CAPSC | Giving parents a voice

Welcome to another year of collaborating to improve education for our children. 

Update on CBE Transportation Issues
As stated in the media, CAPSC continues to have major concerns about the CBE's new transportation strategy. Thanks to Trustee Hurdman for bringing forward the Extraordinary Monitoring Report Request, which passed by a 4:3 vote at the September 15 board meeting.  You will hear from us shortly regarding plans to raise more awareness on this issue.  Link here for a full update.

Want to share your opinion about the CBE’s changes to transportation? 

• Sign The Petition 

• Contact Education Stakeholders

Upcoming Events

CAPSC Meeting | Monday, September 28 | 6:15 PM
Calgary Arts Academy | Knob Hill Campus | 2036 - 20th Avenue S.W.

Part 1 -  6:15 p.m.  Member Voice - We want to hear from membership on what issues in education affect you, so please come armed with ideas.  If you are not able to attend, please send an email to info@capsc.ca.
Part 2 - 7:30 p.m. Living with Learning Challenges - Former high school resource teacher Sarah Bieber will speak on how to support these children. The presentation begins by putting you in the shoes of a child who struggles with learning, then provides tools and specific strategies to help. Link here for a full description of the Learning Challenges Presentation.

School Traffic Safety Week - October 5 - 9, 2015
Traffic safety is of key interest to many school councils. Find safe and effective resources councils can use to improve traffic safety at tsk.capsc.ca. Our traffic safety week will run from October 5 to 9th, 2015. Use these dates, or modify the tools to suit your own school calendar.

New School Year, New President
Lisa Davis has agreed to take on this essential role for CAPSC as the 2015/16 school year begins. She has spent the last year and a half working with parents and government to bring more schools to Calgary, which garnered a CAPSC Volunteer of the Year finalist award in 2014. Her passion and tireless work ethic will serve her well in advocating as a formal voice for Calgary parents. You can contact Lisa directly at president@capsc.ca.

Learning Opportunities

The Mask You Live In - Free Presentation at Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School
Monday, September 30 | 7 PM | 220 Canterbury Drive SW

Scarlett's School Council is sponsoring this film screening, followed by a panel discussion including special guests from Calgary Sexual Health Centre's WiseGuyz Program.  The documentary explores how our culture's narrow definition of masculinity may be harming our boys, men and society at large. (Recommended for ages 16 and older.) The presentation is free, but donations for the Friends of Scarlett will be gratefully accepted at the door. For more information, check the Scarlett Film Presentation flyer.

STEM Workshops
Mathematics educator Dr. Gina Cherkowski offers STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) workshops to Grade 5+ students. More details can be found in this STEM Learning Labs document.

Free Memberships
Please let parents know that thanks to the generosity of a corporate sponsor, free individual memberships are currently available.

We Need Your Help!
Whether you can donate an hour of your time to support an event, or take on a more formal role with CAPSC, we need your energy in improving this forum for parent voice in education.  
We are also looking for reasonably priced meeting space so we can continue to communicate directly with parent members.  If you are willing to volunteer or have suggestions for an available space available, please email info@capsc.ca

Thank you for the work you do to improve education for Calgary's children.