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Bulldog Bulletin - 2024/05/05

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Thank you, Meadowbrook, for supporting the Airdrie Health Foundation. Through your generosity, we raised $200 for this important local charity through the sale of Smile Cookies last week. Students gave smiles and got smiles when deliveries were made on Thursday, May 2nd.



Building Future-Ready Students – PBIS & Alberta Competencies 

During the month of May, students and staff are exploring how the skills of problem-solving and critical thinking fit into our PBIS expectations. Problem-solving and critical thinking are all about considering situations and making good choices. When students are problem-solving and thinking critically, they... 

  • Reflect on their thinking 
  • Explore alternative perspectives 
  • Practice reasoning to draw conclusions 
  • Consider evidence  
  • Tackle problems with flexibility  
  • Identify what’s needed 
  • Consider strategies to find solutions 
  • Evaluate options to determine the best choice 

These attributes fit really well with the Be Safe element of our PBIS framework, describing in more tangible ways how to develop competence as an active citizen and have a positive impact within our learning community.  


Building Future-Ready Students – RCMP Career Exploration 

Do you know a young person interested in a career in law enforcement?  

The RCMP is hosting a recruitment day – a fully interactive experience at the Calgary Olympic Oval. All RCMP units will have display and demonstration stations   

A great opportunity to learn even if they are just curious. 

Saturday, May 11, 2024 
Olympic Oval, University of Calgary  
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Admission: FREE! 


Yearbook Cover Contest 

Put your creativity to the test and design the face of this year's yearbook. We want you to capture the spirit of leadership, unity, and strength that defines our Bulldog community. Whether digital artist, illustrator, photographer, or graphic designer, we want to see your unique vision come to life! Remember, your artwork will be the face of our yearbook, so make it bold, memorable, and uniquely Bulldog! 

Submission deadline is May 31. 


  • Designs must be original. 
  • Entries should be submitted on 8.5" x 11" paper or in digital format (300 dpi or higher). 
  • Include your name, grade, and contact information on the back of your submission. 



Grade 6 Provincial Achievement Exam Update 

The Grade 6 PATs in English Language Arts and Mathematics will not be administered in May and June 2024 due to new curriculum roll-out as well as parent and educator feedback. However, Grade 6 PATs in Social Studies and Science will continue as planned. Please refer to the following schedule for up-to-date information these exams: 


RVS seeks public feedback on ward boundaries 
The Board of Trustees invites you to give feedback regarding Rocky View Schools’ ward boundaries. A ward is a local area within the school division that a trustee represents. As some of our communities have changed significantly since the last board boundary change in 2017, the board is engaging in a review to ensure that effective and equitable representation is maintained. We invite you to take part in our review process by attending a public meeting and/or providing feedback. To learn more about the options being presented for feedback, public meeting times/locations, and provide feedback visit RVSEngage. 



Student Leadership Events 

Theme Days 

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

  • May 8 – Hats On! for Mental HealthOur 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 

Track and Field 

Track and Field try-outs for grade 7s and 8s will be hosted within PE classes. Please note that some try-out dates were modified due to the unexpected wet/snowy conditions we’ve recently encountered. Students are asked to check in regularly in the gym for updated Track & Field try-out dates. 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 

A full listing of all our Lunch Time Clubs and other activities can be found on our new website. 



Designated Bus Zones 

We’d like to thank parents who help keep our bus drop zones clear to help get our students into the school on time! There is clear signage corresponding to our bus drop-zones and times, while keeping in mind that bus drop-offs can occur anytime between 7:50 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. in the mornings. We also appreciate that these areas are kept clear as buses come to the school for the end of day which typically happens at around 2:30 p.m.! 


Off-Campus Lunchtime Expectations 

Only students with a signed permission form are eligible to go off campus for lunch. (SchoolEngage Form AF 330-A) 

For students who have signed permission, it is expected they will go home for the entire duration of lunch eating and recess time. In addition, students with permission must leave at the beginning of lunch eating portion, meaning they are not able to leave at other times such as part-way through or after the lunch eating portion. If students come back to campus during eating or lunch recess, they must then remain on campus under supervision for the remainder of the lunch break.  

Please note that students who leave to go home for lunch are expected to return by 12:50 p.m. for the Block 5 bell to ensure they are not losing important instructional time. On Fridays, due to the shorter day, students must be back by 12:28 p.m. for their Block 6 classes.  



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.