Calgary Board of Education Dalhousie School
4440 Dallyn Street N.W., Calgary AB T3A 1K3 | Grades K-5 Spanish Bilingual
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Weekly Update | Oct. 13, 2017


ONLY P.M. KINDERGARTEN - Friday, Oct. 20


School photo orders - Reminder that all photo orders are due by Tuesday, Oct. 17. For your convenience, there is an option to pay online.


Bottle drive - The Dalhousie school association is still looking for volunteers for this Sunday’s bottle drive to be held in the Dalhousie community from 10 AM to 2 PM. All monies collected will go to the playground and nature spaces fund. Please sign up through this Sign Up Genius link.


Teacher blogs - our teacher blogs are now live and can be accessed via our website. Please look for the Teacher Blogs icon on the left-hand side of the home page. Teacher blogs will be updated every two weeks.


Artist-in-Residency program starting next week - This year, our students will be working with a professional artist during the months of October thru December. Students in Grades 1-3 will have an opportunity to work with Carole Bondaroff in a variety of artistic media to support literacy learning in both Spanish and English. Students in Kindergarten, Grades 4 and 5 will be working with Stan Phelps to create graphic novels – again supporting literacy learning in both Spanish and English. We are excited to welcome Carole and Stan to Dalhousie School.


On Wednesday Oct. 18 we invite students to participate in Dalhousie School's "Inside Out" Day. - Students will be encouraged to wear the colours associated with their favourite character from the movie "Inside Out."
Blue - Sadness (Tristeza)
Yellow - Joy (Felicidad)
Purple - Fear (Miedo)
Green - Disgust (Asco)
Red - Anger (Enojado)

Students will also be communicating with buddy classes about their emotions in Spanish.


Pick up and Drop off reminder – We now have a “Hug and Go” zone in front of the school for those parents who drive their children. Please remember this is a drop-off and pick-up zone and not a parking area. Thank you for your cooperation and support.


An Evening with Oscar López  - Save the date! A special private concert for Dalhousie School families and guests will be held Friday, Nove. 17 at the Dalhousie Community Centre in support of our new playground/nature spaces area. Please watch for information regarding ticket sales coming soon.


Pick up and Drop off reminder students attend school on Friday, October 13.


Entertainment Book update: There were two classes who earned the class pizza parties for top book sales – Congratulations to Srta. Pallesen and Srta. Echeverry’s classes. Congratulations to our top selling individual students – Ella F. and Aric B. - who will be sharing duties as “Principal for a Day”. Also, congratulations to the students who won an opportunity to go into the “cash machine” for selling over 10 books in total. The Entertainment Book fundraiser earned over $13,000 for our school. This money will be used to support ongoing program extras such as our Artist-in-Residency programs and physical education class enhancements such as Sound Kreations dance. A huge THANK YOU goes out to the tireless parent volunteers who gave up many hours of their time to ensure this initiative was a success!


Dalhousie Movie Night – Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 PM. The Dalhousie School Council would like to invite you to “Dalhousie Movie Night”. Please join us on Thursday October 26, 2017 in the Dalhousie gym. Bring your family and a blanket to enjoy a movie with our school community. The cost of this community building event will be $2 per person and includes water and popcorn. We hope to see you there!


School Fundraisers - See the School Council's Simple Gifting Ideas Fundraising Flyer for local businesses that support Dalhousie School by donating a portion of sales back to our school community.


H.D. Cartwright students supporting Dalhousie School students – starting next Friday, October 20 our school will once again welcome H.D. Cartwright School Grade 9 students as older reading and friendship buddies for many of our students. Please watch for more information on this exciting partnership coming next week.


Please see the Chief Superintendent's message for October - Leadership Link October 2017.



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Kindergarten Registration 2017-2018


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)




Designation Notices


May 23, 2017 | Reminder Notice: Spanish Bilingual Grade Expansion at W.O. Mitchell School (pdf)

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Motivation video for the Dalhousie Run Club



Lottery information for parents



Registration Form

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Ideas for Parents of Children in Kindergarten




Dalhousie students provide engineering solutions for real world situation (CBC News)


Information and designated NW communities


Programs for Elementary Students and Spanish for Parents Courses Posted ... Click and go to FOR PARENTS


CBE News