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Board Bits for January/February 2018

  • The Board of Trustees would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and wish you all the best in 2018.
  • From January to the end of February, Alberta Education will be conducting the annual Accountability Pillar Survey.  In January, parents of students in grades 4, 7 and 10 (grades 4-9 in schools with less than 120 students) will receive a survey from Alberta Education in the mail.
  • As a board we would like to encourage all of our stakeholders to get involved in their local school council meetings. The meeting dates and locations can be found in school newsletters as well as your school website. On the agenda for the next meeting will be the draft version of the 2018-2019 school calendar. Please come out and hear what new and exciting things are happening in your school and throughout the division and give us your opinion on the upcoming calendar.
  • On February 1st. Grasslands schools throughout the division participated in World Read Aloud Day. Literacy is a huge priority for our school division and getting involved in events such as this allows us to share our excitement about the importance of literacy at all ages and stages of life.
  • The Board of Trustees has recently approved a few travel opportunities for students that are planned to take place in the spring of 2019. As a board we believe that the opportunity to travel can be very educational and empowering. 
  • Grasslands was recently recognized at provincial meetings as being a success story in Comprehensive School Health. Grasslands sees school health as a cornerstone for learning and as such proactively employs a wellness facilitator who promotes and encourages school wellness through activities such as: staff wellness challenges, student led school health fairs, classroom presentations, the Iron-Chef challenge & the lunchbox challenge just to name a few. As a board we are committed to encouraging and promoting a healthy working environment where everyone (staff and students alike) can thrive and grow.
  • Nutrition and learning go hand in hand. Schools are running milk programs because parents and educators agree that milk is a nutritious food and an important part of their children's diet. We would like to recognize Rosemary School for their hard work, leadership and tremendous contribution to the health and well being of their students by having been active participants in Club Moo, Alberta's school milk program for 30 years.
  • The dates and times of all Grasslands School Board meetings are posted on the Grasslands website, along with the agenda for upcoming meetings and minutes from previous meetings.