Calgary Board of Education Sam Livingston School
12011 Bonaventure Drive S.E., Calgary AB T2J 3G7 | Grades K-4 French Immersion
t | 403-777-6890  e |

Back-to-School Information



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.

For Parents

Yes, You Can Help! Information and Inspiration for French Immersion Parents is now online

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Welcome to Sam Livingston School

Through caring, trusting and supportive relationships we will work together to ensure a climate for growth and learning. Students are at the centre of everything we do. Open communication between students, teachers and parents is essential for a successful year | read more


Impacted Schools Decision


Feb. 14, 2017 | No Change to Student Population at Sam Livingston School . Read more in CBE Community Engagement.


Attendance Procedure


If your child will be absent or late contact us by 8:05 am at: or 403-777-6890 ext. 1, with the following info:

  • Date
  • Full name of the student
  • Name of the teacher
  • Reason for the absence

We prefer email for legibility. Thank you.


Parking Lot & Traffic Safety


The safety of all students at all times is a priority at Sam Livingston School. 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!


Fidget Tools


You may have seen or heard in the media about the popularity of “fidget spinners” among school age students. On May 26, we sent out a message to all parents to ensure there is clear and consistent information about the use of fidget tools in our school setting.


Information about the use of fidget tools is available in our For Parents page.


Sports Day - June 29


We are still looking for a few more volunteers to help run activities for Sports Day which is on June 29, the last day of school . If you are available from 9:30-11 AM on June 29, can you contact Mme Cangemi


June 26 – June 30


It's hard to believe that the year is nearly finished.


We would like to wish the best to a few of our teachers who will be moving on to new schools next year. We have been very lucky that Mme Katharine Wittgruber has been at Sam for 13 years. She has given so much to Sam Livingston as a Learning Leader and as a teacher. Her expertise has been passed on to many others. Mme W. will be greatly missed in so many ways. Her new school is so lucky to have her!


Mme Alison Shurvell will also be moving to a new CBE school. We have been blessed with her passion for teaching and learning, her enthusiasm for the Enviro-Lab and her every day joyful demeanor. M. Michele di Rienzo (M. D.) has only been at Sam Livingston for a few months but he has made a positive impact on the many students he has taught. We wish him the best in his teaching career. Alexis has been at our school as an artist since October. Teachers and students have learned so much from her expertise. We would like to thank the Parent Association for their financial contribution making it possible to have Alexis at Sam Livingston. We wish Alexis the best in her future artistic endeavors.


A huge thank you to Mme Laurie Meredith for taking over Mme Ingrid's class in April. Mme Laurie has done a wonderful job filling the shoes of Mme Ingrid and being that caring and dedicated teacher. Thank you and best wishes in your next teaching position.


Both Mme Cristina and Mme Vanessa will be teaching full time next year.


We would like to welcome back Mme Alexandra Lesnik. She is a former Sam Livingston teacher and is coming back as one of our Kindergarten teachers.


On Wednesday, report cards will be handed out and Thursday morning all students will have Sports Day. School finishes at 11:30 on Thursday, June 29 for the school year. If you will not be here to receive the report card, please send a self addressed stamped envelope to the school so we can mail the report card to you.


There is still a lot of clothing in the lost and found. Please come and check it out as all items will be given away on Friday.


Throughout the year, we (and many other schools) continue to have reports of head lice. I would like for you to take the time to read through the attached links. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school nurse, Laura Lodberg at 403-944-7182 or


Head Lice and How to Treat Them | AHS


Upcoming Events


June Calendar (pdf)


June 29 - Report Cards, Sports Day, 11:30 AM Early Dismissal - Last day of school

June 30 - Appeals Day - No school



Go to Calendar/Hours for more information and music notes.


2017-2018 Sam Livingston Traditional Calendar (PDF)


Kindergarten Registration for 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. 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 child’s 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.


French Immersion as an Alternative Program Choice 2017


Sam Livingston School Kindergarten Orientation Evening Presentation May 4, 2017


CBE Kindergarten Information


Also see our Kindergarten section in For Parents.

Kindergarten Information for Next Year


You will soon be receiving an important envelope in the mail from us. The envelope will include information on how to register for busing next year, your staggered entry time, your AM or PM designation and a letter with further information about kindergarten for next year. The busing information will have your child's CBE number which you will need to register for busing. To be included in the yellow school bus route planning for September, parents must pre-register by June 5. Any registrations received after that date will not be considered until route changes are done after Thanksgiving. The more registrations we receive by the deadline, the more efficient route planning will be for September. If you have not received the envelope by Thursday, June 1, 2017, please call the school office at 403-777-6890 to let us know.



Traffic Safety

Bus Information

Report Card information

Reporting Processes

School Reports

Health and Wellness

Réveille-matin Physical Education program

Volunteer Information



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Leadership Link

The Chief Superintendent and the Board of Trustees regularly communicate with parents in a monthly newsletter.
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