School News


2017-2018 Documents

2017-2018 Calendar Link   2017-2018 CES Calendar   Registration Form   The first day of classes for students will be Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Admin & Office staff will be in the school Monday, August 28, 2017, Tuesday, August 29, Thursday, August…

Sports Fun Day & Colour Run Rescheduled

We have rescheduled out Sports fun day, colour run and free hot dog lunch to Wednesday, March 21, 2017.  

2017-2018 CES Power Draw

Thank you all again for the amazing support in our CES Power Draw fundraiser that took place over this past year! It has been very successful in raising just over $9,500!! We have decided to go ahead with this same fundraiser for this next school year…

Colour Run 2016-2017

Thanks to our Sponsors that supported a colour for the CES 2nd annual colour run: Aeich Electric Ltd. Creative Awards Great Clips Braun Family Hildebrand Family LeBoutillier Family Segouin Family Walker Family Woloshyniuk Family 2017 Colour Fun Run -…

Yo-Yo Around the world

Yo-Yo around the world entertainment held a presentation @ CES on June 1, 2017 at an assembly for the students. Yo-yo's will be available for purchase in the office until Thursday, June 8.  Online payments are available until June 7, 2017.  

STAPLES School Tools - CES 2017-2018 Supply Lists

STAPLES has partnered with CES to help you with your back to school needs. Easy - they do the shopping for you Kits based on what your Child's class supply list requires No additional charges for shipping STAPLES guarantees the lowest price on your BTS…

Classroom Placement Feedback May 8-19, 2017

The staff of CES value the importance of building trusting relationships with students and feel it is a critical component of transitioning smoothly from one year to the next.  Historically, class lists have been posted in the days preceding the new…

Wear Red for Canada

This year marks 150 years since Confederation.  To celebrate, Canada 150 celebrations are planned across the country throughout the year.  To mark this national milestone, Palliser Regional Schools has designated May 18th as Wear Red for Canada 150…

Kindergarten & ELP registration for 2017-2018

  Kindergarten(ECS) registration is being taken at Coalhurst Elementary School during school hours for the 2017/2018 school year.  If you have children who are 5 years of age or who will be 5 years of age before December 31, 2017, they are eligible…

Developmental Check-ups

Coalhurst Elementary School will soon be hosting developmental check-ups for three- to five-year-olds who are entering our early learning or kindergarten programs this fall. These check-ups are a service to parents, providing access to experts in early…

Scholastic Book Fair

The scholastic book fair will be open at CES starting, Tuesday, March 13 through Thursday, March 16. Tuesday- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  &  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Thursday  9:00 am - 3:00 pm  &  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm    

Jump Rope for Heart Day

CES will be holding its Jump Rope for Heart on Monday, February 13,2017.  Make sure to return your pledge envelopes to school on or before Monday!


New Bus Loop

Dear CES Parents, I want to update you on the progress of the long awaited bus loop and highlight the procedures for its usage. We have made the decision to begin operating the bus loop even though there are a few outstanding components before it is…

Help CES build a WALL......of food!

We are doing a food drive with the St Vincent de Paul Society that will distribute the food to families in need in our community. Please bring canned and boxed food from December 1st to 15th. When all of the food is donated we will see how big our wall…

Christmas Concert Events at CES

  K-3 Concert - 'Celebrations 'Round the World' - Tuesday, December 20th(Dress Rehearsal at 10:30am)Performances at 1pm and 6:30pm Grade 4-6 Concert - 'December 'Round the World' - Wednesday, December 21st(Dress Rehearsal at 10:30am)Performances at…

Friends of CES Turkey BINGO Raffle

CES will once again be holding a raffle, with the draw being held on Friday, November 18 @ the Turkey BINGO. Tickets are $2.00 each with all proceeds goings towards the purchase of a "Mathletics" program for our grade 4-5-6 classrooms.   1st Prize:…

Turkey BINGO 2016

The annual CES/CHS Turkey BINGO is fast approaching.  This year's event is on Friday, November 18 at the Coalhurst Community Center. Doors open at 6:30 with BINGO starting at 7:00pm.   We are looking for bingo prizes, door prizes and the CES raffle.…

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

CES has had a number of cases of Hand-Foot-and-Mouth disease reported to the office.  At this time we want to remind students, staff and parents to be vigilant about hand washing.   Here is a link for more info Hand-foot-and-Mouth

Town of Coalhurst Spray Park


CES Power Draw

The CES Power Draw is a 40-week gift card raffle fundraiser (see attached prize schedule). Every Thursday beginning September 29, 2016 through to June 29, 2017 we will draw for a $500 gift card. Additionally there are 2 early bird prizes to be won, making…

Life Touch Orders

Life touch proofs have gone home with students today.  Orders are due at the school by Monday, October 3, 2016

Literacy Report celebrates culture of reading and writing.

Palliser Regional Schools is pleased to provide its annual update on the division’s literacy work, supporting all students to be readers, writers and critical thinkers for success in school and in life. The third annual Leadership in Literacy report…

Duct Tape Spirit Day

Ask your parents for some duct tape and get creating. Tuesday, May 31 will be our spirit day for May. Create an item, or an outfit made from duct tape and show your school spirit.  

Running Club

Running club is back at CES.   Tuesays at 12:00 weather permitting   Parents are welcome to join in. Come run or walk while the kids participate in the program.   New members are welcome!   For more information contact Emma Lenz at the school.

CES Kindergarten - Grade 3 Spring Concert

Grades K-3 Tuesday, March 22nd  6:30 PM  (Dress Rehearsal @ 12:45 PM)  Please join us and celebrate our talented students.

Buddy Pictures 2016

Miss Vos will once again be taking "Buddy Pictures" during recess time from March 15-17. The theme will be green for St. Pat's day.  There will be props available, students may also bring their own props for the photo's. Each photo will cost $1.00,…

One School One Book Opening Assembly

Join us @ 2:30 PM, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 for our OSOB kick off.

Black & White Spirit Day

CES will try to have no color on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.  Show your school spirit and only wear black & white!

Mini Basketball Tournament

Come out and cheer on our CES mini basketball players. The tournament starts @ 3:30. There will be a concession and a 50/50 draw so bring your change. We look forward to seeing you there.

Crazy Hat Spirit Day

Show your school spirit on Tuesday, January 26 and wear your craziest hat to school!


CES Times Fall 2015

Enjoy or first edition of "The CES Times" Fall 2015 edition. Follow this link...CES Times

Turkey BINGO!!

It is turkey time in Coalhurst! Friday, November 20, 2015 Coalhurst Community Center Doors Open at 6:30 Bingo at 7:00   Support Coalhurst Elementary and High School while enjoying a fun evening with your family.  Great prizes including turkeys! Door…

Remembrance Day Ceremony 2015

Coalhurst Elementary School will be holding our annual Remembrance day program on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 10:30 AM   The community is invited to attend our ceremony in the school gymnasium.

Retake Day

Lifetouch will be at CES in the morning for retakes.  

Terry Fox Run

CES will once again be participating in the Terry Fox Run for cancer research.   Join our students at 1:40 on Wednesday, September 30th.    

CES Parent Council Meeting and Friends of CES Society Meeting- September 8 @ 6:30 pm at CES

We invite all parents to attend the first council and society meeting of the year. The Paliser Regional School Divisions Safety Supervisor and Transportation Supervisor will be in attendance to discuss the future parking lot, bus loop and playground…

2015-2016 School Year

Greetings, Here is some information regarding next year. First Day of Classes for Students – Tuesday, September 1, 2015 BELL SCHEDULE    2015-2016 Monday - Thursday 8:25 Warning bell 8:28 Start Bell 10:15 Recess break Bell 10:27 Warning Bell 10:30…

Palliser Literacy Report June 2015

Link to Literacy Report on our CES website. Palliser Regional Schools is committed to reporting to its stakeholders information about the educational programs and services being offered to the students we serve. To that end, the Board of Trustees of…

2015 Awards Ceremony

Please join us at 9:30 AM on Friday, June 26 to help us celebrate our students accomplishments. The ceremony will be held in the gym, we look forward to seeing you there.

Spirit Day June 2015

Show your school spirit in June and celebrate “Canada Day in June” on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.  Wear red and white and show both your Canadian and school pride!

In-Dey-Go Cookie Dough

Cookie Dough orders are due to CES on Monday, June 1, 2015. The cookie dough will be available for pick-up on Wednesday June 10, 2015 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM Please contact Karmyn Bates if the pick up time won't work for you.

Volunteer / Senior Appreciation Tea 2015

We greatly appreciate the investment that our seniors and parent volunteers have made to our students and school.  Please accept our humble Thank-you for helping to optimize learning at our school.   Please join us on Thursday, May 28th @ 2:15  in…

Bottle Drive & Town Clean-up

Town Clean up and CES Bottle Drive 10-12 this Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 Meet at the entrance to Sundance. A horse trailer will be left by the school on Friday afternoon should you want to drop your bottles off over the weekend. Funds raised support…

Lemonade War Wrap-up Evening

We will be holding a school wide family taste of lemon ‘pot-luck’ dessert party the evening of Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 6:30 PM. Every guest will receive a token at the door to taste one dessert.  Additional tokens will be for sale for 25¢.  The…

Book Fair Spring 2015

Scholastic Book Fair will be in our library this week. Come hang out “Under the Sea”…explore an ocean of books! The book fair will run Tuesday, May 5- 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM Wednesday, May 6- 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM & 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday - 8:00 AM- 4:00…

Talent Show 2015

CES will once again be holding a talent show to show off some of our talented students. The show will take place, Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 12:50 pm in the CES gym. We look forward to seeing you there.

Spring Fling & Community Dinner & Dance

Bring your family and friends and join us on April 24th for a delicious spaghetti dinner followed by a family dance and silent auction at the Coalhurst Community Center.  Dinner runs from 5-6:30pm with the dance following from 6:30 - 10pm.   Follow…

One School One Book 2015

CES is once again participating in OSOB. We will have a kick off assembly on April 27th to start our mystery book.. All our families from ECS to Grade 6 will receive a book to read at home on a schedule. There will be trivia and activities at the school.…

Bake Sale April 1

The grade 6’s will be hosting a number of bake sales in the coming months.  Our first will be on Wednesday, April 1st at 11:45in the atrium, as well as May 13th & June 10th.  We would appreciate any donated items, reminding that we strive to be a…

Ben's Beef Jerky Fundraiser

The grade 6 students are selling Ben’s Beef Jerky to raise money for the grade 6 camp this spring. There are four different flavours to choose from: original, teriyaki, sweet & spicy, and smoky river. Each bag is 424 g (~1 lb.) and costs $25.00.  …

Spirit Day March 2015

Sports Activity Spirit Day Show your school spirit on March 24th! Dress for your favorite sport or physical activity, be it hockey, soccer, swimming, karate, running, fencing, dancing, track & field, yoga, skating. Be creative and show us what is your…

Staff Appreciation Week at CES

CES parent council needs your help.  They are in need of parent volunteers to help make staff appreciation week a success.   Needed:   -Parents to supervise classrooms, out door supervision, and office supervision Tuesday March 24, 2015 from 11:50…

CES Has a Winner!

Congratulations to Mackenzie A. from Coalhurst Elementary school. She was one of 10 winners in a Canada wide Scholastic “Spy Crew Contest.” Mackenzie wrote a story and drew a picture about how she would make her dog “Super Buddy” part of her…

Palliser Board of Trustees Information Meeting

Please join the Palliser Board of Trustees for an evening of information sharing   Palliser Regional Schools Board of Trustees and Central Office administration invite you to learn more about our division. Incorporated in 1995, Palliser has changed…

Student Led conferences

CES will be holding student led conferences the evenings of March 4 & 5 from 4-7PM.  Take this an opportunity to visit your child's classroom and see what they have been up to.  Check with your childs teacher for an appointment.  

Parent Council Meeting March 3, 2015

A parent council meeting will be held at CES on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  The meeting starts at 6:30 PM.  All parents are welcome to attend.

Coulee Kickers Soccer Registration Night

Coulee Kickers Soccer Association will be taking registration at the Coalhurst Community Center. Tuesday, February 24th 6:30-8:30 PM Tuesday, March 3rd  6:30 - 8:30 PM   $50.00 per player Bring players Alberta Health Care Card

Wellness Committe Meeting

Wellness Committee Meeting this Thursday, February 26th at 7p.m. to finalize some details for both the pedometer challenge and the upcoming healthy lunch display for student-led-conferences.

Crazy Hat & Funky Sock Day

Get that crazy hat out of the closet and dig out your wackiest socks for our February spirit day. Tuesday, February 24th all day. We will also have an assembly @ 8:45 AM, parents are welcome to attend.

Jump Rope for Heart Day

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 will be the day our students become "JUMPCREDIBLE"  Sponsor a student and help us reach our CES fundraising goal of $1000.0   Follow this link to donate on-line

Jr. ATB comes to Coalhurst Elementary

What is the Junior ATB Program? It’s a small-scale bank, modeled after the ATB Financial Institution. Students will begin by naming the branch, and then will be responsible for its management and operations. The program teaches children the value of…

Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day Link.   Follow this link and participate in Family Literacy Day on January 27, 2105

Available web casts

Webcasts develop caregiver skills January 15, 2015 Media inquiries Families and caregivers will have access to information, the latest research and other resources via webcasts on mental health, brain injury, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and…

Pajama Day 2015

Roll out of bed and wear you pajamas to school today.  Bring your stuffy too!

Choir performance March 13

Calling all choir kids, families and friends…  Once again we are singing the national anthem at the Lethbridge Hurricanes game!   Come out to a game and have some fun!  Special group rate tickets are available for friends & family to enjoy this…

Mini-basketball 2015 schedule.

Practices will be starting Monday, January 5, 2015. Follow this link to see a schedule.   Reminders: Siblings are welcome to watch the practices & games if they stay in the gym with parental supervision. No one is allowed to be in the atrium except…


Safety Patrol Skating Party

On Wednesday, January 7, 2015 the Alberta Motor Association has arranged for our safety patrol members to go skating at the Enmax Canter with the Hurricanes. Permission forms for this event should have been returned by December 12, 2014.

Food & Sock Drive

Coalhurst Elementary School is once again holding a food and sock drive for the needy. We will be collecting  non-perishable food items and new socks for the needy families of Coalhurst and the surrounding areas. We are having a competition between…

Mini-basketball 2015

Mini-basket ball will be starting in the New Year for our grade 4, 5, & 6 students.  Registration forms have been sent home.  These forms must be returned to the school by Friday, December 12, 2014. We are in need of coaches, please contact the school…

DVD Drive

The Chinook Regional Hospital Pediatric Unit is in need of some items to help make a child's stay in hospital a little easier on them and their families.  To this end we are asking students and families to help gather a few items we can donate to the…

Leadership in Literacy

Coalhurst Elementary is committed to ensuring your child develops reading skills needed for success in school and in life. One tool we use is a benchmark assessment of reading and comprehension. Follow this link for some insight into our literacy program.…

"A Public Education"

The new episode of “A Public Education” will include a story on Coalhurst Elementary School teacher Emma Lenz and the literacy work she does in her classroom using The Daily 5 program. This month’s guest host is Anthea Boras, principal of Ecole…

Top Hats, Ties & Tiara's Spirit Day

Borrow dad's tie, maybe mom's glittery jewelry, dress up and show your school spirit.

CES Raffle!

Who wants a "GO PRO" camera?  Perhaps a $350.00 shopping card for Park Place Mall?  How about a $200.00 Shell fuel card?  Purchase a $2.00 raffle ticket from a CES student for a chance to win one of these fantastic prizes! Minimum age to purchase…

Turkey Bingo

The CES & CHS annual turkey BINGO will be held at the Coalhurst Community Center on Friday, November 21, 2014. Doors will open at 6:30 PM sharp, with the Bingo starting at 7:00 PM   We are looking for volunteers to help before, during and after the…

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Coalhurst Elementary School will be holding our Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 10:00.  Family & community members are invited to attend.  

Flags at half Mast

CES has lowered our flag to half mast in honor of the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in a senseless tragedy in Ottawas this week.

Lifetouch Retake Opportunity

"If your child can not attend the retake day in your school, there are two other opportunities we are offering.  On Friday Oct 24th and Friday Nov 7th we are having a studio retake day at our studio in Lethbridge at 225 Stafford Dr. South from 1:00pm…

It's a Girl Thang!

GIRLS - Have you registered for "It's a Girl Thang!"on October 25th? Registration is open for girls aged 8-14 that reside in Coalhurst and the County of Lethbridge. Follow this link for more info....

School briefly locked down as a precaution

Coalhurst Elementary School was in lockdown briefly at the end of the school day Thursday after a box of ammunition was found in the parking lot. School buses had already departed with bused students, but about 50 students as well as staff and some parents…

Picture Orders

Lifetouch proof sheets were sent home with students on Monday, September 22, 2014.  Orders are due in the office by Tuesday, September 30, 2014. You are also able to order online at . If you are not happy with your child's photo, and…

Coalhurst Family Fun Run

2014 First Annual Family Fun Run 5K Presented by the Town of Coalhurst & The Friends of Coalhurst High School Society October 18, 2014 @ 10:00 AM Entry Forms are available at the Town office, Coalhurst hHgh school, Coalhurst Elementary or online at

Coalhurst Clothing and Toy Fest

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2013 9am-noon Coalhurst Clothing and Toy Fest   Come shopping for clothes and toys at NO CHARGE.   Clear Out Your Closet! Donations of clean clothing of all sizes in good condition   and gently used toys are greatly appreciated.       …

Terry Fox Run - September 24th

CES will be holding a "Terry Fox Run" the afternoon of Wednesday, September 24th. Please join us at the school for a short video @ 1;30 on the 24th.  You can also run or walk with the students.

Meet the Teacher BBQ-Sept. 4th

CES will have a meet the teacher BBQ on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM at the school.  Bring plates, cups and cutlery as well as a chair or a blanket to sit on.   There will be a classroom open house from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Please take…

Picture Day

Lifetouch will be at CES for student photo's and class pictures on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Information will be sent home with the students.  

2014-2015 School Links

We would like to wish our students and their families a wonderful summer vacation. We look forward to seeing you on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 2, 2014.     Here are some helpful links: 2014-2015 School Calendar Grade 1-6 School Supply…

Kindergarten Year End Concert

Friday, June 20  No Kindergarten (We went on the Birds of Prey field Trip in May)   Wednesday, June 25   both kindergarten classes attend from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. only for concert rehearsal     End of the Year Concert all children at school at 6:15…

Year End Awards Assembly

CES will hold its annual year end awards assembly at 10:30 am on Thursday, June 26, 2014.  We look forward to seeing all our parents there. Students are permitted to leave with their parents after the assembly, but we would encourage students to stay.…

Canada Day in June Spirit Day

Show both your school and Canadian pride on Tuesday, June 17th.   Wear read and white and don those Red Maple Leaves for the day.

Fun Sports Day

The students from grade 1-6 will have a fun sports day on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 starting at 8:30 AM. We request that children have sunscreen applied at home, as well as bug spray.  It will be your choice as a parent if you want your child to have these…

Girl Power

GIRL POWER is a friendship program that inspires "Tween" girls (8 to 12 years old) to feel empowered, develop a strong sense of self, and love themselves while learning to manage the most important thing to them....their friendships.   Follow this link…

Celebrity Scoop Night

Ice Cream….Ice Cream…who wants Ice Cream!   Would you like an ice cream that was scooped by your teacher? You need to visit the Marble Slab Creamery on University Drive West Lethbridge the evening of June 3, 2014. From 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM teachers…

Senior/Volunteer Appreciation Tea

We would like to invite all the volunteers that have helped us at CES this year, as well as our local seniors for a tribute tea on Thursday, May 29th, 2014. Tea and treats will start @ 2:15PM with entertainment to follow @ 2:30. Please RSVP to the school…