Changes for CBE Students

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Following the changes announced by the Alberta Government, the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) posted new health measures for students: For Grade 7-12 Students Home learning will start on November 30, 2020 and last until Friday, January 8, 2021 (except during winter break) In-person classes will resume on January 11, 2021 Diploma exams are optional for rest of the school …

Calgary Public Library – Learn about your child’s reading levels

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The Calgary Public Library in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library is hosting a webinar today from 7:30 – 8:30 PM to talk about books that are appropriate for your child’s reading level. This session will be hosted by Calgary Board of Education’s Literacy Specialist – Sasha Gardiner-Hadford as well as Edmonton Public Library Youth Services Manager, Elaine Jones. They …

National Child Day

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Today, November 20th, is National Child Day in Canada! What is National Child Day? National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th every year.  This day has been celebrated since 1993 to commemorate the United Nation’s adoption of 2 children’s rights documents: The United Nations Declaration of Rights of the Child The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the …

Semaine de la sensibilization à l’intimidation du 16 au 20 novembre

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Click here to read this article in English. La Semaine de la sensibilisation à l’intimidation est la troisième semaine de novembre. L’intimidation, qu’est-ce que c’est ? L’intimidation est un comportement répétitif hostile ou humiliant destiné à nuire, à faire peur ou à infliger de la détresse à autrui et pouvant lui porter préjudice psychologique ou constituer une atteinte à sa …

Bullying Awareness Week Nov 16 to 20

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Cliquez ici pour lire ceci en français. Bullying Awareness Week is the third week of November. What is bullying? Bullying is repetitive hostile or humiliating behavior intended to harm, frighten or inflict distress on others. Bullying may cause psychological harm or damage one’s reputation. Bullying behaviors Bullying behaviors can be physical, e.g. pushing or hitting someone verbal, e.g. insulting or …

Marlborough Spooky Halloween Parade A Huge Success

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On October 30 last Friday, many Marlborough residents participated in the Marlborough Spooky Halloween Parade. COVID-19 restrictions were in place throughout the parade. Families dressed up in costumes passed through the parking lot of the community centre and were handed candy and pre-packed goodie bags. About 150 people walked or drove through the event in 2 hours. Most participants were …

New Symptoms List for Albertans Under 18

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In Dr. Deena Hinshaw (Chief Medical Officer of Health)’s update yesterday October 30, she mentioned that there will be a new symptoms list for Albertans under 18 on Monday November 2: Runny nose and sore throat will be removed from children’s list of mandatory isolation symptoms. *This change is only for those with no known exposure. If a child has …

Media Literacy Week October 26 – 30

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Media Literacy Week is an annual national campaign hosted by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers Federation to promote digital and media literacy. During the week, activities and events are hosted by libraries, museums, schools, and community groups nationwide.  What is digital literacy? The ability to find, evaluate, and compose clear information on various digital platforms For example, are you able to type efficiently, upload …

The 2nd United Voices Immigrant Youth Wellness Summit

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Are you between the ages 12 and 20? You are invited to register for the 2nd United Voices Immigrant Youth Wellness Summit. During this event, you will have a fun day listening to stories from inspirational immigrant speakers, taking part in interactive break-out sessions, learning how to battle the stigma surrounding mental health, and gaining skills & confidence to become …