Assistant Principal

Oki, Tansi, Umba-wathtich, Danita ada, Aanii, and Hello,

August/September 2019 | Welcome

Welcome back students and families! We are excited to begin another school year with so many new and returning faces, staff and students alike. This is my fourth year atNiitsitapi Learning Centre and I feel very privileged to come to work everyday to such a beautiful place of learning.  As we continue to grow, I am excited to meet new students and their families and continue to develop existing relationships.

I am originally from Ontario, Ojibway territory. All of my family still lives back east and we visit often, however my husband and I have lived in Calgary for over ten years now and comfortably call it home. We both miss the water, escarpment and trees of that part of the country but enjoy the trade of sunny days and beautiful skies. 

Bus App

CBE Transportation is pleased to announce a new bus route monitoring app called MyBusStop. You can use the new mobile and web application GPS tracking service to see real-time information such as the route stops, route schedule, route progress and possible route delays for your child’s yellow school bus. The app was created and will be maintained by Southland Transportation.  The school code is CBEKF1YJFG for accessing Niitsitapi’s Learning Centre’s bus routes. 

Transportation 

Transportation updates will continue to take place, and Southland has asked us to kindly remind families to ensure that they are at their designated pick up spot 5 minutes before their scheduled pick up.  If you have any transportation questions, please call Southland at 403-726-5963

Family Room

Our supervision begins at 8:25 AM, so if you arrive earlier than this, please wait with your child in the lobby or family room until you hear the bell. The routine in the morning for students is to remove their shoes to keep our school clean, and carry them to class, where they would put on indoor shoes. If your child does not have indoor shoes, please try and arrange a second pair of shoes to keep at school. We want our students to have clean, warm, dry, and safe shoes for running and walking.

Food

We are pleased to have numerous sponsors to support a food program at school including Brown Bagging for Kids, Meals on Wheels, President Choice, and Hope Mission. Their generous donations allow students to receive breakfast and lunch daily that follow Canada's Food Guide with healthy options.  We encourage families to only pack low-sugar healthy snacks option to supplement our food program. 

Upcoming Events

We often have many events, ceremonies or gatherings throughout the year.  Please check the school calendar, your email for notifications, our Facebook page, school website and student agendas, as well as posters in the family room for updates.

Some activities include:

  • August 28th: Field Trip for K-2 students to Valley View Park (acknowledgment of risk form sent home)
  • September 5: Family Event – meet the staff and community partners 
  • September 5: Field Trip for Grade 2 students to Nose Hill Park to harvest Sage
  • September 30th: Orange Shirt Day - Every Child Matters!

Building relationships with both the students and families is very important to us, so feel free to introduce yourself and ask any questions you may have.

Love, Ms. Jessica

Ms. Jessica

Assistant Principal

Oki, Tansi, Umba-wathtich, Danita ada, Aanii, and Hello,

August/September 2019 | Welcome

Welcome back students and families! We are excited to begin another school year with so many new and returning faces, staff and students alike. This is my fourth year atNiitsitapi Learning Centre and I feel very privileged to come to work everyday to such a beautiful place of learning.  As we continue to grow, I am excited to meet new students and their families and continue to develop existing relationships.

I am originally from Ontario, Ojibway territory. All of my family still lives back east and we visit often, however my husband and I have lived in Calgary for over ten years now and comfortably call it home. We both miss the water, escarpment and trees of that part of the country but enjoy the trade of sunny days and beautiful skies. 

Bus App

CBE Transportation is pleased to announce a new bus route monitoring app called MyBusStop. You can use the new mobile and web application GPS tracking service to see real-time information such as the route stops, route schedule, route progress and possible route delays for your child’s yellow school bus. The app was created and will be maintained by Southland Transportation.  The school code is CBEKF1YJFG for accessing Niitsitapi’s Learning Centre’s bus routes. 

Transportation 

Transportation updates will continue to take place, and Southland has asked us to kindly remind families to ensure that they are at their designated pick up spot 5 minutes before their scheduled pick up.  If you have any transportation questions, please call Southland at 403-726-5963

Family Room

Our supervision begins at 8:25 AM, so if you arrive earlier than this, please wait with your child in the lobby or family room until you hear the bell. The routine in the morning for students is to remove their shoes to keep our school clean, and carry them to class, where they would put on indoor shoes. If your child does not have indoor shoes, please try and arrange a second pair of shoes to keep at school. We want our students to have clean, warm, dry, and safe shoes for running and walking.

Food

We are pleased to have numerous sponsors to support a food program at school including Brown Bagging for Kids, Meals on Wheels, President Choice, and Hope Mission. Their generous donations allow students to receive breakfast and lunch daily that follow Canada's Food Guide with healthy options.  We encourage families to only pack low-sugar healthy snacks option to supplement our food program. 

Upcoming Events

We often have many events, ceremonies or gatherings throughout the year.  Please check the school calendar, your email for notifications, our Facebook page, school website and student agendas, as well as posters in the family room for updates.

Some activities include:

  • August 28th: Field Trip for K-2 students to Valley View Park (acknowledgment of risk form sent home)
  • September 5: Family Event – meet the staff and community partners 
  • September 5: Field Trip for Grade 2 students to Nose Hill Park to harvest Sage
  • September 30th: Orange Shirt Day - Every Child Matters!

Building relationships with both the students and families is very important to us, so feel free to introduce yourself and ask any questions you may have.

Love, Ms. Jessica

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