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We Won! Thank you Jump Math!

Two of Almadina's teachers were the lucky winners of the JUMP Math Book Fund! Jump Math is an award-winning non-profit dedicated to helping people lead more fulfilled lives. Their evidence-based curricula and professional development replaces math anxiety with an understanding and a love of math in students and educators. Many of Almadina's teachers have attended

Almadina at the Alberta Iqra Arabic Conference

Almadina is proud to be involved with the Alberta Iqra Arabic Conference in Kananaskis Country on March 30th, 2017. Thank you to our International Language teachers who are representing Almadina at this incredible conference! For teachers, scholars and educational assistants interested or involved in the teaching of Arabic, topics will include: Literacy in the Arabic language Classroom

Ogden Science Fair

On February 10th, many of Almadina's grades 6-9 students showcased their scientific interests at the annual Science Fair! Students asked questions across all areas of the science spectrum, investigated possible answers, conducted experiments and highlighted their results at the fair. Thank you to our volunteer judges and our teachers for organizing such an incredible event!

Generosity Assembly

Ogden's students focused on the virtue of generosity for the past few weeks. To practice and learn more about generosity, students participated in three activities: We Box Love, The Diabetes Clothing Drive and Plan Canada Fundraising Gifts of Hope. Thank you Almadina students for all your hardwork and generosity in supporting these fundraisers. The February

Grade 5 Annual Car Rally

Grade 5 students competed in the annual Car Rally; this is an opportunity for students to showcase their electric car creations! Students learned the role of various components and control devices that are part of an electrical system. At the same time, they develop skills of problem solving and teamwork. Great job grade 5s and

Acceptance & Diversity in Grade 3

Mrs. Haziri's grade 3 students engaged in a class discussion with Mrs. Roshan, Mountain View's inclusion teacher, centered around 'The Sneetches' by Dr.Seuss. They created their very own 'Sneetch' sculptures that represented unique strengths and abilities. This inclusion lesson reinforced the virtue of acceptance and celebrated diversity.

LET’S MUNSCH INTO BOOKS!

This month, at Mountain View, students in all grades will be listening to stories written by Robert Munsch during their Library Blocks. They may also be engaging in word work and reading comprehension activities. Our Focus Books: Just One Goal & 50 Below Zero Our Goal: To foster a love of reading Robert Munsch is

Students vs. Staff Floor Hockey!

On Tuesday, March 7 the grade 3 & 4 floor hockey tournament winners faced off against the staff of Almadina. The students played a fierce, competitive game but lost 5-3 to the staff. Great work team 3 for winning the student tournament; your hard work and good sportsmanship paid off!

Principal El-Rafih’s Blog

Dear parents, In my message for March 2017, I would like to send a note of appreciation to our Superintendent Ms. Depeel I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms. DePeel for her leadership during the last five years. This has been a major time of transition and Ms. DePeel has led us

Book Fairs

Almadina is proud to be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair at each campus. Students were provided with flyers so they can start picking their books ahead of time. On this flyer, you will find a draw ballot; please fill it out and bring it to the book fair. Your child's classroom teacher may have had