Startup Letter 2022-2023 and information
Start Up News for September and a Few Important Dates!
We are excited about beginning our 2022-2023 school year but first would like to thank you for a wonderful 2021-2022 and hope that you will have an enjoyable and a restful summer! 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!
We are looking forward to providing your children with a continued sound academic education in a safe, caring and nurturing learning environment. We would like to send out a huge ‘welcome back’ for the fall to both you and your children who are such an important part of our Percy Pegler community! Here are some important start up dates and information.
Monday-Friday Office Schedule 2022-2023 EPPS office will open on August 24th, 2023 School starts at 8:30 every morning.
School ends at 3:10 every afternoon.
*Please note the change in bell times for this upcoming year
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
Yearly schedule for our ECS students - please refer to your days for your specific Program:
English: students will attend school daily from 12:00 - 3:10 Monday through Friday.
French Immersion: Monday/Wednesday and scheduled Friday’s according to the ECS calendar
Nature Based Learning Explore: students will attend Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
First Day of School! We are doing a Staggered Entry:
LAST NAME A-L Tuesday, September 6th all day LAST NAME M-Z Wednesday, September 7th all day
All students in attendance on Thursday and Friday for Grades 1-6 Kindergarten Start Up Please note your specific Program Details
French Immersion LAST NAME A-L Wednesday, September 7th Morning Only 8:30 – 12:10 French Immersion LAST NAME M-Z Wednesday, September 7th Afternoon Only 1:00 – 3:10 All students in attendance for Friday, September 9th
Nature Based Learning LAST NAME A-L Wednesday, September 7th Morning Only 8:30 – 12:10 Nature Based Learning LAST NAME M-Z Wednesday, September 7th Afternoon Only 1:00 – 3:10 All students in attendance for Thursday, September 8th
English LAST NAME A-L Wednesday, September 7th Afternoon 1:00 – 3:10 English LAST NAME M-Z Thursday, September 8th Afternoon 1:00 – 3:10 All students in attendance for Friday, September 9th in the afternoon.
Who will be my child’s teacher?
Families will receive an email Friday September 2nd to indicate their child’s homeroom and a map to let you know where to find your child’s doors. For new families, we encourage you to either come to the front office doors where we will have greeters assist you and your child to their classroom doors. 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 8:30, 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.
Transportation: If you have questions about your child’s bus route please call transportation at (403) 652-6547. Or go to the FSD website to apply for transportation. www.fsd38.ab.ca
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Fall Gathering Meet the Teacher and Outdoor Spaces Launch Sept 22nd
Mark your calendars! This 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. This evening will also be our School Council Outdoor Spaces launch and silent/live auction.
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 22/2023 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 2022-2023 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! Please note that this should be up and ready by July 10th.
(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.
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Want to learn more? Check out this 2 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vTO_Qg4n80
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 2022-2023. Fees are established by FSD and reviewed by Alberta Education.
NATURE BASED Families, although our intentions were to institute program fees this year we did not collect. In order to do the incredible things we do we will need to follow through with a Division 1 fee (K-3) of $150.00 and Division 2 fee of $250.00. All fees will be collected through Maplewood or through the office with Miss Linda.
CAMP in the FALL for GRADE SIX STUDENTS
All grade sixes will be going to participate in a camp this fall! Mark your calendars for September 21st - 22nd. The intentions are to bring all of our sixes together to build community and leadership.
There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Thursday September 8th at 6:30. If there are parents who might be interested in volunteering please be sure to fill in a volunteer form with the office at start up in September and please request your criminal record check (this takes a few weeks so you may wish to do this soon!) We will also need a parent who
can transport our gear. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Morrison at email@example.com
SEE YOU SOON!