September 4, 2012
Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year at Our Lady of the Assumption School. The year promises to be terrific.
We welcome new students, families and staff to the school. Also, we welcome a PSIII student from the U of L. Ms. Hill will be joining Mr. Parr’s class. Our classes are currently at a good size. In a few cases, class sizes are larger due to tight budgets. Please note that we may have to adjust some class assignments as a result of new enrolments and adjust numbers of students in different grades. If we see a significant increase in enrolment from last year we may be able to increase our staff at the school. We will make these adjustments as quickly as possible to minimize the effect on students.
Provided is our September calendar (see the back of this letter). Please note some important events in September:
· A meeting for all parents of students participating in our Grade 6 Outdoor Education trip is on Wednesday, September 11th at 7 pm
· A Blessing for New Families is at 5 pm and School Council Family BBQ/Meet the Teacher Night is at 5:30 pm on September 12th
· Opening Mass is at Assumption Church on September 13th at 1 pm
· Our first School Council meeting is on Tuesday, September 25th at 6:30 pm.
Thank you to all the parents that participated in our ThoughtStream activity last June. I will be sharing the results with School Council soon. Your ideas will help us formulate our Continuous Improvement Plan.
This summer I did some reading about transformation in education. We are entering a very exciting time. A key focus of transformation is collaboratively meeting the needs of ALL learners. Our staff is excited about trying some new teaching methodologies and programs.
We are going to continue to increase communication using technology. Soon you will receive a letter asking for your email address to send school information. You are also invited to “like” us at our school Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Lady-of-the-Assumption-School-Lethbridge/124318120984380 and follow us on Twitter (GregKostiuk). I invite you to check out our school website at www.holyspirit.ab.ca/assumption/ to get some valuable information including the 2012-13 School Calendar, our school supply list, and a lot of other “stuff”. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
We look forward to working with you to continue to make Our Lady of the Assumption School a great place. On behalf of our staff, I wish you and your children a successful school year.