Apr 17
Thank You

Thank you to the thoughtful parents on the staff appreciation committee for the lovely Easter goodie baskets. It was a wonderful little treat that made our day. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

o Thank you to the many parent volunteers we have had at our school recently. It is wonderful to have parents back in the school helping in the classrooms and on field trips. We couldn’t do it without you! 



Jan 03
Happy New Year!!

Dear Andrew Sibbald Families,

First of all, we want to make sure that all of our Andrew Sibbald Families are aware that the government has extended the winter break for students. This means, there is no school for students during the week of Jan 3-7. Staff will mainly be working from home during this week preparing for the weeks to come. There will be administrative staff working in the office on Tuesday Friday. We do not know for sure what learning will look like beginning on January 10 or what new measures may be in place, but we will continue to be resilient and ready for whatever decisions the government makes in the coming week.

As we say goodbye to 2021 and welcome a new year, we want to thank all of our Andrew Sibbald Families for being on this journey with us. It has been an interesting year with many challenges, but with many highlights as well. We are grateful to be part of such a caring community that has been patient and supportive as we have worked hard to ensure that students are in the best learning environment possible given the factors that we are able to control. We appreciate the kindness and generosity that our school community continues to be filled with. Thank you for helping to make Andrew Sibbald School such a great place to work and learn!

We hope that you and your family had a wonderful winter break and that you were able to find joy and a deep connection with those around you. We wish you all the best for 2022! Together, we can accomplish great things! ​

 


Dec 12
Happy Holidays

On behalf of all staff at Andrew Sibbald School, we wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday. ​

Oct 10
Happy Thanksgiving
  1. We hope that all of our Andrew Sibbald families have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We hope you are able to take time to reflect on what you are thankful for. At Andrew Sibbald, we are so thankful to be part of such an amazing community. We have incredible students, parents and staff who work hard to create a supportive and caring learning community. Thank you to all of you! ​

Sep 02
Welcome Back

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School year at Andrew Sibbald. It is so fabulous to have our school community back together again. We currently have 427 students which is an increase of almost 50 students from what we had registered at this time last year. Please join me in helping our many new families feel welcome as they become part of our Andrew Sibbald School community. 

We want to take this opportunity to thank a few people who help to make Andrew Sibbald School an amazing place to be. Thank you first of all to the amazing staff who have worked so hard to get the school ready for learning. Teachers have been busy getting classrooms ready and planning engaging learning opportunities. A special thank you to our admin assistant, Mrs. Lori Pulfer, for all of her work getting students registered and keeping us all organized. A big thank you also to Ms. Shawna Davis, our facility operator who has worked hard to ensure the building was clean and shiny. And finally, a big thank you to all of the Andrew Sibbald staff, students and parents for helping to create such a warm, welcoming, wonderful community school. 

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our admin team, Kirk Newman or Kim Manser. We all want the very best for your child. Our Sibbald staff will do everything we can to support them and make this a great year of learning. 

Sincerely, 

Kim Manser, Principal & 

Kirk Newman, Assistant Principal​

Jun 28
Summer Break

​Dear Andrew Sibbald Families, 

As this school year comes to an end, I want to let each of you know how much we, at Andrew Sibbald, have enjoyed being a part of your child’s educational journey this year. It has been a year like no other! There have been many highlights and incredible learning opportunities as well as some definite challenges. We have missed not being able to connect in the same way and interact with those outside of our cohorts. Through it all, our students have been incredible. They have been resilient and have learned to persevere through challenges. We couldn’t have done it without the incredible support of all of you. We want to thank you for being our partners in your child’s education and helping to make this a great year of learning! 

​At the end of August, you will receive an email from the school letting you know about our re-entry plan as well as who your child’s teacher is. We will also let you know at that time if there will be an opportunity for our usual Open House prior to the first day of school. If so, it will be on August 31. 

On behalf of all of the Andrew Sibbald Staff, we hope you have a safe and fun-filled summer doing lots of whatever makes you and your family happiest! The first day back for the 2021-2022 school year is September 1, 2021. Have a great Summer! 

Kim Manser​


Jun 08
A Month for Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

​Across Canada, the month of June is recognized as Indigenous History Month – a time to recognize the contributions, history, and diversity of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples in Canada while acknowledging the incredible strength, vibrancy, and knowledge that lives in Indigenous communities and community members. Canada also recognizes June 21st specifically to be National Indigenous Peoples Day – a day for all peoples in Canada to celebrate and honour Indigenous Peoples. This day was symbolically chosen to land on or near the summer solstice because of the solstice’s significance to many Indigenous peoples. More locally, Aboriginal Awareness Week is celebrated here in Calgary from June 21st – 25th, with events being led by the AAWC (Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary).


May 10
Online Learning

Thank you to our Andrew Sibbald Community for making the shift to online learning as successful as possible. We know that this creates a significant challenge for some families. We appreciate that families are doing the best that they can given the circumstances they are in. We do not want to add any additional stress to families. If there is anything that we can do to make Online Learning easier, please let us know. We are hopeful that we will be back to in-person learning again soon. In the meantime, we hope everyone stays healthy. We look forward to seeing students online when they are able to make it.​​

Apr 13
Assurance Survey

The Alberta government has mailed a link to this survey to all grade 4 parents. This survey provides the school with valuable feedback about how parents feel we are doing. Please let us know if you would prefer a paper copy of this survey or if you would prefer it to be sent in a different language. All grade 4 parents are encouraged to complete this. If you have any questions about the survey or about what is happening at your child’s school, please don’t hesitate to contact either Kim Manser or Kirk Newman at the school.

In regards to the survey, an "I don't know" response counts as a negative or disagree in the survey.  Therefore if a question is not applicable, we would invite you to leave it blank or contact us for more information on the topic. 

The last day for survey submissions is April 23.  Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey.  your feedback in important to us.  

Jan 13
Happy New Year
​Dear Andrew Sibbald Families,
As we say goodbye to 2020 and welcome a new year, we want to thank all of our Andrew Sibbald Families for being on this journey with us. It has been an interesting year with many challenges, but also with many unexpected highlights as well. We are grateful to be part of such a caring community that has been patient and supportive as we have had to pivot from one learning scenario to the next. We appreciate the kindness and generosity that our school community continues to be filled with. Thank you for helping to make Andrew Sibbald School such a great place to work and learn!
We hope that you and your family had a wonderful winter break and even though some of your regular traditions may have been put on hold, that you were able to find joy and a deep connection with those around you.
We wish you all the best for 2021! Together, we can accomplish great things!


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