​Health & Wellness at the CBE

At the CBE, we believe in a whole school approach to health and wellness. We call this our Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approach. CSH is about healthy eating, active living, supportive social environments and positive mental health. As a system, we focus on the following four areas: healthy eating; healthy relationships; physical activity; and positive mental health. Each school creates its own approach and goals for health and wellness.

Visit the CBE website to learn more about health and wellness in schools.​​​​​

Recycling at Our School

As of Nov. 1, 2017 all businesses, including schools, must include compostable materials recycling as part of their recycling program. At Chris Akkerman, we have put new practices in place to meet these new requirements. We will have containers to collect small compostable materials such as banana and orange peels, apple cores, and other organic material. Non-recyclable material will continue to come home in your child’s lunch kit.

Due to the large amount of compostable material on Fun Lunch days, we will be sending home pizza boxes with your child. It is very helpful in our efforts to reduce our waste at our school that we continue to practice litter-less lunches. We appreciate your continued support with our schools recycling program. 

Snacks Tips for Parents

Since children have smaller stomachs than adults and need to eat every 3 to 4 hours, snacking is a good way for them to get the extra nutrients and energy they need. Try to include 2 or more food groups in a snack to make it high in nutrients. Try these great ideas: 

  • Fresh fruit and crackers
  • Fruit yogurt topped with cereal; animal crackers and milk
  • Celery sticks with cheese spread and raisins
  • Sunflower seeds and juice

For more nutritious snack ideas for kids, visit My Health Alberta or contact Calgary Health Link at 943-LINK (5465).

Health & Wellness

Recycling at Our School

As of Nov. 1, 2017 all businesses, including schools, must include compostable materials recycling as part of their recycling program. At Chris Akkerman, we have put new practices in place to meet these new requirements. We will have containers to collect small compostable materials such as banana and orange peels, apple cores, and other organic material. Non-recyclable material will continue to come home in your child’s lunch kit.

Due to the large amount of compostable material on Fun Lunch days, we will be sending home pizza boxes with your child. It is very helpful in our efforts to reduce our waste at our school that we continue to practice litter-less lunches. We appreciate your continued support with our schools recycling program. 

Snacks Tips for Parents

Since children have smaller stomachs than adults and need to eat every 3 to 4 hours, snacking is a good way for them to get the extra nutrients and energy they need. Try to include 2 or more food groups in a snack to make it high in nutrients. Try these great ideas: 

  • Fresh fruit and crackers
  • Fruit yogurt topped with cereal; animal crackers and milk
  • Celery sticks with cheese spread and raisins
  • Sunflower seeds and juice

For more nutritious snack ideas for kids, visit My Health Alberta or contact Calgary Health Link at 943-LINK (5465).

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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