There are many ways you can contribute to our school’s success, and make a difference for our school and our students. In our school, this can include providing in-kind donations, contributing cash and lending expertise and technical knowledge. Connect with our principal on what may be appropriate. For more information on ways to give to CBE, visit Donate ​on the CBE website.​​​

Fundraisers & Donations

Planning is underway to build a new playground at Acadia Elementary School

The playground at Acadia Elementary School, located in the heart of Acadia, is one of the most utilized playgrounds in the community, welcoming families from all over Acadia and beyond.

Unfortunately, the existing playground has come to the end of its lifespan. Replacement parts for the decades-old structure are no longer available and components of the playground are slowly being decommissioned as they break down, or no longer meet safety codes.

The Acadia Parent Advisory Society Playground Committee has been planning and fundraising to build a replacement playground, in hopes that construction can begin this summer.

The approximate cost of the new playground is $295,000 and to date, we have raised $172,000 through proceeds from casinos, in-kind donations, grants and other fundraising efforts.

We are looking to our community to assist us to fundraise the remaining $123,000 required to build the new playground and can provide a tax receipt for any private or corporate monetary donation.

If you are interested in donating to our project, please visit our page on the Calgary Parks Foundation website: https://app.etapestry.com/onli... and click Acadia School in the school project drop down menu 

If you would like more information, please contact acadiafundraising@gmail.com 



Seasonal Fundraisers:
Purdy's Chocolates

  1. Go to www.fundraising.purdys.com
  2. Click on “SUPPORT”
  3. Enter info under “support an active campaign”
  4. It will ask you the email associated with campaign, you must enter acadiafundraising@gmail.com
  5. Register with your personal information and make your selections using the online order form

Year-round Fundraisers:

SkipTheDepot Fundraiser

Your empty beverage containers can help us reach our fundraising goal! Donate directly to the playground rebuild project by signing up with SkipTheDepot. 

Step 1: Use this referral link: https://app.skipthedepot.com/apas

Step 2: Create a personal account

Step 3: Prepare your beverage containers for donation

Step 4: Schedule a pick-up directly from your home OR take your containers to the Calgary Bottle Exchange at 9218 Horton Road SW and use the Drop&Go service

How to prepare your beverage containers?

There’s no need to sort the beverage containers. Simply put your containers in a large garbage bag, write 6KNQ (our 4 digit customer ID) on the outside of the bag. Schedule your pickup or drop&go. Funds will be sent directly to the Acadia Parent Advisory Society.

No sorting required. No handling of cash. No waiting in lines.

Friends and family outside of Calgary can also contribute to our fundraiser if they live in one SkipTheDepot’s other service locations. Simply share the instructions above, and they can schedule a pickup or drop off at a participating bottle depot in their city.

(https://skipthedepot.com/locations/)

Mabel's Labels -- Durable labels that keep your kid's belongings out of the lost & found! They have expanded their product line with wall decals, allergy alert labels and personalized book labels (just to name a few).   

  1. Visit https://mabelslabels.com/support-a-fundraiser
  2. Click "Support a Fundraiser"
  3. Choose Acadia School (Calgary) from the drop down menu
  4. Choose your labels and have everything shipped directly to your home.


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​Donating to Our School

Ways to give to our school include:

Monetary (cash) donation

  • I wish to receive a tax receipt for my donation. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.
    • Visit the EducationMatters online donation webpage to make a donation. (Preferred donation method)
    • Write a cheque payable to EducationMatters  (all one word) and include the name of our school and the specific program, activity or item you want your donation to support in the 'memo' section. Give the cheque to the school or mail it to: EducationMatters, 1221 8 Street SW Calgary, AB T2R 0L4
  • I do not wish to receive a tax receipt for my donation
    • ​Write a cheque made payable to Calgary Board of Education  and include the name of our school and the specific program, activity or item you want your donation to support in the 'memo' section. Give the cheque to the school.

In-kind donations of school supplies or equipment 

  • ​Contact our principal to ensure these supplies or equipment  are needed and can be used by the school.  ​

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Alberta Health Services is looking for input to name their new centre for child and adolescent mental health. CBE students, staff and the public are invited to provide their input. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/1zeWF1T8NN https://t.co/kp04beEw67

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