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  • Student Showcase

    Student Showcase

    Magic Comes toTipaskan!

    Staff and students at Tipaskan were thrilled to have Steve Harmer come in and share some of his motivational magic with the school on September 23rd.  Steve Harmer, who was a former Principal in Calgary, uses his skills as an educator and entertainer to present Motivational Magic assembly programs in schools and communities all across Western Canada. Through the highly entertaining use of magic, Steve delivers meaningful messages that inspire, educate and motivate children and adults. Tipaskan students had an amazing time listening to Steve's messages and loved some of the great magic tricks he performed!

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  • Student Leadership

    Student Leadership

    Extra curricular activities are an important part of the Tipaskan's elementary school experience. They serve three purposes:

    1. To teach students to become involved citizens. Being part of a group, cooperating to reach common goals is a skill for which we cannot provide ample opportunities within the confines and limitations of the daily curriculum. Extra curricular programs can help fill this gap.
    2. To motivate students. Students tend to get involved with activities they have an interest in. They are in contact with other students with common interests and in many cases these activities are unavailable in the daily curriculum or are not presented in the depth that students wish to explore. Some extra curricular activities are the only exposure some students will have to personal interests and the only opportunity they may have to explore these interests.
    3. To give students a focus for energy that they may not have the background or skills to channel in positive directions. Students need to learn how to be productive and intuitively come to understand the satisfaction of constructive activity.    

    Extra curricular activities that focus on leadership and service are of particular importance. It is traditional at Tipaskan School that at grade 6 it is compulsory for every grade 6 student to be involved in at least one activity that involves leadership or service as part of their health curriculum. Students in grade 3 and 4 should be exposed to opportunities and grade 5 students will be strongly encouraged to become involved in these programs.

    Leadership Teams at Tipaskan:

    Safety Patrols 

    Technology Team

    Recycling Team

    Student Advisory Team

    Assembly Team

    Snack Shack Team

    Buddy Program

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    • Extra curricular activities are an important part of the Elementary School experience. They serve three purposes:

      1. To teach students to become involved citizens. Being part of a group, cooperating to reach common goals is a skill for which we cannot provide ample opportunities within the confines and limitations of the daily curriculum. Extra curricular programs can help fill this gap.
      2. To motivate students. Students tend to get involved with activities they have an interest in. They are in contact with other students with common interests and in many cases these activities are unavailable in the daily curriculum or are not presented in the depth that students wish to explore. Some extra curricular activities are the only exposure some students will have to personal interests and the only opportunity they may have to explore these interests.
      3. To give students a focus for energy that they may not have the background or skills to channel in positive directions. Students need to learn how to be productive and intuitively come to understand the satisfaction of constructive activity.

      Extra curricular activities that focus on leadership and service are of particular importance. It is traditional at Tipaskan School that at grade 6 it is compulsory for every grade 6 student to be involved in at least one activity that involves leadership or service as part of their health curriculum. Students in grade 3 and 4 should be exposed to opportunities and grade 5 students will be strongly encouraged to become involved in these programs.

      It is important that as many of our staff members as possible be involved in organizing and supervising extra curricular activities. This year we hope to have many children involved in:

      • Free Footie
      • Intramurals
      • Assisting in the General Office
      • Patrols
      • Knitting club
      • Art club
      • Edmonton Journal Games
      • Basketball

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  • Heritage Day

    Heritage Day

    Staff and students had a wonderful time celebrating different cultures and hertiage that make up our school community.  We experienced cultural foods such as samosas, butter chicken and basmati rice.  We participated in cultural activities such as story telling from different cultures, bollywood dancing and drumming.  

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Welcome!

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Live, Learn, Lead

 

Welcome! I am excited to begin my second year at Tipaskan. It is a great school! Our staff are welcoming, caring, and inclusive.  We have high expectations for our students and the students rise to meet them, academically and socially. In our positive environment students are able to flourish and fulfill their potential.

 We believe that the community, especially our student’s parents, are our partners in assisting the students with their learning journey. We are committed to building relationships with parents and operating in a climate of mutual respect and trust. Therefore, we welcome parental input and assistance and we invite you to become engaged and actively involved. Please check SchoolZone and weekly emails, for regular updates regarding your child’s education.

 We live in an ever changing, interconnected world, in which students must be prepared to be literate, lifelong learners who are able to tackle complex problems. Therefore, we seek to engage our students in learning opportunities that are meaningful and enable our students to collaborate, think critically, globally, and understand the complexities of the 21st century world. Consequently, there are many leadership and service opportunities for our students.  We involve them actively in goal setting, assessment for learning and being responsible, with our support, for their own growth and education. Clearly, we embody our motto to Live, Learn, Lead.

 In 2017 – 2018, we are pleased to provide the following programming:

  • Pre - K  program for students ages 3 ½ to 4 year olds who are English Language Learners, or who have mild to severe speech and language delays
  • Full day Kindergarten, which is supported by the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation
  • Grades K – 6 programming which follows the Alberta provincial curriculum, including French as a Second Language  
  • Literacy programming that includes guided reading, literacy centres and Empowering Writers
  • Leveled Literacy Intervention program
  • Modern technology – wireless technology, SMART boards in classes, access to Chromebooks and iPads
  • As an APPLE school we promote healthy lifestyle choices for all of our Tipaskan community
  • As a Leader in Me School we emphasize opportunities for students to be leaders in the school
  • Access to a Success Coach to help students who are struggling

I would like to maintain regular contact with parents this year by sending out a weekly email to inform you what is happening in the school. In order to do this, I require an updated email address from you. Please contact the school with your email address if you would like weekly email updates from me.

Thank you, I look forward to working with all of you this year. If we have not met, I invite you to stop by the office and introduce yourself. If you have any questions, or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me, or your child’s teacher.

 Learning Together,

Cheryl Storie

Principal Tipaskan School