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  • Other Programs

    Other Programs

     

    Music-Children at Callingwood enjoy a number of musical opportunities. Our students receive an above average number of instructional minutes in the music classroom learning songs and dance, as well as learning to play musical instruments. Mrs. Wolff draws on a variety of musical genres from around the world to flavor her program. The children benefit from her strong teaching in this area and build year after year upon a strong foundation of learning. During lunch hours, Mrs. Wolff and Mrs. Macpherson run a choir open to all students. The choir performs on several occasions throughout the year including the spring concert which each class participates in.

     

     

    Physical EducationCallingwood is very proud of its Physical Education program. We began 30 minute per day Phys. Ed before it was even mandated by the government. We have received many awards for our quality daily physical education and we feel it is a vital component of our student’s success. Callingwood promotes life long physical activity through the learning of skills and games that will allow our students to participate throughout their lives. We offer many alternative environment learning opportunities including swimming, skating, bowling and many more. We also have a running club which competes at various meets throughout the school year. Callingwood believes in taking care of not only the mind, but the body as well!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Technology - ‌Callingwood School is taking the lead in Technology! As Edmonton Public Schools and the world start to look ahead at what it means to be a 21st century learner, we have taken steps to give your child the skills they will need to solve 21st century problems! Callingwood continues to embrace innovation in education and look for ways that technology can help our students learn. We have Smartboards and document cameras in every room, wireless access throughout the building, and a full complement of Chromebooks and Ipads that can be utilized by all of our students. We will continue to use SchoolZone to communicate with families in a timely, and environmentally friendly, manner and you can expect to see our monthly newsletters, regular progress reports and any “breaking news” presented through this medium. If you do not have regular access to a computer, please let us know in the office and we will ensure that you receive hard copies of all important documents. We can also provide support and training in helping you utilize SchoolZone using your home computer or smartphone. Over the past year, we have also established a Callingwood Twitter feed (@CallingwoodEPSB) which will be another way for us to keep our school community informed about key events and breaking news.‌

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  • Behavior and Learning Assistance Program

    Behavior and Learning Assistance Program

    The Behavior and Learning Assistance Programs were developed by Edmonton Public Schools in response to a demand for the teaching of students who have been diagnosed by a psychiatrist or psychologist as exhibiting Severe Behavioural Disorders. Programming focuses on helping students to cope with their social, emotional, and academic difficulties. The students are provided with a segregated site that has highly structured behavioural and academic programming designed to improve student's functioning so they may be successfully reintegrated into a mainstream learning group.

    Callingwood has two sites; Division I and Division II. Division I accommodates students in grades one to three, and Division II accommodates students in grades four to six. Each employs one full-time teacher and one educational assistant in a structured behaviour program with response-cost incentive programs and instruction in pro social skills, character education and self management. Academic expectations promote individual growth. The classroom utilizes study/time out rooms to accommodate behavioural needs (quiet time, various stages of time out). A breakfast program is available to all students who wish to take part. It is supported by the Home Economists Association of Alberta. The BLA program operates on the condensed day format allowing for constant supervision of students. All families are required to have input into the Individual Program Plan, sign the daily agenda, attend conferences and access therapeutic services as needed.

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  • Academics Program

    Academics Program

    Callingwood is a K-6 school offering programming in English with FSL for grades 4-6. Students learn to achieve their potential through a variety of teaching and learning styles geared toward the individuals learning level and style. Teachers have been trained in Balanced Literacy as a means of strengthening student’s reading and writing programs. On-going professional development and training for teachers is not only a reflection of our belief in lifelong learning, but a means to better the education of students in every subject area.

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  • Athletics

    Athletics

    Callingwood school is very proud of our athletics program boasting one of the largest elementary gymnasiums in the district. We offer each student 30 minutes of Physical Education per day in the gym, and have several events throughout the year encouraging physical acitivity including the Terry Fox Run, our Runathon, ski trips,  and Callingwood's own Mini-World Cup of soccer. Callingwood also has a running club and intramurals throughout the year to bolster and encourage a healthy active lifestyle.

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  • Student Awards

    Student Awards

    Each month at Callingwood, we hold an assembly to celebrate the amazing things our students have been doing in their classrooms. During this assembly we take time to honor students for their achievments academically, behaviorally, and as citizens of the Callingwood community. Parents are always invited to take part in the fun!

     

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  • Lunch & Nutrition

    Lunch & Nutrition

    We encourage students to bring a healthy lunch and snack to school each day. It is vitally important that we keep these growing brains healthy! Please avoid sending candy and junk food or pop to school with your child. It is not good for the body and it is not condusive to learning.

    For those families who cannot make alternate arrangements at lunch, we do employ lunchroom supervisors to provide a lunch program on a casual or full time basis.

    Families requiring lunchroom service can contact the school for an application, regulations and schedule of fees.

     

     The Callingwood Breakfast Club

     

    The Callingwood School Breakfast Club began in October and has been very successful! We are excited to build some wonderful relationships between students from different grades and classrooms.  If you would like your child to join The Callingwood Breakfast Club, please contact the office at (780) 481-4917 during school hours or place a note in your childs agenda.  The Breakfast Club runs every school day from 8:00AM to 8:30AM.‌

     

     

     

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  • School Council and Parent Society

    School Council and Parent Society

    Welcome to our team. As a parent partner you are entitled, and encouraged, to be a part of school council - an important parent body which reviews school plans and provides advice to the principal and enrichment to the whole school. We welcome parents and families of our students to join our parent council. During our monthly meetings, we discuss fundraisers, special lunches, school activities and other methods of meeting the needs of our school and its surrounding community. 

    Childcare is provided by students from our grade 6 class.

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Callingwood staff offer a number of extra-curricular and leadership programs to students during non-instructional times. Some of the programs offered are:

    C-Team Choir/ORFF
    Running Club Office Assistants
    Library Club Hallway Monitors
    Global Citizenship Club Student Council
    Student Announcers  Kids on Track
    AMA Patrols  
       

     Schedules of extra-curricular events will appear in the classroom newsletters.

     

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

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    We believe that just like imagination, learning has no boundaries.

    Student success and growth is achieved when children discover their own talents and interests through a multi faceted approach including but not limited to literacy, numeracy, athletics, and the arts. We believe that these approaches serve as vehicles for teaching and learning. We value community partnerships that enrich our students’ academic, artistic, and athletic experiences. We are committed to improving student achievement and to helping all students realize their full potential.

    Student growth is enhanced when staff members and parents share responsibility in the development and education of the child.

     

     

     

     

    Mindfulness at Callingwood

    Some classes have continued our daily morning mindfulness that began last school year. Currently, we have between 4 and 6 classes begin their day in the gym. With mindful practice, we begin to learn strategies to self-regulate our emotions and learn coping strategies to accept ourselves and others with a non-judgmental attitude. We encourage you to ask your child about their participation in morning mindfulness! 

     

     

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Welcome

Not long after Mr. McKeown was appointed principal of Callingwood, he asked all staff to write to him about those things they cherished about Callingwood. When he turned these reflections into a Wordle, it was little surprise that the two of the words that turned up most frequently were “kids” and “love”. Basically, our goal here is simple. We want your kids to love coming to Callingwood. If we can achieve that goal, with the help of everyone in our Callingwood community, there is really nothing that we can’t accomplish. We have just recently upgraded our website to make it a more vital part of our public communication plan. Please take the time to explore the site and feel free to contact us anytime should you have any questions or comments.

 

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! Beginning the year before Labour Day always feels a little strange, but I think it is a good opportunity for the kids to get in and get settled in their classrooms and start getting to know their teachers and then get one last chance to recharge before the school train starts moving forward. This is my third year at Callingwood and I really couldn’t be more thankful to have started my career as a principal in such a warm and welcoming environment. I feel honoured to work with this incredible staff and to serve in support of you and your family. Over the years, as I’ve introduced myself as the principal of Callingwood it’s not uncommon to get asked some version of this question: So, what is Callingwood all about? I think there is an assumption in asking this question that maybe there is some phrase or some program that kind of sums up what we’re all about, there is sometimes, I can tell, some mild disappointment when I don’t come up with a neat and tidy answer. I’ve given this some thought over the past few years, and even thought about developing some slogan or catch-phrase that sums us up in a nice tidy package, but I’ve come to the conclusion that to do so would actually do us a disservice. Here’s what I’ve realized in my time here: we’re a complex place for a little school. We have a lot going on at any given moment and about the only thing I know for certain is that everyone here is committed to meeting people (kids, staff, parents etc.) where they are at to help take them where they need to be. We’re committed to the families in our community and that bottom line will never change. This year, I do want us to challenge ourselves to continually think about the idea of wellness (physical, mental, spiritual etc.) as a guiding principle and to that end; you can expect to hear about some new initiatives that will help our kids build strong bodies and minds. We have a remarkable team here at Callingwood and I’m really excited about what the coming year holds for all of us. I want to thank you for all that you’ve done - and will continue to do - to make Callingwood a great school. I just have a few pieces of information for you about the upcoming school year:

Every month, I will be posting a principal’s message on the site and that message will also be the opening page of our newsletter, which you can also find on our website.

Brent McKeown

Principal Callingwood School

 

School Spirit