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Literacy Guest Speaker

Have you read "Just One Goal" by Robert Munsch? Here is a description of the story: "Ciara is tired of hauling her hockey gear across town to play on the rink. It makes no sense—there is a perfectly good frozen river in her own backyard! But her dad says it's too jagged, and her mom

March/April Update

Dear parents, Thank you for attending our recent Parent Teacher Interviews. We hope it was a time of reflection and goal setting for your child to engage in. As always, you can keep in touch by communicating with your child’s teacher through email and agenda. The Lost and Found has a number of items ready

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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

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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

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

Wampum Belts in Grade 6 Social Studies

Mrs. Grant-Suttie's Grade 6 students had the opportunity to learn about Wampum Belts. Wampum beads were used to create patterns on belts. These belts are used as a guide to narrate aboriginal history, traditions and laws.

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Understanding Your Child’s Mental Health by Andrew Baxter

The Wellness Empowerment Program brings you "Understanding Your Child's Mental Health" presented by Andrew Baxter of Alberta Health Services. This event will take place on March 14, 2017 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at Sir Wilfrid Laurier -819 32 St SE Learning Commons. Learn how to identify and find help for children and youth who are struggling with mental

Pink Shirt Day at Almadina!

On February 22nd, people all over the world were encouraged to practice kindness and wear a pink shirt to symbolize that they do not tolerate bullying. Pink Shirt Day started in with two incredible high school students in Nova Scotia. Here is a snippet of the Globe and Mail article that inspired Pink Shirt Day. “David