Jan 23
Weekly Message

Weekly Message Chris Akkerman School

Important Dates to Remember: 

January 16 - Kindergarten lottery registration begins on-line (Please do not call the school) 

January 23 – Fun Lunch (you had to order by January 19th)  

January 26  - 6:30 PM Learning Commons -   School Council Meeting  - All welcome 

January 30 - Report Cards are available to all families via your mycbe account 

February 3 - Non-Instructional Day (No school for students) 

February 15 - TLC Lottery for 2023-24 school year 

February 16/17 - Teacher’s Convention (No school for students) 

Math Games & Procedural Fluency 

Once students have an understanding of the concepts of addition and subtraction or multiplication and division, it is time to start working on their automaticity (the speed they can recall facts). Math games are a fun and engaging way to memorize basic facts. Math games are also considered a more authentic learning opportunity than practicing flash cards. Here is a game that can be changed to work on specific skills and strategies: Snap with Cards 

School Council – Meets this Thursday evening. 6:30 in the CAS Learning Commons. 

We will be having a presentation on Math from our Math team at CAS, sharing updates on our School Development Plan, and discussing the $500 grant received by school council for parent engagement. THe best impact families can have on school is by participating in School Council. Your voice and your input is always welcome. Please consider joining this amazing group of parents as we make decisions that impact your child! 


It looks to be getting colder as the week progresses. Please ensure your child arrives at school with a warm coat, snow pants, mitts, boots and a tuque. All children are outside several times a day. Everyone is outside until the temperature with wind chill drops below –20C.  

Assessment and Reporting 

All families should be able to log into their Power School account on Monday January 30th   to access your child’s January report card for 2022-2023 school year. As is always the case, we are hopeful you can provide us with a little bit of grace should things not go as planned when you log in. We are hopeful all will go smoothly. Should it not, know we will communicate with all families with next steps.  We all love technology best  when it works! 

We are hopeful all parents have had on-going opportunities to visit power school on their desktop computer.  The experience and information offered on a desktop computer is thought to be significantly different from the experience on your cell phone.  This year, teachers have spent a considerable amount of time sharing information about your child’s learning through Power School.  

Attendance:  Please note, on the report card, every day is marked as two distinct pieces. We have both an AM and a PM part to all days except Friday.  As such, your attendance will look like you have attended (or missed) many days. Please divide this attendance number in half for a better representation of the days present and away. 

Families will also notice, we are working towards being more “correct” in our word choice. As such, many teachers (not all) are using different pronouns than (he/she, him/her). Rather, teachers are using they, them, their. These changes are not errors but an effort at being more sensitive to our entire student population here at CAS. 

Attached here is a document shared widely within the CBE.  How is my child doing in school?   This document assists us all in better understanding the indicators 1, 2, 3, 4 on our report card.   

Finally, at CAS we hope to be consistent within and across all grades in the writing of our report card. Below are terms we use when we are talking about student ability and achievement. When we use these indicator words we are matching them to the number listed at the top of the column. We share this to help families understand the thought we have put into assessment and reporting and to understand the subtleties between these words. This also allows us to be consistent within and across grades with the descriptors we use when speaking of a student’s achievement. 

Not Meeting 




Not yet/Not yet meeting 




























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 When you receive your child’s report card at the end of the month, if you do have any questions with what is recorded on the report card, please reach out to your child’s teacher. They know your child best as a learner and will be able to address any questions you might have.   

We hope you will celebrate the amazing achievement your child has made this term in learning as you explore all of the information shared in the report card. 


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