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CBE Connections Updates, Inspiration, Recognition, & Community Engagement

Updates, Inspiration, Recognition, & Community Engagement

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Solar Eclipse

Monday, April 8

A partial solar eclipse will be visible in Calgary. Schools will be taking some extra precautions to keep everyone safe during the event.

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Help Us Plan for the Future

The CBE is conducting research to better understand unmet demand for programming so that we can build and plan for the future.
Please complete this survey by April 24.

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Child & Youth Well-Being Family & Caregiver Series

Exploring Healthy Sexual Development

As parents and caregivers, we play an important role in supporting our children's healthy sexual development. In our upcoming virtual event, experts from Alberta Health Services will cover effective communication strategies, the best time to have these conversations, and how to supplement school-based sexual health education at home.

Online Session

Thursday, April 11, 2024
6:30 - 8 PM

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Jason Harding-Doherty Named 2024 Edwin Parr Teacher Award Nominee

Jason Harding-Doherty, a first-year teacher at Valley Creek School, has been nominated for the 2024 Edwin Parr Teacher Award.

Those who know Harding-Doherty say that he teaches and leads with joy and kindness in everything that he does.

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Champion Your Child's Language Learning

Chinook Learning Services offers courses designed for parents and caregivers of CBE French Immersion and Spanish Bilingual students.

Network with other bilingual parents and learn vocabulary that focuses on classroom themes. Starting in April, supercharge your child's bilingual potential.

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Thank You for Sharing Your Voice on Education Planning

This winter, more than 6,000 parents shared what they think is important for the CBE to consider in education planning. These perspectives will be considered in the development of the Education Plan along with other factors and input gathered from staff, partners, union groups and community members. We look forward to sharing the 2024-2027.

CBE Education Plan and what we heard next month. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with us. It’s much appreciated!

Joanne Pitman

Joanne Pitman | Chief Superintendent of Schools

Appreciation for Support Staff

From education assistants to facility operators, administrative assistants to teacher recruiters, support staff work every day to ensure students have what they need to be successful in their learning. The week of April 22, we will be celebrating all those who have chosen to dedicate their careers to supporting students and teachers in classrooms. Let’s all take a moment to thank those who make a difference for your child.

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Board of Trustees

CBE Urgently Needs New Schools

CBE schools are overflowing. Last year, we asked the government for six new schools; we received construction funding for one. To relieve pressure, we also asked for 68 new modular classrooms; only 12 have been approved. This year, we are requesting 21 new schools to address rapid enrolment growth.

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Budget 2024-2025 Falls Short of Our Needs

Trustees are concerned that Budget 2024-2025 doesn’t provide the funding necessary for a growing board. While it includes an increase to total funding, the budget does not address the impact of inflation or the real cost of supporting students with increasingly complex learning needs.

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School Councils

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Don't Miss this Special COSC Meeting

The Board of Trustees invites CBE school councils to a special virtual Community of School Councils meeting on Tuesday, April 23.

This online meeting has been added to share more information about provincial funding for the 2024-2025 school year and our capital planning needs. There will be time for questions. Each council is encouraged to invite 1-2 additional guests to attend. Watch for the invitation in your emai!

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.

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