Principal Update

Our latest update from our Assistant Principal

Dear BCS Parent(s) and Students,

Well, the school year is drawing to a close and the school is in a flurry of activity as students complete their learning for the year, finish final projects and prepare for final exams. Please note that there are a number of year-end field trips happening, so please ensure that forms are returned as soon as possible so your child does not miss out on any of the great experiences being organized!

Transportation Re-Enrollment
Please note that current RVS student transportation families who require transportation services for the 2018-19 school year must re-enroll their child by June 15th or risk losing their child’s spot on the bus.  Please see the key information on how to re-enroll later in this newsletter.

Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs)
In May and June of this year, all Grade 6 and 9 students throughout the province write provincial achievement tests. Results from these tests provide Alberta Education, school administrators, teachers, parents, students, and the public information about what students know and can do in relation to provincial standards. Dates for these exams are published in this newsletter and on our school website.

Kindergarten Open House
We hope to see many families of prospective Kindergarten students joining us for our Kindergarten orientation evening this Wednesday, June 6th at 6:30 pm. At this meeting we will highlight what a day in the life of a Kindergarten student looks like, and will provide essential information about registration and the program for next year. Hope to see you there!

Staffing Updates
We are currently in the process of filling some positions in our school for the 2018-19 school year. While we always seek to have this done sooner than later, the process takes time and we do not yet have a full picture of the staffing changes. Please look for a blog post coming later this month that will outline changes to our staff going into next year.

Miss School Miss Out
The formal Miss School Miss Out High School program ends for the school year this week with a wrap-up at Bert Church. This year, one student from Grades 9-12, Kolby in Grade 9, had perfect attendance and will be representing BCS at the formal event! For our K-8 students, we had 5 winners: Cedric in Grade 1, Blake in Grade 2, Josey in Grade 3, Carter in Grade 3, and Kadin in Grade 7. These students will receive a $25 gift card from Arcadia in recognition of their dedication to attendance. Way to go!

Graduation
Our graduation celebrations May 11th and 12th were an exciting time for the school and a great reminder of the wonderful community we have here at BCS. We so appreciate the contributions each of the students in our graduating class has made to our school community here at BCS and wish them the best of luck in all of their future endeavors. As we move into the final month of classes, we know that there is much still to do, but we know with hard work, each of them will have a successful end to their high school experience.

Thank you to the parents, staff and students for the countless hours of preparation and planning that went into making this an exceptional event for our students!

Breakfast Program
As the year draws to a close, we wanted to acknowledge the wonderful dedication and immense effort of Mrs. Stone and Mrs. Kerr-West in providing our students with a healthy breakfast every morning. Breakfast programs require thoughtful planning, purchasing and follow-up through the entire year, and we are very fortunate to have staff who are willing to support our school and students in this way. On that note, we are looking to support the work of these fine ladies and offer more hot-breakfast options next year if we can secure some volunteer support of the program. If you are interested in supporting the program, please let me (dkeenan@rockyview.ab.ca) know. We also continue to receive support from both the Breakfast for Learning and Breakfast Clubs of Canada as well as other sponsors both public and private. Our students and staff are very appreciative of the continued support these groups provide to BCS.

We would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to the students, staff and families at Beiseker Community School for all that you bring to our school community. It is through our collective dedication that our school remains an excellent place for our students. Mr. Montgomery and myself are so pleased to have seen such great learning and experiences for our students this year. If we don’t see you before the end of the month, have a restful and enjoyable summer, keep reading, and we will see you September 4th to start the 2018-19 school year!

Derek Keenan
Assistant Principal
Beiseker Commmunity School

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