Calgary Board of Education Sam Livingston School
12011 Bonaventure Drive S.E., Calgary AB T2J 3C7 | Grades K-4 French Immersion
t | 403-777-6890  e |



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

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Welcome to Sam Livingston School

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invite | Schools Impacted by New School Openings


Currently, a number of schools in Area V are over or nearing capacity, while others have capped their enrolment or are under capacity. Planning is underway to make changes in the best interests of all students.


There will be an upcoming opportunity for you to share your thoughts and perspectives on possible scenarios involving our school community as follows:


Thursday, October 20, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Le Roi Daniels School
47 Fyffe Rd. S.E.
Registration Link


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. Please start the subject line of your email with "Attendance" to help us sort our email. 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!


Oct. 17th-21st

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 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.


What's New
Upcoming Events


Oct. 20 - Rm 21 & 22 overnight trip to Tyrrell Museum

Oct. 20 - Schools Impacted by New School Openings parent's meeting at Le Roi Daniels School 6:30-8:30 pm

Oct. 26 - Running Club meeting for Gr's 3 & 4 @ Sam 4-5 pm

Oct. 27-28 - Casino Fundraiser

Oct. 27 - Halloween Dance, Gr. 3 Teacher's Pet

Oct. 28 - Gr. 3 Teacher's Pet


2016-2017 CBE Traditional Calendar (PDF)


October Calendar (PDF)


Don't Miss Out on School Messages


Parents/guardians: Due to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), if you want to keep receiving electronic messages from our school on commercial topics such as student fees and field trip costs, you need to subscribe online.

In addition, if you want to receive any text messages from our school, you need to opt-in by texting the word YES to the six-digit number 724665.


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 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.


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



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