School Picture Day- September 14

School Pictures will be taken on September 14th. Students are required to be in Gala Wear. Please refer to this link for more information on the Gala Uniform Requirements. http://www.ffca-calgary.com/download/123889

 

Terry Fox Run - September 27- Active Wear Day

Our 14th annual Terry Fox run is scheduled on the National School Run Day with other schools from across Canada and even around the world!  The date of the run is Thursday September 27 from 2:25-2:55pm.   The Terry Fox run is an extra casual day for students. Students should wear active wear. If they do not want to wear active wear, students should be in uniforms.  We are looking forward to a great character  and fundraising event for cancer research.

Casual Day- September 28th - Crazy Socks Day!

The casual and fun lunch day on September 28th has a Crazy Socks theme. Students can come dressed in casual clothes and crazy socks! 

Edsby

Edsby is our designated classroom communication link. Use this link to access your edsby account. If  you do not have an Edsby account, please contact Miss Hudani so that she can resend you an invite. Please do not create an account as an account has been created for you.

Link: https://goo.gl/dnTbqk

 

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PARKING REMINDER!

Picking Up and Dropping Off Students

Picking up and dropping off students can be a challenge. It takes the cooperation of everyone to ensure the safety of our students and a positive relationship with members of our community. Please adhere to the following rules.

Street in Front of the School

Parking (even for a second) in the bus zone is prohibited. This space must be available for buses at all times.

Help students walk across the street at safe locations. Walking between buses is extremely dangerous.

The front street is narrow making it difficult for cars to travel in both directions. This situation is made worse with parents doing U turns. U turns also create a very dangerous situation for pedestrians crossing the street.

Parking on corners is prohibited and makes it difficult for cars, and especially buses, to travel around the corner to Elbow Drive.

Alley

Several of our neighbors have garages that back onto the alley. Please refrain from parking (even for a moment) in front of garages or in front of the fence where there are “no parking” signs. The width of the alley has been measured and “no parking” signs placed where the alley is too narrow to allow for traffic to travel alongside parked cars. The alley can become very congested. Traffic lineups can occur when people park in the narrow part of the alley, turn around in the alley, or attempt to exit the alley onto Elbow Drive. Driving conditions worsen in the alley during the winter increasing hazards of slipping and becoming stuck.

Winter Safety

Now that winter weather has arrived, extra precautions are necessary to keep everyone safe. Road ways and alleys can be slippery making it difficult for parents and students to walk on solid footing and for drivers to stop. The following precautions will be essential to keep everyone safe.

  1. Avoid crossing the road between buses. This makes it difficult for drivers to see pedestrians and stop safely. This is true year round but especially an issue during winter road conditions.
  2. Park in designated spots in the alley only (not beside the fence where it indicates that it is a no parking zone).
  3. Avoid parking on the other side of the alley in front of garages. Not only does this narrow the alley passage for vehicles, it also prevents the neighbors from entering/existing their garages.
  4. Avoid leaving children unsupervised outside at the end of the school day.
  5. Dress appropriately for the weather.
  6. Sign up for bus notifications. Winter weather can often result in traffic/accidents and late buses.
  7. It is dark now in the mornings. Please be mindful that it is much more difficult to see students wearing dark clothing.

Let’s work together to be safe during the winter season.

 

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