Oct 20

Events for the week of October 23-27th, 2017

Monday October 23rd – School Council 7:00 PM in the Learning Commons

Wednesday October 25th – Grade 8 River Watch Trip Homerooms – 8-23, 8-33, 8-34 & 8-36

-Grade 9 Trip Parent Meeting #1 – 7:00 PM

Thursday October 26th – Grade 8 River Watch Trip – 8-29, 8-31, & 8-Chalet

Friday October 27th – Grade Assemblies – Grade 7, 8  & 9 During PE and BOA Time

 

Special Notes:

  • There is an error on our October calendar that is on the website. There are NO Grade 9 vaccinations on October 24, 2017 as stated. These vaccinations are scheduled for November 24, 2017.
  • We would like to encourage parents and guardians to come out to our school council meeting Monday October 23rd  at 7:00 PM . This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about your child’s school.
  • Traditionally Tom Baines School has offered a variety of educational trips for our Grade 9 Students. These trips are offered between April 21st – April 29th, 2018. Come out on Wednesday October 25th at 7:00 PM to hear about the amazing opportunities that are available for  your children such as: French trip to Quebec, Canadian History trip to Ontario, Camping and Outdoor Week in Alberta, Science trip to Marine Biology Research Centre in BC, Space Camp in Montreal and Day trips in Calgary. This will be the only information meeting available.
  • Tom Baines School is once again collecting gently used winter clothing such as Jackets, snow pants, hats, mitts for “Jacket Racket” from October 23rd – November 4th. Please send in or drop off these items for families in need.
  • If your child is riding a bike, skateboard or scooter to school, please remind that that they MUST wear a Helmet at all times. Thank you.

 

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Oct 13

Events for the week of Oct 16-20 2017

Monday October 16th–           Professional Development Day for staff – No School for Students

Election Day – Tom Baines is being used as  a polling station – Please get out and Vote.

Grade 9 Band Camp heads out 9:00 AM

 

Tuesday October 17th

  • Grade 6 Students head out to Outdoor School.8:30 AM –  Homerooms ;  6-1, 6-3 and 6-7
  • Grade  9 Drama & Exploration in Film – Military Museum Field Trip

Wednesday October 18th – Grade 8 Outdoor Ed Hike – this was rescheduled from last week.

  • Grade 9 Band Camp returns 2:30 PM

Friday October 20th – Grade 6 Outdoor School Campers return 2:30 PM

 

Special Notes:

  •  Just a reminder that your child should have brought home a notice yesterday from the school Council. It is on bright orange paper so you can find it in your child’s backpack.
  • Our School Council is meeting on Monday October 23rd at 7:00 PM in the Learning Commons. All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend.
  • If you haven’t paid your lunchtime fees please go online and pay them today. We are only at about 50% of this fee being paid.  Reminder that you must register for the Grade 6 noon hour supervision program online using your MYCBE account. Once you register you will be prompted to the fee payment page.  Grade 7-9 students do not register for the supervision program but if they access the cafeteria, vending machines and/or participate in lunchtime clubs and intramurals there is an lunchtime activity fee that is necessary to provide these services. Also a reminder to all students that if you wish to order a yearbook it must be done by October 31, 2017.
  • Recently we have been having issues with the garbage and recycling bins located outside at  the front of the school. On the weekends, in particular, people from the community have been using our bins to dispose of garbage and their larger recycling items. We get items such as mattresses, tires, appliances, couches thrown in our bins. It costs the school hundreds of dollar each month to empty the bins because of this misuse. We are asking you for your help and if you see anyone on the weekends using our garbage bins, please ask then to stop and possibly get a photo of their license plate and forward this to Mr. Petrowitsch at the school. Thank You.

 

 

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Oct 06

Events for the Week of October 9-13, 2017

 

Monday October 9th – No School – Thanksgiving – Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Tom Baines Families.

Wednesday October 11th – Grade 8 Outdoor Ed Hike/ Gr 8 Film/Drama Military Museum Field Trip

Parent Technology Information Night 7:00 p.m.- Please RSVP to the office at 403-777-7190.

**Monday October 16th – System Non- Student Day – No school for students – Staff PD Day

 

Special Notes:

  • We are hosting a Technology Night at Tom Baines on Wednesday October 11th at 7:00 PM. This is for parents to learn more about your CBE account, D2L, Home Logic, IRIS and how to access resource and information at our school. Please RSVP to the school by Tuesday October 10th at 4:30 PM  as we have limited space available only for those that RSVP. Please call the school at 403-777-7190 to register.
  • F E Osborne Junior High is hosting a Social Media presentation for Parents on Thursday October 19th at 7:00 PM. This will be a presentation from the Calgary Police on topics such as: Internet safety, Digital Citizenship, Social Media and Gaming. You are welcome to attend. NO RSVP necessary.
  • Please remember even when we have bad weather to drop your child off at the curb NOT in the parking lot. It is much safer if you drop them off at the street and they can walk that short distance to the front door.
  • Reminder to grade 6 parents to talk to your child about staying on the school property at ALL times. This includes mornings, at lunch and after school. Thank you for your support.
  • The two Grade 8 River Watch trips cancelled earlier this week have been rescheduled. A notice will come home with your child with the new dates.

 

 

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Oct 02

Events for the week of October 2-6th, 2017

Monday October 2nd – Grade 8 River Watch  – 8-23, 8-33, 8-34, 8-36 (You MUST dress properly for the weather)

Tuesday October 3rd – Grade 8 River Watch – 8-29, 8-31, 8-Chalet (You MUST dress properly for the weather)

Wednesday October 4th – Grade 9 Vaccination in A.M.

Grade 6 Mandatory Parent Meeting for Outdoor School 7:00 PM – Main Gym

Thursday October 5th – Grade 6 Dare to Care Program (order of classes change: Block 4A  4B 1A 1B 2A  2B 3A  3B)

Friday October 6th – Early Dismissal – students dismissed at 11:50 (bussing is available)

**Monday October 9th – No School – Thanksgiving

Special Notes:

  • We would like to thank families for their support of the ADmazing Coupon Book sales. This money is used to help support our offsite field trips for all grades. We still have books available in the office if you would like to purchase one. $20.00 and $10.00 goes to the school.
  • Reminder to Grade 6 parents that one parent MUST attend the Mandatory Parent meeting regarding Outdoor school on Wednesday October 4th at 7:00 PM in the gym.

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Sep 22

Events for the week of September 25-29th, 2017

Tuesday September 26th – Grade 9 Vaccinations talk during BOA time.

Wednesday September 27th – Pep Rally in the PM

Thursday September 28th – Lock Down Practice in PM

** Grade 6 Outdoor School  Mandatory Parent Meeting – Wednesday October 4th, – 7:00 PM (see below)

Special notes:

  • We have just received approval regarding fees for this year. We are putting together a special email to be sent home on Monday September 25th. Your child will receive a sheet to bring home regarding fees. We would like to encourage parents to pay their fees online after you receive  our email. Please look for that email Monday afternoon. Thank you for your patience.
  • A reminder that students need to dress for the weather. Students will be permitted into the school at 8:00 AM however they will need to wait outside until that time unless they are in a supervised activity. Students will also be required to go outside at lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. They are outside for about 10- 15 minutes unless it is below -20 or it is raining or snowing very hard.
  • Thank you to all our staff and students that participated in the Terry Fox run on Thursday. The conditions were not great but the staff and students did an excellent job. We raised $770.00 for cancer research.
  • Grade 6 Parents – in order for your child to participate in the Outdoor School Camp, the Calgary Board of Education requires that at least one parent/guardian attend the meeting on Wednesday October 4th at 7:00PM. This involves an overnight camp and therefore you must attend this mandatory meeting. There will be a letter coming home with your child on Monday with more details.

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Sep 15

Events for the week of September 18-22, 2017

Monday September 18th –  Fire drill 2:15 PM – weather permitting

School Council 7 PM in The Learning Commons – All Parents are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday September 19th –Photo  Day – All students will get their photo taken today for their student ID cards.

  • School Photo Package information was sent home earlier this week.

Thursday September 21st – Terry Fox Run in PM  – Students are encouraged to bring $1.00 donation.

Friday September 22nd – Org Day – No School for Students.

 

**Special Notes:

  • We would like to thank all the parents that attended our Meet the Teacher evening. The number of parents and students that attended was amazing.
  • We would like to encourage all parents and guardians to attend the school council meeting on Monday. We meet at 7:00 PM in the School Learning Commons.
  • We have a school wide fundraiser taking place for the “ADmazing Coupon Books” . The cost is $20.00 and for each book sold the school receives $10.00. This money will be used to offset the cost of school wide field trips and special events.  They are selling quickly and only for a limited time.
  • Please do not be concerned about school fees at this time. We are still awaiting the Provincial Government’s approval before we send out any fee sheets. Once approved, we will send home a detailed email with the fees and waiver application information. This will be a separate  email as soon as we know what the fees will be. Thank you for your patience.

 

 

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