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Principal's Message

Principal's Message September 2021

Principal’s Message  


At Crescent Valley we believe our mission is: To advance student achievement and well-being through public education, which motivates learners, fosters inclusion, inspires creativity and builds character and confidence in each student.  We bring this mission to life by engaging students and motivating them to embrace learning in creative and innovative ways so that they are truly inspired to learn.  Each student has his or her own learning style, and we strive to offer each student a unique way to learn.  Whether through the arts, athletics, or initiatives such as our Partnerships within the community, students are challenged to apply their learning in a variety of situations.   We are working diligently to establish a trusting, safe and collaborative culture that is of the utmost importance in achieving student success. Our vision is to prepare each student for future success. Our Motto “Reaching new heights” is important to our daily operations at our school as we try to be on the cutting edge of 21st Century Learning.  To do this we have built a new Learning Commons and we are giving our students exposure to technology as soon as they enter kindergarten. We have more than doubled our chromebooks for our students and have purchased new Ipads for our kindergarten’s. Our Learning Commons is using tablets with reading programs. These are part of the Amazon Kids Program.  Our staff is moving towards using a new technology platform called Hapara.  It is a learning tool that will enhance teaching and learning. Literacy for the 21st Century Learning is our Highest Priority and together with parents and community partners, we trust that each student will be prepared to meet the challenges. 

We believe that every student and their family plays an important role in helping us achieve these goals . We thank you for your support during these challenging times. There are many questions about returning in the fall. We will continue to follow the directives from Alberta Health Services, the Minister of Education, and our Senior Leadership. As we know more, we will share information with you. We posted the school re-entry plan for you to go through with your children. The plan will be ongoing and change as we receive new information and directives.    

On the first day of school, we will have the teachers outside with signs with their grade and names.  Grades 1-2 should find their teacher at the primary doors located on the east side of the building, Kindergarten and Grade 3 will locate their teacher at the gym doors. Grades 4-6 will find their teacher  at the doors located in the back beside the basketball court, and the Grade 7s at the picnic tables. Please go through all of the information posted on our website and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Microwaves and recycling will not be available for student use so pack lunches accordingly.  We are recommending a “boomerang lunch”. A boomerang lunch is a lunch that has every piece of it returned to its source. In other words, everything for lunch goes back home at the end of the day. No matter if it is leftover food, containers, recyclables or garbage, it all goes back.

Thank you for your partnership in education. Our staff and administration look forward to a great year for your child.


Rod Armstrong