Jun 29
June News

Dear OSG Families, 

The 2020-2021 school year has truly been a memorable one for our students, staff and families. We have shown that we can persevere and achieve great things despite many challenges when we work together as a community.  

June is National Indigenous History Month. O.S. Geiger acknowledges and supports the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action, and makes the following commitment to action for the 2021-2022 school year: 
Our learning will be guided through our school wide provocation of: 
How do stories connect to spirit, heart, body and mind? 

We are excited to see where this provocation takes us on our journey toward Reconciliation through education. Stay tuned! 

We want to wish you all a safe, relaxing, wonderful summer break and we look forward to welcoming students back to school on August 17, 2021. 


Feb 23
February News

Dear OSG Families, 

We would like to remind all of our families that report cards are now accessible online and can be viewed through your My CBE account
Instructions on how to access your child’s report card in PowerSchool can be found here: 

The second report card will be available in June. 

Student Learning Conferences are coming up soon in March. You will have the opportunity to meet virtually with your child’s teacher in Microsoft Teams. Teachers are excited to share information on your child’s growth with you and set new learning goals. Dates and times for Conferences are: 

Hub Classes 
Thursday, March 11  
  • ​1:00 PM - 4:30 PM 
  • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM 
Friday, March 12 
  • ​9:00 AM – 3:00 AM 

In-Person Classes 
Thursday, March 12 
  • 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM 

Parents and Guardians will be able to book conference times through your MyCBE​ account beginning on Tuesday, March 2. More information about booking conferences will be emailed to you soon. 

Thank you for your ongoing support! 

Mary Miller Jeanine Perszon 
Principal         Assistant Principal 


Nov 23
November News

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! 

Sincerely, 

Mary Miller and Jeanine Perszon ​


Oct 13
October News

Dear OSG Families, 

It is hard to believe we have been back at school for 6 weeks! We are so proud of the way our staff, students and families have worked together to maintain diligence in following our COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and protocols. Parents and guardians, we want to thank you for sending your child(ren) to school every day with a mask and modeling social distancing while dropping off and picking them up each school day.   

There have been many changes that have been made at the school to promote health and safety and staff have been working tremendously hard to guide students as they practice new protocols. The changes include a “relaxed” entry in the morning to reduce congestion outside before school, regular hand washing and sanitizing, students eating in their classrooms at lunchtime and having designated play areas when outside for recess, physical education and outside lunch play time. All of these health measures help to maintain the integrity of the classroom cohorts which is a key component of the CBE re-entry plan. 
We have had several exciting events happening in these first 6 weeks of school!  

Parent/Teacher Conferences 
Many parents were able to connect with their child’s teacher during our scheduled telephone conferences. This was a meaningful opportunity for parents and guardians to share information about their child as a learner and as an individual. If you have been unable to get in touch with your child’s teacher, please email the teacher or phone the office. 

Orange Shirt Day 
On Orange Shirt Day, many students and staff members wore orange to build awareness of Residential Schools and the impact they had on Indigenous people and communities across Canada. Students participated in activities to learn more about this impact and how we can work together to increase understanding that every child matters. 

Terry Fox Day 
This year we celebrate 40 years of the Marathon of Hope. Cohorts of students ran throughout the day in honour of Terry Fox and to bring awareness for cancer research.  

Outdoor Spaces 
In September, our outdoor classroom and the spaces leading up to the front door of the school were rejuvenated. This included the removal of weeds and the application of fresh bark and crushed shale. We are making plans to maintain these beautiful spaces in the spring by establishing a gardening club and developing a shared responsibility among students, staff and community members to take pride and ownership of our beautiful school. 

Forms 
Several important notices were sent home early in September. Thank you to all of the families that have returned them already. It is very important that the forms requiring signatures are signed and returned as soon as possible. If your child has any health or medical conditions including asthma or allergies, please communicate this information with your child’s teacher or the office right away if you have not already done so. 

Thank you all for your continued support! 

Sincerely, 

Mary Miller Jeanine Perszon 
Principal         Assistant Principal ​


Jun 07
Budget and Fees

Dear OSG Families,

We woul like to share an opportunity for you to view our school's budget and fees presentation.


You are also encouraged to complete our school engagement on budget and fees. 

OSG Budget and Fees Survey

Thank-you for your ongoing support!


May 27
Farewell For Now Friends

As this school year comes to an end, I have decided to embark on a new adventure. I will call it a life transition rather than retirement, because I have an incredibly long list of plans for the future. I sincerely hope that I will see many of you again, although in a different setting than in the principal’s office. I wish you all the best and I want to thank you–working with you has confirmed my belief that teaching is the best job in the world.

Take Care,

Be Kind to Each Other,

I Will Miss You.

Valerie Murphy

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Selection of Principal for O.S. Geiger School

The Calgary Board of Education welcomes input from parents, students and staff regarding the programming and leadership attributes you value. Your input is taken into consideration as part of the hiring process and will support the selection of a new principal for O. S. Geiger School. 

It will be shared directly with the successful candidate to inform their entry plan into the school. An online survey will be available on the O. S. Geiger School website from Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 am to Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm. You may also complete the O.S. Geiger principal survey.

May 19
Watch me!

Stay safe, stay kind, stay healthy!​

(select me to watch our teacher imovie).


We miss everyone and hope all are well!



May 19
Marvelous May Part 2

Dear O.S. Geiger Families,

With the cancellation of classes due to COVID-19 the CBE is looking into different ways of sharing student report cards in June. One of the possibilities is that report cards will be sent to families online through the parent MyCBE/PowerSchool account.  We have noticed that many of our families have still not created their MyCBE/PowerSchool accounts. It is important to do so as soon as possible! 

To create your account please click on the following link: https://sis.cbe.ab.ca/public/ 

For screen shots to support you in this process please click: Parent_Account_Creation_and_Navigation.pdf 

Scroll down to the bottom and click “Create Parent Account”

  1. Request Access Key
    1. You will need the e-mail you provided to the school (If you have changed your email address this MUST be updated in the school records before you proceed!)
    2. You will need your child’s CBE number (located on previous report cards)
    3. You will need your child’s birthdate
  2. Once you have done this you can access the key from an email sent to your e-mail address
  3. Then follow the steps to create a parent account where you will be required to use that access key

Once you have created the account you will have access to many online features including receiving report cards, paying fees, booking conferences etc.  This will be valuable moving forward.

If you have any trouble creating your account please e-mail Mrs. Boundy: edboundy@cbe.ab.ca   she will book a time to call you and walk through the process with you.

Updates:

·      You can come to pickup your student’s belongings from their desks sometime in JUNE.  We will have to set the dates at a time that works for our painting crew. They will be painting the bathrooms, halls, gym, office and learning commons. 

·      School Council and Parent Association: Stay tuned for the next meeting date. We will discuss the budget and staffing for next year.

·      As always, if you have questions or concerns please call us at 403-777-6950.

Ongoing Learning

·      We look forward to hearing how we can help make ongoing learning even better for your family.

 

Celebrations

·      Families are doing a wonderful job supporting students learning at home.

·      Teachers have developed an IMovie because we miss you SO MUCH! 

 

From all of us …

To all of you…

Stay safe and take care of each other.​

May 12
Marvelous May

Hello O.S. Geiger Families,

This is a new learning environment for us all, and we will continue to support one another, even at a distance. While your teachers are your first point of contact, know that they have an incredible team behind them to support student learning and well-being.

The CBE website has a new Ongoing Learning section that will expand over time. We have also developed, and will continue to develop, supports for students and families, including:

Technical Support and FAQs for Google Meet and Google Classroom 

•Wellness Resources for Students and Families

While classes are cancelled, there are still dedicated staff at every school, and your teachers are committed to regularly connecting with their students and continuing student learning.

Thank you for all the support that you are giving our learners and their teachers.

Updates

·      NO SCHOOL Friday, May 15 or Monday May 18.  See you again next Tuesday.

·      As always, if you have questions or concerns please call us at 403-777-6950.

·      Here is an option to share your voice on returning to school in the fall.  DUE TOMORROW

               https://www.albertaschoolcouncils.ca/about/the-parent-voice/survey

Ongoing Learning

·      Beginning this week, learning plans and weekly assignments will be available on Fridays (not Sunday).   We are releasing the plans and assignments on Thursday, May 14, this week only because Friday there is no school.  Teachers will work a PD day on Friday.

·       Reminder: CBE TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS NOW AVAILABLE (see below)

The CBE can now assist parents and students with technical issues that arise while continuing ongoing learning. Parents of kindergarten to Grade 9 students or students in Grades 10-12 can call or email requests for assistance with CBE supported technology. 

Visit Technical Support for Students & Parents and choose the relevant G Suite or Brightspace tab for more information. This service is temporary during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hours of operation will be Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays).  

Please have the following information accessible when you call: 

·       Student ID number

·       Student Email address

·       Student Password (we will not ask you for your password, but you must be able to enter it)

 

Celebrations

·      Stay tuned next week for a surprise message from your teachers.

From all of us …

To all of you…

Stay safe and take care of each other.

WE MISS YOU​

Apr 19
Online Learning

Hello O.S. Geiger Families,

Welcome to our third week back from Spring Break.  By now, teachers have called each family to say hello, check on how you are doing, gather information about technology access and let you know how much we miss you. 

By Monday, all classrooms will have had their first Google Meet. Teachers are working VERY hard to organize digital ongoing learning for students. This is a steep learning curve for us and we know that it will be for families, too. We appreciate your understanding that we are all learning how to do this together.

We realize that digital learning will place significant demands on families (especially given all you are already dealing with at home) and we will do our best to make these partnerships work successfully for both students and their families.  

Teachers will be posting regular weekly lessons beginning the week of April 20.  Teachers will let you know when they are available if you need support. 

From all of us …

To all of you…

Stay safe and take care of each other.

WE MISS YOU

 

Valerie Murphy​

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RT @sidhu_nicole: In Gr 1/2, we’ve been listening to @calgarylibrary #Treaty7Storytime and Crystal Many Fingers share her Blackfoot story, “Creator and the Seven Animals,” and students made connections to Treaty 7 nations and the animal clans AND protecting the land!🧡 @OSGeiger @Area4CBE @yyCBEdu https://t.co/Rn6VbiPXvV

RT @yyCBEdu: There are no classes for CBE students on Friday, Nov 26 because it’s a system-wide non-instructional day. Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/cAWIKT8nVR

Students in grades 1 and 2 explored the symbolism of the Métis flag and read “The Giving Tree” by Leah Dorian. They reflected on how the story connects to spirit, heart, body and mind. #CBEIndigenousEd https://t.co/WR61vEMlnS

RT @sidhu_nicole: Our class does a full body scan after lunch recess and choose the zone we feel best matches. Any blue, yellow or red @ZonesOfReg we have a problem solving chat. Ss choose from a menu of calming tasks to help get them regulated and ready for learning. @OSGeiger @Area4CBE @yyCBEdu https://t.co/mfFe0L50OG

Grade 3 & 4 students practiced creating and decoding new words. “This is helping me to sound out.” “I have to think….is this a real word or not? Does it make sense?” https://t.co/zMdP0AAHUP