Calgary Board of Education James Short Memorial School
6333 = 5 Avenue S.E., Calgary AB T2A 3V7 | Grades K-3 | Early Development Centre
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Every Friday is an Early Dismissal Day At James Short Memorial. Students are dismissed at 12:00 noon. No Afternoon Classes.

Important Dates

Aug. 12 - Office open to parents
Aug. 17- Back to school
Sept. 7 - Labour Day - schools closed
Sept. 25 - Non-instruction day




Welcome to James Short Memorial School

Please note: there was an error in the original June calendar that was sent home. The last day of school will be June 26 8:47 AM- 12:00 noon.
What's New?
  • Volunteer Tea in the JSM Library at 11:00- 12:00 AM on June 5. Come join us for some entertainment and light refreshments as students and teachers show our appreciation for all you do to support our school.
  • June 12 is the annual JSM Pancake Breakfast starting at 8:30 AM and ending once all of the students have been fed. Please ensure your child has eaten breakfast before coming to school that morning as some classes may not eat pancakes until after 10:00 AM. There will be no breakfast program on June 12 because Mrs. MacDonnell will be flipping pancakes! Yahoo!
  • On June 19 we will be honouring our grade 2 and 3 students in a brief assembly at 9:30 AM for all students. Parents are welcome. Students in grades 2 and 3 will participate in some special activities following the assembly.
  • June 23 is our Activity Day, organized by the wonderful students at G.W. Skene. Please ensure your child comes dressed for an active day outdoors.
  • June 26 is the last day of school. It is a Friday and we will have regular early dismissal at 12:00 noon.
  • On June 29 and 30 the school office will be open but there is no school for students. Our staff will be getting the school ready for the summer and planning for next year.


Have a Safe and Healthy Summer!

James Short Memorial 2015-16 Calendar and Hours

EDC Modified Calendar and Hours for 2015-2016

Grades K-2 Modified Calendar and Hours for 2015-2016


  • The school office will reopen on August 12th, 2015 for 2015-16 school year.
  • We will begin our Modified Calendar year with students returning to school on Monday August 17th, 2015.


Railway Safety Presentation

On May 12, we welcomed Officer Dean to James Short Memorial School for a Railway Safety presentation. Families who are interested in viewing some of the resources shared in the presentation can find them at Students were particularly interested in the video "Train your brain" which can be found in the "Media" section under "Videos".


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