May 12
School Leadership Update

Dear Roland Michener School Families,

It is with mixed emotions that I write this email to you. After three and a half wonderful years at Roland Michener School, I have made the difficult decision to move to a new school in the CBE. My last day of work at Roland Michener School will be June 30. The decision was not an easy one for me because of my deep commitment to RMS, the students, the staff, and the community. I truly have loved working in this community and my love for all of the students has not subsided.

When I was first appointed as Principal of Roland Michener School, I was very excited. I had so many ideas and dreams for this school, and I am happy to say I have seen them to fruition. Having been here for 3 1/2 years, I know every one of the students and I have enjoyed watching them grow and learn over the years, and building special relationships with them. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have served as an educator in such a vibrant and supportive community. I am incredibly fortunate to have been a colleague to such extraordinary staff members and parents who support the school.

Please know that my dedication and commitment will continue throughout the next 7 weeks, as I work with Education Director Prem Randhawa to provide a smooth transition for the incoming principal. There will be a survey sent out to families and staff to provide feedback on who will fill my position. Please take the time to complete it.

I want to thank you for all your encouragement, support and trust you have shown me over my years at Roland Michener School. I am confident that RMS will continue flourishing in the years to come.


Cindy Palmer, Principal, Roland Michener School

Jun 27
Thanks for a Wonderful 2021-2022 School Year!

Thank you to all of our Parents, Guardians, Students and Families for a wonderful 2021-2022 School year!

Our amazing students will celebrate their final day of school for this school year on June 28th with a sports day in the afternoon. Appeals day will be held on June 29 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The school will be closed on June 30 at 2:30 PM for the summer months. Please remind your child/ren to take home all of their personal belongings from the school.

We thank you for working alongside of us to keep all of our students and staff safe and we look forward to returning to a more normal year next school year.

Staff Changes for Next Year

A few of our wonderful staff members will be moving on to different adventures for next year: Ms. Montgomery, Mrs. Agoston, Ms. Polga, and Ms. Gillanders will be moving on to new adventures but we may see them back sometime soon. We wish them well in whatever role they land in!

First Day Back to School

Have a wonderful summer – stay safe and have so much fun!! We will miss you all and look forward to connecting with you again on August 15, 2022 at 8:00 AM when school opens for the 2022-2023 school year!

School Council

Please consider joining our school council for the next school year. We have a wonderful group of parents who support our school and staff working alongside of us. Please visit our school webpage here Roland Michener School ( – or email for more information on how you can volunteer and be a part of the council. There will be some executive positions that will be open for Society & Council next year. These positions are crucial to the running of both groups. Please attend the AGM for School Council held on October 4, 2022. Our School Council meet the first Tuesday of each month beginning on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 6:00 PM.

Our Parent Society have fundraised and supported our school to ensure that the following learning opportunities and items have been made available for our students this year. Without their efforts our children would not have these opportunities:

  • Mathletics digital resource
  • Raz Kids digital resource
  • Heggerty Phonemic Awareness digital resource
  • Pizza lunch for students and staff
  • Elev8 lacrosse inservice
  • Sound Kreations inservice
  • Field trips were sponsored by Education Matters and parent council/society - Heritage Park, Telus Spark Science Centre, Calgary Zoo, The Little Red Reading House
  • In-school guests - Clay for Kids, Teacher’s Pet, Sandra LaMouche Indigenous Hoop Dancer
  • Gaga pit for the playground
  • Chick brooder and hatching items
  • Sensory items and paths
  • Sensory Room!
  • Science equipment
  • Indigenous books for our library
  • Parking lot sandwich boards
  • Butterfly science kits Grade 1 & 2


We wish you a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing everyone in August!

Take care,

Cindy Palmer, Principal, Roland Michener School​
Aug 19
Welcome Back to RMS 2021-2022

We are so delighted to be back for a wonderful school year and we are so excited to see all of our students and staff back with us this school year.

Our students are finishing their first week back and have been busy forming relationships with the students and staff in the building. We would like to welcome two new teachers to our school this year -  Mrs. Preece to the Grade 1/2 team and Ms. Kensley to the Grade 4/5 PLP team.  Welcome back to Mrs. Reid who has joined the Grade 3/4 team.

At Roland Michener School we have created a common language to use with our students: we are safe, caring, kind, responsible and friendly.  We respect ourselves and others.  We respect our learning environment.  We respect learning. 

The safety of our students and staff is very important to us.  CBE has mandated the use of masks for all staff and kindergarten to Grade 12 students for the start of the 2021-22 school year.  

In addition, students, staff and families can expect the following health measures to be in place when classes resume in all schools on Sept. 1:

  • Students and staff will still be expected to use the daily checklist to identify if they should attend or stay home
  • Staying home when sick – students and staff who present with COVID-19 symptoms must stay at home until symptoms resolve
  • Proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high traffic/touch areas
  • Enhanced ventilation in schools
  • Classroom cohorts in kindergarten to Grade 6
  • No unscheduled visitors, volunteers or external partners will be permitted in schools at the start of the school year

Communication is a priority for us.  Please do not hesitate to contact us should you want to book a telephone or virtual appointment to speak with administration and/or your child's teacher.  Our goal is to provide the best learning experience for your child.  As partners in education we can do this effectively with your involvement, your feedback and your voice.

We are all looking forward to a new school year, and are excited to welcome new families and students to our school community.

Ms. Cindy Palmer

Principal, Roland Michener School

Mr. Kurtis Marshall

Assistant Principal, Roland Michener School

Jun 19
Admin Note

June 19, 2020


Changes to Roland Michener School for the 2020-2021 school year:  Roland Michener School will have one of our Paced Learning Programs moved to Dr. Gladys Egbert School in order to accommodate the changing grade demographic of our students for the next school year. 

Kindergarten Registrations:  At this point in time, we only have 12 students registered for Kindergarten.  If you know anyone that still needs to register for next year, please encourage them to do so.

We will be saying Good bye to several staff members this year:  

We are sad to see them leave and we are also excited for their new opportunities that lie ahead.  We wish them all the best in whatever their new adventure brings to them.

·          Mrs. Haniak – School Assistant - Kindergarten

·          Mrs. Brar – Breakfast Program Supervisor

·          Mrs. Birdi - Room 8 PLP classroom

·          Mrs. Volk Room - 9 PLP classroom (but you will see her at Dr. Egbert)

·          Mrs. Kensley – PLP – room 8

·          Mrs. Jensen – Gr 3/ 4

·          Ms. Titley – Gr 4/5

·          Mrs. Reid – Gr.1

Please welcome:  We are pleased to welcome Annie Copping and Amy Stobo to our Roland Michener team.  Both will be joining our Grade 4/5 team in temporary positions next year.

Change to Traditional Calendar:

 Please remember that school starts on Tuesday, September 1 in the fall.

Bell Times:  Please note our new bell times for September.bell times.jpg

June 29 - Appeals Day - All teachers will be available for Appeals Day from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  The appeal process this year will be over the telephone or online wherever possible. If an in-person follow-up is required, this can then be booked by setting up a time with the teacher directly if necessary. 


Have a safe and lovely summer!

At this time we want to thank all of you for your support and hard work around the emergent teaching situation we have been in since March - We miss you!

Have a wonderful summer break and can’t wait to see everyone in the fall!


Ms. Palmer, Mrs. Marsters, and Ms. Haniak

Apr 06
A New Way of Working

Welcome back from Spring Break in a new way.....First of all we want you to know that we all miss  you.  We want nothing more than to see your shining faces back in our school.  

Parents received an email on March 27, 2020 from CBE to introduce what to expect in the coming days. 

This week we are launching ongoing learning to meet the guidelines set out by Alberta Education:


Kindergarten – Grade 3

Education content will focus on language/literacy and mathematics/numeracy outcomes of the provincial curriculum.

Teachers will assign an average of five hours of work per student per week, and will be expected to work with their students and parents on the delivery of these materials.

Grades 4-6

Education content will continue to focus on language/literacy and mathematics/numeracy outcomes, and there will be opportunity to incorporate science and social studies outcomes through cross-curricular learning.

Teachers will assign an average of five hours of work per student per week, and will be expected to work with their students and parents on the delivery of these materials.

Today you will be hearing from your child's teacher as we set up to deliver learning for your child. 

Check our website, Teacher Pages and School Messenger for communication throughout this time period.

Here are a few ideas from the CBE website to set your child up until teachers have completed the processes for learning.

​On​line Resources  

Review the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for ages 5-17 
Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines 

TumbleBooks ( Listen and read along to animated storybooks through the Calgary Public Library. 

Calgary Public Library Resources: e-books, Bookflix, music, movies, online tutoring, encyclopedias, etc. Your library card number is your email without the​ 

Kate A collection of favourite authors and illustrators share resources that include video read-alouds, drawing and writing lessons 

Starfall: songs, books and games for K-3 students 

National Geographic Young Explorer: online issues of magazines you can listen to and read along with 
Would You Rather 

    • Use comparative reasoning, critical thinking, and justification to choose between two scenarios ​
    • Suitable for ​K – 12 and roughly categorized into grade groupings 

    Math Before Bed 

      Prompts to inspire mathematical discussions that you and your children can have before bed, at dinner, or anytime.​

      We hope that you are all well and we miss you dearly.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require support.

      Ms. Palmer, Principal, Roland Michener School

      Jan 07
      Welcome Back to 2020!

      Welcome back to a new year - 2020!  A new year brings many opportunities to create goals for ourselves.

      Here are  4 student New Year’s resolution ideas students can try:

      1) Read More: Set aside time during each day for silent and/or out-loud reading. Be sure to chart your reading with reading logs to see how many books have been read.

      2) Learn More:  Learning happens every day, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make a New Year’s resolution to learn more. Whether they want to learn about another culture, learn a new sport or activity, or improve in a subject, students will love choosing their own learning goals.

      3) Make New Friends:  Promote friendship by encouraging students to talk to someone new or to include others.

      4) Be a Good Citizen:  Being helpful and being polite are just a couple of small ways that students can be good citizens. Helping to create a school-wide goal like recycling or picking up trash, will get students, teachers, staff and parents in on the action. 

      I look forward to being a part of the culture at Roland Michener School and continuing with the great things that are happening here.

      January looks to bring us a cold week ahead.  Students are reminded to dress appropriately for the weather on these extra chilly days.  

      Ms. Cindy Palmer, Principal, Roland Michener School

      Jun 28
      Year End 2019!

      And so ends another school year!   There were days this winter it seemed June was never going to arrive, and suddenly its summer.   The final week was very busy:  report cards, School Council hosted their annual Hootenanny, the talent show, sports day and grade 5 farewell.    We wish all our families a restful and wonderful summer.  We look forward to welcoming students back to school on August 15!



      Aug 28
      Opening Message

      The 2018-2019 school year has begun!  We would like to welcome back our returning students and families and extend a welcome to those students and families new to us this year.  The first 2 days have run very smoothly, despite the sudden changes to our routines as a result of the air quality.    We will continue to monitor air quality daily over the upcoming weeks to minimize exposure when air quality poses risks. 

      Curriculum Overview Evening—Thursday August 30 @ 4:30-6:30 pm

      Parents will have a chance to meet teachers on August 30 from 4:30-7:30.  We are currently finalizing our format for the evening and will send details out soon, so please watch for further details and sign up information.  In the meantime, should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.  Generally we recommend emailing when you have questions or concerns—all email addresses are available on our school website.   ​

      Jun 26
      Nearing End of a Great Year

      Thank You to School Council and Parent Society

      School Council and Parent Society meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month at 6:00. These meetings provide opportunities for parents to provide feedback, to ask questions, to gain insight into what is happening at the school and how parents can help support the work within the school. We have had a great turnout at the meetings this year and I encourage parents to consider this opportunity next year. 

      For the many parents who committed their time this year please know how much we appreciate all your hard work on fundraising, the thoughtfulness of your questions, and your dedication to improving the educational experience of all our students. Thank you from Roland Michener School!


      Sadly, the end of June in a school means we must say goodbye to members of the Roland Michener Family.

      To our grade 5 students, we wish you all the best as you transition to a new school. We know you will take many memories of RMS with you, but please remember you have left us with many memories of you. We have provided an excellent foundation for you — we hope you come back and visit so we can see how you have built from that!

      To the students and families who will be leaving the area, we hope the new school year is successful.

      We also have several staff who will pursue new adventures next year: Mrs. Alison Kaiser, Ms. Melissa McLaughlin and Ms. Rebekah Granger. Thank you so much for your contributions to Roland Michener School. Each of you has been a valued member of the Roland Michener Family and we know how lucky the schools you move to will be to have you.

      To our returning students and families, we hope you have a wonderful summer break and look forward to welcoming you back on August 15 at 8:25 am!


      Our 5th Annual RMS Hootenanny, hosted by School Council, will take place on June 28 beginning with a Pancake Breakfast at 8:30 am, followed by a talent show and a Sports Day afternoon for students. Our RMS spirit club has organized a Red and White Day theme for the Hootenanny/Sports Day to honour our RMS 40th Anniversary and Canada’s 150th Birthday. We encourage everyone to wear their Canadian colours for the day.

      School Council would like to thank Calgary COOP, 52 Street location for their contribution to our Hootenanny.

      All parents are welcome to join us for breakfast and the talent show which will follow once the breakfast has wrapped up, students have returned to classes and organized for the show.

      Sorry—we are not able to provide an exact time for the show to begin.

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