Apr 20

Events for the Week of April 23-27, 2018

Monday April 23rd – Friday April 27th – Grade 9 Trips week.

  • Grade 9 students are travelling around the cities of Calgary, Quebec, Ontario, Laval and Bamfield on the West Coast.
  • Special program and schedule for grade 9 students not travelling  – Regular School hours.

Special notes.

  • You may notice that the south entrance to the school parking lot is now open. We would ask that you respect the student drop off and pick up times indicated on the signs. We are still hopeful that this is only temporary. Please watch for students and other cars. Safety First!
  • You will notice that we will have a new Tom Baines website later this week. We hope that you will find it more user friendly. This is a work in progress so we hope to make improvements over the next two months.


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Apr 16

Events for the Week of April 16-20th, 2018

Monday April 16th – Start-up of last Grade 6 Comp Wheel Rotation

School Council Meeting – 7:00 PM Learning Commons, All parents/guardians are encouraged to attend. Mr. Petrowitsch will be sharing information regarding next year’s budget.

Tuesday April 17th – Selected Grade 7 Students to Invention Convention at City Hall

Wednesday April 18th – Final Mandatory Parent meeting for Grade 9 Out of Province Trips 7:00 PM – various locations in the school (will be posted)

Friday April 20th

– Non Student Day

– Student Learning Conferences – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Drop In sessions only. NO online booking.

Special Notes:

  • Weather permitting, starting on Monday April 16th, the south entrance to the Tom Baines parking lot will be open as we wait for a Development Permit. We will ask that parents use the same hours for student drop off and pick up as the other entrance. There will be signs and pylons. Our hope is that this will only be temporary. Please drive safe. Safety over convenience.
  • Tom Baines School will be hosting the 20th Anniversary of the opening of Tom Baines School. This will be held at the school on Saturday May 12th from 10:00AM – 2:00 PM. It will be an Open House Format and more details will follow. Please pass this on to all former students and families.
  • If your are at all interested in learning more about next year’s budget for Tom Baines School, please attend the school council meeting this coming Monday at 7:00 PM in the Learning Commons.


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Apr 06

Events for the week of April 9 -13, 2018

Wednesday April 11th – Grade 8 French Field Trip to La Chaumiere Restaurant 10:30 AM – 1:45 PM

Thursday April 12th – Grade 9 Math Contest – Students are pre-selected by their Math teachers.

  • Count Basie Concert at Jack Singer Concert Hall – 7:00 PM – Limited tickets through Mr. Mailman


Special Notes:

  • On Friday April 20th we will be holding our third and final Student Learning Conferences. These will be drop in sessions or a teacher may phone a parent and request a meeting. There is NO online booking. Teachers are available between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
  • If you or your child are moving prior to September please notify the school immediately so we can update our records. With the new Student Information System coming online in June, we need this updated information as soon as possible.
  • Thank you for your cooperation with refraining from coming into the school parking lot. It appears that the new colour coded signs are working.  Your cooperation with the south entrance situation is appreciated also. We have put the chain back up as the driveway is not safe or useable. We will update you when you get any news from either CBE or the City of Calgary.


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Mar 29

Events for the week of April 2 – 6, 2018

Monday April 2ndNo School – Spring Break


Tuesday April 3rdSchool Resumes – regular times

Wednesday April 4th – Grade 9 Vaccinations –

  • Grade 8 Band students leaves for  Camp at 9:00 AM
  • Grade 9 Outdoor Ed Camp leaves at 3:30 PM

Thursday April 5th – Grade 7 Invention Convention – 7:00 – 8:00 PM – At Tom Baines School – All grade 7 parents are invited to attend.

Friday April 6th – Grade 8 band students return from Camp at 3:00 PM

  • Grade 9 Outdoor Ed Camp returns 3:30 PM


Special note:

  • When we return from Spring Break you will see new colour coded signs at the entrance to the school parking lot. The RED sign will indicate that you should NOT enter the parking lot. When you see a GREEN sign please feel free to enter. The only exception is for parents volunteering at the school or on a field trip. Please respect the new signs and the  hours indicated on the signs. If there are no signs you may enter.


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Mar 16

Events for the Week of March 19-23, 2018

Monday March 19th – Spring Production Rehearsal in AM,  production in PM for Grades 6 & 8 , Evening production starting at 7:00 PM

Tuesday March 20th – Spring Production for Feeder Elementary Schools in AM, production in PM for Grades 7 & 9, Evening Production starting at 7:00 PM.

  • Block Change –Blocks  1-4-3-2

Thursday March 22nd – All grade 9 Students to the Zoo – All Day

  • Classes 7-14, 7-09, 7-10, 7-13,  7-17 – Going to Movie – Wrinkle in Time in AM.

Friday March 23rd – Non Student Day

 Tuesday April 3rdClasses Resume.


Special notes:

  • You will see new signs at the entrance to the school parking area after Spring Break.  We are attempting to be clearer on the expectations regarding student drop off, pick up and the hours when parents are permitted to enter the school parking area. They are colour coded so we hope this will make it easier.  If you are volunteering for a school field trip you may access the school visitor parking area outside of the stated hours.  This applies only if you are volunteering.
  • There are a small number of tickets still available for the Spring Production “Singing in the Rain”.  They can be purchased in the office on Monday or Tuesday .
  • Have a great Spring Break, Happy Easter and we look forward to the staff and students returning on TUESDAY April 3rd, 2018.

Let’s hope Spring is finally here!


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Mar 12

Events for the week of March 12 – 16, 2018

Monday March 12th

  • Grade 6 Students to the Zoo – 6-06 & 6-04

 Tuesday March 13th

  • Grade 6 Students to the Zoo – 6-03 & 6-07
  • Grade 9 Concrete Theatre Presentation – in School

Wednesday March 14th

  • Grade 6 Students to the Zoo – 6-01

Friday March 16th

  • Students Dismissed at 11:52
  • Spring Production Set up in Afternoon.

 Special note:

  • We have received a few inquiries regarding our early dismissals on Friday this month. This year is a bit of an anomaly with our four Fridays in March. We have to balance the number of hours of instruction that students  receive and  hours that teachers teach. When teachers are asked to give up their evenings with their families for Open Houses and Conferences we are required to take that into consideration. We also work with a variety of Unions that have agreements on the number of hours that staff can be asked to work. We have tried to coordinate any “time off on Fridays” to coincide with Edgemont with Friday afternoons. This Friday is a PD day where 29 staff members will be receiving their First Aid Training for the safety of all students. Next Friday is set aside for setting up for our Spring Production and the fourth Friday is a non-student day set by CBE. We will look at this with next year’s calendar and try to avoid the 4 Fridays in a row.
  • Singing in the Rain – Spring Production tickets are available for March 19 and 20 evening performances.


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Mar 02

Events for the week of March 5-9, 2018

Monday March 5th – 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Official Opening of Tom Baines School on March 5th, 1998.

Please remember to wear Tom Baines Boas Colours Black/Green.  There will be a special event for all students

during BOA time in the Learning Commons.

Thursday March 8th – One World Celebration 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Resource Fair – Everyone Welcome.

Friday March 9th – Professional Development Day – No School for Students.

Special Notes:

  • Monday March 5th marks the 20th Anniversary of the Official Opening of Tom Baines School. We have a special surprise for the students during BOA time in the Learning Commons. Please remind your child to wear the Tom Baines Boa colours of Black and Green. We will be holding a special event for former staff and students on Saturday May 12th, 2018 from 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM. All alumni are welcome.
  • City of Calgary Police have been notified and will be issuing tickets for parents parked in the crosswalk area or when dropping off in the driveway entrance to the school parking lot. We are working with The Calgary Parking Authority to begin issuing tickets to those that enter the school parking lot prior to 9:00 AM (for any reason other than medical) or entering after 3:00 PM until the pylons are removed at 4:00 PM. If you are meeting with a teacher or group after 3:00 PM please notify the office  by signing into the office.
  • Safety over convenience.

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Feb 23

Events for the week of February 26 – March 2, 2018

 Monday February 26th – Grade Assemblies during BOA time (ALL grades)

  • School Council 7:00 PM Learning Commons.

Tuesday February 27th  – Anti-Bullying Hitmen Game (Student already signed up) (9:00 am to 3:00 pm)

  • Grades 6 & 9 Math Contest (Selected and notified by Math teachers)

Wednesday February 28th – Outdoor Ed Ski Trip (Students already signed up) (7:00 am to 5:00 pm)

  • Pink Shirt Day in Support of Anti-Bullying.

Thursday March 1st – Grade 6 & 7 orientation – 1:00 – 3:00 PM (Edgemont and Captain John Palliser students only)

(Regular Classes for our students  with regular start  and end times) 8:45 am to 3:35 pm  but  Blocks will run  1, 4, 3, 2.

Open House 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Friday March 2nd –  11:52 Dismissal for Students





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