Dear OSG Families,
November has been a very meaningful month with a number of special events happening at our school.
On November 10 we had a school wide Remembrance Day virtual assembly. Students and staff shared poems, artwork and videos to honour those that have made tremendous sacrifices for us and our country. Each classroom created a poppy wreath that was layed on the steps in our Learning Commons to commemorate the bravery and courage of all those that have served in the military. We also observed a moment of silence to reflect on the sacrifices that these soldiers have made for us.
On November 16-20, we celebrated Metis Week. Student leaders made announcements each day to provide learning opportunities and provocations to our school community so that we could honour the diversity and strength of the Metis ways of knowing that live in our school and our community. On November 16 we honoured Louis Riel and the contribution that he made by leading the Métis people of western Canada during the Red River and North-West Resistance.
Thank you to all families that participated in our “virtual” Student Learning Conferences last week. Whether you joined your child’s teacher on the telephone or through Microsoft Teams, we value the relationships we have with you in support of the learning of all students.
On the Professional Learning Day on Friday, November 20, teachers met in Professional Learning Communities to examine evidence of student learning and develop tasks using high impact strategies to improve student achievement in reading. Teachers are focusing on providing specific feedback to students in small, targeted groups as they work toward their personalized learning goals.
As the Calgary weather gets colder, please be sure your child comes to school dressed for the weather. There are multiple opportunities for students to be outside throughout the school day and it is important that they are warm and dry when outside.
Thank you all for your continued support to adhere to the CBE and AHS COVID-19 guidelines and protocols. Students have shown tremendous responsibility as they work hard to be safe and healthy while at school. Please ensure your child comes to school with a mask every day and that you are completing the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist (for children under 18)
every morning at home to determine if your child should come to school.
Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership!
Mary Miller and Jeanine Perszon