Calgary Board of Education

William Reid School Council & Fundraising Society

June News

From the William Reid School Council and Fundraising Society, we want to extend our sincere gratitude to all parents and caregivers who donate their time to volunteer and make our school a better place!!  We would also like to mention that Emma and Sheri will be finishing up as our Co-Chairs of WRSC and President/Vice-President of WRSFS, it is time to pass the torch to new directors!  Please take some time to consider yourself and/or friends to take on these fun roles.  The AGMs are held in November 2017.

This month’s WRSFS and WRSC meetings are at the school on Tuesday, June 13th at 7:00 pm – we hope to see you there!  The Fundraising Society and School Administration will be presenting their budget for the 2017/18 school year to be approved at this meeting. 

Special Lunch this month is from Freshii on June 16th, order deadline is June 11th.  Order at  Volunteers are still needed in a few classrooms, please sign up at:

At a special meeting of the WRSFS for the Playground on May 29th, our parents  approved the playground vendor selection, budget and all playground equipment as presented by the Playground Committee. To see the approved playground and design, please visit  Volunteers are still needed the week of July 10th-15th for the playground build, sign up at:  Special thanks to Susan Vukadinovic, Laura Kennedy and the entire playground committee for their hard work and dedication!!

Everyone’s favourite family event is all new this year!! Please join us for Last Blast & Food Trucks – Thursday, June 22 from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Bring a picnic for your family or bring your cash and purchase food from the food trucks that will be parked at the school. There will still be Face Painting, Sno-Cones and Wet Zone!  Thank you to Leisha Laird, Kendall Moholitny and Audra Papp for helping out with this year’s last blast!

Our teachers and staff are amazing and we love to show them how much we appreciate all they do with our students.  This year’s Staff Appreciation Luncheon on June 8th was another success. Thank you to Ali Freeborn and Lyne Schneider for organizing this year’s luncheon, and thank you to all the parents and caregivers who donated food and time to help out with this beloved tradition. 

This year, we bid farewell to two very special people from our school.  Mme Susan Lobell is retiring at the end of this year!!!  She has been an icon at our little school and she will be greatly missed by students, staff, and parents.  Mme Lobell wanted to extend a special thank you to the parents at our school, please see the letter from her.  We also must say good-bye to Mme Barb Adams, who has been both a teacher and the Assistant Principal here at William Reid.  Mme Adams has implemented many great learning opportunities for our students in the four years she has been at our school.  We will miss both of these wonderful women!!

Mark your calendars for William Reid Oktoberfest!!  Saturday October 14th, 2017 at The National on 8th.  This is the only social fundraising event for our school, and is only held every second year.   It is a super fun night, and thank you to Jenn Rallison and Tina Skolaude for co-chairing this committee again.  More details to follow, including how you can get involved!!

WRSC and WRSFS would like to wish you and your families a wonderful summer break!!


2016-2017 Meeting Dates

September 13
October 11
November 8 (AGM)
December 10
January 11
February 7
March 14
April 11
May 9
June 13

2016-17 Parent Welcome Kit (pdf)

William Reid School Council & Fundraising Society Website

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School Council Executive 2015-2016

Co-Chairs: Sheri MacFarlane and Emma Anderson
Co-Secretaries: Ryan Johnston and Zoe Pfeiffer
Co-Key Communicators: Stasia Schmidt and VACANT

School Fundraising Society Executive 2016-2017

President: Emma Anderson
Vice-President: Sheri MacFarlane
Co-Treasurers: Rob DeGoeij and Bonnie Trathen
Co-Secretaries: Ryan Johnston and Zoe Pfeiffer
Directors At Large: Melanie McMaster, Jennifer Rallison, Jane Skeans

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact the Council Co-Chairs, Emma Anderson and Sheri MacFarlane, at with questions, ideas, concerns, etc.

Information, volunteer opportunities and upcoming events are available on our website at:
 William Reid School Council and Fundraising Society

and our Facebook page at: