Grade 6

The Provincial Achievement Tests are coming up soon. Here is the schedule for the Grade 6 PATs:

  • Wednesday May 18 - ELA Writing 
  • Tuesday June 14 - ELA Reading
  • Wednesday June 15 - Science
  • Thursday June 16 - Social Studies
  • Friday June 17 - Math Part A
  • Monday June 20 - Math Part B

We are preparing for these tests in class. We ask that you do your best to make sure that students attend school on these days. 

Here is an information booklet to help parents understand the process for the PATs a little better: 

Alberta Education PAT Guide For Parents

If you would like to encourage your child to prepare for these exams outside of their regular school hours, here are some resources to help you: 

PAT Student Resources

We will be having a practice exam next week for the ELA Writing Exam so that students can understand the process they can expect on May 18. If you have any questions about the PATs, please feel free to reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher.


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Camp Riveredge

The students were sent home with field trip forms this week for our upcoming trip to Camp Riveredge. 4 classes (63, 64, 65, and 66) will be attending the camp on June 6 and 7. The other 3 classes (61, 62, and 67) will attend on June 8 and 9. The cost of the trip will be $100.00. This can be paid through the My CBE Account page. 

Please send the forms back as soon as possible. If you could also let us know if your child will not be attending the trip it would be greatly appreciated.

We will also need one or two parent volunteers for each class to accompany us on the trip. If you are available for these days and would like to attend, please let your child’s homeroom teacher know. A valid police clearance is required to attend, but we will no longer require proof of vaccinations for parents. 


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Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on March 10 from 4:00 to 8:00 and again on March 11 from 8:30 to 3:00. 

We look forward to seeing you all next week! If you are unable to book in the system for any reason, please let your child’s homeroom teacher know as soon as possible. 

YMCA Camp Riveredge

The grade 6 students will be attending a 2 day camp experience at YMCA’s Camp Riveredge during the week of June 6 - June 9, 2022!

Classes 63, 64, 65, and 66 will be going on June 6 and June 7. Classes 61, 62, and 67 will be going on June 8 and June 9. 

The total cost per student will be $100.00. This can be paid through your My CBE Account which will be posted shortly. 

We will be sending out the paperwork and more information about the camp soon, but we wanted to let you know about the dates and the cost as soon as possible. 


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Upcoming Dates:

  • Thursday February 17 and Friday February 18: Teacher’s Convention (No school for students)
  • Monday February 21: Family day

David Thompson School Late French Immersion

This week the students had a presentation from David Thompson School about their late French immersion program. Grade 7 is the last chance for students to enter a French immersion program in the CBE. The school will be hosting an information night for parents on Wednesday February 16 at 6:30. More information can be found on their website:

David Thompson Website


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Monday January 31, 2022 is a non-instructional day for students. Classes will resume on Tuesday. 

Report cards will be available on PowerSchool on Tuesday February 1. Please take time with your child to carefully review the report card in order to understand your child’s strengths and next steps for learning. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher for that particular class. 

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November 19, 2021

Reminders and Important Dates

  • Thursday November 25 and Friday November 26 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Friday November 26 - No school for students
  • Monday - Thursday: School Book Fair (see below for details)

Students will still be collecting food for the Veterans food drive. If you have any non-perishable food items to send in, please do so next week. The grade team that brings in the most items will win a prize! So far grade 6 is winning! Thank you for your support!

Parent Teacher Conferences

The sign up for parent teacher conferences is now live. Please sign into your CBE account to book a time for a conference. Teaching partners will be doing interviews together, so you will have your conference with your child’s humanities teacher and math/science teacher at the same time. If you have any questions, or are unable to book a conference through the system, please email your child’s homeroom teacher.

Before attending conferences, we ask that you are up to date with your child’s marks and comments on PowerSchool. This will make it so we are all current with your child’s learning and can have productive conversations on how we can drive that learning forward. 

Scholastic Book Fair

The school will be hosting a book fair next week. Students who would like to purchase anything from the book fair can bring money during their designated book exchange times next week. Here are the dates that each class will be attending the book fair:

  • 6-5 and 6-6: Monday November 22
  • 6-3 and 6-4: Wednesday November 24
  • 6-1, 6-2, and 6-7: Thursday November 25

You can also purchase items using the parent link here: https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5160986


November 5, 2021

Reminders and Important Dates

  • Thursday November 11 - Remembrance Day - No school for students
  • Friday November 12 - Non-instructional day 

We will be collecting donations for poppies all next week. If you would like, you can send in a donation for poppies to help support veterans. Any and all donations are welcome.

Students will also be collecting food for the Veterans food drive. If you have any non-perishable food items to send in, please do so next week. The grade team that brings in the most items will win a prize!

Outdoor School Parent Survey

Yesterday all parents were sent information about an opportunity for an Outdoor School experience through the YMCA. There was also a parent survey attached to the email. Please take some time to read through this information and complete the survey at your earliest convenience. 


October 29, 2021

REMINDERS

A general reminder that the weather is starting to get colder and snow will soon be on the way. Students will need to be dressed appropriately for the weather, especially when they are going outside for PE and during lunch. Students will only be indoors when the temperature drops below -20. 

Students will be starting a new project on Flipgrid next week. We would like students to bring in their own set of headphones to use for this activity. The headphones can be kept in their backpacks throughout the course of our novel study for various classes where we will be using them. Please try to send them with your child on Monday if possible.


October 15, 2021

REMINDERS

  • Monday October 18 is a non-instructional day for students
  • Monday October 18 is Election Day! If you can, please take your children to vte with you so that they can see our democratic system in action. They might even be able to give you insight on who to vote for for city council.

October 8, 2021

EXPECTATIONS WHEN ABSENT

As we move into the fall, more students are absent from school for a variety of reasons. We understand that when students are ill they are sometimes too sick to be able to work on school work. However, it is still their responsibility to catch up on the work that they have missed while they were away. 

Students can see what they have missed in class by visiting their Google Classrooms to see what has been posted for that day. They should be reading through any and all information that has been posted and completing the assignments that are posted. Students should be returning to school with some understanding of what was covered while they were away.

VOTING WITH KIDS

The municipal election is approaching. It will be taking place on October 18, 2021. The students are going to be learning about the candidates running for city council in Ward 12 next week. We will end the week by having a student vote in school on October 15. 

As part of their democratic education, we would like to invite parents to bring their grade 6 child with them to the voting station on Monday October 18. This will give them a chance to see democracy in action and understand the voting process for citizens. We understand that this may not be possible for everyone, but if you are willing, please take your child to vote with you.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, September 20th, 2021 - Terry Fox Run

Tuesday, September 21th, 2021 - Classroom Charter Presentation by Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 - Virtual Meet the Teacher (PM) *Video link and presentation to come!

Friday, September 24th, 2021 - PD Day

Week of September 27th, 2021 - Week of Reconciliation Awareness

Monday September 27th, 2021 - 61 and 62 visit to YouthLink Police Interpretive Centre

Tuesday September 28th, 2021 - 63 and 64 visit to YouthLink Police Interpretive Centre

Wednesday September 29th, 2021 - 65 and 66 visit to YouthLink Police Interpretive Centre

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 - Picture Day

Thursday, September 30th, 2021 - National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Friday, October 1st, 2021 - DMC recognizes Orange Shirt Day

Tuesday October 5th, 2021 - 67 visit to YouthLink Police Interpretive Centre


WEEKLY UPDATES

Please click the "Math and Science" and "Humanities" tabs to the left for weekly updates as to the specific topics students will be studying in class.


GOOGLE CLASSROOM

We will be utilizing Google Classroom as our online learning platform.  Students have been invited to their individual Google Classrooms by their Core teachers.

If you would like to access the classroom, please ask your child to log into their Google Account with you.  This is where all our assignments and daily lessons will be posted.  


POWERSCHOOL

All marks and comments will be posted to your child's Powerschool account.  You have access to your child's Powerschool and we encourage you to check it frequently as Core teachers will be updating assignment completion and grades regularly.



Welcome to Grade 6

Grade 6 Homeroom Teachers 


·       6-1 Mr. Richardson – Room 144                        jelrichardson@cbe.ab.ca 

·       6-2 Ms. Pertus  – Room 152                             napertus@cbe.ab.ca

·       6-3 Ms. Streeter – Room 139                           ekstreeter@cbe.ab.ca

·       6-4 Mr. Servos – Room 153                             prservos@cbe.ab.ca

·       6-5 Mr. Rokosh – Room 159                            cjrokosh@cbe.ab.ca

·       6-6 Ms. Scott – Room 155                               jgscott@cbe.ab.ca

·       6-7 Mr. Hull – Room 158                                 bdhull@cbe.ab.ca


Students should bring snacks, a lunch, and refillable water bottle.  As mentioned in the information email, students will not have access to microwaves. Vending machines can be used before and after school and during lunch. They will not be used during nutrition break. Lockers will not be used until further notice, therefore student’s belongings such as backpacks and jackets will hang on their chairs in the classrooms.  Students are permitted to go home for lunch. Please inform the classroom teacher if going home for lunch.

 In Grade 6 this year, students will not be switching classes for various subjects.  All Grade 6 teachers will come to the students with the exception of some CTF classes and PE classes.   All efforts will be made to keep the students in their homeroom cohorts for P.E..  The C.T.F. (Career and Technology Foundations) teachers will travel to the classrooms rather than students moving throughout the school.  Students will also be eating lunch in their classrooms.  There will be break times throughout the day to allow students to move, have a snack, go to the washroom and take "mask" breaks. 

 

School Start and End Times

Our bell times for all grades:

Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 3:10 PM 

Grade 6 Lunch 12:42PM – 1:26 PM

Friday 8:30 AM – 12:10 PM

 

You can find a complete list of dates and additional early dismissal dates on our calendar page

 

School Supply Lists

Grade 6 will have most supplies provided by the school. 

Families will supply a backpack, water bottle, and running shoes.

 

School Calendar and Bell Times

To view our school’s calendar and bell times, please go to our calendar page.



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