Nov 21
The Week Ahead - November 21

Good afternoon Colonel Irvine School Community. We hope everyone is continuing to be well and staying healthy. Next week we will have our first teacher conferences. To learn more about our classes and your students' progress please remember to book in for Parent/Teacher/Student conferences. Out of concern for our teacher's health, we have moved ALL interviews to online. Please connect with the link you receive in your email confirmation. Please be aware that you will need to book in with multiple teachers for each of your students. Please see details below to manage your bookings. 

As mentioned last week, we will continue to update you on high school information as it is made available. Please see previous and new information available below our message.  

Please help us to remind your child to keep phone devices in their locker. Students are allowed to use it at lunch time, but it needs to be in lockers during class time. Students with their phones in class will be asked to turn the phone into the office for the rest of the day. If this is a regular occurrence, parents will be asked to pick up phones. 

Next week we will be having our first practice lockdown with the support of School Resource Officers from the Calgary Police Service. Students will be notified in advance of all lockdowns. This is currently scheduled to take place on the afternoon of Thursday, November 24. As per fire drill practice requirements, we will also be having one more unannounced fire drill before the end of December.  

A big congratulations to our volleyball athletes and coaches. We had an outstanding season with 3 of our 4 teams placing 1st. Both our junior girls' and boys' and senior boys were victorious this season clinching the banner title for our school. It was an exciting final for all teams. Even though the senior girls came short, they played extremely well in their semi-final match against Queen Elizabeth losing in the 3 set. Again, well done to our teams and athletes. We are so proud of your achievements.  Special thanks to our coaches: Ms. Vo, Ms. Yeo, Mr. Andreasen, Mr. Prather, Mr. Luu and Mr. Bong for volunteering their time coaching our students.  

We are pleased to share that we've raised over $3000 for the Terry Fox Foundation. We also raised approximately $250 for the poppy fund and donated five boxes of food to the Veterans' food bank. Thank you to all the students, parents and staff for participating in our fundraiser. We appreciate the generosity of our school community. 

Grade 9 families will be receiving a stand-alone message about the West Coast sailing trip. We are trying to get a sense of the number of students who might like to attend. Ms. Yeo will hold a short meeting during interview evenings to share more information. 

Boxes of medical masks were put into all classrooms today. Students are welcome to take a box home or keep one in their locker if they or the family will use them. 

Lastly, we would also like to share some more exciting news. Ms. Kristin Duval had a baby girl earlier this month. Both mom and Keely are doing well. We are very excited for Ms. Duval and her family. 

Thank you for your continued support, 

Ms. Ko and Ms. Dalwood 

 

My CBE/PowerSchool/School Conferences 

Booking will remain open until Friday November 26. 

All parents with children enrolled in the Calgary Board of Education schools have access. Parents must first create a new PowerSchool parent account to be able to use this CBE application and the guide link below. 

  • Parents Sign In:MyCBE | PowerSchool > myCBE Apps > my School Conferences 
  • Guide: Parents can find support information (including user guides for booking a conference, joining a conference, and a quick reference guide) on the Technical Support for Students & Parents site, under MyCBE / PowerSchool - School Conferences

    Dates to Remember:  

    Monday, November 21 to Friday, November 25 – Book Fair -you can view a selection of the books you'll find here: https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5184718 

    Wednesday, November 23 – Online Parent teacher interviews 4-8pm 

    Thursday, November 24 – Online Parent teacher interviews 4-8pm 

    Friday, November 25 – Non-Instruction Day 

    Friday, November 25 – Online Parent teacher interviews 8:30am- 11:30 12:30 – 3:00 pm 

    Wed. Dec. 14th – Colonel Irvine Winter Band Concert @ John Diefenbaker High school @ 6:00 pm 

    Cafeteria Menu:  

    Monday – Italian Meatball Subs 

    Tuesday – Beef Chili with Rice 

    Wednesday – Chicken Alfredo 

    Thursday – Burger with Fries 

    Scholastic Book Fair Countdown! 

    Our school's Scholastic Book Fair starts next week! It will be open from November 21 - November 24.   

    Your investment in your reader also helps our whole school. All purchases earn Rewards that can be redeemed for books and Education Resources for our school's classrooms and library. 

    For parents, family and friends that cannot enter our school, don't forget to visit our Virtual Book Fair Extension! Orders will ship to our school for free, and more information will follow regarding the pickup of your order. 

    When it's time to shop, visit our school's Virtual Book Fair Extension site using this link: 

    https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5184718 

    Before our Fair begins, click the link to: 
  1. SAVE it to your browser 
  1. WATCH videos of popular new titles 
  1. PREVIEW our Featured Books 

    Masks Available 

    We still have some masks (child and adult) available for distribution. If you would like a box or two of masks for at home, please send your student to the office for them. 

    Accessing PAT results for June 2022 (students in Gr 6 and 9 last year) 

    At this time, parents / legal guardians will not be able to create a myPass account to view their child's Provincial Assessment Results (PATs). By Nov. 30, 2022, we will send a paper copy home with your student. A school messenger will be sent to alert you of when this happens. 

    Our apologies for this inconvenience. 

    High School Virtual Open House Information 

    Below is the information that we have so far. This will be continually updated as more information is available. We will be offering to overview sessions regarding high school programming.  

    Session 1 – Wednesday, November 23 at 7-7:30pm Click here to join the meeting 

    Session 2 – Thursday, November 24 at 6-6:30pm   Click here to join the meeting 

    For parents with students going into Gr. 10 next year we will be holding virtual information session for parents during Parent Teacher Interviews in November. Details and links to these meetings will be shared in the Nov. 18th message. In the meantime, the CBE High School website is a great place to learn about high school information. You may also wish to visit the individual high schools' websites. 

    We will post tour dates and open houses here as we are notified of them. 

    James Fowler High School 

    January 26th, 2023: Grade 9 tours and Open House (more details to come) 

    Also at James Fowler - Try a Trade event / Skilled Trades and Internship Fairs 

    All Junior high students that are planning on attending Fowler next year are welcome to Try A Trade.  Parents and students are invited to an evening of career exploration and hands-on activities in the different areas of CTS at James Fowler on November 30th, 2022, 5:00-6:15pm. 

    Sir Winston Churchill High School International Baccalaureate Program 

    Nov 23 OR Dec 1, these are repeat sessions. 5-7pm 

    Sir Winston Churchill 

    Open House Thursday, January 26, 2023 more details to come. 

    John G. Diefenbaker High School International Baccalaureate Program 

    During these IB information sessions, we will talk about what the IB program is, what to expect and what you need to know about applying. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and to meet with some of our current students. 

     Thursday, November 17, 2022 OR Wednesday, January 11, 2023 

     **These are repeat sessions; you only need to attend one.  

     6:00–6:30: Mingle with current IB students in the foyer and ask them questions about their experience. 

     6:30-8:00: Presentation from the IB Coordinator 

    No registration is required. 

    Crescent Heights Student Tour 

    November 24th,12:30-2pm, this is during school hours. If you would like your student to attend you will need to make arrangements to get them there and excuse them from school for the afternoon. If you are going to do this please let Ms. Dalwood (nadalwood@cbe.ab.ca) know so she can confirm numbers with Crescent Heights. 

    Crescent Heights Open House 

    Thursday, November 24, Spanish Program at 5pm, All Student Presentation 6-8pm 

    Bowness High School 

    Open House: January 17th,6:30 start.  The details will be posted on their website. 

    Forest Lawn High School 

    Open House: Thursday, January 25, check their website closer to date. 

    **Central Memorial High School** 

    Central Memorial High School hosts a thriving performing and visual arts program (PVA) that is open to CBE students across the city. Because it is a program of choice, students who are not designated to CMHS have the unique opportunity to apply and audition/interview for the program and then complete the CBE High School Transfer Request for 2023-2024.   

    In this program, students have opportunities to complete 30+ high school fine arts credits through year-round specialized classes alongside like-minded students and faculty with artistic backgrounds. Not only can they focus on their arts learning every single day of high school, but they can also complete core classes, AP classes, languages and CTS courses here at Central Memorial.   

    Open House: Central Memorial High School/ PVA program/CTC program November 24, 2022 from 7 – 9pm 

https://pvacentral.ca/start-here/

Nov 14
The Week Ahead - November 14

Good afternoon Colonel Irvine School Community. Yesterday, we had our Remembrance Day assemblies to honour our past and present armed forces members. We would like to thank all the students and teachers who worked so hard on this assembly and the parents/guardians who came to watch. Today marks the 104th anniversary of the end of the First World War. We hope the ceremonies helped students to reflect on contributions of past and present military operations and perhaps encouraged others to join in the future. We'd to like to bring special honor to those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom and for those who continue to do so around the world. We are so fortunate to live in Canada. We want to express our gratitude to all the students and families that contributed to the poppy fund and the Veterans' food bank drive. We will share the amount raised next week. 

Good luck to all our volleyball teams as they will be starting their playoff run next week. More information on the game schedule is below. Our wrestling season has started. For those interested, please go see Mr. Chang or Mr. Chan.  

A reminder for students to be prepared with clothing for the colder weather. On days warmer than –20 Celsius students are expected to go outside for the last twenty minutes of lunch. It is expected students will go outside for fresh air after eating their lunch. Having appropriate clothing for the conditions makes this outside time more enjoyable. 

Have a great weekend. 

Sincerely, 

Ms. Ko and Ms. Dalwood 

My CBE/PowerSchool/School Conferences 

Conference booking will open November 16.  

All parents with children enrolled in the Calgary Board of Education schools have access. Parents must first create a PowerSchool parent account to be able to use this CBE application and the guide link below. 

  • Parents Sign In:MyCBE | PowerSchool > myCBE Apps > my School Conferences 
  • Guide: Parents can find support information (including user guides for booking a conference, joining a conference, and a quick reference guide) on the Technical Support for Students & Parents site, under MyCBE / PowerSchool - School Conferences

    Dates to Remember:  

    Thursday, November 17 – Picture re-take day 

    Monday, November 21 to Friday, November 25 – Book Fair 

    Wednesday, November 23 - In person Parent teacher interviews 4-8pm 

    Thursday, November 24 – Online Parent teacher interviews 4-8pm 

    Friday, November 25 – Non-Instruction Day 

    Friday, November 25- In person Parent teacher interviews 8:30-11:30 and Online 12:30-3 

    Volleyball Playoffs 

    Monday, November 14th  

    Jr. Girls at SJAM - 4:00 pm GPV vs CI 5:00 pm Winner will play SJAM 

    Sr. Girls at QE - 4:00 pm SJAM vs CI 5:00 pm Winner will play QE 

    Tuesday, November 15th at Colonel Irvine School 

    Jr. Boys: 5:00 pm CI vs GPV or SJAM  

    Sr. Boys: 4:00 pm QE vs CI  

    School Council 

    Thank you to everyone who was able to join our November meeting on Tuesday.  We unanimously voted to support the school's list of needs for 2022-2023 for $32,000!  These funds will purchase items requested by the school administration and staff, and are learning enhancements to support our students such as examback subscription, field trip transportation, classroom supplies for all subjects including option classes and Phys Ed.  The funds are from our casino in March 2022 -- so thank you to everyone who was able to volunteer! 

    Last few days for Purdy's Chocolates!   
  • As long as you / family / friends enter their contact info into the system, we'll be able to contact you/them to ensure the order goes home with the right student 
  • The fundraiser position is currently VACANT (being covered our Chair & Vice-Chair, so if you're interested and able to help out, email me (kirsten.pugh@shaw.ca
  • We hit our fundraising goal of $1000, so we'll receive 25% of the total!  We have increased the goal to $2000. 
  • Funds will be used to enhance student learning at Colonel Irvine, by purchasing items requested by the school staff and administration, supporting student events (such a Lunar New Year and Grade 9 Farewell) and staff appreciation. 
  • If you'd like to support directly, in lieu or in addition to buying chocolate, you can send donations to the school office or e-transfer to colonelirvineschoolcouncil@gmail.com with the password set to “donation". 

    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  

    Cafeteria Menu 

    Monday – BBQ Chicken Subs 

    Tuesday – Ginger Beef with Rice 

    Wednesday – Beef and Mac Bake 

    Thursday – Assorted Pizzas 

    Masks Available 

    We still have some masks (child and adult) available for distribution. If you would like a box or two of masks for at home, please send your student to the office for them. 

    Scholastic Book Fair 

    Mark your calendars! The fun and excitement of a Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school!  

    So save the date! Our Scholastic Book Fair will take place in the Learning Commons on November 21 - November 24.  

    And for parents, friends and family that can't join us in the school, be sure to join us online with our Virtual Book Fair Extension! Our online shop will be open on November 18th of our Fair and closes on November 25th, you can view a selection of the books you'll find here: 

    https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5184718 

    Watch for news leading up to our Scholastic Book Fair! 

    Happy Reading! 

     
    High School

    For parents with students going into Gr. 10 next year we will be holding virtual information session for parents during Parent Teacher Interviews in November. Details and links to these meetings will be shared in the Nov. 18th message. In the meantime, the CBE High School website is a great place to learn about high school information. You may also wish to visit the individual high schools' websites. 

    We will post tour dates and open houses here as we are notified of them. 

    Sir Winston Churchill High School International Baccalaureate Program 

    Nov 15 Or Nov 23 OR Dec 1, these are repeat sessions. 5-7pm 

    Sir Winston Churchill Open House 

    Thursday, January 26, 2023 more details to come. 

    John G. Diefenbaker High School International Baccalaureate Program 

    During these IB information sessions, we will talk about what the IB program is, what to expect and what you need to know about applying. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and to meet with some of our current students. 

     Thursday, November 17, 2022 OR Wednesday, January 11, 2023 

     **These are repeat sessions; you only need to attend one.  

     6:00–6:30: Mingle with current IB students in the foyer and ask them questions about their experience. 

     6:30-8:00: Presentation from the IB Coordinator 

    No registration is required. 

    Crescent Heights Student Tour 

    November 24th,12:30-2pm, this is during school hours. If you would like your student to attend you will need to make arrangements to get them there and excuse them from school for the afternoon. If you are going to do this please let Ms. Dalwood (nadalwood@cbe.ab.ca) know so she can confirm numbers with Crescent Heights. 

    Crescent Heights Open House 

    Thursday, November 24, Spanish Program at 5pm, All Student Presentation 6-8pm 

    Bowness High School 

    Open House: January 17th,6:30 start.  The details will be posted on their website. 

    James Fowler High School 

    Try a Trade event / Skilled Trades and Internship Fairs 

    All Junior high students that are planning on attending Fowler next year are welcome to try a trade.   

    Parents and students are invited to an evening of career exploration and hands-on activities in the different areas of CTS at James Fowler on November 30th, 2022 5:00-6:15pm 

    Forest Lawn High School 

    Open House: Thursday, January 25, check their website closer to date. 

    **Central Memorial High School** 

    Central Memorial High School hosts a thriving performing and visual arts program (PVA) that is open to CBE students across the city. Because it is a program of choice, students who are not designated to CMHS have the unique opportunity to apply and audition/interview for the program and then complete the CBE High School Transfer Request for 2023-2024.   

    In this program, students have opportunities to complete 30+ high school fine arts credits through year-round specialized classes alongside like-minded students and faculty with artistic backgrounds. Not only can they focus on their arts learning every single day of high school, but they can also complete core classes, AP classes, languages and CTS courses here at Central Memorial.   

    Open House: Central Memorial High School/ PVA program/CTC program November 24, 2022 from 7 – 9pm 

    https://pvacentral.ca/start-here/ 

    Lunch Hour Supervision Fee: 

    The noon hour activity fee ($30) is spent on these activities: 
  • School open/end BBQ 
  • sport equipment – to use over lunchtime 
  • table/chairs/benches in the lunchroom/gym 
  • snack/treats 
  • swim in June 
  • a small portion to have the lunchroom offering hot foods

  • Accessing PAT results for June 2022 (students in Gr 6 and 9 last year) 
  • At this time, parents / legal guardians will not be able to create a myPass account to view their child's Provincial Assessment Results (PATs). By Nov. 30, 2022, we will send a paper copy home with your student. A school messenger will be sent to alert you of when this happens. Our apologies for this inconvenience. 
Nov 07
The Week Ahead - November 7

​Good afternoon, Colonel Irvine School community. On Monday, we had an activity afternoon to celebrate Hallowe'en. It was great to see many of the students in costume. Students had options to participate in a dance, games room and other activities based on their grade. We raised another $900 for the Terry Fox Foundations bringing us to a total of $2800. This includes the online donations made at https://schools.terryfox.ca/5861. We are really close to our goal of fundraising $3000. 

Thursday, Grade 8 students met with resident doctors from the Alberta Children's Hospital to learn more about mental health. This opportunity was only available to Grade 8 students as it was matched to their curriculum. 

Today was our 'monthly' Friday Indigenous block lesson. This week students learned about the Cree code talkers and their important work supporting the Allies in the second world war. The participated in a code-breaking activity, ask them about it! This lesson links to Indigenous Veterans Day on the 8th. We will be holding our Remembrance Day assemblies on the 10th. 

If you had students in Grade 6 or 9 last year, Provincial Achievement tests are now accessible. Please see directions in the next section. 

Lunch hour fees, see below 

A reminder for everyone to turn back their clock one hour on Saturday night as daylight-saving ends on Sunday. Lastly, we'd like to encourage each student to bring at least one non-perishable item for the Veterans food Bank. Together we can make a difference. 

Thank you for your continued support.  

Ms. Ko & Ms. Dalwood 

Dates to Remember:  

Tuesday, November 8 – School Council 6:30pm 

Thursday, November 10 – Remembrance Day Ceremonies 

Friday, November 11 – Remembrance Day – School closed 

Thursday, November 17 – Picture re-take day 

Monday, November 21 to Friday, November 25 – Book Fair 

Wednesday, November 23 - In person Parent teacher interviews 4-8pm 

Thursday, November 24 – Online Parent teacher interviews 4-8pm 

Friday, November 25 – Non-Instruction Day 

Friday, November 25- In person Parent teacher interviews 8:30-11:30 and Online 12:30-3 

School Council: 

Launching Purdy's Chocolates for the holidays!  It's snowing, so it's a great day to order holiday chocolates in support of our annual fundraiser!  

  • 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  

     
    Cafeteria Menu:  

    Monday – Perogies 

    Tuesday – Grilled Bacon and Tomato Sandwich 

    Wednesday – Penne with Marinara Sauce 

    Thursday – Chicken Strips with Hashbrowns 

    Lunch Hour Supervision Fee: 

    The noon hour activity fee ($30) are spend on these activities: 
  • School open/end BBQ 
  • sport equipment – to use over lunchtime 
  • table/chairs/benches in the lunchroom/gym 
  • snack/treats 
  • swim in June 
  • a small portion to have the lunchroom offering hot foods 

    Accessing PAT results for June 2022 (student in Gr 6 and 9 last year) 
  • PAT information/results are accessed through myPass. Parents/Legal Guardians may access their child's account and results directly. 

    High School: 

    For parents with students going into Gr. 10 next year we will be holding virtual information session for parents during Parent Teacher Interviews in November. Details and links to these meetings will be shared in the Nov. 18th message. In the meantime, the CBE High School website is a great place to learn about high school information. You may also wish to visit the individual high schools' websites. 

    We will post tour dates and open houses here as we are notified of them. 

    Sir Winston Churchill High School International Baccalaureate Program 

    Nov 15 Or Nov 23 OR Dec 1, these are repeat sessions. 5-7pm 

    Sir Winston Churchill Program Open House 

    Thursday, January 26, 2023 more details to come 

Crescent Heights Student Tour 

November 24th,12:30-2pm, this is during school hours. If you would like your student to attend you will need to make arrangements to get them there and excuse them from school for the afternoon. If you are going to do this please let Ms. Dalwood (nadalwood@cbe.ab.ca) know so she can confirm numbers with Crescent Heights. 

Crescent Heights Open House 

Thursday, November 24, Spanish Program at 5pm, All Student Presentation 6-8pm 

Oct 31
The Week Ahead - October 31

Good afternoon, Colonel Irvine School community. Firstly, we want to wish a Happy Diwali for all the families who celebrated this past Monday. This five-day celebration is also known as the Festival of Lights because during this time people decorate their homes with lights and oil lamps.  
 
Today was Ms. Fenwick's last day, we wish her well as she starts her maternity leave. We are excited to welcome to staff Ms. Kayla MacDonald as her replacement. Ms. MacDonald was in with Ms. Fenwick and her classes yesterday, preparing for her official start on Monday. We'd also like to welcome to staff Mr. Nicholas Chan. Mr. Chan will be taking over Ms. Duval's classes for the rest of the year and will also be providing additional support for our math classes. 

On Monday we will have an activity afternoon to celebrate Hallowe'en. We will be hosting the first dance of the year in support of Terry Fox Foundation. STUCO (student council) will be selling treats and snacks to also support our Terry Fox Fundraiser. Students also have the option to pick other activities (Games room, cooking). If students wish to dress-up for Monday, please remember that face masks cannot be worn at school, that pretend weapons need to stay at home, and that costumes must be in line with the school dress code and also be safe, caring, and welcoming (no cultural stereotyping). We can't wait to see the costumes! 

As many of you are aware, the new NW High School will be opening in September 2023. The CBE is looking for student voice in the naming of the high school. We will be having a meeting with any Grade 7-9 students interested in brainstorming names on Tuesday, November 1 at lunch in the Learning Commons. 

As we move into November and finalize our Remembrance Day assemblies, we'd like to encourage students to bring in non-perishable food items for donation to the Veterans Food Bank. Please bring items to the boxes in front of the office. There are some students in cadets who have volunteered to help with the assembly. A reminder that they may need to ask their leader for permission to wear the uniform to school. 

We are also looking into the possibility of a West Coast sailing trip in May 2023 for Grade 9 students. More details will be shared at a later date.

Lastly, a big shout out to our sports teams. First our girls' soccer team, despite a close loss in the final game of 2-1, they had a fantastic season. We are so proud of their teamwork and efforts this season. Thank you to both Ms. Knowles and Mr. Wright for volunteering their time as coaches. And second our Sr. Girls and Boys Volleyball teams for winning the Morrow Invitational tournament.

We hope all our families continue to be safe, well and healthy. Together we can support the ongoing learning and well-being of our students, staff, and community.  

Thank you for your continued support.  

Ms. Ko & Ms. Dalwood  

Dates to Remember:  

Tuesday, November 8 – School Council 6:30pm 

Thursday, November 10 – Remembrance Day Assemblies 

Friday, November 11 – Remembrance Day – School closed 

Thursday, November 17 – Picture re-take day 

Monday, November 21 to Friday, November 25 – Book Fair 

Wednesday, November 23 - In person Parent teacher interviews 4-8pm 

Thursday, November 24 – Online Parent teacher interviews 4-8pm 

Friday, November 25 – Non-Instruction Day 

Friday, November 25- In person Parent teacher interviews 8:30-11:30 and Online 12:30-3 

School Council 

LAST DAY: In support of the Goodwill Family, CIPAA will be collecting donations until October 28th.  You can send cash into the office with your student, or e-transfer to colonelirvineschoolcouncil@gmail.com with security question answer set to “Bryden".   

Save the date: Mark your calendars for our next meeting, Tuesday Nov. 8th at 6.30.  Agenda, meeting link, and supporting documents will be sent out next week. 

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  

    Cafeteria Menu  

    Monday – Chicken Ranch Wraps 

    November meals will be posted to website when available. 

    Athletics 

    Volleyball 

    October 31 CI @ GPV  

    SR. GIRLS @ 4 

    JR. GIRLS @ 5 

    BOYS PRACTICE 3:15-5:15 

    November 1 CI @ GPV 

    Sr. Boys 4 pm 

    Jr. Boys 5 pm 

    Girls Practice 3:15-5:15 

    November 2 QE @ CI 

    Jr. Girls 4pm 

    Sr. Girls 5pm 

    November 3 QE @ CI 

    Jr. Boys 4 pm 

    Sr. Boys 5 pm 

    High School 

    We are starting to receive a little bit of information about high school tours and open houses. This will be ongoing between now and the start of March. We will put all information related to high school transitions in this section moving forward. If you have a student in grade 9, please check this information regularly.  

    For parents with students going into Gr. 10 next year we will be holding virtual information session for parents during Parent Teacher Interviews in November. Details and links to these meetings will be shared in the Nov. 18th message. In the meantime, the CBE High School website is a great place to learn about high school information. You may also wish to visit the individual high schools' websites. 

    This year our students will transition to 12 different high schools. Open houses and tours usually start in November and continue through January.  

    Current tour info:

    Sir Winston Churchill IB presentations 2022 invitation - pick one session and attend, these are three repeat sessions.

          Tuesday, Nov. 15 OR Wednesday, Nov. 23 OR Thursday, Dec 1

                For all seesions there is a mix and mingle from 5-5:30pm with current IB students, and then a presentation from 5:30-7pm

                For more information email Ms. Arlene Lee (IB Co-ordinator) arlee@cbe.ab.ca

    Crescent Heights – Open House – Save the Date: November 24, 2022 

               Spanish Bilingual 5pm,

           Regular Presentation 6-8pm​

Oct 21
The Week Ahead - October 24

Good afternoon, Colonel Irvine School community.  

Today we had a Math Block lesson. Math Block usually occurs once or twice a month, as Math Block alternates with Indigenous Block and Wellness Block lessons. This year our grade 5-8's students will focus on financial literacy. Within financial literacy, this will allow students to appreciate and value mathematics when they can understand the application of finances in the real world. This can include budgeting with a set income, taxes, buying/renting a home, etc. For grade 9s, students will focus on preparing and developing their proficiency in mathematics, to prepare them for high school. Students will split into different groups to target needed skills and to build confidence as they transition to high school next year.  

We had our Introduction to High School assembly with grade 9’s today. The purpose of this assembly was to get them thinking about high school and how what they are doing in school now, will impact the courses they can take in Grade 10. We also reviewed conflict resolution with them. More information titled “High School” below.  

Students may have mentioned the snack vending machine is back up and running after it’s Covid break. The proceeds go to Parent Advisory Association and are used to support student learning and wellbeing. We have asked students if they chose to use it, they use it before school, at lunch or after school and to line up along the glass case  

they are not blocking lockers. 

A reminder as the weather gets older that students go outside for the last 20 minutes of lunch every day and need appropriate clothing for that.  

Lastly, congratulations to the Girls Soccer team for defeating George P Vanier in the semi-finals yesterday. They will be advancing to the finals on Tuesday, Oct. 25th at FE Osbourne School at 4:30. Good luck to the athletes and coaches.  

Thank you for your continued support. 

Ms. Ko & Ms. Dalwood 

Dates to Remember: 

Friday, October 28 – Non-Instruction Day 

Tuesday, November 8 – School Council 6:30 

Thursday, November 10 – Remembrance Day Assemblies 

Friday, November 11 – Remembrance Day – School closed 

Thursday, November 17 – Picture re-take day 

Monday, November 21 to Friday, November 25 – Book Fair 

Wednesday, November 23 - In person Parent teacher interviews 4-8pm 

Thursday, November 24 – Online Parent teacher interviews 4-8pm 

Friday, November 25 – Non-Instruction Day 

Friday, November 25- In person Parent teacher interviews 8:30-11:30 and Online 12:30-3 

School Council  

Thank you to everyone who was able to join our meeting on Tuesday. 

Opportunity: In support of the Goodwill Family, CIPAA will be collecting donations until October 28th.  You can send cash into the office with your student, or e-transfer to colonelirvineschoolcouncil@gmail.com with security question answer set to “Bryden”.   

We are still seeking volunteers  

for our vacant positions: 

  • CISC/CIPAA: Secretary, Fundraising Coordinator(s), 2nd Event Coordinator 

  • CIBPA: Fundraising Coordinator, Parent Volunteer Coordinator 

If anyone is interested in any of the vacant positions, please contact Kirsten (colonelirvineschoolcouncil@gmail.com) or Linda (cibandparentassoc@gmail.com).  Thanks in advance for considering volunteering! 

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  

Cafeteria Menu: 

Monday – Grilled Bacon and Tomato Sandwich 

Tuesday – Italian Meatball Subs 

Wednesday – Chicken Alfredo 

Thursday – Burgers and Fries 

 

Bussing: 

Please contact CBE transportation at transportation@cbe.ab.ca or 403-817-7433 with any bussing concerns. 

Southland Transportation 403-726-5963 

Bus Planner App code: CBEYI3VWMG 

Students must follow the CBE’s Student Code of Conduct when riding the school bus. Students may lose bussing privileges if they are not following rules and expectations.  

High School: 

We are starting to receive a little bit of information about high school tours and open houses. This will be ongoing between now and the start of March. We will put all information related to high school transitions in this section moving forward. If you have a student in grade 9, please check this information regularly.  

For parents with students going into Gr. 10 next year we will be holding virtual information session for parents during Parent Teacher Interviews in November. In the meantime, the CBE High School website is a great place to start to learn about high school information. You may also wish to visit the individual high schools’ websites. 

This year our students will transition to 12 different high schools. Open houses and tours usually start in November and continue through January.  

We will post tour dates and open houses here as we are notified of them. 

Crescent Heights – Open House – Save the Date: November 24, 2022 

 
School Fees 

Option School Fees will be loaded into MyCBE account on Monday, Oct. 17. 

We recognize that affordability is a key issue for families these days — and that includes the cost of system and school fees. Please find a new information page below.  

Please reach out to Ms. Cindy Lau at the school if you have any questions cilau@cbe.ab.ca 

Demographic Verification form 

Demographic Verification form videos have been created for parents / legal guardians and independent students. These videos are on the Technical Support for Students & Parents webpage, SchoolEngage - Demographic Verification Form. 

In addition, the attached SchoolEngage Quick Tips document has been created. These tips have been identified as the most common questions that parents / legal guardians and independent students have had when completing SchoolEngage forms. This PDF document will be converted to webpages, at some point. In the meantime, schools may share this PDF document with families. 

PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP 

Please upload your child’s birth certificate, passport, or other proof of citizenship as required by Alberta Education to your child’s demographic form in SchoolEngage; the form can’t be approved without it.  This is a one-time request; you will not be asked to do this each year.  Once you have uploaded it, the form will be approved, pushed into PowerSchool and information will then update. 

PROOF OF ADDRESS 

Please upload your proof of address as required to your child’s demographic form in SchoolEngage; the form can’t be approved without it.  Once you have uploaded it, the form will be approved, pushed into PowerSchool and information will then update. 

GUARDIANSHIP/CUSTODY 

Please upload the current custody/guardianship order as required by Alberta Education to your child’s demographic form in SchoolEngage; the form can’t be approved without it.  This is a one-time request; you will not be asked to do this each year.  Once you have uploaded it, the form will be approved, pushed into PowerSchool and information will then update. 

Athletics   

Soccer 

The girls won both of their playoff games this week against Simon Fraser School (1-0) and GP Vanier School (2-0) 

The girls will be playing their Division Final away game against F.E. Osborne School on Tuesday at 4:30pm 

Volleyball 

24 CI @ SPB 

Sr. Girls @ 4 pm 

Jr. Girls @ 5 pm 

Boys Practice 3:15-5:15 

25 No Games 

CI - BYE 

Girls Practice 3:15 -5:15 

26 No Games 

CI - BYE 

Boys Practice 3:15 - 5:15 

27 No Games 

Girls Practice 3:15 - 5:15 

28 No School ​

Oct 14
The Week Ahead - October 17

Good afternoon, Colonel Irvine School Community, 

Today in our wellness block, students reviewed Mental Health and learned 100 coping strategies for dealing with stressors in their lives. We introduced Social Emotional Learning (Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Responsible Decision Making, Relationship Skills and Social Awareness) and took an informal survey of the number of emotions students could list. Over our next few Wellness lessons, we will be teaching students about more emotions and how to recognize them in themselves and others.  

In the afternoon, our staff worked on our School Development Plan (SDP). The SDP is created through a collaborative effort by staff. The main focus is on Literacy and Wellness. We will continue this process throughout the year as we analyze student work, achievement data, survey data, and our teaching practices to see how we can improve student learning and achievement. We will provide updates in the coming weeks.  

Please remind your child to support our environment by putting trash into the garbage. We have noticed an increase in the amount of garbage left around the school. We have reminded students this week about the importance of picking up after themselves and keeping the neighborhood tidy. We'd like to thank students of 7B and Ms. Knowles for helping us clean up our school grounds in connection with their topic of sustainability in their science class.  

We would like to again that you with your patience with bussing. We know there were some problems this week and we continue to work with Southland and CBE transportation to address these issues. 

Lastly, we strongly recommend students not go to the 7-11 store on 4 St. across from James Fowler High School during the lunch hour. Older students like to “hang out” there and there is no supervision. We feel that it is safer for students to stay closer to the school and not to walk so far.  

As always, thank you for your continued support. 

Ms. Ko and Ms. Dalwood 

Dates to Remember: 

Friday, October 28 – Non-Instruction Day 

Tuesday, November 8 – School Council 6:30 

Friday, November 11 – Remembrance Day – School closed 

Thursday, November 17 – Picture re-take day 

Monday, November 21 to Friday, November 25 – Book Fair 

Wednesday, November 23 - In person Parent teacher interviews 4-8 

Thursday, November 24 – Online Parent teacher interviews 4-8 

Friday, November 25 – Non-Instruction Day 

Friday, November 25- In person Parent teacher interviews 8:30-11:30 and Online 12:30-3 

School Council 

Thank you to everyone who was able to join our meeting on Tuesday. 

Opportunity: In support of the Goodwill Family, CIPAA will be collecting donations until October 28th.  You can send cash into the office with your student, or e-transfer to colonelirvineschoolcouncil@gmail.com with security question answer set to “Bryden”.   

We are still seeking volunteers  

for our vacant positions: 

  • CISC/CIPAA: Secretary, Fundraising Coordinator(s), 2nd Event Coordinator 

  • CIBPA: Fundraising Coordinator, Parent Volunteer Coordinator 

If anyone is interested in any of the vacant positions, please contact Kirsten (colonelirvineschoolcouncil@gmail.com) or Linda (cibandparentassoc@gmail.com).  Thanks in advance for considering volunteering! 

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 

Physical Education Reminder 

Irvine gym strips are for sale. T-shirts and shorts are $15 each and hoodies are $25 each. We encourage students to purchase Irvine gear as it promotes a sense of community. However, it is not mandatory. Students must change into physical activity appropriate clothing during Phys. Ed. Class. Families who want to purchase Irvine gym strips may get a form from the PE team and provide the appropriate payment amount. We do accept cash/cheques/online payment. If you choose to pay online, please provide a copy of the payment confirmation page. Thanks, and feel free to email any PE team members with questions. 

Cafeteria Menu: 

Monday – Beef Chili with Rice 

Tuesday – Chicken and or Cheese Quesadillas  

Wednesday – Spaghetti with Meat Sauce 

Thursday – Chicken Strips with Hash Browns 

Transportation Fees Reduced by 20 Per Cent 

Due to the ongoing disruption to transportation services, the CBE has made the decision to reduce transportation fees by 20 per cent for the school year. Fees will be loaded into MyCBE account on Monday, Oct. 17. 

  • Mandated Riders fee reduced from $280 to $224 

  • Non-Mandated Riders fee reduced from $465 to $372 

Transportation service providers are unable to hire enough drivers to ensure coverage for all routes. Delays and canceled buses will occur throughout the school year. We continue to urge families to ensure they have back-up plans in place. 

Families may choose to make other transportation decisions for their child. Should they choose to discontinue using transportation services at any time during the school year, they need to cancel using MyCBE and fees will be prorated. 

Bussing: 

Please contact CBE transportation at transportation@cbe.ab.ca or 403-817-7433 with any bussing concerns. 

Southland Transportation 403-726-5963 

Bus Planner App code: CBEYI3VWMG 

Students must follow the CBE’s Student Code of Conduct when riding the school bus. Students may lose bussing privileges if they are not following rules and expectations.  

https://www.cbe.ab.ca/GovernancePolicies/AR6005-Student-Code-of-Conduct.pdf 

School Fees 

Option School Fees will be loaded into MyCBE account on Monday, Oct. 17. 

We recognize that affordability is a key issue for families these days — and that includes the cost of system and school fees. Please find a new information page below.  

Link: https://www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/fees-and-waivers/Pages/school-fees-overview.aspx 

Please reach out to Ms. Cindy Lau at the school if you have any questions cilau@cbe.ab.ca 

Demographic Verification form 

Demographic Verification form videos have been created for parents / legal guardians and independent students. These videos are on the Technical Support for Students & Parents webpage, SchoolEngage - Demographic Verification Form

In addition, the attached SchoolEngage Quick Tips document has been created. These tips have been identified as the most common questions that parents / legal guardians and independent students have had when completing SchoolEngage forms. This PDF document will be converted to webpages, at some point. In the meantime, schools may share this PDF document with families. 

School Engage Quick Tips for Parents 

Athletics  

Next week Volleyball  

Monday, Oct. 17 

CI @ QE 

Sr. Girls @ 4 pm 

Jr. Girls @ 5 pm 

Boys Practice 3:15- 5:15 

Tuesday, Oct.18 

CI @ SJAM 

Sr. Boys 4 pm 

Jr. Boys 5 pm 

Girls Practice 3:15 - 5:15 

Wed. Oct. 19 

CI @ SJAM 

Jr. Girls 4 pm 

Sr. Girls 5 pm 

Boys Practice 3:15 - 5:15 

Thurs. Oct. 20 

CI © SPB 

Jr. Boys 4 pm 

Sr. Boys 5 pm 

Girls Practice 3:15 - 5:15 

21 MIC Tournament 

22 MIC Tournament 

Soccer 

Girls  

Tues. Oct 18, Girls Soccer Quarters 

Thurs. Oct 20, Semi-Finals 

Boys 

Monday October 17, Boys Soccer Quarters 

Wednesday October 19, Semi-Finals ​

Oct 07
The Week Ahead - October 11

​Good afternoon, Colonel Irvine School Community. Today, we had a system wide Indigenous Education Professional Learning Day named Maatoomsii'Pookaiks. This learning is part of the CBE’s commitment to further educators’ understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. The purpose of today was to participate in developing foundational knowledge of Indigenous ways of being, belonging, doing and knowing. Maatoomsii'Pookaiks has helped us to learn and take action on our learning in support of Indigenous students, and all other CBE students.  

Our athletic teams continue to do well. Congratulations to our volleyball teams as they all played their first set of games this past week. The soccer teams are doing well with our girls being undefeated so far. Special thanks to our cross-country runners and coaches as their season wrapped up last week. It was a quick, successful season. Thank you to Ms. Hughson, Ms. Le, Ms. Gaw, Ms. Dhaliwal and Mr. Haller for supporting our athletes.  

So far, we have raised over $1500 for the Terry Fox Foundation. Our goal is to raise $3000 by the end of December. We are halfway there. We are confident that our school community will rise to the challenge to support this worthy cause. Online donations can be made at: https://schools.terryfox.ca/ColonelIrvine. Together we can and will make a difference. 

On that note, we would like you to remind your student(s) to clean up after themselves when they are outside at lunch. We are also reminding them. We have noticed an increase in the amount of garbage around the exterior of the school after lunch. We want to be good neighbors for our community and also take care of this planet.  

This week was full of mixed emotions as we processed the unexpected death of Bryden Goodwill. Monday was a very difficult day for some students and staff. For many students and staff, this was their first experience of dealing with a loss like this in a school setting. This has impacted everyone differently. We will continue this journey of grieving and healing with each other. We would like to thank students, parents, and staff for their outpouring of support and understanding. It was great to see so many students and staff wearing yellow or purple and even both on Wednesday. They were Bryden’s favourite colors.  

Lastly, we’d like to extend a special Happy Thanksgiving to all students and families. Considering this week’s events, we hope you will all be able to spend some quality time with each other during this long weekend and appreciate all the goodness that surrounds us. Both of us are so thankful to be part of this school community.  

As always, thank you for your continued support. 

Ms. Ko and Ms. Dalwood 

Dates to Remember: 

Monday, October 10 – Thanksgiving – No School  

Tuesday, October 11 – Grade 6 Vaccinations for students with signed consent forms 

Tuesday, October 11 – School Council Meeting @ 6:30 pm 

Friday, October 28 – Non-Instruction Day 

School Council 

Save the date: Join us next Tuesday Oct. 11th @ 6.30pm  

CISC Motion: Support Calgary Regional Airshed Zone school-wide initiative, #idlefreeAB 

CIPAA Motion: Support resuming operation of vending machines in school 

Seeking volunteers for our vacant positions: 

  • CISC/CIPAA: Fundraising Coordinator(s),Event Coordinator(s) 

  • CIBPA: Fundraising Coordinator, Parent Volunteer Coordinator 

If anyone is interested in any of the vacant positions, please contact Kirsten (colonelirvineschoolcouncil@gmail.com) or Linda (cibandparentassoc@gmail.com).  Thanks in advance for considering volunteering! 

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  

Athletics  

Volleyball  

Monday- Thanksgiving 

Tuesday- GPV at CI Sr. Boys 4pm Jr. Boys 5pm 

Wednesday, October 12 – GPV at CI Sr. Girls 4pm Jr. Girls 5pm 

Thursday- CI at QE Jr. Boys 4pm Sr. Boys 5pm Girls Practice 3:15-5-15 

Soccer 

Girls  

Tues. Oct 11, 4:30pm Tom Baines at CI 

Wed. Oct 12, Practice 3:15-4:15pm Practice on the upper field 

Thurs. Oct 13, 4:30pm, CI at SF 

Boys 

Wednesday, Oct 12 SF at CI  

Cafeteria Menu 

Monday – No school- thanksgiving 

Tuesday – Chicken Ranch Wraps 

Wednesday – Penne with Marinara Sauce 

Thursday – Beef Tacos 

Emergency Lunches 

We’d like to thank Brown Bagging Calgary’s Kids and President’s Choice Children’s Charity for supplying us with funds to provide emergency lunches for students. Please share with your child that we do have emergency lunches available in the main office. 

School Fees 

We recognize that affordability is a key issue for families these days — and that includes the cost of system and school fees. Please find a new information page below.  

Lifetouch Photography is excited to announce the launch of a new way to access photos online.  

After much safety and security testing, Lifetouch developed a way for families to access their child’s photo using their student ID number.  

Go to our website at www.mylifetouch.ca, click on Student ID and follow the detailed instructions to view and order photos.    

If you have any questions on this ordering process, please call the Lifetouch Customer Care Line at 1.866.457.8212 or access the live chat on our website, www.mylifetouch.ca  

Parents can still access their photos online by using their child’s portrait ID and access code. By enabling the option of using your child’s student ID number, it gives people another way to access photos if they lose their proof sheet. 

Bussing: 

Please contact CBE transportation at transportation@cbe.ab.ca or 403-817-7433 with any bussing concerns. 

Southland Transportation 403-726-5963 

Bus Planner App code: CBEYI3VWMG 

Students must follow the CBE’s Student Code of Conduct when riding the school bus. Students may lose bussing privileges if they are not following rules and expectations.  

Student Health Plan: 

Please ensure if there are any health concerns we are to be aware of regarding your child/children you fill out the following forms each year and submit back to the school.  

Student Health Emergency Response Protocol Form 

Student Health Plan 

These forms are available on the CBE website and can be located by searching for Student Health Form. A paper copy is available in the office if required. 


Oct 03
The Week Ahead - October 3

​Good afternoon, Colonel Irvine School community. It's hard to believe the month of September is ending. So far, we have raised about $600 with our toonies for Terry campaign. We also had our first bubble tea fundraiser on Wed. Our goal is to raise $3000 for the Terry Fox Foundation by the end of December. We are confident that our school community will rise to the challenge to support this worthy cause. Online donations can be made at: https://schools.terryfox.ca/ColonelIrvine 

We have our first boys' volleyball game this afternoon. Good luck to both teams. Our cross-country running team had their last meet on Monday. Congratulations to all our runners and coaches for participating on this year's team. Our girls' soccer team has a 1-1 record, and the boys team is still looking for their first victory.  

We are just finalizing our list for the Principal Student Advisory Committee. Thank you to all students that expressed interest. Students will be informed on Monday in homeroom. The first meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 13th at lunch. 

This week is National Truth and Reconciliation Week (Sept. 26 – Sept. 30). We held our orange shirt day today. Students reviewed the impacts of Residential school and learned the 7 Grandfather (Sacred) teachings; Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility, and Truth. They had a chance to reflect on the importance of these in their own life and family setting. Tomorrow is National Truth and Reconciliation Day and there is no school. We hope that families will have a chance to take part in some form of the Indigenous activities planned throughout the city.  

Thank you for your continued support and a reminder that Monday is photo day. 

Ms. Ko and Ms. Dalwood 

Dates to Remember 

Monday, October 3 – Picture Day 

Tuesday, October 4 – OUR School survey – students complete in school 

Friday, October 7 – System PL Indigenous Education Day – Non-Instructional Day 

Monday, October 10 – Thanksgiving – No School  

Tuesday, October 11 – Grade 6 Vaccinations for students with signed consent forms 

Tuesday, October 11 – School Council Meeting @ 6:30 pm 

Friday, October 28 – Non-Instruction Day 

School Council 

Join us next Tuesday (Oct. 4th): Effective Engagement in our School Community 

Oct. 4, 2022, 6:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) 

Register today for this meeting: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsc-GvrDguE9Ap7tZVLod6NN3FkudhifHg 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Save the date: next meeting Oct. 11th [6.30pm] Agenda and meeting link to follow. 

Seeking volunteers for our vacant positions: 

  • CISC/CIPAA: Fundraising Coordinator(s), Event Coordinator(s) 
  • CIBPA: Fundraising Coordinator, Parent Volunteer Coordinator 

    If anyone is interested in any of the vacant positions, please contact Kirsten (colonelirvineschoolcouncil@gmail.com) or Linda (cibandparentassoc@gmail.com).  Thanks in advance for considering volunteering! 

    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 

    Athletics  

    Volleyball  

    Monday- Jr Girls home game at 4pm, Sr Girls home game at 5pm 

    Tuesday- Girls Practice 3:15-5:15pm 

    Wednesday- Boys Practice 3:15-5:15pm 

    Thursday- Girls Practice 3:15-5:15pm 

    Soccer 

    Girls  

    Tues. Oct 4, 4:30pm SJAM at CI 

    Wed. Oct 5, Practive 3:15-4:15pm 

    Thurs. Oct 6, 4:30pm, CI at HDC 

    3:15-4:15 Practice on the upper field 

    Boys –  

    Mon. Oct 3 HDC at CI  

    Tues. Oct 4, Practice, 3:15-4:30PM 

    Wed. Oct 5 CI at TB Riley 

    Cafeteria Menu 

    Please see the school website where the October menu will be posted when available 

    Dress for the Weather  

    We have been fortunate with great weather to be outside this month. As we head into cooler temperatures please plan accordingly and have children dress for the weather. Students will go outside for a lunch break until temperatures reach –20 degrees with the windchill.  

    Student Devices at School 

    Please be reminded that cell phones are to be in lockers all day except for lunch time. Students may use their devices during their lunch break. Students will not be allowed to use their phones inside the school during the day. We encourage students to leave cell phones at home as Colonel Irvine School will not be held responsible for lost or stolen devices. There is a school phone that students can use. 

    Students will be asked to take their device to the office if they have it with them outside the lunch break. The office will put the device in the safe for the day and can be picked up by the student at the end of the day. If this continues, parents/guardians may be asked to pick up the device.  

    Student Handbook 

    Available on the School Website 

    Culture & Environment > Code of Conduct > Resources (lower right corner of webpage) 

    School Photos

    Lifetouch Photography is excited to announce the launch of a new way to access photos online.  

    After much safety and security testing, Lifetouch developed a way for families to access their child's photo using their student ID number.  

    Go to our website at www.mylifetouch.ca, click on Student ID and follow the detailed instructions to view and order photos.    

    If you have any questions on this ordering process, please call the Lifetouch Customer Care Line at 1.866.457.8212 or access the live chat on our website, www.mylifetouch.ca  

    Parents can still access their photos online by using their child's portrait ID and access code. By enabling the option of using your child's student ID number, it gives people another way to access photos if they lose their proof sheet. 

    Bussing 

    In case of bus delays after school, there is a student phone available in the hallway outside of the main office for students to reach you. Students will not be left unattended. This phone is unable to call long-distance phone numbers. Office phones are not monitored after 3:30pm. You should have a backup plan in place for when a bus is not available. 

    MyBusStop App and Myschoolbusmonitor.ca 

    It is linked to the bus's GPS which allows for up-to-date tracking of the physical bus.  

    This code will be required to sign up. CBEYI3VWMG 

    Myschoolbusmonitor.ca – web browser 

    You can sign up for email notifications!  This means timely updates, as soon as dispatch posts a delay.  This also applies to any updates for the delays. 

    Our recommendation is that you utilize both systems. 

    Technical support is available for both systems, please contact the support email for whichever system you are having issues with. 

    When time allows the school will also send out a School Messenger with details. Please pay attention to the effected routes that will be mentioned in the message title. 

    School Fees 

    We recognize that affordability is a key issue for families these days — and that includes the cost of system and school fees. Please find a new information page below.  

    Link: https://www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/fees-and-waivers/Pages/school-fees-overview.aspx 

    Attendance Codes - School Improvement | Updated June 2022 

    Please be aware of the following codes that we use for attendance purposes.

    A Absent- Student is absent without contact from the legal guardian. 

    AP Absent- Parent Called Student is absent and the office has been informed by a legal guardian.  

    CSC Cultural-Spiritual Ceremonial- Student is absent to participate in a cultural, spiritual or ceremonial event. 

    FE Family Event- Student is absent due to a family holiday or extended absence.  

    FT Field Trip- Student is in attendance but out of the building on school-supported 

    field trip. 

    IL Illness- Student is absent due to physical or mental illness or injury and a legal guardian has called in and/or provided medical documentation. A medical note may be requested by administration.  

    L Late- Student was late for any reason. 

    LP Late- Parent Called Student was late for any reason and the office has been informed by a legal guardian. 

    LVE Leave Early- Student was present when attendance was recorded, but left building 

    early for any reason. 

    MA Appointment- Student is absent for medical, dental, or court appointment and a 

    legal guardian has contacted the school. 

    MS Modified Schedule- Student is physically absent from class and engaged in other 

    approved educational activity in the school building. 

    RH Religious Holiday- Student is absent due to observed religious holiday. 

    SIS Suspension-In School 

    SOS Suspension-Out of School 

    SSL School Supported Leave 

    UC Unavoidable Cause- Student is absent due to unavoidable cause.  

    YMCA Alternative to Suspension – Student absent from building and attending YMCA Alternative to Suspension Program.

Sep 23
The Week Ahead - September 26

Good afternoon, Colonel Irvine School Community. Today was a non-instructional day for all of CBE’s schools. Our teachers worked in curricular groups and looked at Individual Program Plans and English Language Benchmarking. The non-instructional days provide our staff with time to collaborate with each other to best support teaching and learning.  

We would like to thank all the parents that joined us for the virtual Parent Council/Band Council and Parent Advisory meeting on Tuesday evening. It was nice to see returning faces and to meet some new parents. We are extremely fortunate to have a council to support our learning community. If you missed this meeting and are interested in participating this year, the next meeting will be Tuesday, October 11th. More details to come. 

We will be having a bubble tea fundraiser for Wednesday, September 28th. We are again partnering with Gong Cha (Country Hills and Marlborough location) to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation (TFF). Students can purchase mango slush with pearls or a milk tea with pearls for $8. Please note that we will not be able to provide any refunds once the order is put through. All proceeds will go towards cancer research. Cancer has touched the lives of so many and we are proud to support this cause annually. This year we have a goal of raising $3000 for the TFF. Donations can also be made online at https://schools.terryfox.ca/ColonelIrvine.  Thank you to all the students who brought in a toonie and more for Terry yesterday. We are grateful for the generosity of our students and families. Together we can make a difference.  

On Thursday, September 29th we will be encouraging students to wear orange shirts to school. The official Orange Shirt Day this year is Friday, September 30th which is also the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Orange Shirt Day was created as an opportunity to reflect on the effects of residential schools and their legacy. As a school, on the 29th, we will be reflecting on the impacts of residential schools and engaging in learning and discussing the seven grandfather teachings as we reflect on the question posed by Elder Casey Eagle Speaker, “What is something you can do?” 

Thank you for your continued support.  

Ms. Ko & Ms. Dalwood 

 

Colonel Irvine Office Hours 

Monday - Thursday 

8:00am-3:30pm 

Friday 

8:00am-1:00pm 

Please be aware phones are not monitored outside of these hours. Thank you for your understanding. 

School doors will open to students at 8:05am, 15 minutes prior to classes starting. Supervision is not available before this time so please keep that in mind when dropping off your children early, especially during inclement weather. 

Please also be aware that we do not require parents/guardians to come in and sign students out if they are leaving mid-day. You can just call or email us colonelirvine@cbe.ab.ca with the time and reason for the absence and then call and let us know when you are here (or ring the doorbell) and we will send them out.  

Teachers will not be able to return phone calls or email until the end of the day. If you need to get in touch with your student during the day, or if you will be picking up your student early, please contact the main office. Teachers may not see emails during class time.  

Dates to Remember 

Wednesday, Sept 28th – Bubble Tea Fundraiser - $8 Pre-orders on Mon/Tues 

Thursday, Sept 29th – Orange Shirt Day for our school 

Friday, September 30 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – No School 

Monday, October 3 – Picture Day 

Tuesday, October 4 – OUR School survey – students complete in school 

Friday, October 7 – System PL Indigenous Education Day – Non-Instructional Day 

Monday, October 10 – Thanksgiving – No School  

Tuesday, October 11 – School Council Meeting @ 6:30 pm 
 

School Council 

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the joint AGM on Tuesday!  

And please join me in welcoming our 2022-2023 volunteers: 

  • CISC/CIPAA: CI School Council / Parent Advisory Association 

  • Chair: Kirsten Pugh 

  • Vice-Chair: Claire Kraatz 

  • Treasurer: Jennie Lee-Chan 

  • Secretaries: Cindy Cannady & Berney Joseph 

  • Casino Coordinators: Sarah Wong & Mark Tang 

  • CIBPA Liaison: Linda Liu/Annette Lovan 

  • Key Communicator: Erin Gagner 

  • Social Media Coordinator: Claire Kraatz 

  • Director: Vinna Vuong 

  • Event Coordinator(s): [vacant] 

  • Fundraising Coordinator(s): [vacant] 

  • CIBPA: CI Band Parent Association 

  • Chair: Linda Liu 

  • Vice-Chair: Annette Lovan 

  • Treasurer: Gord Mark 

  • Secretary: Amanda Au-Yeung 

  • Fundraising Coordinator: [vacant] 

  • Parent Volunteer Coordinator: [vacant] 

If anyone is interested in any of the vacant positions, please contact Kirsten (colonelirvineschoolcouncil@gmail.com) or Linda (cibandparentassoc@gmail.com).  Thanks in advance for considering volunteering! 

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  

Athletics 

Volleyball 

Thursday, September 29th – season opener for the Boys Volleyball Team 

Jr Boys 4 pm – Home game vs Senator Patrick Burns 

Sr Boys 5 pm - Home game vs Senator Patrick Burns 

Soccer – 4:30 game times 

Boys – Home game – Mon. Sept 26, Away game @ SJAM on Wed. Sept. 28th  

Girls - Home game – Tues. Sept 27, Away game @ TBR on Thurs. Sept. 29th  

Cafeteria Menu 

The cafeteria is unable to make change for bills larger than $20 and prefers exact change. We are not set up for debit at this time.  

Cutlery is provided for students purchasing food from the cafeteria, if they are not purchasing food from the cafeteria, you need to pack cutlery for your student.  

Monday – BBQ Chicken Subs 

Tuesday – Beef Chili with Rice 

Wednesday – Chicken Fettucine 

Thursday – Butter Chicken with Rice 

Student Devices at School 

Please be reminded that cell phones are to be in lockers all day except for lunch time. Students may use their devices during their lunch break. Students will not be allowed to use their phones inside the school during the day. We encourage students to leave cell phones at home as Colonel Irvine School will not be held responsible for lost or stolen devices. There is a school phone that students can use. 

Students will be asked to take their device to the office if they have it with them outside the lunch break. The office will put the device in the safe for the day and can be picked up by the student at the end of the day. If this continues, parents/guardians may be asked to pick up the device.  

 

Parking Reminders: 

Please do NOT use the bus lane in front of the school to drop students off or pick them up. Buses can arrive anywhere between 8:00-8:25am and parents parked in the bus lane often create an unsafe environment for students and other traffic, especially in the morning. If we see you doing this, we will ask you to move. 

Please help us make sure that students (or parents!) are using the marked crosswalks by the school. Please DO NOT jaywalk across the street – this is both unsafe and illegal. 

 

Lock Bicycle in Courtyard to Prevent Theft 

We encourage students to use the bike rack in our courtyard. Unfortunately, we had a couple of bikes stolen several years ago from out front when bikes were locked on the front rails of the school.  

 

Gym Strip 

Irvine gym strips are for sale. T-shirts and shorts are $15 each and hoodies are $25 each. We encourage students to purchase Irvine gear as it promotes a sense of community. However, it is not mandatory. Students must change into physical activity appropriate clothing during Phys. Ed. Class. Families who want to purchase Irvine gym strips may get a form from the PE team and provide the appropriate payment amount. We do accept cash/cheques/online payment. If you choose to pay online, please provide a copy of the payment confirmation page. Thanks, and feel free to email any PE team members with questions.  

Bussing 

In case of bus delays after school, there is a student phone available in the hallway outside of the main office for students to reach you. Students will not be left unattended. This phone is unable to call long-distance phone numbers. Office phones are not monitored after 3:30pm. You should have a backup plan in place for when a bus is not available. 

MyBusStop App and Myschoolbusmonitor.ca 

It is linked to the bus’s GPS which allows for up-to-date tracking of the physical bus.  

This code will be required to sign up. CBEYI3VWMG 

Myschoolbusmonitor.ca – web browser 

You can sign up for email notifications!  This means timely updates, as soon as dispatch posts a delay.  This also applies to any updates for the delays. 

Our recommendation is that you utilize both systems. 

Technical support is available for both systems, please contact the support email for whichever system you are having issues with. 

When time allows the school will also send out a School Messenger with details. Please pay attention to the effected routes that will be mentioned in the message title. 

 

Student Handbook 

Available on the School Website 

Culture & Environment > Code of Conduct > Resources (lower right corner of webpage) 

Share Your Perspectives About the Possibility of Transitioning to the Traditional School Calendar within the CBE 

This fall, the CBE is gathering feedback on the possibility of transitioning modified-calendar schools to the traditional calendar. 

Over the years, changes to attendance areas and school programming have made maintaining two school calendars challenging for families and for CBE operations. Additionally, there are many benefits to operating on one school calendar. These include: 

  • Supporting equity by providing students with greater access to language and alternative programs that typically operate on the traditional calendar. 

  • Easing scheduling challenges resulting from some families having children attending schools operating on two different calendars. 

  •  Reducing operational challenges and improving efficiencies across the CBE. 

Learn more about these benefits and the factors that will be considered in decision-making by attending an in-person information session on Sept. 27 or a virtual information session on Sept. 29. Both sessions will provide an opportunity to get your questions answered and share your perspectives. 

We also invite you to share your perspectives about the possible transition to the traditional calendar in an online survey open from Sept. 30 to Oct. 19, 2022  

[Survey link will be sent out September 30] More information about this initiative is available here. https://engage.cbedialogue.com/en/projects/possible-changes-to-cbe-school-calendars 

Lifetouch Photography is excited to announce the launch of a new way to access photos online.  

After much safety and security testing, Lifetouch developed a way for families to access their child’s photo using their student ID number.  

Go to our website at www.mylifetouch.ca, click on Student ID and follow the detailed instructions to view and order photos.    

If you have any questions on this ordering process, please call the Lifetouch Customer Care Line at 1.866.457.8212 or access the live chat on our websitewww.mylifetouch.ca  

Parents can still access their photos online by using their child’s portrait ID and access code. By enabling the option of using your child’s student ID number, it gives people another way to access photos if they lose their proof sheet. ​

Sep 16
The Week Ahead - September 19

​Good afternoon, Colonel Irvine School Community. It’s hard to believe that we are midway through September. We’d like to thank the students for their patience as we worked together to balance class sizes. We are hopeful that your child is getting back into the routine of school. We know that working to develop good work habits, taking time to relax when we can, eating well and getting enough sleep are key factors in being successful. We look forward to a successful year of learning with your child. 

We had a fantastic evening on Wednesday night at our “meet the teacher.” It was great to meet and connect with our parents. It was the first event we’ve had at the school for our whole school community. We also had our first cross-country meet at Nose Hill Park for our athletes. Volleyball and soccer tryouts are also in full swing. We should have 7 athletic teams running this fall.  

For our Indigenous learning block today, students learned about more reconciliation and what it means. They journalled about meaningful reconciliation and will continue to journal throughout the year. They learned about Stephen Harper’s apology to former students of residential schools and discussed the criteria for adequate responses (sincere, meaningful, timely, action focused and accepted). Colonel Irvine students engage in our focused Indigenous Learning block approximately once a month, and teachers also work to embed Indigenous ways of knowing into their classrooms.  

We will also be having our annual Terry Fox run on the afternoon of Thursday, September 22nd. We are encouraging each student to bring a toonie for cancer research. You can also make an online donation at https://schools.terryfox.ca/ColonelIrvine . We hold this event and the Terry Fox Foundation near and close to our hearts as so many lives are affected by cancer every day. Together we can make a difference.  

Thank you for your continued support. 

Ms. Ko and Ms. Dalwood  

Colonel Irvine Office Hours 

Monday - Thursday 

8:00am-3:30pm 

Friday 

8:00am-1:00pm 

Please be aware phones are not monitored outside of these hours. Thank you for your understanding. 

Please also be aware that we do not require parents/guardians to come in and sign students out if they are leaving mid-day. You can just call or email us colonelirvine@cbe.ab.ca with the time and reason for the absence and then call and let us know when you are here (or ring the doorbell) and we will send them out.  

Teachers will not be able to return phone calls or email until the end of the day. If you need to get in touch with your student during the day, or if you will be picking up your student early, please contact the main office. Teachers may not see emails during class time.  

Dates to Remember 

Monday, September 19 – Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II – regular school day 

Tuesday, September 20 – School Council Meeting 6:30 

Thursday, September 22 – Terry Fox Run 

Friday, September 23 – Non-Instructional Day 

Friday, September 30 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – No School 

Monday, October 3 – Picture Day 

It was great to see so many parents/guardians at Meet the Teacher this week! 
 

School Council 

It was great to see so many parents/guardians at Meet The Teacher this week! 

Join Us: Joint AGM next Tuesday, Sept. 20th, 2022, 6:30 - 8:15pm 

Our next meeting will be the joint Annual General Meeting, where everyone has the opportunity to stand for election and vote for all positions. Thank you in advance for considering volunteering with CISC/CIPBA/CIPAA!   

  • AGM: Voting for all roles, including 2022/2023 vacancies 

  • CISC: Colonel Irvine School Council 

  • CIPBA: Colonel Irvine Band Parent Association 

  • CIPAA: Colonel Irvine Parent Advisory Association 

  • CISC: Motion: Support Calgary Regional Airshed Zone school-wide initiative, #idlefreeAB (see https://craz.ca/engagement/ for more information) 

Meeting link will be live at 6:25pm on Tuesday (Sept. 20th):  

You will need Microsoft Teams -- download it (free) here (https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/microsoft-teams/log-in)   

  • Minutes from our last meeting: 

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  

Cafeteria Menu 

The cafeteria is unable to make change for bills larger than $20 and prefers exact change. We are not set up for debit at this time.  

Cutlery is provided for students purchasing food from the cafeteria, if they are not purchasing food from the cafeteria, you need to pack cutlery for your student.  

Monday – Chicken Ranch Wraps 

Tuesday – Grilled Bacon and Tomato Sandwiches 

Wednesday – Spaghetti with Italian Meatballs 

Thursday – BBQ Burgers with oven baked fries 

Bussing 

Learn your child’s bus letter and make sure they know as well. Familiarize yourself with the route and stop information. This can all be found in your Parent PowerSchool account. 

You will need to sign up for the bus notifications (see below) as we do not always get timely messages about late or unavailable buses due to emergent issues. The MyBusStop app is your best way to stay up to date. In case of bus delays after school, there is a student phone available in the hallway outside of the main office for students to reach you. Students will not be left unattended. This phone is unable to call long-distance phone numbers. Office phones are not monitored after 3:30pm. You should have a backup plan in place for when a bus is not available. 

MyBusStop App and Myschoolbusmonitor.ca 

It is linked to the bus’s GPS which allows for up-to-date tracking of the physical bus.  

This code will be required to sign up. CBEYI3VWMG 

Myschoolbusmonitor.ca – web browser 

You can sign up for email notifications!  This means timely updates, as soon as dispatch posts a delay.  This also applies to any updates for the delays. 

Our recommendation is that you utilize both systems. 

Technical support is available for both systems, please contact the support email for whichever system you are having issues with. 

When time allows the school will also send out a School Messenger with details. Please pay attention to the effected routes that will be mentioned in the message title.  

 

Student Devices at School 

Please be reminded that cell phones are to be in lockers all day except for lunch time. Students may use their devices during their lunch break. Students will not be allowed to use their phones inside the school during the day. We encourage students to leave cell phones at home as Colonel Irvine School will not be held responsible for lost or stolen devices. There is a school phone that students can use. 

Students will be asked to take their device to the office if they have it with them outside the lunch break. The office will put the device in the safe for the day and can be picked up by the student at the end of the day. If this continues, parents/guardians may be asked to pick up the device.  

 

Parking Reminders: 

Please do NOT use the bus lane in front of the school to drop students off or pick them up. Buses can arrive anywhere between 8:00-8:25am and parents parked in the bus lane often create an unsafe environment for students and other traffic, especially in the morning. If we see you doing this, we will ask you to move. 

Please help us make sure that students (or parents!) are using the marked crosswalks by the school. Please DO NOT jaywalk across the street – this is both unsafe and illegal. 

 

Lock Bicycle in Courtyard to Prevent Theft 

We encourage students to use the bike rack in our courtyard. Unfortunately, we had a couple of bikes stolen several years ago from out front when bikes were locked on the front rails of the school.  

 

Athletic Try-outs and Seasons of Play 

Sports  

Teams  

Season of play/ Games days  

Practice (on average)  

Try-out Info 

Cross-Country  

No-cut team (Everyone who commits to the team gets to compete)  

Sept. 1 – Oct. 14  

Meets: Sept. 14, 20, 26  

(Usually done by 5:30)  

2 times a week  

Monday, Sept. 12th, 3:15pm 

Soccer  

Boys team  

Girls team  

Season of play:   

Sept. 1 – Oct. 31   

Boys game days Mon/Weds  

Girls game days Tues/Thurs  

(Games are usually done by 5:30)  

2 times a week  

Boys and Girls: Monday, Sept. 12th, 3:15pm 

Volleyball  

Jr. Boys  

Sr. Boys  

Jr. Girls  

Sr. Girls  

Season of play:  

Sept. 12 – Nov. 20  

Boys game days Tues/Thurs  

Girls game days Mon/Weds  

(Games are usually done by 6 depending on early or late game)  

2 times a week  

Girls: Monday, Sept. 12th, and Wed. Sept 14th 3:15-5:15pm 

Boys: Tues. Sept 13th and Thurs. Sept. 15th, 3:15-5:15pm 

*You are able to try-out for multiple teams, you will just have to talk to the coaches to work out a schedule. 

Gym Strip 

Irvine gym strips are for sale. T-shirts and shorts are $15 each and the hoodies are $25 each. We encourage students to purchase Irvine gear as it promotes a sense of community. However, it is not mandatory. Students must change into physical activity appropriate clothing during Phys. Ed. Class. Families who want to purchase Irvine gym strips may get a form from the PE team and provide the appropriate payment amount. We do accept cash/cheques/online payment. If you choose to pay online, please provide a copy of the payment confirmation page. Thanks, and feel free to email any PE team members with questions.  

Student Handbook 

Available on the School Website 

Culture & Environment > Code of Conduct > Resources (lower right corner of webpage) 

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CBE parents/guardians, watch your inbox for a letter from the Minister of Education regarding access to in-person learning. https://t.co/A2tKoYIlih #yycbe https://t.co/y5pO4p5G2h

There are no classes for CBE students on Friday, Nov. 25, because it’s a system-wide non-instructional day. Have a great long weekend! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/dZCQzZ4rJA

Students at @WillowParkCBE worked with artist and author Vivek Shraya to create a short promotional video in connection to Vivek's new book – Revenge of the Racoons. Check it out: https://t.co/Ei06Ulk5tW #WeAreCBE

CBE parents/guardians, watch your inbox for information from the Chief and Senior Medical Officers of Health in Alberta about influenza circulating in the province & measures individuals can take to reduce the spread/lessen the impact in schools https://t.co/hETIuEDknh #yycbe https://t.co/S5AxW9QgXP

RT @elboyacbe: Math and art…a beautiful combination! #wearecbe@yyCBEduhttps://t.co/Ekakdzn9l9

RT @UsihChristopher: So pleased to engage with this inspiring group of young leaders! The 2022-23 Chief Superintendent Student Advisory Council represents high school students across #WeAreCBE. Thanks to staff advisors, school leaders, teachers, and Diversity&Inclusion for empowering student voice! https://t.co/CpbDDbpOxS

RT @AlbertaEd: Participate in an virtual online engagement session to share your views on career education programming for grades 7-12. + Tue, Nov. 22 from 6-8 pm + Tue, Nov. 29 from 6-8 pm + Francophone: Tue, Nov. 29 from 6-8 pm Register at https://t.co/ZSh3XODSRk https://t.co/z16xTIJE2b

RT @YourAlberta: Alberta’s Career Education Task Force is seeking input on grades 7-12 career education programming to build better connections between students and employers. Take the survey or attend an online or in-person session: https://t.co/V2TNm3FZTJ #abed. https://t.co/14scB7YXJh

RT @kinggeorgecbe: Students are celebrating Métis week by engaging in story and art. One of these art pieces will be part of a whole school collective.. stay tuned! #WeAreCBE @Indigenous_cbe https://t.co/F5pbdbnrIP

RT @CDNBlindHockey: Today we had 30 youth who are blind & or partially sighted from the @yyCBEdu take part in our Learn to Skate & Try Blind Hockey Field Trip Day Program. Thank you to @ABBlindSports for partnering together on this program & introducing these new participants to #Blind #Hockey https://t.co/HCo2tdPzmu