Feb 13
The Week Ahead - February 13

Good afternoon, Colonel Irvine School Community, 

We hope families continue to enjoy the mild weather that we are experiencing. Every year around this time, CBE schools are asked to gather information through surveys. Two of these surveys are upcoming. Depending on their grade students will soon be completing either the CBE Student Survey (Grades 5,6,8 and 9) or the Alberta Education Assurance Survey (Grade 7). We currently have them scheduled for February 27 or 28 depending on their class. The CBE Student survey allows students to share their feedback on their experiences at school, the school environment, and school improvement programs and is designed to be completed in 35-40 minutes. The purpose of the Alberta Assurance Survey is to allow Grade 7 students and parents/guardians the ability to Provide feedback to Alberta Education on students', teachers', and parents'/guardians' opinions about their school, their schoolwork, and the opportunities their school provides. Surveys for Grade 7 parents/guardians will be mailed to you directly by Alberta Education. If you have any questions about either survey, please email Ms. Dalwood (nadalwood@cbe.ab.ca). 

We ask that families do not stop or park in the school bus area in front of the school. The school has many buses coming and going and this space is for them to safely and easily load and unload students.  

A reminder that course selection sheets for Grade 9 students designated to Fowler, Churchill and Diefenbaker are due back to the homeroom teachers Monday. Even if students have applied for a transfer, if they are designated to one of these schools, they must return the form. Students designated to Fowler will be inputting their course selections online with the help of Fowler teachers on Monday morning. The rest are scanned and sent to the other high schools. 

When you receive your weekly updates from teachers this week, it will be for two weeks, as next week is a short week. You will get another update from us next week. 

Thank you for your continued support in building and fostering a strong school community.  

Ms. Ko and Ms. Dalwood 


Black History Month 

Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. Students at CI will engage in learning about Black history throughout the month. 

Nationally, the 2023 theme for Black History Month is: “Ours To Tell" which speaks to the ongoing dialogue and commitment required to learn about the histories, successes, sacrifices and triumphs of Black Canadians. Visit the Canadian Heritage below to learn more. 


Pink Shirt Day 

Pink Shirt Day is on February 22! Remember to wear something pink to support our collective effort to promote healthy relationships and prevent bullying at home, in schools, in communities, and workplaces. 

This year's Pink Shirt Day focuses on the importance of kindness, treating each other with respect, creating inclusive environments and building healthy relationships. Bullying can affect anyone and the best way to prevent bullying is to be kind to each other. If you or someone you know is being bullied, you can access these resources to get help: 

  • Call or text the 24-hour Bullying Helpline at 310-1818. 
  • Chat online 24/7 with the Bullying Helpline at Alberta.ca/BullyingChat
  • Visit our Pink Shirt Day page to learn about government resources, supports and services. 


    Dates to Remember: 

    Wednesday, February 15 – Class Photos 

    Thursday, February 16 and 17 – Teachers Convention 

    Monday, February 20 – Family Day 

    Wednesday, February 22 – Pink Shirt Day 

    Thursday, March 9 – In Person School Conferences 4-8pm  

    Friday, March 10 – Non-Instructional Day 

    Friday, March 10 - In Person School Conferences 8:30-11:30 and 12:30-3 Online 

    Tuesday, March 14 – School Council 6:30 

    Thursday, March 16 – Grade 9 Graduation Pictures 

    School Council 

    Thank you:   
  • To everyone who was able to join us this week!  Great discussion, fitting within our 1.5hr scheduled time as usual! 
  • To Clara Wong, who has volunteered to be CIPAA's fundraising coordinator!  Welcome, Clara! 

    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 

    Grade 9 Graduation Pictures 

    We encourage the Grade 9's to dress up fancy! It's their chance to take a nice image to commemorate their time at Colonel Irvine. Lifetouch will produce a class composite from all images taken and students have the opportunity to purchase those 11x14 composites w/folder for $21.00. It's a great keepsake! 


    Individual Program Plan (IPP) updates are being sent home today by email. Please contact your student's IPP Key Teacher if you have not received the IPP or have any questions/concerns.  


    Monday – Chicken Ranch Wraps  

    Tuesday – Beef Chili with Rice 

    Wednesday – Chicken Alfredo 

    Thursday – Closed 


All grades Singles & Mixed Doubles 3:15 - 5:00 

All Grades Doubles 

3:15 - 5:00 

All grades Singles & Mixed Doubles 3:15 - 5:00 Teacher's Convention - No School 
20 21 22 23 
Family Day - No School All Grades Doubles 3: 15 - 5:00 All grades Singles & Mixed Doubles 3:15 - 5:00 All Grades Doubles 3:15- 5:00 


High School Information 

Please note online high school transfer requests are open until March 15, 2023. Transfer requests only need to be filled in if you are looking to move from your designated high school.  

If you are looking to transfer for IB, follow this link for more information. 


If you are looking to transfer for a different program or course sequence, follow this link. 

https://cbe.ab.ca/registration/transfers/high-school-transfers/Pages/program-or-sequence-of-courses-request.aspx ​

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.


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