Happy New Year! We are very excited about the start of the new calendar year. In education we are fortunate enough to have two fresh starts to the year - in September and in January! Everyone at Lake Bonavista School hopes you and your family had a happy holiday season and wishes you a wonderful 2018.
The next 6 months of the school year hold lots of events for which we look forward! Report Cards, Olympics, Student-Led Learning Conferences, change of seasons and so much more.
We will also be activating a new wireless system. At this time, all the wiring (I know, wiring to install wireless) and hardware for the system is being installed. When that is completed our CBE tech team will be working on 'going live'. All the reports about the new system are very positive: easy access, stable signal, fast. We will send out more information once the system is activated.
We will be adding new technology hardware to our school, too. The CBE has a system called 'Evergreening' to support the updating of our computers, mobile devices and other hardware. Through this funding our school will receive approximately $16 000. Thanks to the generosity and fundraising efforts of our School Council and School Society, we are provided with $12 000 to improve our students' access to technology. Thank you! We will be sharing our plans for these funds at upcoming School Council meetings.
Remember, registration for Kindergarten starts at all CBE schools on Monday January 22. Since we are an Montessori/Alternative Program we also register new grade 1 students, too.
We are off to a great start for the new school year. Mr. Lafleur and Ms Gangano, our facility team, are to be commended for their thorough work over the summer. Thanks to them, our school is sparkling clean and organized.
As teachers, we love to spend time getting ready for the students to arrive. It is only once the students come through the doors, though, that our school really comes alive. Their positive energy and unique personalities are at the heart of our wonderful school.
We know it takes everyone in a school community working together for our school to SOAR! Thank you to everyone for being involved and supportive of Lake Bonavista School.
You are invited!
Thursday September 21 we are opening our classrooms for you to visit. Come between 3:00 and 4:00 for our Open House. Teachers will be available in all classrooms to talk about the start up of the school year and your children can show you around their classrooms.
At 4:00 the Welcome Back BBQ, sponsored by LBS School Council, begins. Check your child's classroom blog for details.
Be sure to come and enjoy your school community. See you there!
It is with great pleasure that Lake Bonavista School staff welcome students and their families to the opening of a new school year!
Everyone is very excited about the learning we will be doing together this year.
Please see the ‘Back to School’ information on the left side of our website homepage for all of your 'need to know' information about the new school year.
See you on Tuesday September 5!
Kindergarten families – please use the staggered entry schedule sent in June for Back to School times.
Summer Solstice, marking the first day of summer, has come and gone and yet we are all preparing for the real start of summer . . . the end of the school year. Our school is buzzing with lots of activities and excitement for finishing off a full year of learning.
We know everyone has many memories, connections and new learning from this school year and there is a lot to look forward to as the school year winds down.
Here is a list of the big events.
Sports Day is Monday morning and the weather forecast looks great. Bring a hat! Wear Red and White for Canada's Sesquicentennial! Have Fun!
Grade 6 Moving On Celebration is on Tuesday June 27 at 12:45. All families of Grade 6 students are invited.
Wednesday is the last day for our Kindergarten friends.
Thursday is: Good Bye Assembly (am) Early Dismissal (11:38 am) Report Cards! Last Day of School!
Friday is Appeals Day.
There is lots to look forward to.
I hope you are enjoying all of the activities that come along with the month of June; spring sports, green returning to our city, lawn cutting, pruning and enjoying the lovely mornings and evenings in Calgary.
We are fully occupied with the work of wrapping up a school year and planning for the next year. Be sure to check out our website for new calendars, transportation and fee links, as well as all the classroom blogs that are full of news of the active inquiries, field trips and studies for each class.
All our staff members send out a big "Thank You!' to our parents for providing a wonderful Staff Appreciation Lunch on Monday May 29. The food was generous, varied and delicious! The gifts are amazing and we are so fortunate to share our work with all of our school community members - that includes all of YOU!
I have met many family members face to face, via email and phone. This is a wonderful school and a very supportive school community.
Wonderful sunshine, green grass and blossoms on the trees - this is a wonderful time to be outside in Calgary.
Spring is turning to summer as we move into the last few weeks of our school year. I continue to enjoy discovering all the wonders of Lake Bonavista School and meeting families and members of our extended school community. Teachers and students are enjoying the benefits that come from learning together. Daily, teachers are engaging students in tasks requiring students to think critically. Students are taking an active role in their learning and working together with their peers and teachers to construct new knowledge and understandings.
As we work towards the closure of one year, we are already looking forward to the next. Please continue to use the CBE main site for updated information on Transportation, Noon Supervision and other details. Our bell times are not changing significantly for September 2017 and zone maps for bussing are now online.
Our school has experienced many gifts throughout this year, one of the greatest being that of our volunteers. On Friday, May 26 we will host our annual Volunteer Tea to honour and thank everyone who has so generously given their time in support of Lake Bonavista School students and staff. We hope that all of you who have supported us throughout the year will be able to attend!