Jun 16
Wednesday Principal Update -- June 16

Dear Dr. George Stanley School,

Thanks for your continued support of our students and our school. The end of the year brings many exciting opportunities for our school community- a return to sports, activities and smaller outdoor gatherings beyond school. Students have been excited to share results of baseball games, hockey practices and dance competitions from this last weekend. We look forward to seeing what the Fall brings us with regard to interschool athletics, intramurals and student activities.

 Grade 9 Farewell

A detailed letter has gone home regarding this scaled back, virtual event for families. This information is also posted on our website.

 Exploratories

A parent letter has gone home to support students with registering for exploratories on June 21 and 22. Students currently in Hub or not attending face-to-face classes will complete an electronic version of their exploratory registration on those days.

 Back to School Information

Back to School Information will be published and sent to you via School Messenger in mid-to-late August. This will allow for us to apply the most up-to-date guidelines from the Province of Alberta, City of Calgary, and, ultimately, the Calgary Board of Education.

 UR Fundraising Pick-Up

Fundraiser Pick-Up will be in the school parking lot on Thursday, June 17 between 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Please note that unclaimed orders will be donated as, unfortunately, we do not have the option of storing the products.

 Report Cards

As with the January Report Card, the June Report Card release date has been set system-wide for the end of the year. Report Cards will be available as a PDF in PowerSchool effective Monday June 28, 2021.

 Yearbooks

Students who have pre-ordered and paid will receive their yearbooks on the last day of school, June 25. There will be some extras available on that day for first-come first-serve purchase. If your child would like one, please send them with $35 cash on June 25. If your child is unable to be here on June 25, the school office will accommodate pick-up until June 29.

 Covid-19 Rapid Testing at DGS

Voluntary rapid testing will take place at the school tomorrow. If you wish for your child to participate, please return the consent form tomorrow morning, if you have not done so already. As a reminder, you will not receive follow up on the tests unless the result is positive.

 Upcoming Dates:

June 17: Covid-19 Rapid Testing at DGS

June 17: Fundraiser Pick-Up at the school between 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Unclaimed orders will be donated

June 23: Parent Council and Fundraising Society Meeting at 7:00 PM

June 25: Grade 9 Virtual Farewell at 9:00 AM

June 25: Last day of classes

June 28: Report Cards available in PowerSchool

June 28: Appeals Day – No classes for students

June 29 and 30: Organizational Days – No classes for students

June 30: Order deadline for DGS Swag: https://drgstanleyspiritwear.itemorder.com/


Jun 10
Wednesday Principal Update -- June 9

Dear Dr. George Stanley School Families,

This morning, as I was watching the news, Elder Clarence Wolfleg (Elder Miiksika'am) spoke about receiving his Honorary Doctorate from Mount Royal University and his experiences as a residential school survivor. He said something that resonates deeply with me- “Take the good things from yesterday. Put them with the good things of today for a better tomorrow." Why is this so important? Our goal for the last two and a half weeks of classes is to create space each day for students to remember the good things from the day before, learn and grow a little today, and carve an excellent path for tomorrow. We are doing our level best to ensure your children leave the 2020-2021 as happy, safe, challenged, cared-for learners.

Course Exploratory Options for 2021-22 School Year

A big part of the Middle School experience is trying out new things! We are preparing for exploratories (options) as we speak. Please expect a School Messenger to come to you on the week of June 14th with a breakdown of the options. At that time, please review the options, and follow the instructions to help your child select their top choices. From there, we will be prepared to build these 2021-22 courses based on student demand. This means we cannot offer everything, but will offer courses with the most interest. We will do everything we can to make sure students get choices that they are most excited about. Please note, we will be prepared with a Plan-B "wheel" scenario, which gives students a short experience with all options in their homerooms (as we did this year) if Covid protocols remain stringent. If you have any questions, homeroom teachers and admin will be here to guide you and/or students in the process.

Covid-19 Rapid Testing

Voluntary rapid testing will take place at the school tomorrow. If you wish for your child to participate, please return the consent form tomorrow morning, if you have not done so already. As a reminder, you will not receive follow up on the tests unless the result is positive.

Grade 9 Farewell

Our virtual Grade 9 Farewell will be held on Friday, June 25 at 9:00am. Families will be provided with a viewing link. A formal program will be sent home the week before. Following the Farewell Ceremony and video, students will be participating in a variety of activities they have decided on in their homerooms.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Our DGS Swag Spiritwear Store has re-opened due to popularity. The feedback has been fantastic and we are happy to announce that orders can be placed until June 30. 

Upcoming Dates:

June 10: Covid-19 Rapid Testing at DGS

June 17: Fundraiser Pick-Up at the school between 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Unclaimed orders will be donated

June 25: Grade 9 Virtual Farewell at 9:00 AM

June 25: Last day of classes

June 28: Appeals Day – No classes for students

June 29 and 30: Organizational Days – No classes for students

June 30: Order deadline for DGS Swag:

Chantal Malette 

Principal, Dr. George Stanley School
Calgary Board of Education | www.cbe.ab.ca
t | 403.817.3556​


Jun 09
Wednesday Principal Update -- June 2

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Dear DGS Families,

This past Friday, Tk'emlúps te Secwe̓ pemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. announced the discovery of the remains of more than 215 children buried at the site of what was once a residential school. This news was a heartbreaking reminder of the trauma of residential schools, and the impact they still have on our indigenous people and our nation.

We must continue to take care of one another. To honour those children lost in Kamloops, flags at CBE schools continue to be flown at half mast.

DGS School wishes to formally pay respect to these children and all those who suffered trauma and harm at the former residential school in Kamloops. On Friday June 4, DGS staff and students are invited to wear orange as a small gesture of recognition and remembrance. Individual classes may also be exploring symbols and having conversations over the course of this week. We look forward to sharing student learnings, our conversations and our thoughts with you via social media next week. Teachers are carefully considering the sensitive nature of these topics and will approach the matter in a developmentally appropriate manner.

There cannot be reconciliation without truth and understanding. Our staff and students recognize the importance of having meaningful discussion about the effects of residential schools and the legacy they have left behind. You may wish to continue these conversations at home. The Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSSS) and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) have several resources on their site for families to learn more.

Please review this Principal's Letter to Community.

Course Options for 2021-22 School Year

A big part of the Middle School experience is trying out new things! We are preparing for exploratories (options) as we speak. Please expect a School Messenger to come to you on the week of June 14th with a breakdown of the options. At that time, please review the options, and follow the instructions to help your child select their top choices. From there, we will be prepared to build these 2021-22 courses based on student demand. This means we cannot offer everything, but will offer courses with the most interest. We will do everything we can to make sure students get choices that they are most excited about. Please note, we will be prepared with a "wheel" scenario, which gives students a short experience with all options in their homerooms (as we did this year) if Covid protocols remain stringent. If you have any questions, homeroom teachers and admin will be here to guide you and/or students in the process.

Outdoor Learning

We have been using out outdoor learning spaces as much as possible over the last week. Please consider sending your child with a hat, sunscreen and bug spray (if your family uses it), as well as their usual lunch, water bottle and face mask. We will be going outside every day at lunch, rain or shine!

Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards

We love seeing students riding their bikes, scooters and skateboards to and from school. Please send your child with a sturdy lock to lock their bike, scooter or skateboard up each day. We have locking outdoor skateboard and scooter racks as we are trying to minimize the amount of “stuff" in classrooms. Families also need to provide their child with a helmet suitable to the activity. It's also a good time to remind families to register your child's bike at https://bikeindex.org/, which is used by CPS in the recovery of stolen bicycles. Should your child's bike or other property be stolen from any location, report it online at https://www.calgary.ca/cps/report-a-crime.html.  Please note that the CBE is not responsible for theft or loss of personal property and use of bike and skateboard racks is at individual risk.

Masks: It is very important that students provide their OWN mask each day. 

Since returning from online learning, we have had to provide an unusually high number of masks to students who have forgotten or lost this essential itemPlease remind your child to put extra masks in their backpack. We really appreciate your parental eye on this.

Grade 9 Farewell

Our virtual Grade 9 Farewell will be held on Friday June 25 at 9:00am. Families will be provided with a viewing link. A formal program will be sent home the week before. Following the Farewell Ceremony and video, students will be participating in a variety of activities they have decided on in their homerooms.

Fundraiser is OPEN!

Please visit our UR Fundraising Store for a wide variety of bulk food options. Great for the upcoming BBQ and Camping Season. Orders close June 6, 2021.

https://www.urfundraising.com/dgs

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Our DGS Swag Spiritwear Store has re-opened due to popularity. The feedback has been fantastic and we are happy to announce that orders can be placed until June 30. The store can be accessed through this link: https://drgstanleyspiritwear.itemorder.com/

Upcoming Dates:

June 4: Orange Shirt Day in recognition of lives lost at Kamloops Residential School

June 6: Yellow School Bus registration deadline for 2021-22 through your MyCBe/PowerSchool account

June 6: Fundraiser Ordering closes (see above): Link: https://www.urfundraising.com/dgs

June 17: Fundraiser Pick-Up at the school between 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Unclaimed orders will be donated

June 25: Last day of classes -- Grade 9 Virtual Farewell at 9:00 AM

June 28: Appeals Day – No classes for students

June 29 and 30: Organizational Days – No classes for students

June 30: Order deadline for DGS Swag: Link https://drgstanleyspiritwear.itemorder.com/

Chantal Malette 

Principal, Dr. George Stanley School
Calgary Board of Education | www.cbe.ab.ca
t | 403.817.3556


May 27
Wednesday Principal Update - May 26

Dear Dr. George Stanley Families:


Welcome Back everyone!

Visiting classes Tuesday morning was a phenomenal way to get back into the swing of it. We have an action packed, safe, memory-making last 5 weeks of classes planned for your kiddos, and our teachers were excited to get going with it!

As we move through these last 5 weeks, we are utilizing the recommended guidelines from Alberta Health and the CBE. This includes ensuring all of our windows that can be opened are open during learning time and that we are utilizing our outdoor learning spaces as fully as possible. As such, now is a good time to consider sending your child with a hat, sunscreen and bug spray (if your family uses it), as well as their usual lunch, water bottle and face mask. We will be going outside every day at lunch, rain or shine!


Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards

We love seeing students riding their bikes, scooters and skateboards to and from school. Please send your child with a sturdy lock to lock their bike, scooter or skateboard up each day. We have locking outdoor skateboard and scooter racks as we are trying to minimize the amount of “stuff” in classrooms. Families also need to provide their child with a helmet suitable to the activity. It’s also a good time to remind families to register your child’s bike at https://bikeindex.org/, which is used by CPS in the recovery of stolen bicycles. Should your child’s bike or other property be stolen from any location, report it online at https://www.calgary.ca/cps/report-a-crime.html.  Please note that the CBE is not responsible for theft or loss of personal property and use of bike and skateboard racks is at individual risk.


Masks: It is very important that students provide their OWN mask each day. 

Since returning from on line learning, we have had to provide an unusually high number of masks to students who have forgotten or lost this essential itemPlease remind your child to put extra masks in their backpack. We really appreciate your parental eye on this.


Chromebooks

If you borrowed a computer for online learning, please return to the school tomorrow, May 27.


Closed Campus at Lunch

Our campus remains CLOSED at lunchtime. Students are not allowed to leave campus at lunch unless they are leaving with a parent. Please ensure your child has their lunch with them each day. We anticipate this will remain the case into the 2021-2022 school year. We will be re-opening the servery this Fall and restarting daily Healthy Hunger orders for all Grade levels.


Fundraiser is OPEN!

Please visit our UR Fundraising Store for a wide variety of bulk food options. Great for the upcoming BBQ and Camping Season. Orders close June 6, 2021.

https://www.urfundraising.com/dgs

 

Upcoming Dates:

May 26: School Council and Fundraising Society Meeting at 7:00 PM

May 31: CBE Transportation Design Contest deadline for submission

June 6: Yellow School Bus registration deadline for 2021-22 through your MyCBe/PowerSchool account

June 6: Fundraiser Ordering closes (see above)

June 17: Fundraiser Pick-Up between 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Unclaimed orders will be donated

June 25: Last day of classes

June 28: Appeals Day – No classes for students

June 29 and 30: Organizational Days – No classes for students​


May 20
Wednesday Principal Update - May 19

Dear Dr. George Stanley School Families,


The May Long Weekend is almost upon us. It’s Wednesday. I can see blue skies between the clouds. We miss your kiddos. I anticipate we will receive a clear message from the province today as to what school will look like for us as of May 25, 2021. Whatever the decision, please know that we will continue to work to help your children learn and be successful whatever the decision is.


In the Community:

I want to take a moment to give a shout out to an anonymous family of four in our community who spent part of their Saturday cleaning up litter on our school grounds. Whoever you are, we love your neon yellow shirts and your care for our backyard area.


In other news, our backyard area and school parking lot have been the site of quite a lot of “action” in the evenings and on the weekend. We are working with CPS, the City of Calgary and our partners at CCSD to ensure safe, open spaces in our community. There has been a recent uptick in graffiti, building vandalism, trees being injured to the point of needing replacement, smashed car windows in our parking lot and, perhaps most curiously, a refrigerator was dumped near the ball diamonds. We will always endeavour to respond to things occurring during our operational times. If you see illegal activity in progress during off-hours, please do not hesitate to contact CPS directly.


Transportation, Bussing, and Design Contest:

Transportation pre-registration is now open. Families who are eligible for yellow bus transportation and who think they may use the service need to pre-register through their MyCBE / PowerSchool by Sunday, June 6, 2021.  

Registrations will still be accepted after the deadline, however, processing times could be delayed up to 6 weeks at the beginning of the school year due to volume. Families will be responsible for transporting students while they wait to be added to a route.

Students’ ZPass cards are multi-year and we remind you to please keep them in a safe place over the summer to use in the fall.


ZPass Card Design Contest: Once again, CBE Transportation Services is hosting a contest for a winning design that will adorn the next annual ZPass card that all yellow school bus riders use every day. This contest is open to all CBE students (not just bus riders). The design guidelines are as follows:

Link: Transportation and Registration


Fundraising Society News:

The Flyer for our Spring “Stock Up For Summer” Fundraiser through UR Fundraising is attached here! Great for all your summer BBQ and Camping Needs! Ordering is open from May 20 to June 6.


Popcorn Pick Up:

If students have not yet picked up their popcorn from mid-April, we anticipate having it available for students in their homerooms if we all return May 25. It’s still fresh, we promise!


Upcoming Dates:

May 20: Fundraiser Ordering opens (Link: Stock Up For Summer Fundraiser)

May 21: Organizational Day -- No classes for students

May 24: School closed -- No classes for students

May 25: Return to in-person classes for all students

May 31: Design Contest deadline for submission (see above)

June 6: Yellow School Bus registration deadline for 2021-22 through your MyCBe/PowerSchool account

June 6: Fundraiser Ordering closes

June 17: Fundraiser Pick-Up between 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Unclaimed orders will be donated

June 25: Last day of classes

June 28: Appeals Day – No classes for students

June 29 and 30: Organizational Days – No classes for students

Please do not hesitate to contact the school or me at csmalette@cbe.ab.ca or 403-817-3556.


Sincerely,

Chantal Malette ​


May 13
Wednesday Principal Update - May 12

Dear Dr. George Stanley Families,

We want to thank all of our students and parents for the level of engagement you’ve shown during this session of online learning. I have really enjoyed dropping in to classes and being able to review the learning-from-home assignments students have created. PE has been particularly engaging, and the videos students have submitted as evidence of their learning have been phenomenal to watch. Whether it’s bike riding on the ridge, or running sprints with Mr. Bews, it’s been lovely to see our students engaging in the community. We really, really miss our students!


We know these conditions are less than ideal- thank you for taking the time with your kiddos to be their cheerleaders. Jokingly, I suggested we offer empty classrooms in our school as “parental retreat spaces.” Any takers? (In all seriousness, we are very aware of the extra stressors that come with online learning. If you need support, please call the school and we will be very happy to assist.)


Grade 9 Farewell

Our School Board has provided us with the following direction around Grade 9 Farewell Ceremonies:

In-person or live farewell ceremonies for elementary and middle/junior high schools will not be taking place in 2021. Rather, schools may consider virtual farewells.


We are in the midst of planning our virtual Grade 9 Farewell. We anticipate creating a video presentation and a school wide virtual assembly for Grade 9 students. We realize this is not the celebration everyone is used to, and we appreciate the importance of marking the end of middle school years. Our virtual celebration and in-class “good-bye” activities are tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 25.


Upcoming Dates

May 13: Order deadline for DGS Swag: Link https://drgstanleyspiritwear.itemorder.com/

May 21: Organizational Day -- No classes for students

May 24: School closed -- No classes for students

May 25: Return to in-person classes for all students

June 25: Last day of classes

June 28: Appeals Day – No classes for students

June 29 and 30: Organizational Day – No classes for students


As always, please do not hesitate to contact the school or me at csmalette@cbe.ab.ca or 403-817-3556.


Sincerely,

Chantal Malette ​


May 06
Wednesday Principal Update - May 5

Dear Dr. George Stanley School Families,


April showers bring May flowers, right?


With the news of all students K-12 moving online, we know that this is a stressful time. If you need us, we are here for you. Please contact your child’s teacher or the main office and we may be able to support you with access to technology and strategies to support you and your students while we work through the process of online learning together.

Please watch for messages from your child’s teacher regarding the plan for Friday and onward. We anticipate sharing details before the end of the day tomorrow.


Bell Times for the 2021-2022 School Year

This week, we were informed of a change to our bell times for the 2021-2022 school year. This change is related to the provision of transportation for Dr. George Stanley School along with our “bus buddy" schools. As a result, our start and end time for next year will be adjusted by approximately 15 minutes. We will start at 8:15am and dismiss for the day at 2:55pm. Friday dismissal will be at 11:55am.


DGS Swag

Our online store has a large variety of items such as jackets, t-shirts, hoodies, backpack, etc. Place your order by May 13. Thanks to our School Advisory Council and Fundraising Society for putting together our online swag store.

Link for ordering:  https://drgstanleyspiritwear.itemorder.com/


Upcoming Dates

May 7: Online school continues for Grades 7 – 12 and resumes for Grades K – 6

May 13: Order deadline for DGS Swag (see above or our DGS website)

May 21: Organizational Day -- No classes for students

May 24: School closed -- No classes for students

June 25: Last day of Classes

June 28: Appeals Day – No classes for students

June 29 and 30: Organizational Day – No classes for students

As always, please do not hesitate to contact the school or me at csmalette@cbe.ab.ca or 403-817-3556.


Sincerely,

Chantal Malette ​


Apr 29
Wednesday Principal Update - April. 28

Dear Families,


We are nearing the end of our second week of online learning for Grades 7-12 in the CBE. Today, I taught Grade 7, and I have to say, I have profound respect for the work your students are doing. It was really nice to see 24 faces smiling back at me while we learned about integers. If there are changes to our current return to face-to-face learning date of May 3, the CBE will send out a system message for all of us.


Grade 9 Farewell: We will be hosting an online event to say good-bye to our Grade 9 students. The CBE has asked schools to not host any face-to-face events, and we are endeavouring to work within this expectation. Teachers and Grade 9 students will be collaborating in the weeks to come in terms of what they would like to see in their Farewell presentation.


Swag: A HUGE thanks to our School Advisory Council and Fundraising Society for putting together our online swag store. Our Grade 9’s had a great time writing the ad copy for the message that came home to you. In case you missed it:


“To say the last year has been challenging would be a drastic understatement. We have missed having students and the infectious energy they bring. COVID has complicated our ability to connect with one another in so many ways, but we have proven our resilience and resolve. When proposing the design for our national flag, Dr. George Stanley dreamt of a symbol that united our people from coast to coast. Aligning in this same spirit, Dr George Stanley is excited to release our Spring Swag Shop.


Fresh new designs allow for our students to show their school pride with a range of new products. From sweatpants, shorts, hoodies and tees, we have you covered (including masks). The Dr. George Stanley Fundraising Society has ensured that a portion of your purchase will go directly to our school, and all purchases can be shipped directly to your door. Order deadline is May 13, just click on the link below to start shopping.

No matter where the spring and summer take you, fly your flag. 

We are all 67s.”

Link for ordering:  https://drgstanleyspiritwear.itemorder.com/


Hats on for Mental Health: Ms. Walburger’s Grade 6 class is taking the lead on events for Wednesday May 5, which is widely recognized as “Hats ON for Mental Health.” Students will be planning activities for our school.


The Backyard: Our “Backyard” area is seeing a large number of students and community members using it in the evenings and on the weekends. We have installed additional temporary garbage cans to see us through until the permanent ones arrive this fall. We anticipate being able to do a bit of planning and gardening with our students this spring so we can see how some of the plants indigenous to our area can thrive. We are in the process of planning as a school to care for our space in a thoughtful manner. We have asked our SRO and Community Liaison Officer for CPS to peek in and help us keep our people and property safe during non-instructional hours.


Upcoming Dates:

Apr 28:  School Council and Fundraising meeting at 7PM

May 3:  Face-to-face learning resumes for Grade 7 – 9 students

May 5:  Hats ON for Mental Health

May 13:  Order deadline for DGS Swag (see DGS website)

May 21:  Organizational Day -- No classes for students

May 24:  School closed -- No classes for students

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me at csmalette@cbe.ab.ca or 403 817 3556.


Sincerely,

Chantal Malette ​


Apr 22
Wednesday Principal Update - April 21

Dear Dr. George Stanley Families,

This week has seen us move to a hybrid of in-person for our Grade 5’s and 6’s and online for our Grade 7 - 9’s. We are so optimistic that we will be together again in just a short time. A gentle reminder that attending class is a requirement for our Grade 7-9 students. If you or your family are experiencing challenges with daily attendance, please contact the school and we can support you.


Masks: We really want to encourage all families to remember to send enough masks to school each day with their student. Kiddos are always more comfortable in their own masks, and we do want to continue to stress the appropriate use of protective measures.


Healthy Hunger lunch ordering will be discontinued beginning in May and will be revisited as the school year continues. April orders for grades 7 - 9 have been cancelled through Healthy Hunger and a credit has been issued to your account.


Kernels Popcorn will be delivered to the school on Friday, April 23 and will be distributed to those who have ordered from Grades 5 and 6. Families that have ordered for students in Grades 7 – 9 may do one of two things:

1. Arrange for a sibling in Grade 5 or 6 to collect the popcorn from the main office, OR,

2. Pick up your order from the main office between 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Popcorn not collected on April 23 can be picked up the following week during regular school hours, or when face-to-face classes resume.


The Calgary Police Service (CPS) would like to hear more from you on the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program! School Resource Officers (SROs) are law enforcement officers with the Calgary Police Service who are placed in elementary and secondary schools. To find out more about them, visit this website: https://www.calgary.ca/cps/youth-programs-and-resources/school-resources/school-resource-officers.html


You are invited to contribute your thoughts on the SRO program in a variety of ways:

Your participation is important to helping us understand if the SRO program meets the needs of students and community.

If you have any questions or concerns about participating, please reach out to cpsengage@argylepr.com


Upcoming Dates:

Apr 23:  Kernels Popcorn Snack Day

Apr 26:  PD Day – No classes for students

May 21: Organizational Day -- No classes for students

May 24: School closed -- No classes for students


As always, please do not hesitate to contact me at csmalette@cbe.ab.ca or 403 817 3556.


Sincerely,

Chantal Malette ​


Apr 15
Wednesday Principal Update - April 14

Dear Dr. George Stanley Families,


It has been lovely to be learning both indoors and outdoors with your children. We will be doing our best to make use of our outdoor classroom spaces as the Spring continues to unfold. On Monday, I had the privilege of attending a weekly class meeting with our Grade 7’s. In listening to their stories of what they did on the weekend, it became very evident how important the outdoors and the land in and around Cranston is to our students. They shared stories of weekend hikes, walking dogs, riding bikes and exploring the ridge and valley. I see more and more bikes, longboards and scooters in our racks every day and I LOVE it!


Our school has received its RAM (budget) for the 2021-2022 school year. This week, we have engaged staff in considering how to use the resources we have been allocated- in areas where there is some wiggle room in terms of how we spend our funding. By the end of this week, you will have received an invitation to review a presentation concerning our budget requirements and provide feedback concerning school based fees for the upcoming school year.


I want to take this opportunity to formally thank our School Advisory Council and Fundraising Society for their generous gift of 10 DSLR Cameras for use in our Digital Literacy, Design and Art options during this upcoming school year. This means we will be able to provide our students with authentic journalistic and artistic ways of exploring the world around them and document their learning. Stay tuned for examples of student work using these new devices.


Lost and Found: On Friday April 16, 2021, homerooms will be asked to view the current contents of our Lost and Found. Our lost and found has been “quarantining” and all items have been there for at least 72 hours. We will be arranging it outdoors, so that students may view and retrieve any items that belong to them in a safe, socially distanced fashion. If you'd like to look for something in the Lost and Found, please come to the main entrance of the school at 8:30am on Friday. On Monday April 19, all unclaimed items will be bagged and donated to charity. We will start the process over from now until late June.


Masks: It’s very important that students provide their OWN mask each day. Since returning from Spring Break, we have had to provide an unusually high number of masks to students who have forgotten this essential item.  We really appreciate your parental eye on this and, please remember, you can always send a few in a ziplock bag labelled with your child’s name to be housed in the school office.


Upcoming Dates:

Apr 14:                  Order Deadline for Kernels Popcorn Snack Day (through Healthy Hunger)

Apr 16:                  Lost and Found Day (see above for details)

Apr 23:                  Kernels Popcorn Snack Day

Apr 26:                  PD Day – No classes for students

May 21:                 Organizational Day -- No classes for students

May 24:                 School closed -- No classes for students


As always, I can be reached at csmalette@cbe.ab.ca or by telephone at 403-817-3556.


Chantal Malette ​


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