International Women's Day: March 8 is International Women's Day (IWD). The theme for this year is #BeBoldForChange. There are lots of excellent resources and ideas to be found on the IWD website at https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Resources . I would like to give a special shout out to our Unifor 52A Women's Committee for organizing the t-shirt campaign for our staff. All proceeds are going to the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters.
Substitute Appreciation Week: The week of March 13-17 marks Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week. Substitute teachers are so vital for our schools' ability to be able to provide uninterrupted excellent learning experiences for our students. Please take the time this week to thank a substitute teacher for their flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to serve our students.
Numeracy Week: Edmonton Catholic Schools is thrilled to host our 3rd Annual Numeracy Week from March 13-17. As educators, we know the fundamental importance that literacy and numeracy have for all learning, and indeed to life itself. Numeracy Week is an opportunity to bring special awareness to the importance of numeracy skills in all subject areas, not just in math class! Teachers will receive daily emails, starting on March 6, which will contain innovative connections, activities, and ideas. Numeracy Week is so much more than everyone's favorite, Pi Day!
Kindergarten Calculator: Check out our neat new tool to help families determine when their children can start kindergarten. When you input a child's birthday, it gives you the year that they could start this program. It can be found at http://parent.ecsd.net/kindergarten/ .