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November/December

​Learning is in full swing here at Chris Akkerman! The past two months have been busy and we are excited to continue this business for the next two months. The focus is always on teaching and learning and we have established our goals for our School Development Plan for the 2019 – 2020 school year. We will be focusing on improving reading comprehension skills in ELA, problem-solving skills in Mathematics and building connections to improve student well-being. These goals will be the focus of our professional learning and the work done during our professional learning communities on Friday afternoons. As a staff, we will regularly reflect on our goals and student evidence of learning to track and monitor our progress.
Many important events are coming up prior to our winter break. Please refer to the school calendar to ensure you are aware of all these events. Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up on November 7 and 8. These are an excellent opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss their learning. Teachers will be prepared with evidence of learning to discuss and review with you. As in the past, appointments are booked using your MyCBEAccount. Please contact the office if you need support with this. Bookings begin on November 4.
We had our first school council meeting in September and were amazed by the turn out and success. We established a new council and are excited to work together this year. All meetings are on the last Monday of the month @ 6:30 pm. We meet in the Learning Commons and encourage all families to attend. The meeting will be on November 25 and there will not be a meeting in December.
Mrs. Costinak is busy preparing for our Grade 3 – 5 winter musical. The dates for these are December 4 and 5 and more information will continue to be shared throughout November. For your information, the following classes will perform on the following evenings: 
- Wednesday, December 4 – Mastin, Betcher, Depew, Cochlin, Bates, Vonka
- Thursday, December 5 – Szczepanski, Hockin, Korolis, Fensom, Peniuk, Fontanne
The last day of classes for students will be on December 19 and they return to school on January 6, 2020. While that seems far away, it’ll be here before we know it. We appreciate all of your support for our wonderful school community. It is our pleasure to work with your students each and every day.
Derek Siakaluk
Principal​
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Hello families! Please stop by the front office and place a marker on the world map to indicate where your family originates from. We'd love to see you during Parent Conferences on Thursday night and Friday morning!

Thanks to all families and staff for a great first week of School! Please mark your calendar for our first parent council meeting on September 23rd at 6:30 pm. All parents are 😃welcome!

Kindergarten Orientation is tonight (June 13th) at 6:30pm. If your child has been accepted into Kindergarten at Chris Akkerman School for the 2019-20 school year, then you should attend this meeting. https://t.co/kFbpRuYxCs

The annual McCarthy's TLC Focus Week held at the Calgary McCarthy’s location (5911 3rd St S.E.) is from June 11 - 15th. This is where you purchase your Traditional Learning Centre uniform. Be uniform ready! See attached flyer for more information. https://t.co/Sq7RK7q4sx

Our School Council meeting is today, May 27th at 6:30 pm. This is one great way to have a voice in your child's education. Parents, please join us. https://t.co/OrUWAWe8ww

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Chris Akkerman School

5004 Marbank Dr NE Calgary, AB, T2A 3J6
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School Contacts

Principal
Mr Derek Siakaluk
Assistant Principal
Ms Debbie Bauman
Education Director
Ms Lori Pritchard
Trustee
Marilyn Dennis

School Information

Grades
K-05
Enrolment
638
Programs
Traditional Learning Centre (TLC)
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School Hours

Morning Start
7:50 AM
Dismissal
2:35 PM
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