Children’s home in Calgary’s Ridgeview neighbourhood suffers major renovations
Kids are learning to cope in a new home with a new teacher, new parents and a new environment.
In Ridgeview, a neighbourhood on the city’s west side, that means more learning opportunities for kids.article source The Associated Press title Parents have to choose between home and school for their children in Calgary, report says article Parents are scrambling to find a new school in a neighbourhood where many say they have little choice.
The neighbourhood, on the north side of Calgary, has seen a string of major renovations over the past year.
Now, new school board members are deciding how to proceed, with a report from the Calgary Herald finding many parents are choosing between home or school.article sources The Associated News article Parents in Ridgeview are deciding whether to return to school or move to the neighbourhood’s new school.
In Ridgeview where residents say they do not have a choice in where to send their children, many parents have been forced to choose the neighbourhood school or their children.
“My daughter was really hurt and hurt by what happened.
I just couldn’t deal with that,” said Debbie Saines, who has two kids in the neighbourhood.
The new school is located at 675 Ridgeview Road in Ridgefield.
Many parents in Ridgeland say they are having a hard time choosing between their children and going to school.
A number of them are considering moving to the Ridgeview school.
“I don’t want to move, and I don’t know how I’m going to get there, and we have to see what happens with the school, but I’m afraid we’re going to have to move,” said Sainse.
More than 70 families live in Ridge View, where most live in the city.
It’s a mixed neighbourhood of seniors and children from the inner-ring of Calgary.
At a recent meeting of Ridgeview parents, they agreed to an extension of the contract until at least 2019.
The new contract will pay parents an extra $1,000 per child for the first year of their children’s schooling, up to $6,500 in 2019 and another $1.5,000 each year for the next five years.
Ridgeview has one of the lowest rates of education attainment in the province.
As the new school opens, parents are being asked to take extra time to prepare for the new environment and the new curriculum.
“The new curriculum is a big change,” said Sharon Taylor, a mother who lives in Ridgeville.
She says she has seen changes in the curriculum and her children have noticed some of the new activities.
“They’re going back to doing their things.
The first year they had to do a lot of the activities that are new.
I think that’s kind of a big deal.”
She says the curriculum is changing for some students.
“When they were first learning, they were trying to do things on their own and it’s kind to the point that we’re not going to be able to do those things,” she said.
“The new program has made learning fun for them and it is the most fun I’ve ever had in my life.”
Taylor says the new program includes a new program called the BIC, which is designed to teach basic math skills.
“It’s a lot more focused on science and it has a lot to do with math,” she explained.
For parents, the changes are a relief.
“If you’re like me and you’ve got a lot going on, you can’t go back to your old home and do that,” Sainses said.
With files from The Associated, The Calgary Herald and CBC Calgary