Playground Build Has Begun

We are excited to announce they have begun breaking ground for the new playground.  Although this is such an exciting time which we have all waited so long for, we do want to remind everyone to keep their distance from the build site for safety and security reasons.

Volunteers NEEDED for CASINO


casino volunteer

Dear New Brighton School Families,

The New Brighton Elementary Parent’s Association (“NBEPA”) is pleased to announce that the AGLC has awarded our association with April 30 and May 1, 2020 casino dates at the Deerfoot Inn Casino.  This is an incredible opportunity for our association to secure funding for our school as needs arise beyond our playground build, which is now fully funded and scheduled to break ground this spring. The funds raised from our casino event will provide New Brighton School with access to programs like artist in residences, field trips, athletic equipment, library supplies and technology like laptops and iPads just to name a few.

Casino events require 36 shifts to be filled.  Each shift raises approximately $1,600 for our school.   No knowledge of gambling is needed, and training is provided at the casino event.  All family and friends over 18 years of age are eligible to volunteer. Volunteers can work more than one shift but cannot change position.  Please note that we cannot host this event if we do not have volunteers for each shift.  If we do not have enough volunteers, we must forfeit the event.

We’re using to organize our upcoming NBEPA Casino Fundraiser.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Kristy Loucks at and she can sign you up manually.

Thank you kindly for your time and consideration.


New Brighton Elementary Parent’s Association


Two letters were sent out today to parents of New Brighton School children.  These letters can be found here:
Please see the letter to parents below:
Dear New Brighton School Parents,

We are at a pivotal point in fundraising for our playground. We are required to raise an additional $25,000 by November 15, 2019 in order to qualify for a grant that could potentially fund the remainder required to build our playground. If we are awarded this grant, we can break ground in Spring 2020 and have our playground completed. A concept of our proposed park is pictured below. Please note that this concept is subject to change. We intend to host an open house prior to our build to consult with the community.
Kindly consider making a direct financial contribution from your family and/or approaching your employer(s) with the attached letter to contribute directly or via matching donation to help us reach our financial goal.
There are two ways to donate:
1. Through the Parks Foundation website, where you will receive a tax receipt for your contribution:
Please ensure you select NEW BRIGHTON SCHOOL PLAYGROUND from the drop-down menu; or
2. Directly via PayPal:
Please note that no tax receipts can be issued through PayPal donations.
Thank you to all of our parents, teachers, families, friends and volunteers for the financial contributions to date. We would also like to thank our volunteers who have donated countless hours of work over the past five years organizing all of our fundraisers and applying for numerous grants to get us to this pivotal point.
New Brighton Elementary Parent’s Association
The New Brighton Parent’s Association is a group of parent volunteers who have formed a fundraising society with the task of raising money to support New Brighton School.
To stay up-to-date on our fundraising progress and initiatives, please follow our blog through our website ( or find us on Facebook.


School’s Out!

School is officially out for summer! Here’s a great article to help with transitioning kids from school to summer mode. We wish you all an amazing, safe and happy holidays and thank you all for your support over the past year.
Thank you also to all of the staff and New Brighton School for their ongoing support. We hope you all have a great well deserved break.