Good afternoon everyone. 2018 has started out with a bang! January was a splendid month with many exciting learning activities. Here is the January 2018 edition of ‘Telling Our Story’:
Artist in Residence – Evergreen Theatre
Green Dot Mornings
A Visit from Pepper
Scientists in the School
Snack Shack Preparation
Thank you for taking some time to view ‘Telling Our Story’.
April 3, 2018
Recently it was announced that Mr. Matsalla will be the Associate Principal at St. Patrick’s Fine Arts School in Lethbridge beginning in the 2018-19 school year. We thank Mr. Matsalla’s for all he has done at OLA as a teacher and as the Acting Associate Principal. We wish him all the best in his new position.
We hope to announce the new Associate Principal at OLA soon.
February 14, 2018
Please read this letter from our Superintendent, Mr. Chris Smeaton:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the students, parents, and staff for all the support you have given me. Our Lady of the Assumption School is a wonderful learning community. I am excited about the opportunity to serve the learning community at Father Leonard Van Tighem School, but I will miss all the terrific people at OLA.
This year we decided to implement the Collaborative Response Model (CRM) here at Our Lady of the Assumption School. CRM is a process created by Jigsaw Learning (Kurtis and Lorna Hewson). The CRM is designed to meet the needs of all learners in a school community. There are three essential components to the CRM: Collaborative Team Meetings, Assessments, and Pyramid of Interventions.
Collaborative Team Meetings: Time is embedded in the regular week for teachers to collaborate and discuss the learning needs of their students. Collaborative meetings are structured with an agreed upon agenda, student-focused, on task, and action-oriented.
Assessments: Assessment data is gathered from all students. The data is used to drive instruction and help identify students on the continuum of supports (or pyramid of interventions).
Pyramid of Interventions: A visual organizer is created to identify current levels of support. Tier I is universal, and students only require high-quality classroom instruction. Tier II includes students that need additional classroom supports. Tier III includes students that would benefit from additional school supports. Finally, Tier IV includes students that require intensive school supports.
CRM is a comprehensive school-wide system that ensures no student slips through the cracks. Please click on this link to see more information about CRM from Jigsaw Learning http://jigsawlearning.ca/
It will take us some time to establish our CRM here at school, but we are committed to providing high-quality classroom instruction and supporting all of our learners.