Our Pi contest was arranged by our substitute teacher, Caprice Rosentreter. The challenge was to memorize as many digits of pi as possible. On pi day (Mar 14th) students used homeroom time to recite the digits in front of their class. The top student in each homeroom won points for their house – equivalent to the number of digits they were able to recite. Fox House (green) earned 937 points – and they didn’t even have Justin to help them – he’s in Rowling (orange) - which earned a total of 674. Gandhi (blue) was in third with 658, and Da Vinci (red) earned only 269 points. If you look at the totals, you realize what a large contribution Justin made for his house!
Elaine presented Justin with a Purdy’s Gift Card and later this year he will be presented with a lapel pin – acknowledging that he is house champion in a Math Contest.
Jordan Witzel visits Balmoral School as Part of Weather School
Meteorologist Jordan Witzel visited Grade 5 students at Balmoral School on Tuesday for Global Calgary Weather School.
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My 1st Ride Program
"My 1st Ride" is a school bus orientation program for first time riders. The program is offered free of charge to Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic School District students. The dates for ‘My 1st Ride' are: Saturday, May 27th, 2017 and Sunday, May 28th. Registration begins in mid April..
The Calgary Board of Education is building a new middle school in Cranston. A School Naming Committee has been convened to recommend a name to the Board of Trustees. From the initial survey that parents and students participated in, the Committee has created a shortlist of names and would like your input. Please complete this survey prior to February 29, 2016. It is important to note that this is not a vote, but rather an opportunity for input.
Registration for the 2017-18 school year begins Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 for traditional calendar schools and on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 for modified calendar schools. Children must be at least four years old on or before March 1 to start kindergarten in September of the same calendar year. You have to register in person at your school with proof of residence, your child's name, date of birth and citizenship. Visit the CBE Registration page for more information and for the forms you'll need. More information is available on the CBE Kindergarten page.