Navigate Up
Sign In
schools Buchanan buchanan 207 207

Search Me 123

News Channel
spotlight iamge
Sept./Oct. Classroom Highlights

Dates to Remember


Principal's Message

Sept./Oct. 2017

We have had a busy and exciting start up to our school year. The staff and students have settled into their routines and we have many extra learning opportunities coming our way in the months ahead.  As of September 30, 2017, our student enrolment was 191, a few less than our projection of 200. New Staff to Buchanan this year: Wanda Howell, TASC EA; Adele Pocha, Lunch Supervisor; Jennifer Patterson, Lunch Supervisor; and Selena Wu, Literacy and Music Teacher.
We have many Partnerships with Mount Royal University, Bow Valley College and University of Calgary this year. We have both field experience and practicums for Educational Assistants (EA’s) and Student Teachers. These opportunities benefit the individuals in their learning experiences as well as our school as a whole…and we welcome the extra support.
Our Buchanan School Council has been very active and generous with funds for our school.  They meet once a month and plan for monthly Special Lunches and Movie Nights, and approve funding for residencies, allotment for field trips, books and technology. Please join us to hear about school activities and in the planning of school events. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, October 17th at 6:00. We start our meetings with a potluck dinner…Yum!
Literacy continues to be a huge focus for our school and we try our best to make books available to our students and their families.  We have two Little Free Library Houses, a book giveaway bookshelf, two Book Nooks, we have Guided Reading every morning, we partner with Calgary Reads to provide reading tutors and we have The Calgary Public Library Book Truck returning on Monday afternoons every two weeks. If you would like your child to have the opportunity to visit the Book Truck, please fill out the form included in this newsletter.
We have three free programs being offered at our school on Friday early dismissal days. The Homework Club is for students in Gr.3-6 from 1:20-3:30 in the Learning Commons supported by Immigrant Services Calgary, the YMCA Leadership Club for Gr.6 from 1:20-2:50 in Room 8 and the JumpStart program is for Gr.1-6 from 1:20-3:30 at the Highland Church.  We are very excited and appreciative that our students have these additional opportunities to learn and collaborate with each other.  Registration forms are available in the school office.
We are also very fortunate to have Sarah from BowWest housed in our school every Tuesday morning for our school families to access community resources.  We also have a Food Pantry in our school to assist families when the need arises.
Lastly I want to mention that communication with you as a Buchanan family is very important to us. We have information on our school website, in newsletters and in the student agenda. We also send out messages to school families using an automated communication tool called School Messenger.  If you are not receiving these messages, please provide the office with your email address.
Bob Cocking, Principal​

Read More

Follow Us

We’ll be doing important system maintenance that will make many of our websites unavailable from 10 pm on Saturday…

RT @AlbertaEd: The deadline is coming up! Don’t miss your chance to apply for the Minister’s Youth Council:…

Leadership students from Robert Warren School donated $1000 and more than 500 pounds of items to the Calgary Women’…

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, the #yycbe Board of Trustees unanimously approved an amendment to change the CBE missio…

At the March 13 public board meeting, the #yycbe Board of Trustees approved the Three-Year School Capital Plan 2019…

Current Calgary Weather

weather icon -0.5°C
  • Conditions: Mist
  • Wind: N 2 km/h
  • Wind Chill: -1

Student Showcase

CBE Feature Video Watch Video
Braille Challenge View Slideshow
Iron Chef Open House Watch Video
View All Showcases
images description

Buchanan School

3717 Centre St NW Calgary, AB, T2E 2Y2
View Map

School Contacts

Mr Bob Cocking
Assistant Principal
Mrs Tania Wong
Area Director
Ms Darlene Unruh
Althea Adams

School Information

Exceptional/Complex Needs Regular
More Information

School Hours

Morning Start
9:10 AM
3:50 PM
More Information
Back to top