We would like to thank Vicki Hayles and the Ascension Parish Youth & Young Adult Ministry for the generous donation of a new Holy Bible for our school.
Collect just $20 in coins, and your change can provide a brick for the construction of a new school. Build a school, and your change can educate hundreds of children. Give children a chance to learn, and your change can help a generation make change for themselves.
We Create Change is your opportunity to open doors for children around the world. Collect coins in support of Free The Children’s year-long initiative to build 200 schools in the communities that need them most. To celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela, a true champion of education, 100 of these schools will be built in Africa in his honour.
Fundraise for 500 bricks and build a school or school room that will open its doors to 400 children over the next decade, giving learners the tools to become leaders and break the cycle of poverty forever. when you remove the barriers to education, children are empowered to transform their families and communities so they never need charity again.
For access to the schools six day schedule please click on this link: http://www.cssd.ab.ca/files/school_calendar/13-14-sixday-schedule.pdf
Morning supervision begins at 8:15 a.m. Please do not drop children at school before this time as there is no supervision for children on the playground before 8:15 a.m. If it is below -18 including wind chill, the children are brought inside, but again, there are no teachers to supervise them in the hallways before 8:15 a.m. For safety reasons, please respect this time guideline.
Please refrain from dropping off students in the staff parking lot. Cars backing out can be extremely dangerous for children and the resulting congestion of extra vehicles in the parking area is difficult for staff. Our drop off area is well marked and located to the west of the building. If you need to park for a longer period of time, please park on the North side of the street in front of the school or around the Community Park. The safety of your children is our primary concern. For this reason, we have adopted a “safety over convenience” stance at the school. Please obey the school patrol as they safely cross students at marked crossings. Thank you for your attention to these matters.
With spring just around the corner, it is a good time to review with your child some common sense safety rules when walking home. It is best to walk in pairs or small groups. children should never go over to a vehicle unless they recognize the occupant and know that the ride has been prearranged.
Please check under our newsletter tab for the March edition of our newsletter and Kindergarten newsletter.
We are happy to welcome Ms. Sandra Authier, a student teacher from the University of Calgary. Ms. Authier will be working partnered with Ms. Tammy Turner who will be her cooperating teacher. Under the supervision of Ms. Turner, Ms. Authier will experience teaching Ms. Turner’s Grade 5 students and also students in need of extra assistance through Ms. Turner’s Diverse Learning portfolio. Ms. Authier will certainly benefit from Ms. Turner’s expertise as a mentor and the students of St. Jerome will benefit too – welcome to St. Jerome Ms. Authier!