Parent Math Night (3-part Series) for Kindergarten-Grade 6

Are you working with Math at home?  No tears, no fears.  Come and learn how to support your child(ren) in learning math.  We will look at key factors in developing a solid ability to work with numbers that is built on “knowing” not counting.  This series will be of value to any parent:

  • if you want to learn some math
  • if you want to spend some time in rich and engaging tasks with your children to promote and sustain the growth of soild mathematical ability.
  • if you home school full or part time and want ideas to teach math
  • if you feel helpless helping with homework
  • if you worry that your math phobia might rub off on your children

These parent math nights are intended for parents of students in Kindergarten to Grade 6.  Our focus will be on understanding how learners move from counting to reasoning about addition and subtraction to “knowing” facts and the differences between addition and multiplication.  Strategies for learning multiplication and division cannot rely on counting or adding.

Each session will leave you with tasks to use at home and ways to practice with your child(ren).

Dates: February 18, February 24 & March 17, 2016

Time: 6:15 pm-8:15 pm

Site: St. Leo Centre 6220 Lakeview Dr. SW Calgary, Alberta

Fee: $30/person/seriesParent Math Night Series

 

 

 

 

Literacy Week Book Donations February 1-5, 2016

Literacy Week Book Donations

February 1st – February 5th

As part of our First Annual Literacy Week, we are asking parents and students to donate gently used books to support St. Brigid’s literacy focus on The Daily 5.

The Daily 5 is a framework for structuring meaningful literacy tasks that support independence, consistency, and individual goal setting. This program requires large classroom libraries to allow for student choice when picking out reading materials.

Please send any gently used children and youth books (fiction and non-fiction) that you no longer need to your child’s classroom in order to add to St. Brigid’s The Daily 5 library. We will be taking donations from Monday, February 1st until Friday, February 5th.

Thank-you so much for your support!

Literacy Week Committee

 

 

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship February 2, 2016

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship for Boys and Girls Ages 10-14 will be held on February 2, 2016 beginning at 3:30 pm at Monsignor Doyle School.  Sponsored by Don Bosco Council # 8146, Entry Form and Registration are attached.  Contact Bert Blouin or Jim Myhre at 403-286-3814 or 403-828-4190 for more information.Knights of Columbus Free Throw Entry Form  Knights of Columbus Free Throw

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. 

 

 

Calgary Catholic Education Foundation “Chance 2 Enhance” Car Raffle

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, St. Brigid School has received more than $18,000 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

PRIZES INCLUDE:

  • 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

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

Upcoming High School Open Houses

High School Open Houses

St. Francis High School

Extended French & International Spanish Academy

Thursday, November 19th @ 6:15 pm

Advanced Placement Program

Thursday, November 19th @ 7:30 pm

 

Choosing the Right Courses & Pathway

Monday, January 11th @ 7:00 pm

General Information Open House

 

Thursday, February 4th @ 7:00 pm

Meet the T.A.

Wednesday, June 8th @ TBA

 

Bishop Carroll High School

Parent information Nights

Wednesday, November 25th @ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, January 6th @ 7:00 pm

 

Advanced Placement Information Session

Wednesday, November 25th @ 6:30 pm

Wednesday, January 6th @ 6:30 pm

 

Open House

Tuesday, February 2nd @ 9:30am to 3:15 pm

and 6:30pm to 8:30 pm

 

St. Mary’s High School

Open House

Wednesday, November 18th @ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 3rd @ 7:00 pm

 

 

Donate Children’s Clothing to St. Vincent de Paul

How beautiful the autumn leaves and the crisp, fresh mornings.  All too soon, snow will fall and many children in our community will not have sweaters and jackets to be warm and protected.  The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Peter’s Parish, accepts used children’s clothing to distribute to families in need.  If you have clothing you would like to donate, please call 403-288-9040 and leave a message for Cheryl or e-mail svdp@st-peters.ca

Journey through the Sacraments 2015-2016 St. Brigid School and St. Peter’s Catholic Church

Confirmation Registration Form – 20152016First Communion Registration Form 2015-2016First Reconciliation Registration Form 2015Journey through the SacramentsBrigidRegistration is required for ALL Sacraments through St. Peter’s Sacramental Preparation Program 2015-2016

Sacramental Preparation Registration is now available online for 2015-2016.  Registration Evenings will also be available at St. Peter’s on the following dates:

  • Monday, September 14 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, September 15 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

School Age Baptisms will be held on November 21 and February 20.  Please contact Mary Everts to discuss your child’s situation.

First Reconciliation is offered to Grade 3 students at St. Brigid School.

  • Parent Night will be October 4 or 5 at St. Peter’s.
  • Retreat & Reconciliation will be December 1 at St. Brigid School.

*Instruction for Grade 6 and up will be February 29 at St. Peter’s Church.  Registration and parent night required.*

Confirmation is offered to Grade 6 students at St. Brigid School.  Registered Grade 6 students, parents and sponsors to attend Grade 6 classes at St. Peter’s.

  • Parents & Candidate Night  January 17 or 18  7:00 pm-9:00 pm.
  • Parents & Candidate & Sponsor Night  March 13 or 14  7:00 pm-9:00 pm.
  • School Retreat  March 2  9:30 am-Noon.
  • Candidate Reconciliations March 8  5:00 pm-6:30 pm.
  • Confirmation Mass at St. Peter’s Church  April 13 7:00 pm.

First Communion is offered to Grade 2 students at St. Brigid School.

  • Parent Night  February 28 or May 7  7:00 pm-8:30 pm.
  • Children’s Retreat  April 27  9:30 am-Noon.
  • First Communion Mass  May 1  2:00 pm.

*Instruction for Grade 6 and up will be February 21 at St. Peter’s Church.  Registration and Parent Night required.*

For questions, please contact Mary Everts, Sacramental Preparation Coordinator, sacraments@st-peters.ca