Program, Focus & Approach

What Makes Piitoayis Family School Special?

  • Community and agency involvement (we support both students and families)
  • Full-day Kindergarten  
  • Southland bus transportation from all quadrants of the city
  • Daily smudge and talking circles
  • Involvement of Elders and Knowledge Keepers throughout the year
  • Ceremony and celebrations
  • Daily reading and math groups
  • Daily inclusion of Indigenous cultures and languages
  • Opening songs and prayer each morning
  • Focus on four core Blackfoot values:  
    • Spirituality (Ceremony)
    • Kindness to Others
    • Being Aware of One's Environment
    • Being Able to Take on Tasks Independently
  • Daily breakfast, snacks, and lunch provided
  • Opportunities for learning on the land

School Development Plan (SDP)

Our School Development Plan is created each year, based on data and evidence collected the previous year.  It is a way for our school to set goals and maintain a common focus.  For the 2018-9 school year, we are focusing on mathematical fluency and reading.  Please see our attached SDP for more information. 

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A new daily COVID-19 symptoms checklist for children under 18 goes into effect on Monday, November 2. Please make sure to review the new checklist to determine if your child is able to go to school and if you need a COVID-19 test https://t.co/8bPGQxIDHl #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/GMtFtxKXPj

There are no classes for students on Friday, Oct 30 because it is a system-wide non-instructional day. Make sure you follow all public health measures to have a safe and spooky weekend! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Jm5e7ksp2b

Congratulations to #WeAreCBE teacher Caitlin Gallichan-Lowe for being named one of Calgary's Top 40 under 40! https://t.co/BqTQy41npK

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting starts at noon at the Ed Centre. We invite you to stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fNgoJ #yycbe https://t.co/oq5v5MuHzE

Do you know what to do when your child isn’t feeling well? We have pulled together resources from government and AHS to help #WeAreCBE families understand what they are required to do and when their child may return to school https://t.co/hmX7kjjwrH #yycbe https://t.co/BJ5Nl3GPqA