Oct 14
Principal's Weekly Update | October 14, 2022

Good afternoon,

I hope you are all doing well. After a couple of busy weeks here at BHS, it was nice to slow down a little bit this week, and wrap things up with our first Celebration of Learning assembly. Our Grade 6 students did an amazing job sharing the things they have been learning about this year. A special thanks to Mr. Lancée and Mr. Shackelton for supporting their students in preparing for this event, and a thank you to all the families who were able to join us.

I have a few additional items to highlight today:

Secret Path Week

Next week students will be engaging in “Walk for Wenjack" in PE classes. This event commemorates the legacy of Chanie Wenjack who passed away in 1966 at the age of 9 as he attempted to run away from Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School in Kenora, Ontario. Our students will be discussing this legacy and walking the community during some of their PE classes this week upcoming. More information on the history of Secret Path Week can be found here.


As we look forward to Hallowe'en, we are excited to have our first “normal" celebration in a few years. Students are encouraged to give their costumes a practice run on October 27th at our Hallowe'en Dance that is happening from 6-8pm. This event is being put on by our Parent Council. On Monday, October 31st, we encourage students to dress up in orange and black (as opposed to costumes) and will celebrate the day by engaging in learning activities that have a Hallowe'en theme!

If you like Mrs. Cumming…

And I know you do, please help save her some time! Our deadline for having Demographic Verification Forms completed has been pushed back to October 28th. Any that are not completed require the school (ie. Mrs. Cumming) contact families to have them completed. Currently we have approximately 200 families who have not yet completed these. If you have not completed these online, please see the information at the bottom of this message to help complete yours in order to help out our amazing front office staff! 

Speech and Language Support

AHS is now providing Speech and Language Support. See below for more information if your child requires this support as the amount of speech support that has been allocated to schools has been drastically reduced over the past couple of years!


I hope everyone has a great weekend, and as always, if I can be of service, please do not hesitate to contact me at saross@cbe.ab.ca.

Take care, 

Steve Ross

Principal, Beddington Heights School

Key Dates:

October 17-22                        Secret Path Week

October 18th                            School Photo Day

October 27th                            Halloween Dance (6-8pm)

October 28th                            Non-Instructional Day (No School for Students)


Recurring Relevant Messages

Beddington Heights Social Media Account

Beddington Heights School is now on Instagram! We will be posting information related to school events along with showcasing some of the learning taking place throughout our building!

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Speech and Language Support

Alberta Health Services is providing Speech Language Support, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy support which can be accessed through parent referral. To get started, parents contact AHS: (403) 910-2070. A quick intake will be done through a phone conversation. An appointment will also be scheduled for the child to see one of the professionals. Appointments are now being booked for early November. Sessions can be done in person or using Zoom. The nearest in person location for Beddington Heights would be at their Ranchlands location. Children between the ages of 0-18 are accepted. The visits are covered by Alberta Health Services. The number of visits will be determined by the needs of the child.

Demographic Verification Forms

Many forms will now be completed online through your MyCBE Account including the Demographic Verification form and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy form. To locate these forms, please log in to your MyCBE account and select Online Forms and School registration on the left-hand side.


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