​​​​​Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year

Important Dates

We follow the CBE instructional ​calendar. The calendar sets common start and end days, non-instructional days and holidays. For our school’s additional non-instructional days, late entries, early dismissal days and events, see our school calendar page.​​

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First Day of Classes

Our first day of classes is Thursday August 31, 2023.  The school office is open to parents on Monday August 28, 2023. Teachers will be emailing families on August 29 or 30 to introduce themselves and let you know where to meet them on the first day of school.  On August 31, teachers will be outside the school holding a sign with their name on it.  Gather with your teacher before coming into the school.

School Times 

Grades 1-6 Monday- Thursday 

  • 8:23 AM Entry Bell
  • 8:26 AM Instruction Begins  
  • 3:00 PM Dismissal 

 Grades 1 - 6 Friday 

  • 8:23 AM Entry Bell
  • 8:26 AM Instruction Begins  
  • 12:35 PM Dismissal 

 Kindergarten AM

  • Monday - Thursday 8:26 AM - 11:16 AM
  • alternating Fridays 8:26 AM - 12:35 PM

 Kindergarten PM 

  • Monday - Thursday 12:10 PM - 3:00 PM
  • alternating Friday mornings 8:30 AM - 12:35 PM

Lunch Hour:  

  • Monday- Thursday: 
  • Grades 1 to 4:  12:00 - 12:45 (Eat 12:00 -12:22, Outside 12:22 - 12:45)
  • Grades 5 & 6:  12:22 - 1:07 (Outside 12:22 - 12:45, Eat 12:45 - 1:07)
  • Friday: No Lunch break as 12:35 dismissal

School Supplies

Student school supplies are provided by the school for children in Kindergarten through Grade 6. A Student Supply fee will be added to your MyCBE account. We ask that students bring an indoor pair of running shoes that will stay at school for daily physical education classes. Students should also bring a backpack, lunch, water bottle and a healthy recess snack.  Please label all items with your child's name so that we can easily return it to them if the items end up in the lost and found. 

School Calendar

All important school activities and events are published on our school calendar. View our School Calendar for upcoming events and dates. See the CBE website for system calendars.

Lunch Supervision

If your child is staying at school for lunch, please go to the MyCBE and register for Lunch Supervision. Some students will eat in their classrooms and some students will eat in the Library. Supervision is provided by our lunch supervision team. 

School Staff


  •  Mrs Meredith Wilkes 
  •  Mrs Nicole Ballinger
  •  Mrs Rebecca Ibbotson  
  •  Mrs Tammy Neufeld
  •  Mrs Dana Downey
  •  Mr Chris Teixeira
  •  Mrs Candica Szczepanski
  •  Miss Beckie Dumoulin
  •  Mrs Lianne Dechant
  •  Mrs Jackie Bates
  • Music Specialist: Mrs Coreen Blenkhorne

Support Staff:

  • Administrative Secretary: Mrs Maureen Bouchart
  • Learning Commons Facilitator:  Ms Christina Betiu
  • Educational Assistants: Mrs Mary Knaus
  • Lunchroom Staff:  Mrs Noreen Bajwa, Mrs. Leanne Roberts, Mrs. Ashley Sawchuk, Mrs Khalida Shahwar, 

Facility Operator: Mr Simon Chong 

Assistant Principal: Ms Danica Burrows

Principal: Mrs Michelle Ryskamp


Kindergarten classes begin on Thursday August 31, 2023.  Please meet your teacher at the front door of the school.  Mrs Wilkes will be holding a sign with her name on it.


We use School Messenger to send our weekly update to families. This communication provides a week at a glance school calendar events and key messages to families. To see a sample, click here or visit our website.

Teachers communicate primarily through email.  Please make sure that you keep your email address up to date with the school. If the teacher has a blog or Twitter account they will send families a link early in September. 

Families are welcome to call us at the office (403-777-6070) and can email our general mailbox at SilverSprings@cbe.ab.ca. We will reply to messages received over the summer in the last week of August. 

Registration Information

Please visit our How to Register page for all registration details. Please note that the registration process is completed online, but schools can assist with any questions.

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​​​​​​Do You Have a MyCBE Account? Have You Added Your Child(ren) To the Account?

Parents / Legal Guardians / Independent Students who have not already done so, must create a MyCBE account and add their child(ren) to the account to:

  • access your child’s program information (e.g., course assessments, daily attendance record, report card)
  • view your child’s learning using Brightspace by D2L
  • pay fees and request waivers
  • register for transportation and lunch ​supervision
  • book parent-teacher conferences
  • submit online school forms (required for 2023-24 school year)

You will need your email address on file at the school as well as your child’s CBE ID, which can be found on the:

  • SchoolEngage student profile, for families that registered their child using SchoolEngage. 
    Note | For a visual guide on how to find the CBE ID within SchoolEngage, refer to SchoolEngage CBE Student ID
  • CBE Report Card, beside the child's name
  • CBE ID card

MyCBE Account

For parents / legal guardians / independent students without a MyCBE account

  1. Sign in at www.cbe.ab.ca/mycbe
  2. Create the account; refer to MyCBE - Creating an Account
  3. Add child(ren); refer to MyCBE - Adding Additional Students

For parents / legal guardians / independent students with a MyCBE account

  1. Sign in at www.cbe.ab.ca/mycbe
  2. Add child(ren); refer to MyCBE - Adding Additional Students

Subscribe to School Messages

Most school messages are sent to parents through SchoolMessenger. It’s a mass communication tool that allows schools to easily and securely send email, phone and text messages to parents / guardians, independent students in a particular grade, class, school or area. Messages are sent to the parent contacts on file at your school.​​

To ensure you receive important information from your child’s school and the Calgary Board of Education, subscribe to school messages.​

​​Fees and Waivers

School fees will be charged to families starting in October. Online fee payment is the simplest and most convenient way to pay school fees. Parents can use their online account to pay fees or apply for a waiver at: www.cbe.ab.ca/mycbe.

You can find more information on the CBE school fees and waivers​ page.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Yellow School Bus Tra​nsportation

Yellow school bus routes for the 2023-24 school year are created o​ver the summer and based on the addresses submitted before the pre-registration deadline in June. Transportation continues to accept registrations after the deadline; however, students are added to the closest existing stop with available space. Processing times could be up to six weeks at the beginning of the school year due to volume.

More information about 2023-24 transportation service levels and proposed fees are posted on the CBE website.

Your bus stop location and time will be available in your MyCBE account by mid-August.

Conditional riders can also register using MyCBE. Applications will be considered after eligible riders registrations have been processed. Should routes change or if qualified students are added to a route and the bus becomes overcrowded, conditional riders may be removed to accommodate these changes.​

Learn more about transportation on the CBE website.

​Follow CBE on Social Media

Follow the CBE social media platforms to stay up-to-date on system news and announcements.

​Further Inform​ation

We look forward to a great year ahead. If you have any questions that we haven’t addressed here, please contact the school. 

For further information visit our CBE back-to-school information​ page.​​​​​