Jun 19
Year End Message

Dear Citadel Park School Families,

As the school year comes to a close, we take this time to reflect on just how much each and every one of your children have learned, grown and changed. Together as a school community we celebrate the wonderful school year we have had together. We truly appreciate our extremely dedicated and committed staff who make Citadel Park School all that it is. The partnership between school, parent, and student is so important. We would like to take this opportunity to personally thank each and every one of our parents for allowing us the privilege of working with your children and for your ongoing commitment and support of Citadel Park. Your children inspire us as educators each and every day. Together we’ve learned much and shared experiences that will long remain with us in the years to come. The memories created in elementary school are ones that will last a lifetime!


With the end of a school year, we already are busy making plans for the coming year. Our bells times for morning entry have changed slightly for next year. As well, after careful consideration and consultation with staff, we will be moving our recess back to the morning. 

2019-2020 School Bell Times

Monday – Thursday   Grade 1-4

9:08  Entry Bell

10:45 – 11:00 Recess

11:58 Morning Kindergarten Dismissal

12:10-1:00 Lunch Break (Gr. 1& 2 12:10-12:35, Gr. 3 & 4 12:35 – 1:00)

1:00 Re-entry Bell

3:50 Dismissal for all students


Friday  Grade 1 -4

9:08  Entry Bell

11:02 – 11:27 Lunch Gr. 1 & 2

11:27 – 11:45 Recess for all student

11:45 – 12:10 Lunch Gr. 3 & 4

1:20 End of School Day


Kindergarten Hours 

Monday - Thursday: AM Classes  9:10 – 11:58 and PM Class 1:00 – 3:50

Please note that Fridays will rotate between AM and PM classes. This information is shared on our school calendar and in the Kindergarten Welcome package.

With CBE staffing occurring late in June, we have a number of farewells to announce to our school community. Citadel Park School would like to say a very well-deserved thank-you and best wishes to Mrs. Kazmi who will be retiring at the end of June. Mrs. Kazmi has been with the CBE for over 25 years supporting many of our teachers and students throughout her years. Our staff and students would also like to thank Mrs. Joiner and Mrs. Millen for supporting our Grade 3 teachers and students, as well as Mrs. Kumar who has worked primarily in Room 13. We wish them all well as they continue on with their work as educational assistants within the CBE. We also would like to thank Miss Nurkowski, Miss Wong, Miss Faber and Miss Orton for all of their hard work and dedication with our students this year. They have all been on temporary contracts and will be seeking new positions in the fall. We wish all of them the very best as they continue on with their teaching careers. We wish Mrs. Schnell all the best as she moves into a part-time position at Marion Carson School.

With mixed emotions we say goodbye to Ms. Jackson after eleven years at Citadel Park School. Ms. Jackson has touched so many of our students over the years as she has greeted them with a warm smile each day and filled their hearts with the love of music. Ms. Jackson will be beginning the next step in her teaching career at Kenneth D. Taylor School in Evanston. Finally, we say a heartfelt good-bye to Mr. Faunt, who after nine years at Citadel Park School will be taking on a new Principal position at Kenneth D. Taylor School. He will be greatly missed by all!

The following are our grade teams for the 2019-2020 school year:

Grade 1:          Ms. Courtney McDonald         Grade 2:        Mrs. Jamie Murchison

                        Mrs. Angela Sterling                                     Mrs. Susan Quantz

                        Mrs. Dianna Teeple                                       Mrs. Sarah Slot

                        Ms. Loralee Martin          


Grade 3:          Mr. Timothy Ulph                    Grade 4:         Mrs. Tracey Coutts                 

                       (Mrs. Aimee Edmunds)                                  Mrs. Laree Lake

                        Ms. Sara Kuczma                                          Mrs. Danielle Duncan

                        Ms. Nancy Marshall                                      Mrs. Sandy Hirl-Johnson  


Kindergarten:  Mrs. Jody Carnegie

                        Mrs. Melissa Tran

                        Mrs. Jane Stupak

Music:              Unknown at this time              P.E.                Mrs. Lisa Harvey


As in previous years, teachers will be calling families during the last three days in August to welcome students to their classrooms. The Kindergarten students have already been assigned to a staggered entry group. They will be meeting their Kindergarten teachers at the flag pole at the front of the school on their first day (either September 3 or September 4). Grade 1 to 4 students will meet their teachers in the field behind the school. Teachers will be holding up a sign with their name on it to indicate their meeting place. This will provide parents and students the opportunity to meet their new teachers together.


For our bussed students, bus maps will be available online or at the school by Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Current bus students are asked to keep their bus passes for next year, as these are multi-year passes. The system may charge families for replacement cards next year.


Please note that our school and office will be closing at 12:00 noon, Friday, June 28, 2019. The office will be re-opening at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. 


Our office will continue to use School Messenger to send out reminders and weekly information, however all events and our school calendar will be posted and updated regularly on the website.

Please visit our website at http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/CitadelPark/Pages/default.aspx


For those students and families moving on to other adventures, we will miss you.  You have made a difference during your time with us, and please know that Citadel Park will always be a place that you can call home.  Please keep in touch with us. For families that are registered to return for the next school year, we look forward to continuing to be a part of your child’s educational journey and we will see you in September.      

On behalf of the staff of Citadel Park School, we offer our warmest wishes to you for a restful and enjoyable summer.


Mrs. Michelle Ryskamp & Mr. Todd Faunt​


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