Mar 13
The Week Ahead - March 13

Good afternoon, Colonel Irvine School Community, 

We'd like to thank parents and guardians who were able to meet with teachers this week. If you were unable to book interviews, we encourage you to contact our teachers if you have any questions or concerns about your child's learning.  

At our next school council meeting we will be looking at our School Development Plan and looking into next year. We will be sending out a survey next week to gather thoughts and information. We encourage all parents/guardians to complete the survey to share and voice your thoughts regarding next school year.  

Thank you to all parents for returning their intent for next year's school survey. This is important as we are starting to plan for next year. Our projection for next year is 759 students.  

Congratulations to our badminton teams. They had a smashing season with all our teams capturing the divisional banner! Congratulations to all our athletes and coaches. Thank you to the following staff members for helping with our badminton season: Ms. Yeo, Ms. Vo, Ms. Melanie Lee, Ms. Lacuata, Mr. N. Chan, Mr. Jeffrey, Mr. Bong and Mr. Luu.  Also, to our student volunteers who came out to help with our tournament. 

Thank you as always for your support. 

Ms. Ko and Ms. Dalwood 


Dates to Remember: 

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

Wednesday, March 15-17 – Band Camp 

Monday, March 20 – Trimester 3 starts 

Thursday, March 23 – Grade 9 Farewell Pictures 

Monday, March 27-31 – Spring Break 

Monday, April 3 – Classes resume 

Monday, April 3 – 6 - Grade 6 Eco School 

Friday, April 7 – Good Friday, school closed 

Monday, April 10 – System PL non-instruction day 

School Council 

Join us next week:   

  • Minutes: 
  • 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: 
  • 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  


    Monday – Beef Chili with Rice 

    Tuesday – Teriyaki Chicken with Rice 

    Wednesday – Spaghetti with Meatballs 

    Thursday – Assorted Pizzas 

    Intent for next year Form 

    A reminder to our grade 5-8 parents to return this form that was due March 9th. This information is essential to our planning of our next school year. Please have your child return the form to the school. 


    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. 

    Basketball tryouts will be during the week of March 13 – 16  

    Jr and Sr girls try out Monday and Wednesday from 3:15-5pm 

    Jr Boys try out Tuesday from 3:15-4:15pm, Thursday 4:15-5:15pm 

    Sr Boys try out Tuesday from 4:15-5:15pm, Tuesday 3:15-4:15pm 

    Season of play information: 

    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 

    Grade 9 Graduation Pictures Thursday, March 23 

    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! 

    Composite orders are due back on photo day. Students can hand them in to the photographer directly. 

    Ramadan – prayer space? 

    This year Ramadan falls between Wednesday, March 22 – Thursday, April 20. If your student requires an accommodation to leave class for prayers, please email Ms. Dalwood at so that we can plan a prayer space for the appropriate number of students. 

    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 > Receipts.  Families can download / print the online receipt to include in their 2021 tax return. 

    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

    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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