Hello Louis Riel Families,
It is with a combination of excitement and perhaps even a small amount of shared relief that I write this final message for the 2022-2023 school year. Although it may be an obvious statement, this school year was defined by continuous learning shared among and across our entire community of learners. Often, we default to only considering how our student(s) experienced any given school year. I've had the privilege to meet so many valued members of our community of learners and stakeholders that my frame of reference for student learning has been broadened even more than I had imagined possible. As a new principal, I've met students, staff, parents, visitors, guests, colleagues, neighbors, tradespeople, and community members who have been in/around the school, and they all played a role in the learning that took place at Louis Riel School this year. Although there was more learning than I could possibly account for, our teaching staff learned from each other, from our students, from our families, from the CBE, from the community, from colleagues in other buildings, from visitors to the school, from field studies, and from nature, Our students also learned from each other, our teaching staff, our office team, visitors, all of their field studies, athletic competitions, math competitions, science fairs, our parents, and nature too. I would think it is safe to assume that when our students returned home each evening, they were able to share their learning or even teach members of their family about something new they had learned during their day.
I want to thank every member of our community for their continued support as we all learn how to learn and grow together at Louis Riel School. This year included many learning opportunities, lessons, and growth, and we hope to continue to find new ways to strengthen and improve the business (and fun) of learning at Louis Riel School next year.
For those families returning to our learning community for the 2023-24 school year, you can expect to see school start up information delivered via email and on our website in mid-August. School supply lists will be shared via email with all families in August and again at the beginning of September. If you have registered for yellow school bus transportation, the routes will be made available in late August.
The school will be closed at 1:00 PM on June 30, reopening at 1:00 PM on August 28. Please note that all school staff will be on holiday from July 1 to August 28.
In the meantime, have a safe and restful summer, and we will see you on the first student day, August 31 at 8 AM.
Thank you for an exceptional year of learning and we look forward to many more,
Principal | Louis Riel School
Calgary Board of Education | www.cbe.ab.ca