Principal's Message

Welcome to Elbow Valley – A learning community dedicated to achieving excellence!

Elbow Valley Elementary is proud to serve within the communities of Elbow Valley, Harmony, and Springbank. As part of Elbow Valley’s school leadership team, we are committed to creating and supporting a learning community dedicated to achieving excellence. At the heart of our elementary education is finding ways to engage richly with our families and our community. We are all learners.

Our team will continue to focus on the foundation upon which students build essential skills in reading, writing, and comprehending the world around them. Teachers are working to align instructional practice within layers of literacy in concrete and thoughtful ways. Our students will not only thrive academically but also develop an authentic love of literacy in all its forms. Through purposeful planning and targeted support, students at Elbow Valley will progress through the layers of literacy, gaining confidence in themselves and their skills. We recognize the importance of collaboration between teachers and parents. We will continue to work together to provide support both in and outside the classroom.

In acknowledging our shared history with the First Nations people of Treaty 7, we are committed to understanding Indigenous Ways of Knowing. Collaborating with RVS Indigenous Specialists, Knowledge Keepers, Cultural Liaisons, and Elders requested through the RVS Learning Branch is foundational to deepening our understanding of supporting all students in our school. Through education and understanding, we strive to contribute to the reconciliation process.

We look forward to continuing to foster school culture through various initiatives. One of the ways is through our ongoing implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. We will engage our community to seek meaningful feedback about our next steps, which will include our PBIS matrix and how parents can meaningfully link the learning from school to home. The matrix allows us to establish norms within classrooms, hallways, the gym, and the playground. Students and parents actively participate in this process, fostering a sense of ownership and pride in our shared learning environment.

Every day, our students eagerly embrace the learning process, ready to make positive impacts within our school community. The support from our parents is commendable; their commitment is demonstrated through active volunteering in classrooms and providing support within the community at large. We remain dedicated to continuous learning, working together to create the best possible educational experience for the people we serve in and around Elbow Valley Elementary.


Ms. Denise Weaver, Principal

Mme Alanna Berger, Assistant Principal

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.