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CBE Three-Year Capital and Modular Plans

November 15th, 2014

From the Calgary Board of Education:

Dear community partner:

The Calgary Board of Education is experiencing unprecedented growth. The demand for schools in new and developing communities, as well as additional space in existing schools, pose a significant challenge. During our public engagements, stakeholders have demonstrated their desire to learn how CBE prioritizes new school construction, major modernizations of existing buildings, and requests for modular classrooms. In the spring of 2014 CBE engaged the public to establish ranking criteria for all capital projects.

Annually in the spring, CBE develops a Three-Year School Capital Plan. It contains detailed information on student enrolment, utilization rates, and requests for funding for modernizations and new school construction. Similarly, each fall, CBE develops a Modular Classroom Plan detailing the need for modular classrooms throughout the system. Funding for all school capital projects is determined and approved by the Government of Alberta based on each school board’s capital plan and modular plan.

We would be pleased to have you share the links to these important documents with your community. We believe all residents, whether or not they are connected to our schools, may have an interest in the content. We are committed to transparency as we work to accommodate all students in an environment that ensures the Calgary Board of Education is the dynamic learning community of choice.

CBE 2015 – 2018 Three-Year Capital Plan
CBE 2015 – 2016 Modular Classroom Plan

If you have any questions, please contact Planning & Transportation at 403-817-7227.

Ramsay School Open House on January 22

December 19th, 2012

Ramsay School invites you to their Open House on January 22:

Hello Friends of Ramsay School!


We are very excited to be offering an opportunity for new families to learn more about Ramsay School at our upcoming Open House on Tuesday, January 22nd.


Parent volunteers will graciously tour prospective Kindergarten through grade 6 families and answer any questions you may have about the fabulous learning program offered at Ramsay School.


We are offering drop-in tours during the day from 9:30-11:00 a.m. and during the evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m.


This is a great opportunity to meet some of Ramsay parents, staff and the school’s principal.


We are very pleased to be offering:


  • A full-time kindergarten program
  • Before and After School Care (and care on early dismissal and PD days)
  • Opportunities for families from out of area to register- drop your child off on your way to work!
  • An outstanding Reggio Inspired Learning Environment for K-6


Please feel free to pass on the attached flyer to any interested families!

We hope to see you there!



Michelle Speight


Coffee with the Ramsay School Principal

October 14th, 2012

From Michelle Speight, Principal of Ramsay School:

Every two months I host a “Coffee with the Principal”, and I wanted to let everyone know that it isn’t just for Ramsay School parents, it’s also for the general community.

Here are the dates for this year,

  • December 13th (2:30-3:30) Ramsay School
  • February 7th (2:30-3:30) Ramsay School
  • April 11 (2:30-3:30) Ramsay School
  • June 6th (2:30-3:30) Ramsay School

If you have any questions, thoughts or questions please do not hesitate to call me, email me or pop by any time. I would be more than happy to chat.

Michelle Speight,
Principal, Ramsay School

Park Your Car at Ramsay School and Avoid the Stampede Entrance Line-up

July 11th, 2012

The East Gate is the fastest way to get into the Stampede grounds.

And Ramsay School is the best place to to park near the East Gate.

You can avoid line-ups at the Stampede entrance if you park at the Ramsay School and take the short walk to the East Gate.

Here’s a map with directions from Ramsay School to the East Gate.

Parking is $20 for all-day parking, and $5 for fireworks parking (after 8:30 pm).

All proceeds go to Ramsay School arts programming.

Ramsay School Parent Council Needs Volunteers for Stampede Parking

June 13th, 2012

The Ramsay School Parent Council’s Alison Boyd sends this call for volunteers:

Ramsay School Parent Council is looking for volunteers to park cars, build community and raise funds for student learning. Stampede Parking – July 6th to 15th.


Please contact Alison:

You’re Invited to Ramsay School’s 100 Year Celebration!

June 3rd, 2012

Ramsay School families, alumni, and community members are all invited!

Friday, June 22, 2012, Ramsay School takes pleasure in celebrating the school’s 100th Birthday.

Please mark your calendars to join us for the big event. Fun activities will include:

Coffee with the Principal and school tours
11:30-1:00 PM

Family and Community Barbeque Picnic
4:00-6:00 PM

Ramsay student tribute with Trickster Theatre and Resident Artist-Tracy Franks
6:00-7:00 PM

Many hands make work more manageable; please offer your time to volunteer to support this huge undertaking. A volunteer schedule will be available at the school for sign up; Ramsay families and community members are all welcome to lend a hand!

Thank you to all our parents who have contributed a significant amount of time to plan and coordinate this event!

Coffee with the Ramsay School Principal on Thursday May 31st

May 29th, 2012

This is a reminder about this Thursday’s Coffee with the Ramsay School Principal:

Would you Like to Learn More about Ramsay School?

You’re Invited… Coffee with the Ramsay School Principal

All Ramsay community members (present parents, potential parents, business owners, neighbours, alumni) are invited to join me for a very informal“coffee with the principal” on Thursday, May 31st at 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the school library. Please join me for coffee, tea and cookies (I’m buying!) and let’s chat about our community and school, our past, present and future and the legacy we all leave together.

I sincerely look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions, thoughts or questions please do not hesitate to call me, email me or pop by any time. I would be more than happy to chat.

Michelle Speight,
Principal, Ramsay School