Nov 02
October 31, 2022

Dear Cedarbrae Families,

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend enjoying the warm weather on Sunday.  Students have now settled in nicely to their literacy and math groups, and have been working on skills to support their reading and math development.  On Friday, teachers spent the morning looking at our school development plan goal for literacy.  We discussed strategies to support vocabulary development in order to strengthen students reading comprehension, writing, and understanding of concepts across subjects. We are excited to begin this work with students in the coming weeks!

Traffic Outside School/Bus Lane

We have been noticing some more congestion outside the school in the mornings and after school and anticipate that the traffic will increase once it gets cooler.  Please make sure you are not parking or stopping in the bus lane as we have three buses that drop off students each morning and need to use all the designated lane to make a safe stop.  Your understanding and cooperation to keep our students safe is much appreciated.  


A list of important reminders and upcoming events are listed below.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Regards,

Leanne Murphy,

Principal, Cedarbrae School

 

Cedarbrae Attire - Online Store

 

A reminder that our online store is open and Friday is Cedarbrae school spirit day.  Staff and students are encouraged to wear school colours or attire.

 

https://pixelimaging.ca/store/Cedarbrae-School-c133976034

 

Healthy Hunger

 

Please visit the healthy hunger website to view our upcoming lunches which will be held on Thursdays. Please remember to get your weekly order in my Saturday evening for the following week.

 

https://healthyhunger.ca/

 

Action Required | Online Forms Past Due

 

Please submit any outstanding forms listed below. If you have any questions or require support, please contact the front office and we would be pleased to help.

 

Student Health Plan

Please complete this form if any physical or medical condition may affect the student's attendance at school, they require medication administration at school. 

Student Health Plan Form

If you require a paper copy please let the office know.

Coming Up at a Glance

Tuesday, November 8 – School Council Meeting at 7:00 pm (Learning Commons)

Thursday November 10 – Remembrance Day Assembly hosted by the grade 5/6 team

Friday, November 11 – Remembrance Day – No School

Thursday, November 24 – Evening Parent Conferences

Friday, November 25 – Parent Conferences (No school for students)

Friday, December 23 – No School (Winter Break)

Monday, January 9 – Classes Resume​


Sep 07
Welcome Back 2022 -2023

Dear Cedarbrae Families,

We hope you all enjoyed a restful and fun filled long weekend!  The first four days of the 2022/2023 school year at Cedarbrae school are officially behind us and we are looking forward to a wonderful year ahead with students! I have really enjoyed my first few days here getting to know the amazing student's families and staff at Cedarbrae.  I will be outside the front doors most mornings greeting the buses and students as they walk across the street.  I am excited to meet all of our families so please do feel free to say hi and introduce yourself if you see me in the mornings.

Each week, I will send out a message to families that includes highlights from the week and information about upcoming events.  We have several new families as well as many returning families at Cedarbrae School this year and we have provided some information below to some frequently asked questions.

Soft Start

To ease congestion during entry times and support student's ability to begin learning activities teachers will be greeting students at the doors each morning between 8:05 am - 8:18 am. 

Lunch Time

Our lunch time schedule this year is from 12:00 -12:48.

 Students will have recess for the first part of lunch from 12:00 – 12:25 and will eat in their classrooms for the second half of lunch from 12:25 – 12:48. 

Allergies

If your child has a food allergy  the school needs to be aware of it, please ensure you have completed the Student Health Plan and submitted it to the school. If you would like a paper copy please let the office know

2022 – 2023 School Forms

Demographic Verification - 2022-23 – This form includes your child's personal information as well as parent / legal guardian contact information.

Citizenship Information Update - 2022-23 – This form becomes available if you change your child's citizenship information on the Demographic Verification form.

Annual Authorization - 2022-23 – This form provides consent for school and district use of personal information.

SchoolEngage is one of the applications found in your MyCBE account. This is the same account that you use to pay fees, view academic information, book school conferences, etc.

If you do not have a MyCBE account, on the MyCBE page click on Create a MyCBE Account. For online help refer, to MyCBE - Creating an Account (includes instructions and a video).

To complete these forms:

1 | sign in to your MyCBE account

2 | click on the SchoolEngage icon

3 | select the form

4 | complete or review and update the form

5 | click on Submit to send the form electronically to the school

6 | repeat steps 3-5 for each form

 Student Health Plan

The Student Health Plan is supported by Administrative Regulation 6002 – Student Health Services. 

This form must be:

§  completed if a physical or medical condition may affect the student's attendance at school;

§  completed if medication is to be taken at school; and

§  reviewed and updated annually or sooner if there is a change in the student's health concern or school registration.

 

Please complete this form if any of the above applies to your child.  If you require a paper copy please let the office know.

 

Student Health Plan Form

Cedarbrae Walk Form

From time to time to time throughout the year students will have the opportunity to participate in trips that are in walking distance.  Please see the attached letter for more details.

Welcome Ruby - Indigenous Education Strategist

We are excited to welcome Ruby Kane as our Indigenous Education Strategist this year! Ruby has been busy getting to know our students, families, and staff and is excited to be a part of the Cedarbrae learning community this year.

Smudge Letter

Please see the attached letter about a cultural opportunity at Cedarbrae School from Ruby.

smudge letter

Cedarbrae Attire - Online Store

We are excited to be launching a new online store with Cedarbrae clothing attire.  There are a variety of items in youth and adult sizes.  Orders can be placed online and items will be shipped to the school as processed.

 A reminder that Friday is Cedarbrae school spirit day and staff and students are encouraged to wear school colours or attire.

Cedarbrae Attire https://pixelimaging.ca/store/Cedarbrae-School-c133976034Have a wonderful week!

Warm Regards,

Leanne Murphy, Principal

 

Coming-Up at Cedarbrae School

Friday, September 16 - Terry Fox Run

Online Demographic Verification and Annual Authorization forms in SchoolEngage for your child deadline

Thursday, September 22 - Fall Equinox Treaty 7 Day, Meet the Teacher - Grade 1 -6 (More details to come)

Friday, September 23 - Meet the Teacher Kindergarten, PD Day (Grade 1-6)

Thursday, September 29 - Orange Shirt Day

Friday, September 30 - School Closed – National Truth and Reconciliation Day​


Aug 31
Welcome Back to the 2021-22 School Year!

Hello Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back! We are thrilled to be back and we are excited to connect with each of our families.  We hope you had a wonderful summer. 

All teachers have called their families to welcome them back to this school year and provide details about our first day of school.  ​

First Day for Grades 1-6   Wednesday, September 1, 2021 – Full day

Teachers will greet students in the back school yard at 8:05 am.  Each teacher will have a sign with their grade and name.  Teachers will be phoning each family prior to the first day to inform you of your child's class.  Parents, please model social distancing and remain on the perimeter of the school yard.  Please send students with 2 masks on the first day.   If it is lightly raining, please send your child with an umbrella. 

First Day for Kindergarten

We are looking forward to greeting our Kindergarten students over two days. Kindergarten students will meet outside of the Kindergarten doors on their assigned first day. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021Last name A-L
Thursday, September 2, 2021Last name M-Z


We look forward to re-connecting and working with you this year.  

Sincerely, 

Lisa Thomson 

Jun 25
Have a Safe and Healthy Summer!

​Hello Parents/Guardians,

We can hardly believe that this is our last full week of school.  What a school year it has been!  We want to thank each one of you for your support, understanding, flexibility, and kindness.  

We wish a warm farewell to several staff members this year including Brianne Thompson, Aida Javed, Shelley Pears, and Marni Shoham.  Thank you for your contributions to Cedarbrae School.  You will be missed.  

The office will be closed over the summer and will re-open on August 27.  Teachers will call all families prior to the first day of school to inform you of your child's class.  On the first day, we will meet at the back of the school.  

We wish you all a safe, healthy, and relaxing summer vacation.  You all deserve it!

All the best,

Cedarbrae Staff 


Oct 13
Assistant Principal Announcement

I am thrilled to announce our newly appointed Assistant Principal- Vanessa Prestayko-Tannas.  Vanessa brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our school.  She is currently the Area Mental Health and Behaviour Strategist.  She will be starting with us on Monday, November 2.  We welcome her to our team.  

Aug 24
Principal Announcement

Hello Cedarbrae Families and Friends, ​

It is both with excitement and sadness that I am letting you know that I have accepted the position as Principal of Children's Village School commencing this week.

My four years at Cedarbrae has taught me much in terms relationships, and academic success. I wish to thank you for your support, kind words and all your encouragement over the years.  Cedarbrae is a strong community with amazing students and staff who will go on to achieve great things.

I am very pleased to share that Ms. Lisa Thomson will assume the role of Acting Principal effective immediately.  The hiring for a new Principal will commence as part of our fall staffing process, with the goal of having a new principal in place as soon as possible.  Education Director, Darlene Unruh has created a survey to seek your input into attributes we as a community are seeking in our new principal.  Staff, students and parents will have access via this link https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=hxMW71old0evNoC4_OTuc2Aj_nCUnD1LukcBxiD79f9UNjRBUjYzSlNMTUhYN0ZWSUZWNzJVT1hJSi4u

 

It has very much been an honour to serve this community.  I wish you and your families the best for the upcoming school year.

 

Sincerely,

Kristi Jardine


Jan 28
Budget

Dear Parents,

The Oct. 24 provincial budget left the CBE with a $32 million shortfall. As this is a mid-year cut, the CBE must act quickly to present a balanced budget to the Board of Trustees before January 2020.

Complex decisions are being made in a short time frame to balance our budget. One of the most difficult decisions is to end full-year temporary teaching contracts at CBE schools. Temporary staff were informed today, and the cuts will be effective January 2, 2020.

This budget decision impacts our school; some of our students are in classrooms with temporary contract teachers. While this decision may impact your child in January, please know we will continue to support positive transitions and effective teaching and learning. Continuity of learning is important, and we are working to minimize disruption to the greatest extent possible.

We are in the midst of making several other decisions to cover our budget gap and will update you as soon as possible.

Thank you

Kristi Jardine

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