The Grade 2/3’s were introduced to TED talks on Wednesday. They were a little surprised when we weren’t actually meeting with a man named TED! We listened to ‘A Life Lesson From a Fire Fighter’ presented by volunteer firefighter, Mark Bezos. Mark spoke about how we don’t need to do big things to make a…

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Thank you to our CGS community for bringing in bundles and boxes of soup for The St Ann Food Bank over the last few weeks. Colette, who runs the food bank with her husband Carlos, was here on Wednesday to pick everything up. (The Student Government pitched in to get the donations ready to go –…

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Our 2020 Holiday Outreach was a true outpouring of generosity – thank you CGS community! Dale from the Diaper Bank arrived yesterday to pick up the donations. Paula and Aidan made this great display first so we could express our thanks to everyone who donated. Thank you to the Student Government for their help carrying…

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We all remember the story The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The SK’s tackled it this week for Character Ed and learned about the value of honesty and what it means to be trustworthy. Check out their beautiful drawings! The children are also doing a great job with their independent, inventive spelling. Well done SK, keep…

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Thank you to our Grade 1 Courage Superheroes. They hosted our first student-led virtual Character Edcucation assembly on Monday. They did a wonderful job – Lisa and Michelle M put together such a creative program, starting off with the children signing O Canada. As you know we can’t sing indoors and to share the national…

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Thank you for joining us for our first-ever ‘live event’ assembly on Wednesday. It was wonderful to be ‘together’ for Remembrance Day. The children and staff did an absolutely beautiful job. Special mention to the downstairs Grade 2/3 pod for hosting so with so much maturity and poise. The Royal Canadian Air Force flew over…

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We had a wonderful launch of our 2020/21 Character Ed program on Thursday. It was so fun! Marie addressed the whole school as she would have pre-Covid, the only difference this time was that she was broadcasting from her office. We have never chosen an overarching theme for Character Ed but this year, given that…

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We were blessed with a beautiful day for our Terry Fox Walk today. The children and teachers showed such resilience and spirit! We missed our extended CGS community very much and there were some tears (especially during the slideshow) but the day was full of joy regardless, as it always is. A huge thank you…

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CGS Staff finished off the year on Wednesday with some inspiring professional development with life coach Parisa Samet. It was a time to reflect on the extraordinary school year we’ve all had. Thank you to Parisa for her nurturing attention and for guiding us to create powerful statements of purpose as educators.  

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Marie’s son Dan shares his feelings about Black Lives Matter… Over the last two weeks, much of the world’s attention has been focused on the Black Lives Matter protests, ignited by the death of George Floyd. I can only hope that you have read, seen, and shared the stories, opinions, and experiences of black people…

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