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CHIEF TALLCREE SCHOOL DIVISION NEWSLETTER October 2012 UPCOMING EVENTS EARLY Oct 5 DISMISSAL 1:00 pm
CHIEF TALLCREE SCHOOL DIVISION NEWSLETTER
October 2012
UPCOMING
EVENTS
EARLY
Oct 5
DISMISSAL
1:00 pm
TALLCREE ELEMENTARY NEWS
Thanksgiv-
Oct 8 -
ing Break -
19
No School
Halloween
Oct 22
Cake Walk
Our Thanksgiving dinner
has been postponed and
will be scheduled for
Thursday October 25
when we return from our
fall break.
children attend school
everyday. It’s hard for
teachers to teach stu-
dents who aren’t here!
October 5th. We hope
everyone enjoys their
Thanksgiving break!
COMMUNITY EVENTS
STC
Thanksgiv-
Oct 25
ing & Wel-
come Back
Celebration
Tansi parents, caregivers
and community members. I
am really proud of our little
school and how it is coming
together this year.
Our enrollment has contin-
ued to grow over the last
month and we are settling in
to our school routines well.
Now that the fall rains
have begun it is impor-
tant that students take
off their shoes at school
so we keep the mud out.
It would be very helpful
if students bring a pair of
slippers or inside running
shoes to school to keep
their feet warm.
Alfred Meneen’s birthday
handgames were well at-
tended this past weekend
with a total of 9 teams.
The Shooting Stars won
1st place, the Cobras
placed 2nd, and Bear Claw
placed 3rd. Congratula-
tions to all participants!
Halloween
Oct 31
Celebration
As we had a staff meet-
ing we will have an early
dismissal at 1:00 Friday

Thank-you to those caregiv- ers who make sure that your

Treaty 8 Traditional Games at Dene Tha’ Community School

OUR GRADE 5/6, 7/8 AND 9/10 STUDENTS SURVIVED THE ASSUMPTION CHALLENGE! This was no easy feat,

this challenge is an 8 km run/ jog/ walk and they now have the t-shirts to prove it! Our students made new friends and learned some new traditional games. Many of our students were able to share their understanding of hand-games with the Chateh students as well.

We cannot thank the staff and students in Chateh enough for hosting us in their community and sharing their beautiful school with us.

Our students accepted the torch for the Treaty 8 Tra- ditional games and we have committed to hosting the games in Tallcree next year.

have committed to hosting the games in Tallcree next year. TALLCREE SCHOOL DIVISION WILL BE HOSTING
have committed to hosting the games in Tallcree next year. TALLCREE SCHOOL DIVISION WILL BE HOSTING
have committed to hosting the games in Tallcree next year. TALLCREE SCHOOL DIVISION WILL BE HOSTING

TALLCREE SCHOOL DIVISION WILL BE HOSTING THE NEXT TREATY 8 TRADITIONAL GAMES 2013

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Page 2 Our Hot Lunch Program will repeat the same menu weekly until the chefs and

Our Hot Lunch Program will repeat the same menu weekly until the chefs and students get bored. Then we’ll change it up!

PLEASE LET THE SCHOOL KNOW IF YOUR CHILREN HAVE ANY FOOD ALLERGIES

Hot Breakfast and Hot Lunch Program Schedule

Our breakfast and lunch programs are run out of the cafeteria daily. Breakfast is served 8:45-9:00am and lunch is served 11:45-12:00.

We have done our best to select a menu that is well liked by our students. If you know that your child does not like an item on our menu please send lunch with them for that day.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Scrambled eggs & ham

Cereal &

Breakfast

Cereal &

Pancakes

Toast

sandwiches

Toast

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Chicken &

Stew &

Spagetti &

Hot dogs & Fries

Soft Tacos

Rice Soup

Bannock

Salad

& Sand-

 

wiches

Kindergarten teachers Emily Davis & Lilly Auger

wiches Kindergarten teachers Emily Davis & Lilly Auger Happy Thanksgiving from the Kinder- garten class! The

Happy Thanksgiving from the Kinder- garten class! The students are learning many new things with the Discover Reading program that is now used in the class. We are working to practice sounds, recognize letters, and are putting it all together to form words. Students are also improving with printing, recogniz- ing, and counting numbers. In Social

Studies, the unit this month is Working and Playing Together. We are all practic- ing and learning important skills such as participating and sharing. In Science we are charting the weather and look- ing at the changes Fall has brought to South Tallcree. Wishing everyone a healthy and happy Thanksgiving Break!

Grade 1/2 teachers Erik Davidson & Yvonne Laboucan

In my class students are almost finished their unit on patterns. Grade 1 and 2 students will be tested to check their understand-

ing of the concept of increasing and repeating patterns in this unit. After this we will be moving on to a new unit and learn about Numeracy; understanding count- ing on a number-line from 1 to

100.

For Language Arts class students have been building a strong phone- mic awareness with their sound links. We have learned the sounds for 7 of the letters in the alphabet. By the end of October, I hope to have covered 6 more letters while also focusing more on blending sounds together to read words.

In other news, it seems that our class Tickle-Me-Plants just do not want to grow; before we started this project I

was told by a certain “someone” that there is not enough sun around this time of year, but I was just too stubborn to believe her and planted them anyways. Oh well, maybe in the Spring they will

grow

you all have a sunny subtropic October.

hopefully.

For now, I hope that

Sincerely, Mr. Davidson.

Grade 3/4 teachers Rosalind Best & Cecile Laboucan

Tansi Tallcree families, this month in the Tallcree grades 3 & 4 class we have achieved 64% attendance. Attendance is a very impor- tant part of student success. I would like to send a big thank-you to all families working hard to get their children to the classroom. During September we have begun both the Discovery Reading and Discovery Math Programs. We have completed our Number

lines unit in Math and are finishing our first Dee the Hip Red Hen booklet. Our Plant unit in science is now completed we are finishing it off with the construction of modeling clay diagrams of a plant and what they need to grow. In Social Studies this month we have continued our study of Al- berta but focused on the beginning of Alberta’s his- tory. For Health the stu- dents have designed anti-

bullying posters and should now be able to identify bul- lying in their environment, and what to do if they feel bullied. During phys-ed we have been playing soccer and enjoying the last of the warm sunny afternoons by walking around the commu- nity. Art has been focusing on textures and creating them. You can see our tur- key art hanging on the wall by the gym.

Grade 5/6 teachers Carly Price & Alina Alook

by the gym. Grade 5/6 teachers Carly Price & Alina Alook Our class really enjoyed our

Our class really enjoyed our trip to visit Chateh this month. In our class we have been learning about: weather in Science, Canadian geography in Social Studies, angles in Math, sounds and spelling in English as part of our

Discovery Reading program. We are a few marbles away from earning our first good behaviour pizza party which should take place Thursday or Friday this week. Our atten- dance for September has been awesome. Keep up the good Work 5/6!

Resource Room Teacher Trudy Chambers

Tan’si! Lots of things have been happening in Special Ed. in September. After being in the Discovery Reading and discovery Math workshops the first two weeks of September cer- tainly took a bite out of our month! But! On to other things, the students in South Tallcree are doing well with extra support from the aides as well as being pulled out by myself. I am trying to do my best to make sure that all our students get the extra support that they need to be successful. The students need to attend every day to get the best education that

we all know that they de- serve. Kudos to all parents/ guardians who are making sure that our students are coming to school. The Sto- rytime Tuesdays have been slow to get started, the first evening there were between 6 and 12 students and the second time there were be- tween 2 and 6 students. So, let’s try and improve on that. Everyone is invited to attend and try reading as well as choosing books to share. Tuesdays from 7 ‘til 8:30 p.m. we are in the school library.

Also, we have been trying to get a parent/student home

reading program started soon. It is a proven fact that when families share reading time together children be- come more successful in school. This will be a pro- gram where students can take books home and prac- tice reading with their par- ents for only 20-30 minutes before bedtime. This will be a wonderful way to share

a special time with families.

Children can even read to their parents in the kitchen while waiting for supper to

be cooked. Looking forward to getting this started. Have

a great Thanksgiving!

---Ms. C

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this started. Have a great Thanksgiving! ---Ms. C Page 3 Our days of t-shirts in the

Our days of t-shirts in the park are numbered. Please make sure children dig out their warm sweaters for the fall. We will continue to have recess outside until temperatures are below zero unless it is raining.

until temperatures are below zero unless it is raining. Thanksgiving Basket Raffle Buy your tickets for

Thanksgiving Basket Raffle

Buy your tickets for our thanksgiving basket. We will draw for the winner on Friday October 5. In this basket you will find

ham, potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, pumpkin, pumpkin roll, ornamental corn, pickles & ceaser salad ingredients.

Sat

Fri

Thu

Wed

Tue

Mon

Sun

6

13

20

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EARLY DIS-

MISSAL 1:00

Thanksgiving

No School

Break

Thanksgiving

No School

Break

   

5

12

19

26

 

Thanksgiving

No School

Break

Thanksgiving

No School

Break

 

THANKSGIVING

DINNER NTC

 

4

11

18

25

 

Thanksgiving

No School

Break

Thanksgiving

No School

Break

   

HALLOWEEN

CELEBRATION

3

10

17

24

31

 

9 Thanksgiving

No School

16 Thanksgiving

No School

   

2

Break

Break

23

30

 

8 Thanksgiving

No School

15 Thanksgiving

No School

 

Halloween Cake

Walk STC

 

1

Break

Break

22

29

 

7

14

21

27