Mar 01
The Week Ahead - February 27

Good afternoon, Colonel Irvine School Community,    

As we come to the end of February and Black History month, students were given the opportunity to reflect on the question, “Why does representation matter?” Humanities classes in Grade 7-9 engaged in discussions and a film analysis on the topic. 


We can’t believe that we will be entering the month of March next week. We will be having our last round of parent/teacher conferences in 2 weeks. We will be having a hybrid model for upcoming interviews. More details below. Teachers will be sending out emails to share if a meeting is required to go over learning concerns. Regardless, parents are always welcome to book an appointment.  If you need an interpreter, please contact the school. 


Thank you to all the students and staff who wore pink on Wednesday to support Pink Shirt Day. It is important for all of us to work together to prevent and stop bullying behaviors in our school community. Together we can build a warm, caring, safe learning environment for everyone. 

This year the province has instituted a province-wide schedule for Provincial Achievement Tests, the schedule is further below. Students in Grade 6 and 9 will be taking these tests in May and June. Results of these tests will provide Alberta Education, ourselves, our teachers, parents and students with information about what students know and can do in relation to provincial standards. Students cannot write these tests ahead of time. 

The administration from the new NW high school will be meeting students designated there on Thursday, March 2 during the school day. Students will get their course selection sheets for that school that day too. Thank you to all parents/students for getting the course pick sheets back to us.  

We’d like to again remind parents/guardians to pre-order a yearbook. February 28th is the last day to order. We have sold 215 yearbooks so far. Our current enrollment is 772. We want to ensure we have enough books for everyone.  

Thank you for your continued support in building a strong school community. Have a great weekend. 

Ms. Ko & Ms. Dalwood 



Dates to Remember: 

Wednesday, March 1 – School Conference Booking Open at 4pm 

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

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

Friday, March 10 – Non-Instructional Day 

Tuesday, March 14 – School Council 6:30 

TBD – Grade 9 Graduation Pictures 

Student Drop Off 

A reminder that supervision for students is not available until 8:05am and doors will open at this time. Students have been seen at the school as early as 7:20am, which is dangerous with these cold temperatures. Staff may not be present at the school to open doors when students arrive early. 

School Council 

Volunteer for the upcoming casino!   

  • THANK YOU to everyone who has signed up so far! 

  • Our next casino is July 14th & 15th at Ace Casinos Airport (40 Aero Crescent NE) 

  • Volunteer sign-up:  

  • Please sign up as soon as you canCommitting early really helps with our planning.   

  • No experience is requiredAll positions are supported by paid casino advisors. 

  • Casino funds support the school needs directly -- equipment, supplies, learning materials… the list goes on! 

To stay informed, please join our FB groupThe 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 / concernsContact us at 


Please remind your child to continue to support our environment by putting trash into the garbage cans especially after lunch. We want to be friendly neighbors for our community members. Together we can keep our community clean and safe.   

High School Information 

Information regarding high school transfers is now available online and closes March 15, 2023. Please see link below. 


Monday – Italian Meatball Subs 

Tuesday – Chicken Ranch Wraps 

Wednesday – Please check school website for March Menu 

Thursday – Please check school website for March Menu 


Rosters are set and we are ready for our divisional meets happening on March 2nd, 6th and 8thThe competitions this year will be at various school locations (Colonel Irvine, SJAM, H.D. Cartwright, and Annie Gale) and our badminton players know where to go as per their specific playing positions (singles, doubles, mixed doubles and alternates)We would like to thank our coaches (Mr. Luu, Ms. Yeo, Ms. Vo, Mr. Chan, Mr. Ray, Ms. Lacuata and Ms. Lee) for all of their hard work, effort and commitment in ensuring a great experience for all of our athletes. 

Practice Schedule 

Monday, February 27th – All grades Singles (3:15-4:00) and Mixed Doubles (4:00-5:00) 

Tuesday, February 28th – All grades Doubles (3:15-5:00) 

Wednesday, March 1st – All grades Singles (3:15-4:00) and Mixed Doubles (4:00-5:00) 

Tuesday, March 7th – All grades Boys Doubles (3:15-5:00) 

Provincial Achievement tests 

Monday, May 15 9:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Grade 9 English Language Arts Part A     

    9:00 A.M.-10:20 A.M. Grade 9 K&E English Language Arts Part A 

Wednesday, May 17 9:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Grade 6 English Language Arts Part A 

Tuesday, June 20 9:00 A.M. -10:00 A.M. Grade 6 English Language Arts Part B 

9:00 A.M.-10:15 A.M. Grade 9 English Language Arts Part B 

Grade 9 K&E English Language Arts Part B 

Thursday, June 22 9:00 A.M.-9:20 A.M. Grade 6 Mathematics Part(ie) A  

9:00 A.M.-9:30 A.M. Grade 9 Mathematics Part(ie) A 

Friday, June 23 9:00 A.M.-10:10 A.M. Grade 6 Mathematics Part(ie) B 

9:00 A.M.-10:20 A.M. Grade 9 Mathematics Part(ie) B 

Grade 9 K&E Mathematics 

Monday, June 26 9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Grade 6 Social Studies 

9:00 A.M.- 10:20 A.M. Grade 9 Social Studies 

9:00 A.M.- 10:15 A.M Grade 9 K&E Social Studies 

Tuesday, June 27 9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Grade 6 Science 

9:00 A.M.-10:15 A.M. Grade 9 Science 

Grade 9 K&E Science 

All exams start at 9am and vary in length. More details will come after the break. ​


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