Feb 11, 2019

ROY’S ROMANTIC QUOTIENT

By |2019-02-18T16:55:36-07:00February 11, 2019|, |

NOTE: Roy wrote this blog prior to the decision to postpone student-led conferences. “Student-led Conferences are on Valentine’s Day!” I knew the objections would come. I hoped with enough notice, people would adjust and accept it. It’s just that it really is the best timing. I actually didn’t see it as such a big deal [...]

Jan 14, 2019

WHAT’S FOR DINNER?

By |2019-01-23T13:03:36-07:00January 14, 2019|, |

BY KARIN RIEMER, ELEMENTARY VICE PRINCIPAL AND UPPER PRIMARY TEACHER I’m married to a chef. My husband can make food so scrumptious, it yells, “Eat me!” He treats food like art. Even finishing salt gets sprinkled on by hand, with a flourish, while leaning in closely to the plate. Gary can look in the fridge and [...]

Nov 12, 2018

NEW PARTNERS, OLD FRIENDS

By |2018-11-20T15:16:34-07:00November 12, 2018|, |

Large crowds of protesters, police barricades and masked men with guns roaming streets. A house burned down killing those inside including a five-month old baby, arrests and disappearances and police road checks examining phones for any evidence of anti-government postings. Over 500 dead and 350,000 people out of work. Unfortunately, these kinds of reports are [...]

Oct 8, 2018

READ ANYTHING GOOD LATELY?

By |2018-10-15T10:38:40-07:00October 8, 2018||

BY LINDA GROOT, ELEMENTARY TEACHER LIBRARIAN I like to regularly highlight new titles with my library classes to help create student interest in reading. Sometimes, this can lead to interesting conversations with students: Student: “Hi, Mrs. Groot, I’m looking for a book you showed us last week.” Me (excited): “Sure! What’s it called?” Student: “I [...]

Sep 10, 2018

A HERO’S LEGACY

By |2018-09-17T15:56:56-07:00September 10, 2018|, |

12 000 kms in 30 days. Seeing pandas and penguins at the Calgary Zoo (the penguins were much more interesting), stopping at the geographical center of North America (unplanned) and the longitudinal center of Canada (planned), kayaking and tubing down lazy rivers in North Michigan, getting much closer to the foot of Niagara Falls than [...]

May 7, 2018

FROM ONE HUT TO ANOTHER

By |2018-05-15T11:21:07-07:00May 7, 2018|, |

BY WENDY ENNS, LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES COORDINATOR What on earth could I possibly offer teachers from a rural village in Ethiopia? In November 2016, I had an incredible opportunity to travel with Run for Water to see a village that ACS Elementary raised money for clean water and a school. I was asked if I [...]

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