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Dr. K. A.

Clark Newsletter 
drclark.fmpsdschools.ca 
February 2019

School Hours
8:50 - First Bell
10:30-10:45 - Recess
12:15-12:35 - Lunch
12:35-12:55 - Lunch Recess
3:30 - Dismissal
ECDP Hours
Morning Class:
8:50 - 11:40 Monday to Friday
Afternoon Class:
12:40 - 3:30 Monday to Friday

To ensure the safety of all, students
should not arrive at school before
8:30 and should leave school grounds
immediately after dismissal unless
involved in an after school activity.

Dr. Clark is also a scent-safe zone Returning Students to Dr. Clark please register through ​http://parent.fmpsd.ab.ca
New families to Dr. Clark School please register https://fmpsdschools.ca/

Student Absences
Please notify the office if your child is going to be late or absent by calling
780-743-2444 or emailing Mrs. Scott at ​natalie.scott@fmpsd.ab.ca

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School Assembly Administration’s Message
Feb. 12 Dr. Clark Families,
10:00am
Well, January was a pretty cold month. Here’s hoping that the next month
will be kinder. Thanks to all of you who are dressing your children in
layers so they can stay warm and toasty on these cold days.

We are already taking registrations for the next school year which is
exciting. Just a reminder that even if your child attends Dr. Clark already,
you do have to fill out another registration form. You can find the
information on our website.

Also, a reminder that it is important, if you haven’t already done so, to sign
up for the Parent Portal. This program will allow you to check your child’s
attendance and marks and will travel with your child all the way through
high school. Once students reach junior high or high school this portal will
be a main source of communication so the sooner you sign up the better.
Please call the school if you have any questions.

As always, we are happy to answer any questions or discuss any
concerns you may have.

Sincerely,

Admin Team
Jessica Roy (Principal)
Bobbi Compton (Vice Principal)
Angela Woods (Vice Principal)

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Feeding Bodies and Minds with the Help of Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors and community volunteers for helping us to do
what’s best for kids.

Parents/Visitors
Please help us foster independence, respect classroom
Safe learning and establish routines by picking up your
child/children ​outside​ the school at their entrance/exit
& doors.
For the safety and security of students and staff, all visitors and

Caring parents must enter the school through the front doors and sign in at
the office. Once signed in, please have your tag visible at all
times.Return the tag to the office and sign out upon leaving the school.
Thanks to all for your cooperation.

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Dropping Off Lunch/Picking Up Early?
Parents, Guardians & Caregivers, if you need to drop off a lunch or pick up your
child early, please stop at the office first. Office staff will ensure your child gets
their lunch. They will also make arrangements with your child’s classroom
teacher for early pick up and sign out of your child. Following these procedures
ensures the safety of all children and minimizes the disruption to classrooms and
learning.

Aboriginal Drumming Starts with a Bang!
The Oskayak Aboriginal drummers were honored to be invited to share their singing and
drumming at the pep rally held at MacDonald Island in preparation for the 2022 Arctic
winter games. They sang three songs and had the privilege to have guests come up on
stage from the audience to play the rattles for them. I’d like to thank Cora Johnson for
coming to help with the group. Her students enjoyed the trip with us and they are getting
to be pros with those rattles.

I would like to acknowledge how the students demonstrated patience while waiting to go
on stage. I would also like to thank the parents who came out to support this endeavor
and to watch their little drummers. That was so nice to see!

Eileen Lucas
Aboriginal Drumming Instructor
School Counselor/Teacher

School Council & Fundraising Committees
Parent Input Session and Coffee
These sessions will be held on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. February meetings will
commence on February 1st and 15th and every Friday morning when there is school.
We will meet in the staff room; come out and meet other parents, and give us your
suggestions; your feedback is always appreciated.

School Council Meeting
This will be held on Tuesday March 12 from 7p.m. to 8 p.m. Please come out and find
out about upcoming events and get a chance to be more involved.
Volunteer Spotlight
We are looking for volunteers.
If you are able to assist in
anyway, send us a message
or leave your information at
the front office. We look
A parent volunteer is needed each day to deliver hot lunches with a student leader. If
forward to meeting and
working with more parents. It’s
you have 45 minutes to spare, consider helping out at the school from 11:45 to 12:30.
your chance to give back to Interested parents can sign up to volunteer on the hot lunch website
the school and have some fun (​www.hotlunches.net​). Please note you do not have to purchase lunches to sign up to
with the Dr. Clark family as volunteer. If you have any questions, please contact Bobbi Compton at the school.
well.
Send us an email (​drclarkfuncomm@hotmail.com​) attend a meeting, event, or coffee
chat and be part of your child’s school community!

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DINOmite Leaders

We are pleased with the continuous leadership our Dr. Clark students show at school, at home and in the
community. For the months of December and January, we received 85 leadership slips from staff
recognizing student leadership and 30 slips from parents sending in forms that describe how their child
showed leadership at home and/or community.

Please keep these coming in, we love to share the success of our amazing students.

The winner of the Leader in Me t-shirt is Klaira Boudreau from Ms. Klath's class.

The winners of lunch with the Principal that will take place in February are Hunter Bennet, Ali Simms, Agnes
Dahl and Lorelai Winchcombe. Invitations will be coming home with the students.

Congratulations to all of our students who show leadership every day.

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“Caught Being a Leader” at Dr. Clark School
Dear Parents,
Each new school year brings opportunities for academic growth and growth in all areas of development. Although
children must be knowledgeable when they graduate, they must also be healthy, engaged, responsible, and caring
people. At Dr. Clark School we help students reach their full potential by teaching them the 7 Sacred Teachings and
the 7 Habits. Leadership roles become a part of Dr. Clark and help students learn about responsibility, leadership and
contribution.

Of course these roles do not only exist at school but at home or in the community as well. We ask that when your
child displays any of the 7 Habits and/or 7 Sacred Teachings at home or when you are out and about, feel free to fill
out one of the enclosed “Caught being a Leader” forms and have them return it to their teacher. We will collect the
slips from teachers and display them on our “Leader in Me Wall of Fame” and your child’s name will be entered into a
draw to have “Lunch with the Principal” as further recognition of showing leadership.

You will also see completed leadership slips coming home from the school in your child’s agenda about how they have
displayed leadership at Dr. Clark School. These are great reminders of how your child is a wonderful Dr. Clark Dino.

Here is a guide as to how you can get started at home:
1. Talk with your child about the leadership role he or she might be interested in at home.
2. Discuss why he or she is interested in the role. Ask what leadership qualities your child has that will help. Ask
how he or she will handle homework or other commitments with this new responsibility.
3. Together, discuss, write, and sign the paper detailing the leadership behavior and expectations of the role.
4. Give your child a week or so to adjust and then discuss how it’s going. This may open a conversation on how to
handle things that are too easy or too difficult. Express appreciation and celebrate success!

The 7 Habits
Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)
Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood ( Listen Before You Talk)
Habit 6: Synergize (Together Is Better)
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

The Seven Sacred Teachings
To cherish knowledge is to know​ WISDOM​;
To know ​LOVE​ is to know peace;
To honor all of the Creation is to have ​RESPECT​;
BRAVERY​ is to face the foe with integrity;
HONESTY​ also means “righteousness”, be honest first with yourself – in word and action;
HUMILITY​ is to know yourself as a sacred part of the Creation,
TRUTH​ is to know all of these things.

If you need more slips, feel free to print them off from the email we will be sending to all parents. Thank you so much
for supporting our students in becoming wonderful leaders.

Dr. Clark Staff

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Caught Being A Leader At Home/In The Community

_____________________________ showed leadership today by

____________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________

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We are Dino Proud!

Given by _________________________________

Caught Being A Leader At Home/In The Community

_____________________________ showed leadership today by

____________________________________________________________

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We are Dino Proud!

Given by _________________________________

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Help Mrs. Roy Find Her Wig!
Students are helping Mrs. Roy find her wig by establishing Wildly Important Goals (WIG) and writing them on curly
paper. Mrs. Roy is going to look awesome with her new curls!

Mrs. Compton and Mrs. Woods are on
the lookout...

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SAVE ON FOODS is allowing our Opioid Committee members to hand out pharmacy bags on February 5th. It is an 
initiative to keep our community safe by getting rid of prescription medications.   
 
Drop buy to pick up a bag and get 15% off your groceries! 

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February
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 ​Day 2 2
Groundhog Day

3 4 ​Day 3 5 ​Day 4 6 ​Day 5 7 ​Day 1 8 9
No School, PD

Full Circle
Family Skate
Night

Tech Trade
Academies

SOS Sports Play

10 11 ​Day 2 12 ​Day 3 13 ​Day 4 14 ​Day 5 15 ​Day 1 16

4K & JSL at School 4K & JSL at Wear Red 4K & JSL at
Heritage Village Assembly, 10am Heritage Village Today Heritage Village

Full Circle 4K & JSL at Tech Trade 4K & JSL at
Heritage Village Academies Heritage Village

SOS Sports Play

Dino Dinner

17 18 19 ​Day 2 20 ​Day 3 21 ​Day 4 22 ​Day 5 23

No School, Full Circle Tech Trade
Family Day Academies

SOS Sports Play

24 25 26 27 28
No School, No School, No School, No School,
Teachers’ Teachers’ Teachers’ Teachers’
Convention Convention Convention Convention

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March
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2
No School,
Teachers’
Convention

3 4 ​Day 1 5 ​Day 2 6 ​Day 3 7 ​ Day 4 8 ​Day 5 9
- Classes Dance Play Dance Play Dance Play Dance Play
Resume
Dance Play

District ECDP Open ECDP Open
Kindness Day House House - No
ECDP Classes

10 11 ​Day 1 12 ​Day 2 13 ​Day 3 14 ​Day 4 15 16
No Classes,
PLF

17 18 ​Day 5 19 ​Day 1 20 ​Day 2 21 ​Day 3 22 ​Day 4 23
Report Cards Parent Teacher Parent Teacher Kindergarten Kindergarten
Go Home Interviews - 5-8 Interviews - 5-8 Open House Open House
p.m. p.m.
No
Kindergarten
Classes

24 25 ​Day 5 26 ​Day 1 27 ​Day 2 28 ​Day 3 29 30
School Science School Science School Science Paint Night, No Classes, Innovators Fair
Fair (In class) Fair (In class) Fair (In class) Grades 3-4; PLF at Christina
3:30-4:30 Gordon,
9:00-12:00
School Science
Fair (In gym)

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April
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3 4 5 6
No Classes,
PLF

7 8 9 10 11 12 13
No Classes,
PLF

14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break

21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Spring Break Classes
Resume

28 29 30

May
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8 9 10 11
No Classes,
PLF

12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Science in Science in Science in No School
Motion Motion Motion

19 20 21 22 23 24 25
No School

26 27 28 29 30 31
No Classes,
PLF

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June
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8
No Classes,
PLF

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Last Day - Last Day - Staff
Students

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