First Day of Classes
The first day of classes will be Thursday, September 1, 2022. There will be regular class hours for Grades 1-6. Lunchroom will be offered for Grades 1-6 beginning on September 1.
Regular office hours: Beginning Monday, August 29
8:00 to 4:00 Monday-Thursday
8:00 to 3:00 Friday
Staggered Entry for Kindergarten
We will have a staggered entry for kindergarten.
Kindergarten students will attend school with half their class for 75 minutes September 1. The whole class will attend on September 2 for 75 minutes. More detailed information will be going out to Kindergarten families.
School Start & End Times
Grades 1-6 8:30 to 3:20 Monday through Thursday, 8:30 to 12:15 on Friday
AM Kindergarten 8:30 to 11:18 Monday through Thursday, 8:30 to 12:15 on alternating Fridays
PM Kindergarten 12:32 to 3:20 Monday through Thursday, 8:30 to 12:15 on alternating Fridays
School Supplies & Fees
We provide school supplies for our students. Families do not need to purchase supplies for their children. We do ask that parents send a water bottle, a nutritious snack for recess, and a packed lunch if they stay over the noon hour. Students will not need to have an indoor pair of shoes until the weather turns. Please ensure that your child comes to school with shoes that are appropriate for gym class (running shoes).
Information about the Student Supply Fee and the Lunch Supervision Fee will be sent home in the fall. These fees do not have to be paid until this information goes home.
View our school calendar page for upcoming events and dates. See the CBE website for system calendars.
There will be lunch supervision provided for students who stay at the school over lunch. More information will be communicated once school starts.
Teachers will be emailing families to welcome them to their class on the morning of Wednesday, August 31. They will provide you with information about the first day (where to meet, what to bring, etc). If you have not received an email by 10:00 AM, you are welcome to contact the school office and we will connect you with your child’s teacher.
Altadore School Staff (2022-23) Tentative*
As of right now, our staff for next year is:
Principal: Kelly Christopher
Assistant Principal: Meagan Lundgren
Admin. Assistant: Darcia Pullan
Office Assistant: Tori Wychick
Lunchroom: Tori Wychick, Rob Bruce, Junko Matsuzaki, Katrina McCoy, Sarah Sumner, TBA
Ed. Assistants: Bobbie-Jo Edison, Natalie Paterson, Brenda Richardson
Library Asst.: Anita Watson
Facilities: Jerry Dizon, TBA
Kindergarten: Jill Wrightson
Grade 1: Aimee Jackson/Andrea Lenz, Ali Coutts, Nara Duthie
Grade 2: Mackenzie Harley, Jenny Miller, Alana Swereda
Grade 3: Ashley Bigelow, Rob Mitchelson
Grade 4: Brigitte Almadi, Christa Meherali
Grade 5: Beth Mackenzie, Teresa Watson
Grade 6: Melanie Hutton, Alison Predika
Music: Mack Fraser
Teachers have spent many hours and worked extremely hard to make balanced classes for next year, and to find the best placement for each child. They know their students very well and take many, many factors into consideration when creating classes. Placement requests for friends or for particular teachers will not be considered, unless parents have information we do not have and under the most extreme circumstances.
Save the Dates
- First Day Coffee – Thursday, September 1 at 8:30 AM. This is an opportunity for parents to reconnect and to meet new families once the children are in class. Depending on weather, this will be in the Owl’s Nest or the gym.
- Welcome Back Picnic - Thursday, September 8 at 5:00 PM. This is a casual evening designed to build community and provide an opportunity to reconnect with familiar faces and to get to meet new people.
Please visit our How to Register page for registration details. Please note that the registration process is completed online, but schools can assist with any questions.
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