Dec 22
December 22

Good Afternoon Colonel Irvine School Community. 

It's also hard to believe that we’ve reached our winter break. We had a fun spirited last week of school. Monday was our Junior Achievement workshops and Career Exploration for the 9’s. Spirit/Theme days continued with Irvine gear, red/green day, plaid day and holiday sweaters to end the week. We also finished off our collections for the Food Bank. We’d like to thank you all for your generosity. We filled nine huge boxes and will update you on the total pounds collected after the break. A big congratulations to all of the grade 5 classes, but especially 5C who brought in 202 items! 

Thank you to all the parents/guardians who dropped off items for the teacher gift exchange or gave gifts directly to teachers or ourselves. We are grateful for your kindness and generosity. 

As this calendar year draws to a close, we’d like to share with some of the highlights: 

September and October: 

  • Terry Fox Run - successful fundraising campaign – Raised over $3000 

  • The return of 7 sport teams for Colonel Irvine students 

  • 3 out of the 4 volleyball teams winning divisional titles 

  • Started Principal Student Advisory Committee 


  • Return of our wrestling team 

  • Remembrance Day Ceremony - we raised over $500 for the Poppy Fund 

  • Veterans Food Bank Drive 

  • Virtual and in-person parent/teacher/student conferences 

  • Book Fair - we raised over $1600 for our Learning Commons! 

  • Mount Royal University band trip 


  • Extra Numeracy and Literacy supports for students 

  • Grade 8 Vertigo Field Trip 

  • Annual Mayor’s Food Drive 

  • Winter Band Concert 

  • Junior Achievement 

  • Spirit Week 

Tidying over the break? If you have craft supplies you are no longer in need of, we would gladly take them for our maker space in the Learning Commons. 

As we look forward to the Winter Break, we want to express our gratitude to the Colonel Irvine School Community. We continue to appreciate the efforts, support and guidance of our students, staff and families. On behalf of the staff at Colonel Irvine School, we want to express heartfelt best wishes to all of you. If you have been celebrating Hanukkah or the Winter Solstice or will be celebrating Christmas or Kwanzaa or the break, we hope you will have a chance to gather with family and friends this holiday season. May the coming New Year bring you all good health, joy, happiness, lots of laughter, and love. 

Our first day back after the break is Monday, January 9, 2023. 

Ms. Ko and Ms. Dalwood 


Dates to Remember: 

Tuesday, January 10 – Parent Council 6:30pm 

Thursday, January 19 – Lunar New Year Celebration 

Friday, February 3 – No-school – Non-instructional day 

Thursday, February 16 and Friday, February 17No school - Teacher’s Convention  

Monday, February 20 – Family Day 

Badminton tryouts and season information 

Badminton season will start immediately after the break. A reminder that the basketball and badminton seasons of play were swapped which is why badminton is early this year. Students wishing to try-out for badminton will find sign-up sheets on the P.E. bulletin board on Monday, January 9 and try-outs will start Tuesday. 

School Council 

Happy Holidays from all of us at CISC/CIPAA! 

Kirsten Pugh (Chair/President), Windchill Ha (Vice-Chair/Vice-President), Jennie Lee-Chan (Treasurer); Berney Joseph (Secretary); Sarah Wong (Casino Coordinator); Musfeq Saleheen (Fundraising Coordinator); Manikanth Pulicheri (Events Coordinator); Claire Kraatz (Social Media Coordinator); Linda Liu (CIBPA Liaison); Erin Gagner (Key Communicator); Janie Khuu & Vinna Vuong (Directors); Peter Cheung and Jason Ding (Auditors). 

See you in 2022Next meeting will be January 11, 6.30-8pm. 

FREE "IN-PERSON"- Community Parent Education Program Course 

Hull Services continues to partner with CBE to provide FREE, parenting courses through the Community Parent Education Program (CPEP). Valley View School will be hosting our next in person course starting on the evening of January 26. Our courses run once a week for the duration of 8 evenings.  The benefit of in-person classes is that parents with children aged 5 - 12 can attend and learn important skills in a fun and active manner in the children's group portion of the program.  ​​


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