Columbia Park Elementary School

Hello and happy new year. (Updated Jan.7th)

Hello CPE parents and guardians.

It’s time to get everyone back to school! We look forward to welcoming all our students back to CPE on Monday January 10th. Staff have spent this past week revising and revisiting our safety measures as well as creating contingency plans in the event we couldn’t have regular classes.

A couple of things to expect at CPE on Monday:
1. Students will be asked to enter the building in smaller groups so we don’t have them crowded together at their lockers or cubbies.
2. Students need to have their masks on before entering the building. Please do your best to have your children with their mask on as they wait to enter. A mask will be provided if a child arrives without one.
3. We will continue to limit parents and guests in the school. Please call the office before entering the building.

We’ll be diving right back into all the challenging and fun learning activities in January. Along with interesting and engaging lessons in class, we’ve planned some lunchtime activities for all grades, alpine and Nordic skiing programs begin, and some lunch-time dance will even be an option for gr 3-5! Thanks so much for your continued cooperation and patience … and we can’t wait to have your children on Monday!

Andy Pfeiffer, Principal, Columbia Park Elementary School.

Jan. 2nd 2022. As I’m sure you know by now, school reopening after our Christmas vacation has been delayed by the Ministries of Education and Health. That said, at this point, we plan for all students to be returning the following week.

Mr. Hooker mentioned in his letter to you that “students whose parents are health care workers and for students with extenuating, individual needs”, school care will be provided in these instances. Please email me directly at in this regard. Please do not send your children to school on Jan 4-7, without confirmation from me.

The good news that Mr. Hooker highlighted is that this arrangement is temporary and our CPE staff is excited to have all our students back at school, learning and having fun starting January 10th!

Andy Pfeiffer, Principal, Columbia Park Elementary School.

Welcome to the snow! 

Welcome to the snow! Well of course it’s snowing outside, we live in Revelstoke. I just wanted to remind parents and students alike about our RAISE behaviour expectations when you’re outside in the snow. First … the snow fall to the ground for a REASON; that’s because snow is MEANT to STAY on the ground. 🙂   Please do not throw snow of any kind in any way. Eventually, we’ll set up our snow targets and only then are you welcome to throw snowballs at the targets.

Also, if you’re building things with snow, please remember to be respectful to others. The golden rule is “If you build it, only you can break it.”

Another great reminder is to DRESS APPROPRIATELY. Parents I know you’ll continue to do you best to ensure your child comes to school with a good winter coat, snow pants, snow boots, mits and a hat. It’s important that you stay warm and comfortable when you’re outside.

Lastly, be awesome with one another out in the snow and have fun. BILLIONS of children in the world have never even SEEN snow, let alone get to play in it. So show your awesome RAISE behaviour outside in the snow, have fun, and be a great friend to your fellow students.

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School District #19 (Revelstoke) – Columbia Park Elementary