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Wednesday Principal Update - May 24, 2023

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! 

Upcoming Dates:        

May 24 

  • Basketball Semi-Finals at Marshal Springs School (PLEASE NOTE: Students may NOT attend as spectators without a parent sitting with them

May 25 

  • Basketball FINALS at Dr. George Stanley School (PLEASE NOTE: Students may NOT attend as spectators without a parent sitting with them. This is DIFFERENT from regular season of play and is in place to support fair access to space for parents and parented spectators from other schools

May 29 

  • Non-instruction Day (no school for students

May 30 

  • “Parents Only” Engagement Nite 

  • School Council & Fundraising Society Meeting   

June 1 

  • Evening Performance of “High School Musical Jr” 

June 7 

  • Track Meet (TBA

June 8 

  • Spring Band Concert 

June 9 

  • Non-instruction Day (no school for students

June 12 to 15 

  • Grade 7 students at Camp Chief Hector 

June 13 and 14 

  • Grade 5 “Experience” afternoons for feeder schools 

June 16 

  • Grade 9 Farewell Ceremony 10:00, Main Gym (informal reception to follow in the back yard

As always, please feel free to contact me at OR 403 817 3556.     


Chantal Malette  

Principal, Dr. George Stanley School ​


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