Learning Commons / Library

We're Rebuilding!

We are currently in the process of rebuilding our Learning Commons to transform it into a more child-centered place that promotes more student independence both within the physical space and the virtual space. 

Our new Learning Commons will have comfortable zones for students to sit, relax, read and work independently. As well, we have lots of Maker and Design-Thinking tools for students to build, design and create, and we have just updated our collection with thousands of dollars worth of new texts. We look forward to sharing them with everyone. Please watch for our Big Reveal in the coming months! 

Learning Commons Grant Aids Transformation

We are excited to announce that our school has been fortunate to receive a new grant to further transform our Library into a Learning Commons space. This year we received a grant for $15,000 to spend on maker supplies. With these funds we were able to increase our compliment of iPad devices and purchased a great deal of “consumables,” like Lego Simple Machine Kits, and Little Bits electronics.

The new grant will be for $35,000 and we will use it to further develop the maker kits, as well as fund a physical and educational transformation of the Learning Commons to reflect the following areas of our School Development Fund:

  • Mathematical thinking
  • Reading
  • Perseverance and Well-Being

We are looking forward to using this grant to deepen student learning and helping to make our amazing Learning Commons into the center of all learning at CJFS.

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RT @CrescentCowboys: A great community collaboration with our #CowboyNation Outdoor Ed/Sci team & @twowheelview. We worked together to repair donated bikes and were able to purchase them for students as a part of our Neighbourhood Grant! Can’t wait to get riding #CrescentStrong #WeAreCBE https://t.co/gO7L7r27KL

RT @yyCBEdu: Transportation pre-registration is now open for the 2021-22 school year. Log into your My CBE/PowerSchool account to pre-register before June 6. https://t.co/OrC6nz8Hyp #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/XQO7Rx7jXN

Transportation pre-registration is now open for the 2021-22 school year. Log into your My CBE/PowerSchool account to pre-register before June 6. https://t.co/OrC6nz8Hyp #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/XQO7Rx7jXN

Both Simon Fraser School and A.E. Cross School have recognized with National Inclusive Education Awards: https://t.co/9X1U7VEbFF Check out this news story about the principal at Simon Fraser School #WeAreCBE https://t.co/uymu2soIce

One of our specialized transportation providers was recognized with the Transportation Opportunities Award from the City of Calgary. Congratulations to DREAMS #WeAreCBE https://t.co/ORvQzNAeSh