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Spell-a-thon Prizes
During the last Spirit Day Assembly we handed out the prizes for Spell-a-thon.
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Current and New Student Registration
In order to serve families and students better, we have made a couple changes to our registration process for the 2019/2020 school year.
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Kindergarten Registration and ELP Application Day
In Kindergarten and in the Early Learning Program (ELP) we help children develop a strong foundation and an early love for lifelong learning.
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Children's Sleep Seminars
Sleep Seminar Children’s Allied Health, Behavioural Services Does your child have signs of sleep deprivation such as crankiness, hyperactivity, inattentiveness, memory or concentration problems? Caution: The recommendations provided in this seminar are for children who are functioning at a developmental level of 18 months of age or older, and do not have any illnesses or disorders that may require 24-hour care and one-to-one attention of an adult. For help with sleep issues involving these children, contact your Public Health Nurse or Physician. Upcoming Seminars: Thursday, February 28 Thursday, March 7 Thursday, April 4 Thursday, May 2 Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Location: Children’s Allied Health, Behavioural Services 631 Prospect Drive SW Medicine Hat, AB Please pre-register at 403-502-8257 We all know that good sleep habits are important for children. But families’ busy schedules can have a big impact on how much and how well children are sleeping. Research shows that lack of sleep can negatively affect a child’s behaviour, ability to learn and more. This presentation will cover topics such as:  How much sleep children really need  Causes of some common sleep issues  How to get children to fall asleep  Getting children to stay in their own beds at night  How screen time affects sleep Join us for this free information session!
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Head Lice - Reminder for Parents
Although head lice may not be the most exciting topic to chat about, they certainly are a nuisance, and a number of parents have asked for more information about head lice. As per Alberta Health Services direction, we do NOT send out notices about occurrences of head lice in the school, but we do encourage parents to check their children for lice on a somewhat regular basis throughout the year. We do not send the notes home any longer saying that head lice are in a class or the school. At school we do try to take precautions to reduce the likelihood of transmission of head lice, but unfortunately cannot ensure that it does not happen. For more information about head lice, please click on the link below:
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Alberta Opera - Pinocchio
Ross Glen School will be presenting the Alberta Opera production of Pinocchio on May 3, 2019 at 1:30 pm. Prepare to be whisked away to the scenic hills of sunny Italy where magic and adventure collide in a lively new musical adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s classic tale! Geppetto, a lonely puppet maker, spends his days and nights working in his shop consumed by one simple wish: the company of a son. His greatest dream is realized when his favourite creation, Pinocchio, magically comes to life! Join Pinocchio as he embarks on an incredible journey and encounters outlandish characters, perilous danger and Squalo, the giant shark of the Mediterranean.
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Bus Zone and Staff Parking Lot Signs
Ross Glen School has moved the School Bus Parking Zone into the main Staff Parking Lot. This has provided additional drop off/pick up and parking spaces in front of the school. As well, the two Staff Parking Lots now have signs that read: DO NOT ENTER - EXCEPT BY PERMIT. Thank you for your cooperation and thank you for making Ross Glen School a safe place to be!
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Behavioural Services
An Energized Brain in Less Than 5 Minutes Brain breaks are quick mental time-outs that help us refocus. They are easy 5-minute activities that help us get energized, boost blood flow and increase oxygen to the brain. It is recommended that children take regular brain breaks at school and at home to improve their educational success. Brain breaks can help children: Regain attention after sitting in one place for a long time Reduce stress Increase motivation to learn Improve memory Regain a positive state of mind Below are some activities you can do with your child: Sing or dance to your child’s favourite song Play physically active games like “Minute to Win It” to pack an active break into a small timeframe Play games such as connect the dots or maze puzzles Show a short funny video Perform breathing and stretching exercises Throw a ball back and forth Make a quick healthy snack Brain breaks are smart and simple. Be a role model by incorporating brain breaks into your personal daily activities as well. Get Walking The new school year is here! This brings opportunity for you and your child to walk to school together. There are so many benefits to walking, like increased physical activity, increased socialization with neighbours, spending quality time with your child and becoming familiarized with your community. You can still give your child the walking experience if you live far away from their school by parking five to ten minutes away from the school and walking the rest of the way. Another important benefit of walking with your child is that it allows them to develop traffic safety awareness and practice safe pedestrian behaviours. Most children will need supervision to walk to school until they are at least 9 years old. Did you know that twenty-six judgement skills are required to cross a street safely? Many of these skills have not fully developed in a young child. For example, they might think that a car can stop instantly or if they can see a car, the driver can see them. They are also often distracted and many underestimate dangerous situations. Here are some important pedestrian safety messages that you can model for your child: Cross at marked intersections or crosswalks Look left, look right and look left again before stepping out onto the street Wait until the road is clear Always walk on the sidewalk Alberta encourages active and safe routes to school. For more information on how you can start a program in your neighbourhood email or call toll-free 1-877-533-4098. For more information on childhood injury prevention visit
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Babysitting Course
Babysitting Course We are offering a Babysitting Course to the students of grade five and six (ages 11 and up). This course teaches students all the aspects needed in order to become a successful babysitter. This fun-filled course will teach you skills for caring for kids of all different ages, rights and responsibilities, safety, and most of all how to have fun while doing it! When: Saturday, May 4, 2019 Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Where: Ross Glen School Cost: $50.00 per student Final due-date for the permission form will be Thursday, May 2, 2019. We will accept registrations on a first come first serve basis to a maximum of 20. ​ Payment must be received at the time of registration.
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Quality Daily Physical Education Award
Congratulations to our school on being recognized as a Quality Daily Physical Education (QDPE) School! Physical and Health Education Canada applauds our school for excellence in delivering a high-quality physical education program. Our school has established a QDPE program; consisting of balanced, planned, and meaningful content that is sequentially taught by competent and enthusiastic educators.
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Education Week Theme April 29 - May 3, 2019
Celebrating Education Week April 29 - May 3, Theme: "Learning is a Journey..." The first Alberta School Week (Education Week) was held December 2–8, 1928. Its purpose then, as now, is to call attention to the importance of education and to show the public the good things happening in Alberta schools. Education Week is an excellent opportunity to advocate for public education and to: Illustrate the important role that schools play in communities; assure taxpayers that public funds are being put to good use; invite the public into classrooms for first-hand experiences; highlight the partnership between teachers, parents and students; demonstrate the important leadership role that the teaching profession plays in student learning; and celebrate the contribution that all staff and volunteers make in the school. Learning is a Journey Every three years, the ATA, in collaboration with Alberta Education, chooses a theme to help schools and locals plan activities that send consistent messages supporting public education to the community. The theme from 2017-2019 is “Learning is a Journey,” and intends to profile the role that education plays in all of our lives in shaping the province’s future. It’s a great time to celebrate teachers’ proud legacy in public education and work toward an inspired future that includes the following: Optimal learning conditions for every child Creative and innovative learning programs Students who enjoy learning and who achieve their learning goals Parents and communities that are involved and supportive of learning School leaders who are also teachers A well-thought out curriculum delivered by well-prepared professionals Opportunities for teachers to continue developing their skills as professionals
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Red Cross "Stay Safe!" Course
We are offering a Red Cross “Stay Safe!” to the students in grades three and four on May 11 from 9:00 am to 3:30pm. In being home alone for brief periods of time, children are taking on a great responsibility. This course is designed to train children in areas, necessary to keep them safe, comfortable and happy and know when and where to get assistance when it is needed. Topics during the course include: responsibility, communication, planning and preparation of self care, nutrition, kitchen, household and neighborhood safety, caring for siblings, basic knowledge of injuries and illness and simple first aide. The skills, methods and knowledge they gain will be invaluable to them in the future, whether in a situation where they are caring for themselves, friends, and other siblings or even in the future as a parent.
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