First Day of Classes
Our first day of classes for students is Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. The office will be open to parents on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.
Kindergarten - September 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
Staggered Entry to School Year for Kindergarten:
We typically begin our school year by limiting the number of Kindergarten students entering the school over the first two to three days. The purpose of the plan is:
§ To ease the transition of students into school,
§ To spend time with smaller groups familiarizing them with our health measures,
§ To facilitate physical distancing while teaching the protocols of our health measures.
August 26th 2020
Dear Kindergarten Families,
Welcome to Kindergarten at Belvedere Parkway School, we are so very excited for Kindergarten to start! Kindergarten at BelPark is a wonderful place, and we look forward to providing a variety of active and exciting early childhood learning experiences that get students off on a positive path in learning. Our goal is to develop the academic and social skills children need to become excellent lifelong learners, as well as developing a love of learning itself!
School begins on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020. The first three days, September 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be a Staggered Entry where your child may attend in a smaller group.
AM Program: Tuesday September 1st: Half of the students will attend, Wednesday September 2nd the other half will attend, Thursday and Friday ALL students will attend.
Alternating Full Day program: Tuesday September 1st: Half of the students will attend, Wednesday September 2nd, NO students attend, Thursday September 3rd the other half of students will attend, Friday September 4th, all students will attend.
The school’s calendar and website has a list stating the Friday dates for AM and PM kindergarten classes. You will receive the calendar shortly.
STAGGERED ENTRY DAYS
Mrs. Diehl and Mrs. Shepherd will spend time with your child in small group to make sure that they are comfortable, happy, and having fun on their first day of Kindergarten! They will get a chance to get to know one another better, and their teachers will be learning all about what your child can do best!
For each Kindergarten school day, your child will need:
- A backpack large enough to hold a large book from the library, spare masks, a small bottle of hand sanitizer and water bottle, both labelled, and a spare set of clothing
- Indoor runners, to be kept at school (appropriate for activities in the gym), preferably Velcro fastened
- A healthy snack - Please see website for suggestions
Being in a small group on the very first day of Kindergarten enables a more successful beginning for every child, by allowing students to feel more comfortable and at ease while adjusting to a new environment and friends.
Meet your child’s teacher outside the Kindergarten (South) doors near to the BelPark playground and ensure you are wearing your masks and observing social distancing from other families.
When it is time, give your child a big hug and say goodbye. It is important that students attend school on their own so that they get used to leaving caregivers and don’t feel anxious about it as we approach our regular school days with the full group of students.
Here are some things to practice with your child(ren) before Kindergarten begins:
- washing hands, wearing masks, socially distancing and looking for floor markers in various environments that support them in this
- opening their lunchbox and containers/packages independently
- choosing healthy snacks
- toileting tasks (including buttons, snaps, and zippers)
- using Kleenex to blow or wipe their nose
- putting on outside clothing independently (coats, shoes, etc.)
- practice printing your first name
- read and listen to stories with caregivers!
- Being able to clearly say their first and last names
We look forward to a wonderfully exciting and rewarding school year working with you and your child!
School Start and End Times 2020 - 2021
|Monday - Thursday||Friday|
|Morning 8:10 AM - 11:00 AM|
Alternating Full Day - Tues/Thurs 8:10 AM - 2:51 PM
|8:10 AM - 12:16 PM|
(see dates on 2020-2021 school calendar)
|Monday - Thursday||Friday|
|Morning 8:10 AM - Staggered lunchtime start|
Afternoon Staggered lunchtime end - 2:51 PM
|8:10 AM - 12:16 PM|
School Calendar 2020 - 2021
We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. Please see attachment under 'Resources' on the right hand side of the screen.
For system calendars, please visit here.
Our children are supervised by caring, qualified supervisors and teachers in the lunchroom and on the playground during the lunch break. Noon supervision is a user pay service and fees are collect by the Calgary Board of Education. Students must register to access this service. There is a drop-in fee of $5.00 for occasional users.
Kindergarten AM & PM
- Brigitta Diehl (KG AM Program)
- Kate Shepherd (Alternating Full Day Program)
- Tracey Bombard
- Lori Benninger
- Sylvia Mackenzie
- Kim Groneberg
- Sarah Konsmo
- Jane Gibson - Principal
- Chris Dewsbury - Assistant Principal
- Rana Jones
- Joleen Schneider
- Dolores Gillon
- Karen Loor
- Evelyn MacDonald
- Meaghan Mang
- Julie Quennell (Ramneet Kaur)
- Janice DeGeer/Maureen Smith
- Deb Dunham
- Elise Thomas
- Nicholas Larkin
- Kelly Pattison
Grade 4/5/6 (Bridges Div 2)
Please visit our How to Register page for all registration details and registration forms.
Our school office opens on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 for registration.