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Bulletin - Head of School's Message

Dear CFIS families,

I am writing to compliment and thank everyone involved with this year’s incredible Spring Benefit. I am so pleased to hear about the energy and success of this year’s event. 

In the days leading up to the event, and throughout the evening itself, families and friends of CFIS contributed in unique and momentous ways, including a flurry of exciting and unexpected in-the-moment generosity near the end of the live auction that generated an additional $13,000 in support of CFIS students. 

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed in any way to this very successful fundraising event. Attendance at this year’s event was slightly lower than last year, but the net revenues are nonetheless expected to once again be over $100,000 – all of which will go directly toward enhancing classroom environments and providing additional enrichment opportunities for all CFIS students.  

CFIS families, faculty and staff volunteers contributed in myriad ways to the event’s success, and a number of them were at the venue helping out until the early hours of Sunday. Their ongoing support is very much appreciated, as was the participation of CFIS student musicians, under the leadership of artist-in-residence Gerry Hebert.

This year’s Spring Benefit exceeded expectations, generated some incredible momentum, and served an important purpose – that of bringing our community together in celebration and support of CFIS students. I am proud and humbled to be part of this great community.

Sincerely,


Mme Margaret Dorrance
Head of School  

Dates to remember - School-wide

Grocery cards are ready for pick-up in the main office. If you ordered cards by kiddie mail they will be sent home on Tuesday. Please contact grocerycards@cfis.com if you have any questions, thank you.

Grocery cards are ready for pick-up in the main office. If you ordered cards by kiddie mail they will be sent home on Tuesday. Please contact grocerycards@cfis.com if you have any questions, thank you.

Pick-up pre-ordered plants (flowering baskets, tomatoes, herbs, etc). No sales on this day.

Grocery cards are ready for pick-up in the main office. If you ordered cards by kiddie mail they were sent home on Tuesday. Please contact grocerycards@cfis.com if you have any questions, thank you.

Grocery cards are ready for pick-up in the main office. If you ordered cards by kiddie mail they were sent home on Tuesday. Please contact grocerycards@cfis.com if you have any questions, thank you.

All students at CFIS will be participating in our Grade 12 convocation ceremony. Formal uniform is required by all students for this wonderful, inspiring day. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend this event. 

CFIS's annual Volunteer Tea will take place in the Marcel Tremblay Learning Resource Centre. 

News - School-wide

We have several openings for students in kindergarten to Grade 6 in our before- and after-school programs. All available spots are five days per week. Families who are interested in these openings can contact Mme Susan Ammeter at sammeter@cfis.com. Please note that there are no before- and after-school openings for preschool and junior kindergarten students at this time. 

Thank you!

Parents have reported old calendar entries in their calendar feeds. We have looked into the online calendar and everything appears to be working correctly.

The likely reason for incorrect or missing entries is that your personal calendar settings are not configured to refresh that particular calendar feed on an hourly / daily basis.

It is important to note that with the exception of sporting events, which may be changed by external bodies, we endeavour to have all calendar...

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Help is needed in the library and with classroom books that need repair. There is enough work for 10 parents to help with this work. Please contact Mme Jillian Lee at jlee@cfis.com.

Foothills Concert Band would like to extend an invitation to all members of the CFIS community. A Calgary tradition since 1968, the Calgary Foothills Concert Band is currently accepting new members in all sections. If you have wanted to dust off your trumpet or flute, or are ready to have fun creating music in a wonderful community, then it is a great time to join the Foothills Concert Band! 

Starting January 9, come by the CFIS band room on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. to give us a try...

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This CFIS Society Board-approved calendar is emailed to parents once it is approved. The PDF calendar can be found on our calendar page just below the menu on the right, year round. 

Please see this link for the 2017-18 annual calendar.

Please see this link for the 2016-17 annual calendar

Alberta Health Services has a number of great online resources for parents with children of all ages. Please see this link for their monthly PDF and other resources for children and teens.

http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/9539.asp

Thank you!

KidZone is open for the two PD Days in April as well!

 

Summer camp for kids in Calgary...

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Dates to remember - Early childhood division

As part of our animal unit, students are invited to bring their realistic stuffed animal to school this week.

Please ensure all students in the class(es) indicated are in regular uniform for this field trip and dressed to spend the day outdoors. Thank you.

Please dress your children appropriately for this outdoor field trip.

For this Spirit Sport Day, all students from kindergarten are invited to wear appropriate vesti-sport clothes for outdoor physical activities.

Last day for KG parents to bring June's Scholastic forms.

We are going on a full day field trip. Dress your child in regular uniform with proper layers and a hat for the outside weather. Your child will need a bagged lunch and a bottle of water in a bag pack with good walking shoes for the day.

We are going on a full day field trip. Dress your child in regular uniform with proper layers and a hat for the outside weather. Your child will need a bagged lunch and a bottle of water in a bag pack with good walking shoes for the day.

Please ensure all students are dressed in vesti-spring.

Parents are invited to attend the junior kindergarten end-of-year music concert. Our junior kindergarten PM class will join the other JK classes in the morning for what is sure to be a heart-warming performance. 

All students from preschool to Grade 6 are asked to be in formal for an assembly to honour our Grade 6 students. Families of Grade 6 students are welcome to attend this assembly. 

Today is pizza day. Please note that it is also a formal day for all students in preschool - grade 6 for the Grade 6 celebration assembly. 

Dates to remember - Elementary division

Please ensure Grade 3 students AB/ SC are in vesti-choix with comfortable walking shoes for this event.

The third round of vaccinations for Grade 5 students will be taking place today.

Please ensure Grade 3 CB/WJ students are in vesti-choix with comfortable walking shoes for this event.

For this Spirit Day, all students from Grade 1 to 6 are invited to wear vesti-sport for outdoor weather. 

Gr. 4-5-6 will celebrate Sports Day in the morning hours.

Gr. 1-2-3 will celebrate Sports Day in the afternoon.

All are welcome to wear vesti-sport all day. Only exception is for the Grade 2 classes on a field trip in the morning. 

Please ensure all students in the class(es) indicated are in regular uniform and have proper outer wear for this outdoor field trip, thank you. Additionally, the Grade 2 students will all be participating in the Sports Days and will require vesti-sportif clothing. Please see the associated entry. 

Please ensure Grade 3 students in the classes indicated are in regular uniform for this event.

In the event that the June 1st Sports Day is cancelled due to weather, Monday, June 5th will be the RAINOUT day.

Students are asked to be in vesti-choix for this field trip. Please see your grade-specific curriculum newsletter for more information about this event, including the specifics on what your child needs to bring with them on the field trip.

Please ensure all students are in vesti-choix for this field trip. Please see your grade-specific newsletter for details.

Please ensure Grade 3 students in the classes indicated are in regular uniform for this event.

All Grade 4 students are invited to wear vesti-choix for this field trip. Please ensure that all students have a cold lunch for the first day. More information will be provided as we approach the date.

Please see your grade-specific curriculum newsletter for more information about this event, including the specifics on what your child needs to bring with them on the field trip.

Please ensure all students are in formal uniform. Please pack a lunch.

All students from preschool to Grade 6 are asked to be in formal for an assembly to honour our Grade 6 students. Families of Grade 6 students are welcome to attend this assembly. 

Today is pizza day. Please note that it is also a formal day for all students in preschool - grade 6 for the Grade 6 celebration assembly. 

Our grade 6 celebration evening will take place tonight! More information to come.

Dates to remember - Secondary division

Third round of vaccinations for students in Grade 9.

This is a field trip for students in grades 7 to 9. 

At Foundations For the Future South Campus

8710 Ancourt Rd SE, Calgary, AB 

Top 4 finishers from the May 24th meet qualify for the Championship meet at Foothills Athletic Park.

This meet is also for athletes competing in the Pentathlon event.

Schedule to be distributed to the students that qualify for this meet.

Games at Waldorf

Bronze medal game @ 4 p.m.

Gold medal game @ 5 p.m.

 

Families of the 2017 CFIS graduating class are invited to the school for our annual convocation breakfast.

The 2017 Graduation Dinner will be held at TELUS Spark. We look forward to celebrating with you.

Parents and students are invited to the annual CFIS Gala des Méritas awards ceremony. Please ensure that all Secondary Division students are in formal uniform for this event.

News - Secondary division

Please check the link below if your child is participating in athletics. At times, the CISAA will change game times or locations with little notice. For more information, please contact your child's coach or Mme. Crandall at scrandall@cfis.com.

http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=isaajr