2001, 2016

Bessie Nichols School Council Meeting, January 19, 2016

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Thanks to the Council and Principal Allen for permission to attend the Council meeting.  I remarked to the Council they are an outstanding example of the “Public” in public education.  The parents provided input in a respectful and collaborative manner in a discussion about the value of and supports for parents that wish to encourage their children to develop regular study habits.  Ms. Woo also presented the school’s plan for a school wide focus on improving literacy through in school and parental support including a home reading program and Parent Paired Reading.  I also appreciated the update on the Council efforts to engage the City of Edmonton in continued initiatives to improve pedestrian safety in the traffic zones near the school.  Earlier in the day at the EPSB School Board meeting, I asked the District to follow up with the City on our March 26, 2015 letter to Mayor Iveson in which the school Board requested the City put more resources towards awareness and enforcement in the traffic zones.

2001, 2016

Rio Terrace School Council, January 18, 2016

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Thanks to the Council and Principal Polowy for allowing me to attend Council meeting.  I appreciated the update on the technology plan funding, the discussion on parental supports for the Leader in Me program, and the response to the Truth and Reconciliation report. I especially enjoyed the presentation from the OWL (Outrageously Wild Leaders) who sought Council’s endorsement for a proposed field trip to build leadership capacity in the students.  The OWL students undertook the research, communicated directly with the vendors, and developed the budget and presentation.  Through various fundraising initiatives, OWL is able to self-finance the proposed trip.  Outrageously well done!

1201, 2016

Callingwood School Council, January 11, 2016

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Thanks to Council and Principal McKeown for permitting me to attend tonight’s meeting.  I was interested in hearing about the new reading intervention software, traffic safety concerns around the school, and especially, the Bucket Filling initiative (in which students are recognized for acts of kindness).  Well done!