Attachments: Swan Hills Early Learning Program
Character Trait of the Month: Responsibility
We’re at the time of the school year of field trips and track & field. Many students will be participating in science-related activities, with some visiting the Telus World of Science and others learning through in-school field trips, compliments of Teachers’ Pet. As for track events, students will better prepare themselves once the last bit of snow has melted, the ground dried, and the wind turned a little less cool. Recently, students were greatly engaged when Neville Wright, 3 time Olympian and World Cup competitor, visited Swan Hills School during Wellness Day. Students learned of the hard work and dedication required to progress through school sports to compete at university level, and then, ultimately, at the National and International level for Team Canada.
Division 2 is greatly looking forward to wowing their community during this year’s dinner theatre. Students who have worked their way through serving guests and studying lines in past years have their opportunity to shine, while younger students begin their journey through the dramatic process and look forward to their time on stage.
Teachers and students are also beginning their preparation for Provincial Achievement exams. Grade 6 and 9 Language Arts Part A are written in early May, with the balance of PATs and Diploma exams scheduled for later in June. In addition to work in classrooms, students and parents will be provided with tips and information on how to prepare for exams. We have many engaged students so we expect good results from their efforts.
The next School Council meeting is scheduled for May 15, and Council will be electing next year’s Chairperson and executives. Join us for the evening and seek a position if interested.
Have a great month.
UPCOMING KEY DATES
- May 3 – No School
- May 15 – School Council
- May 17 – No School
- May 20 – No School
- May 29 – Early Dismissal
PLEASE NOTE EARLY OUT DISMISSAL TIMES ARE 2:33 p.m.
ECS REGISTRATIONS 2018 – 2019 SCHOOL YEAR
Registrations are being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year. You must have your child’s birth certificate when you register. Children must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2019. ECS fees are $15.00, payable to Swan Hills School.
It is recommended that you have your child’s ears and eyes checked before September.
If you have any questions, please contact the school at 780-333-4471.
The last day for the breakfast program is Wednesday, May 8.
Thank you for Cool Camp donations.
- Irving K Excavation Ltd.
- Town of Swan Hills
- Guye’s Backhoe Service Inc.
- Parker Transport Ltd.
- Pembina Pipeline
Cool Camp is a mentoring program for Grade 8 students. The two-day program provides students with information that will assist them in making wise and informed choices regarding their personal development. The program helps students recognize and explore strategies to resist various social pressures including sexual involvement. Although protection from disease and pregnancy is covered throughout the program, the emphasis is always on abstinence.
There have been some changes to the volunteer packages.
If you would like to volunteer, assist in classrooms, or participate in classroom activities on special occasions, please ensure you have the appropriate paperwork completed. Volunteer papers can be picked up from the office, and you will now also require both a Criminal Record Check. and a Child Welfare Check.
DIPLOMA EXAM DATES
- Social Studies 30-1 & 30-2 Part A – Thursday, June 13, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Social Studies 30-1 & 30-2 Part B – Monday, June 24, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Chemistry 30-1 – Wednesday, June 26, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
PAT EXAM DATES
5-STAR ATHLETES PROGRAM
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