APES begins their new school year

On behalf of the staff of Alexander Park School, I would like to extend a warm ‘welcome back’ to all of our students and parents.

  • Sep. 11, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Vicci Nelson

Alexander Park Elementary Principal

On behalf of the staff of Alexander Park School, I would like to extend a warm ‘welcome back’ to all of our students and parents with a special greeting to new students and to our beginning kindergarten children.

The new school year started with a glorious sunny, warm morning, just perfect for our annual “Back to School Pancake Breakfast.” It was great to see so many moms, dads, and even grandparents coming to school with the children. A big thank you to our Golden zone maintenance staff for their help in setting up for the breakfast, to Sobeys for their generous donation of oranges, the Rotary for the pancake mix, and the Leos’ Club for letting us use their BBQ. Many thanks to Sobeys for also donating the watermelons for the Kindergarten get together.

Every year it amazes me at how quickly a school is up and running. From the first day, teachers were getting things underway for the year, welcoming students into their classrooms and making them comfortable in their new settings. Students have already learned many of the classroom routines and expectations, adjusted to their new classrooms and teachers, made new friends as well as getting reacquainted with old ones. Parents play a crucial role during these first few weeks by providing the reassurance that children need in order to feel secure as they transition into a new school year.

A primary school is a busy place so it is important that parents stay abreast of the school’s activities and events by reading the class newsletters and the school newsletter, the “A.P.E.S. Chatter.” An important event coming up is our Parent Advisory Council’s (PAC) first meeting on Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the library. Parents are encouraged to attend to find out what PAC is all about and how their efforts support and enhance students’ experiences at school. Being part of PAC is a wonderful opportunity for all parents to have an active part in their child’s education.

Lastly, I would like to remind parents to keep in touch with us here at the school when you have concerns or simply wish to discuss your child’s education. The close cooperation between home and school contributes significantly to creating a positive learning environment for children.

The staff at Alexander Park look forward to our students’ parents continued interest, support, and involvement in their child’s education.

 

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