Oct 24
New Principal Message

Dear École Tuscany School Staff and Families,

I cannot begin to express how humbled and grateful I am to be joining the École Tuscany School learning community. Through the conversations I have had with Patrick and Laura, I know that the staff are deeply committed to the academic excellence and well being of the students at École Tuscany School and I am excited to be part of the wonderful work already being done. I look forward to meeting you, having conversations about the students, and learning about the incredible things happening in the school, classrooms and community.

After completing my degrees in English Literature and Elementary Education at the University of Calgary, I began my career with the Calgary Board of Education in August, 1995 at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Junior High School. I learned so much in this first teaching experience about finding ways to meet the varied needs of all students while honouring their individual gifts and talents. From there, I moved to H.D. Cartwright School where I held various teaching positions and finished as a Learning Leader. During this time, I completed my Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Administration. My next position was as an Area Learning Leader in the Area 1 Office supporting the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement. This was a fabulous opportunity for me to get a broader system perspective as well as an understanding of all the supports and services available to schools to support their learners. For the next 5 years, I held Assistant Principal positions at Arbour Lake School, Simon Fraser School and finished with the fantastic opportunity to open a new school, William D. Pratt School.

My most recent position has been as Principal of F.E. Osborne School; my home for the last 5 years. As some of you already know, F.E. Osborne is a dual track program consisting of a community program and an early French Immersion program. In this role I have been committed to creating a strong sense of community where each learner or staff member has a sense of belonging regardless of program. I have continued to prioritize professional learning on developing robust and engaging learning tasks, coupled with strong assessment practices so that teachers develop a clear understanding of each learner, and their next steps. In the French Immersion program we have also focused on improving students’ oral language skills through the use of the Neuro-Linguisitic Approach.

Although leaving F.E. Osborne School is difficult, I am truly excited about this amazing opportunity to learn alongside the students, families and staff of École Tuscany School. I hope that my experiences and leadership will add to what is already a very successful school community. My first official day at École Tuscany School will be Monday, November 6. I look forward to meeting you in the coming months and truly coming to know what makes each of your children special.

Lesley Scullion

Sep 26
Inform | Tuscany Principal

Hello / Bonjour Tuscany Families,

After careful consideration, I have accepted the principalship of Discovering Choices & Westview schools. It's a tremendous opportunity and I look forward to my next journey.

It has been a true joy working at École Tuscany School over the past couple of years. We have accomplished so much in such a brief time. It is difficult to say goodbye to such a supportive community, such hard working dedicated staff, and such wonderful children. I am fortunate to have been a part of this exceptional learning community and I will always look back with fond memories. Collectively, we have made a great difference for our students.

My last day at Tuscany School will be Thursday September 28. Our senior leadership team will begin the process of hiring a new principal immediately, further information will follow.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Patrick Tomczyk, PhD


Sep 05
Startup Sept 2023 - Welcome Back

Hello / Bonjour,

Welcome back for another exciting school year!

I post a weekly "Principal's Message" under the "news story" section. Please take a look there for the weekly message.

Patrick Tomczyk, PhD


Jun 29
End of School Year

​Thank you to our students, teachers and families for another terrific school year.

I hope you all have a restful and safe summer. The school is closed for the summer months and our teachers and office staff are away from the school July 1 right up until August 28th.

​Our first day of School is Thursday August 31. Homeroom teachers will be contacting families in late August to welcome them back and to provide details on back to school.

Patrick Tomczyk, PhD


Sep 06
Weekly Message

​Hello / Bonjour,​

I post a weekly Principal's Message under the news story section. Please take a look there for the weekly message.

Patrick Tomczyk, PhD


Aug 31
Welcome Back

Hello / Bonjour École Tuscany School families,

Welcome back to school - Bonne rentrée scolaire!

We hope everyone had a wonderful summer with a chance to rest and relax and are ready and excited for school to begin. Our teachers have been busy prepping their classrooms over the last 3 days and are so excited to welcome the students back.

Important Reminders

A few important reminders for new and returning families. The below information can be found on our Tuscany School website.

Our school hours for our French Immersion and English program are:

Monday - ThursFri
Morning 8:27 - 11:308:27-12:40
Lunch 11:30 - 12:10 
Afternoon 12:10 - 2:55 



Monday - Thurs
Morning 8:40 - 11:308:40-12:40
Lunch 11:30 - 12:10 
Afternoon 12:10 - 2:45 

If you are running late, and will not make it on time for the bell at 8:27, please bring your child to the front office door.

Our School Calendar can be found here; including Kinder Friday dates.

Traffic Safety

Ensuring our students get to school safely is everyone's responsibility. Please be mindful of crosswalks, parking rules and speed limits when you are near our school, especially during the morning drop-off and afternoon dismissal times. The parking lot south of the school is reserved for staff. Students should not be in the parking lot and it should not be used as a drop off or pick-up area or as a place to tie your dogs. Please do not cut across to the main sidewalk in front of the garbage bins to access the school grounds. The parking lot is a dangerous place and we would like to ensure the safe access of our students to our playground. Parking in front of the School (busing zone) during School days as well as portions of Tuscany Hill is prohibited and monitored by Calgary Parking Authority.


Kiss and Drop Area

The area from the parking lot to the three-way stop on Tuscany Hill is a no parking zone, as indicated by the many No Parking signs. As such there is no parking at any time in this area throughout the day. This would include Kindergarten drop off and pick up. Rather, this area is used as a Kiss and Drop, where you can actively drop your children off and then proceed on with the rest of your day. Volunteers with current Police Security Clearance are always appreciated and if you would like to help in this area you can contact the Kiss n Drop coordinator at tuscanykissndrop@gmail.com.

School Council News

Lookout on September 1 for large yard welcome signs, located on the west side of the school on Tuscany Hill NW. This is a great photo opportunity for the first day of school.

Mark your calendars for September 8th at 6:30pm for our first, in person, school council meeting of the year. The Social Committee is also planning a very special welcome to parents and guardians including refreshments, food and fun prizes. This is an opportunity for parents/guardians to mingle and feel welcomed to our school and to our School Council. More details will be sent home early next week.  Please sign up for school council emails here: https://tinyurl.com/tuscanyschoolcouncil and please visit the Tuscany School Council webpage.

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning!

À bientôt,​

Patrick Tomczyk, PhD


Jun 22
Summer Break

Have a great summer everyone! Stay safe and we will see you September 1st. 

Please visit our back to school page for important information about September 1st. Please note, our school office is closed from Jul 1 – Aug 29th.


Link | Tuscany Back to School

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