Sep 12
Welcome Back to the 2023-2024 School Year!

Hello Citadel Park Families,

We want to thank you all for being a part of a smooth start to the 2023-2024 school year. Students and teachers are settling into classroom routines and procedures. We see smiling faces throughout the school, and on the field and playground.

This year, we are excited to welcome many new students to Citadel Park School. We also have several new staff members who have joined us this year. We welcome our new Teachers, Lunchroom Supervisors, and Assistant Principal. We will work together closely to ensure we are providing a learning environment where all students can learn together with care and respect.

We are looking forward to the next few weeks as we build our growth mindset through International Dot Day, show determination through running in the Terry Fox Run, and recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by wearing our Orange shirts. More information about these days will be found through our weekly messaging.

Please ensure you have “Subscribed to Stay Informed" in order to receive important information from the school. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:

Thank you again for all you do to support our amazing school community. We look forward to getting to know all our families in the coming months!


The Admin Team​

Oct 03
First Day of School

Hello Citadel Park School Families,

We are looking forward to seeing your children beginning tomorrow for students in Grades 1-4 . For our kindergarten students, some will start tomorrow and for others Friday will be their first day. Welcome everyone! 

It has been a busy few days here at the school tracking students in and students out. As of today, we have 410 students registered at our school - 25 students over our projected enrolment! As a result, in the last three days, we have created a fourth grade 3 class as well as today, a fourth grade 4 class. Fortunately, we had prepared for these scenarios in the spring when establishing class lists. The number of new registrations has resulted in a continuous effort to review and revise class lists to ensure they are balanced. Changes may still be necessary and we ask everyone for their flexibility and understanding as we move through a very complex process. We cannot stress enough that while we hope to avoid any changes after the first day, movement may be necessary.

Students in grades 1-3 will be receiving an email from their child's teacher between 3:30 and 4 pm today. Students in grade 4 will need to meet at their meeting place (back compound) to be notified of their child's teacher. As the classes were created today, they do not populate in our Power School system until overnight which means teachers are unable to access their lists for emailing. Again, we thank you for your understanding. 

Students in kindergarten will also be receiving a separate email this afternoon outlining information specific for these children and families. 

It is going to be hot the next few days and we are currently experiencing air circulation challenges in some parts of the school due to problems with the air conditioning. Please dress your child in layers and be sure to have them bring a water bottle. Other items to bring include a lunch if they are staying at school as well as a pair of indoor shoes. 

If your child is regularly riding the school bus home but will not do so Thursday or Friday this week, please email indicating your child's full name and bus letter if known. This will assist us greatly during our bus attendance process. Similarly, if you know your child will not be at school one or both days this week, please also email us at the above inbox. This is the best method of communication with the office as it is monitored and checked daily. 

The bell times have now been updated on our school website. Our morning bell will ring at 8:58 am.

We look forward to our first day and a great school year ahead.


The Admin Team​

Aug 29
Important Back to School Information

Welcome to a new school year!

We are so thrilled to be welcoming our new and former families to in-person learning beginning Wednesday September 1, 2021. Our staff have been working diligently to prepare for their arrival.

By now you are likely aware of how the CBE is opening schools with a safe, welcoming and caring learning environment. To attend to the ongoing COVID pandemic, all CBE schools, including Citadel Park School, will be adhering to the following protocols:

  • Masking will be required by all students, staff and visitors who enter our building.
  • Students will be provided mask breaks throughout the day.
  • Students will continue to be reminded of respiratory etiquette (i.e. cough into your sleeve)
  • Cohorting of students (keeping select groups of students together) will continue. We are cohorting by both class and grade. Students will remain in cohorts for recess and lunch. We will be having only one morning recess this year.
  • Separate doors for entry/exit for students to minimize cross cohorting. 
  • Floor decals and arrows to indicate flow of traffic within the school.
  • Handwashing and/or hand sanitizing will be reinforced throughout the day. Students will wash/sanitize on the way into the school and during washroom breaks. Students will also be reminded to wash/sanitize before and after using shared materials (i.e. math manipulatives or a ball in physical education).
  • High touch point cleaning (i.e. door handles, desks) will continue throughout the day.
  • No unscheduled volunteers or visitors are allowed in the school at this time.

We recognize that our province has not mandated some of these protocols, however as a school board, this is the direction we are taking. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we believe these layers of mitigation help to keep your children safe. Our success in mitigating the spread of the virus during the last school year demonstrates that these measures work. Should you have any questions about the CBE COVID protocols, please visit the CBE Covid-19 Information. Subsequently, if you have questions specifically related to Citadel Park School protocols, please contact me at

Speaking of safety, it’s that time of year again when we need to be mindful of our driving and parking habits to ensure all of our students arrive safely and depart safely from school each day. We understand that many parents want to ensure their child knows where to go in the first few days of school and we expect increased traffic flow around the school this coming week. Please pack your patience! School staff will be on supervision every school day beginning at 8:38am and will be visible by their neon vests. We encourage as many parents as possible to drop their students at the edge of the school grounds (once they become familiar with their entry doors) each day. Carrying one’s own backpack and finding their way to their doors is a big step towards independence! Similarly, at the end of the day, we encourage families to create a meeting spot at the edge of the school grounds to receive their child after school.

Of important note, we have made some changes within the school building to optimize student learning. This year, our Kindergarten classrooms are located at the south end of the building, meaning their exit is across from the community association parking lot. We ask families of older children to avoid this area as our kindergarten students must be delivered “hand to hand” to ensure safety. We know this is a significant change and we once again appreciate your understanding in making pick up and drop off time successful for all families.

Our class configurations for the coming year include:

  • Four Kindergarten classes (2 am and 2 pm)
    • NOTE: These students will have staggered entry (some students only come Wednesday this week and some students only come Thursday this week). More information will be forthcoming from your homeroom teacher.
  • Three grade 1 classes
  • Four grade 2 classes
  • Four grade 3 classes
  • Three grade 4 classes

Teachers will be contacting families by Tuesday afternoon to introduce themselves and provide first day of school information to their students and families. Additionally, we have assigned meeting spaces/entry doors for all grades as follows:

  • Kindergarten students enter by Rooms 1 & 2, just off the community centre gravel lot.
  • Grade 1 students will enter by the north doors, closest to Citadel Drive and the playground.
  • Grade 2 students will enter at the back of the school at the doors adjacent to the compound area.
  • Grade 3 students will enter at the back of the school at the doors between the gymnasium and the compound.
  • Grade 4 students will enter the school by the portable classroom doors.

Again, there will be plenty of staff directing traffic, so if in doubt, just ask and we will happy to help.

There will be so much more to share in the coming days and weeks. Individual teacher communication as well as communicatons from the school will come via school messenger so please ensure you are checking your email regularly.

We wish everyone a restful last few days of summer holidays and look forward to seeing you Wednesday September 1 beginning at 8:38 am!​

Sep 03
Re-Entry - September 2020

Dear Citadel Park Families

I am looking forward to welcoming our school community to the 2020-21 school year. I want to assure you we are doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of all our community members.

As you are aware on July 21, Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announced that all schools across the province will return to classes under Scenario 1 – in-school classes resume (near normal with health measures). In response, plans are well underway in our school to welcome our community of students as we adhere to current health guidelines.

CBE's Scenario 1 Information can be found on our website and outlines the measures we are taking to provide for the health and safety of our students. Please refer to this document for detailed information on health measures, physical set-up of schools, cleaning of schools, daily operation of schools and transportation. The actions described in the document follow the guidelines provided by Alberta Education's K-12 School Re-entry COVID-19 information: Guidance for schools re-entry Scenario 1.  We continue to refine information in our re-entry planning based on provincial and CBE guidance.

​Please visit our school website for information on the actions and processes that are being applied to the specific context of our school.

In Partnership,

Duncan White, Principal

Jun 10
June Principal Message

​With only a few weeks left in the school year, it seems like a great time to thank many of the people and groups who have made this such a successful year at Citadel Park School.

I'd like to start with our staff, all of whom worked tirelessly this year to create positive, exciting and productive learning environments for our students.  Our teachers participated in an unprecedented number of professional development opportunities, and really pushed themselves to try new things in their classrooms.  Many of them were especially committed to changing the way that they teach and assess writing, which resulted in high levels of student engagement.  Our Education Assistants adapted to new roles with students in nearly all grades and also developed new and enriching programs to support our complex learners.  Without them, we would not have been able to offer nearly as many opportunities for students as we did.  Mrs Bouchart and Mrs Milne continued to run the central hub of our school, and I can't thank them both enough for all of the work and support that they have provided in the office.  Mrs Bouchart's work on the website has made it our primary way to communicate with parents and community members - this emphasis will continue next year as we work to decrease paper communication and encourage frequent visits to the site.  

Here's a quick glance at our staffing profile for the 2020-2021 school year:

Teaching Staff:

Kindergarten Team

Mrs Carnegie  (AM/PM program), Mrs Tran (Tues & Thurs program)

Grade 1 Team

Mrs Murchison, Mrs Quantz, Ms Slot, Mrs Duncan/Mrs Stupak

Grade 2 Team

Ms McDonald, Mrs Sterling, Mrs Teeple, New Hire

Grade 3 Team

Mrs Hirl-Johnson, Miss Martin, New Hire

Grade 4 Team

Ms Kuczma, Ms Marshall, Mr Ulph, Ms Edmunds

Phys Ed     Mrs Harvey

Music         Mrs Duncan

Support Staff:

Mrs Bouchart (Admin Secretary), Mrs Milne (School Secretary)

Education Assistants

Mrs Biberdorf, Mrs Buonomo, Mrs Pitonak, Ms Shirley (ELL Assistant)

Lunch Supervisors

Mrs Luthra (Lead Lunch), Mrs Dyck, Mrs Hui, Mrs Marr, Mrs Tytula


New Hire

I want to send a special thanks to a staff member who took on a challenging role in our school this year as a Learning Leader, but will be continuing her journey as a grade 2 teacher in the fall. Ms McDonald became a huge contributor on our Administration team and we know she will experience continued great success as a grade 2 teacher.

I want to also extend a great big thank you and best wishes to three staff members, who after a significant number of years at Citadel Park School, have decided to retire.  They have worked hard to build their careers and can step back and appreciate how far they'be come.  Not only is it a time for reflection, it's also a time for them to look forward and spend time with the people they care about, doing the things they love.  Sending lots of positive vibes to Ms Tracey Coutts, Mrs Laree Lake and Mrs Bernardien Johnston.

Our School Council also deserves a big thank you for helping to provide our students with so many outstanding learning opportunities this year.  Their commitment to our school allowed us to purchase new technology and learning resources and welcome a variety of meaningful guest speakers into our building.  As students look back on all of the unique learning experiences that they had this year, I hope that they understand that many of them would have been impossible without the help and support of our Council.  Let us thank:

Heidi Lindgren         Interim Chair

Aimee Blasetti         Secretary

Kara Mah                Treasurer

Suzie Atherton        Fundraising Coordinator

Sabahat Quraishi    Fun Lunch Coordinator

Julia Dewolfe          Key Communicator

Michelle Singh        Volunteer Coordinator

My first year as principal at Citadel Park School would not have been nearly as interesting or as rewarding without the diverse students that make up our school.  I want to thank them for their dedication to learning, their willingness to accept feedback and their propensity for growth.  There is no doubt that we had our challenges along the way, but our students at Citadel Park are the kind of kids that all teachers and principals dream of working with throughout their career.  As another class of grade 4's leaves our school, we wish them the best and thank them for the distinct mark that they will leave on Citadel Park when they are gone.

Citadel Park has always been a community of learners, and next year, we will be creating conditions where students will be working together in new ways.  By considering more fluid and creative groupings, we feel confident we will be able to support these students and meet their specific learning needs.

There are many questions about returning in the fall.  We will continue to follow the directives from AHS, the Minister of Education and our Senior Leadership.  As we know more, we will share information with you.

Thanks and have a great June!  

Mr Duncan White

Feb 18
February News

We greatly appreciate all the students who arrive for school on time. It is critically important for them to start their day on a positive note as the teachers give them information about the day’s expectations and help them to organize their day for learning. When a child is 15 minutes late, every day, they are missing 2,745 minutes or 45.75 hours of instruction. Even missing 5 minutes of instructional time every day adds up to a loss of 915 minutes or 15.25 hours over the course of the year. That is a significant loss of learning time! Alberta Education mandates all elementary students receive 950 hours of instruction and unfortunately, children are disadvantaged when they miss large amounts of time. Please help your children to ready themselves and get to school on time. We hope with your support, we can significantly decrease the number of students arriving late each morning.​

We have to love Calgary weather and the fact we live in a climate notorious for unpredictable changes! We would like to remind you to ensure your child is prepared for the sudden changes in weather by having a warm coat, hat, mitts, and boots with them when they come to school. When temperatures reach -20 Celsius or colder including the wind-chill factor, students will be kept inside for recess or lunch breaks. The -20 Celsius guideline is comparable to other school jurisdictions in Alberta and across Canada. However, we will run the “Polar Bear Club” for students who would like to brave the colder weather (max. -25 Celsius). This is voluntary, however they must be dressed for the cold with a warm jacket, snow pants, scarves, mitts, boots etc. We will go out for a short while (15 minutes), and at any time the students are cold, they will be able to come back into the school. Thank you to the Leadership Team and other staff members who are willing to supervise and join The Polar Bear Club! During the winter, roads may also be congested and slippery resulting in possible bus delays. Parents/guardians whose children take a yellow school bus can view the status of their bus on

Until the end of February, Alberta Education will be conducting the annual Accountability Pillar Survey. In January, parents of students in grades 4, 7, and 10 will receive a survey from Alberta Education. In February, students in grades 4, 7, and 10, and all teachers will be completing their surveys online at school.  All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences with the school. All parents/guardians receive the English version of the survey in the mail, but Alberta Education also provides it in Arabic, Blackfoot, Chinese, Cree, French, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu. If you would prefer to respond to the survey in one of these languages, please let us know and a copy will be sent to you. 

It is very important that parents/guardians complete the survey and return it to Alberta Education. Alberta Education and the public use the results of the Accountability Pillar Survey to assess satisfaction with the quality of education in our schools. In addition, the Calgary Board of Education uses the information to improve teaching and learning for your children.  If you “Don’t Know” the answer to a particular question, please skip that question and go to the next one, otherwise your response will unintentionally count as a negative one. 

 Your voice matters. Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving. Alberta Education and the Calgary Board of Education thank you for returning the parent Accountability Pillar Survey promptly. If you have questions, please contact us at the school.

 The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators consisting of surveys of students, parents and teachers on various aspects of quality; student outcomes such as dropout and high school completion rates; and provincial assessments of student learning. Interested in the results? Look for them in school and the CBE 3-Year Education Plans and Annual Education Results Reports, posted on the website. 

 We are looking forward to seeing you soon in and around the school, at School Council, or during school events.  We look forward to our continued work together!​ 

Nov 01
November News

October is already behind us and we find it hard to believe November has arrived! Thank you to our School Council and the many volunteers for their continued work to enhance learning and teaching at Citadel Park School.  

When students return home at the end of the day parents often ask, what did you do in school today? I have heard that often the answer is ‘nothing, or, I don’t remember’. Our teachers try to support these conversations with the classroom blog, so that you have a glimpse into what students are doing over the course of the week.  Here are some questions to ask your child, after school, to get a conversation started:


  • What was the best thing that happened at school today?
  • What was the hardest thing you had to do today?
  • What is the biggest difference between this year and last year?
  • What is your favorite time of day at school?

At our upcoming November School Council meeting on November 13, we will share our 2019-2020 School Development Plan.  We welcome all parents to this special opportunity to learn more about this important plan that we use to guide and focus our school towards student achievement and enhanced student learning.

Here is a glance at our goals for this year:

1.     Literacy Goal: Students will demonstrate growth in their ability to develop, organize and express information and ideas through narrative writing.

2.     Mathematics Goal: Students will demonstrate growth in their understanding of number.

3.     Wellness Goal: Students will show improved resilience by using self-regulation strategies.

Come join school council on Wednesday, November 13th.  Stand by for more information on how you can join this important meeting.  For the first time, our council is planning to offer this meeting through FaceBook Live.  

We are proud to announce that our little school has donated over $800 to the Terry Fox Foundation through our Toonies for Terry fundraiser.  Recently, the ADmazing Coupon Book Fundraiser raised over $2100, which is about $1000 less than in previous years.  The council will look at ways to promote this fundraiser next year or consider other options.  Over the next couple weeks, please watch for our School Council’s Cookie Dough Fundraiser.  This fundraiser promises to generate lots of smiles, awesome funds and impressive aromas in our kitchen’s!  Also, please watch for Citadel Park School T-Shirts this month. Some of the details we are working out are as follows:

  • $18.00 T-shirts
  • $25.00 Athletic T-Shirts
  • $30.00 Hoodies
  • Option to “pay it forward”
  • Purchases made online
  • “try on” sample sizes
  • All sizes will be made available
  • Looking for a parent with a graphic arts background

November is full of many learning activities and events we would like to draw to your attention.  Our Remembrance Day Assembly is scheduled for Friday, November 8th at 10:00.  Special thanks to Mrs. Coutts, Mrs. Lake and Mr. Kim for their planning and organization of this important assembly.  

Our Scholastic Book Fair starts on Wednesday, November 20th.  Students will be given the opportunity to peruse the books on display in advance.  Books will be ready for purchasing during our School Conferences. On Thursday and Friday November 21st and 22nd.  During this conference we will be providing a blended approach where each set of parents will have a dedicated meeting with their child’s teacher(s) and where a child will be invited to share learning artifacts.  Parents will be able to book conferences on Thursday, November 14th at 5:00PM.


Thank you for your continued support of teaching and learning at Citadel Park School.


Together in Education

Duncan and Michelle

Aug 27
Welcome Back

I would like to welcome all of our students and their Families to Citadel Park School for the 2019-20 year. 

Thank you to everyone for my warm welcome to Citadel Park.  It is indeed an honour to return to a school that I believe is an outstanding learning environment.  During the month of September and October I look forward to building upon my understanding of the strengths and needs of our students and learn about what is happening in the classrooms. I plan to take an active role in planning and supporting instruction that is appropriate for every child, and will ensure that school time and resources are focused on student achievement.

Students will be coming home later this week with information packages.  Please return all necessary documents in the envelope provided.

For those of you, who are still struggling with registering for transportation, please see the website for instructions.  For more information and our alphanumeric code for Citadel, go here:​

You can Register online today and download the new app to get school bus information at your fingertips!  All routes should be available to view by August 30, 2019.

Users can access MyBusStop online or on an iOs or Android device, the app is free of charge for all users who are registered for school bus transportation with the CBE.  We count on your participation to ensure that we can continue to offer this valuable service feature.

Our Meet the Teacher night is on Thursday and Friday, September 19th and 20th, 2019. 

The Citadel Park School Parent Council will be meeting on September 10, 2019 7:00 PM in the school learning commons.  This will be a particulary important meeting for myself and I look forward to meeting and working with you all.


Duncan White



Jun 19
Year End Message

Dear Citadel Park School Families,

As the school year comes to a close, we take this time to reflect on just how much each and every one of your children have learned, grown and changed. Together as a school community we celebrate the wonderful school year we have had together. We truly appreciate our extremely dedicated and committed staff who make Citadel Park School all that it is. The partnership between school, parent, and student is so important. We would like to take this opportunity to personally thank each and every one of our parents for allowing us the privilege of working with your children and for your ongoing commitment and support of Citadel Park. Your children inspire us as educators each and every day. Together we’ve learned much and shared experiences that will long remain with us in the years to come. The memories created in elementary school are ones that will last a lifetime!


With the end of a school year, we already are busy making plans for the coming year. Our bells times for morning entry have changed slightly for next year. As well, after careful consideration and consultation with staff, we will be moving our recess back to the morning. 

2019-2020 School Bell Times

Monday – Thursday   Grade 1-4

9:08  Entry Bell

10:45 – 11:00 Recess

11:58 Morning Kindergarten Dismissal

12:10-1:00 Lunch Break (Gr. 1& 2 12:10-12:35, Gr. 3 & 4 12:35 – 1:00)

1:00 Re-entry Bell

3:50 Dismissal for all students


Friday  Grade 1 -4

9:08  Entry Bell

11:02 – 11:27 Lunch Gr. 1 & 2

11:27 – 11:45 Recess for all student

11:45 – 12:10 Lunch Gr. 3 & 4

1:20 End of School Day


Kindergarten Hours 

Monday - Thursday: AM Classes  9:10 – 11:58 and PM Class 1:00 – 3:50

Please note that Fridays will rotate between AM and PM classes. This information is shared on our school calendar and in the Kindergarten Welcome package.

With CBE staffing occurring late in June, we have a number of farewells to announce to our school community. Citadel Park School would like to say a very well-deserved thank-you and best wishes to Mrs. Kazmi who will be retiring at the end of June. Mrs. Kazmi has been with the CBE for over 25 years supporting many of our teachers and students throughout her years. Our staff and students would also like to thank Mrs. Joiner and Mrs. Millen for supporting our Grade 3 teachers and students, as well as Mrs. Kumar who has worked primarily in Room 13. We wish them all well as they continue on with their work as educational assistants within the CBE. We also would like to thank Miss Nurkowski, Miss Wong, Miss Faber and Miss Orton for all of their hard work and dedication with our students this year. They have all been on temporary contracts and will be seeking new positions in the fall. We wish all of them the very best as they continue on with their teaching careers. We wish Mrs. Schnell all the best as she moves into a part-time position at Marion Carson School.

With mixed emotions we say goodbye to Ms. Jackson after eleven years at Citadel Park School. Ms. Jackson has touched so many of our students over the years as she has greeted them with a warm smile each day and filled their hearts with the love of music. Ms. Jackson will be beginning the next step in her teaching career at Kenneth D. Taylor School in Evanston. Finally, we say a heartfelt good-bye to Mr. Faunt, who after nine years at Citadel Park School will be taking on a new Principal position at Kenneth D. Taylor School. He will be greatly missed by all!

The following are our grade teams for the 2019-2020 school year:

Grade 1:          Ms. Courtney McDonald         Grade 2:        Mrs. Jamie Murchison

                        Mrs. Angela Sterling                                     Mrs. Susan Quantz

                        Mrs. Dianna Teeple                                       Mrs. Sarah Slot

                        Ms. Loralee Martin          


Grade 3:          Mr. Timothy Ulph                    Grade 4:         Mrs. Tracey Coutts                 

                       (Mrs. Aimee Edmunds)                                  Mrs. Laree Lake

                        Ms. Sara Kuczma                                          Mrs. Danielle Duncan

                        Ms. Nancy Marshall                                      Mrs. Sandy Hirl-Johnson  


Kindergarten:  Mrs. Jody Carnegie

                        Mrs. Melissa Tran

                        Mrs. Jane Stupak

Music:              Unknown at this time              P.E.                Mrs. Lisa Harvey


As in previous years, teachers will be calling families during the last three days in August to welcome students to their classrooms. The Kindergarten students have already been assigned to a staggered entry group. They will be meeting their Kindergarten teachers at the flag pole at the front of the school on their first day (either September 3 or September 4). Grade 1 to 4 students will meet their teachers in the field behind the school. Teachers will be holding up a sign with their name on it to indicate their meeting place. This will provide parents and students the opportunity to meet their new teachers together.


For our bussed students, bus maps will be available online or at the school by Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Current bus students are asked to keep their bus passes for next year, as these are multi-year passes. The system may charge families for replacement cards next year.


Please note that our school and office will be closing at 12:00 noon, Friday, June 28, 2019. The office will be re-opening at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. 


Our office will continue to use School Messenger to send out reminders and weekly information, however all events and our school calendar will be posted and updated regularly on the website.

Please visit our website at


For those students and families moving on to other adventures, we will miss you.  You have made a difference during your time with us, and please know that Citadel Park will always be a place that you can call home.  Please keep in touch with us. For families that are registered to return for the next school year, we look forward to continuing to be a part of your child’s educational journey and we will see you in September.      

On behalf of the staff of Citadel Park School, we offer our warmest wishes to you for a restful and enjoyable summer.


Mrs. Michelle Ryskamp & Mr. Todd Faunt​

Jun 03
June 2019 Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As you may have heard or read in the local media recently, the Calgary Board of Education is facing a 40 million dollar budget deficit for the 2019-2020 school year.   Many schools in the CBE are facing reductions in staffing as a result.  We unfortunately are one of the schools that will be reducing staff for next year.  In the fall, we will be reducing Educational Assistant time by two 30 hour per week positions and one 15 hour per week position.  We will also be reducing teaching time by 1.7 full time equivalents, which will require reducing the current number of classrooms in grades 1 to 4 from 18 to 17 rooms.  Next year we are planning to have four Kindergarten classes, four grade 1 classes, three grade 2 classes, four grade 3 classes and four grade 4 classes.  Our projected class sizes for next year will be as follows:

Kindergarten:  19-20 students per class

Grade 1:          19-20 students per class

Grade2:           23-24 students per class

Grade 3:          21-22 students per class

Grade 4:          23-24 students per class

Teaching assignments for next year are yet to be finalized.  We anticipate that most teachers will continue with their current assignments; however some changes will need to be made. When teaching assignments are determined, we will communicate this through email later in June.  We understand that this can be stressful time for families and we will endeavour to communicate these decisions as soon as possible.  We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we adjust our staffing budget for next year.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Spring is a very busy time of year and it has brought many exciting experiences and events to Citadel Park School. May included a full calendar of events for both our staff and students. After weeks of rehearsal, the Kindergarten students and the students in grades 3 and 4 put on very successful spring concerts showcasing our music program.  The month of May also included our Global Day of Design, which involved the entire school with students creating numerous card building and design-based projects. Field trips that occurred this month included the Grade 2 trip to Ralph Klein Park and Grade 4 trip to the Shepard Landfill.  June will also be a busy month at Citadel Park School with various other field trips, celebrations of learning and school-wide events.

On June 7 we will be hosting our annual Volunteer Appreciation coffee party in honor of our wonderful volunteers who give of their time to support and enhance the educational experiences for both our students and staff at Citadel Park School.  Coffee and baked goods will be served along with entertainment provided by some of our Kindergarten, Grade One and Two students.  As the end of June approaches, we look forward to our traditional Sports Day planned for Friday, June 21 and our Year End Grade 4 Farewell Assembly scheduled for Wednesday, June 26th at 11:00 am. We welcome parent volunteers to assist with our Sports Day stations. Please go to the following link to sign-up:

If you have any further questions please contact Mrs. Harvey. We also invite our grade 4 families to join us for our Farewell Assembly.

Our final School Council Annual General Meeting will be on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons. All parents are welcome to attend.


Todd Faunt

Principal        ​​

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