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  • Michener Pool Boat Parade

    Dear Parents,

    Next Wednesday, May 16th, our class will be walking to the Michener Pool to float our boats and then swim.  For this field trip, your child will need to wear good walking shoes (no Crocs or sandals or Flip Flops), bring their boats and their swim gear (suit, towel).  If it is sunny, a hat and a water bottle would be a good idea, too. We are thankful for the parents who are able to volunteer for this trip. We will be leaving the school at 1pm to walk to the Michener.  We will float our boats and swim until 2:30. At this time, we will walk back to the school to arrive in time for the buses. Field trip consent forms were sent home today.

    Posted May 11, 2018, 2:20 PM by Rhonda L. Eidem
  • Thursday, May 3rd

    Good Afternoon,

    Our Parent Council is sponsoring an information session on social media for parents with other Red Deer Public Elementary Schools. The event is taking place this coming Monday, May 7 from 7-8 pm and will be held at GW Smith School. "Let's Talk Social Media" Parent Workshop, presented by Jo (s) Social Media will be an informative and interactive evening for parents to discuss social media safety, digital citizenship, etiquette and very importantly, starting a social media conversation with your kids. Learn what "safe" looks like in a social world and how to guide your kids, and yourselves, in a positive manner. There is no charge for Barrie Wilson Parents as our Parent Council is helping to cover the costs of the presentation.

    Posted May 3, 2018, 2:23 PM by Adam Niemetz
  • Tuesday, April 17th

    Dear Parents:

    Red Deer Public Schools is, once again, conducting the annual District Satisfaction Surveys. The survey is being done online again this year. Parents are asked to click on the following link to complete the survey: https://goo.gl/J9bqCK  The survey can be done on any electronic device and should take 5-10 minutes to complete. Students in grades 3 & 5 will also complete a survey at school.

    You are asked to answer the questions based upon the experiences you have had at our school.  We strongly encourage you to take a few minutes to respond to this survey.  At École Barrie Wilson School we value feedback from parents, students and staff to identify areas of strength that we should continue and areas at our school that we could modify for improvement.  The feedback you provide with this survey is an important step in the process. All surveys are anonymous. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey and do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions.

    Chris Good, Principal

    Posted Apr 17, 2018, 12:16 PM by Adam Niemetz
  • Monday, April 16
    Houra! Last week for dictee!  After this week we will be concentrating on our verbs with the infamous game "Verbathon."  Keep on reading nightly at home please!
    Posted Apr 16, 2018, 6:55 AM by Rhonda L. Eidem
  • Monday, April 9th

    Humboldt Strong - We Stand Together

    As the country comes together in support of Humboldt, Saskatchewan following the tragic deaths of 15 members of the Broncos hockey team, Red Deer Public Schools is encouraging students and staff to wear their favourite jerseys on Thursday, April 12th, along with the rest of the country.

    Jersey Day is an opportunity for Red Deer Public Schools to unite with the country and show that in times of despair, we as Canadians are in this together and are there to support one another.

    It is important for students to realize that Jersey Day is a gesture or act of remembrance, honour and community. This is not about your team, but that we are standing together as Canadians to show how we can respond and care for one another.

    For those students who may not have a jersey, we encourage families to share any extras they have that day be bringing them to your school. However, just because a child is not wearing a jersey, it doesn’t mean they are not showing their support.

    “The tragedy out of Humboldt, Saskatchewan is unimaginable and touches us all,” said Stu Henry, Superintendent of Schools. “Together on Thursday, we will show our support for the Broncos, the community of Humboldt, the lives that were taken and for all those who are affected.”

    Tips for Parents

    Talking with children about death and traumatic situations is never easy. But it is important to have an open conversation. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

    • Children do not have to know everything about death or a violent situation to come to some understanding about it.

    • Answer questions to the best of your ability, but remember it is okay not have all the answers.

    • Be sensitive to children’s questions, taking cues from what they ask and their level of cognitive and emotional development.

    • Do not talk children out of their feelings. Rather, permit them to talk about their feelings.

    • Children’s concerns do not always reach us through conversation. Sometimes they come obliquely through play. Our most important role is as a silent observer of play, staying nearby, but unobtrusive. Always make yourself available for conversation if the play leads naturally to talk.

    • Don’t be afraid to show your feelings as well.

    • For older children, they may not be ready to talk when you are. Don’t force the conversation. Help them identify other adults with who they can speak to when they are ready. Always be prepared to have a conversation and listening ear when they are ready.

    Posted Apr 9, 2018, 2:57 PM by Adam Niemetz
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We are learning how to have Growth Mindset. I learned:

To build strong neural pathways I participate.

To build strong neural pathways I practice.

To build strong neural pathways I persevere.

To build strong neural pathways it takes time and effort.

To build strong neural pathways, I know mistakes are good and part of learning. 

To build strong neural pathways, I can ask an expert for help

" The best thing we can do is to teach children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.” 
 Carol S. Dweck

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  • If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call or e-mail us.  Our e-mail addresses are as follows:  adam.niemetz@rdpsd.ab.ca and rhonda.eidem@rdpsd.ab.ca
  • We have students in our class who are allergic to NUTS so please refrain from giving your children NUTS in their lunches. Thank you.
  • For Scholastic book orders, you can sign in via scholastic.ca/canadaclubs  From there, you can order/pay.  I should then get a notification through my e-mail.
  • Library days are Thursdays.
  • Skating will run Tuesdays, January 16th-End of February, 11:20-12:20.
  • EBWS is on Instagram @ ecolebarriewilsonschool
  • There is a Barrie Wilson app that is available!  It is currently available for Android: CLICK HERE  Iphone: CLICK HERE
  • Every student will have the chance to be "Etoile de la Semaine."  Everyone is encouraged to bring things to share with their fellow classmates, i.e. stories, photos, relics, et cetera. Students will be given notice as to when it is their turn.
  • Feel free to sign up on Remind where you get reminders for certain things, i.e. swimming lessons, returning library book; text the message   @niemetz      to the number (587) 316-2959... It should work...

Wilson Ways                                        

Be Respectful
I demonstrate respect for myself, for other, for learning, and for property.

Be Responsible
I am responsible for my actions and for my learning.  I arrive at school ready to learn.

Be Resilient
I try to solve my own problems before asking for help.  I know that it is okay to make mistakes, and I learn from the mistakes I make.

Étoile de la Semaine                          

Name/Week of:
le 30 avril Owen
le 7 mai Lincoln
Le 14 mai Alek