At Manmeet Singh Bhullar School we come to learn. Our mission as a school continues to support the learning needs of our students and while we have made several adjustments at the school, learning remains our common purpose and our daily goal.
In a time when there are many “moving pieces" in terms of our day-to-day lives, we work to establish a school environment that is familiar to students who are learning on-site. As well, we have created alternate plans to address any learning detours that have taken place and work through assessments of student work to develop an awareness. This is being addressed in both Literacy and Numeracy intervention to maintain quality learning in these key areas. To address these changes, we have re-organized the school. Our current Faculty and Staff are as follows:
K. Bauer Principal
L. Weselowski Assistant Principal
T. Saunders Learning Leader
A. MacLellan Learning Leader
J. Kennedy Teacher Phys Ed (K-6)
J. Carey Teacher (Lit. Intervention)
G. Cartier Teacher (Math Intervention)
S. Cuthbertson Teacher (Gr 5 & 6)
E. Di Mambro Teacher (Gr 3 & 4)
M. Hallett Teacher (Gr 1 & 2)
A. Hunter Teacher (Gr 3 & 4)
A. Jantz Teacher (Gr 5 & 6)
D. Joshi Teacher (Gr 1 & 2)
M. Kwan Teacher (Gr 3 & 4)
E. Lock Teacher (Gr 1 & 2)
G. Malhi Teacher (Gr 1 & 2)
H. Miller Teacher (Gr 5 & 6)
T. Olson Teacher (Gr 1 & 2)
V. Pereira Teacher (Gr 1 & 2)
H. Ryan Teacher (Gr 3 & 4)
T. Strap Teacher (Gr 5 & 6)
S. Tarasoff Teacher (Kinder)
V. Ung Teacher (Gr 1 & 2)
N. Visram Teacher (Gr 3 & 4)
D. Ward Teacher (Gr 5 & 6)
C. Williams Teacher (Kinder & Literacy)
C. Wood Teacher (Gr 3 & 4)
K. Saunders Administrative Assistant
M. Fahad School Secretary/Reception
S. Khan Library Assistant
A. Tejada Facility Operator
S. Jawne ELL Assistant
K. Imtiaz Education Assistant
D. Kinnera Education Assistant
L. Lijdsman Education Assistant
R. Saini Education Assistant
M. Boersma Lead Lunch Supervisor
J. Cleroux Lunch Supervisor
R. Marasigan Lunch Supervisor
M. Sharma Lunch Supervisor
C. Hill Bookkeeper
D. Ediong-Sacla Caretaker
J. Masas Caretaker
F. Sagum Caretaker
As the weather in Calgary continues to fluctuate, please be aware that when the temperature (including wind chill) exceeds -20 degrees C, students are asked to come into the school after 7:45 AM for safety. This process is called a “Blue-Dot-Day" and large blue dots are placed on the entrance doors and these doors (Door # 1 and Door #2) are unlocked to allow students entry. As well, these same conditions and considerations apply in inclement weather when students staying for lunch do not go out of doors if these conditions go below -20 degrees C. Please check our school website for the weather conditions used to base these conditions and considerations at the school.
Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023 School Year
Online registration for the 2022 – 2023 school year is now open.
Please go to: School Engage to register your child/ren.
Resources to Support your Child's Learning
The Calgary Board of Education makes recommendations about homework in Policy and Regulation 3066. Students and parents are encouraged to set aside a regular time each evening for home study and/or reading. This promotes the development of good study habits, supports student growth and the reinforcement of learning. Parents should encourage children to read, and review math facts each evening.
Engaging and effective activities that can be done at home to support learning include:
- Practicing printing by writing a grocery list or a letter to a family member
- Following a recipe and measuring ingredients
- Playing board games (e.g. Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly, Checkers)
- Reading poems and rhymes or a story from your child's RazKids account
- Reinforcing numbers using connect the dot worksheets
- Using Play-Doh to shape letters or draw letters in shaving cream
- Planting a garden, observing and recording plant growth and changes
Other educational websites to explore:
In celebration of Family Literacy Day, Calgary Public Library is pleased to introduce Family Literacy Kits. Families (and classes) are invited to choose one of five titles to read together. For more information and to download a kit beginning January 25, 2022.
Helping Your Child Learn to Read; March 1, 2022 7:30-8:30 PM.
Through a series of webinars, resources and book recommendations, the Kitchen Table Classroom helps parents and caregivers with tips and tools they can use to support learning from home.
An app and website created by Edmonton Public School Board that hosts learning activities designed for learning from home in a way that doesn't feel like school work - games, art projects, cooking for gr. K-12. https://www.epsbtogether.ca/activities/
Virtual Scholastic Book Fair Coming Soon!
MSBS will once again be holding our Scholastic Book Fair online from March 7th – 20th.
This year, to avoid shipping costs for our families, all online packages will be sent directly to the school and then distributed to students to take home.
The book fair is a great opportunity to grow your child's home library and support the school! 20% of sales results in rewards for us to purchase books to support teaching and learning!
Please watch for further information and reminders on your child's Google Classroom as we get closer to the dates. If you are interested in taking a “Sneak Peak" at the books available and more, please use the following link:
Mark your Calendar with these upcoming dates:
Feb. 17 & 18 Non–Student day, Teacher's Convention
Feb. 21 No School, Alberta Family Day
Feb. 23 School (Parent) Council Meeting via teams @ 6:00 PM
Mar. 5 Student led Conversations Booking Open @ 8:00 AM
Mar. 10 Regular School day for S tudents
Mar. 10 Student led Conversations via teams 3:00 – 6:30 PM
(an appointment is required; please book starting Mar 5 @ 8:00 AM with your MyCBE/Parent Account)
Mar. 11 Student led Conversations via teams 8:00 – 11:30 AM
(an appointment is required; please book starting Mar 5 @ 8:00 AM with your MyCBE/parent Account)
Mar. 11 Non-Student day
Mar. 21 Start of Spring break
Apr. 4 Classes Resume for all students
Apr. 15 No School, Good Friday
Apr. 18 Non-Student day, Easter Monday
Report Cards / School Fees / MyCBE/Parent Account
Your PowerSchool Account is a vital tool for all parents and guardians with students of the Calgary Board of Education. Thank you to those who have set up their PowerSchool Accounts. If you have not yet done so, please take a few moments today to set up your PowerSchool Account. If you require your child's CBE number, you can ask them (they use it to access technology, and can see it on their IRIS profile), or you can call the school office for assistance. Please note, we cannot give this information out over the phone but can, if requested, send it home with your child.
For access and best use, you will require a computer for PowerSchool. PowerSchool does not work properly on a phone. After you have set up your account, you can use it to see your child's report cards (live now) and pay your fees (available now). Later in March, you will again need your account to access Parent/Teacher Conversations. Stay tuned.
At MSB School, student safety is an ongoing concern. MSB School patrols are grade 5 & 6 student volunteers who focus on sidewalk and travel to school safety for the school. Our school is fortunate to have a variety of volunteers and 5 School Patrol Teacher Advisors working alongside our patrollers in this leadership opportunity. If your child is interested in becoming a school patrol member, please have them watch for upcoming opportunities to join.
Patrollers play an important role. Student patrollers are in charge of creating safer crosswalks for students to use during peak travel times before and after school. School safety patrol operates before and after school. AM patrollers typically arrive around 7:35 AM and patrol from 7:40- 8:00 AM in the morning. PM patrollers are on patrol from 2:25 – 2:45 PM. In the coming weeks patrollers will be creating some examples of how we can create safer communities for everyone to enjoy during, before and after school.
Please support our school patrols in keeping our school and community safe for students as they travel to and from the school
Mr. MacLellan, Mr. Strap, Ms. Ryan, Ms. Williams, Mr. Cartier
School Patrol Teacher Advisors