Nov 3 – Baz Science Fair
Nov 10 – Remembrance Day Assembly at 10:30am (parents are welcome to attend)
Nov 13 – Term 2 Begins
Nov 16 – Parent-Teacher Conferences: 2-5pm & 5:30-7:30pm
Nov 22 – School Council Meeting at 6pm in Learning Commons
Nov 27 – Team Gio Field Trip to Saddledome
Nov. 29 - Grade 9 Tour to Forest Lawn High School
Dec 8 – Non-instructional Day
Dec 17 & 18 – PAC Casino (volunteers needed! Please contact main office)
Dec 21 – Dismissal at 12:15pm
Dec 22-Jan 15 – Winter Break
Jan 16 – Classes Resume
Jan 17 – Team Gio Assembly at Baz (Mark & Lauren Giordano to visit with students)
Jan 24 - PAC Meeting at 6pm in Learning Commons
Jan 26 – Non-instructional Day
Jan 31 – Report Card #1 and IPP update send home
Feb 15 & 16 – No School, Teachers Convention
Feb 19 – No School, Family Day
The We Stand Together Conference took place on Thursday September 28th at Ian Bazalgette School. This amazing experience gave students an opportunity to learn about Indigenous issues as well as their culture, traditions and values through an authentic experience with Elders, performances and hands on activities. As a part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions 94 Calls to Action, this day was a step forward for our students towards Reconciliation. This conference allowed our students the opportunity to sign up for various sessions related to Indigenous topics of their choice and partake in amazing activities throughout the day. Featuring Cowboy Smithx and Drezus, this day will be packed full of engagement and learning opportunities to tie in with Orange Shirt Day, on September 29th.
Grade 8 Student Lazaya V. has been selected as the 2017 Southern Alberta Indigenous Youth Awards (S.A.I.Y.A) recipient for sports. Only one student from each of the 12 categories is selected and Lazaya was their pick! Lazaya is a dedicated athlete, participating on most of the school athletic teams including volleyball, basketball, badminton and soccer. Outside of school, Lazaya is a goaltender for her hockey team, and was even scouted to be the goaltender of the Native women's peewee team. Her teamwork, positive attitude and motivation as an athlete are both inspiring and admirable. Congratulations to Lazaya!
Parents & Guardians,
Your child will be bringing home Fee and Lunch Supervision forms on Sept 11, 2017.
Please review, complete and return required forms to your child’s homeroom teacher ASAP.
The office is available to answer any questions you may have.
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 dlhammondatcbe.ab.ca. 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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