Happy Spring!! I almost forgot that we are still in the winter season.
We have been very fortunate with our windy, mild weather in southern
Alberta. We are fortunate, at Paterson, because students still have
the opportunity to go outside and get some fresh air during our noon
time. We have so many things going on at Paterson presently.
The Paterson Production of Annie Jr. is fast approaching. The dates
of the performances are February 13-15 at the Sterndale Bennett
Theatre. Involved students have been working very hard on this and I
am sure it will be a huge success. Thanks to all the staff and
especially Mr. Leavitt that have put so much time and effort into
making this production the success I know it will be.
The LSAA basketball playoff week is fast approaching. It runs the
week of February 13 th . Good luck to our rep boys’ and girls’ team who
will be competing in that week. Our basketball season has
experienced great success in developing our players. Thanks to all
the staff, students and parents who commit their time to making the
program as strong as it is. Thanks!
Our grade 8 french immersion students are off to Quebec on February
2 nd and will return on the 7 th . We wish all staff, students and parents
safe travels as they embark on this exciting journey. This trip
provides our school community with great experiences.
Report period 2 comes to an end on March 2 nd . Term 3 options begin
on March 5 th . It is important to always make sure you are
communicating with your child’s teacher if you have questions about
If you ever have questions about things that are going on at Paterson,
please do not hesitate to contact us at the school.
Mr. J. Kerr
February 2012 Newsletter
February 2012 Newsletter
February is here and what a better time to talk about
friendship. Parents as you talk to your child about
healthy relationships, encourage your child to :
Talk- to others about his/her interests
Listen to what each other have to say.
Praise each other for what he/she does well
Use manners- saying please and thank you
Be helpful- do things for your friends without keeping
track of what they have done for you.
Be honest about each others feelings
Handle Conflict. Be clear about what you want and
how you will compromise
Friendship does not include bragging about yourself,
talking behind someone’s back, or putting someone
down. For more information, go to:
Eating Disorder Awareness Week: February 5-11
Eating disorders are characterized by a preoccupation
with food that interferes with life and keeps children
from enjoying life and moving forward. Children
learn attitudes towards food and weight at a very
young age, so make a positive difference in your
child’s life. Here are some tips to help prevent eating
Give children healthy choices
Emphasize positive aspects of healthy eating
Teach children that their worth is not related to
how they look
Encourage children to take responsibility for their
Do not use food as a reward or punishment
Be aware of advertising and toys aimed at children
Make family meals a peaceful time
For more information on eating disorders, visit
www.nedic.ca or call Community Mental Health
at (403) 381-5260.
Get Healthy and Celebrate Heart Month!
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation,
“families who eat nutritious food together, are
physically active together, and live smoke-free
lives are well on their way to reducing their risk of
heart disease and stroke.”
Without a balanced, nutritious diet and regular
physical activity, children can gain weight and
harm their heart health. Studies show that children
who are obese are more likely to remain
obese, leading to serious risk factors for heart
disease and stroke. They may be prone to developing
high blood pressure or Type 2 diabetes.
Here are some helpful hints to encourage hearthealthy
habits in your children and in yourself:
Eat nutritious, balanced meals and snacks
Make sure children are getting 60 minutes of
physical activity every day
Talk to your children about how tobacco use can
effect their health
To find out how to improve your families heart
health visit www.heartandstroke.com
School Fees are Due and Payable.
letters for unpaid fees will be coming from the
Board Office in March or April
Please ensure that your fees are paid as soon as
possible to avoid these notices.
Parent Teacher Conferences
will be held on
Thursday, March 15, 2012 and Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012 Interview Times will
be from 3:00-7:45
Friday, March 16, 2011 Interview Times will be
On line Booking will be available beginning Monday, March 5, 2012
You can login now and set up your parent account so that you can make
your own appointments at that time. If you have any questions please
contact the school at 403-329-0125
Gilbert Paterson School
Fancy a trip to Calgary to see a play
Thursday, April 26 th , 2012
Sign up on the Drama Studio door for the play at Theatre
Cost is $60.00/student and includes your admission, and the
cost of the motor-coach provided by National Coachlines.
LSAA playoff week is fast approaching. It runs the week
of February 13 th . Coaches will be in contact with players
and parents as to when they will be playing and where.
Good luck to our Tiger basketball teams during playoff
Badminton tryouts will begin for all grade levels and
genders the week of February 27 th . More information to
Another way to be beautiful!
Recycle your personal care or beauty product packaging
at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre.
Packaging will be recycled into fun and innovative products such as
park benches or trash cans. Each package received will contribute
$0.02 to Nature Centre initiatives.
Cosmetics Soaps and Lotions Hair and Nails
Lipliner pencils Face soap dispensers Shampoo bottles
Chapstick tubes Face soap tubes Conditioner bottles
Mascara tubes Face lotion bottles Hair gel tubes
Eye shadow cases Face lotion jars Hair paste jars
Eyeshadow tubes Hand lotion tubes Nail polish bottles
Eyeliner pencils Lotion dispensers Nail polish remover bottles
Eyeliner cases Lotion bottles
Concealer tubes Lotion tubes
Concealer sticks Body wash containers
Foundation packaging Soap tubes
Powder cases Soap dispensers
Bronzer cases Shaving foam tubes
Join our effort to reduce the impact of waste on our planet
Ph: 403-320-3064 HSNC@lethbridge.ca www.lethbridge.ca/hsnc