SCHOOL PICTURES:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26


Tues/Thurs AM & PM Pre-School, AM Kindergarten, Grades 3,4,5 & 6

Individual and class pictures will be taken.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
 

Mon/Wed AM & PM Pre-School, PM Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2

Individual and class pictures will be taken.


This is not necessarily the order classes will be called down by.

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SENIOR CHOIR STARTS TOMORROW!

Just a reminder that there is RES Senior Choir tomorrow (Wednesday) at 12:00 in the music room. Students will rehearse until 12:30 and then be dismissed to their classrooms for lunch so please make sure that choir students have a lunch at school tomorrow. Registration forms have been distributed and were due back Tuesday. Please return your form so you can have access to the class code to the REMIND app.

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TERRY FOX RUN:

RES is again joining the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope!
The staff and students at Raymond Elementary are participating in the National School Terry
Fox Run. Our school theme is “TOONIES for TERRY”. Students are invited to bring a single
Toonie to the RES OFFICE to donate to cancer research starting on:
Monday, Sept. 25th -- Wednesday, Sept. 27th. Our Terry Fox Run will take place on:
Thursday, September 28th, 2017
At 2:00pm @ RES GYM - PLEASE WEAR RED – Parents are welcome!

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AIR QUALITY UPDATE

As of 11:00 am, the air quality health index is at 2. This indicates a very low health risk and so children will be going outside for lunch recess. We will continue to monitor the air quality and make decisions as it changes.

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2017-2018 School Fees

2017-2018 School Fees have been set. Please visit the office as soon as possible to make arrangements to pay these. We accept cash, debit, cheque, and EFT arrangements.

The fee schedule is as follows:

Grades 1 - 6

Transportation Supplement       $10.00

Classroom Library (Repair, replacement, purchase)      $5.00

Student Council      $10.00

Student Insurance      $1.50

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Total $26.50                     **Optional Year book $15.00                         Total $41.50

**Kindergarten fees have been approved as established in the spring.

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Air Quality Issue - Wild Fire Update

As you are all aware, the air quality is very poor in many parts of Westwind. There have been alerts to this effect for the past 24 to 36 hours. Raymond Elementary School remains open but we are taking the following precautionary measures:

~ All students will remain inside for recess

~ PE classes will be inside

~ All double doors will be closed to minimize the amount of smoke entering the building

We are asking all parents and visitors to our school to enter and exit the building quickly, making sure doors are closed behind them. This will limit the amount of smoke entering the school.

If you have any questions, please call the school 403-752-3004.

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INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY:

The first International Literacy Day was celebrated in 1967 and this tradition has been held annually for 50 years.  International Literacy Day is an initiative developed by the United Nations to highlight the importance of literacy and to help raise awareness about modern challenges facing literacy education.

Today every Grade One Student at Raymond Elementary received a "We have Reading Covered" blanket compliments of Westwind School Division &  Board of Trustees.  They also received the book Splat the Cat: Back to School, Splat! by Rob Scotton. 

Thank you to our Board Member Mr. Stephan Heggie and Mrs. Dixie Heggie for helping hand out the books and blankets!


Professional Development: Dr. Thomas Guskey

The focus of the time teachers will spend with Dr. Guskey is on standards based grading and reporting. It builds on the foundational teacher practice of skillful formative assessment in the classroom. It will give teachers an opportunity to learn together, examine existing practices, thoughtfully plan our way forward, and purposefully incorporate desired practices into our process of continual improvement. We affirm that the skill set of the classroom teacher is the factor with the greatest impact on student learning.

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RES Barn Breakfast

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On Thursday, March 16 RES will be having a barn breakfast to celebrate the reading of “Audrey (cow)”.  Breakfast will consist of pancakes and sausages.  Students will be called down the gym during the day for this festive treat and to listen to some country music.  Please send your child’s usual snacks and lunch as the breakfast will run all day and students will be eating this special treat a variety of times.  This is for RES students and staff only.  Remember also to dress western too!

Our fundraiser for Ronald McDonald house is doing well through our cupcake sales.  Please see the fundraiser website to make your cash donation.  Thank you!

Family Fun Night

Raymond Elementary School presents 1 School 1 Book Family Fun Night in celebration of Audrey (cow)

Please join us Monday, March 27 between 6:00 and 7:30 for activities and prizes. All children must be accompanied by a parent the entire evening. All family members welcome!

Dare to Care

We were happy to welcome Lisa Dixon-Wells back to Raymond Elementary School for the presentation of the Dare to Care program.

This anti-bullying program was presented to each grade level individually, so that the program could be tailored to the understanding of the students. Students were taught how to handle bullies, how to ALWAYS seek out adult help. And the difference between bullying and single incidences.

Staff were also trained in the management of bullying in a school environment. Our biggest message home is that every incidence of bullying will be dealt with on an individual basis. The largest roadblock in helping the students is that students don’t always let us know what is happening. Please help us by leKng your child know that they should always seek out adult help, even if they have to go to the Principal himself.

Ms. Dixon-Wells also spent an evening with the parents of our community. Although it wasn’t the best of turn-outs, those that were in aMendance were very impressed with the message delivered to them. If you would like more information, check out their website: www.daretocare.ca

We would like to thank the Dare-to-Care providers for coming into our school with such a great message. We would also like to thank all staff members for their support of this program and a big thanks goes out to our school council for their support and sponsorship of the parent evening.

Remember that our fight against bullying starts with each one of us. If we stop ourselves from being the bully, no-one has to be worried about being bullied.