Jun 27
Final Principal Update of 2021-22 on June 27

Dear DGS Families, 


I want to leave you with one of my favourite poems- Max Ehrmann’s “Desiderata.” 

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons… Speak your truth quietly and clearly.  If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with [all versions] of God, whatever you conceive Him [or Her or Them] to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” 

For me, it’s a poem that has provided perspective at all stages of my life- I understood it differently at 14 than I did at 30 and now, at (ahem) nearly 50. I’ve taught it a number of times in Grade 9 ELA and even though it’s almost 100 years old, I think it’s as relevant now as it was when it was published in 1948 after Ehrmann’s death. 

From all of us at DGS, we are wishing you and your family a summer of rest (when you need it), adventure (when you crave it) and joy (wherever you find it). 

  

Final Year End Updates: 

All back-to-school info can be found here.

As a reminder, homeroom assignments will be released in PowerSchool on August 29 and all families will receive official emails from their child’s homeroom teacher on Monday August 29, 2022. 

  

Lost and Found: 

All items from our lost and found need to be collected by the end of the day on Tuesday June 28. Any remaining items will be donated to the Women in Need Society on June 29, 2022. 

  

Yearbooks: 

Yearbooks will be distributed to students in their homerooms on Tuesday June 28, 2022. Absent students may pick theirs up through the main office after 2:55pm on June 28. 

Upcoming Dates: 

June 28, Tuesday           

  • Last Day of School for all Students 

  • Yearbook Distribution 

  • Student Reports Cards released for viewing (printing) in PowerSchool 

  • Final day for collecting any items from Lost & Found 

June 29, Wednesday             

  • Appeals Day (am only)  

July 28, Thursday  

  • Final day for viewing (printing) Student Report Cards in PowerSchool 

August 25, Thursday           

  • Main Office Open for Registrations 

August 29, Monday 

  • Homeroom assignments communicated by email to families 

September 1, Thursday 

  • First Day of School for Grade 6 Students  

  • Yellow bus transportation in effect (for registered users)  

  • No classes for students in Grades 7-9 

September 2, Friday

  • First Day of School for Grade 7-9 Students  

  • Yellow bus transportation in effect (for registered users

  • No classes for students in Grade 6 

September 5, Monday 

  • Labour Day- School Closed 

September 6, Tuesday 

  • All students attend classes 

September 15, Thursday 

  • Meet the Teacher Night 6:00pm- 8:00pm in the “Backyard” 

   

As always, please feel free to contact me at csmalette@cbe.ab.ca OR 403 817 3556.  

Chantal Malette  

Principal, Dr. George Stanley School​

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