Sep 01
Welcome Back to School! 2022-2023

Hello Silver Springs School Families,

The staff at Silver Springs School are so very excited to welcome you and your children to the new school year. We want to take this opportunity to share some important back-to-school information to help alleviate any worries that you or your child might be experiencing at this time of new starts and changes.

Our staff is committed to creating a safe, welcoming and caring learning community for our students. We are also committed to providing students with multiple opportunities to grow and learn, to knowing them as both a learner and a person, to cultivating wonder and a love of learning, and making this school year fun and engaging. Our teachers will work with each student to ascertain where they are in relation to the grade level curriculum and will take each student forward from where they are at.

School Organization

We think that word has gotten out that Silver Springs was voted the #1 community in Calgary and with that our student registrations have continued to increase over the summer months. We look forward to meeting and welcoming many new students this year.  We are hoping that all registered students will return to school by the first week and that we will not need to make any changes to class configurations or school organization. Below are our teacher assignments for the 2022-23 school year.

KindergartenMrs Meredith Wilkes7
1 / 2Mrs Nicole Ballinger2
1 / 2Mrs Tammy Neufeld3
1 / 2
Mrs Rebecca Ibbotson4
3 / 4Mr Chris Teixeira1
3 / 4Mrs Dana Downey8
3 / 4Mrs Stefanie Markle10
5 / 6Mrs Jackie Bates5
5 / 6Mrs Beth Currie6
5 / 6Miss Becky Dumoulin9
MusicMrs Coreen Blenkhorne 

Teachers will be contacting families by Tuesday afternoon to introduce themselves and provide first day of school information to their students and families. Additionally, we have assigned entry doors for all grades.

Start of Day:

This coming year, we will no longer have the flexible entry time. Supervision will be provided starting at 8:15 each morning. Students are asked to line up at their entry doors.  The entry bell will ring at 8:27 and students will be welcomed into their classrooms. Instruction begins at 8:30. Any student arriving after 8:30 is considered late and must check in at the main office.

Entry and Exit Doors:

Door #1 Front door– Kindergarten, Room 1

Door #2 Front door (compound) by bike racks– Rooms 2, 3 and 4

Door #3 West door facing school playground– Rooms 8 and 10

Door #4 Back of school – Rooms 5, 6 and Room 9

Recess for all Students:

Monday – Thursday: All Grade 1-6 students 10:30 – 10:44

Friday: Flexible recess


Grade 1-4:  12:00 – 12: 43   (Eat 12:00-12:21, Outside 12:21 – 12:43) 

Grade 5-6:  12:21 – 1:04      (Outside 12:21 -12:43, Eat 12:43-1:04) 

Fridays: No lunch as dismissal is at 12:35 pm

Students in Grades 1 / 2 and 5 / 6 will eat in their classrooms. Students in Grades 3 /4 will eat in the library.

Student School Supplies:

Students will be provided with their own set of basic school supplies.

The Library will be open and students will be permitted to sign out books to use both in class and take home.

At this time of year, we want to be mindful of our driving and parking habits to ensure all of our students arrive safely and depart safely from school each day. Please honor the No Parking Zone in front of the school spanning from the crosswalk to the staff parking lot as this area is designated for our school buses. We understand that many parents want to ensure their child knows where to go in the first few days of school and we expect increased traffic flow around the school this coming week. Please pack your patience! School staff will be on supervision every school day beginning at 8:15am and will be visible in their yellow vests. We encourage as many parents as possible to drop their students at the edge of the school grounds (once they become familiar with their entry doors) each day. Similarly, at the end of the day, we encourage families to create a meeting spot at the edge of the school grounds to receive their child after school.

There will be so much more to share in the coming days and weeks. Individual teacher communication as well as communications from the school will come via School Messenger, so please ensure you are signed up to receive school emails and are checking your email regularly.

We wish everyone a restful last few days of summer holidays and look forward to seeing you Thursday, September 1, 2022 beginning at 8:15 am!

This is going to be a great year!


​Michelle Ryskamp

Principal, Silver Springs School

​Danica Burrows

Assistant Principal, Silver Springs School



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