Feb 06
The Week Ahead - February 6

Good afternoon, Colonel Irvine School Community. 

Yesterday, was our Open House for incoming grade 5 and 7 students in the Fall of 2023. A special thank you to students who volunteered to make the event a success. We had over 300 prospective students and parents last night. It is hard to believe we are planning for next year already.  

This week we hosted our monthly meeting with both Principal Student Advisory Groups (Grades 5/6 and Grade 7-9). We reflected on the changes made to activity day registration. Consensus was it was much improved. We also gathered ideas about organizations/issues that we can donate our fundraising activities to for the second half of the school year. The final decision will be made at the next meeting. We are also seeking ideas from them on how to more frequently recognize student achievement/character throughout the school year. Discussions are on-going. Our next meeting will be at lunch on Thursday, February 23. We really appreciate hearing our students' voices and ideas. 

Today was a non-instructional day and teachers worked together on creating common learning tasks, differentiating instruction and creating high quality outcomes-based assessments. We hope students will enjoy the long weekend.  

Badminton teams were finalized this week. We are grateful to Ms. Vo, Ms. Lacuata, Ms. Lee, Ms. Yeo, Mr. Luu, Mr. Prather and Mr. Bong for their time coaching these teams and wish them success this season. 

Lastly, we'd like to welcome back Mr. Vinh Luu to our school community and thank Mr. Barry Bong for supporting our school community in his absence. 

Thank you for helping to build and foster a strong school community. Have a great week everyone. 

Ms. Ko & Ms. Dalwood 


Dates to Remember: 

Tuesday, February 7 – School Council 6:30pm 

Thursday, February 9 – Grade 9 Vaccination Program  

Wednesday, February 15 – Class Photos 

Thursday, February 16 and 17 – Teachers Convention 

Monday, February 20 – Family Day 

Wednesday, February 22 – Pink Shirt Day – anti bullying awareness day 

Thursday March 9 (4-8) and Friday March 10 8:30 – 11:30 and 12:30 – 3 – Parent/Teacher conferences. More details to come.  

School Council 

Mark your calendars:   

  • Motion: Approve Clara Wong as Fundraising Coordinator 
  • Motion: Approve spending $500 from Alberta Education 
  • Meeting minutes 
  • Our next casino is July 14th & 15th at Ace Casinos Airport (40 Aero Crescent NE) 
  • Stay tuned for volunteer sign up 
  • Casino funds support the school needs directly -- equipment, supplies, learning materials… the list goes on! 

    To stay informed, please join our FB group.  The process to join is simple and straightforward: 
  • Click the link to request to join: Colonel Irvine Parent Group - Calgary 
  • Answer the security question: "What is our school mascot?" The answer is “roadrunner" 
  • Agree to the group rules 

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

    Report Cards 

    Report Cards for all schools were available for viewing digitally Monday through your MyCBE account. Please see the following LINK for instructions on how to view report cards. Please print a copy for your records now as the link will expire.  

    Individual Program Plans (IPP) 

    Will be sent home on February 10th. 



Grade 9 Practice  

3:15 - 5:00 

Grade 8 Practice  

3:15 - 5:00 

Grade 6 & 7  Practice  

3:15 - 5:00 

All Grades Doubles  

3:15 - 5:00 



Monday – BBQ Chicken Subs 

Tuesday – Teriyaki Chicken with Rice 

Wednesday – Penne with Marinara Sauce 

Thursday – Butter Chicken with Rice 

2022/2023 Yearbooks 

Yearbooks are now available to purchase online using your Parent PowerSchool account. The final day to buy yearbooks will be Friday, February 10. The cost is $35. 

At the main page after login at MYCBE PowerSchool,  

* select "Fees, Waivers and Service Registration", it will bring you to a new page  

* select your child's name just below the CBE logo,  

* select "School Based Optional Fees" (you may need to scroll down a little bit to find this), then select “School Store Sale – Yearbook" to add to your cart, then pay.    

High School Information 

Please note online high school transfer requests opened Wednesday. Transfer requests only need to be filled in if you are looking to move from your designated high school. A more thorough email outlining the transfer process was sent out this week. Please read this thoroughly if you are going to attempt to transfer. 

Challenging Language Courses for Credit: 

If your students have been in the Mandarin bilingual program, or are proficient in another language, they may write a challenge exam to earn high school credits. More information can be found at this link. Course challenges are arranged through the high school in the Fall. 

An Invitation to Learn More About Healthy Sexuality Development 

In CBE, we believe that you can inspire your kids to make healthy lifestyle choices and increase protective factors. However, in order to do so, the right tools and information are needed.  

On February 7, the CBE's Well-Being team will host our third (of five) free webinar sessions with the Sexual and Reproductive Health Team from Calgary Zone of Alberta Health Services on the topic of Healthy Sexual Development.  

You are invited to join us at the virtual session from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

Sign Up Here  

Learning about Healthy Sexual Development  

Child and Youth Well-Being Series for Families and Caregivers  
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 

The last two sessions will focus on Understanding Anxiety (April 4, 2023) and Understanding Social Media (May 2, 2023). Communication about these two sessions will be distributed separately.  

Thank you for your time and consideration. You are a key partner in your child's education and student well-being is critically linked to student achievement. ​


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