School Newsletters

January News

Wellness and Literacy Day - January 27 - more details to come. CRS will be having our literacy and winter wellness day Fri, Jan. 27th. A free Edo's hot lunch will be provided for all students that day. KTT students will have theirs on Thursday, Jan. 26th. Staff are collecting orders in their classrooms unless your child's homeroom teacher contacts you differently. Please send your child a morning snack that day. 


Superintendent's Message to Parents - January 2023

CRS Newsletter - December 21, 2022

Breakfast club - starts January 5. Students can come into the front door at 8:15 am and eat breakfast until 8:30 am.

Camrose Family Resource Center - Programs and newsletter

AHS Addiction and Mental Health News

Holiday Feelings

December News

Dec. 8

Superintendent Message

Free Christmas Supper

Holiday Feelings - Overwhelm



Breakfast Club update: 

December 2 is the last day of Breakfast Club until January 5th. There will not be a Breakfast Club for the remainder of December. There may be a small snack (granola bar/fruit cup) available for students that need it, but students will not be able to come in early for breakfast club until the program resumes in January. 

Supervision starts at 8:20 am each morning and students will be outside unless the temperature is colder than -20 C including the wind chill, in which case they will be invited into their boot rooms until the bell goes.

Family Activity Night - December 14. Details Here.


High Absentee Rate Letter

Principal's Messages


October News

Halloween Information


Practice Lockdown - Letter to parents.


Newsletter - jammed full of very important information!


October 4- Superintendent's Message to parents.


Book Fair is coming! October 24-27. Details to come.

PowerSchool Parent Portal - Parents have Parent Portal accounts created. You do not need to create a new one. To log in for the first time, select "Forgot Password" and then follow the instructions from there. If you are having any problems, please contact Mrs. MacKay in the office -


Every year we are required to provide Alberta Education with a signed and dated  "Student Verification form" for each of our students.  We also use the form to ensure all of the information we have regarding your child(ren) is correct. This year we have moved to an electronic verification form for this process.  In an attempt to streamline our process, the FOIP and Technology Use forms have been incorporated into the Verification form.

To access and complete this form you will need to log into the parent portal via your Web browser (Google Chrome for example.  You will not be able to complete this process on the App).  Click on the SchoolEngage icon on the left.  You will be redirected to the SchoolEngage site where you can select your child’s name.  Click on the  2022-2023 Student Verification Form and then on the blue icon in the first column to review the information.  Once you’ve completed your verification, click on the green submit button on the bottom of the page.


School Picture Day

October 19 - Grade KMW and Grades 1- 5.

October 20 - Grade KTT.


Lifetouch Customer Care Contact: 
If parents are asking questions about their fall photos status, errors on their orders, or how to place orders, please have them call our Lifetouch Customer Care line at 1.866.457.8212 or go to our ordering website,

NEW Way of accessing your child’s images online: 
Lifetouch Photography is excited to announce the launch of a new way to access photos online.
After much safety and security testing, Lifetouch developed a way for families to access their child’s photo using their student ID number.
Go to our website at, click on Student ID and follow the detailed instructions to view and order photos.  

If you have any questions on this ordering process, please call the Lifetouch Customer Care Line at 1.866.457.8212 or access the live chat on our
Parents can still access their photos online by using their child’s portrait ID and access code. By enabling the option of using your child’s student ID number, gives people another way to access photos if they lose their proof sheet.

August / September News 2022-2023

September 23 - Terry Fox Run - Fundraising link -  Grade 2-5 classes will be doing a walk/run to Jubilee Park on Friday, September 23rd while the Kindergarten class and Grade 1’s will be running on the school grounds.

September 22 - Elder Brad Rabbit sharing knowledge with CRS. Forms and details sent home.

September 21 - Parent Council Meeting- you are invited to please join the meeting at CRS at 6:00pm.

September 21 - Breakfast Club Starts! - Monday/Wednesday hot breakfasts - starting Sep 21 - Hot breakfast 8:20 - 8:35 in the Central Flex space - come through the front door. All students are welcome. On Tuesdays/Thursdays and Fridays, it will be grab-and-go style.

September 19 - Chocolates start arriving and online orders to start soon. Chocolates to go home October 5, 6, and 7; Online orders only. Start Fundraising here!!

September 8 - BRSD Superintendent's Message

August 29 - CRS Letter to families and letter from Lear Construction.


KidSport Hockey Assist

KidSport Alberta and the Edmonton Oilers Foundation have teamed up to launch the Oil Country Hockey Assist Program. This initiative will cover the full registration cost as well as no-cost equipment through Sports Central for all qualified athletes for the 2022-2023 hockey season. 

Hockey Assist Program

A Message about Soccer Academy from ÉCKS

Dear Grade 5 Families, 

It's great to connect with you!    

On our ECKS school website, we have information about our school's Soccer Academy Program running from February to June 2023.  Originally,  it was communicated that the registration deadline for the program was October 30, 2022.  As we reflect on our ability to effectively plan for the second semester, we need to adjust the deadline.  Therefore, the registration deadline has been changed to August 30, 2022.  This has been updated on both the parent information document and the registration form.    Please see our school website for more information!  

We can't wait to meet all of our new students in September.  Have a great summer break.  

ECKS Administration 

School Communication

We use SchoolMessenger to communicate general school information - early dismissal reminders, info posted to this website, etc.

Text YES to 978-338 to opt in(standard text message and data rates may apply.) 

Each homeroom teacher may also have a communication method they will share with you.

2022-2023 Start Up Information

June 24 - Principal's Blog

2022-2023 Student Supply Lists - Kindergarten to Grade 5 lists

BRSD Calendar - Division set of student and staff school days and days off.



Start and End times of the day:

(recess and lunch times may be adjusted for 2022-2023-TBD)

Period        Bell times

Call-in bell   8:35 am

1                 8:40 - 9:14

2                 9:14 - 9:46

3                 9:46 - 10:18

RECESS      10:18 - 10:33

4                 10:35 - 11:07

5                 11:07 - 11:38

LUNCH      11:38 - 12:14

6                 12:17 - 12:48

7                 12:48 - 1:20

8                 1:20 - 1:52

RECESS      1:52 - 2:07

9                 2:09 - 2:40

10                2:40 - 3:11



School Parking Lot - Here is information from when we moved into the new school, and how we use the parking lot.

Parking Lot Plan


Mabel's Labels Fundraiser

Chester Ronning School is offering a fundraiser you may want to participate in! You want your child's belonging to come back home with them - labels would help! Shoes, water bottles, coats, mitts, ski pants; how many items did your child lose this year?

The funds raised would go to supporting students for the 2021-2022 school year. Check it out! 

Fundraiser Site  Details Poster


Parent Portal Information


School Communication: We use a program called School Messenger to contact parents with school reminders or in the event of an emergency. You can text the word "YES" to the number 978-338 and once your child's registration has been set up in the system you will start to receive these messages. (standard text message data rates may apply.)


Summer Office Hours and Registration - for new families

Monday, August 29 - School is closed.

Tuesday, August 30 - Open for Registration 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm.

Wednesday, August 31 and September 1 - School is closed - staff in Professional Learning.

Friday, September 2 - Open for Registration 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm.


The first day of school for grades 1-5 is September 6!

Kindergarten information is here: Kindergarten 2022-2023

June News

June 24 - Principal's Blog

Important Reminders - Transportation deadline, Field trips, Powerschool etc.

 Panago Pizza Nights - School Council Fundraising

First Ride Poster - First Time Bus Riders

June 2022 AMH School Newsletter Mindfulness

Superintendent's Message to Parents - June 2022

June 8 - Hot lunch order deadlineCKS Band Performance at CRS.

June 9 - Grade 2 field trip to Miquelon Lake. CRS Grand Opening Ceremony - 2 pm.

June 10 - Kindergarten field trip to Edmonton Zoo.

June 15 - PRACTICE lockdown drill.

June 16 - Grade 2 trip to Centennial Museum; Grade 1 Spray Park Trip (pending weather); Grade 3, 4, 5 Splash Party; Kindergarten 22-23 Success Starts Early Event.

June 17 - Library Books are due back!

June 20-24 - Rainbow week - details to come.

June 22 - Grade 1 Spray Park Trip (pending weather); Summer Play Day

June 23 - Grade 1 Spray Park Trip (pending weather); Farewell Assembly - Grade 5 and Mrs. Laberge.

June 24 - Grade 5 trip to Stoney Creek; Kindergarten Wind up

June 28 - Last day of school for students.

June 29 - Last Operational Day.



May News

Welcome to the new students and families that are joining us this month!

Important Reminders - Transportation deadline, Field trips, Powerschool etc.

May 3 - Superintendent's Message for May.

May 4 - Hats on for Mental Health!

May 5 - Early Dismissal at 2:10pm. Theme Day - Backwards Day!

May 13 - No school for students - Staff Learning Series

May 19 - ECKS Open house 

May 23 - Victoria Day - school is closed.

***May 26 - City Track Meet for those that qualified. Schedule Here.

May 27 - No school for students - Staff collaboration day.

March News

New School Move - Updated April 1, 2022. - Revised Parking Lot Plan

Arber Greenhouse and Friends of Chester Ronning Society Fundraiser - Purchase a $25 gift card and a portion of the proceeds are donated back to the school! Forms and payment (one payment / family) due April 13.

New School Move -  No school for students March 24 and 25 as staff move to the new school. April 4 school resumes - Students to be dropped off at "old" school and staff and students will walk over to the new school after a brief morning assembly.

Superintendent's Message to Parents - March 10, 2022

Kindergarten Registration

Feb/March Newsletter

***No school for students March 24 and 25. CRS staff will be moving to the new school. School move details to come. Follow this page for details as they become available.

February News

Feb. 21 - Family Day - no school.

Feb. 17 & 18 - Teachers' Convention - No School for students.

Feb 16 - February-March Newsletter;  Kindness Activities; Mindful Breathing for Restful Sleep

Feb. 15 - March Mental Health Newsletter

Feb. 9 - Please find a message from BRSD Superintendent, Dr. Rita Marler, about the province's Feb. 8 announcement and how it impacts schools in the weeks ahead.


Kindergarten Registration - Kindergarten 2022-2023 Expression of Interest for Registration


Early Dismissal - Feb. 3 at 2:11pm. Theme day - PJ Day!


Projected Enrolment Form - due. February 8. Complete it here.  Kindergarten to Grade 4. (Grade 5's will complete this at a later date for grade 6.)


Daily Screening Checklist



March 2022

February - March Newsletter

March 2 - 100th day of school

March 3 - Early dismissal @ 2:11 / Theme day - Dress to Impress!

March 13 - Daylight Saving Time - Spring ahead one hour.

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day.

March 24 & 25 - Extended Spring break for students as staff transition to the new school!

March 28 - April 1 - Spring break for all staff and students.

April 4 - Anticipated to start in the new school. DETAILS TO COME!

January News

New daily Screening Checklist

December-January Newsletter 


Projected Enrolment Form - due. February 8. Complete it here.


January 3 - Gr. 4 and 5 Families - Drop-off/Pick up location change

In an effort to reduce vehicle congestion in the back loop of the school parking/drop off/pick up, we are asking grade 4 and 5 families to drop their student off to line up outside the front of the school, rather than at the back and adding to the congestion. We thought we would be in the new school and wouldn't need to make a change, but as we don't yet have a move in date, we need to make the change now to try to keep students safe and minimize risk.

Starting January 3, please drop your gr. 4 or 5 student off to line up in the front of the school yard.  If they are crossing the street in front of the school, please ensure they do so safely, using the crosswalk. 

Thanks for your help!


January 3, 2022! - Welcome back - regular classes resume!

Chester Ronning Building Farewell Open House

Chester Ronning Building Farewell Open House

Farewell to CRS - Open House

Join us for an open house to view CRS one last time before we move to the new school.


Saturday, November 27 - 10am-2pm

- The school will be open for community members to take a final walk-through before students relocate into the new building in January 2022.

- Foodbank donations will be accepted.- Please limit your visit to 20 minutes. 

- Masking and proof of vaccination or negative test will be required for entry. Visit or contact 780-672-5588 for more information. 

- Please avoid parking in front of the new school as construction vehicles will be working in that area. 

November News

Nov. 24 - School Council Meeting - 6pm -

Nov. 23 - Picture Retake Day - KTT 9-9:30 am. Other classes to follow after that.

Nov. 22 - Outbreak status is lifted!

Nov. 17 - Covid Exposure; Rapid Test Kits Coming home to those who did not opt out.  Parent Portal Information available on our website.

Nov. 10 - Covid Exposure - Nov. 10, 2021

Nov. 10 - Picture Orders are due. Order at

Nov. 9 - Superintendent's Fall Break Message

Nov. 8 - Rapid Testing Kits are coming to our school as we are on Covid Outbreak Status. If you do not wish to receive one, please email by the end of the day on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 to opt out of this program. Program Information.

Nov. 8 - Covid Exposure Notice - Nov. 8, 2021

Nov. 4 - Early Dismissal Day @2:11pm/ Theme day - Wear Neon!

Picture Retake Day Rescheduled for November 24. KTT families who wish to have a retake can bring their child in from 9am-9:30 am on the 24th.


Nov. 2 - Covid Exposure Notice - November 2, 2021

Nov. 1 - CRS moved to Outbreak Status. CRS - Outbreak Notice - Nov. 1, 2021  CRS Outbreak Status - Nov. 1, 2021

Nov. 1 - COVID Exposure Notice - November 1, 2021

October News

October 29 - Covid Exposure - Oct. 29, 2021

October 28 - COVID Exposure - Oct. 28, 2021

October 27 - COVID Exposure Whole School (Oct 27

October 27 - October 2021 Newsletter

October 25 - COVID Exposure - October 25, 2021

October 20 - School Council Meeting @6:00pm -

October 20/21 - School Picture Days
Oct. 20 - KMW, Gr. 1, 2, 3
Oct. 21 - KTT, Gr. 4, 5
Please let us know if your child is going to be away on their photo day.

October 19 - Temporary Covid Hazard Control Measures

October 8 - Superintendent's Message to Parents - October 8, 2021

October 7 - New School Move Date

Due to some unavoidable delays, the new Chester Ronning School is now expected to be open for students on January 3rd. In order to prepare for the move, students will have an extension to their Christmas break (December 16 & 17). School staff will use those two days to prepare their new classrooms.

On January 3rd, students will report to the old facility and then walk over to the new school with their teacher. 

October 1 - AHS Letter To Parents Outbreak Status Chester Ronning School

September/October Newsletter

2021-2022 School Year Information

June 2021 Wrap Up newsletter



Supply Lists 

BRSD Calendar 

Bell Schedule

21-22 Calendar (full calendar in color)

21-22 Calendar (days away listed)


Mabel's Labels Fundraiser

Chester Ronning School is offering a fundraiser you may want to participate in! You want your child's belonging to come back home with them - labels would help! Shoes, water bottles, coats, mitts, ski pants; how many items did your child lose this year?

The funds raised would go to supporting students for the 2021-2022 school year. Check it out! 

Fundraiser Site  Details Poster


Summer Hours and Registration

Please call BRSD @ 780-672-6131 for registration during the summer.

June 30 – August 29 – The school is closed.  Enjoy the summer break!


The office will be open for new registrations:

Call 780-672-5588 or ring the doorbell on arrival


August 2021

30 – Open for Registration (9am-12 and 1-3pm)

31 - Open for Registration (9am-12 and 1-3pm)


September 2021

2 - Open for Registration (9am-12 and 1-3pm)

3 – Open for Registration (9am-12 and 1-3pm)



First day of school for grades 1-5 is September 7!