Safe Caring Schools

The Board of Trustees of the Calgary Catholic School District believes we all share responsibility for the children in
our care, and therefore, it is important for our parent community to be well-informed about important
educational matters. Please read the following document for information on Safe Caring Schools.

Letter to Parents – Safe Caring Schools

February Newsletter

February 2016

FUN LUNCH PROGRAM – SURVEY

Our Fun Lunch Program (through Healthy Hunger) is organized and run by our School Council and parent volunteers.

We are interested in receiving feedback from parents and students regarding our new lunch program.  Please complete this survey.  Food Survey

Your input is important in determining how we will continue with the Fun Lunch Program.  Thank-you!

If your child is not yet registered for the Fun Lunch Program, please visit healthyhunger.ca to register.

February Concession Menu

February Concession Menu

Footprints to Your Future

Footprints to Your Future: A Guide to High School is a resource to help you prepare for an
exciting new chapter in your life – your high school journey. High School is a challenging
journey and a very important chapter in your education. This guide is intended to
assist you in planning your high school academic years. Calgary Catholic is committed to
Success For All Students by providing diverse environments and pathways that meet the
unique needs of all high school students.

Footprints to your Future 2016

Calgary Inferno – D.I.F.D.

On Saturday, February 13th @ 6:15 pm, the Calgary Inferno will be hosting Les Canadiennes de Montreal @ Winsport Rink A in their D.I.F.D. “Start the Spark for Youth Mental Health” game. The Calgary Inferno will be playing in limited edition purple D.I.F.D. (Do It For Daron) jerseys. Purple is the color of strength, for our youth becoming empowered starting conversation around mental health. The jerseys will be available for purchase through a silent auction online, as well as at the game. The purpose of the game is to raise awareness and create a platform of conversation for our youth in schools. We hope to fill the rink with Blessed Cardinal Newman kids and families to show our support of this cause.

The students and families of Blessed Cardinal Newman will receive FREE admission to the February 13th game. Blessed Cardinal Newman students from grades 5-9 will also receive a FREE D.I.F.D. purple t-shirt upon entering the game. D.I.F.D. t-shirts will be available for purchase at the game for $15.

Calgary Inferno Information

What is D.I.F.D.?
Watch the following video for more information.

JR. HIGH BAND – Winter Fundraisers

Jr. HIGH BAND – Winter Fundraisers

Our Jr. High Band students are continuing their efforts to fundraise and raise money towards their cost of band camp. Participating in fundraisers is always optional.  The 2 current fundraisers are Coco Brooks and Gourmet Perogies.

If your child is not a band student but you would like to support the band program, please view the following documents for the ordering procedures:

Coco Brooks Order Form 2016

Perogie Order Form 2016

Winter Fundraisers 2016

Deadline to submit orders:                Monday, January 25

Pick-up date:                                         Thursday, February 18  (at the school)

GRADE 6 BAND STUDENTS also have the option of participating in these fundraisers.  All profits earned by Grade 6 students will be applied towards a special band-camp day for them.

If you have any questions regarding the band fundraisers, please contact Cheryl Schneider by email at cheryl.s@outlook.com.   Thank-you for your support!

District International Travel

District International Travel

Recent global events have prompted our district to re-evaluate international travel for both our students and our staff. After extensive discussion involving our school administrators and teachers, our Business Services department, tour companies, other districts around the province, our senior administration team, and our Board of Trustees, we have made the decision to cancel any out-of-country travel for the remainder of the school year. We will monitor the situation and review this decision in September 2016.

At the forefront of this decision was the safety of our students and our staff. While we believe in the educational value of international travel, we have an obligation to ensure a safe and caring environment. Due to fluctuating travel advisories and unknowns, we cannot risk the health and well-being of our students and staff.

We acknowledge the challenges that will arise as a result of this decision and will work with our schools to minimize the impact on students and their families that are directly affected. This was a difficult decision to make and we thank you for your support and understanding.

CCEF Car Raffle

We are excited to inform you that the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation is conducting our second ‘CAR Raffle’ in support of schools and students. You can purchase a raffle ticket through your child’s school or on-line.

Fact: Through fundraising initiatives like this, Blessed Cardinal Newman School has received $25,000 from the Foundation.

Fact: Since its beginning in 2009, the CCEF has contributed more than two million dollars for student-focused educational initiatives, enhanced learning opportunities, programs and equipment for Calgary Catholic students.

Order your tickets now at www.theccef.ca or from your child’s school.

Tickets are $20 each or three for $50.           Draw date: February 17, 2016

CCEF Lottery Prizes

Bishop Carroll Open House Night

Bishop Carroll is hosting an Open House. See attachment for more details.

Bishop Carroll High School Information Night