August 27th, 2021
Good Afternoon Braeside Families,
Welcome to the 2021 – 2022 school year! The staff at Braeside are very excited to
welcome you and your child(ren) back to school next week on Wednesday September
1st. The first week of school always brings a buzz of joy from staff, students and family
members. Staff have been working hard to ensure that all students have a smooth
transition and start to the school year.
In this message you will find important information that will help you and your child(ren)
prepare and plan for the upcoming school year.
Your child(ren)’s teacher:
During the afternoon of Monday August 30th, you will receive a “Welcome Letter” from
your child(ren)’s teacher. In this letter the teacher will introduce themselves, provide
information about where to meet on the first day of school and outline what your
child(ren) needs to bring with them. The teacher will include their contact information,
please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
If you have not received an email from your child’s teacher by Monday August 30th at
2:30 pm please call the school office (403-777-8470 ext. 0).
School hours and calendar:
Grades 1 – 6 students will attend Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 2:40
pm with a lunch break from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm and Fridays from 8:00 am to 12:00
pm. In the morning teachers will start greeting students at their assigned doors at 7:50
am to allow for a “soft entry”. This provides students an opportunity to enter the school
in a staggered manner, settle into their classroom and be ready to learn right at 8:00
Currently we have 1 PM (or afternoon) Kindergarten class. Kindergarten students will
attend Monday through Thursday from 11:58 am to 2:40 pm and Fridays from 8:00 am to
10:42 am. (Please note that on Wednesday September 1st and Thursday September
2nd Kindergarten students are starting with a staggered entry and students with last
names A – M will attend from 11:58 am to 1:18 pm and students with last names N – Z
will attend from 1:20 pm to 2:40 pm only for these two days).
When dropping off and picking up your child please refrain from gathering close to the
school doors, as we will be promoting physical distancing as much as possible with our
Please click here to access Braeside School calendars.
Please click here to access all the up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and the
measures put in place in CBE schools for the 2021 – 2022 school year. As you are aware,
the Calgary Board of Education has mandated masking indoors for all staff and students
from kindergarten to grade 12 for the start of the school year. These means that all
students will need to wear a mask when entering the building. Please click here to access CBE's mask guidelines.
All staff and students entering Braeside School will need to complete the COVID-19
Alberta Health Daily Checklist. Please click here to access the checklist.
If a student is exhibiting symptoms identified on the checklist, parents / guardians will be
contacted to pick their child up. In the first week of school a “Demographic Verification”
report will come home with your child. Please ensure all contact information listed is
correct, make any necessary changes, sign and send the form back to school.
Your child(ren)’s teacher will communicate with you primarily through email or their
Google Classroom. In addition to this you will receive a weekly message from
administration. Please ensure that you have subscribed to SchoolMessenger so that you
don’t miss out on any important information. Please click here for more information or
to subscribe to SchoolMessenger. All classes at Braeside School this year will have an on-
line Google Classroom. Your child(ren)’s teacher will provide more information
about how to access Google Classroom in the first few weeks of school.
We hope that everyone is able to rest and relax over the next few days and truly
look forward to greeting students on Wednesday September 1st!
Melanie Bennett and Fiona Johnson
Dear Parents and Guardians;
Welcome to March. Apparently Spring has
supposed to have sprung, but I have not seen the signs yet!
A highlight of February for me was how Ms.
Lombard’s Grade 5/6 class did at Zoo School. They were fully engaged in the
learning, and were amazing ambassadors for Braeside in the community. We
received many unsolicited positive comments from other schools and the patrons
of the Calgary Zoo!
As always, March is a busy month. We have a
Dance Residency, which starts on March 12th . The students get very
excited about this, even the ones that claim they do not like to dance! This
residency is thanks to our wonderful Braeside School Council, and we thank them
for their generosity!
School Council is on March 13 at 6:30PM.
Everyone that has a child at Braeside is welcome to attend and babysitting is
provided. Hope to see you there!
We are planning on doing our conferences a
little differently this time around. We will be having Student Led Conferences
on the Thursday night, and we can schedule more traditional conferences on
Friday. In the Student Led Conferences, multiple families come at one time, and
children lead them through different centres and stations where they can
showcase the work they have done or ways they have been learning. One of the
stations will be a short chat with the teacher. More information will be
provided in the next week.
We are already beginning planning for next
year here at Braeside. If you know your child/children are not returning to us
in September, please let Karen know in the office. This will help us program
and prepare for the students that we will have next year.
Please remember that Spring Break starts on
March 24 and students return April Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
As always, we appreciate that you entrust
us with your amazing kids!
Hello Braeside Families!
I wanted to welcome all of our families and students back to Braeside for 2018! I hope that you all had a relaxing and/or fun break! We are already moving fast on the learning here at the school.
Today it has really begun to cool down and tomorrow is supposed to be very cold. Please send your children in the proper winter wear, as we do go outside until the temperature, including wind chill is -20 Celcius.
Have a great day!
Glenn Goslin, Principal
Hello Braeside School
Welcome, or welcome back to a brand new school year at Braeside School!
I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and remind all of our families that school starts on Tuesday.
My name is Glenn Goslin. I am honoured to be the new Principal at Braeside School. I am very excited to start the year here. I have been working over the past few days with the teachers and staff at the school to be prepared for Tuesday.
We are also pleased to be housing Ron Southern School in Silverado until approximately Mid-November. It will make for a busy and energized school for the next few months!
For opening day, teachers will be outside at approximately 8:05. Admin will be outside as well with full classlists directing students and families. After the bell, I will be hosting parents in the gym for coffee and conversation.
For Kindergarten, you should have already been contacted for your time to come in for staggered entry.
Have a great long weekend and we will see you Tuesday!
A. Glenn Goslin
The school year has started with a bang! I cannot believe that we are already getting into October. So much has happened so far that it feels like we should be looking at December, rather than October.
So far, we have had the Parent/Teacher Conferences, the Pancake Breakfast and our first school council meeting. Our students have gotten settled into their classes and are heavily into the learning. We also have been working closely with our friends at Ron Southern School, which has made the school very full! I really don’t know what we will be doing once they leave, which is projected to be Nov. 20.
We have had some changes in our school configuration, with an increased enrolment and the addition of the CSSI class.
Our current class configuration is as follows
- Kindergarten: Ms. Pat Bullas, Ms. Deb Singbeil
- Grade 1/2: Ms. Gabrielle Hone/Ms. Elizabeth Lietz, Ms. Nicole Rigo, Ms. Christine Beard
- Grade 3: Ms. Adele Arnold
- Grade 3/4: Ms. Lina Dilov
- Grade 4/5: Ms. BJ Harris
- Grade 5/6: Ms. Finki Lombard, Ms. Billie Harris
- Music: Ms. Elizabeth Lietz
- Bridges: Mr. Jacob Roberts
- CSSI: Ms. Lara Hamilton
- Resource/Learning Leader: Ms. Deb Singbeil
- Assistant Principal: Ms. Shannon Muir
- Principal: Mr. Glenn Goslin
We are excited about this school year and what we can accomplish!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or the office. It is important that we work together to make school an amazing place for everyone!
A. Glenn Goslin
As the school year winds to a close, I would like to thank all of the staff, students, and
parents for the amazing work that has been accomplished over the course of the year. It
has been an incredible year, and I am honoured to be a part of the Braeside School
community. We had many successes throughout the year, and gave students many
enriching experiences, such as the Quest Theatre residency, That Artist Woman residency,
a dance residency, Jump Rope for Heart, literacy month, swimming, outdoor school, the
gingerbread house building evening, family movie night, Open Minds, a school-wide visit to
the National Music Centre, numerous extracurricular opportunities, and multiple field trips
throughout the year.
Students also had many chances to display their various skills and
talents through events like the art gallery, holiday concerts, the Canada 150 celebration, the
talent show, Entrepreneurial Adventure, young writer’s conference, the floor hockey
tournament, the volleyball tournament, and ongoing assemblies and celebrations.
I would like to thank our School Council for their incredible work over the course of the year.
Through various fundraising activities, council has funded over $38,000 of activities for
Braeside School students for this school year alone (this includes most of the activities
listed above). This is a truly incredible support for students, and without the support of
council we would not be able to do the many things that we do. I would especially like to
thank our co-chairs, Ms. Diana R. and Ms. Amanda M., who support our school in countless
Going forward for next year, we are working on making class lists and determining grade
configurations. This is work that we put a great deal of time and effort into, and is not
typically finalized until September when we have a definite number of students. If you are
aware of students that might be coming to Braeside in the future, please encourage parents
to register before the end of June if possible so that we can make sure our class lists are up
The process is thoughtfully completed by staff and designed to set students up for success
while keeping the big picture in mind.
Teachers may not be teaching the same grade next
year and some may take advantage of opportunities provided by the CBE teacher transfer
We have some staffing and programming changes at Braeside for the upcoming year. As
previously announced, we will be welcoming a CSSI (Communication, Sensory, Social
Interaction) class, as well as hosting Ron Southern School until their new building is
Due to a small decline in enrollment for the upcoming year, Ms. Baidoo, Ms. Clements, and
Ms. Ballard may be moving on from Braeside in the upcoming year. Each of these
individuals have worked very hard to support the students of Braeside in many ways, and
will be greatly missed.
I am looking forward to another great year together!
We had the pleasure of meeting our new kindergarten students and some of their families at the Welcome to Kindergarten event. Our new students were able to interact with some
of our Braeside teaching staff, future classmates and try out some centres like counting with
magnetic numbers, building their name with Playdough, creative drawing as well as
movement and balance.
The evening was a huge success and we have many community partners to thank for their
support. School Council was present to speak about what they do for the school and
opportunities to join. The Southwood Library provided information and engaged students
with story time. Our school nurse shared about her role and what to expect in terms of
vaccinations and healthy living for students entering Kindergarten. The before and after
school care at the Braeside Community was available to provide parents with information
and options for child care outside of school hours.
We had positive feedback from parents and students about how welcomed they felt and
how excited their Kindergarten family member was. We are also excited to be welcoming
these new Braeside School families in September.
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