​Regular Program at the CBE

Even though most of our schools offer a regular program, no two are quite the same. All schools teach according to Alberta Education’s mandated curriculum, however a school’s focus, optional courses and school activities are as unique as every school.​​​

Homework Guidelines

Parental interest in a child's schoolwork is essential to their child’s learning and success. Parents are encouraged to discuss the daily activities of their child(ren) while at school and to review together any assignments that are brought home. Homework assignments in Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2 tend to be informal in nature, such as daily reading, practicing basic facts or the completion of unfinished class work. In Grades 3 to 6, formal assignments may be given at the discretion of the teacher; students are expected to complete unfinished work at home. 

Parents are encouraged to provide a regular, quiet environment on a daily basis to support home/school routines and work  habits. Suggestions include practice in reading (fluency or areas of interest), writing/journaling, sketching, practice of specific skills (basic facts, timetables, letter formation, cursive handwriting, keyboarding), board games enjoyed by the family (chess, monopoly, brain quest) or inquiry in an area of interest or passion (sciences, mathematics, engineering, architecture, medicine, biology, literature, music, the arts).

Homework times will vary depending on the child, the time of year, and the specific activity being completed.  As a general guideline, CBE recommends 10 to 15 minutes for students in the early grades increasing to 30 minutes for students in the older grades. Reading together and discussing current events on a daily basis is recommended.

Program, Focus & Approach

Homework Guidelines

Parental interest in a child's schoolwork is essential to their child’s learning and success. Parents are encouraged to discuss the daily activities of their child(ren) while at school and to review together any assignments that are brought home. Homework assignments in Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2 tend to be informal in nature, such as daily reading, practicing basic facts or the completion of unfinished class work. In Grades 3 to 6, formal assignments may be given at the discretion of the teacher; students are expected to complete unfinished work at home. 

Parents are encouraged to provide a regular, quiet environment on a daily basis to support home/school routines and work  habits. Suggestions include practice in reading (fluency or areas of interest), writing/journaling, sketching, practice of specific skills (basic facts, timetables, letter formation, cursive handwriting, keyboarding), board games enjoyed by the family (chess, monopoly, brain quest) or inquiry in an area of interest or passion (sciences, mathematics, engineering, architecture, medicine, biology, literature, music, the arts).

Homework times will vary depending on the child, the time of year, and the specific activity being completed.  As a general guideline, CBE recommends 10 to 15 minutes for students in the early grades increasing to 30 minutes for students in the older grades. Reading together and discussing current events on a daily basis is recommended.

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​Exploring Career Choices

For Grades 5 to 9 at the CBE, we offer Career & Technology Foundations (CTF). This is an inquiry-based, hands-on program that focuses on essential skills common to occupational areas, and our students personalize their learning based on their interests and passions.​​​

School Council meeting @ElbowParkSchool tomorrow (Wed. Jan. 22) at 2:00 pm. See our “Get Involved” tab on our homepage

RT @yyCBEdu: We respect the right of parents/guardians to make their own decisions about sending their children to school. If your child will not be attending classes please ensure you contact your school's attendance line to report the absence https://t.co/BJFLrXCz2i #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/tbMesQe6Zs

RT @yyCBEdu: We are planning for all schools to be open as usual during the cold snap. If this changes for any reason, an update will be posted on our website, and parents should watch their email for any updates https://t.co/VP7agviwuy #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/vD32spavwu

RT @yyCBEdu: Very cold temperatures are forecast for Calgary in the coming days that can make getting to and from school more challenging. Families are encouraged to ensure their children are prepared for the weather and are dressed appropriately https://t.co/VP7agviwuy #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/kUjKm8jUpk

-22C this morning with windchill @ElbowParkSchool so students can enter upon arrival this morning