French Immersion Program Online Engagement Opportunity
The high level of interest in the French Immersion Program in northwest and north central Calgary has resulted in some schools being at or over-capacity, which may limit continued growth at these locations. The CBE is committed to providing strong learning opportunities to all our French Immersion students and working with families to explore possibilities for the future.
You are invited to participate in a virtual world café discussion forum to share your voice on options for the future for the French Immersion Program in northwest and north central Calgary. The virtual discussion forum will close at midnight on April 29, 2018.
The decision-making process will consider all input and feedback gathered at in-person sessions and online opportunities along with CBE values and planning principles, available space in schools, financial sustainability, government legislation and more. Together, all of this must be carefully considered in making recommendations and decisions. Decisions will be implemented for the 2019-20 school year or later.
We look forward to working with you to develop a long-term strategy for the French Immersion Program in northwest and north central Calgary.
If you have questions about this engagement, please email email@example.com. You can also find more information about this initiative at CBE Dialogue.
As part of the French Program and celebration of Canadian Culture Balmoral Students and staff participated in our own version of Quebec's Carnival, complete with Maple Syrup Candy and Bonhomme.
April 2. No School
April 3. Late Entry at
April 9. Formal day
April 13. Tickets on sale
For May 8th concert
April 16. Formal day.
Birth of the CPR Grades
April 17. 6A and 6E to
The flight museum
April 18. 6B and 6C to
The flight museum.
School wide math contest
Apr;il 19. 6D to the flight museum
April 20. Non-Instruction. Day.
April 23. Formal day
April 26. Gr. 7’s to Huck
Finn at the Story Book
April 27. Gr. 9 Vaccines
April 30. Formal Day.
Student of the month.
School Council 7:00 pm
Dress for Success
Balmoral students “Dress for Success”. These winners successfully interviewed for a job. As a reward, they all enjoyed lunch at the Vietnamese restaurant with Mrs. Knudtson.
Please visit our contest page to view all of our winning students.
Michael G. is a National Geography Challenge
We have more contest winners! Please visit this Finalist. He is going to Ottawa this weekend for a competition.
Spelling Bee Winners
These are spelling bee winners from Balmoral. Three of our students will be competing in the city-wide competition this weekend.
Pi Contest Winner
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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