Our Kindergarten classes will be exploring seasonal changes on their Fall Walk on Monday, October 17th. Rooms 1A, 2A, and 24A will be walking from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. and the afternoon classes in Rooms 1P and 2P from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Our Grade 3 and 4 Running Club members will be running in their first meet (last meet was cancelled) on Wednesday, Oct. 19th from 4 – 5 p.m. at Chinook Park School, 1312 75th Ave. S.W. Parents must transport their child to and from the meet and should be there to cheer the students on as they run.
This is a very special week for our Grade 4 students!! They will be taking their overnight off-site activity trip to the Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller this week. They will also be visiting the Atlas Coal Mine as part of this field trip. Room 20 will be leaving on Wednesday, Oct. 19th and returning on Thursday, October 20th. Rooms 21 and 22 will be leaving on Thursday, Oct. 20th and returning on Friday, October 21st. Thank you to our extremely committed Grade 4 teachers, Mme Westgate who will be also be attending with the Room 20 group, and our volunteer parents for making this amazing overnight adventure possible!
Bus Passes Update: All students who have registered for busing and have a CBE contract should have received their bus passes this week. If you registered late your child will receive a bus pass as soon as we receive it. If you have not registered for busing you must complete a busing contract as soon as possible or your child will not be able to ride the bus. Also please ensure you have decided with your child where they will keep their bus pass so they have it with them to scan when they enter and exit the bus, both at home and at school. Thank you for your ongoing support of this new process!
CBE SchoolMessenger Attendance
The safety of our students is extremely important to us and it is for that reason we have implemented the CBE SchoolMessenger Attendance system. This automated system allows us to contact many parents by phone and email at one time to check on the whereabouts of students who are not at school when the attendance is taken in the classroom at 8:05 a.m. For the safety of all our students we feel it is important to have the attendance taken as early as possible in the morning because in the event a child is missing we want to take action as soon as we can. If we delay the attendance and wait for students who are late to arrive then we would not be alerted to a missing child until much later in the morning and this could jeopardize the safety of that child.
Unfortunately some of our parents have experienced receiving the email and phone calls indicating their child is absent unexcused when their child is actually late. We realize getting the absence notification is a frustration when you have dropped your child off late and we apologize for the inconvenience. To avoid that notification, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 403-777-6890 (press 1 for lates and absences) before 8:05 a.m. to inform us your child will be absent or late.