Our School

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"Learning to read is our focus, Loving to read is our goal"

Crossfield Elementary School serves 325 students from Kindergarten to Grade 5 from in and around the Town of Crossfield. Our school has a warm and inviting atmosphere where all learners; students, teachers, parents and community are encouraged to achieve personal success. At Crossfield Elementary School “we are caring, sharing and learning together” through a focus on life long learning with high expectations for all. The driving force within our school is our motto “Learning to Read is Our Focus – Loving to Read is Our Goal” which is embossed on the windows of our school.

Foundation Statements:

Vision: To have a safe and caring environment where all learners are empowered to achieve personal success.

Mission: Supportive relationships will serve as the foundation for relevant and connected learning opportunities with high expectations for all.

Motto: Learning to read is our focus, Loving to read is our goal

Unique Features of our school include:

Excellence in Professional Learning: facilitated coaching model, peer mentoring, embedded professional learning, action research, ILT (Instructional Leadership Team)

Warm, inviting atmosphere: guest speakers, performers, internal and external contractors, and visitors comment on the positive and gentle nature of our school.

Positive and collaborative relationships: our school community works together to plan schoolwide events, share in student celebrations, address needs of our school

Student Leadership Groups:

- Kindergarten are our community ambassadors visiting our seniors and local businesses

- Grade 1 pride themselves on keeping our school environment clean

- Grade 2 are diligent with paper recycling striving to help our forests

- Grade 3 media team makes weekly announcements and photographs school events

- Grade 4 works hard to ensure beverage containers are recycled

- Grade 5 are our mentors and role models monitoring cross walks through the AMA patrol program and assisting as lunch buddies in grade 1 and 2 classrooms

- Peer mentoring: cross grade groups work together to create technology projects, practice reading, reinforce the leadership focus grade to grade, etc

Strong Literacy Focus: Annual Story Week, Home reading program, extensive classroom libraries, Resource Assistant and Parent volunteer literacy assistance for students

Committed Parent Community: dedicated volunteers, strong home involvement, active communication

Safe and Caring environment: implementation of Leader in Me program for students and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People for staff. Staff and students model virtuous behaviours.

Environmentally focused: Annual ECO week, beverage container recycling, paper recycling, “Lights Out Fridays”

How do we define success for our students?

Success is being aware of students’ needs and removing obstacles so that all students are available for learning. Having high expectations for all students and staff, being deliberate in instruction, and using assessment to improve student learning and teacher performance results in 21st century learners who are effective, resilient citizens, actively engaged in their learning.

What makes our school good and how do we know?

The positive relationships between staff, students, parents and community make our school a wonderful and inviting place to be. With our students at the center of every decision, through every professional learning opportunity, and every pedagogical conversation we are successful in creating a vibrant, engaging learning atmosphere, focused on meeting the needs of the whole-child, preparing them for a future we can only imagine. Our school results from Alberta Education’s Accountability Pillar indicate strong satisfaction from parents, students and teachers, consistently exceeding the provincial average.

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