Dec 16
Principal December 2021 Message

​"Winter is a time for celebration and reflection. Enjoy life and enjoy the land." ~ Elder Saa'kokoto

At Sundance, we have had a December filled with school activities and events that continue to build on creating a culture of peace, kindness, and resilience. It was wonderful to see our students sharing family traditions in kindergarten, creating works of art across the grades, and engaging in classroom tasks, taking part in spirit days during a remarkably busy December. We would like to thank the school community who generously donated to the Calgary Food Bank Drive – Loonies for Lunch in December and for making a difference in the lives of others.  We collected $657.45 towards the Loonies for Lunch program. Thank you for your continued support, generosity, and kindness.   

In appreciation:
We would like to thank the Sundance Parent Assocation for supporting our annual Holiday Breakfast. Although we would have preferred to celebrate face to face, we so appreciate everyone for making this event a special one for our students despite the pandemic. Thank you to our School Council Social Committee for working alongside our teacher rep to plan the event. I appreciate the fact that Lou Q. was able to find enough mandarin oranges and special treats for each of our students for the Holiday Breakfast. Also thank you to our lunchroom supervisors who kindly packaged the treats for each classroom. Together we are stronger and better together.  We would also like to thank families for the treats shared with us during this past week. We are very grateful. 

Did you know.....we have started classroom cohorted extracurricular actitvies at Sundance such as music, technology and student-led clubs? You can read more here: Extracurricular Clubs 

Early French Immersion Virtual Open House – Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022. Are you considering French Immersion for your Kindergarten and/or Grade 1 child? If so, please join us for an informative evening that will help you understand better the benefits of learning in a second language setting as well as making an important decision about your child's education.  Please see more information in the invitation under Resources here: Virtual French Immersion Information Night
Microsoft Teams will be used to conduct the meeting. The link will be available from the Sundance School website prior to the meeting.
If you have a question, you may ask in advance by completing the form found here Early French Immersion and we will do our best to ensure it is answered.

Kindergarten Registration 2022-23:  Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year begins on Monday, January 17, 2022.  Sundance School is the designated school for students living in Sundance, Midnapore, Chaparral, Walden, Legacy, Wolf Willow, Cranston, Auburn Bay, Mahogany, and Seton.  The CBE has changed the registration process and more information will be posted on the main CBE website during the winter break. CBE Registration

Report Cards:  This year the CBE will have consistent system-wide dates to issue report cards. All schools will release their report cards online the week of February 1-5, 2021. They will be available for viewing using your MyCBE/PowerSchool account. We will provide mroe details as we get closer the date.

On behalf of the staff at Sundance School, we wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, and Happy Holidays.  We hope you have time to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, do some tobogganing or build a snowman.  For those families who are planning on travel outside Canada, safe travels and please review the Government of Canada website travel page to keep up to date with latest requirements upon returning to Canada.

We wish all our families all the best as the new season and New Year approaches. 
Happy Holidays from the Sundance Staff 
Have a wonderful break and see you in the New Year! 







Sep 07
Principal September 2021 Message
​Bienvenue! Welcome to the new school year. The staff at Sundance School would like to extend a warm welcome to all our families for the 2021-2022 school year. We are excited to welcome back returning students and introduce our wonderful Sundance community to our new students.   

At Sundance, we live a culture of caring and that is evident as you step into our building and speak with teachers, administration and support staff. This enables us to focus on our primary objective, academic excellence and learning as unique as every student.  

Currently we have approximately 424 students enrolled, which is close to our spring projections. Painting contractors, and CBE personnel worked diligently over the summer to ensure that these bright and beautiful spaces were ready for our students. In addition, we are especially fortunate this year to have two dedicated classrooms for music instruction and have the learning commons/library return for students to borrow books. A special thank you to our staff for their creativity in determining classroom locations, scheduling and setting up stimulating environments that maximize learning.  

Our partnership with parents is extremely valued. Families who have been through Sundance agree that this is a special and unique school. We are anticipating that parents will begin to enter the school beginning in October once we have more direction from the system. Until then, we appreciate everything parents do behind the scenes to ensure a positive and successful experience for your child. Our staff will soon be working on their Google Classrooms to keep parents connected to the ongoing learning and classroom happenings of their child.  
 
Looking ahead, we wish all our students a wonderful year of learning and growing and “Learning to Soar / Apprendre à s’élever”. Thank you, parents, for your commitment to public education and for allowing us such tremendous opportunities to be a part of your children’s learning experiences. 


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