Apr 19
The Week Ahead - April 19

Good afternoon Colonel Irvine School Community, 

Today, grade 9 students participated in the Junior Achievement (JA) session called Economics for Success. These sessions were put on by business community volunteers and we were fortunate to have their expertise and experience shared with our students. They completed many small activities in a work booklet, hopefully they bring it home to show to you. You could ask them based on the things they were interested in, what types of job were recommended for them. 

As we start to prepare for more field trips again, we will need volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, you will require current police clearance. If you already have police clearance with the CBE and are unsure if it is still valid, please email colonelirvine@cbe.ab.ca with your legal name and birth date and we can search our system and let you know. Please see below for more information.  

Our online conference booking system is open, please remember to book interviews if requested. As always, parents can book an appointment even if there are no concerns from teachers.  

We would like to inform you that we have been made aware of more incidents of students treating each other really disrespectfully over Discord, particularly at the Grade 5 and 6 level. Please make sure you are monitoring your students' use of online platforms for their safety. We will also work to support their understanding of the impacts of cyberbullying. 

As you celebrate this holiday weekend, please take care and stay healthy. Thank you for your continued support. 

Ms. Ko & Ms. Dalwood 

Dates to Remember: 

Thursday, April 14 - Online School Conference booking opens and will remain open until Friday, April 22 – Parents will receive an email before Thursday from teachers. 

Monday, April 18 – Non instructional day – staff will be at various locations throughout the city to participate in professional learning development 

Wednesday, April 20 – Grade 6 Vaccine 

Thursday, April 21 – Online School conferences 4-8 

Friday, April 22 – Online School conferences 12:40-3:40 

School Council 

Volunteers Needed: Monthly Staff Appreciation Sign-Up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E44A5A922A5F58-2021224 

We would like to thank our tireless Irvine Teachers and staff by providing treats and snacks once a month -- our next treat day is Friday, April 22.  If you are able to contribute individually packaged portions that is much appreciated!  

Events and Fundraising Positions 

Are you a person who loves to organize events?  Would you consider teaming up with another great parent?  Do you know someone who is good at raising money?  We need you! 

No experience necessary -- we're happy to train you!  We look forward to working with you!  Email Kirsten (chair, kirsten.pugh@shaw.ca) and/or Berney (secretary, colonelirvineschoolcouncil@gmail.com) with any questions or to volunteer! 

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 - Calgary.  The 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  

    Stay safe and be well! 

    Lunchroom 

    Monday – Closed  

    Tuesday – Grilled Bacon and Tomato Sandwich 

    Wednesday – Beef and Mac Bake 

    Thursday – Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas 

    Should I Send my Child to School? 

    Families should complete the Alberta Health Daily Checklist prior to entering school daily. This checklist applies to all students from kindergarten to Grade 12, including high school students over 18. There is a separate checklist for adults. Both checklists are available through the link above. 

    If you answer Yes to any of the questions, your child must stay home. Follow the instructions on the checklist regarding when your child can return to school and if testing is required. 

    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. 

Volunteer | Administrative Regulation 5003


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