Parent Update October 24 – October 28 – Connect Charter School

Connect Charter Family Weekly Update

October 24 - October 28

This Week's Highlights and Information Items

Lights, camera, action! Our Broadcast Media Elective runs their first morning show, featuring about 30 students.

We are seeking 2 – 3 parent volunteers with current Police Information Checks to assist with picture re-take day on October 26th. Hours would be 8:40 until at latest 2 p.m. Please contact Heather Taylor at the office – [email protected]

We need your help to sort and distribute the packages from our meat fundraiser! No police security clearance is required. We will meet behind the teachers parking lot in the alley on October 26th and will need help from 2-4 pm. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you for your help!

Grade 6 and 9 students have had parent vaccine consent forms have been sent home.  Consent forms need to be returned to the school by Wednesday, October 26th, 2022.  If you did not receive one, please contact [email protected] directly. 

While our in-school picture retake is October 26th, this may not work for all families.  A message from Lifetouch provides other options:

Lifetouch studio retakes are on October 22 and 29 

Retakes will take place in the Lifetouch Calgary Office located at 3628 Burnsland Road SE in Calgary

Parents can book using this link:


Grade 6 and 9 families can note the grade 6 and 9 provincial achievement test dates below.   Because our school is piloting the grade 6 English Language Arts curriculum, there is no provincial testing available for grade 6 students in English Language Arts.  We continue to use local assessments to track student progress in this area.

Monday, May 15:  Grade 9 English Language Arts Part A

Tuesday, June 20th : English Language Arts Part B

Thursday, June 22nd: Grade 6 and 9 Math Part A

Friday, June 23rd: Grade 6 and 9 Math Part B

Monday, June 26: Grade 6 and 9 Social Studies

Tuesday, June 27: Grade 6 and 9 Science

General information about provincial Provincial Achievement Tests can be found at: PAT- Quick Facts for Parents & Guardians 

Information specific to grade 6 can be found here: Grade 6 PAT Information

Information specific to grade 9 can be found here: Grade 9 PAT Information

Students who have been identified as an English Language Learner by Alberta Education will meet with Ms. Cameron in smaller groups to gather information about their progress in language acquisition.  This information is shared with teachers inform programming.  This assessment takes about 20-30 minutes and will happen over the next few weeks. 

Thank you students and families who supported the Change Makers Snack Drive.  The photo illustrates what a community can do when we pull together.  Thank you to the Change Maker Elective to give us a great example of what exemplary citizenship looks like.


Have a wonderful week, Connect!

Shannon Bennett 

Shashi Shergill
Assistant Principal

Andrea Friesen
Assistant Principal