Telling Our Story – December 2017

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Hello from Our Lady of the Assumption School.  Sorry for the lateness, but here is the latest edition of ‘Telling Our Story’.  Pretty soon we will be posting the January edition.

Advent Celebrations

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BINGO!

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Christmas Concert

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Gingerbread Houses

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HOJA

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PE Outside

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Red and Green Day

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Turkey Dinner

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December was a wonderful month.  Thank you for taking some time to look at the excellent activities last month.

Greg Kostiuk

OLA’s Artist in Residency

Please see the below letter from Evergreen Theatre regarding the Artist in Residency program we are having at Our Lady of the Assumption School this week.  Also, thank you to the Alberta Foundation of the Arts, Prime Catering, and our own Parent Fundraising Committee for sponsoring this outstanding opportunity for our students.

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Thank you,

Greg Kostiuk

Survey Says…

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Thank you to the parents that completed the December 2017 Parent Survey.  The survey results will be discussed at the January School Council meeting and the next staff meeting.  The results will guide us in making some decisions for the 2018-19 school year.  Here are the results:

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Thank you for your input.

Greg Kostiuk

AB Ed Survey

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Alberta Education Survey

Alberta Education is conducting the annual Accountability Pillar Surveys from January to end of February 2018.  These surveys are very important and help guide our school. Parents of students of grade 4 will receive a survey mailed to their homes directly from Alberta Education.  In February, all students in grade 4 – 6 and all teachers will be completing their surveys online through the school.

All surveys are anonymous, and no reports will be issued if the number of respondents is fewer than six to further protect the privacy of respondents.  Respondents are expected to answer the questions based on the experiences they have had at our school.

We strongly encourage your participation as the results help us identify our school and jurisdiction’s strengths and weaknesses. Survey results will be available to jurisdictions by the start of May 2018 and will be reported publicly by jurisdictions as part of the Annual Education Results Reports in the fall of 2018.

Also, please note if you answer “don’t know” on the survey questions, it indirectly becomes a “no” response.  Please see the below example:

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The Accountability Survey will report that only 11% of our parents believe “High School students demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for learning throughout their lifetime.”  Please contact me if you have any questions regarding any questions on the survey.

Thank you for participating in the survey.

Greg Kostiuk