Registrations for 2013-2014 are now being accepted
Baturyn School is now currently accepting registrations for the 2013 - 2014 school year. We offer a morning and afternoon kindergarten program, Grades 1 to 6 programs, a Strategies program and Literacy program for grades 4-6.
To register your child, please visit our school office to pick up a registration form or go online to www.epsb.ca and click on How to Register. Please note Kindergarten students must be five years of age on or before March 1, 2014. Edmonton Public Schools require that all birth dates and legal names be verified by a birth certificate, passport or permanent residency card.
For further information please contact our school office by calling 780-456-6727. The school office is open daily September thru June from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 3 - First Day of School
Thursday, June 27 - Progress Reports will be issued-2:25 pm. Morning Kindergarten progress reports will be issued at 11:30 a.m.
June 27-1:15 pm - Grade 6 Farewell
An assembly will be held at 1:15pm on June 27 to wish our grade 6 students farewell.
Wednesday, June 26 - Awards Assembly
A short awards assembly will be held at 1 p.m. in the gymnasium.
Monday, June 24 - Talent Show
A talent show will be held on the afternoon of June 24 at 1 pm.
June 21 - Track & Fun Day for Grade 1 to 6
A Track and Fun Day for Grade 1 to 6 students will be held on Friday, June 21st. The events will start in the morning and run throughout the majority of the day. A large number of volunteers are needed to help with the events. A bright yellow volunteer request form was sent home on Friday May 31. If you are able to help, please return your volunteer form to your child’s teacher as soon as possible. We are hopeful that the weather will cooperate on this day as there is no rainout day scheduled.
Free Hot Dog Lunch for Gr 1 – 6
Our Parent Association is sponsoring a free hot dog lunch for Grade 1 to 6 students to be held during the lunch hour of our Track and Fun event. All beef hot dogs, baked chips, watermelon and a juice box will be available for students.Kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic – June 21
Friday, June 21 - Kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic
Friday, June 14 - Summer Reading Program presentation from the Edmonton Public Library
Thursday, May 23 - Volunteer Appreciation
Students and staff value and benefit from the work of our wonderful volunteers. In celebration of our volunteers, we are holding an Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, May 23 at 7:45 a.m. All of our school volunteers are invited to attend.
Friday, May 10th - Spring Carnival
Student Leadership Team and helpers have planned a Spring carnival. Funds raised at this carnival will support our chosen LOCAL goal – The Northern Alberta Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Student Leadership Team has worked hard to organize this event and will run the carnival for all students at Baturyn.
Wednesday, April 24 - Swimming Day
Please see fieldtrip form and news notes for details. Volunteers are needed.
Monday, April 22 - Earth Day Assembly
Friday, April 19 - PD Day - No School
Tuesday, April 9 - Classroom Photos taken
Tuesday, March 5 - Open House - Drop in between 2:30 and 5:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, March 5 from 2:30 to 5:00 Baturyn School is hosting an Open House for families interested in learning more about our school. Student-guides will help show people around the school, and staff will answer questions. Classes will be in operation from 2:30 to 3:30 and the school will be open from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Parents interested in enrolling their children in Baturyn, are encouraged to drop by the school during the Open House.
Thursday, March 14 7:00 p.m. - Parent Workshop on Drug Abuse Awareness and Prevention
On the evening of Thursday, March 14th the Baturyn School Council is hosting a free parent workshop. Sonia Longpre, a prevention Counsellor from Alberta Health Service, will present on the topic of Drug Abuse Awareness and Prevention. To register for this free parent workshop, please complete the registration form which was posted on Schoolzone and also attached to the February 27 school newsletter or call the school directly.
February 25 & 26 - Softball Workshops
Softball Alberta will be coming to the school to conduct workshops with our Grade 1 to 6 classes on February 25 and 26. There is no charge to our students as this Learn to Play Softball School Program is sponsored by the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation. Along with introducing students to this team sport, Softball Alberta will provide the necessary equipment needed for the sessions.
February 21 - Celebration of Learning
Throughout the school, students are working diligently and making steady gains in their learning. On Thursday, February 21 parents and guardians are invited to join their child for Celebration of Learning activities in their child’s classroom.
February 19 to 21 - Bookfair
Scholastic bookfair will be at the school February 19 to 21. Please see the school newsletter for hours and more information.
February 12 - Internet Safety Presentation for Parents
Parents are invited to attend an Internet Safety Presentation on Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 p.m. Baturyn School Council and the Baturyn Parent Association are organizing this event for parents. School Council will send home a registration form for parents sign up for this free presentation.
Actions for Change
A school-wide Actions for Change project kicks off in February. Connected with the Science and Social Studies curriculums from Kindergarten to Grade 6, this project addresses scientific and environmental issues dealing with climate change and global warming. At each grade level, students will be challenged to use their critical and creative thinking skills to explore these real world problems. Students will be encouraged to realize that every person is significant – each with the inherent power to impact the environment, both positively and detrimentally, through their actions. Our hope is that children will develop social awareness while exploring issues affecting their own environment and be empowered to be leaders and make positive choices in their daily lives.
A grant from BP Energy has enabled to the school to bring in four inquiry-based learning specialists from Evergreen Theatre Company the week of February 11 to 15 to conduct a school-wide theatre residency program focusing on environment issues and energy conservation. The theatre residency will culminate with a performance the afternoon of Friday, February 15.
February 15 1:00 p.m Whole-school Theatre presentation
Parents and guardians are invited to come and see the culminating performance from our week-long Theatre Residency Project with Evergreen Theatre on the topic of energy conservation.
February 7 - Sweater Day
To help children understand that there are simple actions they can take to help conserve energy and combat climate change, we are promoting National Sweater Day on February 7. Children and families are invited to lower their thermostats and put on a favorite sweater. Join Canadians across the country fighting climate change by conserving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. If every Canadian lowered the heat by just 2º C this winter, it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 4 Megatons. So lower the heat, wear a sweater indoors and make the world a better place.
January 21 to 28 In-Line Skating Workshops
The popular Alien In-Line Skating program is back at Baturyn School for six days of in-line skating workshops. From January 21st to January 28th, David from Alien In-Line is leading the skating workshops with all our Grade 1 to 6 students. Through this special physical education experience, students will be introduced to in-line skating, learn the basics, and have opportunities to practice and improve their skills. The Baturyn Parent Association is sponsoring this special activity for our students.
Friday, January 18th - PD Day - No School
Family Christmas Activity Event - Thursday, December 13 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
All families are invited to come and participate in a Family Christmas Activity Event on Thursday, December 13th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. There will be a variety of winter and Christmas related crafts and activities for families to enjoy together. All children must be accompanied by their parent or guardian throughout the evening. When you come to the Family Activity Event on December 13th please bring a donation for the food bank if you are able.
Alberta Opera - Tuesday, December 4 1:30 p.m.
Alberta Opera’s touring ensemble will be visiting our school on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 4th to perform a musical-theater production of Sleeping Beauty. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend. Thank you to the Baturyn Parent Association for funding this special event for our school.
Community Service Projects
In the month of December students are invited to bring donations of new or next-to-new hats, mittens, gloves and scarves to decorate the Christmas tree in the office. The winter clothing will be donated to a charity for people in need at the end of the month.
Each December Baturyn School undertakes an annual school-wide service project where all students create and distribute seasonal greeting cards for people in the community. Students make cards in their art classes, and each class goes on a walking fieldtrip to distribute the hand-made cards to homes in the area. Teachers will be sending home fieldtrip permission letters to explain the details of this community activity.
Through these community service projects, we want students to experience meaningful actions of citizenship and compassion.
Progress Reports issued Friday, November 30
PD Day - Monday, November 26th
Staff will participate in a Professional Development Day on Monday, November 26th. There is no school for students on this day.
Remembrance Day Assembly 10:30, Friday, November 9
Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences - November 5 - 8
Book Fair - November 6 -8
Baturyn's new 2012-2013 Div.2 Student Leadership Team has planned and organized a Halloween Carnival for Oct. 31st with all donations going to UNICEF. Each grade will have a half hour block during the day to play the games which have been created and will be run by the student leaders. Students will receive 10 tickets each to take part in the games. It has been a great opportunity to work together, share information about the event, volunteer for a great charity and show Leadership! PLEASE bring your donations for this great fundraiser on OCTOBER 31st.
Artist in Residence - October 2012
Throughout the month of October, Baturyn School welcomes watercolour artist Frances Alty-Arscott. Ms Alty-Arscott will be conducting a series of painting workshops with each of our classes. This whole-school project is funded in part by the Baturyn Parent Association and in part by a matching grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Student artwork from this special project will be featured during Student-Parent-Teacher conferences in November.
E-recycling Challenge - October 15 - 19, 2012
Students and teachers from Rooms 2 and 5 are leading our school in a city wide e-recyling drive.
Parents, students, community members and staff are encouraged to bring unwanted electronics from home during the week of October 15th to October 19th. We are accepting old phones, cell phones, TVs, computers, gaming systems, AV components, fax machines, printers, tape players, etc.
Rather than having old electronic equipment go into the landfill, the electronic will be recycled.
Casino Fund Raiser - October 19th & 20th
A few more volunteers are needed for the Casino Fundraiser on October 19th and 20th. For more information please contact the school office.
Terry Fox Run, Assembly & Hot Dog Lunch - Friday, September 28th
Thank you to all the parents that helped with the Hot Dog Lunch on the day of our Terry Fox Run!
School Council Meeting - Monday, September 24th
All parents and guardians are invited to attend the first School Council meeting of the school year on Monday, September 24th at 7:00. Elections will be held for key School Council positions at this meeting.
Parent Orientation Meeting - Thursday, September 13th 6:30 P.M.
Parents and guardians are invited to meet the teachers and staff at our Parent Orientation on Thursday, September 13th.
Kindergarten Parents are asked to come the the library 6:00 P.M. for a short Kindergarten OrientationWelcome to the 2012-2013 school year.
Picture Day - Monday, September 10th
Smile! School photos will be taken on Monday, September 10th
First Day of School
The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 4th. The morning bell rings at 8:37.
Students will be organized into groups for the day to participate in a variety of activities with peers and staff.
Homeroom classes for Grade 1 to Grade 6 will begin on Wednesday, September 5th.
Kindergarten students will participate in a staggered entry on September 4th, 5th and 6th.
The first regular day for all Kindergarten students is Friday, September 7th.
Supply Lists for 2012-13 are available in the "For Parents" section
On behalf of the staff at Baturyn School, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all students and their families.
Baturyn School is a positive, nurturing learning community focused on the success of all students. Our staff is committed to providing rich learning experiences and the best possible programming to enable all students to learn, grow and achieve. High standards for academic success and positive student behavior are emphasized at Baturyn.
The education of our children is a partnership between home, school and the child. For students to be successful in their learning, all members of the partnership must work together. Parents are an integral part of the learning team and a key element in the success of children in school. We welcome parent involvement. With parental participation and support, the very best learning experiences are created for children.
Schools, like homes, rely on communication to establish and maintain relationships. Our school handbook provides information about our school programs, activities, policies, and procedures. A school newsletter is sent home with the oldest child in the family on the last Friday of each month. We also encourage families to utilize Schoolzone, a secure on-line tool desined to provide Baturyn parents and students with information about school events, activities and much more.
We look forward to working with you to provide the very best learning experiences for our students.
Karen Brown M.Ed