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The Week Ahead - November 29

Good Afternoon Colonel Irvine School Community. ​
We would like to thank all of you who joined us for Parent-Student-Teacher Interviews this week. It was nice to connect with familiar faces and meet new ones. We look forward to continuing these conversations throughout the year. If you were not able to connect with the teachers and would still like to, please reach by email to the teachers. We would also like to thank those that joined us for the drop-in high school information sessions. If you were unable to join, we will be sending out a summary of the information we shared, as well as answers to frequently asked questions. Grade 9 parents can expect this at some point next week. 
With a Covid vaccine now being available, for the 5-12 year-old students, we are going to confirm that we will be returning to regular instrument play in the music classes following the holidays. This will hopefully provide enough time for those students that choose to get vaccinated to get their first (and hopefully second) vaccines ahead of the return to school on  Tuesday, Jan 4th. 
It is hard to believe that we are three weeks away from the Winter Break. As in previous Decembers, we will be participating in the annual Mayors Food Drive. We will collect non-perishable food donations between December 6th and December 17th and appreciate anything you can give. If you are in need an emergency hamper please visit 
We are also excited to share that between the run, bubble tea and freezie sales, we have raised over $2200 for the Terry Fox Foundation. 
Thank you for your continued support, 
Ms. Ko and Ms. Dalwood 
Dates to Remember:  
Friday, December 03, 2021—AM Grade 7 Vaccine, catch ups 
Monday, December 6, 2021 – Semester 2 starts 
Friday, December 17, 2021 – Last day of school before winter break 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 – Classes resume 
Cafeteria Menu:  
Monday – Potato and Chedder Perogies 
Tuesday – Ginger Fried Beef with Rice 
Wednesday – Beef and Mac Bake 
Thursday – Beef Tacos 
High School Transition Information: 
Ernest Manning High School Virtual Open House will be posted on the school website on Thursday, December 2. Go to 
Churchill Student Tours - Thursday, January, 6 – virtual (at this point)  
Churchill Open House– Thursday, January 13th - virtual open house (sorry link last week was incorrect, there is no link available yet) 
Churchill IB Open House (virtual) – Tuesday, January 18, 6pm  
Forest Lawn Open House – Wednesday, January 19th 7-8pm 
Thirsk – Wednesday, January 19th 7-8, student tour in person & evening open house 
Diefenbaker Thursday, January 27th – Diefenbaker General Open House 
School Council & Parent Associations Update 
Survey Results: Thanks for your feedback! 
Communication preferences: emails + Facebook group 
Meeting attendance: meeting dates/time are inconvenient; add reminders to FB group 
CISC focus areas: (1) advocating for parent perspectives / concerns; (2) sending out regular communications; (3) organizing staff appreciation; (4) supporting volunteer opportunities 
 Additional ideas: tutoring/mentoring; supporting sports teams; connect with school board trustee*; bringing in educational enhancements** 
*Our new trustee, Laura Hack, will be joining our May 10th meeting 
**CIPAA voted at our last meeting to support educational enhancements for CI for ~$30,000. 
CIPAA focus areas: (1) teaching/program resources; (2)  technology / workshops / option resources [3-way tie]; (3) field trips / library resources / phys. Ed resources [3-way tie]; (4) student events; (5) staff appreciation / extracurricular [2-way tie]; (6) band resources; (7) outdoor improvement. 
# of fundraisers / year: responses varied between 2-5 with highest at 3 
Preferred fundraisers: cheque writing campaign; treat/food sales; book sales; bottle drive; raffle tickets 
Doing well: communication 
Could be doing better: increased inclusion; in-person when covid restrictions allow 
Any other feedback: update message board outside of school -- brought up to admin at our last meeting Opportunity: Christmas in Cambrian Pathway Church at Cambrian is doing a toy drive, sleigh rides and santa photos on Dec. 11th.  Toys / donations collected will be given to students at our school & Cambrian Heights school.  See the flyer for more information: Flyer front: Flyer back:  Opportunity: Staff Appreciation Coming soon! To stay informed, please join our FB group: Colonel Irvine Parent Group - Calgary.  The answer is “roadrunner"! Any questions?  Contact CISC/CIPAA at  

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Colonel Irvine School

412 Northmount Dr NW Calgary, AB, T2K 3H6
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Bea Ko
Assistant Principal
Nicole Dalwood
Education Director
Chris Meaden
Laura Hack

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Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual Regular
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