Calgary Board of Education Sir Wilfrid Laurier School
819 - 32 Street SE, Calgary AB T2A 0Y9 | Grades 6-9 TLC
t | 403-777-7370 e | SirWilfridLaurier@cbe.ab.ca

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Welcome to Sir Wilfrid Laurier School

Grade 6 & 9 Camps

If you missed the parent meetings for the Grade 6 or 9 Camps, the parent information documents can be found below.

Grade 6 Outdoor School – Camp Chief Hector YMCA (pdf)
Grade 9 Camp Horizon (pdf)

Weekly Update | Apr. 28, 2017

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

May 1 – Grade 9 students SAIT – Financial Wellness
May 1 – Wacky Hair Day – Students must be in uniform but may do their hair in a “Wacky” way
May 2 – Grade 9-1 Class to Forest Lawn HS
May 2 – Wear Your Mood Day – Students may dress in a colour of their choice
May 3 – TLC New Student/Parent Information Night 6:00 PM
May 3 – Hats On For Mental Health Day – Students must be in uniform but may wear a hat
May 3 – Two Wheel View – 4:00 PM – Students participating will be advised by their teacher
May 4 – Inside Out Theme Day – Casual dress if clothing is worn reversed
May 5 – Get Comfy Theme Day – Casual dress day

Contacting Students during School Hours:
When picking up your child for an appointment, parents are expected to check in at the office to sign their child out. There is an expectation that a note will be in the agenda to make the teacher aware of when a student needs to leave the classroom. Please do not proceed directly to the classroom. The office will assist you in locating your child. Other than in the case of an emergency or appointment, we will only be able to call the child to the office during break times.
Cell Phones in School
Electronics and all hand-held communication devices including cell phones will be allowed in class only at the teacher’s discretion. Cell phones should be kept in student lockers unless expressly permitted by an instructor for educational reasons. Otherwise, they should be turned off during class time. They are never to be used in bathrooms or changing rooms.  The school does not assume any responsibility for lost or stolen items.
Athletics
Spring is quickly approaching (or is it actually here?) and with the warmer weather physical education classes and after/before school activities may be held outside.  It is very easy for students to over-exert themselves.  Please remember to send your child to school with:

  • A water bottle
  • Sufficient healthy food for the day.  Please also ensure children have eaten a healthy breakfast
  • Sun screen
  • Hat for times when they will be outside
  • Proper clothing for all kinds of weather they may encounter

Spring is also allergy/asthma season so please also ensure  that your child has any medication they may need in case of an allergic reaction or asthma attack.

 

Have a great week

 

Important Dates

May

 

1

Grade 9 students at SAIT – Financial Wellness

1

Wacky Hair Day – Students must be in uniform

2

Grade 9-1 Class to Forest Lawn HS

2

Wear Your Mood Theme Day – students dress in colour of their choice

3

TLC New Student/Parent Information Night

3

Hats On For Mental Health – students must be in uniform

3

Two Wheel View – 4:00 PM

4

Inside Out Theme Day – Casual dress if clothing is reversed

4

Get Comfy  Theme Day – Casual Dress Day

8

Track & Field Day

8

Grade 7B/7D Military Museum

8

Gregg LeRock Concert

9

Grade 9 LA Part A PAT

10

Two Wheel View – 4 :00 PM

11

Grade 6 LA Part A PAT

12

Assembly – Forgiveness – Uniform Day

15

All School Photo

17

Two Wheel View – 4 :00 PM

18

Spring Concert

18

Pizza Order Pick-Up Day

19

Non-Instructional Day – No School For Students

22

Victoria Day – School Closed

23

Science Centre – Classes 7A/7C

23-25

Grade 9-1 Camp

24

Track and Field Alternate Date

24

Science Centre – Classes 7B/7D

24

Two Wheel View – 4 :00 PM

26

Outdoor Ed Class – Calgary Canoe Club

30

School Council

31

Two Wheel View – 4:00 PM

30-June 2

Grade 6 Outdoor School

Safety & Security

Good afternoon SWL Parents:

 

As you know, the safety and well-being of our students is our top priority. To support the creation of a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment for students, we regularly practise fire drills and emergency lockdown procedures to ensure our students are able to respond appropriately to unexpected events. This past week, our School Resource Officer and a team of Calgary Police Officers arrived at our school, without warning, and initiated a practice lockdown. Their team, as well as our Administration Team, were very pleased with the rapid response of our staff and students to this unexpected event.

 

Similarly, to ensure safety of our students, as indicated in our student agenda, we also investigate any issues of inappropriate behaviour that is brought to our attention according to CBE’s Student Code of Conduct. Of course, details of our investigations are not routinely shared with the community as respect for the privacy of the student or students involved is foremost in our minds. Our discipline policy is based on the Alberta School Act and on guidelines established by the Calgary Board of Education. When issues of serious misconduct are brought to our attention, we have the option of implementing a variety of consequences for actions, such as in-school and home suspensions as well as including involvement of our Calgary Police Service School Resource Officer. All matters of discipline, including recommended consequences, are dealt with in a confidential manner and therefore are not shared with the school community.

 

We believe that the development of self-discipline and positive self-concept must be encouraged for all students. We believe that our learners are inherently capable, well-meaning, and responsible, but at times may act impulsively or irrationally. By applying logical, natural, and consistent consequences for actions, and by providing individuals with opportunities to become responsible and caring members of our learning community, our students will learn that the choices they make impact how they live in community with others. We encourage all parents and students to join us in our efforts to foster a sense of belonging for all members of our school community.

 

Carolyn Reed    
Acting Principal, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School
cjreed@cbe.ab.ca       

                                     

Darrin Moody
Assistant Principal, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School
dbmoody@cbe.ab.ca

 

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, here is the PAT Exam Schedule.

 

Grade 6

May 11

LA Part A

June 19

LA Part B

June 20

Math

June 22

Social

Grade 9

May 9

LA Part A

June 22

Science

June 26

Social

June 27

LA Part B

June 28

Math

 

 

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.

Athletics

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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