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Here’s a look at some excellent Christmas events taking place at schools throughout the district.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11

EVENT: CHRISTMAS CONCERT

School: GW Smith Elementary?Time: 7:00 pm?Location: CrossRoads Church?Details: Families will gather for another amazing annual school Christmas concert.

Contact: Kim Falls at 403-346-3838

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19?EVENT: PARENT COUNCIL CHRISTMAS STORE School: Normandeau

Time: Daily?Location: School?Details: The school council will be opening the Children’s Christmas Store, a place where children may purchase items for their loved ones at prices ranging from $1 to $8. This hopefully will help families with the added costs that Christmas always brings, while allowing the children to be a bigger part of the spirit of Christmas giving. The store is not a fundraiser as all proceeds directly fund this events. Contact: Doreen Wiesner at 403-342-0727

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12

EVENT: CHRISTMAS MUSICAL

School: Annie L. Gaetz Elementary?Time: 7:00 pm?Location: Memorial Centre?Details: Students in grades 1-5 will be performing in the Christmas Musical “I Need A Little Christmas Vacation” Contact: Moira Milne at 403-347-5660

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12

EVENT: FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

School: Don Campbell?Time: 6:30 pm?Location: School Gymnasium?Details: DCE students and their family are welcome to attend our first Family Movie Night, featuring “Despicable Me 3”. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $10/ family which includes a small bag of popcorn and a bottle of water per person. Chairs and benches are available for adults. Students may bring a pillow, stuffie or blanket to lie on. Additional popcorn and water will be available at a cost. All proceeds will go towards our Grade Five Camp.

Contact: Mellanie Kopec at 403-346-2611

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12

EVENT: WINTER BAND CONCERT

School: Westpark Middle?Time: 7:00 pm?Location: School Gymnasium?Details: Sr. and Jr. Bands, students in grades 6-8, will perform pieces they have been working on.

Contact: Laurie Shapka at 403-347-8911

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13

EVENT: RED DEER PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD MEETING?Time: 1:00 pm?Location: Central Service Office, Board Room Details: Regular school board meeting.

Contact: Cyndi Ramsfield at 403-342-3713

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13

EVENT: REBELS VISIT

School: Annie L. Gaetz Elementary?Time: 10:30 am?Location: Various Classrooms within School?Details: Rebels come to visit the Kindergarten to grade 5 classes.

Contact: Lauren Dempster at 403-347-5660

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13

EVENT: WINTER FORMAL DANCE

School: Central Middle?Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm?Location: School Gymnasium?Details: Students will get into the festive season by attending a fun winter formal dance.?Contact: Nathan Good at 403-346-4397

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13

EVENT: KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 12 WORSHIP TIME?School: Gateway Christian?Time: 9:45 am

Location: Main Gymnasium

Details: Grade 3-5 choir and Grade 7 Band will be sharing their gifts/talents with our school community.?Contact: Cathy McCullough at 403-346-5795

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13

EVENT: WINTER CELEBRATION

School: Hunting Hills High?Time: 7:00 pm?Location: School Gymnasium 2?Details: Music concert, art show, and dessert intermission featuring performances by Concert Band, Jazz Band, Rock Band, Drumline, and Steel Drum ensembles. Tickets are $10 each and can be bought at the HHHS Bookstore or at the Door.

Contact: Greg Wheeler at 403-342-6655 ext. 1313

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13

EVENT: CHRISTMAS CONCERT

School: Mattie McCullough Elementary?Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm?Location: CrossRoads Church?Details: Mattie McCullough staff and students are proud to present their annual Christmas Concert, written by our very own Mr. Richardson!

December 11 – December 22, 2018

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13

EVENT: WPE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

School: West Park Elementary?Time: 6:30 pm?Location: New Life Fellowship Church?Details: Families will enjoy our annual Christmas concert with a “Slapshot Santa” theme.

Contact: Loretta Winia at 403-343-1838 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14

EVENT: KINDERGARTEN NURSERY RHYME CONCERT?School: Annie L. Gaetz Elementary?Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: School

Details: Students in Kindergarten will be performing Nursery Rhymes for family and friends.?Contact: Lauren Foord-Tait at 403-347-5660

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14

EVENT: DECEMBER GIFTS, A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT EVENT?School: Fairview Elementary?Time: 6:30 pm

Location: School Gymnasium

Details: A holiday musical including the joyous songs of the season.?Contact: Carol Macdormand at 403-343-8780

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15

EVENT: UGLY SWEATER DAY

School: Central Middle?Time: All Day?Location: Various?Details: Come to school sporting your ugliest sweater. Contact: Nathan Good at 403-346-4397

Contact: Lisa Spicer at 403-343-8958?For more information on AROUND THE DISTRICT please contact Bruce Buruma at 403-342-3708.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15

EVENT: SENIORS’ HOME CHRISTMAS CAROLING TOUR?School: Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High?Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Piper Creek Lodge, Parkvale Lodge, The Hamlets of Deer Park?Details: The LTCHS Chamber Ensembles will venture out into the community to spread some Christmas cheer to seniors in three locations around Red Deer. This is the fourth annual Christmas Carol tour and has become a highlight for the students performing in small ensembles.

Contact: Jennifer Mann at 403-347-1171, ext. 1704

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15

EVENT: CHRISTMAS READING

School: Mountview Elementary?Time: 10:15 am – 11:45 am?Location: Various Around School?Details: Special guests are invited in to read Christmas stories to each class in the school.

Contact: Amanda Wilson at 403-346-5765

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15

EVENT: GIFTS FOR GRANDPARENTS TEA

School: Westpark Middle?Time: 12:45 pm – 2:20 pm?Location: School Library?Details: Our leadership team has invited 23 grandparents to our Gift for Grandparents Tea, to celebrate the holidays with treats, gifts and entertainment.

Contact: Kandis Langvand at 403-347-8911

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19

EVENT: CHRISTMAS CONCERT

School: Aspen Heights Elementary?Time: 1:00 pm 7:00 pm?Location: School Gymnasium?Details: Students and their families will enjoy the schools’ annual Christmas Concert

Contact: Dyane Wagar at 403-347-2581

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20

EVENT: SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING

School: Eastview Middle?Time: 7:30 pm?Location: School Library?Details: Monthly meeting of our School Council members to discuss what is going on in the school.

December 11 – December 22, 2018

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20

EVENT: CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL

School: Normandeau?Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm?Location: School Gymnasium?Details: Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate the season with crafts and fun.?Contact: Teryl McDonagh at 403-342-0727

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20

EVENT: WPE CHOIR AT WEST PARK LODGE

School: West Park Elementary?Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm?Location: West Park Lodge?Details: Westpark Elementary School’s choir will be spreading cheer and performing for the residents at the West Park Lodge.

Contact: Erin Heindel at 403-343-1838

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21

EVENT: BW CHRISTMAS

School: Barrie Wilson Elementary?Time: 9:15 am & 6:15 pm?Location: School Gymnasium?Details: We will be having two performances – one in the morning and one in the evening. Both concerts will be divided into three sections. There will be time between each set for parents to come and go. We encourage parents to consider viewing the morning performance. Both concerts will also be live streamed if you are unable to make it.

Contact: Sheila Engert at 403-348-0050

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21

EVENT: CHRISTMAS AT GATEWAY

School: Gateway Christian?Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm?Location: Various Around School?Details: Gateway Christian School invites Kindergarten to grade 12 families to this fun fulled family event. Celebrating the birth of Jesus as an entire school community while engaging in events that foster community.

Contact: Carolyn Stolte at 403-346-5795 or Crystal Pell at 403-343-2455

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21 AND FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22?EVENT: TRICKSTER THEATRE PERFORMANCES School: GH Dawe

Time: Dec 21: 6:30 pm; Dec 22: 9:30 am?Location: School Gymnasium?Details: The theme in this Artist-In-Residency Program will be the 7 Leadership Qualities of Great Canadians. The performances and video essays will be created based on what Canada means to our students using the theme. Contact: Sue Carmichael at 403-343-3288

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21

EVENT: ORIOLE PARK CHRISTMAS CONCERT

School: Oriole Park Elementary?Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm?Location: Schools Gymnasium?Details: Come join us as our students celebrate the holidays with a variety of songs and performances. Contact: Mandy Terrenzio at 403-347-3731

December 11 – December 22, 2018

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22

EVENT: CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG

School: Mountview Elementary?Time: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm?Location: School Gymnasium?Details: School wide sing-a-long.?Contact: Amanda Wilson at 403-346-5765

For more information on AROUND THE DISTRICT please contact Bruce Buruma at 403-342-3708.

 

 

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7:00 PM – Formal Program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to follow.

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