It’s hard to believe we are already a whole month into 2018! (Even more astonishing – I don’t think I’ve written “2017” even once!!) Towards the end of this month we will have our 100th day of the 2017-18 school year!

The calendar is filling up for February and it looks like we have a busy month ahead. The big question: Will the groundhog see his shadow? (An even bigger question: Will it make any difference one way or another to us in northern Alberta?? As we sit in our current snowglobe – well-shaken – it doesn’t seem that it will.)

We are hoping to sell pizza once a month through the remainder of the school year as a fundraiser for our sports teams. Watch for order forms to come home each month, and thanks for supporting our teams! (And for those tired of “sandwich duty” – you’re welcome.)

We’ll be kicking off a month of fundraising for the Heart and Stroke Foundation on February 8 with an assembly run by a representative from Jump Rope for Heart. Our “Jump Day” is not yet scheduled, but you can expect it to happen in late February or early March.

Our Junior High students have been selling chocolate-covered almonds to raise money for their trip to Jasper. The final push is on to finish selling those almonds as their final payments are due in mid-February. You can buy almonds from any Junior High student, and they are also available at the office. Boxes sell for $3 each – empty your change jars and help them out!

You (parents) should have received your Accountability Pillar Survey in the mail, if you have a student in Grade 4- 9. Please take the time to complete your survey – the paper copy can be filled out, or there is information in the envelope explaining how to complete the survey online. Teachers and students will complete the survey online at school. The goal of the survey is to collect information on the quality of education offered by our school. This is your opportunity to influence your child’s education, simply by completing and returning the survey by February 23, 2018.