Category Archives: Parent Blog

A Neighbourhood Renewal Update

On March 21st the City of Edmonton held a workshop for the Strathcona neighbourhood renewal. This was different from the information sessions that the city often runs, as it was a hands-on workshop with various members of the city departments. … Continue reading

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Spring Break Activity – Build a Printable Neighbourhood

With Spring Break less than a week away, you may be looking for a fun activity to keep the kids busy. How about building an entire printable neighbourhood? Vivint (the home security company), has a really neat blog that has … Continue reading

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Learning to Read at King Edward

Eileen Rygus Principal King Edward Elementary School Every morning, in every classroom, you will find students at KEE pouring over books.  Teaching students to read and enjoy books is a priority for every teacher at our school.  You will find “Word Walls” in … Continue reading

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Helping Your Child Choose the Right Book

Eileen Rygus Principal King Edward Elementary School Cover Information: Some books have a reading level printed on the front or back cover.  RL 2.4 would mean that this book could be read independently by most students at mid grade 2 … Continue reading

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Yoga After School on Thursdays

Looking for a fun, healthy activity for kids on early-dismissal Thursdays? Yogi Kids will be running another Yoga class starting March 8th, from 3-4 pm at the Strathcona Community League Hall. All the information is below: WHAT IS KIDS YOGA? … Continue reading

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Input Needed for Neighbourhood Renewal Safety Features

The Strathcona neighbourhood will be undergoing Neighbourhood Renewal in 2019, 2020 and 2021 (they’re breaking it up into 3 years, with each section taking roughly a year). Previously the city would come up and replace like-for-like; a sidewalk is replaced … Continue reading

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Reading With Your Child – Paired Reading

Eileen Rygus Principal King Edward Elementary School Paired reading can help your child become a more fluent reader and can also help your child better understand and remember what (s)he is reading.  It also demonstrates that reading is an important … Continue reading

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