Principal’s Message

The girls and young women of CGS are agents of change who develop
confidence and a strong sense of self in a safe, collaborative, inquiry-based learning environment.

CGS Update December 11th to 15th

Hello everyone.

Another week of lovely weather is upon us. The girls are outside regularly so please help them remember to bring the proper clothing for being outside. We are heading into another busy week with a number of events coming up.

Winter Choral Concert – December 14 at Knox United Church at 7:00 pm

There is no charge for our Choral Concert this year. Tickets are available via the Family Zone family account for those parents of students in Grades 4 – 6 and girls in the Concert and Chamber Choirs in Grades 7 – 9.

We have extra tickets available. Login opens Monday, December 11 at 6:00 pm.

We ask, in lieu of payment, that you bring a non-perishable food donation for our Stuff a Bus campaign.

Stuff A Bus

It’s time for our annual Stuff a Bus food donation campaign! The Calgary Food Bank is looking for donations of non-perishable food items and baby products. Please send your donation with your daughter(s) to take to their homeroom. Donations must be in by the morning of December 21st.

Grade 8 Leadership – Warm Feet for the Streets Campaign

The goal: Collect new socks to donate to the Mustard Seed for the winter season. We would like to collect one pair of socks per student!

The details: From Dec 5-15th CGS students are encouraged to bring in a new pair of socks to be donated to the Mustard Seed as part of the “Warm Feet for the Streets” campaign. The socks need to be new but may be any type (children’s, women’s, men’s). Girls are encouraged to consider pooling their resources to buy a package of socks (ie 4 girls can bring in a 4-pack between them). If our goal of 575 pairs of socks and 100 crates of food are met then all girls will be invited to wear crazy and fun socks and shoes on Dec 15th. There will be a graphic tracking our progress by the office in LV.

Student Activities

CGS Buddies – Monday – All the girls from Bel Aire will be at Lakeview Monday afternoon. If you normally pick up your daughter from Bel Aire at the end of day, please pick her up at the Lakeview Campus.

Grade 4 heads to Telus Spark this week for Machine Makers.

Grade 9 has more speaker sessions.

Grade 7 goes to watch The Breadwinner.

Student Clubs

Debate and Wrestling Clubs continue this week. There is Concert Choir on Thursday after school.

Lunchtime clubs are now listed on our school calendar on the website.

NURU Project

As part of the 2017 winning BP A+ for Energy grant titled ” Developing Global Perspectives on Gender & Energy”, CGS is partnering with the Calgary nonprofit NURU Energy and its cofounder Sameer Hajee to help our students better comprehend the energy limitations and needs of our female counter parts in the developing world. Students will have the opportunity to work with Education Energy Kits containing NURU’s life changing technologies, currently in use in rural villages in Burundi and Rwanda​. Additionally, CGS will be sponsoring two female entrepreneurs who will provide energy solutions for 200 rural families in their respective villages.

There is a video on our website as well.


CGS Griffin Spirit Wear will be available in your Family Accounts this week. The first order will go in December 21, 2017.

Skating Party

CGS would like to invite all families to our annual CGS Family Skating Party to be held on the morning of Friday, December 22nd, from 10:15AM – 11:45AM, at the Ed Whalen and Joe Kryczka arenas (Southland Leisure Centre) located at 2000 Southland Drive SW. Buses will transport the girls to the Southland Leisure Centre from CGS at approximately 9:45AM the morning of December 22nd.

Please NOTE – buses will transport girls home directly from the Southland Leisure Centre. Buses will begin departing the Southland Leisure Centre at 12:00PM. We will tweet out the departure of each bus so that parents can adjust their schedules accordingly. Girls who have made arrangements to attend POOSCA on Friday afternoon will be bused back to the Lakeview campus at the conclusion of the skating event at 12:00PM.

Please complete the online Acknowledgment of Risk form located in your Family Zone account for this event by Monday, December 18th to ensure that we have accurate information regarding each girl’s plans for the day.

Here are some details to remember the day of the event:
. All students must wear their CGS gym strip to school the morning of the event.
. Students must bring and wear a helmet at all times when on the ice at the arena.
. Students bringing their skates on the bus must have them stored in some sort of case or bag.
. Students should bring a pair of gloves or mittens.
. No hockey or ringette sticks allowed.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Southland Leisure Centre does not have skate/helmet rentals available onsite. For families interested in rental options in Calgary please consider the following:
. Calgary Outdoor Centre – located at University of Calgary / 403-220-5038
o Skates $10 / Helmet $3
. Sports Rent – 4424 16th Ave NW / 403-292-0077
o Skates: adult $13 / junior $8 / helmet $8
. Rapid Rent Outlaw Sport – 903 Heritage Drive SW / 403-253-2975
o Skates $15 / Helmet $5

School Council

School Council uses SignUp Genius to send out information on volunteer opportunities at the school. If you are not receiving these emails and would like to, please email to get added to the list.

Fun Lunches continue to run every Tuesday & Thursday at both campuses. December vendors include Edo, Mucho Burrito, Little Caesar’s & Lunch Lady. Sign up through at least 5 days in advance.

Have a great week.


Wes Malo, Principal









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