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Welcome Back

August 2018


Dear Parents/Guardians,


It is hard to believe that it is August already and that we are planning for the return of the students!  You may find the following information helpful in your preparations for September.


First Days            We will have a staggered start to the school year at Bishop Pinkham.  Grade 7 students begin Tuesday, September 4.  This is a full day; lunch will be provided to students.  After our youngest students have had the school to themselves for a day, we welcome all our students in grades 7-9 on Wednesday, September 5.  To support students transition back to school we have coordinated multiple activities to help students work together to create a strong and proud learning community together. Our school hours will be 8:00 – 2:30 Mondays through Thursdays and 8:00 – 12:00 on Fridays.


Transportation     On their first day, Grades 7 – 9 students will be assigned lockers.   Please note that at this time of year, class schedules are accessible throughout Power School but still changing frequently.  Students will receive a copy of their timetable and course outlines from each of their teachers.

  Students who will be riding the bus should have submitted a pre-registration to the CBE in June. Bus     routes and schedules for the 2018-19 school-year are posted on the CBE website at www.cbe.ab.ca/busstop 

Hard copies will be available in our school office on August 29. Buses will begin on Tuesday,     September 4.


School Calendar        A list of important school dates is found on our webpage http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/BishopPinkham/Pages/default.aspx. 



Meet the Administration       On September 20, we are holding a Meet the Administration and Meet the Teachers night

  & Meet the Teachers           as follows:


Meet the Administration from 6:00 – 6:30 pm, and

Meet the Teachers from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 


This is an opportunity to hear about the school, ask questions, and participate in a discussion of your priorities for your child’s middle school experience. 


Fees            Fees information will be communicated during the first week back to school. Our office will be open on August 29.  Drop in or phone the school at 403-777-7840 [0] with any questions you may have. You are also welcome to direct questions to our school email address at bishoppinkham@cbe.ab.ca


We look forward to working with you this year in support of your child’s growth. You can find many documents on our school webpage at www.cbe.ab.ca/b645



Sincerely,


Sébastien Picard and Karena Munroe

Administration Team - Bishop Pinkham School​

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