Our school is now closed for the summer

Posted on Jun. 28, 2024

We hope all of our students and their families have a fantastic summer! If you are new to our community and looking to register your child(ren), please complete the online registration form at …

Screenagers Documentary Series

Posted on Jan. 18, 2024

We are very excited to offer the Screenagers documentary series to our community over the next few months! The first film in the trilogy will be shown at River Valley School on Thurs., Jan. 25 at 6:15.…

RVS Science Fair -- February 12th, 2024

Posted on Jan. 10, 2024

All students K-8 are invited to enter a home project to the RVS Science Fair held on Monday, February 12th. Student/parent information packages and permission forms are now available at the office…


2024-2025 Kindergarten Registration Opens January…

Posted on Dec. 22, 2023

On January 8, 2024 Kindergarten Registration is open for the 2024/2025 School Year!  Children who turn 5 by December 31, 2024 are eligible for the 2024/2025 Kindergarten school year.  Please use this…

Save the Date -- The Book Fair is Coming!

Posted on Oct. 27, 2023

We are pleased to continue the tradition of having the book fair come to our school. It is a great opportunity to get reading material into the hands of our students and many families find it's a way…

Kindergarten -- Literacy and Fine Motor Activities

Posted on Oct. 18, 2023

Our Kindergarten students have been working on their letter recognition along with fine motor skills using a variety of strategies.

Cross-Country Divisional Meet

Posted on Oct. 4, 2023

It was a chilly day but that didn´t dampen the friendly competitiveness for the grade 7-12 cross-country divisional meet, hosted by RVS. Congratulations to all of the runners who traversed Sundre´s…

Wacky Hair Day 2023

Posted on Sep. 27, 2023

Students went all out for Wacky Hair Day! There were definitely some original styles.

Ready to Kick-off the 2023-2024 School Year!

Posted on Sep. 4, 2023

It was great to welcome staff back last week. Meetings, planning, and a little bit of fun were the focus as everyone eagerly anticipates welcoming students on Tues., Sept. 5.

The 2022-2023 School Year Has Now Come to a Close

Posted on Jun. 28, 2023

The 2022-2023 school year was certainly an eventful one -- with lots of learning, activities, and special events. If a family is looking to register their child for the fall, please complete the online…

Indigenous Flags and Dancers

Posted on Jun. 21, 2023

Earlier this month, we were treated to a presentation by Indigenous dancers from the Blackfoot Confederacy. The assembly also included learning about the Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Metis flags that have…

Subway Fundraiser

Posted on Jun. 14, 2023

Throughout the year, students have had the opportunity to purchase a Subway lunch. We have used this as a fundraiser and the proceeds go towards a variety of student activities. Thanks to all of our students…

Grade 1s Thank Doug Gardens Inc. for the Generous…

Posted on May. 14, 2023

Our grade 1 students are so excited to start planting in our garden boxes! Stephanie from Doug Gardens Inc. donated product and her time to enrich the soil to prepare for planting — thanks so much for…

Welcome to Kindergarten Open House

Posted on Mar. 29, 2023

Registration for Fall 2023 Kindergarten students (must be 5 by Dec. 31) continues to occur through our online registration process. We are very excited to welcome our new crew this coming September. In…

Roots of Empathy Programming in Grade 2

Posted on Feb. 13, 2023

We are so pleased to be able to offer the Roots of Empathy program to many of our grade 2 students. This newsletter outlines the amazing work that is being done by baby Charlie, her Mom, Shelby, and Joleen…

Grade 5 Curling

Posted on Feb. 1, 2023

Our grade 5 students have been enjoying weekly curling sessions. A huge thank you goes out to Lonnie Halladay and the volunteer instructors from the Sundre Curling Club for arranging the lessons and…

Science Fair -- Feb. 3, 2023

Posted on Jan. 13, 2023

We are excited to be hosting our annual science fair on Fri., Feb. 3, 2023. Students from Kindergarten to grade 8 are invited to put a project together to be judged that day. For more information please…

Atlas of the Heart Book Study

Posted on Jan. 10, 2023

We are very excited to be sharing news about the Atlas of the Heart book study! Understanding emotions is the foundation of social-emotional well-being, and this is the bedrock of living a meaningful…


Our annual week long carol sing is back!

Posted on Dec. 6, 2022

We are so excited to be able to do our annual week before Christmas carol sing once again from Dec. 19 - 23! Please see the picture for all of the details and the teachers will likely have additional…

Grade 6 Students Pack Hampers for Sundre Santas

Posted on Dec. 5, 2022

Last week some of our grade 6 students helped out in Santa's Sundre workshop to pack food hampers for GNP's Sundre Santas program. Thanks for giving back to your community kids!

Grade 7 & 8 Band Trip

Posted on Dec. 2, 2022

The grade 7 and 8 band students had a successful trip to Edmonton which included some very productive time with participating in clinics that allowed them to learn more about high-quality band performance.…

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Posted on Dec. 1, 2022

Plans and activities are well underway throughout the school to prepare for the holiday season!

Upcoming Holiday Events

Posted on Nov. 20, 2022

As we move into the holiday season, our school has a number of holiday events and activities planned. This letter offers some details and more will be coming in the weeks ahead.  We want to support our…

The Book Fair is back!

Posted on Nov. 18, 2022

The online book fair starts Friday, November 18th and runs until Fri., Nov. 25th. You can shop by using this link. Our in-person book fair runs during parent-teacher interviews for families from 4pm…

Remembrance Day 2022

Posted on Nov. 9, 2022

Our students have done a lot of learning around Remembrance Day and demonstrated their understanding through a variety of projects. On November 9th, we held our ceremony with students, staff, parents,…

Celebrating Halloween at RVS (2022)

Posted on Oct. 27, 2022

Preparations are underway for a spooktacular day for all of our students on Mon., Oct. 31st! Please see the note to find out all of the details. If you have specific questions about what's happening in…

Terry Fox Run -- Sept. 22, 2022

Posted on Sep. 19, 2022

On Thursday, Sept. 22 our students will be joining Sundre High students to take part in the Terry Fox Run. Students will gather on the playground about 9:50 that morning to start the walk. Family members…

Social Media Presentations for Students and Families

Posted on Sep. 9, 2022

We are excited to have Jo(e)'s Social Media coming in to do presentations to Gr. 4-6 and Gr. 7-8 classes on Thursday, September 15th around the use of social media. That evening from 6:30 - 8:00 they…

School Council Welcomes Everyone Back

Posted on Sep. 1, 2022

Please see this document for a warm welcome and more information from our School Council. The first meeting of the year is scheduled for 4:00 on Tuesday, September 20th at RVS. Childcare is provided and…

The 2022-2023 school year is quickly approaching!

Posted on Aug. 30, 2022

Staff have been hard at work this week collaborating, planning, and preparing for the upcoming school year. Only a couple more sleeps until the big day!

Need to register for Fall 2022?

Posted on Aug. 24, 2022

Are you new to Sundre and looking to register your K-8 child? Our registration is completed online here. If you require assistance or have questions, please either call the school at 403-638-3939, email…

Grade 8 Farewell and Awards

Posted on Jun. 28, 2022

It was great to see many of our families join us to celebrate our students' achievements. Grade 8s were honored as they walked under the staff arch of rulers and then enjoyed seeing many moments from…

Grade 8 Farewell and Middle School Awards Program

Posted on Jun. 23, 2022

Preparations are underway for our Grade 8 Farewell and Middle School Awards Event scheduled for Tues., June 28, beginning at 8:45 a.m. This letter outlines all of the details. We hope you will be able…

Garden Boxes -- A True Community Project!

Posted on Jun. 5, 2022

We recently had garden boxes installed that our grade one students will be using for hands-on learning and to incorporate Indigenous content into their curriculum. A huge thanks goes out to Sundre Contracting…

Middle School Track Meet

Posted on May. 13, 2022

Our grade 5-8 students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of track events this week. It was great to see so many participants and everyone supporting each other. Students from grade 7 and…

Middle School Dance

Posted on Apr. 29, 2022

We are very excited to be hosting a middle school dance from 6:00 - 8:30 on Thursday, May 5! Expectations have been reviewed with students and parents of our grade 6, 7 & 8 students have been sent a letter…

Happy St. Patrick's Day from RVS

Posted on Mar. 17, 2022

Students have enjoyed writing, math, and art activities connected to the St. Patrick's Day theme over the past few days. A number of students even built traps to try to catch those pesky little leprechauns.…

Science Fair Information

Posted on Feb. 17, 2022

Unfortunately, we won't be holding a science fair at RVS and there also won't be a regional fair in Olds, which has been the tradition. However, the Central Alberta Rotary Science Fair (CARSF) is being held…

Beach Day Poster Contest

Posted on Feb. 9, 2022

In the midst of a long, cold, and dark winter, we celebrate Beach Day! Students are invited to dress in their beach attire and a variety of activities are planned for the students. One of the favourites…

A Generous Donation -- Many Thanks!

Posted on Feb. 7, 2022

A huge thank you to Whitecap Resources Inc. for their generous donation toward the purchase of new school jerseys. Guy Hetu and Darcy Moorhouse from Whitecap presented their cheque to some of our student…

Spelling Bee

Posted on Feb. 3, 2022

We held our annual Spelling Bee in January. Each class from grade 4-8 selected two students to participate in the event. All of the participants did very well and the picture shows our top 3 spellers.…

Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023

Posted on Jan. 10, 2022

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year opens on January 10th. The online registration form can be found at If you have questions or…


Happy Holidays from the students and staff at RVS!

Posted on Dec. 16, 2021

Our students have been busy over the past few days and weeks learning and creating all kinds of Christmas-themed projects -- from art to math to writing. We hope you enjoy these pictures of their fabulous…

We successfully hung the star!

Posted on Dec. 7, 2021

Thanks to everyone who sent in donations in support of our Sundre Santas food drive!

Supporting Sundre Santas Program

Posted on Nov. 22, 2021

We are pleased to be partnering with Greenwood Neighbourhood Place again this year to support our community's Santas Anonymous Program. Students are invited to bring in non-perishable food items for our…

Remembrance Day 2021

Posted on Nov. 9, 2021

To honor Remembrance Day, every student will receive a poppy on November 10th. A virtual ceremony will be viewed by all students that will include performances and guest speakers. The pictures are some…

The Book Fair is Coming to RVS!

Posted on Oct. 13, 2021

We are excited to be able to have the Scholastic Book Fair at our school. Students will be able to make purchases in-person at the library, while parents will be able to shop online. This letter gives…

Thanks to Sundre Dental Clinic!

Posted on Sep. 23, 2021

We are so appreciative of Sundre Dental Clinic's donation of Sonicare Kids Toothbrushes to our grade one students! These toothbrushes are a great way to encourage kids to not only brush, but brush for…

Picture Days -- Sept. 15 & 16

Posted on Sep. 13, 2021

Picture days for all students are this week. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer sibling or community pictures at this time. Retakes are on October 14, 2021. An information card with the ordering code…

Kilometer Club is Up and Running!

Posted on Sep. 7, 2021

Kilometer club is back for another year! Our cross country running program runs from September 7th until October 1st. It happens during lunch recess which is 11:55 - 12:25 for grades 1-5 and 12:25 - 12:55…

Welcome Back BBQ & Open House

Posted on Sep. 3, 2021

We are excited to be working with the Town of Sundre to run our Welcome Back BBQ and Open House on Thursday, September 9th from 5:00 until 7:00. Our students' School Fair entries will also be up on display…