Thursday, September 30, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Thank you for your consideration!
Interesting to note in this update article from the Herald that our trustee - Carol Bazinet, voted against the motion of layoffs and use of reserves stating that this choice was a matter for the trustees not the administration.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Simply visit our Haultain homepage (http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b362/) and click the conference booking link. This will take you to a secure site at pickatime.com.
Once there, create an account by entering your email address and creating a password. Email addresses will be used to send your conference confirmation only.
Once you have logged in, select the teacher you wish to book with. If you wish a Thursday interview, scroll down and select an available time slot. Should you wish Friday, you should not need to scroll. Simply click the appointment box you desire. Be sure the colour matches the teacher legend.
Now that you have selected the time slot, enter your child's FIRST NAME and LAST INITIAL so it can be recorded on the teacher's schedule. If you would like a reminder email, enter that information as well.
That's it! We hope it's as easy and painless as I described. If you do not have access to a computer (... wait a minute, how could you be reading this?) or if you know someone without access, either help them out by doing it for them OR have them contact the school and Pat or I will set things up.
By the way, let us know what you think of this process. We realise it isn't communicating with a person, but we also hope the convenience, ease, and reduced office stress will balance things out. Comments are welcome!
School and Parent Communications
For the next year, you will be receiving the Key Communiqué from Karen Drummond. Karen will be handling parent and school communications for the next year while Katie Young is on leave to further her education.
Karen was working as a Communications Advisor in the Office of the Board of Trustees at the CBE prior to taking on this role. She has two children, a boy in Grade One at Fish Creek School and a girl who is three years old. She worked at SAIT Polytechnic and the University of Calgary prior to joining the CBE.
By Chris Zdeb, Postmedia News
Today’s schoolkids could grow up to be the first generation of adults whose gym classes turned them on to physical activity for life.
Unlike previous generations, they’re less likely to have humiliating memories of being picked last to play baseball, or being ridiculed by jocks for not being able to run fast or not being able to spike the ball over the volleyball net. That’s because the ’c-word’ — competition — is no longer the focus of physical education; inspiring a healthy lifestyle is.
Click here to read the full story.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Click here to read the full story.
(CNN) -- I've been teaching university students for 50 years, and I can tell when one of my students comes from a home in which "good" parenting takes place.
These students -- most often from a middle-class background -- are stunned when they learn that their draft paper is not the cat's meow, indeed must be rewritten from scratch.
They send e-mails, constantly, with their work in progress attached, "just to see if I am on the right track." And if they get a C, they are crushed.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Bring your kids - bring your family - and enjoy some free ice cream, courtesy of the Haultain Parent Association. It will be a great opportunity to meet and welcome some of the new parents and students who are attending Haultain for the first time!
Dropsheets, high-pressure washers and warm, wet washcloths are optional.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Deer Park United Church 77 Deerpoint Road SE
September 28, 2010 7:00 pm
Cost: $10.00 (for those who are able)
In May of 2006, Calgary teacher Andrew Brash and teammates made international headlines when they stopped 200 meters from the summit of Mt. Everest to assist Australian climber Lincoln Hall. Hall had been declared dead by his own team and left for dead, spending the night alone on the mountain above 8,600 meters. Thankfully Lincoln was able to survive, but Andrew's summit ambitions had to wait.
In the spring of 2008, Andrew returned to Everest, this time forced to the Nepali side of the mountain after Chinese officials closed access to Tibet, fearing Olympic protests on the mountain, sending his return expedition into turmoil, proving that adventure on Everest is not quite dead yet. He is married to Jennifer and is the father of three young daughters; Anna, Jaime, and Alexandra.
Thank you Susanne
Thursday, September 9, 2010
In just a few short weeks, students across the country will be overstuffing their backpacks, staking out their schoolbus seats, and filing into classrooms.
So we've done our homework early and taken a by-the-numbers look at the state of education in Canada, including data on teacher salaries, graduation rates and student loans.
Read the full article here.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
As in previous years, the Association blog will endeavour to provide information for parents of students who attend Haultain. There's a calendar of events at the bottom of this page that will be updated shortly (Click here to view the school calendar as a .pdf) - and there's a direct email link to the Association itself, at the top right-hand of the page. Please feel free to ask questions, or leave comments using the 'comment' feature, found at the end of each blog entry. We'd love to get your feedback, or have your questions.
Also - if you're unable to attend Association/Council meetings, this site acts as a forum for issues you'd like brought up at meetings. Your submitted question/issue will be discussed at the meeting, with the results being published in the meeting minutes - which then get posted online for all to see. It's a good feeling to see your input being considered - and being engaged in your student's school environment is crucial to their learning.
Finally - welcome to our new friends from Queensland Downs. It'll be great to meet you all - and have your input and involvement in the Parent Association.
Here's to another great year!