Check out the latest episode of Good Morning Good Shepherd for the week of November 30-December 4.
Are you wanting to order some RAM wear ? Sizers will be available during Parent Teacher Conferences. Full zip or pull over hooded sweatshirts, sweatpants, and Trimark tech pull over hoodies are available. Order deadline is Nov 27. Delivery will be prior to Christmas.
The Calgary Catholic Education Foundation will once again be sponsoring the Chance 2 Enhance raffle. Click here to order tickets.
We will be supporting Inn From the Cold at St. Paul’s through our annual poinsettia sale. Click here to open the information page. The deadline to order is extended to November 27.
Good Shepherd will begin using School Connects to phone regarding student absences.
Check out the recently launched Good Shepherd Facebook page.
If interested in being a part of the Airdrie Block Parent® Program please contact Lindsey Coyle at AirdrieBlockParent@gmail.com
At the right hand side of the page are the current tweets from the school’s Twitter account. Click to subscribe to and follow goodshep_cssd.
A look at the week ahead..
Monday, November 30– Professional Learning Day-NO SCHOOL. Chance to Enhance raffle continues.
Tuesday, December 1– School Connects system begins today. Teddy Bear Picnic in Kindergarten. GS Savings deposit day. GS Savings Board of Directors meeting at lunch.
Wednesday, December 2 – Grade one to University of Calgary for Jiggy Jump Rock presentation. We will be following the Monday schedule today.
Thursday, December 3–
Friday, December 4 – Earth Rangers presentation to grade 1-5 this morning, and individual grade 5 classes through the day. RAM family Instant Christmas this afternoon.
Thanks to the grade one and six parents for their attendance at the orientations. Click to view the Grade One Orientation or the Grade six Orientation presentation. Thanks to the many parents who attended the Grade seven Orientation. Information was also shared about Brightspace (the new name for D2L)
Please take a moment to read this important message from the Canadian Pacific Police Services.
The approved CCSD Airdrie Calendar for the 2015/16 school year is now available. The Good Shepherd calendar 2015-16 is also available listing concerts and other important dates. The bell schedule is available here.
Kindergarten registration for the 2016/17 school year will start in October. A child who turns four years old on or before March 1 is eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall of that same calendar year. For example, this means to register for kindergarten in September 2016, a child must turn four years old on or before March 1, 2016. Click to learn more about our Kindergarten programs
Notice to Parent or Guardian: Student Groups & Human Sexuality Topics
Over the year, our school may establish a student group, which engages in discussion and activities related to diversity and justice issues, including support for students belonging to sexual minorities. In particular, within our Religious Education and Family Life Catholic Community of Caring program, students may provide leadership and receive support to continue to build inclusive communities, aligned with our Catholic social teachings. If you wish further information, please contact the principal.
Please read the revision made to the Help Plan Our Future new school update. HPOF Update Mar 20 revised March 26
If you are considering registering at Good Shepherd, click here for more registration information.
Thank you to everyone who have already paid their school fees on-line. These fees are approved by school council yearly to provide field trips, guest speakers, books for GS READS week, noon hour supervision, etc.
School jurisdictions across the province have been working with Alberta Education in supporting the efforts of Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services to increase awareness of the need for immunizations across school communities. Read more about immunizations.
RAM families are multi-aged groupings of students that meet throughout the school year. To learn about our RAM family leaders, click here.
A reminder to all of our parents. Please choose safety over convenience when picking up or dropping off children. Do not park your vehicle in or near the crosswalks. Our students need to be seen to be safe.
The boys and girls club facility is located very close to our school. Check out their programs by going directly to their website by clicking the logo to the left. Click to download an information brochure on Rogers Raising the Grade available to students in grade seven and up.
Students in grade seven and eight will have access to current marks, virtual lockers, and assignment using D2L. Click here to download the D2L Pamphlet Parents of students in grade seven and eight should be reviewing this platform regularly.
Were you a part of the picture taken during the playground construction on October 1, 2011? If so, pat yourself on the back for being a great volunteer. Each year, all parents must attend an orientation. This process can now be done on-line. Check the volunteer tab above to find out how you can volunteer in the school this year.
Good Shepherd Savings is one of only twenty eight programs in the province. Click to read the article in the Calgary Herald. Thanks also to the Airdrie Echo for a great article. Download an information package for Good Shepherd Savings.
Good Shepherd is the only Airdrie school to host Roots of Empathy for our grade one classes. Click on the logo to learn more about this awesome program.
Community Links is a nonprofit, charitable organization which provides support and services to individuals and families in Airdrie and surrounding areas, North Rocky View Region. To view more information on available resources, click here.
Read this letter to learn more about School Closures. Listen to the media for school closure announcements and click school closure update and you will be directed to the Rockyview Schools site for school closure information.
For information on busing please visit the Rockyview Schools transportation site. Click here for registration information for Bus registration 2014-15.
Guided LEED tours are available on request. Please call the office for more information.
Don Lauzon- Principal Lianne Kenyon- Vice Principal Karen Smithers- Assistant Principal
Click here to hear the Good Shepherd song.