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Parent Resources

Welcome to the parent resources page!  Please check back often as the content on this page will change.

Parents play an important role in shaping the way their children view learning. As a parent, you understand more than anyone else how your child learns and processes information.  The very best resource you have as a parent to support your child's learning is your child's teacher.  Ask questions, be involved in the school, and take an interest in what your child is learning.  Here are a few links to resources that you may find useful.

Alberta Learning - My Child's Learning


Raz Kids



Edmonton Public Library


Second Language Learning

Rutherford students are academically and culturally enriched through learning French as a Second Language.  

Our parents and teachers value a second language education as a priceless gift we can give our children.  Learning a second language enhances academic achievement and opens a world of opportunities.

Through our second language programs, students study and celebrate different cultural traditions and gain an understanding of their global community.  

Benefits of Second Language Education

Research shows that the benefits of learning in a second language go far beyond the ability to communicate in another language. 

Students in second language programs:

  • Achieve as well as, and often higher than, other students in subject areas such as reading, language and math.
  • Develop stronger problem-solving and higher level thinking skills
  • Strengthen their first language skills in areas of reading, English vocabulary, and communication skills.
  • Display greater cultural sensitivity and cross cultural skills.