Welcome to 2012-2013 School Year
Healthy Me! Healthy School! Earth Day Activities
We are moving to our Virtual Learning Commons
for sharing our work with the world.
This site is currently under construction.
As our physical Learning Commons
expands, so will our
Virtual Learning Commons.
2011 - 2012 School Year
Here are some highlights of this school year at Douglasdale School
Douglasdale Celebrates 2012
Volunteers! Mural Unveiling!
Grade 4 Social Studies Timeline Projects
Lego Stop Action Movies
CBE Partnership Breakfast
Destination Conservation Year End Event
@ Mount Royal University
(Check out our DC projects by clicking on the first photo)
Creating our Mural with Stan Phelps
Green School Assembly
Kananaskis in the Classroom
Grade 2 Titanic Projects:
Ms Leung's Group Movie
Mrs. Forsyth's Group Movie
Ridge Walk Writing
2010 - 2011 School Year
Grade 4 Book Chats
(One project of many)
The Book of Three Vignette Movie
Young Writer's Conference April 30, 2011
@ Crescent Heights High School
AUTHOR VISIT: TOLLOLWA MOLLEL
April 29, 2011
Grade 4 Orff Concert 'Orff the Wall' at the Jack Singer Concert Hall
Kindergarten Bird Study
Ms Clark's AM Class
Ms Clark's PM Class
Grade 3 Study
Click here to see their work
Grade 4 Projects
Chilean Mine Rescue Models
Click here to see their work
Kids Helping Kids Project
Thank you to everyone for their generosity.
The volume of toys collected was astounding.
Many families will have a happier Christmas thank to
Slideshow of the donations
Remembrance Day November 2010
Grade 3 students share their family memories
Click here for slideshow
Mrs Kesler's Grade 4's @ Stampede School
Click here to see our adventures
Welcome Back to School!
2009 - 2010
Nutrition Month in May
Our new healthy lunch leadership team has chosen a name. ‘The Power Lunch Crew’ was busy making announcements, posters and personal appearances to encourage students to ‘Pack a Power Lunch’. For the month of May, Wednesdays were Veggie Wednesdays and Fridays were Fruit Fridays. Students grouped into 6 colour teams. Each week the team with the most veggies and fruit eaten, as tracked by our Power Lunch Crew, were invited to the gym to play fun games.
More than 1 285 servings of fruit and vegetables were eaten at DDS this month. Keep eating your greens!
Watch for our brochure coming home this week.
You can see our work, useful web sites and conservation ideas right here!
Steve Coffey - Artist in Residence
Steve is working with students over the next 2 weeks. See our May newsletter for details and ask your children about their experiences. 'This has changed my life,' is a quote from a grade 4 student after just one session with Steve.
Ms Kramer's Grade 3's @ COP
Orff the Wall@ Jack Singer Concert Hall
Mon. April 19
What do you get when you add 40 barred instruments, over 50 drums, buckets, bells and 400 students.
A Musical Extravaganza called ‘Orff the Wall’.
Calgary Reads Together Event
Thursday February 25, 2010
Our Together Event was a celebration of our love of reading.
Volunteers, special guests and Grade 1 and 2 students all shared their favourinte books.
Thank you to everyone who came to read with us!
Olympic Torch Run at Douglasdale
Eco-Club is making a difference!
Our Eco-club is working hard helping everyone at Douglasdale take action to be environmentally aware. You can read about their work in
David Suzuki's newsletter, Finding Solutions.
Look on page 2 for the article, Eco-club shows caring spirit
Remembrance Day 2009
Our Grade 3 students created a memorable assembly honouring Canadians and sharing with us powerful examples of the meaning of Remembrance Day.
Please check back later in the week for a video of the entire assembly.
Douglasdale Students perform for the 80th Anniversary Celebration
of the Famous 5
World Skills 2009
Aug. 31 - Sept. 5
Our Team Australia Skillaroos were an exciting addition to our Back to School learning.
See the Skillaroos News for video and photos of our school assembly and their competion highlights.
Douglasdale's Young Writers
Our Spring Concert was a huge success thanks to the efforts of a team of staff, students and parents. Talk to someone who saw the show or was part of the production . . . you will hear how the talents and energy of our students came shining through!
Hazel Hutchins @ Douglasdale
Full of stories, writing tips, story ideas and even juggling - Hazel's visit
enriched our understanding of the process of writing and the life
of a writer. Thanks, Hazel!
Winter Celebration-Teddy Bear's Christmas
This wonderful celebration of children's voices
was performed on Dec. 10 & 11th.
G-Cell is a project inspired by 4K students attending Zoo School this past fall. We are collecting cell phones to help the Calgary Zoo raise money for Gorilla Conservation (Mountain Gorillas in Congo).
By recycling cell phones we can prevent them from going into our landfills. By sending our cell phones to the Zoo the coltan in each phone can be recovered and reused in another electronic device. This means that more coltan does not need to be mined. The mining in Congo destroys gorilla habitat.
Less mining = less destruction of gorilla habitat!
Thank you to all the people who have dropped cell phones in the G-Cell box. Save all your old cell phones. Tell your friends and family about the G-Cell project and how we can save gorillas and their habi†at.
Remembrance Day Assembly:
The Grade Three students hosted a moving and memorable Remembrance Day Assembly on Friday November 7. This movie includes the personal stories of war experiences of the students' family members and the Song of Peace performed by all grade three students. It is lengthy and so your connection speed may cause a delay in download time.
World Peace Day
On October 9th, the milky white peace dove was flown by the grade four students at our Peace Assembly and then outside in the golden, afternoon sun against the brilliant, blue sky. Everyone in the school wrote a message on the dove about what they did for peace on September 21, World Peace Day. The great peace banner was also carried with the hand painted, cerulean blue letters and Earth, the beautiful, blue ball of life resting on olive leaves, symbolizing
‘Peace One Day’!
Birthday Bag Event
Thank you very much for all of your time, effort and contributions
to the Birthday Bag event. The Calgary Food Bank staff were
overjoyed at our huge contribution.
275 bags were created that night.
Please know that these bags will have a huge impact on
Calgary children on their birthdays!