Term 1 Report Cards
Term One report cards will be published on the parent portal on Friday, November 27, 2020. Should you have any questions about your child's progress, please make sure to contact your child's teacher or the school at 780-796-3936
Holiday Hamper Drive
Bruderheim School is starting our hamper drive to support the County of Lamont Food Bank. Each class has chosen a theme for needed items. Please send items any time through to December 8.
ECS Theme- Baby food/snacks
Gr. 1- Breakfast items
Gr. 3-Pasta / Sauce
Gr. 4/5 - Juices/Jams
Gr. 6-Fruit (canned, snacks, strips)
Did you know that we participate in a results review each year? Mrs. Richert, our school counsellor, Mrs. Barron, your school council representative, and I attend a meeting with a group of four or five schools as well as our trustees and our superintendent.
During this meeting, we have the opportunity to celebrate our many achievements and accomplishments from the previous school year. We are excited to attend a virtual results review meeting on November 23, 2020. The Results Review document will be posted by Nov. 30, 2020, on the school website with an opportunity for you to learn more and ask questions at the regular school council meeting on December 7, 2020.
Reading Tip of the Week - Phonics
Phonics instruction focuses on helping beginning readers to understand how letters or groups of letters are linked to the sounds in spoken words. This process is essential in learning how to read and that is why it is a big focus for all of our teachers. Please check out the wonderful resource linked below for more information:
Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week
Our staff, with the support of the parent community, strive to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be engaged responsible learners and caring, thoughtful citizens.
Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week from November 16 - 20 is an opportunity for our school community to focus on helping students to understand and identify what empathy is and the character traits that are an essential first step to supporting them in feeling safe at school.
Students will engage in a variety of activities throughout Bullying Awareness Week using a book, titled, "Hey, Little Ant," to engage in discussion and learning.
For more information regarding bullying please visit:
- Alberta Health Services Bullying Prevention Information
- Psychology Today Article: Is it Rude, Mean or is it Bullying?
Staying On Top of the Covid-19 Guidelines
With Covid-19 cases on the rise in Alberta, we all need to work together to slow the spread. At Bruderheim School, we are adhering to the EIPS Covid-19 Guidelines. We appreciate your continued support and vigilance in monitoring students with the updated daily screening questionnaire every day before coming to school and keeping kids home when sick. Should you phone in an absence, please include a reason for absence. We are required to track absentee rates due to illness for protocols around enhanced cleaning and disinfection.
Health and Wellness Support
Physical distancing, masks, childcare, school decisions, flu season and more; the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a lot of extra pressure for parents and guardians. Trying to figure out how to keep your family safe and happy, all while balancing childcare, juggling finances, and work can feel impossible. If you’re stressed about parenting, the pandemic or just need to talk, The Town of Bruderheim has partnerships with Lamont County Family and Community Services and with Strathcona County Family and Community Services to support you.
Strathcona County FCSS: Call 780-464-4044 or visit www.strathcona.ca/safesupportedconnected.
Lamont County FCSS: Call 780-895-7751 or visit www.lamontcounty.ca/FCSS
Important Mental Health Numbers
- Addiction Helpline – 1-866-332-2322
- Community Resources – 211 Alberta
- Crisis Text Line - Text CONNECT to 741741
- Family Violence – Find Supports – 310-1818
- Income Supports – 1-866-644-5135
- Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
- Mental Health Helpline – 1-877-303-2642
- Reach Out Speak Out Resource