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The Invite - CRPS’ February list of school events open to the media

February 2024

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Candlemas at Alpenglow School

Alpenglow School invites you to witness the enchanting tradition of Candlemas on Feb. 1. This unique event, deeply rooted in the school's ethos, sees students from Kindergarten to Gr. 6 engage in the art of making traditional dipped beeswax candles. The day begins at 9 a.m. on the Alpenglow Outdoor Learning Deck, where students, guided by parent volunteers and teachers, embark on a journey that starts with a captivating story of Candlemas. As they craft their candles, they learn not just a skill, but also the values of patience, creativity, and community. This hands-on, outdoor activity, dependent on weather, promises a day filled with warmth and light. For more details, contact Annabel Preece.

Embracing Kindness: Pink Shirt Day at Alpenglow School

On Feb. 28 at 10:45 a.m., Alpenglow School will host a poignant assembly in the Canmore Collegiate Theatre, marking Pink Shirt Day. This student-led event will focus on fostering kindness and inclusivity. Highlighting the day, Knowledge Keepers from the division will share powerful stories, offering insights into the profound impact of kindness. Their narratives will illuminate diverse cultural perspectives on compassion, weaving a tapestry of understanding and empathy. This assembly isn't just an event; it's a celebration of the values that Alpenglow School holds dear, creating a ripple effect of kindness throughout the community. For more details, contact Annabel Preece

Kindergarten Open House at Alpenglow School

Discover the joy of learning at Alpenglow School's Kindergarten Open House on Feb. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. This event is a window into a world where the Alberta Education curriculum harmoniously blends with Waldorf-inspired teaching and nature immersion. Families are invited to explore how Alpenglow integrates the head, hands, and heart into daily learning, offering a holistic approach to education. The open house will showcase classrooms where oral storytelling, sensory awareness games, and creative exploration in nature are everyday experiences. Attendees will meet the dedicated teachers, explore classrooms, and witness firsthand how outdoor play and skill-building activities are not just part of the curriculum but are essential in nurturing a deep connection to the natural world, themselves, and others. Join in this open house to see how Alpenglow's unique approach cultivates a lifelong love for learning, where every activity is an adventure in growth and discovery. For more details, contact Annabel Preece.


Banff Community High School

BCHS Bears' Basketball Showdown

The BCHS gymnasium is set to roar with excitement from Feb. 9 to 10 as the Senior Boys Basketball team hosts their home tournament. This high-energy event, spearheaded by Ian Higginbottom, invites the community, students, and parents to witness the BCHS Bears in action. Competing against top teams from across southern Alberta, the Bears will showcase their skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship. The tournament kicks off at 12 noon on Friday and culminates in a thrilling finale by 4 pm on Saturday. Don't miss this display of athletic prowess and school spirit in the BCHS gym. For more details, contact Ian Higginbottom.


Banff Elementary School

Discover the Journey: Banff Elementary Kindergarten Open House

Embark on an educational adventure at Banff Elementary School's (BES) Kindergarten Open House on Feb. 29, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. This event showcases a unique approach to early learning, where children thrive in a nurturing environment that blends play, exploration, and structured learning. At BES, Kindergarten is more than just the basics; it's about setting a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning. The curriculum emphasizes outdoor play-based activities, encouraging interaction with nature to enhance learning experiences. Additionally, a strong focus on literacy and numeracy ensures children are well-prepared for their elementary years. This open house is a window into a world where belonging, being, and becoming are at the heart of education. For more information, contact Craig Kestle.


Canadian Rockies Outdoor Centre

Empowering Adventure: Avalanche Skills Training for Grade 10 Students

Canadian Rockies Public Schools, in collaboration with the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation, is thrilled to offer a unique and empowering opportunity to all Grade 10 students. From Feb. 5-14, 2024, students will embark on an Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST 1) Certification course, a key component of the Outdoor Learning Centre’s (OLC) WimWe program. This invaluable experience, made possible by the generous support of the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation, equips students with essential avalanche safety skills. Classroom sessions will be held at Canmore Collegiate and Banff Community High Schools, followed by practical field days at Lake Louise Ski Resort. This program, offered at no cost to students, not only enhances their outdoor learning but also fosters a deeper connection with the natural world. For more details, contact the OLC’s Colleen Lee.


Canmore Collegiate High School

Navigating Teen Substance Use: A Parent's Guide

Join Canmore Collegiate High School, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m., for Part 2 of its Youth Well-Being Series Session, “'Substance Use: Safety Planning/Harm Reduction for Parents.” Facilitated by the Town of Canmore's Youth/Teen Family Support Worker, Alida Kelly, the session will dive deep into strategies for harm reduction, cover how to engage in meaningful conversations with teens and tweens about substance use, and address prevalent myths. The talk will feature critical topics like opioids, Naloxone, testing, and treatment options. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and resources to support your child's well-being. For more details, contact Hans Holthuis.


Elizabeth Rummel School

Exploring Early Education: Kindergarten Open House at ERS

On Feb. 13, from 6 to 7 p.m., Elizabeth Rummel School (ERS) invites parents of prospective Kindergarten students for the 2024-2025 school year to its Kindergarten Open House. This event, held in the school library, offers a unique opportunity for parents to delve into the dual-track programs available at ERS, encompassing both English and French Immersion. The open house will feature presentations by the Kindergarten teachers, providing insights into a day in the life of a Kindergarten student at ERS. Parents will learn about the academic components of the programs and discover the various celebrations and highlights that mark the school year. This event is an invaluable chance for parents to understand the enriching educational journey that awaits their children at ERS. For more details, contact Nicole Skwara.


Exshaw School

Discover Kindergarten at Exshaw School

Embark on an educational journey at Exshaw School's Kindergarten Open House on March 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. Led by Principal Jody Keon, this event is a golden opportunity for new registrations and families to explore the vibrant world of Kindergarten. The evening will unfold with an insightful review of the Kindergarten program, offering a glimpse into how Exshaw School nurtures young minds. Families will learn valuable tips on preparing for this exciting new chapter. The event also features light snacks and a guided tour of the school, showcasing the nurturing and stimulating learning environment. For more details, contact Jody Keon or Tegan Powell.