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Registration starts today – it’s time to register your child for Kindergarten!

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    Registration starts today for 2019-2020 Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

    Time: 8:00 am

    Parents/guardians can fill out the application form at any time, and submit it beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2019.

    Information on Pre-Kindergarten can be found here while Kindergarten information can be accessed here.

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    Kindergarten….it is an amazing step for children where they begin the next chapter of learning and growing…

    Red Deer Public Schools offers fantastic Kindergarten programming to help ensure that kids have a great start to the next 13 years of school and to make sure kids come to school ready to learn.

    Kindergarten also marks a big decision for parents, and some parents may experience mixed emotions, but in Red Deer Public Schools, Kindergarten is a happy and safe environment where children can thrive.

    Registration for Kindergarten begins January 14th and parents are encouraged to register early online or in person at any elementary school.

    Red Deer Public Schools offers full day and half day programs in English, French and Spanish.

    “Our programs focus on the whole child with a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy development,” said Susan Parkins, Early Learning Coordinator with Red Deer Public Schools. “The children learn independence skills, how to get along with one another and they get to explore their own way to learn. We have wonderful teachers. We love children, we love learning and we love diversity.”

    Walking into a Kindergarten classroom, kids can be seen playing and discovering new things. They are playing with purpose – which is the way children learn best.

    “The importance of Kindergarten is to bring these little learners in and teach them to be independent learners,” said Amber Cooke, Kindergarten teacher with Red Deer Public Schools. “Everything we do is hands on and that is how kids learn. They learn through doing and they learn through exploring.”

    Alvaro Piña, a parent of a Kindergarten student in Red Deer Public Schools, said a Kindergarten classroom is a positive environment.

    “There is lots of energy and willingness to learn. They want to observe and they’re always ready for something new,” he said.

    For more information, or to register for Kindergarten, please visit http://www.rdpsd.ab.ca/Kindergarten.php.

     

     


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    St. Joseph High School teacher nominated for Provincial Award

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  • From Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

    To honour excellence in first-year teachers, the Board of Trustees has selected Ceanna Prediger from St. Joseph High School as Division finalist for the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Edwin Parr Award.

    “When we heard that Ms. Prediger would be our division nominee for the Edwin Parr Award, we were very excited for her. Teaching is a complex act and one that requires teachers to be well prepared, thoughtful in curriculum delivery, have a deep understanding of their subject matter and most importantly, have a love for the students they teach. Ceanna exemplifies these qualities of a great teacher and one gift of hers that shines brightly on a daily basis is her kindness. This quote from Mother Teresa exemplifies Ceanna: ‘Be the living expression of God’s kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.’ The community of St. Joseph High School is truly blessed to have Ceanna as a teacher and colleague,” said Principal, Graeme Daniel at St. Joseph High School.
    Prediger was one of three teachers nominated for this award from across the Division. Nominees include:
    • Meagan Gabert, École Secondaire Notre Dame High School

    • Kelsey Paetz, St. Martin de Porres School
    “We selected Ceanna Prediger as our Edwin Parr Award winner due to her impressive overall accomplishments in her first year of teaching. Out of these many accolades, it was Ceanna’s support of our English Second Language students that spoke to us, which demonstrated her talents and passion for her profession,” said Vice-Chair Trustee, Murray Hollman at Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools.
    For more information on the ASBA Edwin Parr Award, please visit http://www.asba.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2017_edwin_parr-1.pdf


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    Students Celebrate Reading in a big way at St. Thomas Aquinas

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  • From Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

    St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School celebrated literacy this week (March 18-22) to build community through reading, writing, fine arts and special guests. This special week is celebrated annually to remind students about the importance of literacy.
    “Along with our faith, literacy is the foundation of everything else we do. This week we have been promoting literacy in a more community-minded way. Students from Grade 6-9 have been invited to interact through a variety of activities throughout the school during classes and at lunch. Nine guest readers have been brought in to read to each of the classes, as well as an author to do writers workshops with our keen and budding authors. Other activities included graffiti, book art, word games and book donations all culminating with a Pajama and Flashlight Day,” Assistant-Principal, Leo Chauvet at St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School.
    “Literacy week has affected me because it taught me how to be a better author in the Writer’s Workshop and also showed me some ways that I can use old books for different crafts in Recycled Book Art,” said Grade 8 student Janelle Constantino at St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School.


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