Apr 28
Sabe' teaches Me to be Myself!

​The teaching of honesty is given to us by Sabe or sometimes the raven. Sabe is believed to be closer to the spirit world than humans and reminds us, just as the raven does, that we must be truthful to who we are. The Ojibwa expression Kitchi-Sabe means to walk tall, or to have integrity.

The Sabe (Sasquatch) represents the teaching of honesty because he knows who he is in his life, and how to walk in a good way. An honest person is said to “walk tall like the Kitchi-Sabe"; he does not seek the power, speed or beauty of others.

At WDS we model and teach students to be themselves; to be kind to themselves and accept who they are. We teach student to accept diversity and to see themselves within it as unique contributing members.  We challenge students to:

  • Know themselves; their beliefs about who they are.  This goes all the way back to the day they were born!
  • Let go of negative self-talk and to talk positively about situations they are dealing with or challenges.
  • Focus on their strengths and what make them unique.
  • Stop living in the past and only look to the future with hopefulness.
  • Stop caring about what others think.
  • Be open to change and accept every challenge in life. 
  • Be vulnerable and take calculated risks so that they can grow and expand their horizons.
  • Have a voice and express themselves in positive ways.

Wishing you a month of honesty and truthfulness to self.  I challenge you to listen to what the elders say: 'Never try to be someone else; live true to your spirit; be honest to yourself and accept who you are just like the Creator made you.

Sincerely,

Maria 

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Apr 01
The Wolf Teaches me To Be Humble!

Humility is represented by the wolf. For the wolf, life is lived for his pack and the ultimate shame is to be outcast. Humility is to know that you are a sacred part of creation, Live life selflessly and not selfishly.  Wolves represent humility because they have a giving nature, and they live their lives for the success of their pack. The ultimate shame for a wolf is to be an outcast. Being like the wolf is knowing and accepting ourselves as a sacred part of Creation. 

Humility is an important Teaching when faced with the reality of our actions and the impact humans have had on the land. Humility is practiced when we own up to our shortcomings and learn from our past mistakes. Humility often takes the form of a wolf. Wolves are social animals and generally live in packs of three to seven individuals. Two centuries ago, the wolf was the most widely distributed mammal, found over large areas of the northern hemisphere. Today, the wolf’s habitat has been reduced due to the loss of large wilderness areas.  

At WDS we are working with our students to help them understand what the wolf teaches us and how to develop Humility in themselves.  We ask students to: 

  1. Spend time listening to others.  
  2. Practice mindfulness and focus on the present. 
  3. Be grateful for what they have 
  4. Ask for help when they need it.  
  5. Seek feedback from others on a regular basis.  
  6. Review their actions against the language of pride. 

We believe that there are many benefits associated with practicing humility.   Humility helps people build and maintain meaningful personal relationships with others and while so doing aids in developing healthy self-esteem and self-confidence.   At WDS we are humble when we exhibit respectful behavior towards others. A humble person doesn't think they are superior to others and is devoid of arrogance and self-praise. We believe that we are all connected by helping others and showing compassion.   

The thirteen original clan mothers teach us that we must weave the web of humanity by protecting others and never hurting anyone.  Humanity grows strong when we see every other person as an equal part to a whole.  There is not pecking order in the circle of humanity.  Everyone is asked to do their part by developing their gifts, talents, and abilities.  Everyone is acknowledged for the work they contribute to the whole.   

This month I challenge you to take yourself out of the center of the equation and keep the spotlight on others. Quieten your ego so that you are open to learning from shared lived experiences.  Dedicate yourself to continuous improvement and growth. Practice humility by honouring those around you. 

 

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Feb 28
March: Truth is The Gift of The Turtle

Truth  is the compilation of all the Teachings we've been given; it is to know that we must be truthful with ourselves and with others, in order to maintain a reciprocal relationship with the land. In terms of conservation, we seek truth in terms of what we can see happening on the land and the species that live there. 

The Turtle carries truth. Truth is symbolic of law and principle. Since the beginning of time the turtle has not changed. The turtle has been chosen to be the bearer of truth and the basic truth of the laws of nature have not changed. The turtle has been able to adapt to change without changing; thus he represents truth. He also represents time. His shell has thirteen big plates, symbolizing the thirteen moons in one year.

At WDs we continue to seek truth through our own identities and lived experiences.  We share about our cultural upbringings and traditions so that we can make informed decisions about truth in the world and 'Our' truth as we have lived it.  Students are encouraged to make the best decisions possible and to research and look at facts that may prove or disprove a truth.  Critical thinking and solution based mindset is something that is encourage and fostered at WDS.

We share teachings though story Reading Alouds; Creative story telling; and guiding students to Resolve conflicts through the lens of the 'Three Pillars of Care.'

As educators we look at the perspective of one of our 13 Clan Mothers; 'Weighs the Truth'.  This clan mother teaches divine law and states that we need to be fair judges of human rights; the keepers of equality and the guardians of justice. We are not to judge other people's actions by bestowing punishment but rather teach children the principles of divine law. The actions we take are based on our decisions.  For example if we hurt someone intentionally, we have also made the unconscious decision to receive the lessons connected to harming others.  Weigh the Truth teaches us that we are the ones that in finding and accepting the truth of our actions, we must decide what we will learn in order to make amends.  As the keepers of Justice, we see all sides of every situation with clarity and full truths.  Looking at all sides of a situation builds self determination and destroys deception.  It allows us to see our truth and our talents and to believe in ourselves and not be swayed by other influences.  If and when we do this, we are able to find true joy and well being.  Justice and equality need to be applied to every life form by observing the obvious and being objective.   She teaches us to erase self importance and to be humble in our interactions with others.  Finally, she teaches us to focus on what is strong and right within ourselves and not to look at our shadows or our negative sides.  She states that when we dig deep and focus on what is strong and right about ourselves, then we can truly develop our gifts and talents.

At WDS we believe that all students are capable of learning and achieving their gifts and talents. We see teaching as a human act rather than a technical one, and remember the importance of the relationships we nurture at West Dalhousie. Believing that children need to feel safe and cared for, we cultivate a sense of community. Believing that we often do our best learning when we have someone who will talk it over with us, we support dialogue in our classrooms and engage children in thoughtful conversation. We know that children also need to have voice in decisions about their learning and choice in how they will take it up. "How Are We Connected?" We enable children to explore a topic in depth, to return to earlier topics, and to make connections in their learning in our classrooms and in their lives beyond our walls. We encourage our students to critically question their world. Remembering that as teachers and parents we offer models of adulthood to children, we show them that we, too are lifelong learners who still have many questions to ask. We recognize and model the importance of wonder and imagination.

I challenge you this month to think of the teachings of the Turtle and to consider the words of Weighing the Truth clan mother and to look at your world objectively and to seek truth in it and in your actions.  I challenge you to share your traditions and in so doing sharing your lived truth.

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Feb 08
Love Is The Gift of the Eagle

​The month of February is celebrated as the month of love and care.  We celebrate Valentine's Day as one of the major western traditions.  At WDS we are continuing to explore the seven sacred teachings and the animals that gift us particular values to live by.  Love is the Teaching we learn and use unconditionally. It is mutual and reciprocal, like the relationship we have with the land and all that she sustains. Love is often represented through the eagle.

The Eagle was chosen by the Great Spirit to represent this teaching, as the Eagle can reach the highest in the skies out of all the creatures and birds in the world. Only the eagle has the ability and strength to fly higher than any other animal, therefore placing it closer to the creator and the heavens than all others.  Our true selves are made of Creator, therefore made of pure unconditional love. To know love is knowing how to love oneself wholly and fully in the eyes of Creator.

Love must be unconditional. To feel true love is to know and accept oneself and it is understood that if one cannot love oneself, it is impossible to love anyone else. February is a month of not only reconnecting with true self, but reminding us of the importance of unconditional love for others.

It can't be denied that Love is a force that is undeniable to humans. It is a natural force of nature more powerful than anything else. It can not be measured, yet it completely transforms you. At the end of the day every living thing wants to feel love. However as much as we want it, we can not demand it, command it or take it away. It is everyone's right to have and experience love without conditions.

The Eagle is also known to bring a pure vision to the seeker with its superior sight. In terms of the medicine wheel, love is the hub. The eagle is most often shown in the yellow section and represents the Eagle's vision, power and ability to see the bigger picture of the world rising above the material to see the spiritual. The graceful eagle also serves as a messenger for prayers and messages to and from the Creator as the Eagle can reach creator. The Eagle returns with gifts and visions.

In recognition of Valentine's Day and our the Sacred Teaching of love exemplified by the Eagle, students and staff have created a wall mural that depicts the gift of love and how we each  feel connected to one another.

There is so much more that the Eagle teaches us. Perhaps you can connect with the Spirit of the Eagle and see what it has to teach you. 

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Jan 06
The Teaching of Wisdom is the Gift of the Beaver!

January marks a time for new beginnings; a time of year to set intentions for the year ahead. At WDS we are kicking off our year by focusing on the  sacred teaching of Wisdom represented by the Beaver.  This month we will inquire about how our healthy bodies impact our healthy brains.  Teachers and students will engage in the social and emotional teaching and learning surrrounding brain health and skills and strategies focusing on self regulation and mental wellness.  Staff will be involved in professional learning regarding this and will be creating  learning activities including daily announcements and curricular activities that focus on brain health.  We are setting our intentions around practicing positive mindfulness, self regulation and acceptance of others.  We want to be wise and build upon our existing knowledge to develop more knowledge about the world around us.  The Seven Sacred teachings guide us to be like the  Beaver.

 

The teaching of Wisdom is the gift from the Beaver. The biggest difference between Wisdom and Knowledge is that Wisdom is gained through life experience whereas knowledge is to know the difference and accept responsibility and accountability. The Beaver reminds us to always use sound judgment and to recognize our differences and those of others in a kind and respectful way.  The Beaver reminds us to continuously observe the life of all things around us and to listen with clarity and a sound mind and use our own inner wisdom to discern what may be true for us. 

We must also remember to listen and use the wisdom that has been provided by our Elders and Spiritual leaders as this wisdom has been acquired over a long period of time and contains many life experiences. Wisdom comes in all shapes, sizes, forms, and ages, so we need to practice open mindfulness and consideration of others opinions.  

The Beaver shows us to use our individual gifts that help contribute to the building of a community. The Beaver's example of using his sharp teeth for cutting trees and branches to build its dams and lodges expresses this teaching. If it did not use its teeth, the teeth would continue to grow until they became useless, ultimately making it impossible for the beaver to sustain itself. The same can be said for human beings. One's spirit and mind will grow weak if it is not fulfilling its use.

The beaver also uses its gifts to help alter its environment in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way for the benefit of its breed. The Beaver reminds us that when one pollutes the water, one breaks the law of nature which impacts humans negatively.

There is so much that the Beaver has to teach us. It is important to remember that each of our life's experiences has provided us with wisdom needed to get us where we are today. May the Beaver help remind you to stay connected to your own inner wisdom and to always remain open to gaining more knowledge.  I challenge you this month to allow yourself to learn and live by your wisdom; keep a positive mind set; live by your experiences and acccept those around you.

Sincerely,

Mrs.  Spagnolo

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Nov 30
Weaving Threads of Connection and Courage

December is a time of year where people around the world are engaged in ceremony.  These ceremonies take many forms; they are borne outward as prayers, songs or acts.  Humankind shares deep and resonant yearnings for connection with the cosmos, with spirituality, with community and with the planet.  Every culture shares an origin that is rooted in traditions and past lived experiences.  Most cultures have traditions rooted in gratefulness and thankfulness.  The Winter Holiday Season may have religious roots for most, however, for some people, it does not.  Regardless of faith, this time of year is a time to thank those around us and to thank Mother Earth for all she provides. Celebrations of gratitude are expressed in prayer and worship, sharing of oral stories/ teachings, meal sharing, gift exchanging or offering help to those in need.  It is a season to be altruistic and to rejoice in the positive relationships around us and to build connections with others; A time of Peace, Love and Joy.

At WDS students and staff will participate in honoring Mother Earth and celebrate each person's traditions and beliefs through various teaching and learning opportunities, actions and creations. Through intentional work of integrating the Holistic Model of learning (thinking of the whole child as a person who is embodied by a mind, body, spirit and emotions), students at WDS will share a read aloud story called “Singing Away the Dark", by Caroline Woodward.  This story is a provocation for students to reflect on and think about Courage and what it means to them.  Courage is one of the Seven Sacred Teachings that we are addressing and our focus for the month of December.  The Bear symbolizes the courage to overcome challenges in life and to awaken the potential in each of us to be uniquely us in a connected world.

At WDS we are displaying our 'Connectedness' by wearing our Festive Holiday wear on the last day of school and in our own way showcasing our traditions.  Students are also gathering natural materials to make ornaments to offer Mother Earth by decorating the WDS Holiday Tree that will be erected in the Learning Commons.  Students will be using natural materials and will spend quite a bit of time planning and creating their designs.  Some will use traditional quilting, beading, sewing or building techniques.  In turn, students will honor their traditions by placing an ornament on the tree.  On the last day of school before the Holidays, students will remove their ornament from the WDS tree and take it home with them.  They can then offer the ornament back to the earth by placing it on a tree in their yard or in another place they hold dear in their home.

As a community we are showing our Courage and weaving threads of Connection by hosting our Charity event where we are creating Festive cards for Children that attend Wood's Homes.  Parents are asked to donate a small, denomination, gift card to accompany these handmade Festive cards.  The cards will be delivered from WDS students to Wood's Homes students on December 10th.

I wish you a healthy and happy holiday season.  May you weave threads of connection and courage as you celebrate your special events.  May you fulfill the most profound truth in the universe; that we must all work deliberately to honor our human family and to achieve harmony in the world.

Click this link to watch the Read Aloud for this month: Singing Away The Dark; Picture book

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3E_lsya0xA​ 

Mrs. Spagnolo

 Weaving threads of connections, courage and acceptance through quilting.  Do you know what this quilt symbolizes?weaving threads of connection.jpg

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Nov 01
How We Are All Connected!

How We are all Connected is further honoured this month with our Remembrance Day assembly and our sharing of biographies, poems, art, songs, writings and more.  Remembering past events and acknowledging their existence ensures reconciliation, forgiveness and an improved future for all peoples.  Our goal is to develop a generation of learners that are holistic.  A holistic approach to learning is based on the principle of interconnectedness and wholeness. Thus the student is seen as a whole person with body, mind, emotions and spirit.  We talk and share stories of the past and remember those who have fallen for us.  Teachers engage students in many activities that are cross curricular and embody all programs of study.  Students develop a sense of belonging, of being included and of being cared for, of interconnectedness with something larger than ourselves. The focus becomes on respecting diverse others, being inclusive, compassionate and cooperative, and assuming leadership when needed.  Ask your child what they are working on in school, in preparation of Remembrance Day.  Ask them what their classroom wreath looks like or what they are making for it.  Perhaps they can share the poems they are writing or the songs they are singing in Music class.   

Remembrance Day has been observed since the end of the First World War to remember armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.  On November 8th we observe National Aboriginal Veterans Day in recognition of the aboriginal contributions to military service.  In 1939, Canada found itself at war for the second time in a generation. As in the First World War (1914-18), thousands of Indigenous soldiers and nurses volunteered for the war effort at home and abroad, serving with distinction in the Canadian army, navy, and air force.  In most countries, Remembrance Day is observed on November 11th to recall the end of First World War hostilities.  On this day, we acknowledge the important role of the men and women who risked life and limb to uphold world peace. We acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who served their country and acknowledge our responsibility to work for the peace they fought hard to achieve.   

We wear a poppy on our lapel to symbolize our gratitude to those who have given their lives in battle, but most importantly we carry their memory in our hearts.  We acknowledge that on this day we are presented with a collective opportunity to become deeper, compassionately richer and peaceful citizens. Poppies grew on the battlefields after World War One and while poppies have been associated with death throughout history, they also symbolize regeneration and eternal life.   

The Three Pillars of Care provide us with a collaborative opportunity to learn from one another; to share stories of the past and to do better in the future as a Connected nation of responsible, peaceful, citizens.  I challenge you today to Care for Others; Care for This Place and Care for Yourself!  Stay connected to one another and share a lived experience with compassion and care.  A good book to read with your child might be 'What Is Peace?' By Wallace Edwards   

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Oct 01
The Seven Sacred Teachings and The WDS Three Pillars of Care

I am very excited to share with you some of the learning that will take place around the Seven Sacred Teachings and the Three Pillars of Care at our school this year.

The Seven Sacred teachings is a message of values and hope for the future.  We have always aligned our teachings around the Three pillars of Care that very much support our care for all people and this place. The teachings are universal to most first nation's people. These teachings are seen in school communities from coast to coast across North America.  They are a link that ties all Native, Inuit and Metis communities together.  We know that through this learning we can gain a better understanding of how we are all connected. 

Each of the Seven Sacred Teaching honours the virtues necessary for a full and healthy life.  Each of the Teaching is embodied by an animal.  The animal world taught man how to live close to the earth; the connection that has been established between the animal world and the world of man instills a respect for all life in those who follow the traditional way.

The Buffalo symbolizes Respect:  Respect is an attitude. To honour and listen to your Elders, parents and teachers is a sign of respect. The buffalo represents Respect because for as a long as we have been here, we have sustained our lives through the Buffalo in terms of clothing, food, shelter, medicine and art.

The Bear symbolizes Courage; Listen to your heart. It takes courage to do what is right. Courage is being brave in the face of life's problems. Daily challenges take courage to overcome. Never give in, never give up.

The Beaver symbolizes Wisdom; Everyone has a special gift . Show wisdom by using your gifts. Wisdom is gained through experience and knowledge. To have wisdom is to know the difference between right and wrong and to apply these qualities to your daily life.

The Eagle symbolizes Love; To be at peace with yourself and able to express love to your family, friends and community through your actions and words.

The Turtle symbolizes Truth; Always seek truth. Living the truth is living the Seven Teachings.

The Wolf symbolizes Humility; Think of others before yourself. Humility is to live your life free from arrogance, to not be boastful and to have a modest sense of your own worth.

The Raven and Sabe symbolize Honesty; Honesty is represented by either the raven or the Sabe. They both understand who they are and how to walk in their life. “Sabe reminds us to be ourselves and not someone we are not. Never lie, cheat, steal or gossip. Be honest with yourself and others. Speak from your heart. Be true to your word. Raven accepts and knows how to use this gift. Raven does not seek the power, speed or beauty of others. Know your own strengths and weakness and offer help to those who need your help and seek help if in need from those who can help you. 

Overall The Seven Sacred Teachings teach us compassion, to be kind, and to respect all living things.  By learning and living these teachings, we learn how to be happy, healthy, and how to share our gifts and love with the world.  We know that through this learning this year at WDS we can gain a better understanding of how we are all connected.   

Follow us on Twitter and read our Home page spot lights often, so you can be up to date with our learnings.  Ask your students what they learned in school today… and do not take “nothing" for an answer!

​Maria Spagnolo

Principal

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Aug 31
Welcome Back to the 2021-2022 School Year!

​I  hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the school. And, our much-appreciated School Council is working closely with us to ensure we can welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs given the Covid restrictions. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.

We have been working hard this month to plan for a safe opening of school and to implement best practices to mitigate the risks associated with Covid-19. Our classrooms have been modified to increase social distancing, signage has been installed throughout the building to guide students, and our schedule has been modified to allow for more time for mask breaks, hand washing, and opportunities to access outdoor learning spaces.

Partnering with families will be crucial this year as we face some obstacles due to the global pandemic.  We appreciate your support as you work with students at home to practice safety protocols such as wearing a mask and washing hands. We encourage families to stay connected and informed by following our school website and registering for MyCBE Powerschool accounts. 

Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to ensuring that WDS remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal.  Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.

WDS School is such a special place to learn and grow. We are proud of our beautiful school  with it's outdoor learning spaces ( Nature's Place) and quaint comfortable indoor clasrroms and Learning Commons; of course we are very proud of our enormous gym! 

We hold high expectations for each and every student.  Our students are kind, compassionate, and inquisitive.  Together with our dedicated staff, we strive to make connections with students to help them feel valued, accepted, and safe. Our Three Pillars of Care guide our work daily and are the catalyst to all our conversations and inquiries.  Our misssion to provide a rigorous and joyful school environment will continue; our goal is to encourage active student engagement that in tuen fosters a lifetime love for learning.

Wihing you a joyous first day of school!

Mrs. Spagnolo
WDS Principal

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Jun 01
In Loco Parentis

​This week has been a difficult week for WDS teachers with the news of the historical injustices of aboriginal children at the Kamloops Residential school.  To us, 'school' means 'one's safe place of being where we gather to engage in meaningful learning experiences.'  We believe that children are most precious and our hope for a better future.

The term in loco parentis, is a Latin phrase which means “in the place of a parent" and is often used in schools to refer to the legal responsibility that educators have towards students.  When in school, teachers take on the role of the parent, acting in the child's best interest, all the while, respecting and protecting the child's civil rights and welfare.  Beyond academic activities in the school, all other roles for the teacher are geared toward ensuring the personal welfare and development of the whole child. 

At WDS, teachers care deeply about their students and provide personalized learning experiences in a safe and caring school environment.  We follow the prescribed Alberta Programs of Study and work to develop the CBE's Results mission for students which includes Academic Success; Character, Citizenship and Personal Development. https://cbe.ab.ca/about-us/policies-and-regulations/Pages/Results-Policies.aspx

In partnership with parents we can share ideas, build respectful relationships, and work together to establish a firm educational foundation for children.  We provide rich learning opportunities where students take ownership by discovering and developing their potential, passions and gifts. As life-long learners and deep, critical thinkers, they are able to make significant contributions within a complex and changing world. 

We believe that:

  • Children are capable of deep intellectual thought.
  • Learning requires engagement within significant contexts.
  • Strong positive relationships are critical to the learning process.
  • Knowledge is socially constructed within a climate of inquiry, dialogue and exploration.
  • Clear expectations and high standards are important to achieving our potential as learners.
  • Diversity is not only welcomed, but also sought, within a responsive environment.
  • We much respect the needs of the individual while at the same time supporting the needs and values of the community as a whole.
  • We must provide teachers and students with opportunities to expand and demonstrate their understanding of multiple literacies and multiple forms of representation.

    At WDS we know that 'Together We Make a Difference' by following the Three Pillars of Care (Care for Others; Care for Yourself and Care for This Place) in everything we teach and engage in daily.  I challenge you today to think of these Pillars of Care before interacting or having a conversation with someone.

    Wishing you a wonderful month of Care!

    Maria Spagnolo
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