Feb 23
Kindness and Respect​​​​​​​

You have chosen a Traditional Learning Center (TLC) school, primarily, we have been told, because TLC schools teach character. As a school that emphasizes character, it is important to model character by showing respect and kindness towards our Thorncliffe neighbours. To all our families who show kindness and respect, we thank you for being a role model for your children and our students.

It has been reported, that some Colonel Sanders family members are parking in the pedestrian crosswalk, parking close to the stop signs, and parking close to the alley; at times obstructing these locations. These actions can cause safety issues for our students and their families as well as our Thorncliffe neighbours. These actions do not show respect and kindness to our community. Some of our families are politely moving their vehicles when our community members point out these errors. Thank you for doing so. However, we have also received reports from our neighbours that some of our Colonel Sanders families are not being kind and respectful when being asked to move their vehicles. This was an unfortunate conversation to have with these community members.

As staff we have noticed U-Turns on Northmount Drive, Jaywalking across Northmount Drive (with and without students), as well as the above noted stopping/parking in the pedestrian crosswalk, and cars reversing through the pedestrian crosswalk. These are not safe for our students nor people who live in Thorncliffe community.

Many of us are guests within the Thorncliffe community and it is important that we are viewed by the community as guests who show kindness and respect.

I kindly ask that all Colonel Sanders family members act in good character and treat our neighbours with kindness and respect.​

Feb 10
Thank You School Council!

​Our School Council and Parent Society has approved the purchase of many items for our school and students! Once items arrive, you will be hearing about: new chairs for assemblies, math manipulative storage units, student selected books for classroom libraries, new books in the school library, headphones for students to borrow when using computers. Thank you for all your support!!

Dec 21
Email Response

If you have sent an employee an email and have not received a response after a 24 hours period, please call the school. The email could be in the employee's junk mail and they are not aware of your message. Thank you!

Dec 09
2022 Loonie Battle of the Soup'er Cereals!

We would like to thank all Colonel Sanders families for their generosity during The Mayor's Food Drive 2022!! Your donations will support many Calgarians during this time of the year. More importantly, you have shown your students how the gift of giving feels! We would also like to thank families who donated funds. The total collected is $1353.85! 

There are a few pictures of  the donations for you to see on the Donations area of our school's website.


Oct 16
We Are Proud of Our Students and Staff

At Colonel Sanders School we are proud of our students' understanding of the importance of safety drills. It is always impressive to see our grade 1-4 students exiting the school in such a calm manner for our yearly fire drills. We have already completed our first two drills of the 2022-2023 school year and, as usual, the students demonstrated a high level of wisdom and respect!
We had the opportunity to welcome Frank Turning Robe to our school. He shared his experiences at Residential Schools with our students, as well as his perspective on building bridges with people and communities and his desire to focus on the positive. We learned about Frank Turning Robe's Truth, which enhances our study of our own personal Truths. Students were recognized at a Character Assembly for recognizing their Truth, as well as working toward and/or using strategies to support themselves in developing through their Truth.
As a staff we have been focused on the New Alberta Curriculum for English Language Arts and Literature, Mathematics, and Physical Education and Wellness. We are working on developing common understandings of how students will show what they know in reading, writing, and mathematics. This will enable us to be clear with our academic expectations for students and support clear communication of student progress to families.
We have several items coming up! Inculding Remembrance Day, Universal Children's Day and our second round of Learning Conferences.
Universal Children's Day is an opportunity for students and staff to wear traditional clothing to school to share a bit about their cultural background. It is a time to embrace each person for who they are and to build understanding, bridges and links with other cultures. This year the school, with the financial support of our School Council, is planning to host an Indigenous presentation which will include dancers and singers. We are in the final stages of the planning process! This will be an amazing day filled with learning and pride!​

Sep 02
Information and Reminders for the 2022-2023 School Year

The first two days of the 2022-2023 School Year have been fantastic!! Yesterday, we met as an entire school to introduce new staff members and the Seven Sacred Teachings (Character Education in the TLC).


8:55-9:08am - School doors are monitored by staff 

If your child comes after this time, they are to go to the main door. 

9:10am School officially starts

It is expected that students are seated and ready to learn at this time

Attendance - 

Prompt, consistence attendance leads to students who know what to expect throughout the day. At times, students have appointments, please call the school and leave a message on the attendance line (403-777-6034 press 1) if your student will be late or absent. If your student will be picked up early, please write a message in the agenda.

Aug 29
Looking Forward to the the 2022-2023 School Year

​We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to school on Thursday, September 1, 2022! Please check your email on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, as you will be receiving a message from your child's teacher welcoming you and them to the school. Please remember that September 1, 2022 will be a formal uniform day.

Jun 30
End of 2021-22 School Year

​Today marks the end of the 2021-22 School Year. Colonel Sanders Staff would like to thank all families for their support throughout the year, as well as the kind words at the end of the school year. We would also like to thank School Council for the Dilly Bars for our Grade 4 Moving on Celebration, as well as the popsicles for Sports Day. 

We are very excited to announce that Ms. Marek will be staying at Colonel Sanders School as a grade one teacher! We have a few teachers leaving our school in the upcoming year. Mrs. Leong, Mrs. Maronik, and Mrs. Gibson are all leaving our school, as well Mrs. McDonald's Learning Loss contract has also come to an end. Lastly, Mrs. Viani, our School Assistant, is also leaving our school. We wish them all well in the upcoming school year!!

Have a wonderful summer vacation and we look forward to seeing our returning and new students on Thursday, September 1, 2022 for the first day of the 2022-23 School Year!

Jun 12
New Information for the 2022-2023 School Year

​On Thursday, June 9, 2022 we had a Welcome to TLC in-person session for all families who are new to TLC. The evening was a big success! We thank all of our new families who were able to attend this important evening.

What many families do not realize, is that as a school we have been working on the 2022-2023 school year for some time. We will be updating our website to provide families information about the upcoming school year. 

Please take time to look at: 

-Get Involved for School Council Meeting dates

-Lunchtime for Healthy Hunger Dates

-Program, Approach & Focus for Seven Sacred Teachers and some of the planned School Events

As a reminder, student supplies are provided by the school for students in grade 1-4. Families do not need to send pencils, paper, notebooks, etc to school.

Families do need to provide the following items:

-all black indoor shoes 

-a school bag

-a plastic water bottle (with a straw is recommended)

-a lunch bag

PLEASE label all your student's items with their name. If the student's name is in the item we are able to provide it to them.

Students will also need a healthy snack and lunch each day.

Jun 05

​We will be making changes to our lunchtime routine! We will now be having one lunch break which will run from 12:00-12:39. During this timeframe, half the school will be eating in their classrooms while the other half is playing outside; then we will switch at the halfway mark. This means that students will be playing with students in a new grade level (grade 1s and 3s will be playing together, and the grade 2s and 4s will be playing together). Students will also be able to select the location they wish to play in!  Of course we will continue to have the required number of supervisors to support students in this new play adventure.

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