Principal's Message

                                                                                                                  

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Friday, November 22, 2019

This week's Principal's Message features Netty The Yeti showing us what the Student Support Room is all about. Netty also visited classrooms today! Have a great weekend!

 

Friday, November 15, 2019

I'm back! :) Enjoy this week's Principal's Message.

 

 

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Friday, November 8, 2019

There will be no Principal's Message this week. It was a short week and much of my time was spent getting things ready for our Remembrance Day Assembly on Wednesday. I will post some photos and video of the assembly on our Instagram and Facebook pages. It was a beautiful tribute to all those who have fought and continue to serve to ensure our freedom in the greatest country in the world, Canada. 

Have a wonderful Fall Break! We are back to school on November 12th.

Diane Roberts

Principal


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Friday, November 1, 2019

This week's Principal's Message features two "commercials" about the district's Values For Learning and Life: be collaborative and be healthy! Enjoy!

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Friday, October 25, 2019

This week's Principal's Message features lots of Yetis telling Mr. Paul how much we miss him! We miss you, Mr. Paul! Feel better soon!

 

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Here is this week's message! Enjoy!

Friday, October 11, 2019

This week's video features our annual Terry Fox Run! Together we raised $515 for cancer research through Twoonies for Terry! Bravo, Yetis! 

It was great to see everyone at our parent-teacher conferences this week. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and long weekend!

Friday, October 4, 2019

This week's video features some highlights of the past week: Orange Shirt Day, Snow Day, Buddy Reading, Estimation Contest, Pizza with the Principal Winners, Skateboard Club and a surprise visitor to our school yard. Parents, don't forget to SIGN UP to meet with your child's teacher next Thursday, Oct. 10. We will also have Lost and Found items laid out in the hallways by the gym. Please collect what belongs to your child(ren). After interviews, we donate any items that are not claimed. We are looking forward to seeing you!

 

 

Friday, September 27, 2019

Check out this week's video with a Did You Know on our modes of communication, Dawe Run Highlights and few reminders. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Friday, September 20, 2019

Here is video #2! It was so fun to make with the help of some awesome Yetis! To protect their privacy, I will not share their names but they know who they are! :)

In this week's video I thank our Parents For Mountview fundraising group for supporting swimming lesson busing which all parents support who have ever supporting a PFM fundraiser! Thank you to ALL parents and especially to those who work so hard to organize the fundraising! There is also a cute reminder about Smile Cookie sales at Tim Horton's. The last day to pick up Smile Cookies is this Sunday!

 

Enjoy the video and have a wonderful weekend!

 

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Friday, September 13, 2019

 

Changing it up on the Principal's Message this week! Hope you like this first attempt at a video-Principal's Message! My guest stars made it easy to do because they are so cute! Enjoy!

 

 

Don't forget to pick up some Smile Cookies next week: September 16-22 at any Red Deer Timmie's location! All proceeds support Reading College!

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Diane Roberts, Principal

diane.roberts@rdpsd.ab.ca

 

 

 

Friday, September 6, 2019

 

Welcome back to another fantastic year at Mountview! Our staff love working with children and we know our Yeti families are going to have a great year!

For those of you who do not know me, my name is Diane Roberts and I am starting my 5th year as Principal of Ecole Mountview Elementary School. This is my 6th year as a principal, 9th year as an administrator and 23rd year as an educator. I love, love, love being an elementary school principal and I’m looking forward to meeting you! I have three boys, one of which is a French Immersion student in grade 5 at Mountview so I am also a Yeti parent. My other kids are older: one is in grade 11 at Lindsay Thurber French Immersion and the other is in the workforce, working for the City of Red Deer.

 

Values For Learning and Life

At Mountview we have strong core values that guide us in everything we do. We teach and model the three R’s or the Mountview Mottos which are: We Are Respectful, Responsible and Resilient. In addition to this, you will see this year that the Red Deer Public School District will be putting a focus on Values for Learning and Life. These 6 values are: Respectful, Curious, Responsible, Collaborative, Resilient and Healthy. At Mountview, in addition to the 3 R's, we will be working on ways to highlight and teach the other three values of the district going forward. We feel that we already do work on these things in our day-to-day teaching and working with kids. Here are some of the ways we address Curious, Collaborative and Healthy:

 
  • Curious - we have a Makerspace in our school where classes engage in hands-on projects in Art, Technology, Science and other topics. Thanks to our wonderful School Council fundraising, we have two new 3D printers in the makerspace that students can use to design items on Tinkercad and print them in plastic. Many of our classes engage in Coding Quest which is a way to teach kids how to code and problem solve using technology.

  • Collaborative - we have a culture of collaboration which is outstanding at Mountview. Our teachers collaborate with each other and they group their classes frequently so students can collaborate with others. An example this year is our French and English Kindergarten classes which will be engaging in centre-time, PE, snack-time and other activities together to build relationships between all of our Kinders. We also have monthly POD groups where students in grades K-5 participate in activities together to build relationship connections between younger and older students. More about PODS to come in another post! 

  • Healthy - Our school recently won an award from Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE) for outstanding achievement in Quality Daily Physical Education. This is due to our having a Phys. Ed. specialist teacher, quality extra-curricular programs, daily Phys. Ed., student leadership in Phys. Ed. and more than adequate recess time. Our Phys. Ed. specialist, Mr. Vanderham, along with teacher, Mrs. Northrup are our Health Champions who have brought in many engaging activities for health, wellness and mental health including Move Your Mood and the Energy Cube challenge last year! 

All of that being said, we will continue to ensure that these district values are woven throughout our daily life at Mountview as we strive to create well-rounded, caring, healthy citizens.

 

School Council

I would like to personally invite all of our parents to consider attending our first School Council meeting next Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in our school library. Our School Council parents are a wonderful group of people who really add to the positive school culture here at Mountview. Yes, they have a fundraising body which enables us to provide lots of experiences, equipment and resources for students but there is also the School Council which is a group that gives feedback and ideas to school administration. As a school staff, we very much value the input of parents and we strive to be transparent in sharing what we know about the school and about education. I have done presentations to School Council on the school budget, staffing, Education Plan and Results Report, to name a few. The discussions we have are interesting and at times, thought-provoking. Our School Council Chair, Greg Williamson and I are looking forward to seeing many parents out at the first meeting next Tuesday!

 

I also understand that families are very busy and attending school council meetings may not necessarily be your “jam” so please know that my door is always open to meet with you if you have concerns, ideas, suggestions. Please feel free to call or email me to make an appointment.

 

I write a Principal’s Message here, each week. Thanks for reading!

 Have a wonderful week!

Diane Roberts, Principal

diane.roberts@rdpsd.ab.ca