Mar 20
School Updates | We Need Your Input

Good afternoon, families!

We have many things currently on the go that I want to share with you.

  • For Grade Seven families only:  have your voice heard by completing the Alberta Education Assurance Survey.  The information for this survey was sent by Alberta Education to your home in the mail.  The deadline has been extended until Friday, March 24, 2023.

  • Our Loonies for Literacy Campaign has started. It’s a unique fundraising initiative for CBE schools run by EducationMatters.  All funds donated through our Loonies for Literacy Campaign will help our school provide more literacy resources and opportunities for current and future students.  Better yet, for every dollar our school raises, a community sponsor will donate another dollar to a school in need!!!  Together we can help students across Calgary as they learn and grow in their own communities.  To donate: Text EDMATTERS AGALE to 3033 to contribute $5 or donate here: All texts to donate will show up on the donor’s cell bill the following month.  The campaign will run until April 23.

  • Consider supporting our school by purchasing a fun lunch for your child.  Go to to register or book your next lunch.  Upcoming fun lunch dates are:  April 20 and May 18.

  • Spirit Week is March 20 - 24.  Monday is Backwards Day—students can wear their outfits backwards or inside out. Tuesday is Bring Anything but a Backpack Day.  Students can be creative to bring their books in something unique. Wednesday is Decade Day, when students can dress in clothing from their favourite decade.  Thursday is Scrabble Day—each person in a group can wear a letter and they can spell a word.  Friday is Homeroom Theme Dress Day.  Points will be awarded to homerooms for participation in Spirit Week events.  The week will end with a fun and exciting pep rally, which will also mark the start of Spring Break.  School will not be in session from March 27 – March 30.  

  • School Council is asking for your involvement.  Please join us on Tuesday, March 21, at 3:15 in the Library/Learning Commons for our next meeting.  We will be sharing important information about fundraising through next year's casino, among other things.  Our council meetings are casual but full of information and give you a chance to learn more about what's happening in the school and why.  Even if you haven't come to a meeting before, you are welcome to come out.

As always, families, we thank you for your support of Annie Gale School.  We are striving to achieve excellence together!  Have a great weekend.


Tammy Quiring

Proud Principal​

Sep 01
Welcome Message - September 1, 2022

Welcome to our new and returning students and their families!  We have been working hard to be ready for school start up for the 2022-2023 school year.  On September 1, our grade six and seven students joined us and on September 2, we will welcome all of our students for their first Friday together.


If your child is feeling nervous about the new school year, they are not alone.  This is an exciting but sometimes anxiety producing time of year.  Never fear—we are ready for your children and we too are excited about what this school year will bring!


You should have received a SchoolMessenger from your child's homeroom teacher, if your child was already registered.  We are currently processing many new students and adding them to our class lists daily and we will help those students who arrive without a timetable.


We have had some staffing changes this year, so if you are a returning family, you may not recognize all of your child's teachers' names.  This week we welcomed the following teachers to their new roles:  Ms. Black (Learning Leader—Math); Ms. Bumstead (Music) Mr. Chui (Learning Leader—Science/Math/L&L); Ms. Courchesne (Math/Science); Mr. Dass (Learning Leader—Science/Math/Humanities/L&L); Mrs. Easton (Math/Science); Mr. Ellice (Learning Leader—PE and Athletics); Mx. Gill (Humanities/L&L); and Ms. Hansen (Learning Leader—Resource/Guidance).  Other Annie Gale teachers changed their teaching assignments as well so you might see some familiar names in different roles.


On the first few days your children will be bringing home packages for you to review and sign.  Please take the time to go over these carefully, and ensure that they are completed and returned.   We ask the same for all online forms as well.


Unfortunately I need to remind families about the need to keep all of our students safe when it comes to traffic in our school zone.  Our staff parking lot is off limits to parent vehicles during the day, so please use the street and avoid all bus/handicapped zones.  Pull over to the side of the street to drop off and pick up your child.  Also, make sure to give yourself enough time to arrive and depart safely, so you can avoid any risky behaviour.  The safety of our students is important, not to mention that fines for illegal behaviours (U-turns, double-parking, speeding, etc.) in school zones are high. 


Your child's classroom teachers are the first point of contact for you if you have questions or concerns.  You can call them at 403-777-7680 to talk or make an appointment to see them.  If you are not sure who to talk to, call the office and we can direct your inquiry to the correct staff member.  Alternatively, you can find individual email addresses on our website.


Be sure to mark the following dates on your calendar:  Thursday, September 22, for our Meet the Teacher evening, and Wednesday, September 28, for our first School Council Meeting.


I look forward to working with you and your child this school year.




Tammy Quiring



Jan 25
Principal's Message - January 25, 2022

​Greetings from Annie Gale School! 

It is surprising how quickly the last four and a half months have passed.  Students are about to complete the first semester and teachers are completing the last tasks related to sharing our report cards for the first half of the school year.  We are excited about what the second semester will bring and we are hopeful that Omicron's effect on us will come to an end quickly.

We have some changes to our staffing at the school.  Effective February 1, 2022, Dr. Beaton will be returning to work with her students.  As such, we are saying farewell to Mx. Gill who had been covering those classes.  We thank Mx. Gill for her support of our community and we look forward to welcoming Dr. Beaton back.

You may be aware of the operational pressures schools have faced since the beginning of January.  Annie Gale School is not immune to some of these difficulties.  We have had staff shortages each day since we returned to in-person learning and we expect this will continue for the near future.  What this means is that when a teacher is away on a given day, we may not have a guest teacher or substitute assigned to their schedule.  As a result, teachers who are present have been covering these classes.  For the teachers covering extra classes, it means that they often do not have lunch or a preparation period to plan or assess learning or to connect with parents or guardians.  For students this means that the guest teachers they are seeing each day may be different and consistency is difficult to achieve.  I thank students and teachers for being understanding and flexible at this time.  It is certainly not the norm, but we are asking much of those involved.  Keep in mind that if you want to connect with classroom teachers, their ability to respond immediately is limited right now—but that does not hinder their interest in connecting with you.

We are also closely monitoring student absences right now.  We remind parents and guardians to call the school to notify us if their child is ill or experiencing Covid symptoms.  We also want to ensure that students who are ill stay home from school.  There have been recent changes to the “Should I Go to School" checklist; you can access the most recent information here:

Please consider attending an upcoming school council meeting.  Our council meetings this year are virtual and will offer you much information about the school and our work to support student learning.  The next virtual meeting is Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. 

Also, a reminder that Monday, January 31, 2022, is a non-instruction day and students will not be in session.  Most of our staff will be doing first aid training on that day.

I hope that you and your family stay safe and well.


Tammy Quiring



Oct 07
September 2021 Welcome Message

Dear Annie Gale families:


It is with great pride that I send my first letter to the school community.  At the end of June, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to continue to lead the great community at Annie Gale School as the new Principal.  I, and the new Assistant Principal, Ruth Papoff, worked throughout the summer to ready ourselves for the last week of August when we started our work with the staff, and to be ready for students' arrival on September 1.  And now it is hard to believe that one month has already passed!  We are pleased to say that start up went well and students and staff are settled into their routines.  We learned recently that Mrs. Hiscock will be moving to another school and we have chosen to have Ms. Giancarlo and Ms. Cunha share her role as Resource Teacher for the remainder of the year.  They will be giving up a few of their classes to our new hire, Ms. Courchesne.  She'll be starting with students after Thanksgiving.


It has been encouraging to see how excited staff and students are as the year has started.  Many clubs are up and running and more will be coming.  Students can listen to the announcements to hear about what is happening and how they can get involved in the school community.


I also would like to remind all families to read the CBE's Student Code of Conduct on our website. This important information will help you understand the expectations set out for your child(ren) as students of the Calgary Board of Education.


Last month we held our first School Council meeting of the year and I had a chance to meet and talk with a dedicated group of parents who want to be involved with the school on a deeper level.  I encourage you all to come out to our meetings on the third Wednesday of each month, starting at 6:30 p.m.  We will send information about the meetings the week of the meeting.  The School Council offers you an opportunity to talk with administration and learn directly about the decisions made which will affect your child's education and time at Annie Gale School.  In the short time I have been a part of the school community, parents and guardians have shared their appreciation for the school and the work of staff to support their child(ren).  I hope to continue to work to sustain those feelings of appreciation.


I started the year off with students by sharing some positive news about a significant purchase of fitness equipment to support the school.  This equipment will start arriving in the next few months and all students in the school will have a chance to utilize it.  For now, we will utilize the equipment on the stage, which has been serving as a flex space for physical education classes.  In the future, I hope to create a fully functional fitness centre in another part of the school, which will be a hub of activity and allow for improved use of all other indoor physical education facilities for our students.

Much of the interior of the school will be painted this year; look for the information letter that I will be sending your way to learn more.  It will outline the time frame, among other things.  We expect to have a new mural painted in the lunchroom as part of this project. 


Last week our students spent time learning and discussing the concept of Truth and Reconciliation, and our week culminated with a whole school virtual assembly in which we listened to music and reflected on the Seven Sacred Teachings.  I encourage you to ask your child about what they learned.  I reminded our school community on the following Monday that the concept that “every child matters" is not one to consider solely on Orange Shirt Day, but every day.  Students can demonstrate this belief by being kind to one another and supporting those in need. 


I ask all of you to help keep your children and all connected to the Annie Gale community safe—one way to do this is to use the daily health checks and to keep your child home if they are unwell.  I hope that you have a safe and restful Thanksgiving weekend.


Typically the first point of contact with the school should be the classroom teacher, so I encourage you to reach out to your child(ren)'s teachers at 403-777-7680.  If you have other questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at the school.  I look forward to working with you and your child(ren) as we strive to meet their learning needs.




Tammy Quiring, Principal




Aug 29
Welcome Back!

Welcome back to a new school year, 2019-2020 and for those who are new, we are excited to have you join our school family. I trust everyone has had a magnificent summer break filled with lots of rest and opportunities to enjoy family and friends. The staff and I are looking forward to an exciting, productive and successful school year. We have a number of new teachers and support staff and are excited to have them join us at Annie Gale School.

While we were having a well-deserved break, many people have been very busy preparing the school for the new school year. I want to make a special thank you to Mr. Chang and the rest of the facilities staff. They have been hard at work maintaining the building, waxing the floors, and as usual, they have done an excellent job! Our school sparkles and we to try our best and keep it that way.

As teachers and support staff we look forward to educating your children, and appreciate that you are entrusting them in our care. This privilege, we accept with great responsibility. I believe that if the Annie Gale School staff, parent council and students work closely together to maintain open communication, we will continue to grow as a strong and vibrant learning community. We know that you, as parents and guardians, are your child’s first vital teacher and the interactions you have from spending time together, are significant in helping your child experience success. We look forward to seeing all our families at our ‘Meet-The-Teacher’ evening on September 19th @ 6:30 in the gym.

We will continue to use School Messenger to share information. Teachers will also continue to send out weekly School Messenger to parents.  In order to get these emails, text or voice messages you need to “opt-in”. Please visit our website on how to do this. Please look forward to receiving a welcome email from your child’s grade team that will provide further information about the upcoming year.

Again, we are excited about the new school year and all the awesome possibilities for learning, desiging, exploring and sharing together. See you Tuesday, September 3 at 7:45 AM.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or feedback.

Feb 21

​Please join us for our Open House on March 6, 2019 from 6:00 to 7:30 We will start with introduction in the gym and from there you are welcome to tour the school and participate in all the activities we have planned. 

Jan 08
Welcome Back!

Happy New Year!

We had an amazing first four months of school. We ended our December with our Virtues Assembly and everyone's favorite; Pie the teacher in the face! Most of our teachers, myself included participated in this event. Students had to bring in a food donation if they wanted a chance to throw a pie at a teacher. Thank you to all of our students who brought in food donations. A great time was had by all!

Basketball has already begun! Tryouts for all our basketball teams started on Monday and teams will be set soon. Our first Home game is January 28th, come on out and cheer on our Junior Girls Team!

Monday, January 14th, is a non-instructional day. There is no school for students.

Teachers are extremely busy completing Report Cards this month. Report Cards will go home on Monday, January 28th.  Term 2, with new complimentary classes also begins on January 28th. 

January 29th and 30th is our Science Fair Showcase - more information will go home.

February 1st, is a non-instructional day. There is no school for students. February 14 and 15th is Teachers' Convention, there is no school for students. February 18th is Family Day - no school. Students can enjoy a long weekend!

March 1, we have our Area 4 Career and Technology Foundations Skills Showcase hosted by Nelson Mandela High School. We will have several students and teachers participate in this event and demonstrate their skills in cooking, construction and robotics.

We look forward​ to a new term!

Nov 02
Annie Gale Events

​We have had an exciting two months! 

Out first big school event was The Terry Fox Run. Our school raised over $1000.00 dollars! Thank you to our students and parents for your donations! Every dollar helps! Our Boys Soccer Team went undefeated, winning the championship! Congratulations to all of our coaches and soccer players. We also had our first Halloween Dance in a number of years! It was great to see all the teachers and students dress up in their costumes.  This year's Virtue theme is "Stronger Together" and our assembly for September and October focused on Reliability. Teachers plan activities and discussions around the virtue and at the end of two months we have a virtues celebration. The virtue for November and December is Generosity. The grade 6 and 7 band trips were a great success. The grade 8 band trip will be on November 14 - 16th. 

This month we will have our Remembrance Day assembly on Thursday, November 8, starting at 10:15 am. Parents are welcome to join us in recognizing the 100 year anniversary of the end of WWI. 

Please join us for our School Council on November 14th from 6:30 - 7:30. All parents are welcome!

Do not forget to book your Parent Teachers interviews on November 22 and 23

Sep 10
Welcome Back

​Welcome back to the new 2018-2019 school year at Annie Gale School.  I hope everyone has had a relaxing and enjoyable summer.  Teachers have been in planning, preparing, meeting and setting up their learning spaces for another exciting year!

Parents and guardians can access bell times and calendars through Annie Gale School home page on the CBE website.  Students received demographic and various forms required, in the first week of school. Please have them returned to their classroom teachers as soon as possible.

CBE is transitioning to a new student data management platform called Power School.  Class lists were created in mid-June to populate this new system.  If you access this program through CBE homepage it may display a homeroom and teacher designation from June last school year.  These preliminary lists are a continuous work in progress and may be incomplete due to increase enrollment or staffing changes that took place over the summer months.  We have been working to ensure all students are assigned to homeroom and complimentary classes. Students, this year, will have the opportunity to participate in 4 different complimentary classes over the year. Students will begin full schedules on Monday morning. 

This week teachers had the opportunity to get to know your children better and engaged all students through community building activities. We started the week with the question “Who are we?” Each homeroom class had to create a bulletin board answering this question.  Each board was a masterpiece, showcasing the students’ talents, creativity and inspiring thoughts about our community. The boards will be on display until after our first Parent conferences on September 20th and 21st. 

We are looking forward to a great year of learning, laughing and achieving in partnership with all of our Annie Gale School communities and parents.

1 - 10Next

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Blog Tools

 ‭(Hidden)‬ About this blog

About this blog
Welcome to SharePoint Blogs. Use this space to provide a brief message about this blog or blog authors. To edit this content, select "Edit Page" from the "Site Actions" menu.

Monday, May 29 is a system-wide non-instructional day so there are no classes for CBE students. It is also the provincial election day – don’t forget to vote! Have a safe long weekend. #WeAreCBE

RT @globalfestyyc: Last week, GlobalFest was a proud participant in the Bob Edwards Diversity and Peace Conference. With the theme of “Acceptance is our Superpower”, GlobalFest was able to host Virgin Radio Host Andrew Uyeno in a classroom discussion about what it means to be biracial.

Forest Lawn High School hosted the first-ever high school Esports Tournament - 8 schools competed in the popular game League of Legends, showcasing the excitement of competitive gaming and also highlighting the educational value and benefits it brings to students. #WeAreCBE

RT @EdMattersYYC: Busy? Procrastinating? Over-thinking? Remember, if you're a @yyCBEdu or @CCSD_edu student graduating this spring and applying for EducationMatters Student Awards, the application deadline is less than a week away! Start and/or finish your application ASAP:

Congratulations! Thank you Brown Bagging It for all you do to help CBE students. #WeAreCBE #bb4ck