Oct 23
Weekly Update October 24 - 28

Dear OSG Families, 

It is hard to believe that October is coming to an end. We hope your families had a wonderful Fall break and have enjoyed the beautiful weather we have had this fall. We also want to wish a very Happy Diwali to all families celebrating on Monday! 


School Council Our School Council is up and running and we had the first in-person meetings since the spring of 2020. Coming to School Council meetings is a great way to stay informed about what is happening in and around the school, provide feedback about programs and activities that happen at the school including fundraising opportunities. Our next School Council meeting is on Monday, November 21 at 6:00 pm in the school learning commons. 


Student Learning Conferences Please be sure to book a Conference time to meet with your child(ren)’s teacher to hear about the learning that is happening in their classroom. This is an important opportunity to talk one-on-one with the teacher to learn about your child(ren)’s achievement and well-being at school at this time in the school year. 

Conference dates and times are: 


Thursday, October 27  

  • Kindergarten 8:30 am – 8:00 pm *NO SCHOOL FOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS 

  • Grades 1-6 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm 

Friday, October 28  

  • K – 6 8:00 am – 1:00 pm *NO SCHOOL FOR GRADES K-6 STUDENTS 

You received an email with a link to the conference booking system last week or you can log into your MyCBE PowerSchool account to book your conference or call the school office. 

 

Have a great week! 

Sincerely, 


Mary Miller, Principal

Jeanine Perszon, Assistant Principal ​


Aug 22
August News

Welcome OSG Families to the 2022-2023 school year! Our staff have been busy getting ready and are very excited to begin the new school year with students! 

There have been some changes to teaching staff and support staff. Please see the Our Staff page for updates. This year at OSG, we are committed to increasing our communication with families to strengthen our relationships with you and build our school community. On the Our Staff​ page you will see the link beside each teacher’s name to their Twitter page. Teachers will be sharing classroom news and photos through Twitter to keep families informed of classroom and school updates as well as the learning that is happening in each learning space. In addition, on the last school day of each week, you will receive an email from your child’s teacher sharing a message from their class about what they have been doing and learning throughout the week at school. 

We had a great first week back at school and last Friday, we had our first assembly in over 2 years! Students practiced being a respectful audience as they listened to a story about kindness, learned how to safely cross the street from our Patrol Team and learned a new song with Mr. Katchur. We look forward to more opportunities throughout the year to share and celebrate our learning with families! 

Please see our upcoming events in the Dates to Remember calendar section. 

Mrs. Miller and Ms. Perszon ​


Jun 28
June News

Hello OSG Families, 

As we say farewell to the 2021-2022 school year, we have the opportunity to reflect back on all the challenges we have overcome, the celebrations that we have had and the learning that we have seen across all classrooms at O.S. Geiger School. 

We are so proud of the perseverance students and staff have shown this year and how students continue to engage in new learning experiences with curiosity, enthusiasm and focus.  

We wish you all a safe, relaxing, happy summer break and look forward to seeing all returning students on the first day of school on August 15th.  Finally, good luck to all grade 6 students moving on to junior high and students that will be transitioning to new schools for 2022-2023. We will miss you all and wish you all the best in your new adventures! 

Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Perszon ​


Dec 14
December News

Dear OSG Families, 

It is hard to believe that our Winter Break is fast approaching! 

We have had a successful start to the 2021-2022 school year and students and staff are showing outstanding levels of resiliency in response to the impacts COVID-19 has had on our school and community. We want to thank all of our families for your ongoing support of the health and safety measures in place to help keep everyone safe at school. 

We are excited to welcome 5 new staff members to OSG! Ms. Doha and Ms. Dhaliwal have joined the lunchroom supervision team and Ms. Tammy will be joining room 18 as an Education Assistant in our EES program after the break. Ms. Rae and Mr. Walter have joined the teaching staff as we focus on supporting students in reading and mathematics. 

December has been a busy month with many school wide activities happening to keep us learning and growing together! Thank you to our School Council and Parent Society for organizing fundraising events to help raise money for our school. The Mixing Spoon fundraiser has wrapped up this month and our first Healthy Hunger Fun Lunch will be on Wednesday, December 15.  

Finally, our Parent Society has been hard at work organizing a casino on December 28 and 29. Any adult family members that are interested in volunteering for this event can contact us in the office. 

Students have been having fun thinking of fun, spirit days as we count down to the winter break. Last Friday, we had holiday/favourite sweater day and on Friday, December 17, students are invited to get cozy and ready for the break with pajama day! 

We are honoured to have Indigenous Elder, Rick Wolcott, join our classes this week and next week. Elder Rick is a skilled carver and storyteller from British Columbia. He is joining classes to share his stories and help us all to engage with our school wide provocation “How do stories connect to spirit, heart, body and mind?”  

We want to take this opportunity to thank our OSG School community for everything you do to make our school such a dynamic, wonderful learning environment. We wish you all a safe, happy winter break and we will welcome students back to school after the winter break on January 6, 2022. 

Sincerely, 

Mary Miller Jeanine Perszon 

Principal          Assistant Principal 


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.

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