Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at Khalsa School. My name is Mrs. Aulakh and I am pleased to be your teacher.
As for myself, I have done both a Bachelors and a Masters in Science (Chemistry), along with Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from the Punjab University, Chandigarh, India. After upgrading my education from the University of Calgary, I started teaching at Khalsa School Calgary. This is my sixth year teaching at this school and I must say, my time here has allowed me to further develop as a teacher and has brought me even closer to my faith.
I live in the community of University Heights with my husband and two lovely daughters. We also have two guinea pigs named Snowflake and Cookie. During these summer holidays, we went on a trip to India to visit close family and friends. In addition, we also payed homage to the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Meeting parents, playing with their pug named Kuro, relaxing in our hometown, Chandigarh, and exploring rural life in Rajasthan all added up to an enjoyable vacation.
I’m excited to embark on this new adventure with you as we strive to make this year a rewarding and memorable experience for us all. To let you know what’s in store for this school year, please check the other pages of my website.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I will look forward to getting to know you all better.
Phone: 403-293-7712 (Ext. 290)
Students’ work ethics and use of class time are important to their success in Science program, in addition to the following:
Respect for yourself, respect for others, and respect for KSC are expected at all times.
Students will be responsible for the material covered, assigned, and due during their absence. Missed handouts can be obtained from the teacher and students should make an effort to get missed notes from a classmates. Assignments due during a class missed for permissible reasons will be accepted without penalty at the beginning of the next class attended. If a student is absent from the class on the day of a quiz or exam for permissible reasons, the student will write the missed quiz/exam during the next attended class or during lunch hour. Students should check Edmodo/class website and update their agenda regularly in order to keep track of deadlines.
Required Textbook and Materials
All the required material and textbook must be brought to every class – time spent returning to lockers will qualify as being late. Kindly keep your lockers organised so that there is less time wastage in retrieving the required material.
Toys, Cell Phone and Other Precious Belongings
The school strongly discourages students from bringing toys and/or other precious belongings to school, as they may be lost, stolen and/or broken. It is a school policy that cell phones will not be allowed in classrooms. Should you have a cell phone it is requested that the phone is turned off during school time and left in your locker.
Homework/ Extra Help
Students are expected to hand in homework assignments on time. If there are extenuating circumstances which prohibit your child from completing an assignment on time, please contact the teacher as soon as possible. Assignments and projects are required to be handed in on time. Please note that 10% marks will be taken off from any late assignments for each day. If there is no assigned homework for a day, students are encouraged to review their class notes or work on an assignment ahead of the deadline. Time management and planning ahead will reduce stress and result in being well prepared for studies. I would encourage you to approach me right away if you have any difficulties with a concept or assignment and we can set up a time for extra help.
Leaving the Classroom
When students are at school they are expected to be in class and not wandering in the halls. If you need to leave the classroom for any reason you must sign out and indicate the time and where you will be going.
Important Dates in April and May
April 6 – PAC Meeting at 6:00pm
April 7 – Vaisakhi Celebration- AM
April 8 to April 23 – School Closed, Vaisakhi Break
April 26 - Mathematica Centrum Contest
May 1-5 – Education Week
May 2 - Sikhi Day
Open communication between home and school is vital to each student’s success. We will be communicating with you on a regular basis through classroom newsletters containing information on academic and social events as well as through daily communication via your child’s planner and our class website. Please initial your child’s planner each evening and have your child return it to school each day. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress over the course of the year, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We have found that email communication has been the most efficient way to respond to any questions or concerns that may arise. You will find our email addresses on every newsletter sent. If email is not possible, you may call us at the school and we can set up an appointment if necessary.
Absences/Late Entry/Early Arrivals & Departure
Coming to school on time is important for school success. School begins promptly at 8:10 am and supervision of students will only be provided beginning at 7: 55 am. If your child will be late or absent for any reason, please inform the school. Upon arriving late students are expected to report directly to the office. Should you need to pick up your child prior to dismissal time, please notify the teacher and also check out your child at the office. When picking up students at the end of the day, we ask parents to please wait in the hall way/ outside until students have been dismissed.
As members of our Khalsa School Community students are required to be in proper school uniform (Regular or Full) at all times except on Bana or Casual Days which are noted in our school calendar. Students are expected to be well groomed and uniforms are to be clean.
In closing, if you ever have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.
Thank you and I will look forward to a great year!
Welcome to My Class!
Ik Omkar Sat-nam Karta Purakh Nirbhau, Nirvair Akaal Murat Ajooni Saibhang Gur Parsad