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The Buzz May 3, 2021

Good Afternoon Glen Allan families,

I hope you had a great weekend and are staying safe and healthy. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and Education Week, so we are focusing on Hope and Resiliency. There will be daily announcements along with lessons throughout the week for students to participate in. Our committee has coordinated a beautiful display in the hallway that the students will contribute to called, Our Hopes are Soaring. Watch for pictures on our website and follow us on Twitter @GlenAllanElem.

Alberta Health Services, in collaboration with The Mental Health Foundation, offers free online programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth. Upcoming Caregiver Education Sessions, Lunch & Learn Webinars and SEEDS Drop-In Groups are outlined in the May Caregiver Education Team Newsletter. One upcoming session of note is Junior High Jitters—geared for students starting Grade 7 this fall—on May 27.

Several of our class cohorts have recently participated in virtual field trips! This week we have Grade 5 cohorts with the Tornado Chaser and our Grade 2 cohorts learning about Acadia. Later this month our Grade 6 cohorts have a virtual field trip booked with Telus World of Science that will supplement their Forensics unit in science. Our Grade 1 cohorts will be doing a building project as well! Thank you again to GASC for supporting one virtual field trip experience for each class cohort!

Important May Dates:

Wednesday, May 5 – Hats on for Mental Health – please wear a hat to show support!

Wednesday, May 5 – Early dismissal @ 2:08

Friday, May 7 – Professional Learning Day, no school for students

Wednesday, May 19 – GASC Annual General Meeting @ 6:30 p.m. (elections)

Friday, May 21 – School closure day

Monday, May 24, - School closure day for Victoria Day

Thursday, May 27 – Virtual Kindergarten Information Night @ 6 p.m.

Friday, May 28 – School Spirit Day – Secret Theme Day (each class cohort picks their own secret theme)

Friday, May 28 – Battle of the Books

Thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Have a wonderful week!

Kind Regards,

Judy Anderson

Principal

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