September Startup Letter 2021-2022
Startup News for September and a Few Important Dates!
We would first like to thank you for your unending support and trust in our school and our teachers this past year. We are so excited about beginning our 2021-2022 school year. On behalf of the staff and administration at École Percy Pegler School, we would like to extend a warm thank you for letting us be a part of your children’s educational journey during this unprecedented time.
We are looking forward to providing your children with a continued sound academic education in a safe, caring and nurturing learning environment that will resume as close to normal as in previous years. ‘Welcome back’ to you and your children who are such an important part of our Percy Pegler community! We would also like to send out a welcome to our new Panther families joining us this upcoming year. Whether you have moved into our area, started ECS with us, or joined our Nature Based Learning Programming, we are expecting to have an incredible 2021-2022 school year together!
Here are some important startup dates and information:
Monday-Friday Office Schedule 2021-2022
EPPS office will open on August 25th
School starts at 8:35 every morning.
School ends at 3:05 every afternoon.
School Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00am- 4:00pm Tel: 403.938.4449
FSD Calendar & ECS Calendar
Please note that all Professional Development Days fall on a Friday. To note which Friday is a school day or a PD day please refer to the FSD calendar at FSD 2021-2022 Calendar
ECS students please refer to your specific days at Kindergarten Calendar
First Day of School Will be a Staggered Entry:
LAST NAME A-L French Immersion ECS - Wednesday, September 1st Morning Only
LAST NAME M-Z French Immersion ECS - Wednesday, September 1st Afternoon Only
LAST NAME A-L English ECS and Nature Based Learning ECS - Thursday, September 2nd Morning Only
LAST NAME M-Z English ECS and Nature Based Learning ECS - Thursday, September 2nd Afternoon Only
NO SCHOOL Friday September 3rd
LAST NAME A-L - Wednesday, September 1st all day
LAST NAME M-Z - Thursday September 2nd all day
NO SCHOOL Friday September 3rd
If you have questions about your child’s bus route please call transportation at (403) 652-6547.
Who is my child’s teacher?
Families will receive an email prior to the first day of school to indicate their homeroom. For new families, we encourage you to either come to the front office where we will have student greeters assist you and your child to their classroom or, you may come to the side entrances of the school where staff and student helpers will assist in finding your child’s classroom.
Although the bell rings at 8:35, our doors will be open to students at 8:15 so that the children may begin to enter the school. We will have kids flow to their classes after the 8:15 bus arrival.
Parking at the school can be challenging and so we recommend that if you are coming to drop your young Panther at the school on the first day that you park at the Rec Plex please.
Wednesday, September 8th All Grade Six Parents
Parent Meeting Date for Grade Six Camp Information (Zoom)
Grade Six Camp Dates are set for Thursday, September 30th and Friday, October 1st
Thursday, September 9th All Nature Based Students and Families
Welcome Evening (In Person)
Friday, September 10th 2:00 – 3:00: Prime Time
Parents are invited back to the school to be a part of our Friday Prime Time. It is our school belief that we are a collaborative K-6 learning culture where our students and staff feel connected to one another. In support of the desire to build healthy relationships between all staff and students, we have created an opportunity, called Prime Time, to participate in school wide activities, events and programs!
Fall Gathering Meet the Teacher (TBD either 16th or 23rd of September)
This IN PERSON evening will give everyone the opportunity to meet and greet families, friends and EPPS staff. We are also planning to host some outdoor entertainment this evening for all EPPS students and families.
School Supplies (Supplies for ECS are included in school fees)
We are excited to offer the opportunity to purchase your school supplies through School Start for the 21/2022 school year. School supplies will NOT be included in your school fees (unless your child is in ECS). Families may wish to use School Start to purchase online for the 2021-2022 school year. If you would prefer to purchase school supplies on your own, that is also ok.
School Supply lists will be posted on the EPPS website soon!
(Please ensure that your child comes to school on the first day with supplies.)
ADDITIONAL ITEMS THAT YOUR CHILD WILL NEED TO BRING TO SCHOOL:
- Indoor gym runners with non-marking soles (NO BLACK SOLES PLEASE)
- A full size back pack and lunch kit
- A box of Kleenex
- A box of non-latex band-aids
- Ear buds
Mabel’s Labels (great way to organize your kids’ things!)
You may wish to check out this opportunity brought to you from our School Council. We wish to bring this to our EPPS families as they end the year and prepare for the summer and the next school year. As an added bonus, if you order your labels as École Percy Pegler School we will receive a % of the funds.
Check out the site at campaigns.mabelslabels.com and search for École Percy Pegler School to order.
School Fees for K-6
EPPS will share school fee information at school start up. Fees will be charged for enhanced course fees, non-curricular fees and transportation fees if applicable. All remaining School Fees will remain the same or decrease in 2021-2022. Fees are established by FSD and reviewed by Alberta Education.
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!
We are looking forward to working with you and your children. We hope that this upcoming year will prove to be a continuation of the eventful progression in our journey to becoming the very best school possible for our students.