October Update

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. Did you know scientists Albert Einstein, Louis Pasteur and author Agatha Christie had a learning disability? Steven Spielberg, Whoopi Goldberg and scores of other such varied and talented people have shared their stories of living with a learning disability.   Many who learn differently become very successful and inspiring individuals. At ReThink, we want to help your child optimize his or her learning potential and pursue personal interests and dreams.

The ReThink team will have the final proposal ready to submit to Alberta Education by November 1st. The need and support for the school is certainly high based on parent and community input.

Parent signatures are still required to be included with the proposal. The more signatures we collect, the more solidly we can show the Minister of Education that Calgary parents who have a child with a learning disability want and need this charter school. Parents – please advocate for your child: ReThink is one way to do so.

Statement of Intention Forms are available on the website’s ‘Eligibility’ section.  Note: Signing and returning this form shows you are interested in ReThink for your child. It does not indicate enrolment. Your signature will help make this school a reality, helping your family and countless other families as well.

Meeting: Saturday, October 10th at Signal Hill Library at 1:00PM. We will have forms available to sign at the meeting.

We appreciate all the support via online interest, phone calls and your attendance at the meetings. With your support, I am confident we can offer ReThink Charter Academy to children with learning disabilities in Calgary.


Gloria Zakariasen

If you have kids who are struggling with dyslexia, the greatest gift you can give them is the sense that nothing is unattainable. With dyslexia comes a very great gift, which is the way that your mind can think creatively.” —Child Mind Institute

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