is, however, no ability to accept late orders!

The instructions are quick and easy to follow:
·         Click on the tab at the top of the page: Register
Enter the school access code: ECPHL

Minister of Education Teleonference with Parents

The Minister of Education is hosting a teleconference with parents at 7:45pm on Tuesday, November 29th, to discuss education.  You are invited to participate to discus priorities for the next several months for Alberta’s education system.  Participants are encouraged to gather as a group to dial in where possible.

The call will begin at 7:45pm on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011, and will last approximately one hour.

Please dial in at least 15-20 minutes ahead of time to the number listed below, as it will take time for all participants to be queued into the call and ensure participation.

Dial in information: 1.888.789.9572

Conference ID: #5634664

When you dial in, you will be greeted by a conference operator asking for the conference ID #, your name, our school’s name, and our school division’s name.  All questions and responses will be heard by all participants, and the Minister will answer as many questions as possible in the time allotted.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Education Act



Following is an excerpt from a news release issued this morning.  The complete announcement is available on the Internet at:  http://alberta.ca/NewsFrame.cfm?ReleaseID=/acn/201111/31567CBECD6AD-EB35-DFD9-E9540A5791A08957.html


November 22, 2011

Consultations on Education Act expand

Next component of Our Children, Our Future: Getting It Right includes online participation

Edmonton...  Albertans are invited to provide written and electronic input as part of consultations on the new Education Act. 

“This legislation is the foundation of our education system, so it is important we get it right,” said Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk.  “Hearing the views of students, parents, grandparents, teachers, education and community leaders, and others will help us ensure new legislation reflects Albertans’ vision for their education system and impacts classrooms now and in the future.”

The education.alberta.ca/engage website includes ways for people of all ages to provide input.  Elementary school students are invited to mail a letter or drawing to the minister (423 Legislature Building, Edmonton, T5K 2B6) about the changes they would make if they were the education minister for a day. Other students and Albertans are invited to participate in discussion boards about making schools safe and welcoming, making learning relevant, keeping students engaged in learning, and building the skills for future success. Additional opportunities include tweeting using the #abed hashtag, commenting at www.facebook.com/AlbertaEducation, sending an email to  engage.education@gov.ab.ca, or sending letters or written submissions to the minister.

Influential Person Award

Don't forget, your speech is due tomorrow!

Tomorrow is Crazy Hair Day!

Math

Finish questions #1-4 on page 94.

Parent, Can you help?

Hi Everyone,

I have had a few people cancel for next Tuesday's bingo.
If you can work this bingo, PLEASE call me ASAP! 
I am need of all the trained office positions, balls AND counter workers.
If you need to leave early, I will do all that I can to accommodate you.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you.

Charlene
780-233-1103

Hot Lunch is tomorrow; no school Friday!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Need practice with punctuation?

Check out this site!  It's an awesome site where you can play games that will help you improve your LA skills. 

http://www.gamequarium.com/languagearts.htm 

Need extra Math practice?

Check out this website.  It's great for practicing the skills that we are learning in class.  You can do 20 questions a day for free.  Make sure that you go to the grade 6 curriculum and choose the topics that we are studying in class.

http://ca.ixl.com/ 

Social Studies

Freedom means...
Complete your Freedom means... worksheet.  Ask for opinions from a variety of people.  It will be beneficial to ask people from varying age groups. 

Math Minute due tomorrow

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hot Lunch Changes!

Hot Lunch Program

Some exciting changes are taking place to our Hot Lunch program for our 367 kids who are eligible to order.  In order to reduce the workload for our parent volunteers, and to ensure the kids are receiving their ordered food more accurately, our Hot Lunch program is going completely on-line!
There are many advantages to this new system:
·         It’s quick, secure, paperless, user-friendly, and you have complete control over your account
·         You can view your lunch orders at anytime (online, save or print)
·         You will receive weekly e-mail reminders telling you what you’ve ordered for your child’s lunch that week.
·         The Hot lunch website is open now and will accept orders up until Midnight on Monday, Nov. 28th. There is, however, no ability to accept late orders!

The instructions are quick and easy to follow:
·         Click on the tab at the top of the page: Register
·         Enter the school access code: ECPHL
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Reading Buddies hard at work!

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Grade 2 Reading Buddies

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Spelling Lesson 10

Book is due and test -December 10th

Volunteers Needed!

Is anyone interested in volunteering to work at the Book Fair?  At this time no one has stepped up and we are in need of volunteers.  If you are interested, can you please call the school?

Many thanks:)

Influential Person Award

Remember to take your rough draft, the new instructions and your rubric home.  Your FINAL copy is due on Nov. 24th.  This is an at home assignment.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hot Lunch Orders

Coming soon...Hot lunch orders being made on-line!  Details on the new system will be sent out soon!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Title Pages

Please show your parents the title pages that you created and the grade that you earned on Wednesday evening. 

Put your title page at the beginning of your unit notes so you can refer to it when it is time to review the material again. 

Term 1 ends on Friday! Please make sure you are up to date!

Hot Dog Day is tomorrow!

Math

Complete 3 of the vocabulary sections on the handout that we worked on today in class.  You must have 3 of the 6 finished for tomorrow!

Parent-Teacher Interviews

I will be available for parent teacher interview on Nov.30th, only.  Parents can start booking  interviews on Monday by calling the office at the school to set up your appointment.

Hope to meet all of the parents in a few weeks:)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Earning your Math re-write:) ...the explanation

We had a discussion as a class yesterday, and  made some decisions today.  Through class discussion about study habit and looking back at homework records, I found that many students did not prepare for unit final.   So I told them that in order to re-write, they have to prove that they deserve the re-write.  They thought that was a fair deal, so here are the options that we came up with:
 
1.  I am having Math help/study sessions every day at first recess until next Friday.  I am also having help/study  sessions at lunch recess on Monday and Thursday.   (We also had 2 sessions today)  Students are free to give up their breaks to come and study with me.  I think that by coming and making good use of that time, students are showing that they deserve a second chance at the test.  They are also showing that they are trying to develop good work habits, which is a main goal:)
 
2. If students don't want to give up their break at school, there is another option! (Which is great for those who love to get out, run around and get some exercise)   Students may also study alone or with a parent at home, create study notes/do practice questions from the book, and have a parent sign their notes. 
 
*They can choose to do the re-write, if they do either of these options 5 times by next Friday.  In conjunction with developing a good work ethic, they must also complete their homework for the new unit that we will be working on. 
 
I can't wait to see the new results next week and our marks soar! See you all on Monday:)

Ambitious students...

Just wanted to send a great big, "You're awesome!" to the students who decided (by themselves) to stay in and get extra Math help today at break:)  Way to take ownership of your learning!

Math

   Don't forget to get your test signed and tell your parents about your opportunity to EARN a chance top re-write the test.

(Parents can e-mail for further clarification, if necessary.)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Script to Narrative

Please complete your revisions tonight and hand them in tomorrow. 

Math

1.  Please show your parents the Math test that you got back today.  Have a discussion about what you can do next time to improve your understanding (no matter how good or poorly you did on this exam). 
2.  Complete the Math minute that you got today.  It is due tomorrow morning. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Spelling Test -Lesson 9

The spelling lesson will be due and the students will have their test on Nov.18th.  No spelling test this week:) 

Math-Sharing your learning with the folks at home...

Show your parents/guardians the info that you have on the upcoming Math unit.  Set a date with your parents/guardians to do one of the activities.  You will be responsible for sharing with the class when the activity is completed.

Healthy Living Contest:)

The ÉCPS Health and Wellness team has teamed up with the Leduc Recreational Centre to promote healthy living for families at ÉCPS.  There will be a wristband box in the school office, where students can drop off their used wristbands on which they have written their names.  A wristband will be drawn at the end of the month, and that student will win a Free Leduc Recreation Centre Family Pass!

Your ÉCPS Wellness Commitee