Mar 28
The Week Ahead - March Break

Good afternoon Colonel Irvine School Community, ​

Firstly, we'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who volunteered for our school council's casino. Your time is very much valued and appreciated. It's so amazing to have such caring committed parents as part of our school community. Special thanks to Sarah Wong our casino fundraiser coordinator.  

Thank you also to our students and families for supporting our bubble tea fundraiser and dance. We also had a couple of parent volunteers who came in to help us with our class photos. Thank you to Ms. S. Mak and Ms. A. Lovan for helping us out. Together we get to build and foster a strong school community. 

Students were really engaged in activities such as construction, foods, board games today and our first of the school year dance was a big hit. We raised over $600 from the dance alone for the Drop-In Centre. We held locker cleanout, and the Grade 7-9's had Wellness and Indigenous block. In Wellness, we discussed what contributes to our identity. We discussed the identities of Race and Gender in more detail, with a focus on: “How do we create safe spaces for everyone?" Please ask students what are the many aspects of identity? We have asked for student feedback on aspects of identity that they want to learn more about in future lessons. 

We hope everyone is enjoying and taking advantage of the beautiful weather. It looks like we will continue to have pleasant weather next week. We hope families will get to spend some quality time with each other. Teachers will not assign any new work or assignments for students over the break. We want our students to be able to relax and enjoy the week off. Students should finish work that needs to be completed. On that note, you will not be receiving a weekly message from your teachers this week. Instead, it will be sent on Sunday, March 27th.  

We will be sending a more detailed message next week too. Again, we wish everyone a great Spring Break. 


Ms. Ko and Ms. Dalwood 


Dates to Remember:   

March 19-27 Spring Break –– School resumes on Monday, March 28th 

Monday, March 28 – Trimester 3 begins 

April 4th – Badminton season can start, we will hold drop-in sessions the week back. More details in our message on the 28th. 

Thursday, April 14th - Junior Achievement 

Friday, April 15 – Good Friday – No school 

Monday, April 18 – Non instruction day 


Ramadan prayer space during classes? 

If your student will need to leave classes for prayers during Ramadan, can you please email Ms. Dalwood ( so that we can plan an appropriately sized space. Thank you! 

School Council 

THANK YOU to our Casino Volunteers!   

I am writing this in the volunteer lounge, and by the time this message is sent, we will have successfully completed our 2022 casino!  Huge shout-out to Sarah Wong for coordinating, and to everyone who volunteered!  We'll let everyone know the total raised when we receive it from AGLC. 

Opportunity: Alberta School Council sessions 

CIPAA approved a motion at our last meeting to spend the $500 Alberta Education grant on parent education & engagement sessions, hosted by the Alberta School Council Association. 

  • Once approved, register for your course 
  • CIPAA will submit payment on your behalf 
  • Following your attendance at the session (take notes!), you'll be asked to share what you learned either at an upcoming meeting or sending a written summary with the next school messenger 

    Purdy's Easter Fundraiser 

    Deadline to order is immediately after the break -- March 28th:  
  • You'll need to either sign in (if returning customer) or join a campaign (if new customer) 
  • Enter the campaign customer number: 62284 

    Easter catalogue:  

    Orders will be sent home with students on April 14th. 

    Thanks to everyone who has already ordered!  We are in the top bracket for sales, so the school will receive 25% of the order total. 

    Still seeking: Event Coordinator (or 2 -- Events Team!) 
  • We're looking for a volunteer for Events Coordinator, with thanks to Manikanth Pulicheri for his contributions.  Time commitment is ~2 hrs / month, one for the meeting and one for coordinating the Sign Up Genius lists to organize parent contributions (e.g. for monthly staff treat days, Lunar New Year celebration, year-end staff appreciation, Gr. 9 farewell).  No experience necessary -- we're happy to train you!  Email Kirsten (chair, and/or Berney (secretary, with any questions or to volunteer! 
  • To stay informed, please join our FB group: Colonel Irvine Parent Group - Calgary.  The answer is “roadrunner", and you'll need to agree to the group rules to join. 

    Any questions / comments / concerns?  Contact us at  

    Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful spring break! 


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