Knightly News

February 2022

Important Dates

  • February 1: kindergarten and grades 1-12 new student registration opens for 2022-23
  • February 1: returning student registration opens for 2022-23
  • February 1: Sport for Life Registration Opens
  • February 1: second semester begins
  • February 2: early dismissal
  • February 3: International Baccalaureate information session
  • February 8 / 9: Option change requests for semester 2
  • February 8: Salisbury Open House 6:00 p.m.
  • February 9: Bev Facey Open House 6:00 p.m.
  • February 10-11: Teachers’ Convention (schools closed to students)
  • February 14: Valentine's Day
  • February 15: National Flag Day
  • February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • February 18: Grade 8 Round Table discussion
  • February 21: Family Day (schools are closed)
  • February 22 - 25: 8 is Great week
  • February 22, 23, 24: Parent / Student / Teacher Interviews 3:30 - 5:30
  • February 23: Pink Shirt Day
  • February 28: returning student registration closes




  • March 2: Staff Meeting/Early Dismissal Day / Pep Rally
  • March 3: Ski Trip
  • March 4: Professional Learning Day - No school
  • March 7 - 11: Registration confirmations shared with families
  • March 18: Grade 7 Round Table discussion
  • March 25 - April 3: Spring Break

Ski Trip Information

Thank you for your ongoing interest with our ski trip.

After careful consideration and weighing of all of our options, we are going to proceed with the ski trip, but modify it slightly in order to ensure that students and staff can stay safe while enjoying this fantastic experience.

The ski trip will run on Thursday, March 3rd only. Students will be picked up at the school for 4:00 a.m. They will spend the day skiing and have pizza supper in Jasper prior to leaving for home. Estimated arrival back at the school will be between 10:00 and 10:30 p.m.

The total amended cost for this trip will be $187.00. This price will include their ski price, transportation and pizza on the way home. Other costs for food will be on their own. The deposit for the trip was $100.00, and so an additional $87.00 will be added to your Powerschool Parent Portal on Monday, February 7 and final payment will be due by February 14th.

A reminder that in order to participate in this ski trip, masking will be required on the bus both to and from the hill. Students must have completed the Alberta Health Daily Checklist and be symptom free in order to participate. Finally, the ski hill will require proof of double vaccination. Finally, full refunds will only be administered if your child is unable to participate due to COVID symptoms or illness.

Please reach out to the school with any questions.

Sport for Life Program Registration

Registration opened February 1, 2022.

22-23 Sport For Life Program Application

**To view the recorded version of our information evening, please click on the following link:**

S4L Recorded Info 2022


Clover Bar Junior High is pleased to be able to offer the Sport for Life program for the 2022-2023 School year. Registrations for our grade 7, 8 and 9 classes opened on February 1. We will accept registrations until the program is full. At that time, a waiting list will be created with the possibility of opening up a second class.


Please make sure to email completed registration forms to our Registrar, Dawn Rutledge. Her email address is dawn.rutledge@eips.ca. Please reach out with any questions.

Parent / Student / Teacher Interviews

This term, Parent Teacher Interviews will take place by phone call in order to maintain the safety of our families, students and staff. We appreciate your understanding and co-operation.


Parent / Teacher interviews will take place on the evenings of February 22, 23 and 24, from 3:30 – 5:30. Clover Bar Junior High will be using School Interviews to book the times for these as we have done in the past.


The bookings will open on Wednesday, February 16 at 9:00 a.m.


To book your interview, please go to:


www.schoolinterviews.ca


Event code: etwjm


Follow the prompts to complete your booking.


Please contact the office at 780-467-2295 with any questions or concerns. We look forward to chatting with you soon.

Option Change Requests for Semester 2

On Tuesday February 8 and Wednesday, February 9, we will be accepting requests for option changes for semester 2. In order to consider an option change, students must submit a written request from a parent, either a hard copy or an email stating:


I give permission to (child's name) to change their option and move from (option name).


This should be submitted or turned in to Ms. Rutledge in the office or through email at: Dawn.Rutledge@eips.ca.


Please remember that option classes are very full at this time. Option changes can only be completed if numbers allow for additional students to be added. Thank you for your understanding.

Caregiver Education

https://www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca/

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Complete the Returning Student Registration: February 1-28


Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) returning student registration process is now open. All returning students must complete the online Returning Student Registration Form to confirm their child’s enrolment in a school for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Additionally, students who want to attend a non-designated school need to make that request through the returning student registration process—acceptance is based on available space. All returning EIPS students are required to complete the form by Feb. 28, 2022.

To access the Returning Student Registration Form, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

If you don’t have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you do need to set one up. For help see: Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account


For more information contact the school directly.

Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) returning student registration process is now open. All returning students must complete the online Returning Student Registration Form to confirm their child’s enrolment in a school for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Additionally, students who want to attend a non-designated school need to make that request through the returning student registration process—acceptance is based on available space. All returning EIPS students are required to complete the form by Feb. 28, 2022.

To access the Returning Student Registration Form, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

If you don’t have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you do need to set one up. For help see: Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account


For more information contact the school directly, at 780-467-2295.

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High School Information Night

https://www.eips.ca/registration/senior-high

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Black History Month

In honour of Black History Month, I’ve decided to share some book recommendations that speak to the past, present, and future of powerful, young, black lives – all have been written in the last three years, some of these also have Canadian content!

  1. Notes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi
This inspiring memoir, now adapted for young adults, chronicles Top Chef star and Forbes and Zagat 30 Under 30 phenom Kwame Onwuachi's incredible and odds-defying fame in the food world after a tough childhood in the Bronx and Nigeria.
2.Punching the Air by Ibi Aanu Zoboi
Written in poetry, Zoboi and Salaam hold no punches when detailing the dehumanizing experience of an unfair trial and prison sentence for wrongly convicted 16 year old Amal.
3. The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

Affluent Ashley Bennett struggles with her identity, her family, and figuring out where she belongs in this compelling novel set in 1992 during the immediate aftermath of the Rodney King trial.

4. Charming as a Verb by Ben Phillipe
To fulfill his dream of attending Columbia University, Henri creates a dog-walking business for the New York City elite in this clever fiction that explores moral ambiguity alongside racial and class struggles.
5. A Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Phillipe

A fish-out-of-water story about Norris Kaplan, a Black French Canadian teen suddenly navigating high school in the suburbs of Austin, Texas – a story that’s intelligent, hilarious, and surprising.

In addition, I also found some recent articles about the history of Black people in and around Alberta. I feel that this would be relevant to students, teachers, and parents alike.

Black Albertans You Should Know

Alberta’s Black Pioneer Heritage

Black on the Prairies

Skills Alberta-Trades and Technology

The 2022 Girls Exploring Trades & Technologies (GETT) program is a month-long celebration of women in trade and technology careers. GETT will take place during the month of March 2022.

Registration opens February 2, 2022 at 8:30am! Register on time – there are only spots available for 20 unique schools! GETT kits will be shipped out to registered schools by the end of February. Students are expected to participate in the GETT program by completing the kit projects and posting photos of their finished projects on the GETT Padlet for a chance to win some amazing prizes during the GETT Wrapped Up Lunch. See below for more information!

GETT into it! New this year, registered students will get the chance to test-drive careers and learn new skills through a variety of free hands-on GETT kits. The kits will be sent directly to the school and each kit includes the necessary materials and safety equipment for 30 students to complete a project, as well as instructions and tutorial videos. Using the kits, registered students will have the opportunity to choose and explore 6 different careers, each with 5 corresponding projects such as:

Sheet Metal (cell phone holders), Woodworking (storage caddies), Aesthetics (special effects make-up), Culinary Arts (sushi rolling), Electrical Installations (worm gear cars), Robotics (flitterbugs)

In addition to engaging classroom kits, registrants will connect as a community via an exclusive online GETT Padlet giving them access to helpful resources such as: Partner & Career Information, Female Industry Influencer Videos, Goal Setting Activities & The 7 Dimensions of Wellbeing! Each student will also receive an exclusive GETT Swag Bag.

GETT Wrapped Up with a FREE lunch! We will supply a gift card for you to purchase your students lunch while everyone joins us live on Facebook on Wednesday March 23! Tune in for a live demonstration at 11:30 and the prize draw at 12:00! Students who posted photos of their final projects on the GETT Padlet will be entered into the draw for a chance to win these cool prizes: An Oculus Quest 2, $200 Aritzia gift card, $100 Sephora gift card

Registration is open for the 2022 Girls Exploring Trades & Technologies (GETT) Program, a month-long celebration of women in trade and technology careers! There are only spots available for 20 unique schools! Sign up here:


https://skillsalberta.com/resources/girls-exploring-trades-technology/

EIPS Career Pathways

Career Pathways is designed to develop skills that students can apply in their daily lives when preparing for entry into the workplace or for further learning opportunities. Competencies achieved will allow students to make relevant connections with work and/or post-secondary training. Our Mission: To provide authentic, relevant, and engaging career opportunities and foster growth and readiness for life after school.

Each month Career Pathways distributes relevant planning material, presentation sessions, occupational spotlights, and other helpful information meant to support students and families. It is our hope students in Junior High begin to understand opportunities available to them and explore and reflect on a variety of experiences to help them plan their next steps. High School students continue to set goals and further develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that increase their readiness to successfully transition beyond high school.

February 2022 CP News

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