Nov 19
Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

​"Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius." 

Pietro Aretino

We’ve had an absolutely beautiful fall academic quarter and are already welcoming the Winter Season! Where did the time go?

Looking to the month ahead we want to invite everyone to come to Celebrate Bishop Pinkham through the Arts on December 13th from 7-8:30 pm. Our students will be hosting an Art Market and a Band Concert that evening, and we look forward to seeing you there. 

Happenings

We would also like to extend a special invitation to you our Parent and Guardian community. We are looking for interested parents to partner with BP to strengthen and enrich our Open House program. Our open house will be held on January 17th at 6:00 PM and we’re asking interested parents to host a Parent Cafe in the Learning Commons from 7-8pm.  Please email kmmunroe@cbe.ab.ca if you can support that event. 

Thank you so much for all the parents who have already had chances to volunteer, at High school tours, field trips, picture days, and healthy hunger lunches. We truly appreciate all that you do! A special thanks go out to Carol Collinge, and our BPMPA executives for doing such an outstanding job organizing our fundraising initiatives this year, including a new Direct Donation Campaign with a December Launch date. Our next BPMPA meeting is January 24 where we expect to hear an update on this critical initiative after a very special Digital Citizenship Presentation by Constable Duchaney. January 24th we invite parents to attend a 6-7pm presentation, 7-7:30 parent council meeting, and  7:30-8 BPMPA. 

On that note, quick reminder to parents about Dwayne Peace’s parent session, which happens on Nov 29 at 6:30 where he will share the work he’s been doing with our student community through our Health and Wellness program. 

Highlights

Over the past few months, our school has been buzzing with activity.Grade 9s have been visiting High Schools and preparing for the transition to High School. Thanks to Ms Boutillier for all her support with this important work. 

Our Remembrance day assembly was very moving, and we ’re incredibly proud of our student leaders who spearheaded it. A special thank you to all the students who participated and to Mr Palkovitz, Mr Bane, Mr Holland, and Ms Easton who supported the students for this outstanding assembly. 

Other special thanks go to the students and teachers who made Halloween into the fun activity-filled afternoon it was complete with a student-run dance and haunted house! And to our Musicians who represented BP with Pride at the annual Western concert, well done! 

In athletics, we’ve reached the end of the Volleyball and Soccer seasons. We’re proud of all of our teams who have performed admirably this year. 

We want to extend a special thank you to all the parents who have booked meetings with teachers for our upcoming parent-teacher- interview conferences this week. We are looking forward to seeing many of you here this Thursday and Friday as teachers, students, and parents discuss learning and progress at this time.  

Thank you for reading this and as always, for everything you do to partner with Bishop Pinkham to support learning for your child. 


Kind regards, 


Sébastien Picard and Karena Munroe

Administration Team - Bishop Pinkham School​


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