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Monthly Archives: September 2015


Friday Focus – September 25, 2015

Friday Focus! September 25, 2015 “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.” Garrison Keillor After teaching Grade 7 for 2 years, I decided to accept a position teaching grade 9

Boys Volleyball – September 16, 2015

Boys first game of the season against Ecole de la Rose Sauvage (ERS). The boys shook off some of the pre­season rust, but were unable to pull off a victory. ERS 25­10 loss (set 1) , 25­17 loss (set 2). They showed marked improvement in the second game against Airdrie Koinonia Christian School (AKCS).  With

Friday Focus! – September 18

Friday Focus! September 18 Educators who believe in effort-based ability believe that all students can do rigorous academic work at high standards, even if they are far behind academically and need a significant amount of time to catch up. Educators who carry this belief into practice are not unrealistic about the obstacles they and their

Friday Focus! – September 11

Friday Focus! September 11 Schooling occupies only about 13% of the waking hours of the first 18 years of life, which is less than the amount of time students spend watching television. (Fraser, Walberg, Welch, & Hattie, 1987, p. 234) I have never been a huge proponent of abundant amounts of homework; my tune has

Friday Focus! – September 4

Friday Focus! September 4, 2015 What makes a good school has very little to do with how rich or poor the students are or the type of curriculum that’s taught. It has very little to do with special programs, expansive playing fields, huge endowments, snappy uniforms, celebrity alumni, or whether the school is wired to

Friday Focus! – August 29, 2015

Friday Focus! August 29, 2015 Schools are not buildings, curriculums, and machines. Schools are relationships and interactions among people. (Johnson & Johnson, 1989) I hope everyone enjoyed a productive and enjoyable week of pre-planning activities. Although Tuesday September will be my 20th “Opening Day,” I never lose the nervous edge I felt on my very

Principal’s Message

I am excited and honored to welcome each and every one of you to the beginning of a new school year at Almadina Language Charter Academy. We are eagerly anticipating a successful and rewarding year, and I look forward to working with our dedicated staff, superintendent, board office, and parents to provide an exceptional educational

Principal’s Message – September 2015

Principal’s Message Welcome to the Mountain View campus! Our campus has Kindergarten to Grade four students. We focus on literacy and numeracy throughout all grades. We have committed teachers who work hard to support student learning. The work of our staff and students has led to our school being a place where many people want