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For all of us at Thelma Chalifoux School, we are looking forward to welcoming our Senators in September 2023! It is going to be a great year!  Our beautiful building continues to amaze those who walk through it and we are embracing the significant growth in our student population, whether that is in the STEM Program or the Regular Program, with EXCITEMENT and HOPEFULNESS.  

Over this past year, our Senators actively engaged in their learning post-Pandemic, had multiple opportunities to participate in school based activities/clubs/events/performances/tournaments/service, stared down adversity, demonstrated resilience and lived their student lives as Senator Thelma Chalifoux would expect by being their own boss - Otipemisiwak! As Michelle Obama once said, you should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it is important for our Senators to understand that their experiences in re-engaging in their learning, facing and overcoming adversity, and being resilient is actually one of their biggest advantages. As humans, we are meant to grow and learn and we can expect some difficult times in the path of life. There is beauty in developing our character “muscles” by overcoming challenges and adversity. 

For the 2023 - 2024 school year, Thelma Chalifoux School is full in planned classes in both the STEM and the Regular Program in Grade 7, 8 and 9. For the Regular Program, we will now only accept resident students for Grade 7, 8 and 9 who have newly moved into the school’s attendance area and unfortunately, there is no access to the STEM program for Grade 7, 8 and 9 for new, attendance area students.  A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic. Non-resident students can enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.  If you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online

Please note that the school office is now closed for the summer. We are out of office until Monday, August 21st and will respond to all inquiries (phone or email) starting Tuesday, August 22nd.  The Thelma Chalifoux School office will open on Wednesday, August 23rd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  If your Senator is interested in our Senator Skills Volleyball Basketball Camp, visit Senator Skills for registration information. 

  • The first day of school for all Senators is Tuesday, September 5th at 8:25 AM. 
  • If your Senator loves soccer, tryouts for both our male and female soccer teams start afterschool on the first day of school, September 5th! 
  • If volleyball is your Senator's passion, volleyball tryouts for all fours teams (male/female/senior/junior) starts on Monday, September 11th. 
  • School photos are Wednesday, September 6th and retakes will be Wednesday, September 27th. 

For current EPSB families, SchoolZone for TCS will become active for you after August 14th, once our Division has rolled over the student database to the 2023 2024 school year. For families new to EPSB, once our office opens on Monday, August 21st, we will email you directly with your SchoolZone Username and Password so that you can access SchoolZone. We use SchoolZone extensively for communicating with our families. In addition, families can also go to thelmachalifoux.epsb.ca for up to date information.

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Senator Thelma Chalifoux, our school’s namesake, was known for being a strong and independent woman, unwilling to back down from fighting for the issues she cared about. She valued hard work and dedication, which is what eventually landed her in the Senate of Canada. It’s these values that we hope to instill in our students at TCS as we prepare them for high school and what lies beyond their academic careers. 

Whether you’ve come to TCS for our academics, STEM, flexible learning environment, or vibrant school culture, you have what it takes to embody the Cree term Otipemisiwak (Be Your Own Boss).  All the best for a great future of learning and we look forward to meeting our Senators and their families on September 5th, 2023!

Warm Regards,

Shauna L. Paul