Weekly Update, February 10-14, 2020

Calendar: https://www.connectcharter.ca/calendar/

Extended Family Day weekend: A reminder that the school will be closed on February 12, 13, and 14 for our staff retreat to focus on the development of a new report card and further refine our approaches to inclusive education. The school will also be closed on February 17 for Family Day. Due to the timing of this change to the calendar, Tuesday Feb. 18th will be Day ‘F’ on the timetable

Connected Parents

This week, we are highlighting the Partners in Place initiative at Connect Charter School. In 2017, the Calgary Foundation awarded a grant to Connect Charter School, to foster a collaboration with Tsuut’ina Education, Mount Royal University, and the Outdoor Council of Canada, to use the principles of place-based education to build a bridge towards reconciliation. The work done was so successful, that in June, 2019, a second grant was awarded. I invite you to read the following two articles to further your understanding of this partnership. Also, please mark your calendars for the afternoon of Monday, April 27, when we will be celebrating this partnership at a community powwow. Watch for an email for your opportunity to sign up to volunteer and support this initiative. 

https://www.connectcharter.ca/2019/11/30/partners-in-place-april-2018/

https://www.connectcharter.ca/2020/01/13/social-problem-solving-through-design-thinking/

Connect Spirit Wear

Connect has partnered with a local company, Kodiak Sports, to offer a custom spirit wear store for our school community. We will be making this available for purchases a few times throughout the year.

Our first run is open now until February 24, 2020, with delivery to the school scheduled for March 18, 2020. 

All of the items will have a sizing chart on the website. There will also be sample sizes available to try on, in the Mountainview room, starting next week (Feb. 10, 2010) We do have the option to access extended sizes that may not show up on the website, so if there are any size requests please contact us.

We currently have a variety of items available, some with customization options. If there are any suggestions or special requests for additional items please forward those along and we will see what we can arrange for future purchases.

When you click on https://store.kodiaksports.ca/stores/connect-school you will be taken to the Connect store. There you will be able to create an account, select and pay for any of the items you may wish. The orders will then be delivered to the school around March 18, 2020, just before student led conferences and spring break.

If you have any further questions please contact Catherine Newton (catherine.n@connectcharter.ca) or Dawn Elliott (dawn.e@connectcharter.ca)

Bolder Coffee fundraiser

Order your Bolder coffee for February now, website is open!

Please visit: https://ccs.fundraiserorders.com

To input your February order.

Setting up an account for fundraisers:

  1. Log in with your Fun Lunch user name and password
  2. The Access Code you require is specific to this school and will have been sent to you in an email from the school. If you already have a Fun Lunch account you will not need this access code. 

Bolder Coffee Details: 

Bolder Coffee was started in 2013 by two born & raised Calgarians. Bolder Coffee is a local, small batch, artisan roasted coffee company dedicated to sourcing high quality and flavourful beans.  Coffee is available in 1/2 pound ($10.50) and 1 pound ($21) whole bean bags.

Payment is only accepted by credit card at this time. Paypal is the company we have selected to process credit card transactions, you do not need to have a Paypal account – you can enter your credit card number on their site and they will process your payment.

February 2020 order deadline is end of day February  12th. Orders will be processed by the system and sent to the vendor on February 13th.  Delivery date will be February 20th, 2020. Coffee will be delivered to your child to take home unless you provide alternative pickup instructions to the email listed below.  Additionally, your account balance must be ZERO at the time the order is sent to the vendor to allow the system to process your order. If you have any questions/issues with Bolder Coffee ordering, please contact Jennifer at coffeeisroasting@yahoo.com.