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September 23rd, 2022

​Dear CJP Families,I’m happy to hear last night’s Family Picnic/Meet the Teacher was a huge success. I’d like to apologize once more for being unable to attend. Though we are intentional in seeking out opportunities to welcome families to share in student learning and school events that take place throughout the year, please know that the staff and administration at CJP are always willing to have a conversation with families about any concerns or questions you might have. Our door is always open so to speak, so please don’t ever hesitate to reach out.Important Upcoming DatesMonday, Sept. 26 – School Council Meeting 6:30 PM (see details below)Tuesday, Sept. 27 – Terry Fox Run (please refer to your student’s Google Classroom for time)Friday, Sept. 30 – National Day for Truth & Reconciliation (no classes)Terry Fox Run | Tuesday, September 27thOn the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 27th CJP students will be participating in the annual Terry Fox Run. We are excited to announce that CJP students will be returning to a community run for this special event and CJP students will complete the run together in one of two groups. There will be two separate start times for the groups, the first from 9:30 – 10:00 am, and the second from 1:30 - 2:00 pm. Please refer to your student’s Google Classroom to determine when they are scheduled to run. Parents are welcome to join students here at the school during their scheduled run time. A Toonie for Terry is always encouraged if you are able.From CJP School CouncilPlayground UpdateWe would like to send out a big THANK YOU to everyone that volunteered last week! It was so amazing to see what could be accomplished in just 4 days. The surfacing began being installed on Thursday. We are confident that the kids will be playing on the new playground by Mid-October. Fun Lunch 2022/23Our first fun lunch is Wednesday October 19, 2022 with Jugo Juice. The order deadline is the Friday before (October 14) and late orders cannot be accommodated. Check out for future dates and to register your child. You can also register directly at We need volunteers with valid police clearance to help distribute lunches, can you help? Sign up for October 19 and future lunches at CJP Spirit WearShow your CJP spirit with a new selection of CJP gear in designs inspired by our new playground! Items include cotton and athletic shirts, zip up and pullover hoodies and ball caps. Online ordering will open on September 28. The order deadline is October 14 (same as your Fun Lunch deadline!) with delivery expected in late October. Visit for a sneak peek. Spirit Wear Giveaway! Connect with the School Council and Parents Association and enter to win CJP Spirit Wear! Everyone in our Facebook group, following our Instagram and Twitter accounts and on our Vihara email distribution list as of September 28, 2022 will be entered to win a CJP Spirit Wear t-shirt of their choosing. The more places you follow us, the more chances you have to win. We'll also do a draw for all attendees of the CJP School Council & Parents Association meeting on Monday, September 26.CJP School Council and Parent Association Meeting All are welcome! Monday, Sept. 26th @ 6:30pm - In person at the School's Learning Commons & Via the following link: Click here to join the meetingAt the School Council (SC) meeting there will be: - School Leadership Update - Teacher Presentation (Kindergarten and Fine Arts) - School Council By-Election (Vice Chair, Key Communicator, Volunteer Coordinator, Kindergarten Representative Am, and PM) At the Parent Association (PA) meeting there will be: - Committee Updates - Budget Presentation and Vote - Parent Association By-Election (VIce Chair, Director at Large) - Volunteer Opportunities   If you are interested in more information about the available SC/PA positions please email  See you Monday evening. The agendas for the School Council & Parent Association Sept. 26th meetings and the minutes from the May 18th meetings can be found in the included attachments:CJP PA Agenda 26 September 2022.pdf CJP SC Agenda 26 September 2022.pdf Sincerely,Oliver FisherPrincipal

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Captain John Palliser School

1484 Northmount Dr NW Calgary, AB, T2L 0G6
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Oliver Fisher
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Jana El-Guebaly
Education Director
Michael Nelson
Laura Hack

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Exceptional/Complex Needs Montessori Regular
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3:51 PM
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