School Events: An Argyll Advantage!
Argyll Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge campuses will hold an open house on the
evening of May 14 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Come and learn more about Argyll and find out
what program is best for you! Join us online if you can't join us onsite!
Please use this form to register for one of our Open Houses.
teachers, parents and support staff share their learning with others. This is an invitation to parents and
students to consider writing a post for our blog. Check our website, Learning @ Argyll to see recent posts.
Consequently it will represent a diverse group of learner voices: students, teachers, parents and support staff. Feel
free to share this project with other learners at Argyll, as anyone in our Argyll community, including parents, may
apply to share their story, by filling out the form: Invitation to Contribute. We also encourage you to read
(and comment) on the posts throughout the year.Consider submitting a reflection based on the prompt,
"What did you learn today?"Share recent or past experiences related to learning of any kind. This may be an
interesting event, a new experience, academic learning, recreational skills, travel, a new book, observations...
you get the idea. Your reflection should be no more than 250 words with a short, 140 character biography and a title.
Please include a photograph related to your topic.
Exciting news for families who have registered on the scheduler to receive butterfly larvae - they have been
delivered to Argyll Centre Edmonton.
Please come and pick them up any day between 8:30 and 4:00 in room 14. You will be provided with instructions
on how to care for the larvae as it develops into a butterfly.
All students who are observing and caring for these fascinating little creatures are invited to participate in
our 'Butterfly Forum' online. Students can post their observations, ask questions, respond to others and include
pictures as we learn together. A link will be provided when you pick up your larvae.
NLC Friday morning Fun Swims
(swimming lessons available with Arnika for an additional fee for those that request it)
Free to NLC members (Non- members $20/family)
Please note: City of Edmonton Aquatic Visitors: As of March 15, 2013. The caregiver to bather ratio will
be set at one caregiver to every three bathers under the age of eight. The minimum age of a caregiver
allowed in a facility to supervise "under 8" bathers, will be set at 15 years of age.
Within Arms Reach - The distance that is established as safe at all facilities is "within arms reach". The caregiver
must remain within arms reach of all children in their direct care while inside the aquatic environment,
including on the pool deck.
Caregiver responsibility - The statement used to describe the positioning of a caregiver is "Active and Wet"
while the child is in the water. The caregiver's responsibility also extends to all areas of the aquatic environment
including the deck, pool amenities (i.e. diving boards and slides) and change rooms.
Arnika, swimming instructor with Edmonton Pools and a gr 12 Argyll student still has room for
semi private and private swim lessons at the Terwillegar pool in May.
Cost $10/lesson private 20 min lesson and $4.50 /20 min. 2 -3 in group lesson.
May 3 Terwillegar Community Rec Centre 2051 Leger Road 10:30 - 12 noon
May 10 Terwillegar Community Rec Centre 2051 Leger Road 10:30 - 12 noon
May 17 Terwillegar Community Rec Centre 2051 Leger Road 10:30 - 12 noon
May 24 Terwillegar Community Rec Centre 2051 Leger Road 10:30 - 12 noon
May 31 Terwillegar Community Rec Centre 2051 Leger Road 10:30 - 12 noon
NLC Friday Afternoon Games Day
1:30 - 4:00 pm at Argyll Centre Terrace Heights campus
May: Carpentry and woodworking month bring you hammer and your dad or grandpa (or mom or grandma!)
and some pieces of wood and let's try our hand at wood working
May 25 - Pet day! Bring your pet to 'show and tell'
May 31 - Grand Finale;Show and Share
Pot Luck snacks and play on the playground. Maybe games if anyone wants to help organize.
Balloons and Face Painting
Current Events Open for Registration:
Register (if applicable) on the event scheduler in our gated-learning community on the parent tab
May 14, 2013 - Open House
May 16, 2013 - Skills Canada Provinicial Competition
An Argyll Advantage: Argyll hosts events both onsite and online for parents and students
across our beautiful province!
These events are designed to support blended, parent-directed and teacher-directed students to
enhance their learning across the curriculum and across grades. They are presented as enrichment
opportunities for skill improvement and to develop relationships with teaching staff and other Argyll
students. Students from out of town are certainly welcome to attend any event anywhere.
Our online events are designed to ensure that all Argyll students have access to learning programs no
matter where they live. These online programs are offered in addition to our teacher instruction. Many
are designed as virtual field trips and present resources to students and parents to enhance our
learning partnerships and support student learning across the curriculum.
An Argyll Advantage: The Argyll Science Fair: choices to celebrate student success in Science
Argyll Centre students have a long history of participating and celebrating success at science fairs
across our province, online, nationally and internationally. At this link you will see samples of student work,
and stories of their successes. Argyll Centre has a unique science fair preparation site with learning materials,
access to step by step guides to successfully prepare a student to present science research. This is a signature
feature of our services we offer students and parents in both teacher-directed and student-directed programs.
We have a coaching program in place in our Live Online program and for other students who are not part of this
program to support students to success. Please see this recording of some exemplars from our most
recent Cyber science fair.
An Argyll Advantage: Argyll Centre: Student Celebrations of Learning: grades 1-9 Live Online
A signature and unique characteristic of our Live Online program is that students build a portfolio of there
student learning over the year and share their learning at student celebrations of learning. This event
is part of the student assessment for, of and as learning that is used to support students' continuous growth.
See how capable our division one students are in showing their learning in our June Celebration of Learning .
Argyll's programs to support division 1 students at a distance is another Argyll Advantage!
An Argyll Advantage: Student and Parent Orientations - Onsite and Online!
During our first week of school in September Argyll hosts student learning orientations and parent
orientations. These orientations are part of the activities in our Week of Welcome (WOW week). Orientations
are held both onsite and online. Students and parents are oriented to
- academic programs,
- education technology,
- resources to support learning,
- supports in preparing education plans in our parent directed program
Click here to see the details for Site Based Programming which provides home based learners and
home school families opportunities for educational support. The site based second language instruction
and Art Live Jr. High are provided as an alternative to online delivery assuring that grade level curriculum
objectives are addressed. All other site based programs support teacher-directed subjects but do not
assure all curriculum objectives are covered. These are presented as enrichment opportunities for skill
improvement and develop relationships with teaching staff and other Argyll students.
Onsite programs are available to students in ALL PROGRAMS - Parent Directed, Blended and Teacher
Directed. Students from out of town are certainly welcome to attend.
To help us with our space planning and staffing registration for these programs is available in our
online registration. Please complete this at the time of registration. These programs run on a cost
recovery basis and depend on the requisite number of students to be financially viable.
In addition to these regularly scheduled onsite classes mentioned above this is a sample of additional
field trips and events offered in this current year:
Other events available to any student across the province
Various kinds of enrichment classes/programs are offered throughout the year. Based on parent
survey feedback, student learning needs, and demographics, programs are planned in advance of the
academic year. We continue to add events throughout the year as needs are identifed. Often programs
offered by our community partners are appropriate for our students and we keep you informed of these
events too. These programs are advertised on the Argyll parent scheduler, available to all Argyll parents in
our gated learning community: MyLocker. If there is a charge to the event and to facilitate fees payment
parents register online and the fees are deducted from the parent account. Parent accounts are automatically
updated on this tab. These events are continuously updated throughout the year so it is important to include
this page as part of your regular visits to our online community. These programs run on a cost recovery basis
and depend on the requisite number of students to be financially viable.
- Examples of online enrichment classes/events offered to all students across the province
- Science: Argyll Cyber Science Fair - grades 1-12 February
- Students receive online coaching and face to face coaching to prepare for this event
- Grades 1-12 students eligible to continue to virtual, regional, Canadian, and international
science fairs are coached for success
- Student writing classes grades 1-9: using the 6 Traits of Writing framework students are taught
writing skills in 8 styles of writing
- Preparation and review classes for Highest Level of Achievment Testing to assess literacy skills
for students in grades 1-9
- Student art classes: CreArt-IT grades 1-9 (see a celebration of Argyll student
work under our parent-directed tab and on the walls at our Edmonton campus) - open to all
- Students music classes: students learn theory, about types of music and composers, and play
their instruments. This year we hosted a concert. Next year we will be using recorders as part of
this program. Open to division 2 students.
- Reviews and preparation for Provincial Achievement Tests in grades 3,6,9 and High School diploma exams
- Science: Argyll Cyber Science Fair - grades 1-12 February
- Examples of site -based programs offered in Calgary
An Argyll Advantage: Offline Fridays grades 1-3 Live Online is offered to support social skill development
for our division one students. This program is available onsite in Calgary to all students in these grades and
highly encouraged as part of the Live Online program.
In addition Argyll teachers identify events for our students and families hosted by our community partners
which adressed Alberta Program of Studies' learning objectives. Where appropriate, Argyll teachers attended
the event, and preparation for some programs was done in advance as part of our teacher instructed programs
and were followed up afterwards in class time. All parent directed students are welcome to participate in
these events. These events are advertised in School News in schoolzone, our facebook page, on the scheduler
and by the teachers during class time. Students from out of town are certainly welcome to attend.
Field trips are hosted locations in Calgary such as:
- The Science Centre
- Leighton centre
- Fort Calgary
- The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra community concerts
- Glenbow Museum
- Heritage Park
- Examples of site based prgrams offered in Lethbridge and Medicine Hat