1801, 2017

Michael A Kostek School Council Meeting January 17, 2017

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Thanks to Co-Chairs Leanne and Jason, rest of Council, and Principal Kroeker for letting me participate in tonight’s meeting.  It was great to learn that the District was able to provide funding towards the painting and the sensory room.  I am interested to learn more about MAK’s development of a problem-solving mathematics interim assessment, and look forward to the Parent Night on Numeracy.  I also appreciated the feedback about the feasibility of working with a single bank to see if we collectively could realize higher interest rates.  Congrats on raising $5609 for E4C through the Santa’s Workshop!

1801, 2017

Bessie Nichols School Council Meeting January 17, 2017

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Thanks to Co-Chairs Shelley and Selby, rest of Council, and Principal Allen for the opportunity to participate in tonight’s meeting.  I enjoyed learning about the proposed Grade 6 leadership camp to assist the transition to junior high, and the mindfulness initiative.  This research based initiative is designed to help all students to focus, self regulate their behavior and increase empathy.  I was pleased to learn that the traffic safety situation has improved with investments by the City of Edmonton, although more work is needed.

1701, 2017

Lynnwood School Council Meeting, January 16, 2017

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Thanks to Chair Maureen, the rest of council, and Principal Shen for allowing me to participate in tonight’s Council meeting.  I was interested to learn of the numerous after school programs , most sponsored by community partners, that Lynnwood School offers, including E2 Young Engineer Club, Kids Now leadership Program, Art Mentors, and the Roving Chess-Nut chess club.  Lots of good work planned for Random Acts of Kindness Week.  We also briefly chatted about the feasibility of seeking better bank interest by working with a single bank.

1701, 2017

Ormsby School Council, January 16, 2017

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Thanks to Council and Principal Marshall for permitting me to join a portion of tonight’s Council meeting.  I found the presentation by First Nations Inuit and Metis support teacher Melissa S. very informative in explaining behavioral, academic, and social /emotional growth strategies and the various resources supporting these strategies.

We also had some dialogue concerning a parent question of how teaching of gender and sexuality will be woven into the new curriculum, with my commitment to source a contact within Alberta Education to respond to this question.

1101, 2017

Elmwood School Council, January 10, 2017

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Thanks to Chair Lis, the rest of Council, and Principal Burns for the warm welcome and for the opportunity to provide an update.  I appreciated hearing Principal Burns comprehensive report, and the discussion about implementing the See Saw account and SchoolInterviews.ca. Despite a very cold night, Council was out in force and planning numerous school events.  Nice to see the strong bonds of friendship nurtured by serving together on Council.

1001, 2017

2017 Election Campaign off to a Great Start!

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So grateful for all the support from the communities of Ward E.  Appreciate Frida, Darren, and Jeff joining the campaign team! Many thanks to Roger and Jeff for their donations!

1001, 2017

Callingwood School Council, January 9, 2017

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Thanks to Chair Jackie, the rest of Council, and Principal McKeown for allowing me to participate.  I appreciated hearing about the traffic safety issues and initiatives, and I promise to follow-up to see if the City of Edmonton has designated Callingwood School for additional focus.

2312, 2016

Centennial School Christmas Concert, December 22, 2016

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Centennial put on a big production of the musical “I Need a Little Christmas Vacation”.  The students performed the songs and choreography very well. Congrats Mrs. Thiessen and thanks to Principal Sauder and AP Rakowski. Hope everyone has a great Christmas vacation!

2312, 2016

Elmwood School Holiday Happenings December 22, 2016

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The event ran from 5-7 pm with a number of activities  – sleigh ride, cookie decorating, class performances, selfies with Santa and Mrs. Claus to name a few. Elmwood Principal Burns and Assistant Principal Ledda graciously allowed me to join them greeting families at the school entrance to hand out activity passports.

2212, 2016

Lynnwood School Senior Concert, December 22, 2016

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Day 2 of “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays” was excellent, with several of the same songs now performed by Grades 3-6.  A couple of fantastic solo performances, and some very nice videos of students explaining what they best like about their favorite holiday.  Well done!