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November News

​School Council
Our next School Council meeting is on Thursday, November 14 at 6:00pm and all parents are encouraged to attend. Please come and share your voice and ideas to help make our school even better.  School Council runs our FUN LUNCHES for students.  Our next Fun Lunch is on November 28.
Learning Conferences
We are looking forward to seeing all of our families at our upcoming Learning Conferences on November 21 and 22. The conference manager opens on November 14 for you to book your appointment time. You will need to use your CBE Account for making this booking.  If you do not have a CBE account, please call Lorrie in the office right away to set up an account. 403-777-6720 press 0
We are always in need of volunteers to help with field trips and other educational experiences throughout the year. A CBE security clearance is required. Please inquire at the office, if you’re interested in volunteering - thank you!
Photo Retakes
Tuesday, November 26 will be our photo retake day. Retakes will be done in the morning.
Remembrance Day Assembly
We will be having our Remembrance Day assembly on Friday, November 8 starting at 10:30am.
Breakfast Club
Our Breakfast Club program is provided for students who would not otherwise be able to access food for breakfast. Students participating in Breakfast Club are asked to arrive at the compound doors by 7:59am. Doors will close at 8:05am. Student will eat a nutritious breakfast, help to tidy up and then be outdoors at 8:15am when teachers begin outdoor supervision. If you have questions about Breakfast Club, please contact the office.
Traffic is an issue on the street in front of our school in the morning and after school. For the sake of our children, please choose safety over convenience, every time. Please be reminded that making a u-turn anywhere near the school is dangerous and illegal. If you can walk to school with your child, instead of driving, please choose to do so as this is a healthier choice to make and can help reduce traffic issues at our school. I have recently requested the support of Calgary Police Service to help deal with traffic issues at our school so you will see their presence at key times of the day. The most important thing is the safety of our children. Thank you!
Important Reminders for Students and Families
In the morning, school starts promptly at 8:30am. We expect children to arrive on time to school so students are not missing valuable learning time. Please remember to contact the school office prior to 8:45am at 403-777-6720 press: 1, to report any lateness or absences for your child. 
If you plan to have your child stay at school for lunch, you must register for the lunch supervision program at: Please call the office if you require assistance with this. 
Staff at Douglas Harkness School continue to use Twitter as a communication tool to share information, updates and images of the exciting learning opportunities taking place in your child’s classroom.  You do not need to have a Twitter account to be able to see what the teachers are posting, you can view posts here: however, if you do have a Twitter account, you are welcome to follow your child’s teachers and other accounts at our school which may be of interest to you.
Library Cards at the Calgary Public Library are FREE!
Calgary Public Library provides free library cards. Once registered, library cards provide access to the services, resources, and programs available in all Calgary Public Library locations and online at
FREE YMCA Calgary Membership for Grade 6 Students
Did you know that all Grade 6 students in the City of Calgary are eligible to receive a free membership for any YMCA in Calgary? Our closest location is the Saddletowne YMCA. A no-fee General Youth Membership valid September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020 is available.
Grade 6 students can enjoy all Member Benefits including:
use of general locker rooms at all 6 YMCA Calgary facilities
discounted rates for programs and advanced program registration
Special Youth/Grade 6 Member Benefits:
free Flames Fridays activities (Friday afternoons/evenings)
free Climbing Wall Orientation
free Weight Floor Orientation (12+)
​free Babysitting Course (12+)
Parents and guardians can fill out a YMCA Membership form at any YMCA Calgary location. Bring proof of your child's age and school registration. Remember to bring your Grade 6 student with you to have their photo taken for their membership card. Visit:​ or call: 403-200-9200 for more information. This is a fantastic opportunity for our grade 6 students and we hope you will take advantage.

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Douglas Harkness School

6203 24 Ave NE Calgary, AB, T1Y 2C5
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Ms Laura Devitt
Assistant Principal
Mrs Mary Miller
Education Director
Mr Calvin Davies
Marilyn Dennis

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Morning Start
8:30 AM
3:25 PM
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