Aug 15 Classes Begin
Aug 23 Picture Day
School Council Meeting 6:15pm
Aug 25 Welcome Back Breakfast 8:30am
Aug 31 Meet the Teacher 5:30-7:30pm
Sept 4 Labour Day (no classes)
Sept 21 IPP Interviews 1:00-4:30pm
Sept 22 Non-instructional Day
Sept 27 – PAC Meeting @ 6pm in the Learning Commons
Sept 28 – We Stand Together Symposium
Sept 29 – Orange Shirt Day
Oct 6 Last Day before Fall Break
Oct 17 Classes Resume
Oct 25 - PAC Meeting at 6pm in the Learning Commons
Nov 2 Student Progress Update
Nov 16 Interviews 2:00-5:00pm and 5:30-7:30pm
Nov 17 Non-instructional Day
It’s hard to believe that we are already back at it for the 2017-2018 school year! We are excited to welcome the over 100 new grade 6 students and the Science Alternative Program to Ian Bazalgette School.
We have a busy month coming up! Picture day will be on August 23rd. We will be taking photos of all students for ID cards and the yearbook. Picture packages will be available to order. On August 25th, we have a Welcome Back breakfast beginning at 8:30am. All are welcome – please stop by and bring your appetite!
On August 31st, we are having a Meet the Teacher evening, beginning at 5:30pm. This is not Parent Teacher Interviews, but a chance to meet and get to know your student’s teachers and ask questions about their program. We hope you will be able to stop by and say hello.
In addition to what’s going on during the school day, school sports and clubs will be starting up soon – fall sports include Cross-Country, Soccer (Boys and Girls), and Volleyball (Boys and Girls). Tryouts will be taking place soon.
Please see the calendar sent home with this newsletter for more important dates.
Students at Ian Bazalgette School have learned how they can create change through social activism. They started the Clean Water Birthday Project in honour of Canada 150 and to make a difference to the 50 First Nations communities across Canada that are on boil water advisories. Read Story
Individual Program Plans
Individual Program Plans (IPPs) have been sent home. If your child has an IPP please review and sign the end of year review space on the signature pages. These signature pages must be returned to homeroom teachers as soon as possible.
Global News Report
Congrats to Mrs. Hammond and her grade 7 Humanities students! Global News has reported on their ongoing work and fundraising efforts related to First Nations communities living without clean water.
Mrs. Hammond and her grade 7 Humanities students are fundraising! Money raised will support efforts to bring clean water to Canadian First Nations communities who require this essential resource. If you are interested in purchasing a water bottle, please have your child see Mrs. Hammond at school or contact Mrs. Hammond at email@example.com. Water bottles are being sold for $5.
A dedicated team of students were at Nelson Mandela High School on March 23 to participate in the Area lll CTF Showcase. They participated in challenges for Foods, Fashion, Construction, Robotics, Photography and Business. We are so proud of our Baz students and their fantastic work! Well done!
Clean Water Birthday Project
Throughout the year our Grade 7 students have been working on the Clean Water Birthday Project in Humanities class. On, March 2nd a group of our Grade 7's had the opportunity to attend the Olds High School Diversity Conference to share their work. We are so proud of them, well done!
Science Program Being Added to Ian Bazalgette School
Following the overwhelming interest received from parents, the Calgary Board of Education is pleased to announce that Ian Bazalgette School will offer the Science Program for students in Grades 6 and 7, with Grades 8 and 9 to be offered in subsequent years. The school will also continue to offer the regular program for students in Grades 6-9.
Our Grade 8 students participated in the Blanket Ceremony. This gave them the opportunity to examine colonization from different perspectives. A special thank you to Elder Comstock for joining us for this activity!
Waterless Communities Mannequin Challenge
Basketball season kicks off on November 28th, 2016. Tryouts and practices will run prior to Winter Break followed by practices and games in January/February. Students interested in playing this season are encouraged to see their PE teachers for tryout schedules. Please see the game schedule for junior girls and boys and well as senior girls and boys.
Good luck with the season!
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