Good afternoon, Colonel Irvine School Community,
As we enter the month of May, we hope that you are all continuing to be well, staying healthy and connected. Our grade 5 students had their first field trip to Weaselhead Flats on Thursday. They had a fabulous and muddy day on their learning walk through Weaselhead. We would like to thank our parent volunteers for helping make this trip possible and for spending the time with students and teachers.
We are also happy to share that we have not been short teaching staff since Wednesday of this week. We are hopeful that we are through the worst of the teacher illnesses and shortages. We have been extremely fortunate in the past two years to have guest teachers available to support student learning when we needed, the past three weeks have been the exception and not the norm. Absence Reporting can be found on CBE's website. https://cbe.ab.ca/about-us/school-culture-and-environment/health-and-wellness-in-school/Pages/absence-reporting.aspx
Our grade 9's had their ELA Part A practice Provincial Achievement Test (PAT). The purpose of today was to give all students a chance to experience what the actual PAT will be like and to receive feedback on their writing. Students and teachers were able to familiarize themselves with the Quest A+ writing platform and we were able to identify some tech issues that we will work to rectify prior to the official PAT on Monday, May 16th. The Grade 6 students will have the practice PAT on Friday, May 6, with the official test taking place on Wednesday, May 18.
Today, students participated in Indigenous block, if they weren't still writing the practice PAT. Today they started a project on Red Dresses. Please ask them what the Red Dress symbolizes. On May 5, we will put all the student work on display at the front of the school.
As always, we hope you are doing well, and that you are enjoying the warmer weather. If you have any questions or concerns, please always reach out.
Ms. Ko and Ms. Dalwood
Dates to Remember:
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
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 email@example.com by next Friday (April 29th) so we can avoid that awkward silence ;)
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Stay safe and be well!
Monday – Potato and Cheddar Perogies
Tuesday – Chicken Ranch Wraps
Wednesday – Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce
A reminder to parents/guardians to always sign in with Administration while at the school and to remain in the office during school hours unless otherwise instructed. You may feel comfortable walking around, but it can be alarming to students to see strangers in the hallways without an ID tag. Thank you for your understanding.