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Science Information: Requested at Oct. 18 Sessions

The opening of 15 new Calgary Board of Education schools in the 2016-17 school year means changes for many of our existing schools. There are changes being proposed that would affect Maple Ridge School. The proposed changes include the possibility of introducing a Science Program at this school. As a result, parents have said that more information about the Science Program would be helpful. Check out the links below to learn more.

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Jan. 26 • Fun Snack Day - Cobbs
• Booking for Parent / Teacher Conferences opens @ 4:00 PM (see below for instructions)
Jan. 27 • 10:00 AM – Assembly hosted by Room 8 (Mr. Meuser)



Weekly Updates | Jan. 23-27, 2017

Principal Update


As Maple Ridge School looks forward to the year ahead, I am often asked two questions; What does the Science Program look like? How do I know if my child is a ‘science’ kid?


The Calgary Board of Education does an effective job describing the Science Program in a Program Information document, on their website. The link to this document can be found here. In summary, the Science Program still teaches curriculum mandated by Alberta Education but it puts a Science lens / focus on the lessons at hand. For example, in grade 2 Social Studies students learn about ‘Canada’s Dynamic Communities’ and in part, how the physical geography of these communities impacts how people meet their needs. In a Science Program, students may consider how the soil, the foliage or the landforms impact basic needs and students will do extensive investigations / experiments as to how communities may use the physical geography of the land to their advantage.


Knowing if your child has a love for science can be challenging, especially if they are still relatively young. This is because scientists love to ask questions and we know children are inquisitive by nature. Some things to look for that will give you some clues as to the scientific inclinations of your child include; Do they have a strong desire to know and communicate science based facts? If you did a family outing for the day, what activity does your child want to do? Is it scientific in nature? At the zoo, does your child want to know about the animals and read the interpretive signs or are the simply content to look at the animals and enjoy the walk? Does your child love non-fiction based books? What type of activities does your child do in their spare time? What type of shows do they enjoy watching? The answers to these questions will start to give you insights as to whether or not science is a true and passion and interest.


I have also had questions regarding how to enroll students into the Science Program. The registration process has not yet been communicated by the CBE. As we have answers, we will communicate both process and timelines out to all families. At this time, there is no need to register your child for the Science Program or to inform us as to your desire for the Science Program. The only exception to this is for next year’s Kindergarten students. During the registration process we are asking what program (Regular or Science) parents desire for their child.


Brad Emery, Principal


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Important Dates

February 1 Heart to Heart Kickoff Assembly @ 9:30 AM
February 2 Early Dismissal School ends @ 1:20
February 2/3 Parent / Teacher Conferences
February 3 No classes for students
February 9 Heart to Heart Market – PM
February 14 Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff Assembly
February 16/17 Teachers’ Convention No classes for students
February 20 Family Day School Closed
March 23/24 Non-Instructional Days No classes for students
March 25 – April 2 Spring Break School Closed
April 3 Classes Resume


Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018


Registration for the 2017-18 school year begins Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. 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)




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Forms for the 2016-17 School Year

See Forms You Need on the CBE website for:

  • K-6 Noon Supervision Registration & Fees
  • School Bus Transportation Contract Registration and Fees for Bus Eligible Students
  • Students with Complex Learning Needs School Bus Transportation Contract
  • Rebate on the Purchase of Calgary Transit Monthly Passes
  • Waiver of the Purchase of Calgary Transit Monthly Passes

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