Calgary Board of Education

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Principal’s Message | February

Wow it is hard to believe we are a month into 2017! January has brought some incredible weather challenges. We started the month with several indoor recesses due to the freezing temperatures followed by much appreciated chinooks which have turned our field into a skating rink! We are working hard with our facility operator and the CBE grounds staff to keep our playground and field as safe as possible, however we have still had a few slips and falls. We will continue our vigilance and appreciate you reminding your child to try and avoid playing on the ice.

Under Construction!
The long awaited painting project is beginning. Please be patience with us as we work through this project at school. There will be need for some areas to be temporarily out of use as the painters make their way through the building. All work will be done after hours and on weekends so no learning will be disrupted. In order to minimize disruption to everyone the office area will be done first with the majority of the work happening over the February long weekend.

Accountability Pillar Survey
As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success. The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators consisting of surveys of students, parents and teachers on various aspects of quality; student outcomes such as dropout and high school completion rates; and provincial assessments of student learning.

The Accountability Pillar Survey will be conducted from January to the end of February:

  • In January, parents/guardians of students in grades 4, 7 and 10 will receive a survey in the mail from Alberta Education.
  • In February, students in grades 4, 7 and 10 and all teachers will be completing their surveys online at school.

All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences with the school. All parents/guardians receive the English version of the survey in the mail, but Alberta Education also provides it in Arabic, Blackfoot, Chinese, Cree, French, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu. If you would prefer to respond to the survey in one of these languages, please tell the principal of your child’s school and a copy will be sent to you.

It is very important that parents/guardians complete the survey and return it to Alberta Education. Alberta Education and the public use the results of the Accountability Pillar Survey to assess satisfaction with the quality of education in our schools. In addition, the Calgary Board of Education uses the information to improve teaching and learning for your children.

When you complete the survey: If you “Don’t Know” the answer to a particular question, please skip that question and go to the next one, unless you want your response to count as a negative one. Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly.

Evelyne Lamontagne