November Newsletter Part II

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Some changes at Ecole Charlie Killam School

As mentioned in our last Newsletter, we have some staffing changes at École Charlie Killam School. Joining the Administration team is Mrs. Krysta Rathwell and Mrs. Donna Elaschuk. Both ladies are very excited about their roles in Our House.

A student changing things up in Our House

Grade 6 student Miya Rolf has been busy making a difference in Our House. Over the past several weeks, Miya and her grandma have been busy making and sewing pillows for several of our chairs in our Learning Commons. Thanks for making a difference Miya!

To the right, Miya shows our Learning Commons Facilitator, Mrs. Scheilke , her pillows.

Un peu d'information...

To grade 6C, 6D and 6E parents and students,

Mme Lécuyer and Mme Tremblay’s classes are in the process of creating family trees in their French as a Second Language class. In order for the students to complete this work successfully, we would appreciate your help in helping your child with the proper spelling of names and years of birth (and death if applicable) of parents (step-parents if applicable), grand-parents, uncles, aunts and cousins by the end of the month of November 2019. Within the first two weeks of December, the final project will be sent home for you to see and sign before sending back to school.

Thank you for your help and support!

Mme Lécuyer and Mme Tremblay

Some important dates:

Thursday, December 5th Early Dismissal

Thursday, December 5th One Frosty Night Gr. 6-8 Dance

Friday, December 6th Staff Collaboration Day- No School For Students

Thursday, December 12th: Grade 7 Science Fair

Wednesday, December 18 Christmas Band Concert

Thursday, December 19th Last day of school before the break School resumes on January 6th, 2020


"One Frosty Night" Winter Formal is Dec 5th, and parent chaperones are needed! If you are able to help, please contact the school. If we do not have enough chaperones, the dance will be cancelled.

ECKS Leadership Class is doing amazing things

Our ÉCKS leadership students will be helping all of us get into the spirit of the holidays with the activities they have planned. From Dec 4th, the start of the count down, until the 19th, our Leadership class is helping to enrich our holiday experiences in our hallways. In addition to door decorating, snowman day, hat day, candy grams and all the other activities they have planned, the activities below are a way for students to connect with the idea of giving.

There is a school wide kindness initiative, with the "Stealthy Elf" campaign. Ask your student for more information.

Locally, students will be encouraged to donate new mittens, gloves, or socks that we will send to the local shelters.

And globally, they will be trying to raise enough money to purchase a goat for a developing nation.

We will be sending messages with date reminders once the festivities have started.

ÉCKS Christmas Concert

The ECKS Christmas Band and Choir concert is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18 in the ECKS Gym. All groups will be performing. Students afe asked to notify coaches, dance instructors, etc. in order that we have full attendance at this annual event. There will be a silver collection for the Camrose Foodbank at the door.

More details regarding the time of the concert will be coming soon. In the meantime, we invite all parents and families to come out and see what the music students have learned so far!

Mr. Bailey

Basketball Season has started!

We are in the middle of try outs. Teams rosters will be finalized this week and fees will be available to pay online by the beginning of next week. A reminder to parents that fees will need to be paid before students will be able to play, unless parents have made alternate arrangements with Mr. Boyson.

Any questions, please feel free to email Mr. Boyson.

School Council News

Our School Council meets this Tuesday, November 26th at 7:00 PM in the staff room. We will be going over our 3 Year Plan and discussing our Annual Education Results Review.

We hope to see you there.

Interested in knowing what is happening with our School Council. You can follow them on Facebook at École Charlie Killam School Council!

To date, our School Council has been busy fundraising for guest speakers and school technology purchases. They are purchasing a water bottle refill station for our students and are giving feedback and ideas to school administration!

Student Success

Over the past several weeks, Mr. Bailey and Mr. Spilla have been working with current and past ECKS students who were chosen to be a part of the Melisizwe Brothers concert at the Jubilee Auditorium on November 11th. Check out the following video to see what our students and staff were a part of at the Jubilee earlier this month.
Hallelujah The Melisizwe Brothers live at the Jubilee Auditorium 11:11

ECKS Swag!

Entripy Shops is the official online shopping portal for Ecole Charlie Killam School. In our store, you can see a wide variety of products and brands. Every item is completely customizable to show off your Cougar pride! You can choose from hoodies, t-shirts, jackets, pants, backpacks, hats and more. Every item is offered in a number of colours. For each item you can pick your favourite school logo and add if you're part of a team or club. Items also have an option to include your name and/or jersey number.
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Attendance does make a difference.

At École Charlie Killam School, we want to work with all parents and guardians to ensure students attend school regularly. Below are some important points to consider if your child is missing class regularly.
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ÉCKS Science Fair

December 12th is the grade 7 Science Fair. Students have been working diligently to create, and conduct their own experiment following the scientific method. Students will present their results to a panel of judges in the morning, and then have an afternoon full of demos and science based activities. Permission forms will be coming home next week.

Mr. Wizniuk


Thank you to our school community for your support of our fall Bookfair. As a group, you purchased $3975 dollars worth of books which gave us immediate access to $370 dollars worth of books directly from the fair. In addition, we received a credit of $2385 dollars, which we will use to purchase more books in the future!

Mrs. Schielke