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Weekly Update | April 4


Hello everyone,I hope you all had a great Spring Break. My trip to Utah was amazing!JES | Planning for 2022-23 Student Cohorts
Classroom cohorts at Jennie Elliott is a process that takes teachers and the leadership team many hours of careful thought and consideration and is truly a year long process as individual teachers and grade teams work to understand the learning styles and needs of their students.We have already begun the process of planning our 2022-23 school year. Each year we work to create class groups that support each student’s social, emotional and educational learning styles and needs. We welcome parent input as part of the process and as members of each child’s learning team. Due to the complexity involved in making class groups, please understand the final decision rests with the school in relation to what is educationally best for each student and cohort of students. Specific teacher requests cannot be accommodated and we will do everything we can to ensure your child has at least one “best” friend in their new classroom next year.If you have any information you feel is relevant in support of your child’s learning needs please engage the FAQ and Survey and submit before 11:59 PM April 29th. Watch for this School Messenger, scheduled to send later tonight, specific to this.CBE | Parent Resource - Literacy and Math Frameworks: Supporting Learning ExcellenceOn March 8 CBE presented the Literacy and Math Frameworks to the Board of Trustees and posted these to our public-facing website. To support families in understanding the ways in which these frameworks outline how we will approach teaching and learning in CBE, a parent resource titled: Literacy and Math Frameworks | Supporting Learning Excellence was created. We invite you to share this resource with your school community.Link: Literacy and Math Frameworks | Supporting Learning Excellence  
https://www.cbe.ab.ca/about-us/policies-and-regulations/Documents/Literary-Math-Flatsheet.pdf
CBE | AB Education - Learning Disruption Grant
We have received the update regarding funding for the Learning Disruption Grant from Alberta Education and have made the decision that all allocated staffing originally funded through the Learning Disruption Grant will be maintained until the end of the school year (June 30). Based on school specific grade 1 student data, there are some schools who will receive an increase in FTE from what was originally allocated in December 2021 to support interventions until the end of June. JES is one of these schools so we will be looking to resource that position as early as April 11 through to June 30, 2022.
Where is the money coming from? 
CBE has received just over $2.5 million from Alberta Education to support grade 1 learning interventions for the next 12 weeks through the Learning Disruption Grant. 
In February 2022, the Minister of Education approved the CBE Board of Trustees request to access $14 million from reserves to support COVID-19 measures and impacts. 
Together, with the Learning Disruption grant funding, the CBE is maintaining the current staffing levels until the end of June 2022.
JES |General RemindersApril 12 – Subway
April 15 – Good Friday | Non-instructional Day
April 18 – System Professional Learning Day | Non-instructional Day
April 19 – 22 – Kid Inventor Week
April 25 - School Council meeting
 
JES School Council | Meetings
Visit http://www.jennieelliott.ca/ for all that is School Council.Weekly reminder that School Council meetings are open to all JES families and we invite you to attend! Look to the School Council’s website for meeting agenda’s. Next meeting is April 25, 2022 
Meetings start at 7pm 
Run for about 60 minutes 
Through: MSTeams: Click here to join the meeting
Meeting Schedule for the year is:• Sep 27 – Meeting Minutes: http://www.jennieelliott.ca/• Oct 25 - Meeting Minutes: http://www.jennieelliott.ca/• Nov 22 - Meeting Minutes: http://www.jennieelliott.ca/• Jan 24 - Meeting Minutes: http://www.jennieelliott.ca/• Feb 28 - Meeting Minutes: http://www.jennieelliott.ca/• Mar 14 - Minutes: http://www.jennieelliott.ca/• Apr 25• May 30• Jun 20School Council – Fundraising
April 1st: WINE RAFFLE TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE until April 13th! You have a chance to win TWO WINE GIFT BASKETS for your enjoyment so be sure to buy tickets online before the deadline. 
Join our FACEBOOK page or visit http://www.jennieelliott.ca/ for more details.
School Council has asked that I make certain that all Jennie Elliott families know that if for any reason you are struggling to make ends meet to reach out to School Council directly or through myself or your classroom teacher. Support can is available.
It’s been a busy week back but the buzz in the hallways is returning in conjunction with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. By no means have we left Covid behind, as evidenced in my own family right now, but there is a new sense or feeling of excitement that we might finally be on the downward side. Your kids are doing a great job with supporting each other in wearing or not wearing masks, attending to washing or sanitizing their hands and rediscovering the playground without the constraints of grade team zones.
Have a great weekend. My plans are to fix everything I broke on my dirt bike and get it ready for the next adventure.
 
Stephen Ogilvie 
Principal, Jennie Elliott School
 

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Jennie Elliott School

3031 Lindsay Dr SW Calgary, AB, T3E 6A9
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Principal
Stephen Ogilvie
Assistant Principal
Lucene Tahmazian
Education Director
David Dyck
Trustee
Nancy Close

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Grades
K-06
Enrolment
585
Programs
Regular
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Morning Start
9:05 AM
Dismissal
3:41 PM
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