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October 11
CHS Weekly Update October 14-18

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Here are your updates for the week of October 14-18

  • Please note that there is no school on Monday, October 14 in observation of Thanksgiving.
  • On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, room 7 will be going to Museum School.  Please ensure that your child arrives at school on time, dressed for the weather and with a full lunch and snack.
  • The Davidson Apple fundraiser campaign is now closed.  Apples can be picked up from the school on October 25 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm.  Thank you to the parent volunteers who have offered to be at the school to help facilitate the pick up.
  • Unfortunately, the meeting planned to review our draft 2019-20 School Development Plan was cancelled due to a medical emergency in my family.  The meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 23 at 5:00 pm in our Learning Commons.  At this meeting, we will review out 2018-19 school results, share a draft of our 2019-20 school development plan as well as gather feedback on the 2019-20 school development plan.
  • Popcorn Day #1 will take place on Thursday October 17.  If you would like to order popcorn, please log into Healthy Hunger to do so.  Please remember that this is an optional fundraiser and there is no obligation to order.  The cut-off for ordering for the first popcorn day is this Saturday, October 12 @ midnight.  If you are interested in helping, sort and deliver popcorn to classrooms, please sign up here.
  • Rooms 3 (Ms. McLaughlin), 4 (Ms. Hager), and 27 (Mrs. Dunlop) will be hosting an assembly on Friday, October 18 at 10:00 am.  Parents of students in these rooms are welcome to attend.

 

Thanks and have a great long weekend.

Ms. Pelling

 

October 04
CHS Weekly Update October 7-11

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Here are your updates for the week of October 7-11

  • Tuesday, October 8, rooms 1, 2, 9 & 10 are going to the Leighton Center.  Please ensure that your child arrives at school on time, dressed for the weather and with a full lunch and snack.
  • If your child stays for lunch, please ensure that you log into your My CBE/PowerSchool account to register and pay for this service.  Supervision over the lunch period is a fee for service program and students must be registered to participate. 
  • The Davidson Apple fundraiser campaign has been extended.  The final date for ordering will be this Thursday, October 10.  Apples will be delivered to CHS on October 25 and pick-up times will be announced closer to that date.  Please note that participation in all fundraising is optional and you should feel no obligation to purchase anything.
  • Please join us this Wednesday, October 9 in our Learning Commons to share your feedback about our draft school development plan.  At this meeting, we will review out 2018-19 school results, share a draft of our 2019-20 school development plan as well as gather feedback on the 2019-20 school development plan.
  • Friday, October 11 is a non-instructional day for students

 

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Ms. Pelling

 

September 27
CHS Weekly Update September 30-October 4

 Dear Parents and Guardians,

Here are your updates for the week of September 30 – October 3.

  • On Monday, September 30, Coventry Hills School will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day with an assembly at 10:00. Students are welcome to wear an Orange Shirt.  Orange Shirt Day is not a day of celebration, but a day to recognize the experiences of survivors of Indian residential schools, honour them, and show a collective commitment to ensure that Every Child Matters.  It is an opportunity to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.  Given that all students attend this assembly, our gym will be at capacity and we cannot open it to other guests.
  • The Admazing Coupon Book fundraising event will continue until Monday, September 30.  Please ensure that you put all identifying information on the envelope when you return it to school so that the books can be distributed to those who ordered.
  • Order forms for the CHEFS Davidson Apples Fundraiser were sent home yesterday.  Orders are due by October 4.  Please note that payment can be made by cheque or e-transfer and no cash will be accepted.
  • Picture Day is Thursday, October 3. 
  • PM kindergarten attends this Friday October 4.
  • Now that the cool weather has arrived, please ensure that your child is dressed for the weather.  We go out for recess every day, even when it is cold, wet or snowy.
  • We have had a number of questions recently about accessing information and paying fees through the PowerSchool Mobile App.  The PowerSchool/My CBE Public web page (https://sis.cbe.ab.ca/public/home.html) is used for accessing Fees, Service Registrations, Forms, and School Conferences.  The PowerSchool Mobile App cannot be used for these applications.

 

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Ms. Pelling

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September 20
CHS Weekly Update September 23-27

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Here is your update for the week of September 23-27. 

  • Thanks to all who were able to join us for our back to school barbeque and Meet the Teacher evening.  We had a wonderful turn out and teachers were pleased to meet the families of their students.
  • Our first fun lunch of the school year will take place this Thursday, September 26.  If you would like your child to participate in the optional event, please log onto Healthy Hunger to order by today at midnight.
  • The Admazing Coupon Book fundraising event will continue until September 30.  Please ensure that you put all identifying information on the envelope when you return it to school so that the books can be distributed to those who ordered.
  • We have had a number of people asking about fees.  We are in the process of adding the fees for school events and field trips into PowerSchool.  We will notify you when this has been completed so that you can log on and pay.  Noon supervision and bussing registration are ongoing and can be completed at your earliest convenience.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Ms. Pelling​

September 06
Weekly Update September 9-13

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are off to another great school year at Coventry Hills School. Each week I will email you with important information and updates. The majority of our communication is through this weekly format and the only paper communication you will receive will be items that require a signature. We have a website, where you will find up to date information as well as links to teacher blogs (Teaching and Learning tab, then Classes and Departments). The link to our website is: http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/coventryhills/Pages/default.aspx

It is important to check the classroom blogs each day to get updates about what is happening in your child's classroom.

1.     This Thursday, September 12 at 5:30 we would like to invite parents and guardians of students with severe allergies or medical concerns to join us for a meeting the learning commons where we will discuss how we support these students.

2.     Thursday, September 12 at 6:30, we would like to invite parents and guardians to our learning commons to join us for our first council meeting of the year.  Council is a great way to get involved at the school.

3.     We would like to inform all of our new parents and remind our returning parents that Coventry Hills School does not allow food sharing (birthday treats, candy, shared lunches etc.) in order to keep all children safe. Students should only eat food that they have brought from home.  Please talk to your child about this as many are accustomed to sharing food.

4.     Please do not send in “birthday treats” (food or non-food). We do celebrate birthdays by calling students down to the office to receive a “birthday pencil”, which is a very exciting tradition at Coventry Hills School.

5.     If you have students in grades one through three, please consider using the Hug and Go in front of the school in the morning to drop off your child(ren). You can pull up to the curb where someone will assist your child in exiting the vehicle. This is an easy and convenient way to reduce the traffic and parking problem around the school.  Hug and Go runs during supervision time in the morning from 8:55 – 9:10.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Mrs. Pelling

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August 26
Back to School Information 2019-20

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year.  We are busy preparing for the coming year and look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, September 3.  Here is some important information to review before the first day of school.

Class/teacher assignments will be emailed out via School Messenger on the long weekend prior to the start of classes on September 3.  Instructions about when and where to meet the teachers will be included in the email. 

o   If you are the parent of a kindergarten student, please note that our kindergarten class lists will change over the first two days and the final teacher assignment for kindergarten classes will not be confirmed until the evening of September 5. These changes will reflect our efforts to ensure that classes are well balanced, and provide students with the best possible learning environment.  We thank you in advance for your patience as we work diligently to make the final lists.

o   Kindergarten students will attend for the full assigned time starting on September 3.  We are NOT doing a staggered entry this year.

There is no need to purchase any school supplies (pencils, paper etc.). 

Children will be required to come to school on the first day with clean, non-marking running shoes that can be left at school

All children will require a good sized backpack

If your child will be staying for lunch, (grades 1-3) please pack them a healthy lunch that does not require heating.  Students do not have access to microwaves or kettles.  We do encourage “garbage-less” lunches as much as possible.  Parents of students with known food allergies will be contacted prior to the first day of school to discuss eating arrangements.

All students (including kindergarten) may bring a small, nutritious snack to be consumed during recess or break time.

Students may bring a water bottle to school but it will be sent home on a daily basis to be washed with hot soapy water.

Thank you,

Mrs. Melody Pelling

Principal, Coventry Hills School​

June 07
Weekly Update June 10-14

Dear Parents and Guardians,

These are your updates for the week June 10-14.

  • The popcorn order that went home last week (provided by CHEFS) had an error on the form.  Kernels is no longer offering Creamy Caramel or Jalapeno Jack.  Low Fat Caramel and Orange Cheddar will be substituted for all who ordered the unavailable flavours.  If you do not want the available substitution, please send an email to coventryhillspopcorn@gmail.com
  • This coming Friday, June 14 (6:30 am – 8:45 am) is our annual pancake breakfast.  The cost is $3.00 per person and this amount is payable BY CASH ONLY the morning of the event.  Please bring the correct amount, as we may not be able to provide change.  This event will run rain or shine!
  • On Friday, June 14 PM kindergarten attends school
  • Our grade 3 farewell assembly is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 19 at 3:00 pm.  Parents of grade 3 students are welcome to attend.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Pelling​

May 31
CHS Weekly Update June 3-7

Dear Parents and Guardians,

These are your updates for the week June 3-7.

  • Tuesday, June 4 is Bike to School Day.  Bike to School day has been happening in Calgary since 2014 and this year it is expected that thousands of children will ride their bikes to school on this day.  Please visit this link to learn more about this initiative http://calgarybiketoschool.weebly.com/
  • If your child does ride their bike to school, please make sure they wear a helmet and have a lock with them so that they can secure their bike to one of our bike racks or to the chain link fence that surrounds the school.
  • Save the Date!!  On Friday, June 14 (6:30 – 8:45 am) we will be having our annual pancake breakfast.  Our fundraising society is offsetting the cost for us.  This means that for $3.00 per person, you can enjoy pancakes, sausage, and coffee or juice.  This is a great community-building event and we encourage everyone to join if possible.  No tickets are required and you can pay by cash the morning of the event.
  • On Friday, June 7, rooms 13A & 14A will be hosting an assembly at 9:30 am.  Parents of children in these classrooms are invited to join us in the gym.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Pelling​

May 24
CHS Weekly Update May 27-31

Dear Parents and Guardians,

These are your updates for the week May 27-31.

  • Coventry Hills School would like to thank the School Dance Committee who planned the amazing ‘Rodeo Roundup’ dance event that took place on Thursday evening.  In addition to the committee members, thanks are also extended to the volunteers who helped set up and take down decorations.  A final thanks goes to the many Student Leadership volunteers from Nose Creek School who ran all of the stations offering activities for dance attendees.  We all look forward to next year!!
  • If you ordered flowers through the CHEFS Growing Smiles Plant Fundraiser, please ensure that you pick up your order tomorrow, Saturday May 25 between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
  • Thank you to all of the volunteers who signed up to help us with painting curbs around the school tomorrow, May 25 from 12-2:00 pm.  The forecast is predicting rain all day so please check your email for a cancellation message, which will be sent by 10:00 am tomorrow if the rain interferes with the project.

 

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Pelling

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May 17
CHS Weekly Update May 20-24

Dear Parents and Guardians,

These are your updates for the week May 20-24.

  • Please note that there is no school on Monday, May 20 in observation of Victoria Day.
  • On Friday, May 24 at 11:30 am, rooms 3, 4, & 27 will be hosting a ‘COOPERATION’ themed assembly.  Parents and guardians of students in these classes may join us in the gym for this event. 
  • We know we make better decisions to support student learning when we build understanding and work together.  That is why we will be sharing a short presentation about the CBE budget and how we develop our own school budget after school on Wednesday, May 22 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.
    • At this meeting, learn:
      • Where funding for the CBE comes from and how it is spent
      • About the Resource Allocation Method (RAM) used to fund schools
      • How we estimate, then finalize, RAM for our school
  • A Message from the Coventry Hills Elementary Fundraising Society:
    • We are so excited for the Rodeo Roundup this coming Thursday and hope you are too!  As this is a fundraiser, we really need the volunteer support of our families to ensure the event runs smoothly.  You do not need to be a CBE cleared volunteer to help at this event!  If you would like to help, please click on the link to sign up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4dada929a4ff2-chefs1
  • Popsicle Days are coming! Once again, the Coventry Hills Fundraising Society is offering Popsicle days for students in grades 1-3.  If you are interested in your child participating, please click on the following link to order and pay through Healthy Hunger. https://healthyhunger.ca/index.php
    • Please DO NOT send any cash to the school as only orders paid for through Healthy Hunger will be processed.
  • As advertised last week, we will be painting the no parking zone curbs around Coventry Hills School this coming weekend.  This event will take place on Saturday, May 25 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (weather permitting).  Please consider helping us out!  With enough volunteers, we anticipate that the painting can be done in about two hours. 

 

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Pelling​

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