Year in Review 2015 - 2016

As we look at our year in review, we have far too many accomplishments to list! Staff and students were engaged in a full year of learning, Mrs. De boer provided art instruction. Our Maskwacis Wahkotowin Liaison, Mrs. Geraldine Hill organized and demonstrated; drumming, dancing, beading and art classes for students.

Mrs. Maclure and Ms. Fleck once again provided a wonderful music program to those parents and students interested in piano, guitar and violin. It was definitely a very successful year.

We were able to provide students with multiple learning opportunities and events such as the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Alberta Opera, Alberta Farm Safety, Agriculture for Life, and the annual Track and Field Day. Year end field trips were great in both learning and fun aspects.

We conclude a successful year of teacher collaboration with the focus of improving our understanding of Response to Intervention in Literacy and Numeracy.

Our students participated in many physical activities: Rod Drebert Meet, Terry Fox Run, 2 days of skiing at Rabbit Hill and Swimming lessons at the Manluk Centre.

Our noon hour clubs were a success! Thank you to all of the staff here at Falun School for providing those activities as well as to students for participation!

I will continue with my current role as Principal. Ms. Ruff will continue in her role as Learning Support Teacher and Learning Commons Teacher.

 We unfortunately have some staff departures and goodbye’s to people who will be truly missed. We wish much success to Mr. Lewis, Mrs. Robins, and Mrs. Gist in their future endeavors and extend our deepest gratitude for all of their hard work and dedication throughout their careers here in WRPS and our school. A list of teacher and staff assignments follows:

ECS -                           Sara Yazdani - This is a shared position with Lakedell School to create a full time position.

Grade 1/2 -                  Miss. Nichole Cartier

Grade 2/3 -                  Mrs. Brittany Kaiser

                                    Miss Dannette Cartier (Social and Music)

Grade 3/4 -                  Mrs. Nicole Liddle                 

Grade 4/5-                   Ms. Cheryl Meyer

Grade 5/6 -                  Miss. Dannette Cartier

                                   Mrs. Brittany Kaiser (Math)

All Grades                    Mr. Kristien Holtby (for teacher prep time grades 1 – 6) and collaboration

LST/LC                         Ms. Michele Ruff all grades all students

Admin Assistant            Mrs. Cindy Labrie

Custodian                    Mrs. Rose Jowsey

Education Assistants   Mrs. Cathy Dansereau, Holly Schnell, Hilary Fairbridge, Jeanet deBoer

Family School Liaison Worker-          Mrs. Kandice Wynia

Maskwacis Wahkotowin Liaison –     Mrs. Geraldine Hill


I extend my warmest wishes to all for a safe and happy summer. Remember: Rise and shine, its beach time…suntanned toes!

The school will be open for 2016 – 2017 registration on September 1st and 2nd from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. See you in September!

Basketball Courts and SEARIC Grant

A huge thanks to Friends of Falun School, Ben Gingrich, and Dave Bunney. Through the support of all parents and community members, the basketball court/activity was poured last year. Many thanks to Ben Gingrich for donating his time and his skills to make the backboards. Dave Bunney kindly donated his welding skills to complete the project by welding the backboards to the posts. Last, but by no means least, a donation of soccer/basketballs for each grade were provided by Warnke Drilling! The students and staff at Falun School extend our greatest thanks to everyone involved. It is awesome to see the dedication and support of so many people interested in creating fantastic opportunities and experiences for our youth!


Once again, we have been blessed with another grant from the Society for the Education and Assistance of Rural Indian Children (SEARIC). We gratefully and graciously received our third donation in the amount of $5000.00 in March of this year. The funds allow us to continue to run the Breakfast Cart Program for the remainder of this school year and the 2016—2017 School Year as well. Stainless steel forks and spoons were also purchased from the funds and students will have the opportunity to use these in the breakfast program, Meals by Moms hot lunch days and regular lunch requirements where needed.


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