Calgary Board of Education Sir Wilfrid Laurier School
819 - 32 Street SE, Calgary AB T2A 0Y9 | Grades 6-9 TLC
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Weekly Update | Feb. 24, 2017


Here are a few dates for you to keep in mind for next week.


February 28  - Winter Dress Day – Wear toques, scarves, mitts with your uniform
March 1  – Team Jersey Day – wear team paraphernalia along with your uniform
March 2 – Canada Day in March – wear red & white – no uniform required if you are participating
March 3 – Carnaval – Outside/Athletic Wear – no uniform required if you are participating

If students are not participating in Canada Day or Carnaval ie, not wearing the theme dress clothing, they must be in their uniforms.

From Monday to Wednesday, students will be able to pre-purchase crepes and poutine for Friday.  Food must be pre-purchased.  Only hot chocolate and popcorn will be available for purchase during Carnaval.



Basketball season has wrapped up.  Congratulations to all of our athletes on a season well-played.  Our girls finished in third place and our boys finished second.  Well done!
Grade 6 & 7 – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday – AM practice
Grade 8 – Tuesday – AM practice, Wednesday and Thursday – PM practice
Grade 9 – Monday, Wednesday – PM practice (except Feb 27) – Friday – AM practice



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Important Dates





Winter Theme Dress (along with uniform)




Team Jersey Day (along with uniform)


Canada Day in March - Wear red/white – no uniform required if students are participating


Carnaval – Outside/Athletic Wear – no uniform required if students are participating


Grade 9 SAIT Career Exploration Program


School Council – 6:00 pm


Last Day of Classes – Locker Cleanout


Non-Instructional Days – No School for Students


Spring Break – School Closed




Classes Resume



Grades 6 and 9 Provincial Achievement Test Information


Attached please find some Quick Facts for Parents and Guardians from Alberta Education regarding the Grades 6 and 9 Provincial Achievement Tests.  Provincial Achievement Tests for Grades 6 and 9 take place in the spring.
PAT Quick Facts 
For your information, I have also attached the PAT Exam Schedule.

PAT Exam Schedule 


S.W.L. Reading Challenge


As part of our school-wide literacy initiative, we will once again be holding our S.W.L. Reading Challenge!  The reading challenge is for all students and will be partly an individual initiative and partly a class and school initiative.  This is how it will work:

  • Students will be encouraged to read as many eBooks and novels as possible each month.  They will record what they have read by going to our school website and filling out the Google Form. eBooks Google Form or Google Novel Form
  • The results will be tracked and each month, at assembly, we will hand out a certificate to the student in each grade who has read the most books for that month.   If there is a tie, then more than one certificate may be handed out per grade.
  • Additionally, we will track how students are doing as a class.  The class that reads the most books by the end of the year will win a pizza party!  
  • Our school goal is to read 100,000 eBook pages and 3500 novels by the end of the school year.
  • To keep students informed of our progress, we will periodically put updates on the morning announcements, and create a bar graph to be posted in the library that will track the progress for both eBooks and novels.
  • Choosing a novel can sometimes be the hardest part of a book challenge, so to help the students make informed choices, there will be a recommendation board in the Learning Commons.  Students can choose a figure/speech bubble, colour and make it their own, and post their recommendation(s).  These little figures/bubbles will be available in the Learning Commons and classrooms.

We hope that you will be as excited as we are about this initiative and hope that it will appeal to our students' sense of competition and foster a love of reading in the process.  
Thank you in advance for all of your support!  Please share this information with your children at the beginning of December so we can get things moving as soon as possible.




For a list of places and times of games, please see our calendar.  We encourage you to come out and cheer on the teams.


Volunteering at Sir Wilfrid Laurier


We love to have volunteers here.  If you are interested in volunteering please complete the Annual Volunteer Registration Form and submit it to the office.  If you have had a Police Information Check done here or at another CBE school in the recent past, we can check to see if it is still valid and if not we will give you the letter you need to have it done.


CBE Annual Volunteer Registration Form (pdf)


ePIC volunteer information takeaway (pdf)


Administrative Regulation


Administrative Regulation 6005 | Student Code of Conduct (pdf)


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