Apr 01
The Week Ahead - April 4

Good afternoon Colonel Irvine School Community,   

Happy April Fool’s Day. We hope that everyone had a fun day and didn’t get “pranked” too badly.  

We’d like to thank everyone for helping us raise money for the Calgary Drop-In Centre. The dance, bubble tea fundraiser and the grade 6 store together raised $960. Thank you to our students, parents and staff for supporting us to build a stronger Calgary community. It is great to see the school community come together to support the larger community.  

As the spring weather improves, we’d like to remind our students of our dress code. A good question to ask your child is “Would you want to see one of your teachers in the outfit you have on? It is never a fun conversation to have when we ask our students to put more clothes on to cover up. Please refer to our student handbook for Colonel Irvine’s dress code. We’d like to thank you in advance for your support.  

Next week we have the unique opportunity of having Cello, our Area 2 service dog in the building. Cello will be here with our Area 2 strategist, Jessica Adams to build relationships with students and to provide additional support to students with anxiety. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. 

We’d also like to wish our grade 6 students, teachers and parent volunteers a great time at ECO school next week. 

With regards to academics, we are meeting today to discuss planning for the English Language Arts Part A Provincial exams for our Grade 6 and Grade 9 students. More details about a practice run-through and the actual exam will be shared next week. We also had math block today and students learned about buying a car. 

Have a great weekend and thank you for your continued support. 

Ms. Ko & Ms. Dalwood 

Badminton Try-out Dates and times 

You will need to come to both tryouts for your grade (with the exception of grade 6s missing the first tryout day for Eco-school). If you are unable to make the dates or can only make it to one, please talk to one of the P.E. teachers. 

Monday, April 4 Grade 6/7 3:15 - 5:00 

Tuesday, April 5 Grade 8 3:15 - 5:00 

Wednesday, April 6 Grade 9 3:15 - 5:00 

Thursday, April 7 Grade 8 3:15 - 5:00 

Monday, April 11 Grade 9 3:15 - 5:00 

Tuesday, April 12 Grade 6/7 3:15 - 5:00 

Please make sure you have rides and leave the school by 5:15 pm. 

Dates to Remember: 

April 4th Badminton  

Thursday, April 14th - Junior Achievement 

Friday, April 15 – Good Friday – No school 

Monday, April 18 – Non instructional day 


Monday – Italian Meatball Subs 

Tuesday – Beef Chili and Rice 

Wednesday – Penne with Marinara Sauce 

Thursday – Beef Tacos 

School Council 

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 

To stay informed, please join our FB group: Colonel Irvine Parent Group - CalgaryThe answer is “roadrunner”, and you’ll need to agree to the group rules to join. 
Any questions / comments / concerns?  Contact us at colonelirvineschoolcouncil@gmail.com  

Ramadan – prayer space 

This year Ramadan falls between April 2 and May 2. If your student requires an accommodation to leave class for prayers, please email Ms. Dalwood at nadalwood@cbe.ab.ca so that we can plan a space for the appropriate number of students. If you have already notified me, students were informed today of the location and process. 

Lifting of COVID-19 Measures  

The Daily Health Checklist  remains in place and the mandatory requirements to isolate if someone has tested positive for COVID-19 have not changed. 

Volunteer Clearance 

Please visit cbe.ab.ca/volunteer for information. 

Prospective volunteers must first register as a volunteer at the school office with the completed form. School administrators will verify your identity with valid photo ID and register you in our volunteer database. You will then be provided with a letter enabling you to obtain a police information check from the Calgary Police Service (CPS). 

The CPS has an online system, electronic Police Information Check (ePIC), which you will use to obtain your police check after you receive your CBE volunteer letter. If you are unable to complete the process online, you may visit a police information check location instead. 

Your security clearance is valid for five years and the $15 cost is covered by the CBE. 

Please note, prospective volunteers must reside in Canada for a full year before registering. Police clearances from countries other than Canada are not accepted. 

Volunteer Registration 

If you have current, valid volunteer clearance you will still need to complete the CBE volunteer registration form yearly. For example: if you completed this process at a previous school.  

By completing the form, you agree to abide by the conditions that protect the safety, confidentiality and working environment of our schools. You also make a signed declaration with regard to criminal charges. 


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