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

Weekly Update | June 16, 2017

Here are a few things for you to keep in mind for the next 2 weeks and over the summer:

 

June 19 – Grade 6 LA Part B PAT – Assessment Week – Early Dismissal 12:30
June 20 – Grade 6 Math PAT – Assessment Week – Early Dismissal 12:30
June 21 – Awards Assembly 10:30 – Early Dismissal 12:30
June 22 – Grade 6 Social PAT – Assessment Week – Early Dismissal 12:30
June 22 – Grade 9 Science PAT – Assessment Week – Early Dismissal 12:30
June 23 – Grade 6 Science PAT – Assessment Week – Early Dismissal 12:30
June 26 – Grade 9 Social PAT – Regular 3:30 Dismissal
June 27 – Grade 9 LA Part B PAT – Regular 3:30 Dismissal
June 28 – Grade 9 Math PAT – Regular 3:30 Dismissal
June 28 – BBQ lunch & Sports Day 1:30 – 3:30
June 29 – Talent Show 9:00 AM, Last Day of Classes –  Early Dismissal 12:00
June 29 - Report Cards Go Home
June 30 – Appeals Day – Staff will be available from 9:00 – 11:45 am to address any concerns with final grades
August 30 – School Office Open
September 5 – First Day of Classes 8:45 start
September 5 – Café Laurier Open

 

PAT Exams
Grade 6 & 9 students will be writing PAT exams next week and the week after (see schedule above).  Please ensure that your children get plenty of rest, have eaten a healthy breakfast, have healthy snacks and a water bottle and come to school prepared to write their exams.  For exam-taking tips please see our website.
Grade 9 PAT Exams
Just a reminder that students writing Grade 9 PAT exams will need to have their calculator with them for the exams.  Students will need a scientific calculator but are not allowed to have graphing calculators.  They will not be able to have their cell phones or tablets with them during the exams.

ExamBank
Did you know that your children can access practice exams.  If they would like to get some extra studying in, they can go to http://alberta.exambank.com/ and use the login:swl and the password: swltestbank.

 

Casual Dress
Students will be allowed to wear casual dress every day from June 19 – June 29 with the exception of June 21.  June 21 is our awards assembly and students are expected to be in their formal uniform.

 

BBQ Lunch
On June 28 a BBQ lunch will be provided to the students at no cost to them.  We will be providing hot dogs (choice of Veggie or All Beef), chips and juice.  If students do not wish to participate, they are reminded to bring a lunch from home.

 

Café Laurier
Café Laurier will be open June 19, 20, 22, 23, 26 and 27.  We will be closed on June 21, 28, 29.  We look forward to seeing you again in September.

Textbooks
Just a reminder…ALL textbooks must be returned by Friday, June 16.
Thank you, once again, for taking time to read our up-date.  Enjoy your weekend.

 

 

Archives

Important Dates

June

 

19

Grade 6 LA Part B PAT

19

Early Dismissal 12 :30 PM

20

Grade 6 Math PAT

20

Early Dismissal 12 :30 PM

21

Awards Assembly 10 :30

21

Early Dismissal 12 :30 PM

22

Grade 6 Social PAT

22

Grade 9 Science PAT

22

Early Dismissal 12 :30 PM

23

Grade 6 Science PAT

26

Grade 9 Social PAT

27

Grade 9 LA Part B PAT

28

Grade 9 Math PAT

28

BBQ Lunch

29

Last Day of Classes

29

Early Dismissal 12 :00 PM

29

Talent Show 9 :00 AM

29

Report Cards Go Home

30

Non-Instructional Day – No Classes – Appeals Day 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM

August

 

30

School Office Open

31

School Office Open

September

 

5

First Day of School 8:45 AM start

5

Café Laurier Open

 

Transportation Info Session Presentation

Sir Wilfred Laurier School has been identified as one of five middle/junior high schools moving from yellow bus service to Calgary Transit or other modes of transportation chosen by parents. An information session was held June 5, 2017 for families to learn more and ask questions about the change. We have posted the presentation from the session. Links to the most recent FAQ documents are below:

 

 

Contact Information

Please visit our Contact Us page for an updated staff list.

 

 

EXAM Information

June is exam month.  With that in mind we have attached a few documents for your information.  Please take the time to read this very important information.  It will give you helpful hints for taking exams as well as all exam schedules:

 

 

 

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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