I hate to admit it, but it's coming up very quickly. Have you thought about what your children will do this summer when school is out? This week I have included information from the Calgary Public Library and some other free or low cost activities for children to do in Calgary. Next week I will include some things your children can do at home that will help keep them entertained and learning over the summer break.
This was a very busy week at school. We started the week with Mac'stache day. This event was sponsored by our Grade 5/6 Leadership students to raise money for Fort MacMurray. This event raised $100. that will be added to the Grade 5/6 challenge to the school to raise $500. If we meet this goal we will have a Super Splash Waterball event to celebrate!
Tuesday was Bike to School Calgary Day! We had approximately 110 riders (not including parents) and every one had a helmet! Thanks to ProHab for working with us to make this day so impactful for our community and to our families for recognizing the importance of safe physical activity! If your child has a bike, scooter, trike, roller blades or skateboard, PLEASE be sure that they are wearing a helmet. We love their brains and we want them to be safe. It's also the law in Alberta.
Inspired by Bike to School event, this week many classes learned about being healthy. With the beautiful warm weather this week lots of our students spent time learning new frisbee games and about keeping their bodies healthy.
Students learned and shared their understandings in lots of ways this week. Here are just a few samples from Twitter.
What can we do this summer?
Calgary Public Library
Village Square Library offers lots of activities for the whole family and we are lucky that it is within walking distance of the school! In addition to books, they have audio books, movies, music, iPads and computers that you can borrow at NO COST! They also offer so many programs that it takes TWO pages just to describe them! Click here or take your family there to find out more. Everyone who lives in Calgary can get a free library card.
Village Square Leisure Center
This amazing City of Calgary facility has activities that would interest every member of your family and there are programs all summer long.
Costs for programs vary but if your family qualifies, check out Fair Entry fee subsidy programs. You apply once for FIVE subsidy programs. You can apply either online or at the Village Square Public Library.
City of Calgary Recreation
There are programs both inside and outside available all summer. Click to open the Program Guide and choose the activity you are interested in on the left side.
There are still lots of spaces available for summer programs. FREE programs are offered at St. Patrick School or our school playground on July 4 - 8 from 10:00am to 3:30 pm. Stay 'n Play is for children aged 3 - 5 accompanied by an adult and Park 'n Play is for children age 6 - 12. This is held You can pre-register online or at Village Square.
While the fairgrounds can be pricey, Calgary Stampede offers lots of FREE events for families, including free breakfasts every day during Stampede. The breakfast and entertainment at Rope Square is world famous and fun for everyone. You can drive but parking is challenging- why not take Calgary Transit.
115 activities for children and families. Many have a cost attached, but some don't.
FamilyFunCalgary has a calendar of family events. Click on the event to get more information.
Remember to check out our school website - http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b347