Sep 25
Principal's Message

 

 

 

“How can growth contribute to a world that is sustainable and resilient through understanding my responsibility to self, others, and this place?"

 

September 25th, 2022

 

 

Good evening to the Ian Bazalgette Community.  I hope this finds you well on this first Fall Sunday of the year.  This coming week we will be investing time to support the Truth and Reconciliation journey.  Teachers and students will engage in many activities and learning conversations that will focus on this journey.  We will be asking students and staff to wear Orange this week as a symbolic representation of the Truth and Reconciliation focus of the week as well.

 

This past Friday when students were not in school teachers spent the day finalizing the Individual Program Plans (IPP's) to head out this week.  These are intended to support learning for those students who come to school with some complexities in their learning that we need to support through creating specific targets and strategies to implement. This year we will be mailing these documents home and will be asking once again for parents to go over the plans and sign-off and then have your student return the signature page to the office.

 

I would like to thank our parents for coming out and supporting your student athlete at the soccer and cross-country events these past few weeks.  This week we will be starting the volleyball season for the next few months.  It is great to see our students out there competing in such great ways.

 

On September 27th at 5:45 in the Learning Commons we will be having our Parent Society / Parent Council AGM.  At this AGM we will be looking to firm up the executive for each for the 2022-2023 school year.  We are having to say good-bye to Dawn Cruickshank who has been a volunteer chair of these bodies for the past several years, even though she has no children attending Ian Bazalgette School.  These two bodies are vital in the functioning of the school and an opportunity to parent voice in the direction and decision making of the school.  Please consider your opportunity to become involved in helping us with our next steps in helping to make a significant impact in your child's learning.  We have discovered through time that many hands and voices contribute to a great learning environment.  If you have any questions about possible involvement in the executive or being a part of these two groups please do not hesitate to reach out to me. 

 

For those of you who have driven by the school lately you may also notice that we have some new planter boxes out front.  We have some big plans for those planter boxes and are excited to work with our students in bringing them to life. 

 

This week we will be making some changes at the school.  The impact will be felt primarily at grade 6 and grade 7.  We will be hiring a new teacher that will have an impact to our grade 7 students.  We will be creating another Instructional Group at grade 7.  Our numbers in grade 7 are significant as we have close to 55 more students this year than last year and the biggest increase was at our grade 7 level.  The grade 7 teachers met on Friday and have made recommendations in regards to the creation of this new class.  The grade 7 teachers will be meeting with those impacted students through the week and will be calling home to those student's parents to discuss the moves.  Please know we make these decisions with lots of consideration as to how we can set students up for success for the remainder of the school year. We will also be moving our grade 6 classes around to new classrooms.  We have two classes heading out to the portables, and we have two classes coming down to the main floor. We have a student that requires the elevator to move around and we feel that it would be best to have that class on the main floor to help support that student's access.  We feel this is part of our culture that we are looking to create around supporting one another in good ways.  Two of our grade 7 classes will move to upstairs in the classroom switch.  With the addition of an additional grade 7 class it meant that we needed another teaching space for that group and we did not want to send one class out to the portables.  This is how we ended on organizing two classes of grade 6 to move to the portables.  Your student's classroom teachers will be able to support you if you have any questions on any of these moves.

 

We want to again thank all of you for a really nice start to the year and look forward to building on the start over these next two weeks prior to the Fall Break.

 

 

Take care and stay well.

 

 

Terry / Jamie-Dee

 

 

Important Upcoming Dates

 

September 29th – Orange Shirt Day

September 30th – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – no school for students and staff

October 7th – PLN Indigenous Education Day – No school for students

October 8th – 16th Fall Break

October 10th – Thanksgiving

October 17th – Classes Resume

October 27th – Conferences 4:30pm – 8:00pm

October 28th – Conferences 8:00am – 1:00pm

November 10th – Remembrance Day Assemblies

November 11th – Remembrance Day – No school

November 25th – PD Day

December 22nd – Last day of classes

December 23rd – Winter Break Starts

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Sep 05
Principal's Message

 

 

 

“How can growth contribute to a world that is sustainable and resilient through understanding my responsibility to self, others, and this place?"

 

September 5th, 2022

 

 

Good evening and happy Labor Day to our Ian Bazalgette community.  Jamie-Dee and I are hopeful that you have had an opportunity to enjoy the Long Weekend.  We are grateful as we have come to start the year in many good ways and many of our students have returned to learning ready to begin a good year of learning.  We want to thank the many hundreds of you that participated in our “Meet the Teacher" evening this past Thursday.  We also want to share that we are open to continuing to establishing the relationship between home and school as we know that many of you want to connect.  Please know that through the year your voice is always welcome and is not reserved only for “Meet the Teacher" of “Conferences", please contact your child's teacher at any time if you are curious about their progress or what learning you are hearing about at home.  The communication between home and school is a critical relationship to a successful school year.

 

As we enter the learning after the Long Weekend we have taken the time during the first few weeks to get to know your child and we look forward to the next few weeks as we move into the next phase of learning for your child.  Next week I will be sending out our first of 3 curriculum letters outlining the learning intentions of the next few months for your child.  We hope these curriculum letters help to give you the framework of the learning and will help you with your understanding of the learning that will take place. 

 

We are excited to be bringing back many of the opportunities that we know will impact the school experience for our students.  This includes clubs and teams.  The soccer teams are up and running and the staff are looking forward to starting volleyball and cross-country over the next few weeks.  We also have a few clubs that have begun and will be looking for more offerings to beginning shortly as well.  If your child is interested in any of these opportunities beyond the classroom please encourage them to connect with their homeroom teacher for more information.

 

Our grade 9's will be on a day field trip this coming Wednesday.  We are excited that field trips are back in fulsome ways and will be excited to hear about their trip out on Wednesday.  Again, we will be looking to have these opportunities for all of our students.  Many of these field trips require volunteers to help with supervision requirements.  If you are interested in volunteering I would encourage you to contact the school to begin the volunteer approval process.  This process takes time so please consider starting it sooner than later if you are available to assist.

 

On September 27th at 5:45 in the Learning Commons we will be having our Parent Society / Parent Council AGM.  At this AGM we will be looking to firm up the executive for each for the 2022-2023 school year.  We are having to say good-bye to Dawn Cruickshank who has been a volunteer chair of these bodies for the past several years, even though she has no children attending Ian Bazalgette School.  These two bodies are vital in the functioning of the school and an opportunity to parent voice in the direction and decision making of the school.  Please consider your opportunity to become involved in helping us with our next steps in helping to make a significant impact in your child's learning.  We have discovered through time that many hands and voices contribute to a great learning environment.  If you have any questions about possible involvement in the executive or being a part of these two groups please do not hesitate to reach out to me.  The one area of critical nature is our participation in a casino fundraiser this November.  I will be sending out more information this week in relation to this fundraiser.  Again, if you could assist and volunteer, we would be grateful as this casino fundraiser gives all our students the opportunity to have access to many learning opportunities that would be difficult without.

 

We want to again thank all of you for a really nice start to the year and look forward to building on the start.

 

 

Take care and stay well.

 

 

Terry / Jamie-Dee

 

 

 

Important Upcoming Dates

 

September 16th – Terry Fox Run

September 23rd – PD Day No school for students

September 29th – Orange Shirt Day

September 30th – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

October 7th – PLN Indigenous Education Day – No school for students

October 8th – 16th Fall Break

October 10th – Thanksgiving

October 17th – Classes Resume

October 27th – Conferences 4:30pm – 8:00pm

October 28th – Conferences 8:00am – 1:00pm

November 10th – Remembrance Day Assemblies

November 11th – Remembrance Day – No school

November 25th – PD Day

December 22nd – Last day of classes

December 23rd – Winter Break Starts

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Jun 20
Principal's Message

 

 

“How do I use my resiliency to create sustainability for myself, my community, and the world?"

 

                                                                                                                        June 20th, 2022

 

Good morning to our Ian Bazalgette families today.  I hope this finds all of you well after a nice weekend as we start the last full week of the school year. 

 

Ours students in grade 7, 8 and 9 will see a week of exams while our grade 6 students are having their last PAT exam today.  We know these exams don't tell the whole learning story, but also know they are one way of having students demonstrate what they have learned.  We will be using this information to inform our next steps here at Ian Bazalgette as we are already looking to do planning for next year.

 

Teachers are also busy this week finalizing final grades for the report cards and will have that completed for next Monday.  On next Monday the report cards will be open and available for parents to view online.  We will not be sending paper report cards home unless a parent requests one.  Requests can be made to your child's homeroom teacher.  Please have these requests in by weeks end so we have time to print them for next Monday.  Parents may access the report cards through the MyCBE account.  If you need help accessing this please contact the front office staff and they will be happy to guide you through the process.

 

Next Monday and Tuesday students will be following their normal Monday / Tuesday Schedule.  Grades 6-8 will be doing assemblies on Tuesday morning to celebrate the school year.  The grade 9's will have their Farewell activities in the afternoon going from 3:00 – 6:00pm.  They will start their Farewell in the gym with some acknowledgements and a video presentation, followed by food trucks and a dance.  A reminder this is an event only for grade 9 students here and parents are invited the first portion starting in the gym.

 

I would like to once again thank our community for attending our Learning Celebration on June 9th.  It was an incredible event and we hope it met your expectations.  We will be looking to elevate and continue these types of celebrations next year.  We do thank the many of you that were able to attend.

 

Stay well.

 

Terry / Jamie-Dee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Upcoming Dates

June 28th – Last day of school for students

 

Provincial Achievement Test Dates

 

Tuesday June 14th – ELA Part B 9:00 – 10:00am – Grade 6

Wednesday June 15th – Science 9:00am – 10:00am – Grade 6

Thursday June 16th – Social Studies 9:00am – 10:00am – Grade 6

Friday June 17th – Math Part A 9:00am – 9:20am – Grade 6

Monday June 20th – Math Part B 9:00am – 10:10am – Grade 6

Monday June 20th – Social Studies 9:00am – 10:10am Grade 9

Monday June 20th – Social Studies K&E 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Wednesday June 22nd – Math Part B 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Wednesday June 22nd – Math Part B K&E 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Thursday June 23rd – English Language Arts Part B 9:00 – 10:15am Grade 9

Thursday June 23rd – English Language Arts Part B K&E 9:00 – 10:15am Grade 9

Friday June 24th – Science 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Friday June 24th – Science K&E 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

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Jun 05
Principal's Message

 

 

“How do I use my resiliency to create sustainability for myself, my community, and the world?"

 

                                                                                                                        June 5th, 2022

 

Good morning to our Ian Bazalgette families today.  Happy Sunday to all of you and hope that you have an amazing day today. 

 

The main focus of the message today is to encourage our families to come out to our celebration of learning event this Thursday.  We will be starting the evening off with a community Hot Dog BBQ with Beef, Halal and Vegetarian options available.  The BBQ will start at 5:30 with the formal part of our evening celebration starting at 6:00pm with a performance out in front of the school by our drumming group.

 

Many of your children will be asked to help out and if not asked and they would like to help please let them know to come and see me or Mrs. Peterson and we will gladly take the extra help for the night. Students volunteering will be able to stay afterschool and support the preparation for the evening celebration.

 

It has been several years since we were able to come together and we hope this can help us connect and celebrate the learning this year. If you are unable to come for the start please consider joining us throughout the evening as it ends at 8:00pm.

 

Have a fabulous Sunday out there to our community and we hope to see you this Thursday.

 

Stay well.

 

Terry / Jamie-Dee

 

 

 

Important Upcoming Dates

June 9th – Celebration of Learning 5:30 – 8:00pm

June 28th – Last day of school for students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provincial Achievement Test Dates

 

Tuesday June 14th – ELA Part B 9:00 – 10:00am – Grade 6

Wednesday June 15th – Science 9:00am – 10:00am – Grade 6

Thursday June 16th – Social Studies 9:00am – 10:00am – Grade 6

Friday June 17th – Math Part A 9:00am – 9:20am – Grade 6

Monday June 20th – Math Part B 9:00am – 10:10am – Grade 6

Monday June 20th – Social Studies 9:00am – 10:10am Grade 9

Monday June 20th – Social Studies K&E 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Wednesday June 22nd – Math Part B 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Wednesday June 22nd – Math Part B K&E 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Thursday June 23rd – English Language Arts Part B 9:00 – 10:15am Grade 9

Thursday June 23rd – English Language Arts Part B K&E 9:00 – 10:15am Grade 9

Friday June 24th – Science 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Friday June 24th – Science K&E 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

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May 29
Principal's Message

 

 

“How do I use my resiliency to create sustainability for myself, my community, and the world?"

 

                                                                                                                        May 29th, 2022

 

Good evening to our Ian Bazalgette families today.  Happy Sunday to all of you and hope that you found some sunshine today. 

 

I would like to share my gratitude to those parents that have shown up throughout the school year to our Parent Council Meetings.  These meetings are such a valuable way to gain perspective and they come to help us make decisions here in the best interests of the students.  Parent voice is a critical voice in the learning environment and I hope that those who were thinking about attending will consider doing so next year as we start up again in August.

 

This past week we held a schoolwide Culture Day.  We had such an amazing turnout by our students in regards to wearing traditional clothing; it was so amazing to see all the cultures represented in that manner.  The day was capped off by an amazing potluck dinner in the gymnasium.  I would estimate that we had in excess of 200 students participate in that event.  I cannot thank our parents enough for their amazing contributions to this event.  The variety of food and culture represented by the food was simply outstanding.  Many students came to request that we do this annually and are already looking forward to next year's Culture Day.

 

For those of you who drop off or pick-up your child for and from school, I would invite you to check-out the community garden that our grade 7's have designed and are building across the street at the community centre.  It is exciting to see the students make their way over there these past few weeks to work on that project.  It will be exciting to see the plants make their way over there these coming weeks.

 

I would like to continue to remind parents to keep June 9th from 5:30 – 8:00pm available as we will be hosting a Celebration of Learning event for our Ian Bazalgette Students.  We will also be using this evening to welcome in our next year grade 6's.  Learning that has taken place through the year will be celebrated and highlighted.  Please mark it on your calendar and plan on attending. The event is coming together as we made some more plans this past week. Many of your children will be asked to host the learning in their learning spaces.

 

Have a fabulous Sunday out there to our community as we welcome in June this week.

 

Stay well.

 

Terry / Jamie-Dee

 

 

 

Important Upcoming Dates

June 9th – Celebration of Learning 5:30 – 8:00pm

June 28th – Last day of school for students

 

 

Provincial Achievement Test Dates

 

Tuesday June 14th – ELA Part B 9:00 – 10:00am – Grade 6

Wednesday June 15th – Science 9:00am – 10:00am – Grade 6

Thursday June 16th – Social Studies 9:00am – 10:00am – Grade 6

Friday June 17th – Math Part A 9:00am – 9:20am – Grade 6

Monday June 20th – Math Part B 9:00am – 10:10am – Grade 6

Monday June 20th – Social Studies 9:00am – 10:10am Grade 9

Monday June 20th – Social Studies K&E 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Wednesday June 22nd – Math Part B 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Wednesday June 22nd – Math Part B K&E 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Thursday June 23rd – English Language Arts Part B 9:00 – 10:15am Grade 9

Thursday June 23rd – English Language Arts Part B K&E 9:00 – 10:15am Grade 9

Friday June 24th – Science 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Friday June 24th – Science K&E 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

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May 15
Principal's Weekly Message

 

 

“How do I use my resiliency to create sustainability for myself, my community, and the world?"

 

                                                                                                                        May 15th, 2022

 

Good morning to our Ian Bazalgette families today.  Happy Sunday to all of you and hope that you find some sunshine today. 

 

This past week we had two great fieldtrips with our grade 8 students and we have some more fieldtrips coming up this week that our other grade 8's are looking forward to.  It is great to be having our students exploring learning beyond the school walls again.

 

Our two badminton teams competed this week this week and it was also great to see our students compete.  They represented themselves and the school in amazing ways and we had several students place in the top 3 and perform at their very best.  Congratulations to all the players.

 

Our grade 7 community garden is well under way and we will see some more “growth" in that area this coming week.  We are really grateful to our community association for their openness and willingness to engage in this project.

 

We will have our first set of Provincial Achievement tests this week and we want to wish our grade 6 and 9 students all the best as they participate in this assessment. It will be exciting to see how they share their learning in this format.

 

I would like to continue to remind parents to keep June 9th from 5:30 – 8:00pm available as we will be hosting a Celebration of Learning event for our Ian Bazalgette Students.  We will also be using this evening to welcome in our next year grade 6's.  Learning that has taken place through the year will be celebrated and highlighted.  Please mark it on your calendar and plan on attending. The event is coming together as we made some more plans this past week.

 

Have a fabulous Sunday out there to our community.

 

Stay well.

 

Terry / Jamie-Dee

 

Important Upcoming Dates

May 20th – No school for students – Organizational Day

May 23rd – No school – Victoria Day

June 9th – Celebration of Learning 5:30 – 8:00pm

June 28th – Last day of school for students

 

 

Provincial Achievement Test Dates

 

Monday May 16th – ELA Part A 9:00am – 11:00am Grade 9

Monday May 16th – ELA Part A K&E 9:00am – 11:00am Grade 9

Wednesday May 18th ELA Part A 9:00am – 11:00am – Grade 6

Tuesday June 14th – ELA Part B 9:00 – 10:00am – Grade 6

Wednesday June 15th – Science 9:00am – 10:00am – Grade 6

Thursday June 16th – Social Studies 9:00am – 10:00am – Grade 6

Friday June 17th – Math Part A 9:00am – 9:20am – Grade 6

Monday June 20th – Math Part B 9:00am – 10:10am – Grade 6

Monday June 20th – Social Studies 9:00am – 10:10am Grade 9

Monday June 20th – Social Studies K&E 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Wednesday June 22nd – Math Part B 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Wednesday June 22nd – Math Part B K&E 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Thursday June 23rd – English Language Arts Part B 9:00 – 10:15am Grade 9

Thursday June 23rd – English Language Arts Part B K&E 9:00 – 10:15am Grade 9

Friday June 24th – Science 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Friday June 24th – Science K&E 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

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May 08
Principal's Weekly Message

 

 

“How do I use my resiliency to create sustainability for myself, my community, and the world?"

 

                                                                                                                        May 8th, 2022

 

Good morning to our Ian Bazalgette families today.  I would like to send a special Mother's Day wish to all our moms out there as well J. It has been a busy month at Ian Bazalgette as we make our way into May and the last stretch of learning this year. 

 

One area that is of interest right now is the upcoming Provincial Achievement Tests.  I have listed below the writing dates for each of our grade 6's and 9's.  Please have a look as we know these are dates that can bring on some added feelings for our students.  Parents who have questions about the Provincial Achievement Tests are encouraged to reach out to their homeroom teacher.

 

Students on the badminton team are competing at their divisional tournaments this coming week on Tuesday and Thursday.  They will be playing at Crescent Heights High School.  This past week in preparation for their tournament we took them to Repsol Sports Centre for a dual meet.  Our students did such an amazing job and we wish them luck at their divisional meet this week.

 

Our Grade 8's have a field trip coming up as well and we know our students will be excited to be out of the building learning beyond the school. Our grade 9's had chickens in their learning spaces this past week and I know they really made a difference to some of our students.  We even had our Kindergarten students from Valleyview come for a visit.  Our grade 7's have been busy creating their community garden across the street with some building taking place this week.

 

Just a reminder that for our lunchtime we are now having students head outside when the weather is appropriate.  Those students wishing to remain at school may do so as long as they are under the supervision of a teacher.  Our grade 6 students will continue to follow their normal routines. We will continue to work with students to reinforce the importance of getting back in time after lunch, and reminding students of their behavior out in the community is important.

 

This past Friday 23 of out students from grade 6 – 9 participated in the Eastside Dance Festival.  This is a festival that culminated with a dance performance at the University Theatre.  I had the privilege of attending and was so very impressed with our students and their performance.  It was such an amazing night of celebration of dance and I want to than Ms. Garden and her mom for supporting our students in such awesome waysJ.

 

I would like to invite parents to keep June 9th from 5:30 – 8:00pm available as we will be hosting a Celebration of Learning event for our Ian Bazalgette Students.  We will also be using this evening to welcome in our next year grade 6's.  Learning that has taken place through the year will be celebrated and highlighted.  Please mark it on your calendar and plan on attending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a fabulous Sunday out there to our community.

 

Stay well.

 

Terry / Jamie-Dee

 

Important Upcoming Dates

May 20th – No school for students – Organizational Day

May 23rd – No school – Victoria Day

June 9th – Celebration of Learning 5:30 – 8:00pm

June 28th – Last day of school for students

 

Provincial Achievement Test Dates

 

Monday May 16th – ELA Part A 9:00am – 11:00am Grade 9

Monday May 16th – ELA Part A K&E 9:00am – 11:00am Grade 9

Wednesday May 18th ELA Part A 9:00am – 11:00am – Grade 6

Tuesday June 14th – ELA Part B 9:00 – 10:00am – Grade 6

Wednesday June 15th – Science 9:00am – 10:00am – Grade 6

Thursday June 16th – Social Studies 9:00am – 10:00am – Grade 6

Friday June 17th – Math Part A 9:00am – 9:20am – Grade 6

Monday June 20th – Math Part B 9:00am – 10:10am – Grade 6

Monday June 20th – Social Studies 9:00am – 10:10am Grade 9

Monday June 20th – Social Studies K&E 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Wednesday June 22nd – Math Part B 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Wednesday June 22nd – Math Part B K&E 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Thursday June 23rd – English Language Arts Part B 9:00 – 10:15am Grade 9

Thursday June 23rd – English Language Arts Part B K&E 9:00 – 10:15am Grade 9

Friday June 24th – Science 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

Friday June 24th – Science K&E 9:00am – 10:15am Grade 9

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Apr 10
Principal's Weekly Message

 

 

“How do I use my resiliency to create sustainability for myself, my community, and the world?"

 

                                                                                                                        April 3rd, 2022

 

Good afternoon and Happy Sunday to our Ian Bazalgette community and families.  I hope this finds you relaxing and enjoying some Spring sunshine.

 

We had an exciting week as we welcomed back our students and staff from a Spring Break.  It was great to see all the faces again and be a part of the great energy back at Ian Bazalgette.  As the weather starts to turn we know that our students will be taking advantage of the time outside at lunchtime.  We will be reminding our students about the expectation of them returning to school on time at the end of lunch.  We have several students that head out to local businesses at lunch and are grateful they do this in respectful ways.  Please remind your child to ensure they are getting back on time as the afternoon classes start at 12:42pm.  Thank-you for your assistance on this.

 

Next week I will be sending out the last curriculum letter of the year as teachers came back and are spending time assessing where they want to go for the remainder of the year.  It is always exciting as we send this out and have some understanding of the learning for the next 2.5 months. 

 

Just a reminder that students do not have school this coming Friday and then next Monday will also be a day off as teachers participate in a system Professional Development Day. This underscores how quickly the learning will be taking place over the next few months.

 

Another sign of where we are at is Grade 9 Farewell.  The following is a message from the Grade 9 Team:

 

GRADE 9 FAREWELL FUNDRAISER

 

The grade 9 students have started a fundraising campaign to raise funds for their farewell celebration at the end of this school year. All grade 9 students are actively selling Coco Brooks and they are looking for your help. If you would like to place an order, all you need to do is follow the link provided and create an account or find a grade 9 student and ask them for their unique code/link. After your account is created, simply choose the items that you would like to purchase and proceed to checkout.  All items ordered will be delivered to the school on May 6th. 

 

https://fundraising.cocobrooks.com/invite/verify?code=hided-fowls

 

Thank you in advance for your support.

 

Some exciting news on the grade level front is that we have our grade 9's raising chickens over the next several weeks, our grade 7's are doing some amazing work on the community garden and our grade 6's are engaging in some outstanding work on their artefacts and drumming, our grade 8's will be heading out to Fish Creek soon on a field trip and we have some dancers heading out to U of C soon as well.  The badminton team is coming along nicely…the experiences many of our students are having is so amazing to watch and listen to daily J.

 

 

Have a fabulous Sunday out there to our community.

 

Stay well.

 

Terry / Jamie-Dee

 

Important Upcoming Dates

April 15th – No school – Good Friday

April 18th – No school for students – Professional Development Day

May 20th – No school for students – Organizational Day

May 23rd – No school – Victoria Day

June 28th – Last day of school for students​


Apr 03
Principal's Message

 

 

“How do I use my resiliency to create sustainability for myself, my community, and the world?"

 

                                                                                                                        April 3rd, 2022

 

Good morning and Happy Sunday to our Ian Bazalgette community and families.  I hope this finds you after a few weeks of a well-deserved break for everyone at school.

 

With the conclusion of Spring Break it marks the beginning of the last portion of the school year.  Before we know it we will be saying good-bye to our grade 9's and we will be welcoming in new grade 6's.  Teacher's have this on their mind as they know how quick this last phase of learning can happen.  We will be sharing out our last Curriculum letter of the year by Easter weekend. 

 

We want to share a friendly reminder while many of the COVID mitigations from a policy perspective have been reduced over the past several weeks we still want to ensure that we have a community that is healthy.  As such a reminder that if your child is showing symptoms they need to take appropriate steps up to including staying home for a few days until they are feeling better.  We appreciate your continued support in this as one aspect that we can hopefully take away from our experiences these last few years is that if you are not feeling well, stay home and help others stay healthy.

 

Have a fabulous Sunday out there to our community.

 

Stay well.

 

Terry / Jamie-Dee

 

Important Upcoming Dates

April 4th – Classes resume

April 15th – No school – Good Friday

April 18th – No school for students – Professional Development Day

May 20th – No school for students – Organizational Day

May 23rd – No school – Victoria Day

June 28th – Last day of school for students​


Mar 13
Principal's Message

“How do I use my resiliency to create sustainability for myself, my community, and the world?"

 

                                                                                                                        March 13th, 2022

 

Good morning and Happy Sunday to our Ian Bazalgette community and families.  I hope this finds you enjoying your start to Sunday with the clocks moved ahead and hopefully you can find some sunshine today.

 

This past Thursday and Friday we had our scheduled conferences.  I want to thank the many parents that connected with their child's teacher(s).  If you were not able to connect and would like to please know that you do not need to wait until conferences to arrange a time to discuss your child's progress.  These conversations are available at any time we can make arrangements with you to meet to discuss your child's progress; you do not need to wait for conferences to have these conversations. 

 

This past week we also sent home student work.  In that student work you should be able to have an understanding of some of the work that your child is entering into and how they are progressing.  We hope this has given you some valuable insights and helps with conversations at home as we know the partnership between the school and home is critical for student success. This coming week we will be working to have a nice transition into the two week Spring Break. 

 

I hope this finds you well on this Sunday morning.  This past week we were able to invite our new Director Mike Wilson into our school for the first time.  He was quite impressed with much of what he saw and what he heard from students and staff.  We know that we have much work to do in many ways, however it is also important to pause and remember there are many good things happening every day as well.

 

We are excited to share that interschool athletics is once again available for our students. Mr. Samson and Mr. Vlaar are running our Badminton Teams and they will be starting up as soon as we return from Spring Break.  If your child is interested in trying out please ensure they sign-up.  It will be great to once again see our students out there competing and showing off their skills. Try-outs include all our students from grades 6 – 9.

 

Ms Garden and the leadership students have a spirit week coming up this week, starting with PI Day tomorrow (3.14J)…followed by twin day and a few other fun days for our students.  It will be exciting to see what our students come up with J. 

 

Have a fabulous Sunday out there to our community.

 

Stay well.

 

Terry / Jamie-Dee

 

Important Upcoming Dates

March 18th – Last day of classes

March 19th – April 3rd – Spring Break

April 4th – Classes resume

April 15th – No school – Good Friday

April 18th – No school for students – Professional Development Day

May 20th – No school for students – Organizational Day

May 23rd – No school – Victoria Day

June 28th – Last day of school f​


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