This week at Donalda School ... October 30 - November 3

Quality Education in a Caring Environment


  1. Greetings Donalda School community and Happy Halloween!
  2. The approaching week is shaping up to be one of the busiest weeks of the school year. It seems like awards programs, field trips, and sporting events are all converging on a single week.
  3. On Thursday at 7 pm, we will be presenting our 2016-2017 Donalda School Awards. This is a great opportunity to showcase our incredible students. Any new students this year are welcome to attend. We will introduce them and provide them with a small gift. Coffee and juice will be provided and we are asking parents to bring a plate of cookies or squares to enjoy afterwards.
  4. On Monday, Ian Porteous will be performing at Erskine School at 1:00pm on October 30 for students in grades 1-6. Ian will introduce students to First Nations storytelling and Metis Dancing.
  5. After school on Tuesday, the Grade 7/8/9 students will be travelling to Calgary to attend a WE Day event at the Scotiabank Saddledome. WE Day is an celebration of young people committed to making a difference. WE Schools is the yearlong program that nurtures compassion in young people and gives them the tools to create positive change in their local and global communities.
  6. The CARA volleyball championships will be taking place on Saturday. This is an exciting weekend for Donalda School and we wish our athletes the very best.
  7. On Tuesday, we will be celebrating Halloween at Donalda School. We ask that students bring their costumes in a bag and change into them at lunch time.
  8. Hot lunch will be on November 9 and we will be serving taco in a bag. We would like all orders in by November 2. The Grade 5/6 parents are providing the meal and serving. Please see Robin's note below about the items needed.
  9. The Donalda Ag. Society's Fall Supper is on Saturday, October 28. Kids 12 and under eat free. See poster for more details.
  10. The Donalda Community for the Arts is hosting a Haunted Hallows at the Bank event on October 31. Check out the poster for more details.
  11. I think that I can speak for Miss Muzyka and Mrs. Petersen, when I say that we attended a terrific literacy conference in Calgary. I learned a lot about high quality literacy instruction and interventions.