Apr 25
The Week Ahead - April 25

Good afternoon Colonel Irvine School Community, 

We'd like to thank parents and guardians who were able to meet with teachers this week. If you were unable to book interviews, we encourage you at any time to reach out to our teachers if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's learning.  

As we enter the last week of April, we look forward to the remaining time we have with our students. The next two months will fly by. We are currently working on plans for our next school year. Thank you to all parents for returning their intent for next year's school survey. We will begin to look at staffing and class lists for next year. This planning process will continue into early September as we wait to see our final numbers when school starts again in the fall.  

Each year, teachers and our school leadership team work to balance classes that will ensure that all students' learning needs can be met. We collaborate and consider all that we know about students, including their learning needs, any special education needs or diagnoses they may have and learning partners that help them do their best learning (not necessarily their preferred friends). Current teachers who know students best will work in May and June to create class groupings for the following year, and then the school leadership will do a final review of these groupings. Finally, the school leadership team matches teachers to class groupings to ensure a learning environment where all students can thrive. Teachers begin each school year with a focus on well-being, working intentionally to get to know students and connect students with one another in service of creating a welcoming, caring, safe and respectful classroom community. 

If there is a specific need or challenge that you want us to be aware of because it may impact your child's learning, please email either Nicole Dalwood (Assistant Principal) nadalwood@cbe.ab.ca or Leah Hughson (Student Services/Resource) lehughson@cbe.ab.ca to share this with us. While we are not able to take requests for specific teachers, we are glad to know about your child's learning needs so we can set up class groupings accordingly. 

Information about the Math 15 prep course this summer for students headed to high school next year is available below. The process is different from previous years so please be sure to read through and let us know if you are interested in this for your student.  

Next Friday, April 29th, Grade 9 students will be writing a practice English Language Arts Part A practice exam. The purpose of this practice is to familiarize students with the online testing platform and provide feedback to them prior to the actual ELA Part A exam which is occurring Monday, May 16th. 

Thank you once again to parents for providing snacks for teachers today.We appreciate your support and generosity. 

Ms. Ko and Ms. Dalwood 

Dates to Remember: 

April 28th – Grade 5 full day Weasel head field trip 

April 29th – Grade 9 Practice PAT 

May 6th – Grade 6 Practice PAT 

May 10th – Parent Council 6:30 

May 20th – Non-instruction day 

May 23rd – Victoria Day – No school 

June 13th – Routine vaccine catch up with previously approved consent forms 

June 28th – Last day of School – All grades 

June 29th – Non-Instruction Day – Appeals Day 

June 30th – Non-Instruction Day   

School Council 

Opportunity: Q&A with CBE Trustee Laura Hack 

CBE Trustee Laura Hack will be attending our next meeting (May 10th, 2022) to answer any questions from our school community.  If possible, please email your questions in advance to kirsten.pugh@shaw.ca by next Friday (April 29th) so we can avoid that awkward silence ;) 

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! 

Math 15 (High school math prep course) 

Mathematics 15 is a high school course designed to strengthen skills necessary for Mathematics 10C. The course is designed to enhance numeracy skills in students, develop their critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and set them up for success in future courses in mathematics. It is appropriate for students who lack confidence or have gaps in their mathematical skills.  Students will receive three high school credits. 

  • Once again, Math 15 will only be offered online and is a three-credit course. 
  • Students will be enrolled in an Essentials course which will open mid-June and is highly recommended for students to be successful in Math 15 
  • The Math 15 course will open during the last week of June and no assessments will be accepted after July 26. The course ends on July 27. 
  • Due to budgetary restraints, space is limited, and schools will develop a list of all students interested and then we will prioritize those students that we think would benefit from it the most. We will submit the list for registration. Parents/guardians cannot register. If you are interested and can commit to the timelines outlined above for the course, please email Ms. Hughson (lehughson@cbe.ab.ca

    Lunchroom 

    Monday – Chicken Ranch Wraps 

    Tuesday – Italian Meatball Subs 

    Wednesday – Chicken Alfredo 

    Thursday – Assorted Pizzas 

    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. 
  • Annual Volunteer Registration Form 
  • Volunteer | Administrative Regulation 5003 

    Extracurricular Opportunity 

    FREE LESSONS in Chinese Dragon Dance  不要錯過這 免費 學習中國舞龍的機會 

    @ Chinese Cultural Centre (197 , 1 Street  SW)  卡城中華文化中心 

    - Every Sunday 10 am - (Begins April24,2022) 

     REGISTRATION:  

    OPEN to the WHOLE FAMILY 

    Grandparents, Mom, Dad, Youth (15+) & Kids (5+) .  

    Dragon Dance, Exercise, instruments: Drums, Gong, Cymbals  

    大家一齊舞龍!青年, 儿童, 合家舞龍培训! 

    - Every Sunday 10 am  FREE WORKSHOP  

- @ Chinese Culture Centre 卡城华人文化中心 

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