Calgary Board of Education William Reid School
1216 - 36 Avenue SW, Calgary AB T2T 2E9 | Grades K-4 French Immersion
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Parent/Teacher Conferences


Parent-Teacher Conferences are Thursday, Sept. 21 and Friday, Sept. 22.


Online booking opens Friday, September 15, 2017.

The system will close on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM.

You can access the Conference Manager at


Weekly Update | Sept. 18-22, 2017

Dear Families,


Our Terry Fox run was post-phoned to this Monday, September 18th due to the weather.


On Wednesday, September 20th, we will have our first fire drill. We are required to have six throughout the year.


Next week are also our meet the teacher conferences. To sign up for your 10 minute time slot, please go online. It opens today. Thursday, September 21st will be an early dismissal at noon with conferences starting at 1pm until 5pm and then again from 5:45 pm to 7pm. There is no school on Friday, September 22nd, as we have conferences from 8 to noon. We hope to see you all!


Improv residency is running all week.


Please, please, please do not park in our bus parking zone. The buses need to be able to pull up to the curb when they arrive to allow children to disembark safely.


This is to inform you that you may apply for a noon supervision fees waiver if you qualify. Here is the information about waivers:

Waiver requests must be completed annually and are only valid for one school year.

A waiver for noon supervision services fees may be approved if the parent:
a) qualifies for:

i. Social Services benefits,
ii. Alberta Child health benefit,
iii. Convention refugee status,
iv. Government sponsored refugee status,
v. Calgary Fair Entry or
vi. low income status based on other reasonable proof.

b) completes the CBE waiver application form and provides the required documentation.

A waiver may be granted based on compassionate grounds as identified in wiring by school administration.”

“A parent or independent student may apply for an approved waiver of noon supervision fees.

Math tip of the week: If you want to support your child’s early numeracy, play Cribbage (Crib) with them. It practices basic facts up to 31.


See you all next week!
Mme Lucie and Mme Thomsen


News Centre

2017-2018 William Reid Traditional School Calendar (pdf)

Leadership Link | September


Kindergarten Orientation Parent Information 2017 (pdf)

Kindergarten Orientation Presentation (pdf)

More info is on our parents page for more Kindergarten information.

Parent Engagement Meeting May 9, 2017 (pdf)

Class Configuration for 2017-18 (pdf)


Kindergarten Registration 2017-18

Registration for the 2017-18 school year is ongoing. Children must be at least four years old on or before March 1 to start kindergarten in September of the same calendar year. You have to register in person at your school with proof of residence, your child's name, date of birth and citizenship. Visit the CBE Registration page for more information and for the forms you'll need. More information is available on the CBE Kindergarten page.

Kindergarten | great learning starts here (pdf)

Lottery Information

Our school student population is at capacity and we may not have enough space for all students in our designated area who wish to attend William Reid. As a result, we will be using the lottery process to ensure fair and equitable access. The lottery draw for the 2017-18 school year will take place on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. To be considered for the lottery, fully completed registrations must be in place by noon on Tuesday, February 14th. Please click on the link below or call the office for more detailed information.

CBE website | Lottery Information for Parents

Traffic Safety

Please model traffic safety for our students by following regulations and using crosswalks! Kiss N’ Dash means that parents may not park or get out of their vehicle. Children should exit on the curbside and use the nearest crosswalk. Although the entire length of 12 street is a bus zone, parents may use the east side as a Kiss N’ Dash, after the opening of the fence and at their own risk. If a caregiver will be dropping off/picking up your child, please ensure that they clearly understand all traffic & safety regulations. Unauthorized cars and pedestrians are strictly prohibited in the parking lot.
Read More (pdf)

Bell Times
Kindergarten M-Th Fri
AM 8:05 - 10:55 8:05 - 10:55 alternate AM (a) & PM (b)
PM 12:00 - 2:50  
Gr. 1-4 8:05 - 2:50 8:05 - 12:00
Recess 9:45 - 10:00 9:45 - 10:00

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Parents/guardians: Due to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), if you want to keep receiving electronic messages from our school on commercial topics such as student fees and field trip costs, you need to subscribe online.

In addition, if you want to receive any text messages from our school, you need to opt-in by texting the word YES to the six-digit number 724665.

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For Parents

Yes, You Can Help! Information and Inspiration for French Immersion Parents – the ground-breaking Alberta Education book that has sold thousands of copies since the first edition in 1996 – is now available online.

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