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Bulldog Bulletin - 2024/05/13

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Open House for Next Year’s Students 

Meadowbrook School is excited to invite next year’s incoming Grade 6 students from Heloise Lorimer and RJ Hawkey and their families to our upcoming Open House event. Join us on May 29th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. for an opportunity to explore our campus and discover the Meadowbrook experience firsthand. Leadership students will be guiding tours of our facilities, and the feature presentation by teachers in the Gym will showcase need-to-know information for getting the best Bulldog start. Plus, visiting students have a chance to win Bulldog swag by entering their completed tour pamphlet. We can't wait to welcome you!  


Grade 8 Farewell - Save the Date 

Mark your calendars! A farewell celebration for our grade 8 students will take place the evening of Thursday, June 20th. Let’s join in commemorating their journey and wish them well on the next chapter in their education journey. Save the date and watch for more specific details to come.  



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 on 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 to provide feedback, visit RVSEngage. 



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!  

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


Bulldog Athletics 

Track and Field 

Track & Field try-outs are currently caught up with meet information having gone to athletes who have been declared eligible. Students are asked to check in regularly in the gym for updated Track & Field practice dates as they are reflected with weather conditions. Track & Field Meet dates are May 16 (7s) & 21 (8s) at Glenbow Park in SE Calgary.   


Lunch Time Clubs 

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



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.  

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 and homeroom on the back of your submission. 


Sun Safety  

Spring is finally here, and we’d like to remind students to be sun safe aware especially as we get warmer temperatures. This includes being equipped with hats, sunscreen (non-aerosol), and lots of opportunities to hydrate. Thank you for making sure students are ready for the outdoors at recess along with our PE classes and outside-specific outdoor options classes.  


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 12:06 p.m. of the 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 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 29 

  • Open House for next year’s Gr. 6 students, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

May 30 

  • State & Main – Healthy Hunger 

June 6

  • The Saucy Bread Company - Healthy Hunger

June 10 

  • School Council AGM, 6:30 p.m. 

June 13

  • McDonald's - Healthy Hunger

June 19

  • Gr. 6 Social Studies Provincial Achievement Test

June 20 

  • Papa Murphy's – Healthy Hunger 
  • Gr. 6 Science Provincial Achievement Test
  • Grade 8 Farewell 


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.