Principal’s Message May 2024: The Power to Make a Difference

The Power to Make a Difference Seeing the tremendous support for our fundraising efforts in Principal’s Club again this year, has left me feeling so grateful. After speaking to several parents recently, I realized that not everyone knows what Principal’s Club is really all about, and yet they still contribute and support us! This is truly a tremendous feeling, but…

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Parenting in the Digital Age – Principal’s Message April 2024

Parenting in the Digital Age Last Fall, while eating breakfast in a hotel restaurant, I noticed a young family sitting at a table across from us — Mom, Dad and two young children, the youngest being about preschool age. I noticed that Mom was getting a little flustered as she tried to manage the two…

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What’s Your Word? – Principal’s Message January 2024

What’s Your Word? As we are now about halfway through the first month of a new year, I am going to hazard a guess that many of those New Year’s resolutions we all made have already gone by the wayside. A new calendar year usually triggers the need in people to make resolutions but no…

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The Real Test of Parenting – Principal’s Message December 2023

The Real Test of Parenting As I so often do at this time of year, I had an opportunity to sit down with one of our parents and chat about their child and their goals moving forward. This particular parent stressed many times throughout our conversation that their primary goal for their child is that…

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From the Dreaded “Nothing” to “Tell Me More”

From the Dreaded “Nothing” to “Tell Me More” When chatting with parents at our Morning Coffee Hours recently, a few parents asked how they could get their children to tell them more about their school days. I remembered a Principal’s Message from just last year at this time that addressed this very topic and everyone…

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Be The Magic!

  Be The Magic! Each year the CGS Staff embraces a theme for the duration of the school year. A few years ago, we decided to share our staff theme with the entire CGS community in the hopes that it would be of comfort and support, during our long COVID struggle. To our delight, everyone…

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Here’s to Good Old Fashion Hangouts!

  I heard about a book called “Hanging Out. The Radical Power of Killing Time” while on our March Break holiday, doing nothing more than reading by a pool and walking on a beach. It made me think that I was hanging out without even realizing it, so of course when I got back home, I…

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Happy Mother’s Day

  I had a good mother. I still have her really, she’s just no longer on this earth. She’s in my heart forever. She’s in the way I live my life and the way I mother my own children. She will forever be my moral compass. My Mom and I had a special relationship that…

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Letting Our Instincts Be Our Guide

  I have had several conversations, with family, friends, and colleagues in recent weeks about the concept of adversity in life leading to character resilience. No one likes to face difficult times, (in fact nowadays it seems that most people don’t really want to even feel remotely uncomfortable, let alone deal with life challenges), but…

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Kindness Makes the World A Better Place

  February and Hearts always seem to naturally go hand-in-hand.  For so many reasons our thoughts always turn to affairs of the heart at this time of year.  What better character trait then to focus on, but “Kind-Hearted”? When a group of people were asked what kindness meant to them, there were many different responses:…

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