Calgary Board of Education William Reid School
1216 - 36 Avenue SW, Calgary AB T2T 2E9 | Grades K-4 French Immersion
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Welcome to William Reid School

My 1st Ride Program


"My 1st Ride" is a school bus orientation program for first time riders. The program is offered free of charge to Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic School District students. The dates for ‘My 1st Ride' are: Saturday, May 27th, 2017 and Sunday, May 28th. Registration begins in mid April..

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My 1st Ride Program

Poster (pdf)



Weekly Update | May 25, 2017


This week in review:


We were very happy to see so many parents attend our Volunteer Tea today! Volunteers allow us to provide our students with experiences that would otherwise be impossible. Thank you for making time to support our school and your child’s education!


This evening at the Kindergarten Orientation we will welcome a brand new group of excited young students and their families to our learning community. Meanwhile, our Grade 4 students are having a fantastic day at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller and we all enjoyed the performance by the Elboya Band earlier this week.


Save the date: Healthy Living & Aboriginal Day June 21, 9:00 – 11:45 am. We will need parent volunteers to make this success! Please stay tuned for more information. June 5-15 we will be collecting items for the Calgary Food Bank.


Next week at a glance:
May 29 WRSFS Meeting Re: Playground Proposal 12 pm
May 30 - AM Kindergarten Celebration of Learning 9:30 – 10:15 am
May 31 - PM Kindergarten Celebration of Learning 12:45 – 1:30 pm, Grade 2 Celebration of Learning 5:30-6:30 pm


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News Centre



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)


May Calendar


Class Configuration for 2017-18 (pdf)


Upcoming Events


May 3 – Wear a Hat for Mental Health Day
May 4 – Grade 3 Celebration of Learning 5:30-6:30 pm
May 9 – WR School Council & Fundraising Society 7 pm
May 12 – Kindergarten: The Calgary Zoo
May 16 – Grade 2: Bird Sanctuary
May 17 – Kindergarten: Clay for Kids
May 19 - Non-Instructional Day, No Classes
May 22 – Victoria Day, No School
May 25 – Grade 4: Drumheller; Volunteer Tea 10:15 am, Kindergarten Orientation 6-7 pm
May 26 - Special Lunch (Edo); Spirit Day (Careers)
May 30 - AM Kindergarten Celebration of Learning 9:30 – 10:15 am
May 31 - PM Kindergarten Celebration of Learning 12:45 – 1:30 pm, Grade 2 Celebration of Learning 5:30-6:30 pm


See our calendars for a full listing of events and newsletter for details.


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.
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Bell Times
Kindergarten  M-Th Fri
AM 8:35-11:25 8:35-1:15 alternate AM (a) & PM (b)
PM 12:30-3:20 Lunch 10:30 - 11:25
Gr. 1-4  8:35-3:20  8:35-1:15
Lunch 12:00-12:50  11:25-12:15


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