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  • WDS Truth and Reconciliation Commitment

  • Summer Update and Reminders for Families | June 15, 2022

  • Accessing Online Report Cards through MyCBE

  • Remove it or Lose it: Departing Students Must Clean Out their CBE Inbox by June 30

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Congratulations to our Grade 6 Graduating Class

On June 24th we will gather to celebrate the 2021 -2022 school year and to recognize our grade six students as they move on from their elementary school years to junior high school. We are here to recognize all their achievements, citizenship, and academic excellence.  It is an event that celebrates doing one's best and putting forth a champion effort, attitude and teamwork.  It is an opportunity for parents, families and staff to share in the success of our students, our school and public education.  
For the last number of years our grade 6s have shared classrooms, shared a school and shared an experience.  Many of them started kindergarten together and have spent the last 7 years with each other. I have had the privilege of getting to know them, all these years and they are fine young ladies and gentlemen.  They did a great job taking on the leadership role that we ask of the grade sixes.  They took their leadership seriously and were positive role models for our younger students.  They got along well and treated each other with dignity and respect.  
Some of them may be heading off in different directions next September and I know they will face those challenges head on.  My hope is that they will look back fondly on their years at West Dalhousie School and remember the special times.  All of us at the school want them to do well, and because of that, I do want to take this opportunity to say a few words to them. 
Grade sixes, keep in mind these few things as you head off to face your new challenges.    
Like the teachings of the Buffalo, remember to value the importance of Respect.  The Buffalo provided Indigenous Peoples with everything they needed to survive; hides for warmth and shelter, meat for eating, muscle for sinew, and bones for tools. The buffalo reminds us to respect all living things, and in so doing we achieve a balance that keeps us alive.  Like the Buffalo provide those around you with 'the hide for warmth and shelter'.  Create safe, caring and connected relationships.  Be selfless in your love and care for others.  Remember, you are the sinew within your team and within your community.  Like the Buffalo you have inherent strength in your resiliency and perseverance. 
Like the Turtle, remember to value the importance of Truth in your actions.  Remain true to your beliefs and values.  Like the Turtle you are adaptable to change and a catalyst for change, as you are creative and open minded.  We love your critical thinking and solution based mindset.  We admire your spirit of lifelong learning and so remain open to new learning while keeping your own truth sacred.
Like the Bear be courageous and remain steadfast in your compassion and care for others.  The bear spirit animal is a powerful force that lives within you; it represents the courage you have to evolve and the ability you have to be open-minded. Remember, like the bear, trust your instincts and be protective of your faith, your identity and your people.
Like the teachings of the Wolf, value the importance of Humility.  Wolves live for their pack and commit themselves to the betterment of the whole team.  Like the wolf we admire your level of commitment to team work and each other.  Live your life selflessly and make yourself available to support others.  Remain loyal to your pack and take care of the underdog.  Like the Wolf, form deep bonds with the other people in this life and create connections.  The spirit of the wolf is a reminder to all of us that the greatest gifts in life are your relationships with those you love. Be the leader of the pack and be the difference you want to see in this world.
Like the Eagle; love others unconditionally.  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 cannot 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 to love others remember to love yourself first.  Be proud of who you are and focus on how you can become better.  Don't be too hard on yourselves.  Life is an open road to learning.
Like Sabe or the Raven we have taught you to be Honest and to be yourself!  You need to be truthful to who you are. You are reminded to walk tall, to have integrity and to not seek the power, speed or beauty of others.  Model and teach others to be themselves; to be kind to themselves and to accept who they are. You are reminded to accept diversity and to see yourself within it as a unique contributing member. Let your journey be guided by truth and honesty.
And lastly, be like the Beaver. The Beaver carries wisdom. Wisdom is not to be confused with knowledge. Wisdom is the gained experience and knowledge you have from your lived experience and your actions in life.  The Beaver reminds us to take responsibility for our actions and to be accountable for what we do.In closing, Be positive and productive decision makers; Be Polite Human Beings; Be Prepared for anything; Be persistent and Be Proud of who you are.  Grade 6s, Keep in touch with us.  I know that I always appreciate the visits from former students.   Time goes by so fast; so slow down and enjoy the next few years of your lives, as they will go by so quickly. On behalf of the staff of West Dalhousie School, I wish you all the best for the future as you continue to shape who you are, who you want to become and how you will maintain a connected world!
Love,Mrs. Spagnolo 
 

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West Dalhousie School

6502 58 St NW Calgary, AB, T3A 2C8
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School Contacts

Principal
Maria Spagnolo
Assistant Principal
Lucy Pearson
Education Director
Prem Randhawa
Trustee
Laura Hack

School Information

Grades
K-06
Enrolment
249
Programs
Regular
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School Hours

Morning Start
8:00 AM
Dismissal
2:30 PM
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