Dear DGS Families,
This past weekend, I came across a very recent episode of Cityline, which is produced out of Toronto. The focus was on teenagers and their relationship with social media. I found that the perspectives offered were practical, thoughtful, and delivered in the spirit of helping students interact with platforms in a developmentally appropriate and thoughtful way. We think we will be using pieces of this resource with our students in class, as it includes the perspectives of adolescents aged 12 and up. Each clip is only about 10 minutes in length and provides a great place to start conversations with your family.
The entire episode is located here:
Parent’s guide to Protecting Your Teens on Social Media (8 minutes)
Jake Ernst and the Effects of Social Media on Developing Teens (10 minutes)
One of the resources promoted in the episode is the Dove Confidence Kit. This document is 32 pages of great ways of building body confidence for the youth in our lives.
We are so pleased to welcome “Sings Many Songs Women,” an Indigenous women’s hand drum and song group who will be sharing their gifts, talents, and teachings with our students on Friday morning. They are based in Calgary, from Métis, Blackfoot, Cree and Anishinaabe nations across Turtle Island, and are involved in many cultural ceremonies here in Treaty 7 territory and beyond. They are artisans, musicians, activists, MMIWG2S advocates, community builders and knowledge holders and we are pleased to learn from them. In part, their presence is a result of our Grade 8 students’ work to surface further their learning in relation to the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit people. Their awareness run and fundraising efforts have resulted in $500 being raised and over 50 items donated to the Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society and Emergency Women’s Shelter. Thank you for helping our students take action, in a good way.
Registration for our Evening of Clay and Construction for Parents opened May 15. There are still spaces available, if you are interested, click HERE!
Transportation fees and service levels for the 2023-24 have been announced. Families can now register using MyCBE . If your family is considering using transportation services for the next school year, you need to register by the June 11 deadline to ensure yellow school bus service for the first day of classes in September. There is no financial obligation for registration; families have until the fall to cancel without a fee. Registering early means better route planning and allows the CBE to communicate the need for additional stops or buses to our service providers.
High School Musical Jr
Students and staff have been choreographing, rehearsing, building and memorizing their lines for our June 1 evening performance of High School Musical Jr. Tickets are $5 each and will be available at the door, only. (No pre-sales). Doors open at 6:30pm, performance at 7:00pm. We can’t wait to see you there!
June 12 to 15
June 13 and 14
As always, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com OR 403 817 3556.
Principal, Dr. George Stanley School