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Bulldog Bulletin - 2024/04/21

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Meadowbrook families, 

Here’s another highlight from the week showcasing how Meadowbrook is building future-ready students by linking them with their community and beyond. Grade 7 students were fortunate to welcome guest speaker Duncan, a respected wildlife contractor and trapper. Students were captivated by his presentation on the significance of wildlife population control in maintaining ecological balance. Duncan also connected this presentation to the historical context of the fur trade. What made his talk even more interesting was the inclusion of indigenous wisdom which gave students a more comprehensive view of wildlife management. Lots of engaging discussions were had. Our students had the chance to explore various types of furs, which sparked their curiosity and provided a hands-on learning experience. Much thanks to Duncan for deepening our understanding and appreciation for environmental conservation, cultural heritage, and the interconnectedness of all living things. 


Rocky View OURSchool Survey 

Meadowbrook students will be taking part in the OurSCHOOL Student Survey to help us better understand their experiences and well-being. This online survey, administered throughout Rocky View Schools, covers a range of topics including emotional health, social well-being, and behaviors linked to academic success. Students are given random logins to ensure anonymity, and participation is entirely voluntary, with the flexibility to skip questions or exit at any time. 

The survey typically takes around 45 minutes to complete and offers students the opportunity to share their thoughts through open-ended responses. While some questions may seem unrelated to school, all responses contribute to identifying areas for improvement that benefit everyone. The anonymity of the survey ensures confidentiality, enabling us to make informed decisions that address the diverse needs of our student body while remaining professional and respectful. 

If you would like more information, please contact school administrators – Mrs. Neis or Ms. Stapor. 


Student Leadership Events 

Earth Day “Week” 

A few of our school groups and classes will be participating in our “Helping Hands” community clean-up throughout the week to give back to the community, show school spirit, and help keep our school looking beautiful!  

In addition to a good cleanup, the challenge is to find the following:  

• most valuable item 

• weirdest item 

• largest item 

• shows the best spirit through photos 

RVS Operations team will sweeten the deal by awarding treats to the classes that succeed. Happy Earth Day, everyone! 

Theme Days 

Here are the theme days for the last bit of April and May! This is the first in a series of upcoming Theme Days planned by Leadership students to encourage community and have a little fun.  

  • April 26 – PJ Day:  A timeless classic and probably our most popular and comfiest theme day at school!  

  • May 8 – Hats On! for Mental Health:  Our Bulldogs are invited to wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health. 

  • May 10 – Formal Friday:  We're getting fancy at Meadowbrook with students having an opportunity to dress up for the occasion of Friday.  

  • May 24 – Sidekick Day:  Calling all trusty companions (your stuffies), or dress like your best friend or a favourite superhero sidekick to embrace the spirit of teamwork and adventure.  

Bulldog Athletics 

Grade 7 & 8 Badminton: 

Congratulations to our Grade 7 Badminton players on a great divisional tournament yesterday. We are pleased to announce that we qualified one of our teams for Zones! 

Wishing our grade 8s good luck on Thursday April 25th in their tournament also hosted by the Sunridge Badminton Centre (5-401 33rd Street N.E., Calgary). 

Up and Coming Sports 

Track and Field try-outs for grade 7s and 8s will be hosted within PE classes beginning on April 30th (after the Professional Learning Day). Track & Field Meet dates are May 16 (7s) & 21 (8s). Details and more information about the season will be shared in gym classes.  

Lunch Time Clubs 

Art Club – Day 1 (Room 2005) 

Green Club – Day 2, 4, 5 (Room 1022) 

Chess Club - Day 2 & 4 (Learning Commons) 

Reading Club – Day 2 (Learning Commons)  

Safe Space Club – Day 2 (Room 1050) 

Board Game Club – Day 3 (Room 2006) 

Homework Club – Day 3 (Room 2010) and Day 6 (Room 2009) 

Extra Band Practice – Day 3 & 4 (Band Room) 

ACP Leadership – Day 5 (Room 1029) 

Leadership Club – Day 6 (Learning Commons) 


Cell Phones Policy Reminder 

Cell phones are NOT permitted during instructional time. This is a school-wide expectation. Cell phones are to be kept in student lockers between 8:08 a.m. and 12:23 p.m. and from 12:53 p.m. until 2:48 p.m. If a student needs to contact home, they may use classroom phones with the help of a teacher, or the student phone available in the office. 

Lost and Found Bins 

Our lost and found bins are getting full again, and we hope to return all lost items to their owners. Items that are currently also building up are water bottles and a fair bit of winter clothing. Bins are located in the portable hallway, and students can also ask their teachers about the location of the bins. We will be donating these items on April 25 so be sure to remind students to collect their lost items. 

Staff Parking and Student Safety 

We regret to share that we’ve had a few fender benders and close calls in our school parking lot this year. We must enforce this as a no parking zone. 

The parking lot is designated for staff, RVS maintenance, and identified RVS Transportation vehicles only. This area is not for pick-up and drop-off of students. Please use the spaces across the street from Meadowbrook School for parking. 

In rare cases, for students with compromised mobility, parents require a Bulldog Visitor Parking Pass for drop-off/pick-up of students. Please contact the office for details.  

This is also a reminder to keep the bus-designated spaces free from drop-offs especially before school as our buses can arrive anywhere between 7:50 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring this space is free from traffic before and after school!  


Apr 22 

  • Earth Day 

Apr 23 

  • Gr. 6 Vaccinations 

Apr 25 

  • Result of board deliberations on Airdrie Spaces 

  • Arby’s - Healthy Hunger 

April 26  

  • Pajama Day 

Apr 29 

  • PL Day – No School 

Apr 30 

  • Gr. 8 Field Trip to SAIT 

May 8  

  • Hats On! For Mental Health 

May 9 

  • Opa! - Healthy Hunger 

May 10 

  • Formal Friday 

May 13 

  • School Council, 6:30 p.m. 

May 17 

  • PL Day – No School 

May 20 

  • Victoria Day Long Weekend – No School 

May 23 

  • Over The Top – Healthy Hunger 

May 24 

  • Sidekick Day 

May 30 

  • State & Main – Healthy Hunger 

June 10 

  • School Council AGM, 6:30 p.m

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.