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Jan. 13-22

CBN Weekly Update


As we begin 2019, the staff is looking forward to an exciting New Year with much learning and laughter...and hopefully a January that isn’t too cold! Our school is a busy place and students will have the opportunity to be engaged in a variety of activities that will keep them busy.  Please ensure that you refer to the chart of weekly events as there are many things being offered throughout the week. Intramurals will also be starting up soon. Under the direction of Mme Bourgoin and M. Racem, the grade 6 leaders have already been to classes to share information and they are busy creating teams and schedules.  This information will always be shared in the weekly updates.

It is our New Year’s wish to offer each student has the opportunity to participate in activities that will enrich their school experience and create memories that will last a lifetime. As always, thank you for sharing your children with us.

Working with you,
Mme Sauder & Mme Garneau

Please be sure to check out the articles from Central Office at the end of the weekly update.

This week at CBN


  • Grade 6 Minecraft club at lunch
  • Gr. 2 yoga at  noon
  • Gr. 6 computer club after school


  • Gr. 4, 5 & 6 Track @8:00 am
  • Grade 4 field trip to the Royal Alberta Museum - all day
  • Grade 5 Minecraft club at lunch
  • Gr. 6 knitting club @ noon
  • Gr. 4, 5 & 6 Young Speaker’s Club @noon
  • Parent Council @6:30 pm ~ everyone is welcome to join us!


  • Grade 6 Minecraft club at lunch
  • Round 2 of Grade 5 & 6 options begins


  • Gr. 4, 5 & 6 Track @8:00 am
  • Grade 6 Minecraft club at lunch
  • Gr. 6 knitting club @ noon


  • Grade 6 Minecraft club at lunch

Did you know?

This past week, Mme Aasen and Mme Kulhavy began the annual grade 4, 5 & 6 Young Speaker’s Club which runs at noon on Tuesdays.  This club prepares students for the EIPS Young Speakers Invitational. Throughout February and March, more than 3,700 EIPS students in grades 4 through 6 will compete in speech competitions at their schools in front of a panel of independent judges. Three finalists from each school, one in each grade, will be chosen to compete in the Young Speakers Invitational.  This club gives students a chance to prepare, practice and present a 3 minute speech on a topic of their choice. Good luck to all of the students as they prepare their speeches! We can’t wait to hear you!

From the Office

Mme Viney has now officially retired.  If your child is going to be absent, please send an email to  You can also email Mme Vargas with any questions you might have at  Thank you!

Grade 2 Update!

We are thrilled to announce that starting Monday, Mme L. Johnson will be joining us in 2N (which will now be known as 2J).  Mme Johnson brings a wealth of experience to our school and she has already been into the school and met the students. She is very excited to get to know the students in the coming weeks and months.  Thank you so much to Mme Lovlin for covering during the past week in this class. Thank you as well to Mme Archambault, Mme Lambert and Mme Aasen, as well as all of the other staff, for all of your support to Mme Lovlin and to Mme Johnson as she begins at Campbelltown. We truly have an amazing and supportive team!

Counsellor’s Corner

Each month, the Language of the Month bulletin board near the office highlights a language of one of our Campbelltown families. The purpose of the Language of the Month Bulletin board is to promote diversity and to celebrate students’ individual cultures and abilities. If your family would like to highlight your language and culture, please feel free to contact me at

Upcoming Sessions:

Tuesdays starting January 15, 2019 - Strathcona County Family and Community Services is offering free drop-in group for parents and caregivers of school aged children. This free program will highlight a different topic each week including

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Boundaries and setting limits
  • Connecting with your child
  • Emotional regulation
  • Healthy relationships
  • Navigating change

Call 780-464-4044 for details

Parent Council

Our next parent council meeting is on Tuesday, January 15 @6:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome to join us! Mme Sauder will be presenting a PowerPoint that shows all of our school’s data that our teachers use to program for students in order to better meet their needs.  There will be an opportunity to learn more about our PAT results as well as our MIPI and STAR results (if you aren’t sure what all of those things are, you should definitely join us to learn more!!)

The Hot Lunch menu for February 2019 is now online.  Please ensure you place your order before the deadline.

  • February 6, 2019 - Purple Perogy (ORDERING CLOSES JANUARY 30, 2019)
  • The February 6 menu is open only to Group A ECS classes - KMA, KSA & KPS

Kindergarten Registration Starts Soon!

Is your child turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2019? If so, it’s almost time to register for kindergarten.

Kindergarten registration opens for the 2019-20 school year on Feb. 1, 2019. Details are available at

To help families prepare, Elk Island Public Schools has put together an online toolkit—available at—to make the transition as smooth as possible. The kit includes information on registration, important dates, programming options, what to expect, eligibility, how to find your designated school, transportation and more.

Additional information regarding kindergarten can be found on our school website at

Returning Student Registration for 2019-20

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will once again conduct an online returning student registration process to confirm student registrations for the 2019-20 school year. Families of all returning students will need to complete this process to confirm the school their children will attend for the 2019-20 school year, and to request to attend a non-designated school, if applicable. Returning student registration will take place at the same time as all registrations for the 2019-20 school year: Feb. 1-28, 2019.

Access to the Returning Student Registration Form is provided through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you don’t have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you will need to set one up before Feb. 1, 2019.

To create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the button labelled, “Create Account.”
  3. Enter the parent or guardian information. Each account must have a unique email address and username—only one parent account is required regardless of the number of children you have attending EIPS schools.
  4. Create a username and password of your choice—you’ll need both the username and password to log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal.
  5. You must have an Access ID and Access Password for each student that is added to your account. Contact your child’s school to obtain this information.
  6. Press “Enter.”

If you have any problems setting up the PowerSchool Parent Portal account, contact your child’s school for further assistance.

EIPS 2019-20 Division Calendar: Now available!
The official 2019-20 EIPS calendar is now available online. The calendar includes important dates during the 2019-20 school such as school-closure days; breaks; the first and last day of classes; professional learning days; and early dismissal days.

Highlights from the 2019-20 EIPS calendar include:

September 3                          First day of classes (after long weekend)
November 11-15                    November break
December 23 to January 3      Christmas break
January 31                            Second semester begins
February 6-7                          Teachers’ Convention
March 30 to April 3                 Spring break
June 26                                 Last day of classes
June 29                                 Schools close for the Summer break

To view the 2019-20 calendar, visit Also available online: the current school calendar and the 2020-21 calendar.

Did you know you can sync the Division calendar to your own personal calendar? You can. Simply, visit and click on “subscribe to calendar.” It’s that easy.

Another way to stay connected: Follow EIPS on Twitter and Facebook

With 42 schools and close to 17,150 students there’s a wealth of events, activities and stories taking place across the Division every day. You can find these stories and more by following Elk Island Public Schools on both Facebook and Twitter. Each use the combination of news articles, videos and photograph that showcases the latest news, updates, events and alerts taking place across the Division.

Plus, if you’re a member of an EIPS school community and want to share in the storytelling, simply tag the Division using the hashtag #EIPS. Stay in the loop, follow EIPS on Facebook and Twitter.

NOTE: The Division Facebook and Twitter accounts are managed by EIPS Communications Services. The account is updated and monitored intermittently during regular office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The Division welcomes feedback and ideas from followers but does ask everyone interacting on the EIPS Facebook page to be respectful. Personal attacks and offensive language will not be allowed and may be deleted.

Inclement Weather

With the winter season well underway, we want to remind parents to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear and ensure your child is prepared for changing conditions.

If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will advise parents of any bus cancellations using various communications tools including: automated-telephone messages, alerts posted on and school websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio stations, and on Versatrans My Stop.

Decisions regarding bus cancellations are guided by EIPS administrative procedures that states: “school bus service may be suspended when…Environment Canada reports a temperature of -40 C.” Other reasons for suspending or delaying school bus services include adverse weather and poor road condition.

When school bus services are suspended, schools will remain open to students. EIPS believes parents have the right and responsibility to make choices for their children based on their beliefs and perceptions of safety during times of inclement weather.

For more information, contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

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