Tomorrow is our annual Terry Fox run to raise money to help support cancer research. For more than 35 years, Chaffey-Burke has been participating in the Terry Fox run and tomorrow is this year’s version of the run. All students will be running a set course which is going to be monitored by teachers and parent volunteers.
If you are able to, please consider sending a small donation with your child to help support our fundraising goals.
We are very happy that the school year has started for real as we are now in our classes and beginning the process of learning and making friends. We hope that your child has settled into the routine of the school year. Each year we start by having our teachers and parents meet so that you can tell us about your child. We would like to know how they learn, what they enjoy, their strengths and challenges and we want to set a goal or two for the year.
This is going to take place next week during our Parents as partners conferences, This afternoon you will receive an email asking you to book a time slot on either Tuesday, September 26th or Wednesday the 27th to meet with your child’s teacher using the Microsoft bookings app.
Please note, there may be one or two teachers with slightly different dates and our kindergarten teachers have already met with their parents so these parents will not receive a form. A couple of our classes are going to send home paper forms rather than electronic form. If you do not receive an email, please ask your child if they have a form for you.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone.
Hello and good-bye to our Chaffey-Burke community,
I hope that each of you have enjoyed this year’s time at school. Today, the students will only attend from 9:00 – 10:30 and they will be given their report cards when they leave. Some of you will see that there are no levels of proficiency given for some students or subject areas. If your child is a beginning or developing English Language Learner there may not be any levels of proficiency. Some of your children may not have a level of proficiency for Music as we struggled to find a replacement for a teacher who was away on leave.
Please remember that report cards are a snapshot of the learning your child demonstrated throughout the year, but does not show who your child is. Everyone of our students brings strengths with them and these are not always reflected on the report card. Read this report and encourage your child to build on what they have done well and to challenge them to work on areas that are more of a struggle.
On a personal note, it has been great to get to know all of you and I am looking forward to next year. We will see you on September 5 when all of our students will return for only an hour so we can begin to organize the next school year.