For ALL Current information and student essential learning tasks during COVid 19 isolation/school closure, room 17 will be using Google Classroom. All students are able to access the google classroom through their school gmail accounts.
Date/Time and Passcode for upcoming Google meets for Room 17 students will be listed on the opening page of the Google Classroom Stream.
Hello parents and students,
In your email, there should be the following note along with 4 attachments:
Please choose one activity from each category of the Montessori specific tasks (Learning with Nature, Practical Life Skills and STEM challenge) to work on each day this week and send a picture and/or a reflection (5-10 sentences) detailing how the tasks went by the end day Friday, April 3rd . I will then send feedback on your reflection and work. Please send all work and communication via your educbe.ca email account.
Next week, be looking for a mock schedule that emulates something similar to what we would have at school, if you would like to implement that structure. We are currently working towards having a common online platform for continued communication. Details to come soon!
Hello Families of Rooms 16 and 17,
Welcome back to a new and unique beginning of online learning! We are hoping that everyone had a very good Spring Break and that you are ready to join a new learning journey.
We are at an unprecedented juncture with the cancellation of classes, and the City of Calgary declaring a state of local emergency for Calgary because of COVID-19. We remain committed to keeping you as up to date as possible with any changes that may impact your child, our school, and the Calgary Board of Education as a whole.
Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions via email, (email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org) to help us better understand how our programming can best meet your needs:
Do you have access to a computer, laptop, iPad/tablet or smart phone for learning during the day?
Do you have access to the internet? Link: Free Internet Access
Does your child have adult support at home during the day?
Is your only option a paper-based learning package? If so, do you have access to a printer?
Does your child know their school email and password? (@educbe.ca)
Please let us know how your family is doing and if there is anything we can do to support you at this time.
Upon hearing back from parents this week, we will communicate how course materials will be provided and the best way to reach us if you or your child have any questions. Further information about what to expect in terms of assignments, how to submit work, and accessing resources that you and your child can use to support their learning at home will be shared as it becomes available.
As per CBE guidelines we will be following this framework to ensure students are given access to the curriculum outlined by the Alberta Program of Studies.
Grades 5 & 6
Focus on language/literacy and mathematics/numeracy outcomes, and there will be opportunity to incorporate science and social studies outcomes through cross-curricular learning.
An average of five hours of work per student each week, will be expected to maintain progress and readiness for the next grade.
Parents may want to supplement student learning by providing their children with additional resources. The following provincial resources are available:
Ms. Mumford & Ms. Burnham
Dear LBS Families,
Please note, LBS office hours on Friday, March 20, 2020 will be 8:00am - 1:00pm.
Our staff, and everyone in CBE, have been working to better understand the unexpected challenges of the cancellation of classes. Please know we are working to share consistent messages and resources as they are offered to students across the CBE and Alberta. The resources found on the CBE “Learning At Home” webpage offer wonderful learning opportunities. Through these resources and teacher’s blog messages this week, students are encouraged to be involved in things that interest them and in some physical and mental rigor. Maintaining a balanced routine for children; including breaks for activity, outdoor time, and healthy boundaries on screen time continue to be important. Additional resources will be available when we return from break.
March break is to continue as planned for the week of March 23-27, 2020. Please remember this is a break for our staff to spend time away from the demands of school, and for everyone to enjoy family and to stay safe. The message I share before each school break is the same; Read every day. Get outside every day. Have fun and be good!
As we learn new words and protocols such as social distancing and self-isolation, we also contemplate things that matter most, the people to whom we are connected. Dr. Hinshaw, the Chief Medical Officer of Health in Alberta, has important advice. Dr. Hinshaw tweeted, “The days and months ahead will be difficult for all of us. We need to face this pandemic together and respond to this extraordinary crisis with extraordinary kindness. I want to remind Albertans: it is together that we will overcome.”
During March Break, you are encouraged to check for CBE system messages. We will re-connect with you after the March break.
Continue to be kind to one another, know you are important to us and take care of yourself, family and friends.
Carole Jones, Kim Durnford and our LBS staff
Good morning parents and students,
I hope that this message reaches all my parents and students, feeling well and taking good care. Please know that I miss all of you and recognize that the present time is unique and challenging. I would love to hear from students with emails, and even pictures if you have time to send them. Please stay in touch and watch for more information in the blog, in regards to programming and continued communications to keep students learning and feeling connected.
Also, this web page: http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/lakebonavista/teaching-learning/learning-commons-library/resource-list/pages/default.aspx will be updated regularly and is a good resource for commonly used web-based resources.
If you are not registered to receive SchoolMessenger, you may want to consider visiting the CBE website and enrolling, as this is a key point of communication for system and school based messages: https://www.cbe.ab.ca/privacy-statement/Pages/sms-text-message-terms-and-conditions.aspx
Please stay tuned for student login information for websites that are commonly accessed in the classroom. Students will be asked to use these websites after spring break.
Yesterday, a system-wide email was sent through SchoolMessenger (see below) providing familiar with interim K-6 resources and activities to engage in for the time PRIOR to the scheduled spring break:
The following is a message from the Calgary Board of Education
Suggestions for Learning from Home | K-9
Class cancellations are unusual and challenging events. During this short period before spring break,
we encourage families to maintain a balanced and consistent routine for children; including regular
sleeping and eating times, breaks for activity and outdoor time, and healthy boundaries on screen
time. After spring break, additional learning resources and activities will be shared to support
students in learning.
Children are naturally curious learners and there are opportunities at home to engage their learning.
We have created a webpage
that offers a variety of educational ideas to support literacy, numeracy
and wellness at home for this week. The resources are meant as suggestions only. You may choose
to use the links and activities as needed over the next few days as more long-term educational
programming is considered.
Further to this morning’s message, the following information is being added. Personal belongings can be picked up at school, according to the schedule. We ask parents to come to the front door, during the time slots allotted. This opportunity is only in place if items are needed. If you do not feel the need to come into the school, please do not.
Personal belongings include indoor shoes, water bottles, or items brought from home. Student supplies and materials such as workbooks, folders, pencils, scissors, etc. will remain at the school.
During this scheduled time, we would also like parents to return any library books. A drop-off bin has been set up to do so.
Tuesday March 17 and Wednesday March 18
8:00 am - 2:45 pm Student Last names: A - L
Wednesday March 18 and Thursday March 19
8:00 am - 2:45 pm Student Last Names M – Z
As per World Health and Alberta Health recommendation, we need to mitigate contact between one another as much as possible. For that reason, staff will not be available to meet with families for any reason. We understand how disconcerting this is for many families. Although unfortunate, it is not advisable or possible, at this time.
If you are exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness (I.e. fever, cough, fatigue and/or muscle aches) please do not come to the school. Also, please limit the number of family members coming into the building. Where possible, our teachers have already gathered and labeled your child’s belongings for easy pick-up.
Thank you for all the kind messages of support. Our teachers are overwhelmed with messages of gratitude. We are thinking of all our families and will be in touch with further details as they become available. Continue to monitor your email.
In kindness and gratitude,
Principal, Lake Bonavista School
Calgary Board of Education |school.cbe.ab.ca/school/LakeBonavista
t | 403-777-6871 f |403-777-6872
Teachers and staff are at school, taking each day at a time, planning next steps as information becomes available.
Your patience and understanding as we also negotiate these unfamiliar circumstances is appreciated. The Alberta Government website, Calgary Board of Education website and Lake Bonavista School website are the best places to access information regarding the current situation.
This afternoon, the government announced that all classes are cancelled immediately and indefinitely due to COVID-19. We thank the government for listening to school boards and parents to support the health and safety of students, staff and families.Please do not send your students to school on Monday, Mar. 16, 2020 and until further notice. Before and after school programs are also cancelled.Staff will be available at each school to ensure that, if students show up, parents will be contacted and expected to pick up their child immediately.
More information will be sent to you in the coming days with details on when to pick up personal belongings, return library books, etc. Schools will create a pick up schedule, which will be communicated to parents.
Please note that yellow school buses and other specialized transportation will not be running tomorrow.
Alberta Education has stated that every K-12 student will receive a final mark and students will progress to their next grade level next year. Provincial assessments, such as provincial achievement tests, will be cancelled. At this time, diploma exams essential for post-secondary acceptance will continue. Every student who is eligible to graduate from Grade 12 this year will graduate. We will continue to work with Alberta Education on these details. In the coming days, the CBE will be providing more information and supports for online learning, as appropriate.
The government has also indicated that teachers and other staff are expected to work, either from their school or workplace. Spring break will continue as scheduled. During spring break, school buildings will be closed and school-based staff will not be working during this time.We know you have many questions. We will continue to update you as more details are confirmed.
Thank you for your patience and support.Christopher Usih
Chief Superintendent of Schools
One World Drumming Sharing
There will be a sharing celebration for all students who have been participating in One World Drumming this week on Friday, March 6 at 10:30 am:
- AM Kindergarten
- Rooms 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 13 and 17
Parents and Guardians are welcome to attend. There will be limited seating available. Each class' performance will be approximately 5 minutes long.
Thank you to the Lake Bonavista School Council for making this possible.
CAMP CHIEF HECTOR SPRING SCHOOL 2019-2020
Hello Families! It is that time of year again, where we are starting to get prepared for outdoor school at Camp Chief Hector. It is an exciting learning opportunity for the Grade 5/6 students and one that many say is their best memory of their time at LBS.
Hector Spring School is a program designed to extend classroom learning, develop social skills, and be outside. The activity blocks range in length from one to two and a half hours. Our holistic and experiential approach to teaching Alberta Learning Objectives has proven to successfully reach our students, including those with learning and behavioural exceptionalities that may experience difficulties in traditional classroom settings.
Fee includes accommodation, meals and snacks, program supplies, staffing, and transportation for Calgary-area students. Schools may choose to add an additional fee for craft supplies or other items. Due to food and staffing costs, the camp cannot offer refunds or reduced fees for students who must arrive late or leave early during a week of program.
The dates for outdoor school this year are Monday, May 4th - Thursday, May 7th, 2020. Cost per student: $288 + GST = $302.40 payable to: Lake Bonavista School.
A mandatory parent meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at 5:30pm. A representative from Camp Chief Hector will be giving a presentation, which will provide important information about camp: activities, meals, packing list, payment details, and behavior expectations. There will be time for parents to ask questions as well.
We look forward to seeing you all then!
Ms Mumford and Ms Burnham
Our class began our sessions with One World Drumming today! Please note that our class will be part of a performance that parents are welcome to attend: Friday at 10:30 am. Hope to see you there if you are able to come!!
Have a great night,
Just a reminder that there is no school for students tomorrow. Friday February 28th
Next week our class will be participating in sessions with our Artist in Residence: One World Drumming.
Hi Parents and Hockey Fans!
Students, staff, and their families can enjoy a Flames game and support our school. Tickets can be purchased online at www.flamesgroups.com/CBE. A portion of the proceeds from every ticket purchased goes to your school or a school of your choice. Schools that purchase fewer than 20 tickets will have their donations pooled and donated to the CBE’s Fuel for School Breakfast Program.
Family Dance Wednesday, February 12 @ 6:30 pm
Have you got your tickets to the Lake Bonavista School Family Dance? Purchase tickets online at: lakebonavista.yapsody.com Tickets are available until February 11. Contactlbstreasurer1@gmail.com if you would like to buy tickets with cash or cheque.
Everyone loves the Cake Walk! Add a donation of a cake, cupcakes or cookies online, too.
Students and I have made a plan for the school day tomorrow to share our sense of community and caring as a class. Please note:
Valentines (26 students), treats, games are welcome. Pajamas and stuffies are optional.
The theme for Literacy afternoon is “Let’s Read Together”. Students will gather together to participate in a whole-school literacy assembly in the afternoon, followed by an opportunity for families to come and read together in our school environment.
You are welcome to join us and read with your child on February 12th, 2020 starting at 2:00pm and “Let’s Read Together”! (Please note that younger siblings that are not students at LBS are not able to attend)
The MAPSS Movie Event is a month away and it is time to get your tickets!
Students and families of all 3 CBE Montessori Schools are invited to join us for the 4th annual MAPSS Movie Event!
Sat, 7 March 2020
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST
Movie – Onward by Disney Pixar
You will notice we are all at one central location: Scotiabank Theatre Chinook. We are looking forward to the event and seeing many of you there.
MAPSS March 7th 2020 Movie Event
Family Dance Wednesday, February 12 @ 6:30 pm
Have you got your tickets to the Lake Bonavista School Family Dance? Purchase tickets online at: lakebonavista.yapsody.com Tickets are available until February 11. Contact email@example.com if you would like to buy tickets with cash or cheque.
Everyone loves the Cake Walk! Add a donation of a cake, cupcakes or cookies online, too.
Thank you to school council for supporting Netball for Physical Education. Our class had sessions all week and have learned a lot about this game and did a great job of developing team work and adapting to new rules!
Literacy afternoon is February 12th. Students will gather together to participate in a whole-school literacy assembly in the afternoon, followed by an opportunity for families to come and read together in our school environment.
You are welcome to join us and read with your child on February 12th, 2020 starting at 2:00pm (Please note that younger siblings that are not students at LBS are not able to attend)
Registration for the 2020-2021 school year for Kindergarten and students new to LBS in grades 1 and 2 began this past Monday. If you know families who are interested in coming to LBS for the next school year, please let them know we are in full swing and registration is open until Tuesday, February 11 at noon.
Students who currently attend Lake Bonavista School are automatically registered to continue here for the next school year. If you are moving or planning to attend a different school in the fall, please advise the school office either in person, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can include this information as we plan for the upcoming school year.
Messages from School Council
Thank you to all families who have already contributed to our In-Kind-Donation optional fundraiser. All In-Kind donations go directly to School Council and benefit classrooms. This fundraiser will be available all year. We are now on our way to achieving our goal of $14,800! In order to reach our fundraising goal, we need to raise the equivalent of $40 per student to provide the same ongoing support of previous years.
School Council has received their charitable status so are able to issue tax receipts for donations of $25 or more.
Unfortunately, the fundraising initiative with Spud.ca is coming to an end. We have received notification that they are discontinuing their fundraising program.
The next School Council meeting is Tuesday, February 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons at LBS. We hope to see you there!
At Lake Bonavista School, we love to go outside in all kinds of weather. Students enjoy the fresh air outside during the lunch recess, afternoon recess and when engaging in learning tasks outdoors. All students need to be prepared with appropriate outerwear every day.
Safety of our students is of utmost importance. There is no parking or stopping in front of the school during drop off and pick up times. We have 9+ buses that drop off and pick up students each day. An alternative to parking in front of the school during drop off and pick up is to park at the south end of the field or on the south-east side of the school.
We would also like to draw your attention to the importance of crossing the road with care, and never jaywalking in-between busses/vehicles when they are parked. It is a good idea to walk, not run, make eye contact with drivers, and wait until traffic has stopped before crossing at a crosswalk. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Students in grades 4,5 and 6 are invited to join Crib club beginning on Wednesday Feb 5th. No experience is required.
Upcoming Dates to Note:
Jan. 30 Report Cards go home
Jan. 30 MAPSS Peace Night
Jan. 31 Non-Instruction Day – No Students
Feb 13-14 Teacher/Staff Convention – No Students
Feb. 17 Family Day – No Students
Feb. 18 School Council meeting – 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 28 LBS Specific Non-Instruction Day – No Students
A reminder that recorders will start for all students in grades 3-6 beginning Monday February 3 and Tuesday February 4. This unit will be ongoing and is expected to wrap up the week before Spring Break (week of March 16). It is expected that students will have their recorder at school for every Music class.
-Rooms 2, 3,7, and 17 have Music on Monday and Wednesday
-Rooms 4,5, and 16 have Music on Tuesday and Thursday
If your child ordered a recorder, they will receive it on Monday or Tuesday. If your child is bringing a recorder from home they need to have it here for their first recorder class as listed above.
Thank you for your support of this very important music activity.