May 13
Happy Birthday

Dear Parents of Sibylla Kiddle School,

My late grandfather was born on February 29. He was a leap year baby. As a child, I can’t imagine a worse day to be born on. You go to bed on February 28 and you wake up on March 1 and your birthday happened and didn’t happen all at the same time. You slept through your entire birthday. Somehow cake just tastes better on your special day.

There is something about a birthday that sparks genuine joy and excitement for a child. For one special day they feel like the world revolves around them. Likewise, children often love to celebrate the birthday of others. They get to share in the joy and spoils of someone else. It is like teaching empathy for the good that another person is experiencing.

May 25 is Sibylla Kiddle’s birthday and we are going to have a birthday party! As a way to honor the strong service and community roots of Sibylla Kiddle, we are collecting birthday decorations and supplies from now until May 25 in order to donate them to the Calgary Food Bank. We hope this will be the start of a great tradition of walking in Sibylla Kiddle’s community service footsteps while celebrating who she was and the legacy she has left behind.

For a list of specific items we are collecting and more information please click on this link. We want to thank our broader community for their support of this initiative as we teach students the value of giving to others in a way that creates joy for our students and for others.

Brad Emery, Principal


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