October 2021

Where Did September Go?

It is hard to believe that September has come and gone! The month has been JAM-PACKED with awesome events for all of our students including Picture Day, Field Trips, Keys of Our Faith, Spirit Days, Terry Fox fundraiser, CKCS Book Fair, Student Vote, National Truth & Reconciliation Day and with the start up of the volleyball season! No wonder the month has flown by!

We hope that all our families feel like they have settled into the school routine over the course of the month and that students are happy being back in the building! We are looking forward to another full month ahead!

National Truth & Reconciliation Day

September 30th marked National Truth & Reconciliation Day. At CKCS, we focussed on honouring the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.

Starting with a virtual assembly, followed by classroom sessions and activities, ending with a Healing Circle planned with the guidance of Elder Paula Rivard, our day was so impactful!

Students explored the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and stories of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

We listen, we acknowledge, we reflect.

Junior High Leadership Retreat

Our Junior High students went on a 3-day Leadership Retreat in September in order to bond as a Leadership team and kick off the year!

Our Junior Highs are a very active team at CKCS and participate in many overnight trips throughout the year including Leadership Camp, Mountain Ski Trip, and Camping!

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Student Vote

Grade 6-9 students participated in Canada's Federal Election on September 20th. They all cast their vote after learning about Democracy, the voting process and the political party platforms. It was a great activity that promoted civic duty!

Terry Fox

CKCS raised over $1800 for cancer research through our Terry Fox Fundraiser!

Term 1 Junior High Options

At CKCS, we offer more than 25 option classes to our Junior High students. Every September, students vote and the top 6 choices are run that year (2 per term). This allows JH students to experience a variety of opportunities over the course of their JH years at CKCS.

For term 1 this year (until November), the JH student body voted in Baking and Driver's Education!

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Faith Moment

For the month of October, our Faith theme is "Fruits of the Spirit" in conjunction with our CKCS Code. Students have been learning about how we can develop the Fruits of the Spirit in our daily lives and how they relate to our CKCS Code in the school. What are the Fruits of the Spirit? They can be found in the book of Galatians in the Bible:

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…”

– Galatians 5:22-23

These are not virtues that we are just born with - they are things that we have to continuously practice to develop in our lives. But we can't do it on our own! We need to ask God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit to help us grow these skills!

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Western Day

October 15 - Crazy Hair Day

October 29 - Halloween Day (Costumes)

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School Council Meeting on October 18th @ 7pm

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CKCS Girls Volleyball Schedule

September 29 - @ Wm E Hay

October 6 - @ Wm E Hay

October 20 - @ Erskine

October 23 - Junior B Tournament @ Wm E Hay

October 27 - @ CKCS

November 3 - First CARA Tournament Matches

November 6 - CARA Tournament @ Wm E Hay

New Draft K-6 Curriculum

The Alberta Government released a new draft of Alberta Curriculum in March 2021. For those that do not know, the Curriculum documents are what are given to teachers to tell us what to teach at each grade level.

At the moment the Alberta Government is requesting feedback from all stakeholders - this includes parents!

Please click the link below and review the proposed curriculum and then fill out the survey provided to give your feedback!

Parents are a VITAL part in their child's education, so be sure to get your thoughts in on this process!

PLEASE NOTE: ECCS has decided not to pilot the draft curriculum for the 2021/2022 school year.

Important Dates

  • October 7 - Grade 1/2 Farm Field Trip
  • October 8 - PD Day
  • October 11 - No School
  • October 15 - Crazy Hair Day
  • October 29 - Halloween Day
  • November 1- Picture Retake Day

Report Card Access

Don't forget to get your Parent Portal account set up! This is how you can see your students progress, and access their report cards. Please contact the school office or email if you need assistance.

PowerSchool link for Students and Parents