Ecole St. Mary's Principal's Message page

Principal's Message

Principal’s Message

Welcome! On behalf of the staff at Ecole St. Mary, we would like to welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year which begins Tuesday, September 5, 2023. We hope you had a wonderful summer and we are very much looking forward to seeing you.


Back to school is a wonderful time; it is a new beginning, a time to connect, to reconnect and it is the beginning of a journey. We are looking forward to a wonderful year.


We have new staff members joining us this year. We welcome:

Mrs. Katie Rosen is returning from maternity leave in 6RE
Mme Pauline Eudes is back in French Immersion Kindergarten (KEI)

Mrs. Kelsey Rutkowski in 4/5SE 

Mme Alaina Sulek as a PSIII practicum student in 3DI

Mrs. Frida Erickson in KCE


At ESM, we use various methods of communication. School Messenger is used to share important school wide messages. Teachers will be communicating through Spaces, which is also our reporting platform. Please ensure to check regularly so that you can follow along with your child’s education journey. We have monthly newsletters, our website, email ([email protected],) Social Media Posts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.) A school wide ‘Remind’ message is sent weekly to inform families of special events for each week; be sure to sign up. Of course, you are always welcome to call our office (403-327-3098) if you have any questions. We are happy to help. Please note that we will be trying to go paperless as much as possible, so please keep your eyes open for Field Trip Forms digitally. More information will be sent to ensure you are aware.


Please consider joining us for our first School Council Meeting and AGM that is scheduled for Wednesday, September 20th in the ESM library. This is a wonderful group of parents that plan for our school. Mark your calendar for September 21st. We will have our Opening Mass at Assumption Parish at 9:00 am. That evening we will host the Welcome Back BBQ and Family Blessing, which begins promptly at 5:30pm. Because it is a religious celebration and blessing, doors close at 5:30pm and will reopen once the liturgy is complete for the BBQ. After that, you can meet your child’s learning team! It is a wonderful way to kick off the year as a community. 


Operations Updates for this year:

  • Morning Supervision begins at 7:45 am. Buses arrive at 7:45 am. There is NO SUPERVISION before that time. Please do not plan to have your child dropped off before then. School begins at 8:00 am.
  • Do not park in the bus drop off zone, please. There is a parent drop off zone past the flagpole. Please note, this is not for parking, it is only for drop off. It is a busy place so please ensure you are doing your part to help buses.
  • After School Pick Up: The final bell rings at 3:00pm. Parents are asked to make arrangements to pick their children right after school. Please pick up your child outside their zone door.


  • Breakfast and Lunch programs: We will have breakfast grab and go items for students as they arrive in the morning. We also have lunch items for students if they require food. These programs begin on September 11th.
  • If you are coming to the school, please make an appointment. Parents and guardians must check in at the office. Thank you for your cooperation.


It is going to be an incredible year. Thank you for choosing Ecole St. Mary for your child’s education. We look forward to partnering with you in your child’s education for a successful year full of learning, fun and growth.


Yours in Christ,

Kiera Bouchard

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