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The Week Ahead - May 24

This past week our grade 6's and 9's wrote their ELA Part A Provincial Exams. For the most part, things went well. There were some province-wide issues with spell check functionality and CBE-wide printing issues for the Grade 9 PAT, these were sorted out for the Grade 6 PAT and teachers have been today aligning assessment practices and marking them. 

We were spoiled today by parents who brought in treats for staff. Thank you to Parent Council for organizing it and to all the generous parents/guardians who brought in snacks. There was so much we have set aside some of it for upcoming Fridays. 

Next week all students will be completing the OURSchool survey. This survey provides all our students with an opportunity to provide us feedback. These surveys provide us important information that will inform our planning next year. Grade 5's will give feedback on sense of belonging, positive relationships, anxiety and feeling safe at school. The Grade 6-9 survey covers all of the above, as well as depression, self-esteem, life satisfaction, general health, orientation to well-being, self-regulation and cultural awareness. Students will write the survey on the 26th and 27th during PE class time. 

We are also excited to confirm times for the Band Concert on June 2nd. Grade 5 & 6 Music students will be performing for their parents/guardians at 6pm for approximately an hour. The Grade 7-9 Band students will perform from 7:30pm-9pm. 

We also wanted to share preliminary information about the last two days of school. Monday, June 27th with be the Grade 9 Farewell, we will have two sittings as we cannot accommodate all parents and students in the gym at once. Tuesday, June 28th will be our Awards ceremony and end of year BBQ. As always, we will share more as we plan more. 

Have a great long weekend. 

Ms. Ko & Ms. Dalwood 

Transportation Registration Has Started 

Yellow school bus registrations launched on Wednesday, May 11. You may register using your MyCBE account. 

Service levels for the 2022-23 school year will remain the same and we plan to resume charging fees at the same rates as this school year (prior to the refund). 

If families are considering transportation services for the next school year, they must register by the deadline to ensure yellow school bus service for the first day of classes. There is no financial obligation for registration; families have until the fall to cancel without a fee. 

The registration deadline for students to be included in route planning for the first day of school is Wednesday, June 8. 

Dates to Remember: 

May 23rd – Victoria Day – No school 

June 2nd – Music Concert – evening (more info to come) 

June 3rd – In school track meet 

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

June 17-June 24 – Provincial Achievement Tests (PAT) 

June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day – no PATs 

June 27th – Grade 9 Farewell (more details to come) 

June 28th – Last day of School – All grades – Awards day and BBQ (more details to come) 

June 29th – Non-Instruction Day – Appeals Day 

June 30th – Non-Instruction Day   

School Council 

Thank you! To everyone who was able to volunteer at our casino back in March -- we have received the funds, and it's $62,635.39!  These funds will support learning enhancements for our students for the next two years.  This year, casino-raised funds paid for: guest speakers; math, science, literacy & option class learning enhancements such as ExamBank subscription, Gizmo subscription, BrainPop subscription, novels, and supplies. 

May Staff Appreciation sign-up: Thanks also to everyone who contributed to today's staff appreciation! 

To stay informed, please join our FB group: Colonel Irvine Parent Group - Calgary.  The answer is “roadrunner"! 

Any questions / comments / concerns?  Contact us at colonelirvineschoolcouncil@gmail.com  

Lunchroom 

Monday – Closed  

Tuesday – Ginger Beef with Rice 

Wednesday – Beef Chili 

Thursday – Chicken Strips with Hashbrowns 

Noon Hour Activity fee 

We have received some questions about the $30 noon hour activity fee. For your information, it pays for these items/activity (not supervision): 

School BBQ lunches – start/end of school year 

Sports equipment – for use during lunchtime 

Cold Treats 

Swimming – in June 

Benches/tables in lunchroom & gym ​

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