Apr 21
Weekly Update April 21st

Hello Lynx families, 

What a wintery blast we received this week! Our community spirit was incredible with all the teachers and students lending a hand to dig us out of all that snow. Thank you again to everyone. We hope everyone is keeping well and taking care of themselves. 

On Monday, many of our staff participated in the Future of Languages Symposium. Teachers from across the CBE gathered to listen to two Key Note speakers, Brian Keating and Jim Cummings, as they inspired us with stories of adventure and the endless possibilities of language learning to benefit the future. A special thank you to our own Mme Anna Whiteman who led a conferencing group of beginning teachers with “Tips & Tricks for Newer Teachers to the Profession”. Some of our other teachers participated in sessions offered by the board including technology skills, physical education techniques and art studies. 


Complementary Course selections 

Over the next week we will be asking students to make selections in PowerSchool around what complementary courses they would like for next year.  Once we have completed a grade during class time, we will be sending out an email with instructions on how to see these choices from home.  We strongly encourage parents/guardians to sit with their child(ren) and review these selections.  

We will be closing the complementary course selections at 9:00AM May 2, 2022 to allow us to begin planning for next year. 


Covid 19 Update  

The Alberta Daily Health Checklist is still in effect. Thanks to all who have done their part so that we can keep our school community safe and healthy. 


Athletics Update 

A message will be sent this afternoon with an update on athletics at George P. Vanier for the remainder of the school year. 


Footprints Dance and Digital Media School Residency Program 

Please remind your child to return their form for the dance and media residency. Our first session will be Thursday, April 28th from 3:45 – 5:15. 


La Cité des Rocheuses offering 

If you are seeking an opportunity for engaging in French activities outside of school, the Festivale Internationale du filme d’éducation (International Film Festival) is taking place April 22 & 23. Please check the Cite des Rocheuses website for information about these free films. https://citedesrocheuses.com/aec_events/festival-international-du-film-deducation-edition-calgary-gratuit/ 


BelCanFran Student Exchange Opportunity  

Come learn about exchange opportunities to France and Belgium. This opportunity is offered to interested families through an external organization, BelCanFran. While not sponsored or overseen by the CBE, dozens of CBE students have benefitted from enriched French language and cultural opportunities by studying and living abroad.  If interested, the presentation will be on April 26, 7:00 pm, hosted at the Haysboro Community Centre by Lise and Ron May. 


Grade 9 Celebration Bottle Drive 

Please collect your empty recyclable refundables to help fund the Grade 9s Celebration at Telus Spark. Please send in anything you can, even if you are not the guardian of a Grade 9 student, any little bit will help!! We will have our first collection the week of May 2, with another to follow later in the month. Thank you in advance from the grateful Grade 9 teachers and students. 


Upcoming Dates 

  • April 26: Parent Council Meeting, 7:00pm Link - Click here to join the meeting 

  • Week of May 2: Grade 9 Bottle Drive collection 

  • May 12: Grade 6 Vaccinations (Round 2), for students who have returned their forms 

  • May 16: FLA 6 Part A Provincial Achievement Test, ELA 9 Part A Provincial Achievement Test 

  • May 18: ELA 6 Part A Provincial Achievement Test, FLA 9 Part A Provincial Achievement Test 

  • May 20: Professional Development Day, No school for students 

  • May 21: Victoria Day, No school for students ​


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