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I Wish all of our Families a Wonderful Summer Break

Dear Parents/ Guardians;
On behalf of Balmoral staff, I wish all of our families a wonderful summer break. By the end of June, students are excited to take a break from their learning; however, by September they will be happy to be back with friends and familiar teachers.
This June, we are saying farewell to Mrs. Musto, Mrs. Styles, Mr. Hutchinson, Mrs. Hutchinson, Mr. Rhodes, Mr. Whitfield, Mr. Allen, Mr. Perrone and Mr. Krogstad. We will be welcoming a new administration team lead by Principal Jeffrey. I am confident that this new team will work with students, teachers and parents to create a vibrant learning environment.
In September, we anticipate registration numbers of 550 which is in keeping with the school’s physical capacity of 547. There will be four home rooms per grade with specialists for French and Band. French and Band are full year courses, taught on alternating days. The school is moving forward with a middle school model that has grade team teachers teaching either math/science or ELA/social studies. This will mean that your child will have two, rather than four core teachers which will support stronger relationships through learning. The grade team will also be teaching their own daily Physical Education which is combined with Health and Character Circle. This is the model currently used successfully in grades 5 and 6 and a common middle school model. All students will have two full year options, which will be taught once/week in hour long blocks.
During June there were many highlights; but my overarching memory is how dedicated to learning the students were. Classes finished off curriculum and then embarked on summative reviews prior to their final exams. When rain prevented a junior high sports day, students were happy to simply have time to laugh, play cards and board games and watch a movie. They seemed to need the break from focused studies. I look forward to the final awards celebration on Wednesday and will miss the Balmoral students.
Although I have only been at Balmoral since mid-May, I have appreciated the opportunity to work with students, staff and parents. Balmoral is a dedicated learning community and the students here are exceptional.
Plans for September
We are looking forward to welcoming students back for a full day of learning on September 3rd.
Students will be met at the buses and dependent on weather, we will meet in the north field or the gym. Teachers will have class lists and a full schedule of activities for students. Students should bring a lunch; however the cafeteria will also be open.
Reminders…no locks are needed for lockers; Grades 5 and 6 have basic supplies provided however junior high students must bring their own supplies.
It is essential that you have bussing in place as delays in registering will mean a delay in ridership. Parents are welcome to greet students at the door; however, going into classroom areas requires a visitor pass from the front office. This is a point of security so that we recognize all adults in the building.
Parent Council will be meeting during the first month and I encourage all parents to join. You never have to commit to attending every meeting, but your attendance is welcome when you can make it.
Enjoy your summer holiday and all the best in 2019-20.
Regards, Rita Dickson

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Balmoral School

220 16 Ave NW Calgary, AB, T2M 0H4
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School Contacts

Principal
Ms Rita Dickson
Assistant Principal
Mr Kenneth Perrone
Area Director
Ms Darlene Unruh
Trustee
Lisa Davis

School Information

Grades
05-09
Enrolment
607
Programs
Traditional Learning Centre (TLC)
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Morning Start
7:55 AM
Dismissal
2:30 PM
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