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Principal's Message

September 2018

​As students have settled into their classrooms and teachers are busy building those ever-so important relationships with their students, it gives me a moment to pause and reflect on where we’ve come since this time last school year. 
2017-18 was an amazing year for our learning community with building new and re-establishing some old traditions at our school. We hosted many family-oriented events including: Fall Fair, Halloween Dance, Winter concert, James Short Memorial School Wrap-Up, Stampede Breakfast, and the Bermuda Shorts Day Dad’s BBQ. Thank you so much to the Parent Society and Parent Council members and committee volunteers for their countless hours and valued donations in supporting those events through the year.
Since returning to our building in February 2017, we have continued to make improvements to our lovely facility. With an increase in student enrolment by about 20 students since last school year, we needed to make our atrium outside of our gymnasium into a proper classroom. We added walls with sliding doors on each end of the space to enclose what is now our kindergarten room. With donations from parents and Parent Society, we have prioritized an outdoor improvement plan to revitalize our learning spaces surrounding the school. We planted a number of trees and shrubs that were sourced and planted by Bow Point Nursery. They include two cherry trees out front, and pear, larch, pussy willow and poplar trees around our outdoor classroom. On the south side of the school to offer shade in our gymnasium, we planted poplar trees that were propagated from the original trees along Memorial Drive - a unique piece of Calgary’s history now at our school. We will be expanding our existing asphalt compound by the end of September to include a basketball court and other compound games. Again, thank you parents for enhancing our learning spaces. 
The theme for our whole school inquiry this year is: The impact of the Elbow River over time on our land and people. This focus on “impact” will offer many cross-curricular opportunities for learning and will also be supported by a theatre residency in February, 2019. We secured funding both through Parent Society and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts for this and many other residencies. We believe that residencies, such as the ones from last year that included Nordic Skiing and Sound Kreations dance studio, are excellent ways to supplement our curricular learning experiences with experts from our extended community. 
We are excited for what this school year has to bring, and we want to thank all of our families, new and old, for supporting us through a very busy time of year.  If you would like to be involved in supporting many of the initiatives that happen at our school, please attend our parent council meetings. The first one is on Wednesday, September 19th at 2:00 p.m. See the posted agenda on our School Council​ page.

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Stampede pancake breakfast @ElbowParkSchool for our families. Tues., June 18, 7:45 am. Wear your hats & boots! Bring a blanket for the Front lawn & East Patio. Hosted by The Batter Boys @calgarystampede https://t.co/hgLI6wmB7G

Bermuda Shorts Day Dad’s BBQ tomorrow @ElbowParkSchool. Dads are cooking hotdogs - kindergarten served at 11:15, Gr. 5/6 11:45 and Gr. 1-4 at noon. East side. https://t.co/o9P4Irwa0J

An iPhone was found on our field last week. It has no SIM card and does not connect to our WiFi. If you know of someone who’s lost a phone lately, have them contact @ElbowParkSchool

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RT @yycbike2school: Be safe and have some fun today, it’s Calgary Bike to School Day! Thanks to all the student, parents and teachers who make this day amazing every year!!!!!

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Elbow Park School

721 38 Ave SW Calgary, AB, T2T 2H8
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Principal
Mr Jason Fech
Area Director
Mrs Lori Cooper
Area Director
Mr David Dyck
Trustee
Julie Hrdlicka

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Grades
K-06
Enrolment
200
Programs
Regular
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Morning Start
8:15 AM
Dismissal
3:10 PM
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