Calgary Board of Education Sam Livingston School
12011 Bonaventure Drive S.E., Calgary AB T2J 3C7 | Grades K-4 French Immersion
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Full name of the student
Name of the teacher
Reason for the absence

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Attendance is checked in the morning. If you are unable to email, call us at 403-777-6890.

School Hours

Grades 1 – 4
8:05 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:26 p.m.
12:26 p.m. – 2:36 p.m.

AM 8:05 a.m. – 10:46 a.m.
PM 11:55 a.m. – 2:36 p.m.

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May 2nd - 6th

Gymnastics/Movement Education continues this week with students incorporating skills they learned last week including moving, balancing/ suspending shapes, twisting and turning, using varied pathways, directions, various body parts on small apparatus. Please ensure your child is dressed in comfortable clothing appropriate for gymnastics, and running shoes or gymnastics slippers.

École Sam Livingston has been chosen to participate in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). PIRLS is an important international educational research project investigating student achievement in reading after four years of primary schooling. More than 50 countries, including Canada, are participating in this study. The Grade 4s in Room 20 were selected to take part in Alberta’s contribution to the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) on Friday, May 6th. Parents of students in Mme Ingrid’s class will be receiving more specific information about their children"s role in this study on Monday, May 2nd.

Our Kindergarten AM and PM students will be taking a field trip to Fish Creek Park, Bow Valley Ranche on Friday, May 6th at 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon respectively. They will be exploring the park and using their five senses to look for evidence of birds and animals, and collecting that evidence through sketching and taking photographs. Sounds like an amazing trip!!



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Gymnastics/Movement Education

Tuesday, April 26th - Friday, May 27th


We are fortunate to have a lot of gymnastics equipment and trained teachers for this unit.


Please review the following student expectations with your children as it will help them better understand our focus on safety for this unit:

  • No jewelry, loose clothing, skirts or dresses.
  • Bare feet, running shoes or gymnastics slippers are acceptable.
  • Tie back long hair.
  • Students work independently or in small groups QUIETLY as noise can distract others and may cause falls.
  • Children do what they are comfortable doing. No showing off or daring is allowed.
  • Pyramid building is no longer allowed by the Calgary Board of Education for K-6.
  • Students must land on their SEAT on the crash mat.
  • Although some students have had private gymnastics training, there will be no aerial stunts such as dive rolls, aerial somersaults (flips), head springs or hand springs as these activities do not fit into the gymnastics curriculum.


Public Engagement

The CBE is committed to involving people in decisions that affect them. Your perspectives help us to make the best decisions on behalf of our 117,000 students. Within such a large school system, there are many opportunities to provide input. Please visit for more information and to have your say.


Also see Dollars & Sense with CFO Brad Grundy.


Transfers to new schools

As you know, the CBE is opening new schools throughout Calgary for the 2016-17 school year. Please visit our new school registration page for information on where to send transfer forms if a student requests to transfer from your school to one of the new schools.


CBE Traditional Pow-wow

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6:00 pm Grand Entry
Crescent Heights High School, 1019 - 1 Street N.W.
Poster (pdf)


Email Attendance Procedure

If your child will be absent or late, please send us an email. Follow the instructions and use the email address listed on the left.


Parking Lot & Traffic Safety

The safety of all students at all times is a priority at Sam Livingston School. Note that the loading or unloading of children in our parking lot is prohibited. Please review the Traffic Safety Map (pdf) and read the "Traffic Safety" section in For Parents. Thank you for working with us to ensure our students are always safe!


Kindergarten Registration


Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-17 school year is ongoing. Note that if you are in our catchment area your child is assured a spot in our French Immersion program. In order to register your child we require the childís birth certificate as well as a proof of your home address. Fill out the Student Registration Form at the school or complete it online and bring it with you. The form and all the registration information you need can be found on the CBE website at: Registration Kindergarten to Grade 9.


Sam Livingston Kindergarten Orientation Presentation

Also check out our Kindergarten section in For Parents.


French Immersion as an Alternative Program Choice 2016

CBE Kindergarten Information


School Bus Orientation Program


The ‘My 1st Ride’ school bus orientation program for first time riders is offered free of charge to registered Calgary Board of Education Kindergarten students. The dates for ‘My 1st Ride' are:

Sat, May 28th, 2016 at Bishop Carroll High School Sun., May 29th, 2016 at Forest Lawn High School


Register Now

Online registration opens at 9 am on Monday, April 18 at (enter My 1st Ride in the event search box).


What's New


Upcoming Events


May 2-27 - Gymnastics/Movement education

May 5 - Arbour day - students receive a seedling to take home and plant

May 6 - Kdg fieldtrip Fish Creek Park, Mme Ingrid Grade 4 PIRLS

May 9 - School Council Meeting & AGM 6:30-8:30 pm Agenda

May 12 - Fun lunch

May 13 - Grade 1 fieldtrip to Fish Creek Park

May 13 - Movie Night 7-9 pm, doors open 6:30 pm

May 17 - Grade 2 Teacher's Pet Rms 11/14

May 18 - Popcorn Day, Grade 2 Teacher's Pet Rms 9/10

May 19 - Grade 2 Teacher's Pet Rms 15/16

May 20 - PD Day - no school

May 23 - Victoria Day - no school

May 25 - Kdg fieldtrip Zoo - all day!

May 30-June 3 - Trickster artist in residence program

June 3 - Trickster Presentation 5:30 pm


See our calendars for a full listing of events and musical performances.



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