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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!

I hope your family has had an enjoyable summer, and that your child(ren) are ready for an engaging and rewarding year ahead. As always, our school’s focus will be on best practice in teaching and learning, with a strong focus on academic success. We have several exciting initiatives planned for this year – stay tuned for details!
Thank you to our Bowcroft community who came out for our free book & ice cream giveaway this summer. It was a pleasure to see so many families and staff members each Monday morning. We had about 60 people in the gym every week. It is very uncommon for an elementary school to organize such an AMazing opportunity for staff and families to connect in July and August. Thank you to Ms. Bonham for leading this initiative once again this summer!
Class lists will be posted by the school office beginning at 12 PM on Friday, August 30. If your child(ren) would benefit from knowing their classroom placement and meeting their teacher prior to September 3, feel free to visit on this afternoon.
Classes begin on Tuesday, September 3 at 9 AM, with our daily free breakfast available from 8:45 AM to 9:00 AM. Please note we will be offering a more limited selection of breakfast items this year as provincial funding for this initiative has not continued. However, many thanks to President’s Choice for their $4,000 donation to our breakfast program. These funds will ensure we will have food items available for students throughout the fall.
Students should proceed directly to their classrooms on Tuesday morning. We ask that parents only stay with their child(ren) for a short time so that teachers may establish regular routines as soon as possible.
Bowcroft’s start and end times are:
Grades 1-6 Kindergarten Monday to Thursday 9:00 AM - Entry School Bell 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch 3:40 PM – Dismissal School Bell A 15 minute recess is included each morning. Friday 9:00 AM – Entry School Bell 12:45 PM – Dismissal School Bell A 15 minute nutrition break & recess is included each Friday morning. Monday to Thursday 9:00 AM – Entry School Bell 11:30 AM - Dismissal Friday 9:00 AM – Entry School Bell 12:45 PM – Dismissal School Bell A 25 minute Kindergarten nutrition break & recess is included each Friday morning. Our Kindergarten teachers will meet students and their families outside near the playground. Kindergarten students have a staggered entry on Tuesday and Wednesday: Students with last names beginning with A-L should attend on the Tuesday, and students with last names beginning with M-Z should attend on the Wednesday.
Full classes begin on Thursday, September 5, as does the morning Kindergarten bus service. Our Kindergarten Orientation will be held that evening from 6 PM to 7 PM. We are excited to welcome over 50 new Kindergarten students this September! The following are new teachers to the school this year:
Mr. Rosman Valencia Grade 1-6 Music, and Grade 6 Community program teacher (the grade 6 assignment is shared with Ms. Cook)

Ms. Anya Wiseman Indigenous Education Learning Leader – Ms. Wiseman will be working with all classes to support success for our First Nations, Metis & Inuit (FNMI) students

Our first Student Conferences will be held on Thursday, September 19 from 5 PM to 8 PM. This is also the evening of our Welcome Back BBQ.
Additional conferences will be held on Friday, September 20 from 8 AM to 12 PM.
Conference times may be booked through the MyCBE / PowerSchool.
If you require assistance booking conferences, please call the office; we’ll be happy to help. Please take advantage of these times to meet your child(ren)’s teacher.
The staff of Bowcroft looks forward to saying hello to familiar faces and greeting new students and families. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments. I may be reached at or 403.777.6020 extension 2123.
Rudy J. Stein Principal / Schulleiter

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Bowcroft School

3940 73 St NW Calgary, AB, T3B 2L9
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Mr Rudy Stein
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Ms Tani Collie
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Mrs Christine Davies
Ms Trina Hurdman

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