Sep 12
Sam Says: Week of September 12 - 16, 2022

As another week begins, the energy and activity in the school is increasing as we continue to adjust to life as usualTeachers are planning field trips, extra-curricular activities and assemblies that are all exciting learning opportunities for our studentsWe will keep you informed of these activities so that you can attend, participate as a volunteer, or simply be aware of the events happening at school.  As the days went by last week, students got to know their classmates and their teachers, became more familiar with routines, and settled into the school year. We continued to adjust our routines and processes so that students were moving through the building efficiently and had time for their activities (including eating)

Here are some of the items we would like to highlight this week: 

Meet the Teacher 

We are excited to welcome you to the school between 5 and 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2022, to meet your child’s teacher, see the school and participate in a few activities.  

  • Classrooms will be open from 5:00 to 7:00Teachers will be in their classrooms to meet youIt would be great to have your child introduce you to them so that they can get to know you and begin the important parent-teacher relationshipIt is important to note that if you would like to discuss your child’s progress or have information that you would like to share about your child, this should be done in a separate meeting, phone call or email to the teacherYou may drop in at any time between 5 and 7 p.m.
  • You may have your child tour you around to see the rest of the school such as the Labo-Créo and the Music room.
  • The school administration (Rayna and Scott) will host two sessions in the school gym to provide parents with general information about the school and answer questionsThe sessions will begin at 5:30 and 6:30. and last between 15 and 20 minutes. You are free to attend either session
  • Please visit the Scholastic book fair in the Labo-Créo.  This is a great opportunity to buy books for your child, especially French ones.  


What to Bring, What not to Bring 

Students may bring a great attitude that will allow them to have a happy and productive day! We will provide all that is necessary for students to learn and be successful. 

We ask that students not bring toys or stuffies, including trading cards. If these are lost, students become sad, and it can be disruptive to everyone’s learningWhile we know that many students enjoy trading cards at home, they can be a source of conflict at school, and again, be disruptive to learning.  


Terry Fox Run  

We are excited to announce that our school will be proudly taking part in the 2022 Terry Fox School Run, scheduled to take place on Friday September 16th, 2022. This event will support cancer research while also building an incredible school spirit for our students. Let’s all show the great strength and resiliency of our school community with your support of one of our greatest Canadian heroes, Terry Fox.

Research Study 

Sam Livingston School has agreed to participate in a research project conducted by the University of Alberta for Alberta Education. The study consists of a research assistant from the University of Alberta administering a series of tests relating to literacy to six classes of Grade 1 – 3 studentsIf your childs class has been selected for the study, you will receive a letter from the researchers asking for your consent for your child to participateParticipation is strictly voluntary. 

Dogs on School Property 

Parents, please refrain from bringing your dogs onto the school property, leashed or unleashed, at any time during the dayThe City of Calgary bylaw about dogs, states that Dogs are not allowed in: 

  • School grounds 
  • Playgrounds 
  • Sports fields  

Dogs are unpredictable and some of our students are afraid of themWe ask that you comply so that we can provide the safest learning environment possible for our students. 

Traffic Safety 

We have already witnessed a few parents doing U-Turns in the crosswalk near the Big Toy playground, with a few people being just narrowly missed being struck by a vehicle. We cannot emphasize safety enough. We will be working in conjunction with our School Resource Officer to ensure safe and efficient traffic flow. 

  • Please do NOT rush or break traffic rules to ensure your students get to school on time. We would rather they arrive late, and safe. 
  • Please do NOT pull into the staff parking lot at any time. 

We encourage the community to call 311 and report any infractions. Student safety is paramount - always. 

We wish you all a great, hopefully not too smoky, week and please call or email if you have questions. 


Rayna Bergerman (Assistant Principal) 
Scott Fehr (Principal) 


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