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CBE Connections Kicking Off the Second Half of the School Year!

Kicking Off the Second Half of the School Year!

Welcome to CBE Connections
Joanne Pitman  

Board of Trustees Announces New Chief Superintendent of Schools

The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce Joanne Pitman as the new chief superintendent of schools, effective March 1, 2024.

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Celebrating Black History Month

Throughout February, students and staff of the Calgary Board of Education will celebrate and explore the numerous contributions of Black Canadians, peoples, and communities worldwide. Black History Month provides an opportunity for schools to amplify and spotlight the innovative, courageous, and inspiring voices, stories, and contributions of Black Canadians and communities. 

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Pink Shirt Day

Wednesday, Feb. 28

 Show your support for welcoming, caring, respectful, safe, and inclusive school communities by wearing a pink shirt. It is a day to encourage everyone to stand up to bullying wherever they see it.

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Photos from the past Level UP Challenges  

Introducing Level Up Calgary Season 3:
Parks & Portals

Minecraft Education is coming back for Season 3 and will feature a fresh set of build challenges, Indigenous resources and new a new Early Learning task for students!

Stay tuned for the official launch on Feb. 15.

Board of Trustees

Trustees Advocate for Funding to Address Urgent Enrolment Growth

In the lead up to Budget 2024, trustees have been meeting with MLAs to underline the urgent need for additional funding to address the mounting pressures that come with extraordinary enrolment growth. In the past two years, the CBE has welcomed almost 13,000 new students, and another 4,000 students are expected to register by the end of this year.

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Message from the Board of Trustees on Government Policy Announcement

In response to the Alberta Government Policy Announcement on Feb. 1, the Board of Trustees issued a statement.

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Gary Strother  
The Power of Student Voice

I am privileged to meet regularly with the Chief Superintendent’s Student Advisory Group; a thoughtful, motivated and engaged group of students that is not shy about sharing what’s important in their educational journey. Recently, we asked them what we should consider when planning for a successful K-12 education. Overwhelmingly, students expressed the need to build strong relationships and a sense of connection with teachers, guidance counsellors and other supportive, trusted adults. We are listening, and these powerful voices will be reflected as we plan for the future.

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Provincial Satisfaction Surveys Underway

The Ministry of Education's annual phone surveys have begun and will continue until May.These surveys determine satisfaction with the quality of the education system and if it continues to meet the needs of Albertans.

An external consultant (Advanis Inc.) is administering these surveys by phone on behalf of Alberta Education.

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Child & Youth Well-Being Family & Caregiver Series

Let's Talk Anxiety

Join CBE and AHS for a conversation about anxiety in children.

Anxiety is becoming one of the leading health concerns for children and their families. We explore what anxiety and stress are, how to recognize them, and how to support K-6 children in building their resilience.

Online Session

Thursday, Feb. 8
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Grades K-6

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School Councils

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Community of School Councils Information

Invitations have been sent to all CBE school councils for the next COSC meeting.

In-Person Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 22
6:30 PM
Education Centre

See you there!

Calendar of Events

ASCA Calendar Of Events

The Alberta School Councils' Association has opportunities for involvement in its calendar for school council members and parents. This includes:

  • Workshops for school councils
  • Online sessions for parents regarding various health and educational issues
  • Event information for “special dates”

CBE Connections is emailed every month to families to connect them more closely with what’s happening across​​ our system.

Communication & Engagement Services

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