June 29, 2022
Dear Fairview Families,
The 2021-22 school year was another challenging year and I am proud of how our students, families and staff continued to push forward through these challenging times. Once again, we made the best of ongoing difficult situations.
The end of the school year is filled with mixed emotions as we say goodbye to students and staff and welcome the summer break. We are wishing Bryan Doerksen, Ryan Franklin, Jake Halle, Aqeel Joseph, Stephanie Karbashewski, Larissa Lavallee, Riley Paton, Sara Therrien and Joe Lanteigne all the best as they move on to new chapters of their careers. We will be welcoming back Ivanna Odegard and welcoming new staff members, Ashley Benison, Claire Berenger, Justin Seitz and Mindy Walliser to the Fairview team.
To our Grade 9's, you have finished your Middle School journey during a very difficult time and have proved that you are a courageous and resilient group of young people. Each and every one of you have made us proud. Use the three years ahead of you to explore areas of passion, expand your knowledge and make wonderful new friends. Enjoy your high school years.
We will be having a staggered re-entry to start the 2022-23 school year. Grades 4-6 only will attend on Thursday, September 1, 2022 for the full day (9:10am – 3:50pm). Grades 7-9 only will attend on Friday, September 2, 2022 (9:10am – 1:30pm). School start up information is available on our school website.
The main office will be closed as of 12 noon on June 30, 2022 and will not re-open until August 29, 2022 at 9am.
I wish everyone a safe and happy summer.
Principal, Fairview School
December 15, 2021
Dear Fairview Families,
Our first major scheduled school break is upon us and, I would like to say it has been nice having all of our students and all of our staff back in the building. It has been great to hear the voices of students and staff as they engage in teaching and learning.
As we continue to deal with living through a pandemic, we need to recognize that our students are struggling with school expectations and the increased social engagement with others. There is a need to support our students in learning how to advocate appropriately for themselves, their use of social media and their respect for self, others and our environment. The support of families with these endeavours is greatly appreciated.
The second half the 2021-22 school year will fly by as quickly as the first half. Our grade 9's will be engaging with the exploration of their designated high schools and with high school registration. Basketball season will commence in early January. Provincial Achievement tests for our grades 6 and 9 will occur throughout May and June.
Just a reminder that classes resume on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. For those families who have travelled over the break, please be sure to follow the directions of the Canadian government and Alberta Health Services with regards to Covid testing and any required isolation periods.
We wish our families a wonderful winter break. Stay safe and healthy
Therese McCoag Steven Papp
Principal Assistant Principal
September 3, 2021
Dear Fairview Families,
All of the staff at Fairview would like to welcome our students and their families to the 2021-22 school year. While we are back at school, we have students and staff that are new to Fairview, students that have returned from Hub online, as well as students who have returned to the familiarity of Fairview. Many of us are concerned as to how the school year will go as we deal with the 4th wave of the pandemic.
Our students, families and staff are in a rush to get things back to normal but, we need to acknowledge that this will take some time and that we may never get back to what we assume is or was normal. I can ensure that the staff at Fairview are working with the CBE protocols and the AHS protocols to the best of our ability to make Fairview a safe place. We appreciate the patience and understanding of our families as we continue to flex with the times.
At this time, I would like to welcome the following new teachers to Fairview; Elyse Bly, Jacob Halle, Allyson Heggie, Aqeel Joseph, Stephanie Karbashewski, Larissa Lavallee, Joanna McCarthy, Sing Ng, Jennifer Paulson, Roya Pirous, Amy Swanson and Corey Taylor. We welcome back from teaching Hub Online; Bryan Doerksen, Monica Levitt, Isobel McIntosh, Jordan Penner, Janet Strilchuk, Natalie Taub and Sara Therrien. Our up-to-date staff list can be found on the Fairview website.
We will be communicating regularly with families through School Messenger. Please ensure that your email and MyCBEAccount are up-to-date and ensure that you have subscribed to school messenger.
Currently we have a few construction projects on site. The main one involves the removal of heating/cooling system. We strongly advise that students come prepared with a sweater as the school can be quite cool at times.
I would like to remind parents that our school doors open at 8:50AM Monday to Friday. Students are to be picked up by 4PM Monday to Thursday and by 1:40PM on Fridays. Students have been assigned entry and exit doors based on their homeroom location.
We look forward to working with students and their families for the 2021-22 school year.
Principal, Fairview School
December 15, 2020
Dear Fairview families,
As 2020 comes to a close, I would like to focus on the positives of learning through a pandemic.
The creativity, passion and flexibity that families, students, teaching staff and support staff (including caretakers) have demonstrated over the past months has been incredible. We have worked together to offer students the best learning opportunities possible. For this I am grateful and thank all of you for your continued support.
To my staff, you have provided safe and engaging learning opportunties at a time when you are also worried about your own health and the wellness of loved ones. For this I am not only grateful but extremely proud.
We do not know what 2021 will bring. With continued patience, understanding and collaboration all will be well.
Please remember that all students will be learning from home January 4-8,2021 with an expected return to in-school classes currently scheduled for January 11, 2021. January 4th is an organizational day and there will be no scheduled classes for students. Please stay tuned to the news and to the CBE website for new information.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful, safe and healthy holiday.
Principal, Fairview School
December 20, 2019
Dear Parents/Guardians & Students,
The Staff of Fairview School would like to wish each of you
a safe and healthy holiday. The School
is closed from Friday, December 19, 2019 at 12 noon to Monday, January 6, 2020
at 8:30 am. Classes for students will
resume on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
On behalf of
the staff at Fairview School, I would like to welcome all of the students and
parents to another new school year filled with rich and rewarding learning
experiences and opportunities for all students.
grown in student numbers and staff for the 2019-20 school year. Fairview is 870 plus students strong. Our teaching staff and support staff is
currently at 50 plus and we are hoping to add to this in the very near
future. Our additions will be in the
area of lunch time supervision and English Language Learner supports.
I thank all
of our families for being patient with school start-up as we did run into a few
concerns with bus transportation. We do
believe that these errors have been corrected and that all families are now
able to register for bus transportation.
If you have not registered we ask that you do so. We may still experience some changes to
transportation as the CBE and bus provider adjust to accurate student loads.
We had a
wonderful turn out for our Meet the Teacher evening. Our format allows parents to understand what
your child experiences on a day-to-day basis and provides you with the
opportunity to meet each of their teachers.
September coming to a close it is our expectation that families have purchased
the appropriate TLC uniform items. One
of the biggest uniform infractions is shoes.
Students must wear all black, non-marking soled shoes. If these are dress shoes, they must have
non-marking soles. Teachers will be
addressing those students who are not complying with uniform requirements
beginning October 1st. This
may result in your child not being able to wear casual clothing on the next
casual day. Should this occur, your
homeroom teacher will notify you that your child has lost their casual day privileges.
We must also
remind parents that the streets surrounding Fairview School are bus zones and
do not allow for parking. Please obey
these signs as you may receive a ticket from the Calgary Police Services or
Calgary Bylaw Services.
has flown by with the highlights being our Meet the Teacher evening, the Terry
Fox Run and our Anti-bullying presentation from Leo Barbe.
We have only
just begun and I look forward to the exciting year ahead.
set of Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences for the 2018-19 school year are now
complete. We thank parents for engaging
in this process and attending. We have
had parents ask if there could be more booked spots. The reality is that we would never be able to
provide all parents the opportunity to meet with all their teachers. This would just take too much time resulting
in a loss of instructional time to your students. We encourage parents/guardians to contact
their child’s teachers at any time.
Staff emails are on the Fairview School website.
very proud of our Eagles Basketball teams.
All teams made it to the playoffs.
Our Jr. Boys, Jr. Girl’s and Sr. Girl’s all were champions of their division. Badminton tryouts will begin on Monday, April
have had a huge increase in parent and student concerns with regards to cell
phone use at school. We have received
reports of inappropriate behaviours occurring on social media sites to
inappropriate videos been shown to other students. We would like to remind all students,
parents/guardians that you have signed the Fairview/CBE Student Digital
Citizenship Acceptable Use Agreement which clearly outlines the acceptable use
of cell phones. A copy of this agreement
can be found on the Fairview School Website. http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/fairview/culture-environment/tech-tools/digital-citizenship/pages/default.aspx
It would be
greatly appreciated if parents could review this policy with their child(ren)
and review what applications are on their child’s phone.
parents/guardians that cell phones and cell plans are purchased and owned by
parents. It is your responsibility to
approve the applications that your child has available to them on their
devices. On most devices there is a
parental control setting which allows you to set what your child has access to
on their device.
inappropriate use of digital devices continue we will consider banning cell
phone use at Fairview School.
Parent Advisory Council would like to thank all students and parents who
contributed to the Spring In Bloom Fundraising Campaign. We all appreciate your support. Our next Parent Council Meeting is on
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the Fairview School Learning Commons. All Fairview parents are welcome to attend.
everyone a safe and happy Spring Break.
School resumes on Monday, April 1, 2019
Therese McCoag Brent Banack
returning in January there have lots of exciting things happening at Fairview
School. Most recently we have the
addition of new furniture to our Learning Commons. Below are pictures of the
new furniture for our Learning Commons.
Thank you to the Fairview Parent Advisory Council for supporting us in
the purchase of this new furniture.
Advisory Council needs your support and will be hosting a meeting on March 5,
2019 in the School Library. This meeting
is to update their bylaws. Please see
the information poster on the school website.
Council will be hosting a variety of fundraising events throughout the
remainder of the year. Their next Fun
Lunch will be held on Friday, March 15th. Information regarding how to sign up will be
sent out via school messenger and posted on the school website. Also, they will be hosting a Spring Blooms
fundraiser. Again information will be
posted once available.
like to thank parents for being diligent in calling in for student absences or
lates and in sending notes for when students are leaving early. Our front office staff certainly appreciate
Interviews will be taking place March 20 – 22, 2019. Conference Manager for appointment bookings
will open on Friday, March 8th at 6pm and close on Monday, March 11th
at 6pm. Information regarding booking
procedures will go out to parents/guardians through School Messenger.
hoping that the cold weather will soon be behind us however, we would
appreciate families talking to their children about appropriate school
behaviour. With the cold weather we have
seen an increase in running in the halls, students trying to access non-lunch
time spaces and being disrespectful to staff when asked to change their
behaviour. Continued inappropriate
behaviour will result in individuals or classes losing their casual day
privileges. Currently our GRADE 9’s have
lost the privilege to dress casual on Friday, March 8th. GRADE 9’s will be required to wear their
informal TLC uniform on that day.
Volunteers are required for the many field trips that we offer to
students. In the event that we do not
have enough volunteers and our student supervision does not meet CBE requirements
we will be forced to cancel these trips.
is March 23-31, 2019. When students
return on April 1, 2019 we will be hosting our annual Eagle Pride Week. There will be house league events planned for
every noon-hour this week and a variety of other events. An Eagle Pride Week schedule will be posted
to the website once finalized.
Soar Like an
I thank you for
coming out to our recent Parent/Teacher/Student conferences. The turn our was wonderful. We strive to have a collaborative working
relationship with our families to support our students and continue to
encourage you to contact your child’s classroom teacher should you have any
quesitons or concerns.
At this time I
would like to remind families of their commitment to having your children in
the appropriate TLC uniform. All
uniform pieces must be clean, tidy, in good repair and fit appropriately. All uniform pieces should be clearly and
permanently labelled so that in the event that a piece is found it may be
returned to the correct student. Due to
the markings left on school floors by many of our student’s dress shoes, we
moved to allowing students to wear all black non-marking soled shoes. Black shoes with white soles, shoes with
white or coloured markings and coloured laces are not acceptable. Should you require more information please
refer to the TLC uniform information at www.cbe.ab.ca/programs/program-options/teaching-philosopy/Pages/Traditional-Learning-Centre.aspx.
We would like to remind parents that Fairmount Drive and
Fyffe Road are mainly school bus loading zones and have posted no parking
signs. While this can make it difficult
for dropping off and picking up students, we are asking that you do not park in
these areas. We are working with the
Calgary Police Services, the City of Calgary and Southland Transportation to
review our bus zones and ensure the safety of all.
Fairview will be hosting a Book Fair for students December
10 -13, 2018. On December 10th,
students will be scheduled to preview the items for sale and will have a “wish
list” that they can take home. Parents
may send monies with students to purchase between the 11-13th. Should parents/guardians wish to see what is
for sale they may attend the book fair over the lunch hour (12:22 – 1:07)
Monday to Thursday or Wednesday evening 4:15 – 6:45pm and Thursday evening 4:15
– 6:30pm. Should you wish to volunteer
for our book fair please contact Ms. Duggal in the library.
We have begun the process to convert our current library
space into an updated Learning Commons area.
To support this endeavour, the school applied for and were fortunate to
be given a grant through EducationMatters.
These funds along with school funds and funds provided to us from the Fairview
Fundraising Society (Parent Council) will see the Learning Commons begin to
take shape beginning in January of 2019.
I thank our Parent Council for supporting us and encourage parents to
join the council meetings. Council
meetings occur the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm in the
Fairview Learning Commons (Library).
Principal, Fairview School
I would like
to welcome all of our students and their Families to Fairview School for the
Thank you to
everyone for your patience with our secretarial staff, teachers, and
administration as the CBE transitions to a new student information system. 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. Our
website is: school.cbe.ab.ca/school/fairview. There is also an opportunity to sign up to use the MyBusStop app. The MyBusStop app requires that you register yearly and provide them with a school code. The Fairview code is CBEUWR3W06.
Our Meet the
Teacher night is on Thursday, September 13, 2018. This year we are trying a new format. We are asking all parents to arrive at the
school between 6:45 and 7:00 pm. We will
have a short introduction in the gym starting at 7pm sharp. Parents will be following their student(s)
through a Day 4 schedule for the evening.
In this manner they will meet all of their student’s teachers and
understand how their child moves about the building throughout a normal school
day. Parents with more than one child in
the school may need to divide up and follow individual student schedules. We have allowed time at the end of the
evening for you to meet with any teacher that you were unable to see. Please DO NOT just drop into a teacher’s room
as they may not be discussing the program that your child is registered
in. For example, should your child be in
Math 8 and you drop into to see Mr. Drinkle, he may be discussing Math 9 or
another grade at that time. We are
asking grade 9 students and parents to meet in the gym at 8pm for a short
School Parent Council will be meeting on September 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the
school library. All parents are welcome
to attend these meetings.
athletic try outs are underway. Coaches
will inform the successful students of their position on a team. Clubs will be starting up during the next few
weeks. Should a club be occurring after
school, the sponsoring teacher will send a letter home so that the parents are
aware of their attendance and their responsibility for student pick-up. We do ask all parents to be respectful of
team and club pick-up times. Our
teachers are volunteering their time to offer these opportunities to our
thank you for your patience and understanding.
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