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.
Parents, please take a moment to read the following letter from Office of the Board of Trustees.
If you’re interested in challenging either the French, Spanish, or Filipino 30 level language exams please review the following materials and see Ms. Contrada before February 19th.
2015-16 Course Challenge Checklist
2015-16 Parent Package Course Challenge
Information for parents:
As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success.
The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators consisting of surveys of students, parents and teachers on various aspects of quality; student outcomes such as dropout and high school completion rates; and provincial assessments of student learning.
From January to the end of February, Alberta Education will be conducting the annual Accountability Pillar Survey. In January, parents of students in grades 4, 7 and 10 will receive a survey from Alberta Education. In February, all teachers will be completing their surveys online at school. Students in grades 4, 7 and 10 already completed this in October/November as part of the TELL them FROM me/OurSCHOOL Survey.
All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences with the school. In addition to English and French, the parent survey is available in Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic, Blackfoot, Cree, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu.
Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly.
Survey results will be available to school authorities in May 2016, and will be reported publicly as part of their 3-Year Education Plans and Annual Education Results Reports.
Notre Dame High School will be holding its annual Open House on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
Please read the attached letter from Alberta Health Services.
2016 01 04 Provincial School Measles Immunity Reminder Ltr – English
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.
The Graduation Documents including a Parent Letter and Important Calendar have been mailed home. If you did not receive the mail out, please go to the office to ensure that they have your correct mailing address as we will need this for future mail outs. The Graduation Calendar as well as the letter have been added to both the website as well as D2L under content.
Please see Ms. Solobay or Ms. Grant if you have any questions.
Calgary Catholic Education Foundation ‘Chance 2 Enhance’ 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, Notre Dame High School has received more than $48,000 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
- 2016 Volvo S60
- Two round-trip tickets anywhere WestJet flies
- Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge 2-night Bed & Breakfast package
- Copper Point Resort two-night stay
- Telus Samsung S6 phone
- Calgary Stampede Rodeo -2 Infield tickets
- Calgary Flames suite for a game
- Calgary Stampeders suite for a game
- Stay and Ski Package-one-night stay at the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis and 2 adult ski passes for Nakiska
- Three cash prizes of $1000.
The Calgary Catholic Education Foundation (CCEF) was started by community volunteers in 2009 in the response to the need for external fundraising. Supported by community, the Foundation is a resource dedicated to enhancing educational experiences of students in the Calgary Catholic School District.
We thank you for your support!
Calgary Catholic Education Foundation