Jan 14
Wednesday Principal Update - Jan. 12

Dear DGS Families,

Thank you so much for all of your support this week as we return to school. We have greatly enjoyed reconnecting with our students and families. We also want to thank our students for being flexible and patient with us while we work to make sure all of our classes are covered appropriately and our teachers are healthy and cared for.


We are still awaiting the delivery of provincially-provided medical masks and RATs for distribution to families. Once these supplies have arrived, we will need to repackage them and organize them for distribution. We will update with an email once these items are ready to be sent home.


The CBE has made the decision to post-pone the start of the 2022 Inter-School Athletics season of play. At DGS, we have made the decision to continue with our basketball teams and will run an in-house after school league of play in the meantime. We believe this is an excellent opportunity for our students to develop skills and sportsmanship.


The schedule will be as follows:

Junior Girls & Senior Girls – Tuesday & Thursday 3:00-4:30

Junior Boys – Monday 7:00 am & Wednesday 3:00-4:30

Senior Boys – Monday & Wednesday 3:00 -4:30

Junior 67’s (Grade 6) will resume their season shortly. Watch for details!


Participants in Junior 67’s, and Junior and Senior In-House leagues will be adhering to established Covid guidelines, including hand sanitizing, equipment sanitizing,  and wearing masks when not actively engaged in play. Should we be able to run full interschool athletics, the season of play will be shortened and will potentially start in February.

 

Upcoming Dates:

January 13                                           Grade 9 Optional Fieldtrip to Canmore Nordic Centre (CANCELLED)

January 26                                           Parent Council and Fundraising Society Meeting

January 27                                           Grade 9 Tour to Joane Cardinal Schubert High School  (TENTATIVE)

January 28                                           Morning Band Concerts (TENTATIVE)

January 31                                           Non-Instructional Day (No School for Students)

February 9                                           Grade 9 Vaccinations (TENTATIVE)

February 9                                           Virtual Open House for Students and Families New to DGS for the Fall of 2022

February 15                                          Drama Production Performances of Rabbit (TENTATIVE)  


As always, I am available at csmalette@cbe.ab.ca or by phone at 403 817 3556.


Chantal Malette 

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


Jan 07
Principal Update - Jan. 6

Dear DGS Families,​

I thought it best to touch base now that the provincial government has made the announcement of a return to in-person learning as of January 10th. This is what we know right now, with the caveat that information can change, we are also awaiting further direction from the CBE and Alberta Education.

We are SO happy to welcome back our students on Monday, January 10th for in-person learning. When students return, we will take the time to review some important pieces to our daily routines. Please take some time to review this with your child(ren):

 

School Entry 

  • School doors open daily at 7:50 am. Students will wear masks as soon as they reach the building and will sanitize their hands when they enter. 
  • They are asked to go to their homerooms (Grade 6-8) or Exploratories (Grade 9)  
  • Grade 6 and 7 are asked to use the main doors to the school while Grade 8 and 9 use the student doors on the South side of the School near the bike racks

 

Lunch

  • Health Hunger orders continue
  • Students will continue to follow their typical lunch routine of being outside for 20 minutes and inside for 20 minutes to eat in their classrooms. Students are able to purchase snacks at the start of their meal break from the canteen
  • In inclement weather (-20 or colder), students will eat lunch in their homerooms, and remain there for the lunch break. Students will always have the OPTION to go outside for 20 minutes at lunch  

       Moving Through the Hallways

  • Teachers will be walking classes to and from the gym
  • The expectation that masks be worn properly in the hallways will be emphasized

         Masking

  • Students and staff are expected to be masked while in school and that the masks are covering the nose and mouth.
  • Staff will be gently reminding students of this expectation.
  • At this time, medical exemptions regarding mask wearing will continue to be honoured

     When should masks be worn?

  • while travelling on a city or school bus  
  • when entering and exiting the school building  
  • while in shared school spaces and high traffic areas (bathrooms, hallways, etc.)  
  • whenever an individual is outside their designated cohort(s)  
  • when not directly participating on a school team or during intramural activities i.e. When sitting on the bench/sidelines, listening to coaching instructions  
  • when COVID-19 symptomatic students are moved to an infirmary and supporting staff are waiting for the student to be picked up  
  • grades K-6: within the cohort classroom whenever physical distancing is difficult to maintain for prolonged periods of time (i.e. when close contact between students or students and staff is occurring as a result of classroom activities, masks should be used during the duration of the activity by all staff and those students capable of consistently using the masks correctly and safely)  
  • grades 7-12 whenever physical distancing is difficult to maintain (I.e. when close contact between students, or students and staff is occurring as a result of classroom activities, masks should be used by staff and students during the duration of the activity) 

Other Risk Mitigation Strategies

  • staying home when sick  
  • isolating immediately if COVID-19 symptoms arise 
  • physical distancing strategies  
  • washing hands with soap and water 
  • sanitizing hands regularly  
  • sanitizing high touch surfaces  
  • only allowing scheduled guests/volunteers in the building  
  • staggered entry, class breaks, lunch, and dismissal  
  • designated entrances and traffic flow patterns in hallways  
  • CBE is encouraging vaccinations for those eligible 

 

New Supplies

  • Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) and “medical masks” for every student will be arriving at the school either late next week or early the week of January 17 and will be distributed to students as soon as we are able to do so.  
  • RATs are for use at home with an adult.  

 

Illness and Symptoms of Covid-19

  • Students and staff are expected to use the daily checklist to identify if they should attend or stay home.
  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should stay at home until symptoms resolve. 
  • If students develop symptoms of COVID-19 during the school day, the expectation is that they go home as soon as the symptoms have been identified and follow public health advice regarding what to do if you have developed symptoms of Covid-19

      Fieldtrips, Inter-School Athletics and Extra-Curricular Activities

  • We continue to await final direction concerning fieldtrips, inter-school athletics and extra-curricular activities
  • As soon as we have information, we will share it

 

As Chief Superintendent Chris Usih has pointed out, our goal is to prioritize in-person learning, however, there may be staffing shortages due to Covid 19. Depending upon the availability of substitute staff, we may have some classes, grade levels or schools that need to transition online in the weeks to come.  We need to be prepared for this scenario, should it occur. This week, teachers have spent time organizing and planning for learning should this need arise.  We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate the next few weeks together.  

 

Upcoming Dates:

January 10                                              CLASSES RESUME

January 10                                              Grade 6 Fieldtrips to Youthlink at Calgary Police Westwind Campus (TENTATIVE)

January 13                                              Grade 9 Optional Fieldtrip to Canmore Nordic Centre (Cross Country Skiing) (TENTATIVE)

January 26                                              Parent Council and Fundraising Society Meeting

January 27                                              Grade 9 Tour to Joane Cardinal Schubert High School  (TENTATIVE)

January 28                                              Morning Band Concerts (TENTATIVE)

January 31                                              Non-Instructional Day (No School for Students)

February 9                                              Grade 9 Vaccinations (TENTATIVE)

February 9                                              Virtual Open House for Students and Families New to DGS for the Fall of 2022

February 15                                            Drama Production Performances of Rabbit (TENTATIVE)  

As always, I am available at csmalette@cbe.ab.ca or by phone at 403 817 3556.


Sincerely,

​​​​​​​Chantal Malette  ​


Dec 15
Monday Principal Update - December 13

Dear DGS Families,

I blinked, and the first four months of the school year have gone by! This is my last Principal’s Message for 2021.

From all of the Staff at Dr. George Stanley School, we’re sending warm wishes for a rest-filled, joy-filled Winter Break. Wherever your adventures take you, whoever you gather with, our hope is that the magic of this season reaches every little corner of your world.

At the end of this week, we say good-bye to our fabulous Mr. Bews, who was recently appointed Principal at Crossing Park School. We will miss his laughter in the hallways and his guidance in our classrooms.

I am pleased to announce that Mr. Kenzie Rushton, currently the Assistant Principal at McKenzie Lake School, has been selected as the new Assistant Principal at DGS. Mr. Rushton has four years as an Assistant Principal has held a variety of system and school-based positions in K-12 settings throughout the CBE. Mr. Rushton and I began our careers together 22 years ago at Terry Fox School, and we are looking forward to leading the next chapter of the 2021-2022 school year together. We anticipate that Mr. Rushton will start with us sometime in mid to late January.

I also want to congratulate Ms. Fiona Whitlie, who has made the decision to retire. Ms. Whitlie is able to be with us this last week of December classes, and we are so excited to see her. Ms. Whitlie, you have influenced, taught and guided so many kiddos in your amazing career as a classroom teacher. You will be dearly missed by all of us at DGS.

Our Toy Mountain Drive is coming along beautifully and will conclude with our Hot Chocolate Friday Fundraiser on December 17. We are happy to accept new, unwrapped toys any day up to Dec 17. Hot Chocolate will be provided for all students on the morning of the 17th, and students are welcome to make a cash donation at that time in support of Toy Mountain.

Lost and Found - Please remind your child(ren) to check the lost and found, all items that are not claimed by December 17 will be donated.

Library Books - Please return all overdue books to the Learning Commons by December 17.  


Winter Spirit Week Activities:

Monday - Lunchtime Door Decorating

Tuesday - Dress It Up Day (Ugly sweater, favorite holiday movie character, or festive colours)

Wednesday - Festive Hair, Head or Hat Day

Thursday - Pajama Day

Friday - Hot Chocolate Day and Short In-Class Celebrations  

​​​​​​​

Upcoming Dates

December 13-17                                     Spirit Week

December 15-16                                     Grade 7 Catch-Up Vaccinations

December 17                                          Hot Chocolate Day, Last Day to donate to Toy Mountain

December 18 - January 3            Winter Break

January 4 2022                            Classes Resume

January 5,6, and 10                                Grade 6 Fieldtrips to Youthlink at Calgary Police Westwind Campus

January 26                                              Parent Council and Fundraising Society Meeting

January 27                                              Grade 9 Tour to Joane Cardinal Schubert High School (tentative)

January 28                                              Morning Band Concerts (details TBA for families)

January 31                                              Non-Instructional Day (No School for Students)

February 9                                               Grade 9 Vaccinations

February 9                                               Virtual Open House for Students and Families New to DGS for the Fall of 2022 (tentative)

February 15 and 16                                Drama Production Performances of Rabbit (details TBA for families)  


As always, I am available at csmalette@cbe.ab.ca or by phone at 403 817 3556.

​​​​​​​Chantal Malette 

Principal, Dr. George Stanley School​

Dec 09
Wednesday Principal Update - Dec. 08

Dear DGS Families,

This morning, a teacher told me a story about a Grade 9 kiddo writing a note to a new student in our school who has not yet acquired any English. The note was to welcome the student to our school, to his class and to let the new student know he was welcome to use his desk while he was away. The student took the time to use google translate and then carefully handwrite the translated note in Mandarin and leave it on his desk for when he arrived on his first day. These are the moments when I know our world is in good hands with our upcoming generations of adults. This past week has shown me how much compassion our students truly have for each other - hug your kiddos - they are doing a great job navigating the end of 2021.

An important reminder about this Friday- in early versions of this year’s DGS Calendar, December 10 would have been marked as a Non-Instructional day. In mid-September, the system calendar was changed so that September 30 could be recognized as a day of Truth and Reconciliation. Students have regular classes this Friday, December 10.

Our Toy Mountain Drive is coming along beautifully and will conclude with our Hot Chocolate Friday Fundraiser on December 17. We are happy to accept new, unwrapped toys any day up to Dec 17. Hot Chocolate will be provided for all students on the morning of the 17th, and students are welcome to make a cash donation at that time in support of Toy Mountain.

Lost and Found - Please remind your child(ren) to check the lost and found, all items that are not claimed by December 17 will be donated.

Library Books - Please return all overdue books to the Learning Commons by December 17.  

 Next week, our Leadership Students have planned the following activities for all students:

Monday - Lunchtime Door Decorating

Tuesday - Dress It Up Day (Ugly sweater, favorite holiday movie character, or festive colours)

Wednesday - Festive Hair, Head or Hat Day

Thursday - Pajama Day

Friday - Hot Chocolate Day and Short In-Class Celebrations  

​​​​​​​Upcoming Dates

December 13-17                            Spirit Week

December 15-16                            Grade 7 Catch-Up Vaccinations

December 17                                  Hot Chocolate Day, Last Day to donate to Toy Mountain

December 18 - January 3               Winter Break

January 4 2022                               Classes Resume

January 5,6, and 10                       Grade 6 Fieldtrips to Youthlink at Calgary Police Westwinds Campus

January 26                                      Parent Council and Fundraising Society Meeting

January 27                                      Grade 9 Tours to Joane Cardinal Schubert High School (tentative)

January 28                                      Morning Band Concerts (details TBA for families)

January 31                                      Non-Instructional Day (No School for Students)

February 9                                      Grade 9 Vaccinations

February 9                                      Virtual Open House for Students and Families New to DGS for the

                                                        Fall of 2022 (tentative)

 Chantal Malette 

Principal, Dr. George Stanley School


Dec 01
Wednesday Principal Update - Dec. 01

Dear DGS Families,     

When parents drop their kids off at school…when they put them on the bus… they want to know their kids are walking into a school with adults that will love them and care about them. Student achievement is important… but that might not be the first thing on a parent’s mind.” 

- Danny Steele.  

In the last few weeks, we have been looking at our School Development Data, and one of our measures has been around our students feeling safe, cared for and respected at school. The decisions we have made around how we are organized for teaching and learning, having students loop with their teachers Grades 6-7 and again in 8-9, having generalist classes where students have just one teacher for core have meant students are never “lost in the shuffle”. They are known and recognized, and we can attend to their social and academic needs with personalized understanding. Our adoption and promoting of collaborative circle discussions in homeroom groupings and learning restorative conversation practices together are all ways that we are working towards, and largely achieving, these goals. 

  

Important Staffing Updates: 

 Please join me in a huge congratulations to Mr. Andrew Bews, who has been appointed Principal at Crossing Park School, starting in January of 2022. Mr. Bews has been a key part of our success here at DGS and he will be dearly missed. I am working with our Area Director on hiring a new Assistant Principal and I hope to be able to make an announcement before Winter Break. 

 Ms. Natasha Duffy will be continuing on in her role as Strategist in Area 4. While this opportunity will extend in increments, we are happy to have Mr. Look continuing his work with our Grade 7 students long term. 

    

Yearbooks: 

Yearbooks for 2021-22 – Must be pre-purchased by February 11, 2022. If you are interested in obtaining a yearbook for your child please self add the yearbook through your MyCBE/Powerschool account and complete payment prior to Feb 2022.  Below are some helpful steps to complete this. 

  1.       Login to your MyCBE/PowerSchool account 

2.       Fill in your Username and Password 

3.       Select your student 

4.       Click on “School Based Optional Fees” 

5.       Click on the box “Yearbook 2021/22” 

6.       Choose “Add to Cart” and proceed to pay 


Upcoming Dates:

December 1                                                   Purdy’s and Coco Brooks Pick-Up                             5:00-7:00, staff parking lot doors                          

December 13-17                                            Spirit Week- Details to Follow                                                                      

                                                                 

December 15-17                                            Grade 7 Catch-Up Vaccinations                               (From 2020-2021 school year)

December 17                                                 Hot Chocolate Event

December 17                                                 Last Day of Classes

Dec 18- Jan 3 2022                                       Winter Break

January 4                                                      Classes Resume

February 11                                                  Deadline to Purchase Yearbooks

As always, I am available at csmalette@cbe.ab.ca or 403 817 3556.

​​​​​​​Chantal Malette 

Principal,

Dr. George Stanley School​

Nov 24
Wednesday Principal Update - Nov.24

Dear DGS Families,

We are wading through the last full week of November! The weather has changed a little bit and we will continue to have about 20 minutes of outdoor time at lunch each day, unless the temperature reaches -21. We just ask that our students are prepared to be in the great outdoors for this period of time. The next few weeks marks a lull between Interschool Athletic Seasons of play- we want to congratulate our Senior Girl’s Volleyball Team who brought home the Division Championships last week. Go 67’s! We are looking forward to Basketball Season, which starts with tryouts when we return in January.


Recently, Mr. Bews and I discovered a short, interesting documentary on Netflix that provides some interesting insight into how 11-15 year olds function. The Mind, Explained: The Teenage Brain is just 21 minutes long and is definitely worth watching if you’re looking for the secret decoder ring for how the adolescent mind works sometimes. We plan on sharing it with staff and thought you all may be interested as well!


Our School Improvement Results Report, our 2021-2022 School Development Plan and our 2020-2021 Fee Report to Parents are all live on our website. Please visit https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/drgeorgestanley/about-us/school/pages/default.aspx and https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/drgeorgestanley/registration/fees/pages/default.aspx to view these documents.


We look forward to connecting with families virtually at Parent Teacher Interviews on Thursday evening and Friday morning. Please remember, you are always welcome to book a conversation with your child’s teachers outside of this time as well!


Upcoming Dates

Nov 22- Nov 30                                       Sound Kreations  Dance Residency

Wednesday November 24                      School Council Meeting                            (Evening, Details to Follow)     

Thursday November 25                          Parent Teacher Conferences                    (Evening)

Friday November 26                               Parent Teacher Conferences                    No Classes for Students

December 13-17                                     Spirit Week                                                Details to Follow

December 15-17                                     Grade 7 Catch-Up Vaccinations                (From 2020-2021 school year)

December 17                                          Hot Chocolate Event

December 17                                          Last Day of Classes

Dec 18- Jan 3 2022                                 Winter Break

January 4                                                Classes Resume


As always, please feel free to contact me at the school- I am available at csmalette@cbe.ab.ca or 403 817 3556.


Sincerely,

Chantal Malette 

Principal, Dr. George Stanley School​


Nov 17
Principal Message

Dear DGS Families,

It may seem a long way off, but we are only one month away from Winter Break. Between now and then, we are looking forward to a time of settled learning, connecting with families at Parent Teacher Student Conferences, continuing on with great work in Exploratory Courses, planning for some virtual opportunities to share learning with you,  the start of basketball season, and laying the foundation for our Grade 9’s to transition to high school.

This week marks Métis Week. Métis Week is an annual event planned by the Métis Nation of Alberta. Students at DGS have opportunities this week to learn more about the rich history of Alberta’s Métis people. Each year, on November 16, Métis people across Canada pay tribute to the Right Honourable Louis Riel by holding a commemorative ceremony on the date of his execution. This ceremony symbolizes the commitment Métis people share in striving for and promoting the visions of Louis Riel and is one of the most important dates on the Métis calendar. In addition to recognizing Louis Riel Day on November 16, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has declared the week surrounding November 16 as “Métis Week.” The week is devoted to commemorating the sacrifices of the Métis who continue to strive toward rights and recognition as a distinct nation.

Masks

Please ensure your child has access to extra masks for school. We know that adolescent brains forget things easily, and we are doing our work to ensure students use good mask etiquette at school. It helps us greatly when our students are prepared with this important supply.  Feel free to send a few extras in a zip-lock bag for your child's homeroom teacher or front office.

Parent Teacher Conferences & Progress Updates

The conferences will be held on-line, and bookings will start on Saturday, November 20 at 8:00 am.

 Although Parent Teacher Conferences represent a formal block of time to discuss development, we are always here if you have any questions about programs or your child's academic development. If you require further clarity on classroom projects, assignments or general progress, please contact teachers by email or schedule a phone call as we like to stay ahead as we strive for improvement and growth.

Starting November 15, the assessment of selected summative assignments went live for all core subjects in PowerSchool. Other subjects will be added in the weeks to come. This information will be available by the 15th of every month.  This is just a little more info about your child’s growth in learning. It is available through the MyCBE/ PowerSchool Parent account.

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair - November 15 - November 22, 2021

Experience the joy of a Book Fair by joining us online!

 virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5167324

Upcoming Dates

Nov 15 – Nov 22                       Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

Friday November 19                     Kernels Popcorn                                       Delivered to classrooms

Saturday November 20                Conference Bookings open

Nov 22- Nov 30                              Sound Kreations  Dance Residency

Wednesday November 24           School Council Meeting                            (Evening, Details to Follow)     

Thursday November 25                Parent Teacher Conferences                   (Evening)

Friday November 26                     Parent Teacher Conferences                    No Classes for Students

December 15-17                            Grade 7 Catch-Up Vaccinations              (From 2020-2021 school year)

December 17                                  Hot Chocolate Event

December 17                                  Last Day of Classes

Dec 18- Jan 3 2022                        Winter Break

January 4                                         Classes Resume

Chantal Malette 

Principal, Dr. George Stanley School​


Nov 16
Wednesday Principal Update - Nov. 10

Dear DGS Families,

We had the opportunity today to participate in an online Remembrance Day Event across our whole school. Many thanks to our Grade 9 Leadership students for organizing and presenting for us. We really appreciated the voices and talents of our students as we considered our Country’s current and historical role in world affairs. We also want to thank our Grade 8 Leadership students for organizing this year’s Veteran’s Food Bank Drive, which concluded today. Your donations make a difference! We wish you and your family a peaceful day of remembrance, tomorrow.

Virtual Book Fair

Our school will be hosting a virtual book fair in the week leading up to our Parent Teacher Conferences. Details will follow from the Learning Commons so your family can consider taking part!

Masks

Please ensure your child has access to extra masks for school. We know that adolescent brains forget things easily, and we are doing our work to ensure students use good mask etiquette at school. It helps us greatly when our students are prepared with this important supply.  Feel free to send a few extras in a zip-lock bag for your child's homeroom teacher or front office.

Parent Teacher Conferences & Progress Updates

The conferences will be held on-line, and bookings will start on Saturday, November 19.

Although Parent Teacher Conferences represent a formal block of time to discuss development, we are always here if you have any questions about programs or your child's academic development.    If you require further clarity on classroom projects, assignments or general progress, please contact teachers by email or schedule a phone call as we like to stay ahead as we strive for improvement and growth.

Starting November 15, the assessment of selected summative assignments will be available for viewing for all core subjects in PowerSchool. Other subjects will be added in the weeks to come. This information will be available by the 15th of every month.  This is just a little more info about you about your child’s growth in learning. It will be available through the MyCBE/ PowerSchool Parent account.

Upcoming Dates

Thursday November 11              Remembrance Day Observed     School Closed

Friday November 12                     Professional Learning Day           No Classes for Students

Saturday November 13                Deadline to order popcorn          Visit Healthy Hunger to order

Friday November 19                     Kernels Popcorn Snackies            Delivered to classrooms

Wednesday November 24           School Council Meeting                (Evening, Details to Follow)     

Thursday November 25                Parent Teacher Conferences       (Evening)

Friday November 26                     Parent Teacher Conferences       No Classes for Students

​​​​​​​Chantal Malette 

Principal, Dr. George Stanley School​


Nov 04
Wednesday Principal Update - Nov. 3

Hello DGS Families:


I would like to draw your attention to an engaging series of online workshops and sessions offered through the Community Education Services of AHS. These workshops are timely as we work together to support students with topics such as helping youth deal with stress and anxiety, how to address bullying with your adolescents, mental health for sensitive teens, ADHD and Executive Functioning, and Gifted Children’s needs.  Scroll through for a complete listing of sessions being offered in November. http://community.hmhc.ca/sessions/?p=webex


We want to remind families to send students to school dressed for the weather.   We will be going outside every day for lunch and quite often for PE as well, and we want students to be prepared for a comfortable, enjoyable experience of fresh air and open spaces.


SoundKreations

This month, students will be participating in the virtual dance residencies currently being offered by SoundKreations. We are pleased to announce that we can completely fund this residency using the modest amount of revenue Health Hunger has generated since the Fall of 2019. Our students all benefit from this creative, artistic, active experience!


Grade 8 Leadership- Veteran’s Food Drive

The grade eight leadership club is sponsoring our school’s Veterans Food Drive this year. They are asking families to donate non-perishable food items. They will be set up in front of the tuck shop before and after school to accept donations, beginning tomorrow and until November 10th. We will not be accepting cash donations but have included the link to the Veterans Food Bank of Calgary should families wish to support them another way. Thank you for your support.

https://theveteransfoodbankofcalgary.ca/

 

Upcoming Dates:

November 5th- Boys/Girls Soccer Celebration - After School

November 10th- School in session with digital Remembrance Day video for homerooms.

November 11th- Remembrance Day (No School)

November 12th- Professional Development (No School)

 

Thank you all so much for your continued support of our school and students!

As always, I am available at csmalette@cbe.ab.ca or 403 817 3556.

 

Chantal Malette​


Oct 20
Wednesday Principal Update - Oct. 20

Dear DGS Families,

I know you will all be very excited by this- next week is a FULL WEEK OF SCHOOL! On Friday, October 29, students are invited to wear their Hallowe’en costume all day. If students choose to participate, they need to arrive at school in their costume and be prepared to wear it for the duration of the morning. Normal mask and safety protocols will apply. Please leave costume accessories depicting weapons at home. Homeroom teachers may plan a short, COVID-safe activity for their student cohorts during the day. Treats should be kept at home this year, as students may not share food or drink at this time.

Planned and Practiced Lockdown

On Tuesday, October 19, we worked with members of CPS to carefully practice our lockdown procedures. We want to commend our students for being safe, respectful and calm during the practice. This was a very smooth activation of our students for safety, and CPS Officers had high praise for the conduct of our students and staff.

Catch Up Vaccinations for Grade 7 Students

AHS has been in touch to let us know that there is a tentative plan in place to hold Grade 7 catch-up vaccinations for students who may have missed the vaccinations typically provided in Grade 6. Information packages will come home in the weeks to come for those students who require catch-ups. The clinic has tentatively been scheduled for December 15 and 16, 2021.


Fundraising Society News

Dr. George Stanley Fund Raising Society is very excited to announce our first ever casino. It will be happening, March 24 and 25, 2022 at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino. We know we will require a lot of volunteer during that time so, we are asking you to keep these dates in mind. More details to come.


Our campaign to raise funds for our Gaga Ball Pit Walls and Nine Square in the Air is LIVE on the Education Matters site.

To contribute to this fundraiser, please follow the link below. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20.00 and over. Our donations are beginning to roll in!

https://www.educationmatters.ca/project-matters/dr-george-stanley-school/

 

Upcoming Dates

October 26:                Picture Retake Day 

October 27:                School Council & Fundraising Society Meeting (Details to follow) 

October 29:                Hallowe’en Activities (Costume and Classroom Celebrations)

November 10:            Virtual School-wide Recognition of Remembrance Day

November 11:            Observation of Remembrance Day (School Closed)

November 12:            Professional Learning Day (No School for Students)


Chantal Malette 

Principal, Dr. George Stanley School​


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Alberta Health Services is looking for input to name their new centre for child and adolescent mental health. CBE students, staff and the public are invited to provide their input. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/1zeWF1T8NN https://t.co/kp04beEw67

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year begins on Monday Jan. 17. Visit our website for more information about programs options and details on how to register. https://t.co/iVWrTRH1xs #WeAreCBE #yycbe #yyc https://t.co/Lpjg4d82AY

A COVID-19 update has been emailed to all CBE families with information on updated guidance and measures the CBE is taking, as well as reminders of health measures in place in schools and workplaces https://t.co/F8ssELP5S3 #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/QleBc6JeqT

RT @gale_school: Grade 9 blackout poetry is up in the hallway, inspiring those passing by. #WeAreCBE @Area4CBE https://t.co/JGH685kXoO

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting will be held virtually starting at noon. We invite you to stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fvF09 #yycbe https://t.co/6gw6Ol244O