National Music Centre

Field trip – Nov 10, 2017 – National Music Center

  • Gr. 2-5
  • Date: Friday, Nov. 10th
  • Time: 12:45-3:45pm
  • Address: 850-4 Street SE

National Music Centre – Card quest (Gr. 2-5)

With their trusty iPad map in hand, students are lured through the stages of Studio Bell- solving riddles, learning new skills, observing musical demonstrations, and testing their abilities. Each task they complete wins them a customized card, with pictures and descriptions. At the end of the day, take your card collection back to class and keep them as learning tools and as part of an interactive game.

Pre-registration is required. Program cost: $14.00/student – $5.00/adult

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Closed for Break – Oct 23-27

Phoenix will be closed next week from Oct 23-27 for Fall break!

See you all back online Oct 30 or onsite Oct 31!

Enjoy the last days of Fall!



Feast – Mad Scientists

Be sure to register for your spot at the Mad Scientist feast on Friday Oct 20 at NOON! Space is limited!

What are feasts important?

It is a chance for us to share what we’ve learned over the last 5 weeks of classes, it gives parents and grandparents a chance to be a part of the learning community and it brings closure to the theme.

It is also a chance to dress up, try some new food and socialize with your friends!

How do they work?

We have five (5) feasts a year. Feasts are our way of celebrating your child’s learning! Your kids get to share with you what they learned in the Creation Studio and make one last memory in it before the theme gets torn down and a new one is built. The fee ($10 pp) includes various theme-related crafts, a delicious meal, activities and prizes.  Come as a family and we will only charge you $40.00 for up to 6 people. (Mom, Dad and their kids!)


  • 12:00 PM – theme related crafts
  • 12:20 PM- program and gift basket draw
  • 12:25 PM – yummy lunch
  • 1:00 PM – activities and games related to theme
  • 1:30 PM – Clean up and head out!


 Feast Food

Feast Menus (subject to change): Please note: Specific dietary needs cannot be accommodated.  Mad Scientists – Oct 20 – Beaker Floats, DNA Pasta, Radioactive Pizza and Petri dish dessert

Chapter’s Book Event – Fundraiser

Join us on Oct 18 at 6:00 – 8:00 PM to get some new books! This event is open to ALL! (That means you, your students, grandma and even the dog if he reads!)

BlendEd students get a $50-$75 credit towards some new books as a part of their school program. Teachers will be onsite to assist with selection.

Home education students can use their government grant towards reimbursement of their purchases.

WHY COME OUT? Well to get new books, of course and . . . Chapters will give us 20% of any purchases back in gift cards as a fundraiser! So please invite your family! After-all, Christmas is just around the corner!

School Not Working Out?

Check out a Home Education Program!

Phoenix is still accepting mid-year rescue students into our home education program. Unfortunately, the deadline for funding has pasted, you can still home educate!

How does it work?

There is a $50.00 for first time students. This creates your file, updates the government records and sets up your Phoenix account. You will need your student’s birth certificate. Phoenix charges $80.00 per month (minimum $200) for access to a facilitator. She is a an Alberta certified teacher with experience in home education. She is her to help you and is required to write two reports for Alberta Education on the progress of your student.

You need to fill out the home education notification form. (See the Support and Forms tab) This is a government form so read carefully. You will need a Phoenix waiver if you plan to participate in any onsite school opportunities or field-trips. You can download our Program Guides and have a look at all the classes we offer – availability subject to space.

Next step is creating your education plan for your student. This needs include what you plan to teach, what resources and how you will know your student is learning. We have a template you can use to help with this step.

Not sure what to put into the plan?

We recommend you look at the Alberta Education website for the kinds of things students at each grade level study. Then go shopping and have a look at what great commercial resources are available.

You are responsible for:

  • Paying the appropriate fees
  • Creating and designing the program
  • Supplying all the resources
  • Teaching your student
  • Keeping samples of work
  • Meeting at least twice with your facilitator over the school year

We will make sure you get 2 handbooks – one for Phoenix and one from the government, a copy of your ed plan, a copy of the regulations and any other paperwork you will need. We will notify your past school, so that you do not have to go back. We also have a variety of resources you can look though and select to help you get started!

Got questions?

Please feel free to call for more information or book an appointment to come for a tour! We are here to help!



Teen Classes Start Wednesday!

TEEN CLASSES start Wednesday! And there is still room!

  • Painting with the Masters – 4 spots available
  • Ball Skills – 3 spots available
  • Health and Wellness – Required for all 7-9 BlendEd teens
  • Write Right – 6 spots available
  • Entrepreneur – 5 spots available

Need more info, please consult your teen program guide –


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Online Orientation Session – Sept 7

ONLINE ORIENTATION SESSION – September 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GETTING STARTED @Phoenix – FOR REGISTERED STUDENTS ONLY – This vital workshop cover how the various programs work, what funding and resources are available and how classes (activities) work. We will review parent and student responsibilities and explain the role of your learning coach. You will know hours we are open, how to contact us and what do if you have a suggestion or complaint.

ATTENDANCE: Registered Grade 1-6 parents and students
COST: Free
LOCATION: Onsite at Phoenix or Online through Google Hangout

or add this event to your google calendar ( from ours and click the Hangout link:

Maximum 25 people

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2017 Orientations