Principal Update February 27 – March 3 – Connect Charter School

February 27 - March 3

This Week's Highlights

The Pink Shirt Hitman Game is a great place to be!

We’ve seen a few instances of projects and assignments being created with ChatGPT. If and when you’re wondering if something was made on ChatGPT, there are a few ways to check (though not with 100% certainty) – 

check out GTPZero (, or ChatGPT’s own tool (

We are recommending families check that (if your child has an iPhone or Personal iPad) you set the AirDrop settings to “Off” or to “Contacts Only”. Otherwise, they are able to receive unsolicited messages and files from others nearby. This has been an issue for some students on the bus with personal devices. We give this guidance for student devices at Connect via Creative Tech, but are hoping for parental support in enforcing this at home and away from school with personal devices.

The jackpot keeps getting bigger! It should be over $7,000 by the weekend – winner takes half and the rest goes to the school for classroom and field equipment. Help support the school and please spread the word!
Tickets are on sale through Feb. 28 and the drawing will take place March 1. 
Stock up on your favourites – there are even vegan and sugar free options – and support our school at the same time—it’s the best of both worlds. So satisfy those cravings, get all your gift-shopping done while contributing to Connect. 
Ordering is as easy as eating chocolate:

We apologize for the last minute cancelation of our most recent meeting. Stay tuned for a rescheduled update to include Principal Bennet in March. 
Your school needs you! Volunteering keeps you on the inside track of new things and daily happenings at Connect. Parents find it extremely rewarding to be around the kids and their peers, to get to know teachers and help develop an engaged school community. 
We have some high priority open positions for volunteers:
– Meat Fundraiser in April – we have a lead but this is her *last* year, so someone who can shadow and take on for next year would be perfect. Grab a friend! Do it together!
– New directors and executives are needed for next year, and will be elected at the AGMs in April
Have questions? Get in touch!
Contact School Council at and Parent Society at [email protected] with inquiries on all opportunities. 
  • Survey opens: Monday, January 30, 2023
  • Survey deadline: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Parents/guardians will be mailed survey packages from Alberta Education. Included in each package will be a letter containing a RAC for accessing and completing the survey online.
  • Survey Link:

Have a wonderful week, Connect!

Shannon Bennett 

Shashi Shergill
Assistant Principal

Andrea Friesen
Assistant Principal