Mar 13
The Week Ahead - March 6

Good afternoon, Colonel Irvine School Community, 

It has been a busy start to March. With the cancellation of buses last week, we had to reschedule our Eco school trip for the Grade 6’s, this will now occur April 3-6.  

Last week, all our grade 7-9 band students participated in the Alberta International Band Festival. They performed really well and each group received “Superior” and “Excellence” feedback from the adjudicators. Next up for them is Band Camp later in March in Banff. 

A reminder that interviews are available for booking now through your myCBE account. They will occur March 9 and 10.  

Last Friday afternoon and this afternoon, teachers participated in “Go-to” Educator training. “Go-to” Educator training helps teachers in the early identification, support, triage and referral of students who may be exhibiting substantial mental health problems and/or mental disorders. “Go-to” Educators are not trained to be counselors or work outside of their scope of practice. We are working as a staff to build our Mental Health Literacy including Understanding Disorders, Obtaining/Maintaining Good Mental Health, Reducing Stigma and Knowing How to Get Help. We will be sharing some of this learning with students in our Wellness blocks. We share a short video on the Mental Health Pyramid (4 mins) with you now, to help you learn more. 

We want to ask for your help regarding the strip mall beside the school 

  • There has been an excessive amount of garbage and litter at the strip mall. We want to be good neighbors and we ask that you remind your child to throw garbage into trash bins and not on the ground.  

  • Please do not park in the lot during business hours. Store owners need parking spaces for their clients and customers.  

  • The most important point we like to bring to parents’/guardians’ attention is that there has been an increase in shoplifting from the convenience store (just north of us) by our students at lunchtime. The owner has been patient and has had individual conversations with students. They understand and appreciate students are a huge support to their business, but this week they had to call police about ongoing incidents and the number of students flooding into the store, not purchasing anything, and some that are stealing.  

  • The store has a good video security system and we have asked them for footage so that we can help to identify these students. There may be consequences for students depending on what is on the video. The store owner has also involved the Calgary Police regarding the security videos.  

  • We have been making announcements for students to only go to the store if they have money to purchase items.  If your child frequents the store regularly, please discuss this with them and the consequences of shoplifting. Our school resource officer, Constable Shaw will continue to work with our students and community about being good citizens and to go over the consequences of shoplifting. Constable Shaw wants to be a proactive resource for our students and families. 

Thank you for your support. Together we can continue to build a strong school community 

Ms. Ko and Ms. Dalwood 

Intent for next year Form 

A reminder to our grade 5-8 parents to fill in the intent for next year form. This information is essential to our planning of our next school year. 

School Planning Survey link 

We will be sending a survey link on School Planning for families next week. 


Dates to Remember: 

Thursday, March 9 – School Conferences 4-8pm (in-person) 

Friday, March 10 – Non-Instructional Day 

Friday, March 10 - School Conferences 8:30-11:30am (online) and 12:30-3pm (in-person) 

Tuesday, March 14 – School Council 6:30pm (School Planning information & discussion) 

Monday, March 20 – Trimester 3 starts 

Thursday, March 23 – Grade 9 Graduation Pictures 

Monday, March 27-31 – Spring Break 

School Council 

Mark your calendars:   

Volunteer for the upcoming casino!   

  • Please sign up as soon as you can!  Committing early really helps with our planning.   

  • No experience is required!  All 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 group.  The process to join is simple and straightforward: 

  • 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 

High School Information 

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

The International Baccalaureate Program aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. We offer flexibility through both the full diploma and partial IB programs. For more information on the IB program please visit John G. Diefenbaker High School’s Website. Applications for the IB are due on March 15th. Information on how to apply is found here. Please email our IB Coordinator for further information at 

Jack James High School Thursday, March 9 Open House from 5:00-6:00. 

Jack James is a small (<450 student) High School open to all students in the city. We offer robust Knowledge and Employability and Diploma (not -1 courses) route programs supported by small class sizes and a wide range of in-school learning and well-bring supports. 

Jack James offers many unique and innovative shop options which lead to employment or post-secondary for many students. 


Monday – Potato and Cheese Perogies 

Tuesday - Grilled Bacon and Tomato Sandwich 

Wednesday – Penne with Marinara Sauce 

Thursday – Chicken Strips with hash browns 


Well done to the the grade 7’s athletes last night. Divisionals are continuing with Grade 8 Girls doubles on Monday, March 6th and Boys doubles on Wednesday, March 8th. Grade 7s are at H.D. Cartwright, grade 8s are at SJAM for Monday and at Annie Gale on Wednesday, grade 9s are at Colonel Irvine.   

Basketball Week ahead  

Reminder that students must consistently follow the Student Code of Conduct to have the privilege to represent our school as athletes. We are looking for athletes with positive attitudes and relationships with their peers and teachers. Please go over CBE’s Code of Conduct with your child. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school. 

Tryouts will be during the week of March 13 – 16  

Jr. Boys games Mondays; Practice Tuesday & Thursday  

Jr. Girls games Tuesday; Practice Monday & Wednesday  

Sr. Boys games Wednesday & some Mondays; Practice Tuesday & Thursday  

Sr. Girls games Thursday and some Tuesday; Practice Monday & Wednesday 

Physical Education 

Students are expected to change for Physical Education. Please make sure your student has a change of clothes and appropriate footwear for class. We will remind students of their locker combinations if needed. 

Child Care Tax Receipts 

Child Care Tax Receipts for CBE Lunch Supervision from January 2022 to December 2022 are now available if you paid for lunch supervision through:  

MyCBE/PowerSchool under Student Fees & Service Registrations > Menu > ReceiptsFamilies can download / print the online receipt to include in their 2021 tax return. 

Provincial Achievement tests 

Monday, May 15 9:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Grade 9 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 

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

9:00 A.M.-9:30 A.M. Grade 9 Mathematics Part A 

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

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

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 

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 

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


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