Back to School in 2014-2015
The first day of school in the fall is Tuesday, September 2, 2014. As in previous years, our Grade 1 – 6 students are organized into mixed groups for the first day of school. Students are involved in a variety of activities to learn about the school and to meet other students and the staff. Students will find out their homeroom classes on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. It is a good idea for students to wait until Wednesday, September 3 to bring their school supplies. School supplies ordered through the school will be distributed on Wednesday, September 3.
Last Day of the 2013-2014 school year for students is June 26
Please note the students' progress reports will be posted to Schoolzone at the end of the day
Grade 6 Farewell - June 26
Talent Show - June 25
Track & Fun Day and Hot Dog Lunch - June 24
Awards Assembly – June 23
A short awards assembly will be held at 2:30 pm in the gymnasium.
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast -Thursday, May 29
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.
Alberta Opera Performance- Friday, May 2 afternoon
Today We Play - Thursday, May 8 afternoon
Connected with the Right to Play movement, hundreds of schools will participate in a Today We Play event on Thursday, May 8th. An eager group of leadership students from our school received training to lead the school synergizing in the play activities. Games are used to bring awareness to particular issues such as bullying, peer pressure and children's rights.
Earth Day Assembly - Thursday, April 24
Parent Evening - Monday, April 14
Parents are invited to attend a parent evening on April 14th to learn about using the Leader in Me principles and 7 Habits at home.
OPEN HOUSE - Tuesday, March 11 - 2:30 - 5:30
New families and prospective Kindergarten parents interested in enrolling their children in Baturyn School for the 2014-2015 school year are invited to attend our Open House on Tuesday March 11 between 2:30 and 5:30 pm. Student ambassadors will help show people around the school, and staff will be available to answer questions. Classes will be in session from 2:30 to 3:30 pm, and the school will be open until 5:30 p.m. For more information, please call the school.
Registration Information 2014-2015
Baturyn School will begin accepting new student registrations for the 2014-2015 school year on March 3, 2014.
Kindergarten Registration for 2014-2015
Beginning March 3rd, we are accepting Kindergarten registrations for the upcoming school year. Children who reach the age of four years, six months by September 1, 2014 will be eligible to start Kindergarten this coming fall. (Children must be five years of age before March 1, 2015). Edmonton Public Schools require that all birth dates and legal names be verified by birth certificates or other legal documentation. For a registration form please contact the school office or go online to www.epsb.ca and click on Register for School.
School-wide Artist in Residency - March 3 - March 21
Throughout the month of March, a school-wide Mime Artist in Residency program is happening in our school. The residency is made possible because of the financial support of the Baturyn Parent Association and a grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Theatre artists Rooney and Punyi will be conducting workshops with all the classes in the school during the first three weeks of March. At the end of the residency, all our students will participate in a Mime Festival on the afternoon of Friday, March 21st.
Teachers Convention - February 27 & 28
There will be no school for students on Thursday February 27 and Friday February 28 due to Teachers' Convention.
Pink Shirt Day - February 26
Parent Math Workshop - Tuesday, February 25 6:30 p.m.
Baturyn School Council is hosting a Math games workshop for parents on February 25, 2014. Parents/guardians are encouraged to come and learn some fun, educational math games to play with their children. The math activities learned will help strengthen children’s math skills and concepts. The event is free to parents; however registration is required.
Celebration of Learning - February 19
On February 19th, each class will host parents and guardians in a Celebration of Learning. At the Celebration of Learning, students will share evidence of learning with their parents/guardians. Invitations will be sent home to parents/guardians. Progress reports will be posted on SchoolZone at the end March.
Scholastic Book Fair - February 18 to 20
Jump Rope for Heart - February 14
Being active makes you heart healthy! Baturyn will synergize to raise money for The Heart and Stroke Foundation. We will have fun practicing our skipping to get ready for our Friday, February 14th Jump Rope for Heart event. Let’s work together to be a heart healthy school!
PD Day - January 31
In-Line Skating - January 10 - 17
In-line skating workshops will occur January 10 through Janaury 17th for all Grade 1 to 6 students. Thank you to the Baturyn Parent Association for sponsoring this activity.
Technology Upgrade Project
We ended the month with some fantastic news. The Baturyn Parent Association was successful in obtaining a Community Initiatives Program matching grant for $30,000. This grant, together with money raised by the Parent Assocation, will go towards phase 3 of our school technology upgrade plan. The project will see an upgrade to the Computer Lab and additional carts of Chromebooks purchased for the school.
Christmas Carol Singing - December 19 & 20
Neighborhood Greeting Card Delivery - December 9 - 20
Each December, Baturyn School undertakes a school-wide service project where our students show leadership in the community by creating and distributing seasonal greeting cards to homes in the neighborhood. Students make cards in their art classes, and each class goes on a walking fieldtrip to distribute the hand-made cards in the area.
Rocks and Rings Curling - December 11, 12 & 13
Back by popular demand, the Rocks and Rings organization will be coming to the school December 11 to 13 to conduct curling workshops with all the Grade 1 to 6 students at Baturyn School. The curling activities will be held in the gym. A huge thank you to Namao Boston Pizza for providing extra funding to the school through their Operation Education Program for special activities such as this.
Young Readers' Choice Presentation - Dec 9
Winter Concert - December 5, 2013
We are holding a Winter Concert on Thursday, December 5th. Bedtime Stories is the theme for this entertaining collection of musical and choral speaking performances. The first performance is at 5:30 pm and the second performance is at 7:00 pm. A ticket order form was sent home with students. Tickets are needed for the December 5th performances. A dress rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, December 4th at 1:00 pm. Tickets are not required to attend the dress rehearsal.
Crazy Hat or Hair Day - November 29, 2013
Progress Reports for Grade 1 - 6 students - November 29 , 2013
Remembrance Day Assembly 10:30, Friday, November 8
Professional Learning Day - Friday November 1, 2013
School Council and Parent Association Meetings - Tuesday, October 29
All parents are welcome to attend the School Council and Parent Association Meetings.
School Council meeting starts at 7:00pm and the Parent Association meeting follows
School Council and Parent Association Meetings - Monday, September 30
All parents are welcome to attend the School Council and Parent Association Meetings.
School Council meeting starts at 7:00 and the Parent Association meeting follows
Terry Fox Run and Hot Dog Lunch - Thursday, September 26
The Terry Fox Run will take place in the morning for Grade 1 to 6 classes.
The Baturyn Parent Association will provide a hot dog lunch for Grade 1 to 6 classes.
Picture Day - Monday, September 16th
Smile! School photos will be taken on Monday, September 16th
Meet the Staff and Welcome Back Carnival - Thursday, September 12th
6:00 to 6:30 Meet the Staff in the gym and then visit classrooms.
6:30 to 8:00 Welcome Back Carnival for Baturyn students organized by Baturyn Parent Association.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - First Day of School
The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 3th. 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 4th.
Registrations for 2013-2014
Baturyn School is 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.
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, lead, 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 available 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 all our students.
Karen Brown M.Ed