Friday, November 14, 2014

Next Council / Association Meeting

The next Council / Association meeting will be held on Tuesday November 18th in the Learning Commons (Library) at 6:30pm.  All are welcome and we encourage all to come. 

If anyone has anything they would like to see discussed please let us know and we can add it to the agenda which will be posted shortly.  Feel free to contact Cindi Mitchell at

We understand that time is precious as we lead very busy lives so our meetings will be run in a timely fashion.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday November 18th @ 6:30pm in the Learning Commons.

October Minutes

Below please find the Minutes for the Council and Association meetings held in October.  Feel free to read the minutes at your leisure. 

Council Meeting - October

Association Meeting - October

Friday, October 24, 2014

Good Food Box

Did you know we have access to the Good Food Box?
Above is a picture of what one of your neighbour's purchased for only $30 (large food box).  Each month you can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables through this program.  
This can be ordered through the Queensland Community Centre, just drop in at the main office and visit Linda, right next to Haultain.
The small food box is $20, the medium is $25 and the large is $30.  The next one is available in November.  

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Agenda for October Meeting

Attached find the Agendas for the Meeting being held on October 7th at 6:30pm in the Library.  The meeting will be run in a timely fashion.

Agenda for the Council Meeting

Agenda for the Association Meeting

Friday, October 3, 2014

September Council / Association Minutes

Please feel free to read the minutes for our past Council / Association Meeting. 

 September 2014 - PA Minutes

September 2014 - Council Minutes

Our next meeting is on Tuesday October 7th in the Library - all are welcome and encouraged to attend.  The meetings are run in a timely fashion as we are all very busy.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lunch Ideas

Having troubles putting together a boxed lunch for your child.  I found this website which offered some great ideas.  Take a look.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Did you know that the money raised by the Parents Association pays for:

Technology, Bussing, In-line Skating, Field Trips, Books, Classroom Supplies, Outdoor School subsidy, Special Guests, Etc…?

We are in need of several more volunteers to work the Casino on either December 15th & 16th. This important and essential fundraiser brings in huge dollars for the school.  These positons must be filled by October 1st, or we risk losing our Casino licence indefinitely. 

If you are unable to volunteer on the given dates, please consider asking a relative or friend to help out.

Contact Jennifer at:  or 403-271-6941 if you or someone you know can volunteer.  Your child will thank you.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Next School Council & Parent Association Meeting is Tuesday, October 7

This past May, only five Haultain Memorial School parents voted on how over $30,000 of the Parent Association funds will be spent this school year.  The vote included the allocation of $20,000 toward a technology grant and $6,000 toward an artist in residence.  If you would like to have a voice on these critical decisions about your child's education and where this money should be spent, please attend the Parent Association meetings this year.

The next School Council and Parent Association meetings will be on Tuesday, October 7 at 6:30pm in the learning commons.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Council / Association Meeting Sept 16th

The Council / Association meeting is being held this evening - September 16th at 6:30pm in the Library.  Everyone is welcome and there is NO obligation to hold a position to attend these meetings.  Below is a link to the agendas for the meeting this evening. 
Looking forward to seeing you there!

PA Agenda Sept 2014

Council Agenda Sept 2014

Casino Volunteers Needed

Haultain Memorial School Parents Association needs your help with our upcoming casino on December 15th and 16th.  We have many positions still to fill and this is our one big fundraiser that we use to fund all programs sponsored by the Parent Association.  Please consider volunteering for this very valuable fundraiser.  Please email Jennifer to sign up.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Haultain Calendar for 2014/2015 School Year

See attached for our calendar for the year.   There are links on the school website for the EDC school calendar and specific ones for the Kindergarten AM and PM classes.  If you would like to see either of these posted, leave a comment.

School Calendar for 2014/2015 school year gr1-6

June Council / Association Minutes

In June we had our final meeting for the year and we will be reviewing the minutes during our September 16th meeting, which will be at 6:30pm in the Library.  Please review the minutes to get an overview of what was discussed.

June 2014 Council Minutes

June 2014 Association Minutes

Monday, June 9, 2014

Fees for 2014/2015 School Year

 I keep hearing how the fees are increasing so as a matter of interest I found the information for us to review direct from the CBE website. 
Looks like our lunchroom fees are increasing $50 / student.  Take a look for yourselves.

Fees for 2014/2015 school year

School Calendar for 2014/2015

Found the generic calendar for next year, this gives us an idea as to when the holiday breaks are.

2014/2015 school calendar

May Meeting Minutes

I have provided links to the minutes from our last meeting in May.  These minutes will be voted on in the June meeting to ensure they accurately reflect what was discussed. 

For those attending the next council meeting please review the minutes prior to attending as they will be voted on.

May Council Minutes

May PA Minutes

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Next Council / Association Meeting

Our next council meeting is on June 10th at 6:30pm in the Library.

Please see the attached agendas to review what will be discussed.  Meeting minutes from the last meeting will be updated shortly.

Please come join us for our wrap up meeting, it is run on time and as efficiently as possible. 

Council Agenda - June 2014

PA Agenda - June 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014


Flowers are in.
Pick them up from the school ASAP.
Special thanks to Amber for organizing the delivery of the flowers I look forward to enjoying my flowers for the whole summer (when it comes)!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Tentative Agenda for May Meeting

Use the below links to check out the tentative meeting agendas for our next council / association meeting

Meeting date is on Tuesday May 6, 2014 at 6:30pm in the Library. 
Please note we will be looking at our budget for the 2014 / 2015 school year in efforts to support the Technology Grant.  Please come and have a say into how the casino monies will be spent for the following year.  This will be addressed in the Association portion of the meeting.

Council Agenda - May

Association Agenda - May

Minutes from April Council / Association Meetings

Below find the links for the Council and Association Meeting that was held on April 8, 2014.  These minutes have not been approved yet but will be at the next meeting which will be held shortly on May 6, 2014 at 6:30pm in the Library. 
There is some great information in the minutes regarding some new residencies that our School Administration is looking into.  Read the minutes for all the details.

April Council Meeting Minutes

April Association Meeting Minutes

Friday, April 25, 2014

Helping Boys Learn

We have been given information about a remarkable opportunity to attend a FREE event designed to help parents who have a boy and who want to help them learn.  Did I mention it is FREE.

On May 15th at 7:00pm at AE Cross there will be a presentation by Dr. Dixon who is a champion of helping boys learn.

There is limited space and an RSVP is required. 

Click on the link below to see all the details.


Monday, March 17, 2014

March Minutes from Council and Association Meeting

Please see the attached to review what was discussed at the last Council and Association Meeting.

Council Meeting Minutes - March

Association Meeting Minutes - March

Our next meeting is April 8th at 6:30pm - An agenda for this meeting will be posted here prior to the meeting.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Agendas for Council / Association Meeting

The agendas are linked below which outline what will be covered at our March 11th meeting.  Feel free to review and if you have an issue you would like to see addressed at the meeting please feel free to contact a member of the council.  You can leave a message at the school for someone to get back to you.

Council Agenda - March 2014

PA Agenda - March 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Minutes from January Meeting

See below for the links to the minutes from the January meeting.  These minutes will be reviewed at the next meeting to be approved by council / association.
The Council Minutes offer information provided by our Acting Principal Mrs. Randhawa on school matters.
The Association Minutes offer information on how we are spending our Casino monies.  If you have an idea you would like to see at our school we would love to hear from you!

Council Minutes January 2014

PA Minutes January 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

System-wide Technology Outage Feb 15-17

From the CBE:

"The Calgary Board of Education will have a system-wide technology outage over the Family Day long weekend (Feb. 15-17) while our Information Technology (IT) Services works with Internet and telecommunication service providers on enhancements.
During this time there will be no access to any CBE computer system or application, including: internal and external websites, network drives/folders, CBE email, student Gmail, and CBE applications such as SIRS and D2L.

Staff, students and parents are encouraged to make alternative arrangements to complete work or activities that would require CBE computer systems.

Frequently asked questions

Why are all network systems going down at the same time?
Over the Family Day long weekend, IT Services together with internet and telecommunication service providers on system enhancements. This important work is required to ensure the technical environment is stable and secure.

Why are you doing this now?
There is no ideal time to do a system-wide shut down. This weekend was chosen after consulting with key stakeholders to determine the best possible/least disruptive time to conduct this work.

I still have work that needs to be done over that weekend, what can I do?
You will need to make other arrangements to complete work requiring access to CBE system or application – please plan accordingly; either working offline, completing prior to the outage or postponing until systems are available."

Saturday, January 25, 2014

2013-14 Excellence in Teaching Awards Open

From the CBE:

"The 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching Awards program is now open and accepting nominations for outstanding teachers and principals.

Since 1989, the Excellence in Teaching Awards Program has recognized the innovative and outstanding teaching that takes place every day in classrooms across Alberta. This program provides Albertans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the many contributions teachers make to student learning. We encourage you to consider nominating the outstanding CBE teachers and principals in your life. Let them know how much you appreciate their dedication to teaching excellence and the difference they are making in the lives of tomorrow’s citizens.

To find all the information on how you can nominate your excellent teachers, visit The deadline for nominations is
Feb. 7, 2014.

In 2012-13, 19 CBE educators were named semi-finalists for these awards. "

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Nine Calgary Schools to Receive Modernization

From Metro News:

"Provincial officials are planning to fork over tens of millions in facelift funding to nine Calgary schools.

Sources told Metro that nine schools will be announced during a Tuesday news conference attended by new provincial Infrastructure Minister Ric McIver, but at press time only two of the facilities being approved for upgrades had been confirmed.
Top 10 modernizations on the CBE’s current capital plan (not yet approved)
1. Christine Meikle – replacement facility – $24 million
2. Aboriginal family school at Harold W. Riley – $16 million
3. Jack James – career/technology modernization – $13 million
4. Bowness – career/technology modernization – $20 million
5. Kingsland Centre – Chinook Learning Services modernization – $9 million
6. James Fowler – career/technology modernization – $15 million
7. Lord Beaverbrook – career/technology modernization – $25 million
8.  Forest Lawn – career/technology modernization – $15 million
9. John Diefenbaker – career/technology modernization – $15 million
10. Nickle School – modernization – $12 million"

Read the full story on Metro News here.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Minutes from Last Meeting

Here is a summary of what was discussed at our December Meeting. 

We have some items in the minutes we need to plan for in the future:
* stage risers for our concerts
* year book
* class set of IPAD's
Do you think any of these are worthwhile or a waste of money?  Your opinion counts, come to the meeting, they run on time as your time is valuable.

Also in the minutes is information on PAT's.  Is your child writing a PAT this year?  Did you know they are being fazed out?  What will replace them?  Our Principal will be updating us each meeting as they find out more.  Some of those answers are in the minutes, please feel free to read the attachments. 

December Council Minutes 2013

December PA Minutes 2013

Council / Association Agendas

Next Council / Association meeting is this Tuesday January 21st @ 6:30pm in the library at the school.  Agendas for the meetings are below:

January Council Agenda

January PA Agenda

Review the agendas to see what will be discussed.

Come one come all!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Plan to Attend the Next HMS School Council & Parent Association Meeting!

 Next Tuesday, January 21 at 6:30 pm, is Haultain Memorial's School Council and Parent Association meeting. The evening will take place in our school library and every parent is encouraged to attend. It will be a casual, welcoming environment where, during the first part of the evening, school issues will be discussed between the administration, staff and parents. The second half of the meeting will address fundraising and how funds should be spent in our school.

There has never been a more crucial time to get involved as a parent at Haultain, while we undergo uncertainty of the long term plan for administration at the school. Furthermore, the funds raised by the Parent Association go towards a variety of essentials like computers, field trips, smart boards, sporting equipment, agendas, library books, special programs, etc.. It is up to YOU, the parent, to decide where to spend the funds.

With the stepping down of the Association and Council Chair this month, next week's meeting will also address the new positions that must be filled. It is absolutely crucial we have a dedicated and committed group of parents to maintain our gaming license, which provides an enormous amount of dollars for our school. At the very least, plan to attend the meeting simply as a parent.

We need you.

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday night at 6:30 pm in the library!

Monday, January 13, 2014

CBE Presentation on Reporting and Assessment Postponed

The presentation about reporting and assessment scheduled for Jan. 15 has been postponed. This information will be presented to parents at a later date. A presentation on this topic will be made at a public meeting of the Board of Trustees in February. Anyone who is interested may attend this meeting.
The CBE remains committed to working collaboratively with employees, parents and students on changes to reporting and assessment. Each school community is unique and is moving forward in making changes in the way that best meets their needs. Schools are continuing to have conversations with their parents, students, teachers and staff about changes to reporting practices. That input will then help guide the decisions that are made regarding a common report card for all students in kindergarten to Grade 9. The best way for parents to share their thoughts and opinions about reporting and assessment is to contact their school.
The direction set out by Alberta Education in the Inspiring Education Steering Committee Report is guiding the changes the CBE is making to reporting and assessment practices. The Jan. 15 CAPSC meeting will go ahead as scheduled, now with the Inspiring Education report as the focus of discussion.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Learn About K-9 Report Cards at CAPSC Event January 15

Please join the Calgary Association of Parents and School Councils (CAPSC) on Jan. 15 for a discussion about report cards.

You may have heard about or been involved in discussions about work that is happening to develop a common and consistent report card for all students in kindergarten to Grade 9. At the Jan. 15 CAPSC meeting, you can learn more about why this is happening, what is taking place this year and how parents and students can be involved.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 15
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Place: Multi-purpose Room, Education Centre, 1221 – 8 Street S.W.
Parking: free underground parking available (access off 12 Avenue)