Principal Update November 6 – November 9 – Connect Charter School

Connect Charter Family Weekly Update

November 6 - November 9

This Week's Highlights

The grade 4's build self awareness of emotions before heading to the challenge course during their Thrive Day.

We thank Wanda Dechant from the Calgary Regional Consortium for facilitating our math evening. Please find the resources discussed during this event below.  Thank you to the many parents who joined us.

Bridging Documents

The Bridging Documents below provide helpful information related to what outcomes were in the previous curriculum compared to the new curriculum:

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Family Curriculum Resources

The documents below have taken complex language found in the new math curriculum and provided friendlier language to make it more accessible.

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Tips for Parents

Jo Boler is a leading researcher in mathematics education and she provides tips for parents here: Advice for parents from Dr. Jo Boaler

Engaging Conversations

Which one doesn’t belong? 

Math for love

I am pleased to report that we have made significant progress with construction projects at the FEC.  In the coming weeks, power and data services will spread through our site, making it safer and more accessible.  Beginning next week, we are upgrading the road from the black gate to our site.  As a result, we are asking all vehicles to park in the public parking area.  Parking in this area requires a Kananaskis Conservation Park Pass.  Volunteers are asked to submit their receipts to [email protected].  There will be ambulance access to our site at all times. 

Chris Gilmour


HOLIDAY PLANT SALE: Poinsettias, wreaths, planters and more! 

Order Link:
Order Deadline: Monday, Nov 13th @ 1pm
Pick Up: Tuesday, Nov 28th @ 3:40pm – 5pm (Grade 4 Doors)

GIFT CARDS: Your favourite shops, restaurants, gas, groceries and more! 
Paper order forms (yes, paper!) will be going home with all students today. Easy payment via e-transfer. Please inquire at the office next week if you need new or additional order forms. 



“Parenting Through the Messiness of Family Life” 
Join us for an opportunity to connect with other Connect Parents, while learning some key steps to support our kids in gaining more confidence. Parenting Mentor, Julie Freedman Smith will share practical, tactical and personal strategies for us to take home and use with our families.
Thursday, Nov 30: 5:15pm (dinner), 6:15pm (movie & program begins)
Students are voting on their choice of movies this week. Stay tuned for the results!

Dinner & Snacks can be preordered (limited cash sales for snacks will be offered) in advance. Online sales will be open soon!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Have a wonderful week, Connect!

Shannon Bennett 

Shashi Shergill
Assistant Principal

Andrea Friesen
Assistant Principal