Principal Update March 6 – March 9

Connect Charter Family Weekly Update

March 6 - March 9

This Week's Highlights

Grade 5 students at The Lougheed House.

The electives catalogue has been sent via email to each family/student for review.  We have some very exciting options for term 3!  
Electives are selected on a best effort basis. We strive to ensure each student receives one of their top 4 choices.
Students must pick 4 elective choices that they are comfortable with (you could get your third or fourth choice).
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO READ ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.  Entries which are not compliant with these instructions will be deleted and you will be placed in a random elective with available space.

-Please only complete this form once.
-You may not request changes. Please be careful to put the right information in the first time.
-You must use your STUDENT EMAIL.
-You must enter your student number exactly as it is provided on your report card (e.g. 4321) – and you must enter it the same in both place you are asked for it.
-You must enter your legal last name.
-You may not pick the same course twice (reminder: your form will be automatically deleted).
-You must pick one elective choice on the form for each of the 4 options.
You must not pick a course you have already taken without permission. If you are placed in a course you have already taken without permission, you will forfeit a voice in your elective choice.
– You must pick only electives that are available for your grade group.

The deadline for submission of your elective choices is March 9th, 2023.


Social Media Check-up
It’s always a good idea to talk to your child about their social media use and remind them to be careful when interacting with others online. This includes checking their privacy settings, avoiding sharing personal information with strangers, and being cautious about accepting friend requests or following accounts that they don’t know (and, when they do know a name, making sure it is who the person says they are). We also recommend that you encourage your child to search for their name online periodically to see if there are any fake or unauthorized accounts using their name or information. If they find anything concerning, they should report it to a trusted adult right away.

By working together, we can help ensure that our students stay safe and secure online. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

The jackpot grew to over $12,000 and our lucky winner was a grandparent of Xavier Morrissey in 6.2. The school’s portions of the funds will go towards sports equipment, curriculum support and technology. Thanks for your support!
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! Pickup for orders will be March 23, just before Spring Break. 
Ordering is as easy as eating chocolate:
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. 
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Connect’s Movie Night is coming in April. Join us for an evening of entertainment for the kids and some parent education and socializing for the adults. Details to come!

Every Woman Counts
International Women’s Day will be celebrated March 8, 2023! This year’s national theme, “Every Woman Counts,” is a reminder that “all women, from all ages and walks of life, have a place in Canadian society, including in the economic, social, and democratic spheres.” Women and Gender Equality Canada has created a learning guide and online course, “Canadian Women in History,” to help educators and youth in grades 6 to 12 embark on a learning journey that shares inspiring stories of Canadian women and features key figures, events, and gender equality milestones in Canadian history. The Government of Canada has also curated two repositories: the Women of Impact in Canada gallery and the Women in Canadian History: A Timelineshowcasing the achievements of Canadian women in various fields such as politics, sciences, and the arts. Be sure to download the International Women’s Day digital toolkit to help celebrate the day through social media, and include @CASSWiL and #inspirationalwomen in all posts.

Have a wonderful week, Connect!

Shannon Bennett 

Shashi Shergill
Assistant Principal

Andrea Friesen
Assistant Principal