ended the year, our band program, under the leadership of Mr. Osterreicher, presented
a delightful showcase of the work our students had been taking up in class.
Many remarked it was their best concert yet and were proud of the opportunities
they had to show the growth they had made in playing their instruments this
term. It is amazing to hear our musicians getting better and to see their
confidence grow every time they have the opportunity to perform.
band students also performed at our “Pie in the Face” charity event assembly.
This assembly acknowledged students who had been identified by their teachers
for their diligence around the ‘integrity’ virtue. Students also donated both
food and money to the Calgary Food Bank and, as a consequence of their
donation, earned the chance to throw a pie in the face of staff members at
Annie Gale. Thanks to Mrs. Hiscock and Mrs. Govind, in particular, for
overseeing this event.
is another busy month, full of opportunities for students at Annie Gale. Basketball
try-outs begin for senior boys’ and girls’ teams, grades 8 and 9, as well as
junior boys’ and girls’ teams, grades 6 and 7, in the first week back to
school. Students should check the bulletin board by the gym for try-out dates
and times. We also have a wrestling club starting up this month that will be
meeting after school. Although this is not a competitive team, it is a great opportunity
for interested students to learn the fundamentals of this sport. Thank you to
the numerous teachers for volunteering their time for these PE clubs and teams.
this month a number of extra-curricular clubs are starting up and / or
continuing from last term. These clubs include opportunities for students to
learn about chess, poetry and coding, to name a few. Students are expected to
listen to the daily announcements to find out details about where and when the clubs
are offered. A list of all extra-curricular activities operating at the school
between January and March will be posted on our website as well as throughout
the school. Work session dates and times are also posted in various locations
through the school. Teachers offer these sessions on a daily basis. Students
are able to use these sessions to catch up on unfinished work and to get help
from teachers if needed. Again, thank you to the many teachers who volunteer
their time for these gatherings.
that students have been preparing for over the past term is the Calgary Science
Fair. The first opportunity for the school to see the projects the students
have been working on will be January 17th and 18th.
Thanks to the coordination of this event by Mrs. Schultz, parents are also
welcome to come to the school to see the work, if interested,. The AGS Science
Fair displays will be open for viewing between10:15 am and 11:45 am on each of
these days. The projects that are ultimately chosen to represent the school at
the Calgary Science Fair in April will also be on display during our Parent
January 22nd, the first round of report cards will be sent home. These report
cards are a culmination of a variety of assessments that have been occurring
from September through to January. Teacher comments will be made for core
subjects, results statements and option courses. Parents are invited to discuss
their child’s report cards further at our conferences on the evening of
Thursday, January 25th between 3:30 pm and 8:00 pm and the morning
of January 26th between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. IPPs will also be discussed
at this time.
Police Service continues to monitor the streets at entry and dismissal times.
Please avoid parking in areas which block driveways or crosswalks and ensure
that your child can safely get out of your car. Additionally dropping off or
picking up students in school parking lots is prohibited. We have had numerous
near misses in our parking lot this year. Please do not sacrifice other
students’ safety for your child’s convenience.
application packages for students interested in our TLC program are now
available in our office. Applications will be accepted beginning January 22nd
until February 13th at noon. The lottery for this program will be
held on February 14th. Details about this program will be posted on
our website. Thank you to the many parents and families for their generosity
this holiday season. We wish the best to you and your families in the New Year.
I am excited to be continuing as the Acting Principal at Annie Gale.