Stavely Elementary School has a breakfast program available to all students everyday from 8:15 until 8:30! We are very fortunate to have funding from many people and organizations as well as a sizeable grant from Breakfast for Learning.
The Learning Support Team at Stavely School is dedicated to collaborative problem solving and building capacity among staff to meet the needs of our exceptional learners. We tailor education and learning to meet the different needs (“stretches”) of students in terms of the pace (individualization), and the approach (differentiation), and the learners’ interests and experiences. This affords the student/learner a degree of choice about what is learned, when it is learned, and how it is learned. We provide opportunities to learn in ways that suit the student’s learning styles and multiple intelligences.
Classroom teachers and teacher assistants are important members of the team meetings. They are able to share emerging issues. We collaborate and put into action, plans to support our students who may be experiencing academic, social-emotional and/or behavioral challenges.
Learning Support Teacher, Brenda Schlaht, is our team leader. She is the key contact for parents and teachers who have questions or concerns about our exceptional learners. She advocates for inclusive programming, organizes case conferences, and arranges for academic and other assessments. She oversees all of our Individual Program Planning (IPP) and Program Unit Funding (PUF) for preschool and Kindergarten. Mrs. Schlaht provides direct classroom support to assist in meeting the needs of individual students and the planning and implementation of behaviour support services.
Family School Liaison Counselor, Brenda Schlaht, provides counseling and support to individual students or in groups. She strives to enhance family situations through support, education and referrals. She is a member on the school-based threat assessment team and post-crisis response team. She also collaborates in providing character education and social skills programming.
Principal, Leanne Watson, provides leadership, direction and support for inclusive education for all our students. She keeps informed of all student issues as well as oversees and supports team initiatives.
Parents or guardians are the most complete source of information for the child and have the greatest investment in their child’s future. Parents are involved in programming decisions and are kept informed. Parents/guardians are requested to provide feedback on how well students apply skills learned at school to the home and to the community.
One School One Book
Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader, and it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With the One School, One Book program, we aim to build a Community of Readers at Stavely School. Everyone – students, parents, teachers, principal, EAs and admin assistant - all be following along together.
The benefits of reading aloud are remarkable. Studies have shown that reading to children helps them to listen longer with intent, build bigger vocabularies, understand concepts deeply as they can ask timely questions, and to feel positive about both books and learning. When an entire school reads the same book, the buzz and excitement around the book augments these benefits.
Each family will receive a copy of our book to keep. Along with the book, you will receive a reading schedule, craft, activities and a bookmark. Please try to stay on schedule as much as you can as each day at school the students will be given a question and be entered in a draw box if they are able to answer the question. In class, students will explore the book through activities and discussion. It is exciting for everyone if the story unravels together so please try not to read ahead! The questions will encourage and reward attentive listening.
Along with daily questions at school, there will also be a family question posted on our webpage and Twitter account. Each family can send in their answer each week to be entered in a draw for a $25.00 Chapters gift card.
We will also be entering family names in our home reading picture draw. Please email a picture of your family reading our book together to firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered in the draw for another $25.00 Chapters gift card. Your picture will be posted on our bulletin board.
We hope that you’ll enjoy this special reading time with your children. "When a whole school reads a book, there's a lot to talk about." With your help, we can build a Community of Readers at our school!
Weekly Prize Questions will be posted on our school blog.
Stavely School Learning Commons/Chinook Arch Public Library
Our Learning Commons is a joint-use facility with the Stavely Municipal Library. We have a great little Learning Commons along with books, magazines and a good collection of videos and DVD's for the whole family. To browse the books in our Learning Commons click on Stavely Elementary School
The Stavely Municipal Library hours are: Mondays 1:30 - 6:00 pm, Tuesdays 9:00 - 5:00 pm, Wednesdays 12:30 - 6:00 pm and Thursday's 1:30-5:00 pm.
All Stavely Elementary students have a membership to the public library and while at school are able to access their website to enjoy a wide range of options including e-books, e-magazines, research materials and search engines, read-a-loud books and much much more. www.stavelylibrary.ca
To enjoy all that is available in the library and on their website, library memberships can be bought for $5/student and $15/adult-family.
Contact Bev in the library for more information or if you have any questions. 403-549-2190
Family School Liaison Counsellor
The Family School Liaison Counsellor (FSLC) program operates within Stavely Elementary School. A primary goal of the FSLC program is to effect positive change in the lives of children and families through counseling, advocacy, and linking with community agencies and resources.
A second goal of the FSLC program is to provide proactive and preventative services to all students to enhance their coping skills and to effect environmental change within and outside the school.
Our FSLC, Brenda Schlaht, can be reached by contacting Stavely Elementary School at 403-549-3757.