Transportation Fee 2015-16

  • The Transportation Fee for 2015-16 will be $270 per student, to a family maximum of $540 for a family of two children or more using yellow bus service. The fee also applies to Diverse Learning students who have special transportation arranged by the district.
  • The fee has been increased in order to bridge the increased difference between the government student transportation grants and the actual current cost of transporting students in the district.

 

  • UPDATED 2015-16 BUS ROUTES will be posted by MID-AUGUST to cssd.ab.ca. Click “Transportation” then “Schedules and Routes” then “School Name”. All routes for each school are in one document, so scroll down to find the route you’re looking for.
  • Parents and schools should check for their child’s bus route, stop location and stop time. It’s a good idea to practice with your child to be ready for the first day of school.

Junior High Final Exam Schedule

Monday, June 22

Day 6

 

·         Grades 7-9 Religion Final Exam

9:00 am-10:30 am.

Tuesday, June 23

Day 1

·         Grades 7-9 Science Final Exam.

9:00 am-10:30 am.

·         Elementary Play Day!

Wednesday, June 24

Day 2

·         Grades 7-9 Math Final Exam.

9:00 am-10:30 am.

Thursday, June 25

Day 3

·         Grades 7-9 Language Arts Final Exam.

9:00 am-10:30 am.

·         Junior High Year End Awards 1:30 pm.

Friday, June 26

Day 4

 

·         Grades 7-9 Social Studies Final Exam.

9:00 am-10:30 am.

 

Junior High students return at 1:30 pm to pick up Progress Reports.

(If students do not pick up Progress Reports, they will be mailed home.)

Calgary Catholic Run and Walk 2015

Run and Walk Poster 2015Calgary Catholic Run & Walk 2015

Registration is now open!  We want to invite all Calgary Catholic employees, students, families and friends to the Calgary Catholic Run and Walk. This is a fantastic community event and it is open to everyone, so help us spread the word!

This year, we are offering a special early registration incentive. Anyone who signs up for the Run and Walk before June 24 will be entered into a draw to win TWO FREE TICKETS TO SEE ONE DIRECTION live in Edmonton on July 21. Winners will be drawn and notified on June 25.
Run and Walk 2015 Events include:

10km & 6km run

6km walk (Humbly!)

“Little legs” race for preschool-aged children
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.

Location: Glenmore Athletic Park Track stadium

Cost: $20 for adults, $18 for youth (includes a long sleeve T-shirt, event bibs, snacks, and timing chips for runners). Preschoolers are free but you will need to purchase a T-shirt if they wish to have one.

Awards: Spirit award to the school with the most “Spirit”/ Participation award to the site with the most registrations

Categories for running events: Youth 5 – 18, Adult 19 – 44, Plus 45

 Registration: Register before June 24 to be entered into the draw for One Direction tickets! Otherwise, please make sure you register on or before the final deadline of Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 1 p.m. in order to receive the event T-shirt! Online registration closes Monday, September 14, 2015 at 1 p.m. Cash-only registrations the morning of the event until 8:15 a.m.
This is an Open Event – anyone may register!

Charities: The Run & Walk is an opportunity to come together with a focus on community, health, fitness and to raise funds for the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation, the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Volunteers needed – register to volunteer on the Calgary Catholic School District Web Site! 

Need Additional Information on the Calgary Catholic Run & Walk? –Email Mike Ross at michael.ross@cssd.ab.ca.

 

Math Contests, Environmental Initiatives, Science Initiatives and Robotics

Math Contests

Several Grade 9 students participated in the Junior High Math Contest sponsored by Conoco and put together by the University of Calgary. This contest is open to all students in Junior High in Calgary with hundreds of students participating.  Congratulations to all for their fine representation of St. Brigid School.   A special congratulations to Kaiden Jobin who was one of the top 50 students. He will participate in the awards banquet on June 2nd.

32 Grade 9 students also participated in the Canadian Team Math Contest in May. This was a fabulous participation rate. Students worked on team questions as well as individual questions. Congratulations to all students!   Well done.

Environmental Initiatives

The Greenators, the St. Brigid Environment Club, have been involved in several environmental initiatives this year.  The Junior Greenators participated in Destination Conservation workshops with other Calgary schools where they learned how to take action and lead projects. They ran some challenges with the elementary students and participated in some challenges themselves.

The Senior Greenators put together an action proposal for water conservation and water education. They made a movie about water conservation issues. With funding provided by CEPF, the students were able to build several earth boxes to grow their own vegetables. By growing their own food, they can demonstrate how we can reduce our environmental footprint. This project will continue next year with students planting and maintaining the earth boxes as well as sharing in the harvest.

This project led to another also funded by CEPF. The school has built their own three bin composting system. The Greenators will guide students in the guidelines for good composting. This compost will be available to enrich our front gardens and will also allow us to reduce our load on the landfill. The compost system is just getting going and will be in full swing for the fall. We will be able to measure the reduction of our garbage while we enrich the soil in the front garden. A special thank you to Mr. Altrogge who built our beautiful compost bin.

Science Inititiatives

Let’s Talk Science is a national program with the purpose of encouraging students to engage in science, technology, engineering and math. This year a team of students participated in the Let’s Talk Science challenge at the University of Calgary. The students studied various topics in science and math to prepare for the event. The challenge day included a game show and a design challenge. The St. Brigid team did very well and won the Spirit Award for the day. Congratulations to Zachary Kokot, Josiah Lansang, Angelica Markosky, and Aidan VanDyk for their hard work and representation of St. Brigid School.

Robotics

Our Robotics Club represented St. Brigid School at the District Robotics Competition in late May. The team participated in five different challenges and were able to show their programming skills as well as their teamwork, collaboration, and problem solving abilities. Congratulations to our team of eight students: Carter Kokot, Brian Akolonu, Cayden Batten, Josiah Lansang, Zachary Kokot, Angelica Markosky, Kayla Rogers, and Aidan VanDyk.

 

Grade 7 2015-2016 Options & Grades 8/9 2015-2016 Options

Options Grades 8-9 2015-2016 Options Grade 7 2015-2016

During the course of the 2015-2016 school year, students will enroll in 1 Full Year Option (FYO) and 2 Half Year Options (HYO).

Completed Option Sheets with Parent/Guardian Signature are to be returned to the Homeroom Teacher by Friday, May 29, 2015.

Please note that all Option Choices are Final and changes in course requests will not be accommodated once students are registered in their Option courses.

Student Dress Code

STUDENT DRESS CODE

Warm weather is upon us and we would like to remind both elementary and junior high students of our dress code. It is expected that parents ensure that their child adheres to a responsible and appropriate standard of dress. The following clothing items are not to be worn: tank top shirts, spaghetti straps on shirts and dresses, muscle shirts, sleeveless, cut off t-shirts, midriff shirts, bare shoulders or backs, shorts and skirts that are not neat or tidy, t-shirts that depict drugs, sex, violence or inappropriate language, and extreme low rise pants that reveal underwear. Students are reminded that appropriate indoor shoes are a must. Students who are not attired appropriately will be asked to change into their gym strip. Please see the student agenda for the complete school dress policy.

 

2015-2016 School Supply Order Forms

2015-2016 School Supply Order forms for Gr K to Grade 9 and ESII ESIIJH

Dear Parents,

For your convenience St. Brigid School will once again be using the services of SchoolKitz Supplies to provide our students with necessary, good quality supplies for the 2015-2016 school year. These are supplies that have been requested by the grade level teachers so you can be assured that these items are the right brand, type, quantity and even colour. We are confident that the pricing is competitive. We believe that your order will ensure that the teachers and students will work with supplies that meet everyone’s expectations and save you time.

Order Forms will be distributed on Thursday, April 23, 2015 with a order deadline of Thursday, May 7, 2015.

The supply lists has been divided into:

  • Main Package: Items listed here consist of required items listed by the grade level teacher. These are items that the student must have for the coming school year.
  • Additional Required Items: Items listed here are also mandatory for the grade level, and are priced individually. PLEASE NOTE: These items can only be purchased when Main Package is purchased.

To take advantage of this service, please forward the amount for your child(ren)’s package(s) by cash, cheque or credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) to your child’s teacher along with the completed order form. Or, visit us online at www.schoolkitzsupplies.ca and place order with Parent Access Code 28050 provided on order form.

Please order by the deadline provided or late fees will apply.

  • Each order will include free 40 personalized ID stickers for labeling supplies.
  • The school supplies will be delivered directly to the school.
  • Please ensure that you complete a separate form for each child.
  • If paying by cheque, please make cheques payable to: SchoolKitz Supplies
  • Post-dated cheques will not be accepted & NSF charges of $25.00 will apply to all returned cheques.
  • If paying by cash, please bring exact amount, as change will not be provided.

 

Please direct all inquiries to SchoolKitz Supplies by emailing them at schoolkitz@schoolkitzsupplies.ca