Jan 04
Silver Spring School: 2021 Year-End Principal’s Message

​Dear Silver Springs School Families/ Guardians, 

It's hard to believe that this is our last update for the 2021 year. Wow, what a year it has been! From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank our school community for working with us at Silver Springs School. As always, we are grateful and appreciative for everyone who makes Silver Springs School such a safe, caring, welcoming, and special place. It is a great privilege to lead this school and work with your children each day.  

We would like to celebrate the heartwarming generosity shared by our community through our first annual ‘In the Spirit of Giving’ campaign. Together, you donated over $1700 worth of gift cards, which we were able to provide to several of our very own families, helping them to celebrate the holidays in a way they would not have been able to do without you!  

As we approach Winter Break, we also had the incredible joy of seeing the holidays through the hopes and dreams of children.  We have had a fun and exhausting spirit week filled with mischievous elves, festive hats, crazy hair, holiday sweaters, pajamas, and carol singing.  A huge thank you goes out to our teachers and support staff who ensured that meaningful learning was occurring each day, even as we counted down to Winter Break.   

Whatever your holiday traditions are, all of us at Silver Springs School wish you a safe and happy holiday with all the people you care about, and a New Year filled with health and happiness. Looking forward to connecting with you in 2022 and seeing what exciting things the new year has in store for us. 

Please check out the video below as we send you warm wishes for the holidays. https://www.jibjab.com/view/make/sled_race/c4234e7d-3b96-48b3-b29d-bf14962cde13 


Michelle Ryskamp, Principal 

Danica Burrow, Assistant Principal 

Reminders/ Mark Your Calendars: 

Tues., January 4, 2022 – Classes resume for students 

Tues., January 11, 2022 – School Council meeting online at 6:30 pm 

Mon., January. 17, 2022 - Kindergarten registration begins 

Tues., January 18, 2022 – Pizza Fun Lunch 

Mon., January 31, 2022 – Non-Instructional Day: No school for students 

Mon., January 31, 2022 – Term 1 report cards will be ready for viewing on PowerSchool 

Travel Reminders: Once again, we remind families planning to travel outside of Canada over the winter break to keep informed about changing travel regulations and restrictions. This could impact your child’s return to classes in January. 

Government regulations currently state that unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students cannot attend school for 14 days after their date of return. Please do not send your child to school or you will be will be asked to pick them up and keep them at home until the 14 days have elapsed. 

MyCBE/PowerSchool Account Unavailable: MyCBE/PowerSchool will undergo routine annual maintenance from Dec. 20 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. The sign-in page and CBE system status will be updated when this work is complete. Read more on link on the CBE website

Virtual K-6 Draft Curriculum Session and Online Survey: There is an online survey (open until Feb. 2022) that you can participate in. We urge you to provide Alberta Education with feedback on the draft curriculum. 

Kindergarten Registration Begins Jan. 17, 2022: With more kindergarten programs than anyone else in Calgary, we have a program that is right for you. You can choose from a community school, language programs and a variety of alternative programs including science, Montessori, Traditional Learning Centres and more. 

Visit www.cbe.ab.ca/kindergarten to learn more about the programs we offer, and when your child can begin kindergarten. More information about the registration process is available on our registration page. ​


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