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Bulldog Bulletin - 2024/05/29

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HERE’S WHAT’S COMING UP  

Grade 8 Farewell Events 
The Farewell Ceremony will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 20th. A daytime dance for grade 8 students only will be held during school time on Friday, June 21st.  

A letter with full details about the ceremony and dance was emailed to all Grade 8 families on Monday, May 27. Grade 8 students and families are urged to review the letter.   

Parents interested in helping prepare for the Farewell are invited to attend a planning meeting on Thursday, May 30th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons. We greatly appreciate your participation and input in making this event memorable for the students. For those who can’t make the meeting in person, here’s a Zoom link to join us virtually - LINK HERE 

 

Band/Music Concert – Celebrating Meadowbrook Musicians 

Attention all proud band/music parents and families!!  

Get ready to be entertained by the musical talents of our incredible student musicians as they take the stage for our daytime concerts. Band/Music parents and families are welcome to join us for your child’s performance time. Please refer to the email sent by Ms. Wong or Mr. Yeh. 

Music 6 parents of students who are performing, please refer to the email sent to you regarding your child’s performance time. 

DATE: Wednesday, June 5 

TIME: Performance 1 (9:07 a.m. -10:03 a.m.): Gr. 6.3, 6.5 & 6.6 and Band 7/8 

      Performance 2 (11:07 a.m. - 12:06 p.m.): Gr. 6.1, 6.3 & 6.4 and Band 7/8 

       Performance 3 (12:53 p.m. - 1:49 p.m.): Gr. 6.2, 6.3 & 6.7 and Band 7/8 

 

 

PARTNERS IN LEARNING  

Year-end Field Trips 

Every student should have received an information letter from their homeroom teacher about the year-end field trip. Please review this information with your child, complete the permission form, and sign-up to volunteer!!  

Field trips are memory-building events for students, and we couldn’t do them without the support of volunteers. Thank you for reaching out to your child’s teacher to lend a hand in this way.  

Grade 6s – Tuesday, June 25, Calgary Zoo. Forms & fees are dues no later than June 20.  

Grade 7s – Tuesday, June 25, Heritage Park. Forms & fees due no later than June 14. 

Grade 8s – Monday, June 24, Calaway Park. Forms & fees due no later than June 17. 

A huge thank you to Meadowbrook Parent Council for supporting these experiences by sponsoring a bus for each grade.  

 

Library Wind-down Schedule 

June 7: This will be the last day for students to sign out library books or borrow from a classroom library. 

June 14 – 21: All borrowed materials (books, novels, textbooks) must be returned to the library. Students, do a thorough search at home and at school to be sure you have returned all borrowed materials. Please let Ms. Harris know if you are having trouble finding the books you owe. 

June 24: Students will receive outstanding book notices for materials they have not yet returned. The cost of lost/overdue items will be charged to students’ SchoolCash accounts. This will be especially important for students leaving Meadowbrook! They will be unable to borrow textbooks, novels, etc., until their outstanding items/SchoolCash charges are resolved.  

 

 

BULLDOG STRONG 

Student Leadership Events 

Theme Days 

Thanks to our Leadership students for a fun way to show a little school spirit. Here are the final theme days of the year!  

  • June 7 - Lemonade and Tourist DaySummoning the sunshine and good summer vibes with some refreshments and some tourist’y’ outfits!  
  • June 21 – Jersey Day – a classic theme day to show your school spirit as you show off your favourite team! 

 

Bulldog Athletics 

Grade 6 Soccer 

Students have an opportunity to sign up for Soccer in their PE classes. More information for athletes who have signed up will be shared in P.E. classes. We have an updated soccer tournament date of Friday, June 14 in Airdrie (either at Monklands Field or Northcott Prairie Middle School).   

 

Lunch Time Clubs 

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

 

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS 

Register Now for 2024/25 Bus Transportation 

Transportation registration is now open for the 2024/25 school year. Families who currently use RVS bus services will receive an enrollment form directly in SchoolEngage; please complete this form even if your child is not returning to bus service. Families requiring new service will also be able to complete a new registration form in SchoolEngage. 

To access SchoolEngage, please log in through your PowerSchool parent account. If you do not have a PowerSchool account, please contact your school directly before June 26 for assistance. 

To guarantee service for the first day of school, registration must be received before Aug. 1. Students registered after this deadline may experience delays of two to three weeks before they can ride the bus as late applications will be processed with a start date after Sept. 18. 

Families who register before June 30 will receive an early registration discount of $40. This is extended to each of the first two students in a family, with additional students receiving $20 off if registering early. A minimum payment of 50 per cent is due at registration. Bus service may be cancelled up until Oct. 31, 2024, to receive a full refund. 

Transportation fees for 2024/25 will remain the same as 2023/24. A step-by-step guide to registration, fee information and more is available on the RVS website.  

  

2025/26 & 2026/27 School Calendar Survey  
Rocky View Schools (RVS) invites you to give feedback regarding the proposed school calendars for the 2025/26 and 2026/27 school years. Beginning in 2025/26, RVS is considering the introduction of a fall break in November to support staff and student well-being. The survey includes questions about the impact a break in November might have for you and your family. It is important to note RVS is legally required to include a minimum number of school days, professional learning days and all statutory holidays into every school year calendar. To learn more about the options being presented and to provide feedback, visit RVSEngage. The survey will be open beginning May 20 and close June 17 at 4 p.m. The Board anticipates making a decision next fall. Thank you for your time and input. 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE 

May 30 

  • State & Main – Healthy Hunger 
  • Gr. 8 Farewell Planning Meeting, 6:30 p.m. 

May 31 

  • Yearbook Cover Submission Deadline 

June 5 

  • Band Concert  
    (Band/Music parents, please refer to info above or the email from Ms. Wong or Mr. Yeh) 

June 10 

  • School Council AGM, 6:30 p.m. 

June 14 

  • Gr. 6 Soccer Tournament 

June 19 

  • Gr. 6 Social Studies Provincial Achievement Test 

June 20 

  • Gr. 6 Science Provincial Achievement Test 
  • Gr. 8 Farewell 

June 21 

  • Gr. 8 Daytime Dance & Lunch 

June 24 

  • Gr. 8 Field Trip to Calaway Park 

June 25 

  • Gr. 7 Field Trip to Heritage Park 
  • Gr. 6 Field trip to Calgary Zoo 

June 26 

  • Last Day of School 

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.