Sunday, June 23, 2013

All CBE Schools Closed Until Thursday

CBE schools will open to students on Thursday morning at regular start time and dismissal will be at noon, giving staff and students the opportunity to finish up the school year.

Read the details here.

No School Monday

For details click here.

Friday, June 21, 2013

All CBE Schools Closed Today, June 21

Go to for details.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

No More Grades on Report Cards?

A pilot project will be introduced in some Calgary schools next year eliminating numerical grades on report cards.  “Evident,” “emerging” or “support required” would replace "1 - 5" on reports to parents. There would be fewer (and maybe no) personal teacher's comments about our kids and reports would only be done twice per school year.

There hasn't been much, if any, public input about the project and even the trustees say they haven't been fully informed: click here.

Frank Bruseker, the ATA president has suggested that this would be a welcome change because teacher's wouldn't need to spend as much time on reporting student's progress. An interview with CBC can be heard here. David Grey at Calgary Eye Opener asks: "Are these changes about finding better ways to give parents feedback about how their kids are performing in school or are these changes about cutting down the workload for teachers"?

CAPC would like some help with parental response to this project. Please see this web page if you'd like to provide a voice.

From my point of view, teachers are going to spend a whole lot more time explaining to parents what 'emerging' means than if they just wrote down a 3.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Parent Communication Survey from the CBE! Speak Up!

The CBE Parent Communication Survey is open until June 14. 

Click here to complete it.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Online Option to Pay School Fees

For the 2013-2014 school year, payment options for most CBE school fees will be available online. To register for online payment, go to and click on the "Online Fee Payment" option.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Parent's Survival Guide to Summer Camp Anxiety

In Calgary's Child Magazine, Laura Reagan-Porras offers five helpful tips for anxious moms and dads everywhere, when it comes time for summer camp. 

Check out the story here.