News

Christmas Concert 2018

Posted on Dec. 3, 2018

Dorothy Dalgliesh School Christmas concert will be on December 18, 2018 Dress Rehearsal: 1:00 PM  (Families are welcome to attend this performance)   Evening Performance: 7:00 PM

Mini Volleyball Tournament

Posted on Nov. 30, 2018

Mini Volleyball will wrap up the season on December 5th 2018 with a tournament at Dorothy Dalgliesh School. More information to follow

"Backwards Day"

Posted on Nov. 28, 2018

Friday November 30th is  "Backwards Day"  Show your School Spirit!!

Kindergarten Friday

Posted on Nov. 16, 2018

Friday November 30th is a Kindergarten Friday.  

School Spirit Day

Posted on Oct. 18, 2018

Friday October 19th  is DDS School Spirit Day - "COLORS" Wear your favorite color and show your School Spirit!

PSBSPB Harvest Gala 2018

Posted on Oct. 17, 2018

Hurry, time is running out for tickets ...........    

Scholastic Book Fair

Posted on Oct. 12, 2018

DDS Scholstic Book Fair  October 16th, 17th & 18thle

2017

2017 Track and Field Day at DDS

Posted on Jun. 12, 2017

Students, staff, parents and spectators enjoyed our annual track and field day at Dorothy Dalgliesh School on June 8. Student competed individually and as teams in dash, high jump, long jump, ball throw,…

Who's Got Talent? DDS students!

Posted on May. 26, 2017

Students, parents and guests were entertained for a full hour while DDS students shared their many talents on stage and around the gym! The talents shared included singing, skipping, reading, dancing,…

Dorothy Dalgliesh School Talent Show

Posted on May. 24, 2017

Friday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m. Hope to see you there!

Canada Celebrations at DDS

Posted on May. 18, 2017

Happy 150th Canada! DDS students enjoyed viewing each other's Canada Day creations by taking a Celebratory Walk through the school. Displays included collages, essays, timelines, flip books, videos, artwork…

Dorothy Dalgliesh spreads Spring wishes!

Posted on May. 16, 2017

Students from Dorothy Dalgliesh School were sharing happy spring wishes today as they delivered potted flowers and cards to town residents. The students got together in their school family groups and…

Thank you!

Posted on May. 3, 2017

DDS Staff would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the parents who made our day a little more special with a catered lunch. It was so nice to have the chance in our busy schedules to sit down…

Help shape Palliser’s search for a new superintendent!

Posted on Mar. 28, 2017

Palliser Regional Schools will begin an executive search for a new Superintendent of Schools later this spring. As part of that process, an ideal candidate profile will be developed. The Board of Trustees…

Mar. 30 Spring Photo Day and Kindergarten Graduation…

Posted on Mar. 23, 2017

Spring photos are great! Every child will be photographed but families are under no obligation to purchase the photos after they view the proofs. 

March 29 Mini-basketball tournament begins at 1:30…

Posted on Mar. 23, 2017

Grade 5 and 6 will be wrapping up their mini-basketball season with a tournament and concession on Wednesday, March 29 beginning at 1:30. Come and cheer on the teams!

Paul Isaak at DDS!

Posted on Mar. 14, 2017

Dorothy Dalgliesh School students and staff were all totally entertained with presenter Paul Isaak and his amazing comedy and juggling show! The gym was filled with laughter, clapping and cheers - they…

Archery begins!

Posted on Mar. 2, 2017

A big THANK YOU to Mrs. Boras and Mr. Van Dyk for organizing and teaching archery to Grades 1 - 6! We all appreciate you!

ATB Junior Banking Program

Posted on Feb. 6, 2017

ATB has selected its "staff" from Dorothy Dalgliesh students who applied for positions in the ATB Junior Banking Program. Once the training sessions have been completed the bank will be open for business.…

DDS's READ-IN!

Posted on Jan. 27, 2017

Friday, Jan. 27, DDS celebrated Family Literacy Day by reading with our school family! Students dressed in comfy P. J.’s, brought blankets and their favorite stuffies to school, and at 11:00 everyone…

Smudge Art spends the day at Dorothy Dalgliesh

Posted on Jan. 24, 2017

Thank you to our Home and School Council for giving each student the opportunity to expand their talents and participate in a Smudge Art class. Smudge Art spent the day at Dorothy Dalgliesh School with…

2016

Dorothy Dalgliesh School wraps up the week with our…

Posted on Dec. 22, 2016

After presenting the best Christmas Concert ever we just kept on rocking onto Wednesday with a Sock Hop in the gym. Thanks to everyone for donating socks to the annual Sock It To 'Em campaign. With your…

December 20 Christmas Concert 1:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Posted on Dec. 15, 2016

Dorothy Dalgliesh School presents "Jingle Bell Juke Box"! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the evening performance.

Dec. 1 Mini volleyball tournament

Posted on Dec. 2, 2016

Our mini volleyball season wrapped up with a four team tournament at Dorothy Dalgliesh School on December 1. The players were awesome and showed so much improvement and good sportsmanship. A big THANK…

Favorite Book Character Day!

Posted on Nov. 25, 2016

What could be more fun than dressing up as your favorite book character, partnering up with someone in your school family, being served juice and cookies and READING YOUR FAVORITE BOOK!

November 25 - School Spirit Day

Posted on Nov. 21, 2016

Dress up as your favorite book character and join in the fun!

Gr. 4 Worm Farm

Posted on Nov. 21, 2016

Dan Rollingson from Earthly Matters presents and sets up a worm farm in the Gr. 4 class.

PSBSPB Receives Cheque!

Posted on Nov. 9, 2016

The Public School Betterment Society of Picture Butte were delighted to receive a donation of $1000.00! Mrs. Kelly McLeod graciously accepts the cheque from Blackspring Wind Project. Thanks Blackspring…

We Remember...

Posted on Nov. 1, 2016

DDS will be joining PBHS on Thursday, November 10 at approximately 11:00 am to participate in Remembrance Day Observances. Please join us as we remember....

Wednesday, Oct. 26 is Picture Retakes

Posted on Oct. 24, 2016

The Mon/Wed ELP class will be having their class photo taken along with individual pictures. Retakes will be available directly following the ELP class.

Terry Fox t-shirt winner and Run Results

Posted on Oct. 3, 2016

Congratulations to Jasper van der Smit - Grade 6 winner of the Terry Fox t-shirt. Look who ran the most laps: Kindergarten: 6 laps - Sage, Marenthe and Isaiah Grade 1: 8 laps - Lauren and Henry Grade…

Sept. 30 - Terry Fox Walk/Run

Posted on Sep. 23, 2016

Join us on Friday, September 30 for our annual Terry Fox Walk/Run. Donate a Toonie for Terry and your name will go in the draw for a Terry Fox t-shirt. Everyone is welcome!

Thursday, Sept. 8 Cobs 'n Dogs - Meet the Staff

Posted on Sep. 4, 2016

All Dorothy Dalgliesh School families are invited to "Meet the Staff" and enjoy some corn on the cob and hot dogs on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6.00 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Welcome back!

Posted on Aug. 27, 2016

School begins Tuesday, September 6 at 8:30 a.m. for Kindergarten to Grade 6 students. Home time dismissal is 3:25 p.m. Early learners begin on Wednesday, September 5. We are all excited to start another…

Open for registrations!

Posted on Aug. 27, 2016

DDS school office will be open for registrations and inquiries on Aug. 29, 30, 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and September 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please bring your child's Birth Certificate.…

Grade 6 Awards

Posted on Jun. 29, 2016

Three Grade 6 students were recognized for their accomplishments at the Grade 6 farewell on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Dakota Ylioja received the Library Citizenship Award presented by Mrs. Elaine King.…

Dorothy Dalgliesh presents the Grade 6 graduating…

Posted on Jun. 29, 2016

We will miss you all and wish you the best in Grade 7!

Literacy report celebrates culture of reading and…

Posted on Jun. 23, 2016

Palliser Regional Schools is pleased to provide its annual update on the division’s literacy work, supporting all students to be readers, writers and critical thinkers for success in school and in life.…

Gr. 3 class getting BUGGED!

Posted on Jun. 16, 2016

Scientists in Schools visited the Grade 3 class and Scientist Mark shared tons of interesting facts about bugs. The students couldn't wait for their turn to "hold" the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach and…

Track and Field Day 2016

Posted on Jun. 9, 2016

Team results of the annual Track and Field Day at DDS: 1st place  THUNDERBOLTS with 1291 points 2nd place  COBRAS with 1090 points 3rd place BOBCATS with 1066 points 4th place CHEETAHS with 933 points

Safety Day at DDS

Posted on Jun. 7, 2016

Eight stations were set up and ready to roll at Dorothy Dalgliesh School this morning as the students learned all about SAFETY!  Small groups of eager students rotated through the stations; fire safety,…

Anyone order pizza?

Posted on May. 24, 2016

Grade 4"P" are working on a cool way to share what books they've read. Instead of doing a traditional book report, Ms. Murray and the 4"P"'s are doing Pizza Report! Check out the cool photos below. First,…

Go WILD at our local library this summer!

Posted on May. 20, 2016

Chinook Arch Regional Library visited DDS to invite all the students to go WILD at your local library this summer! Children  will have endless opportunities to try something new with a variety of games,…

THANK YOU PSBSPB!

Posted on May. 19, 2016

The grade 5 class would like to thank the Public Schools Betterment Society of Picture Butte for generously purchasing Chromebooks for the classrooms. As you can see, we have happy, engaged kids!

May 23, 24 - No School

Posted on May. 19, 2016

Monday, May 23 (Victoria Day) is a holiday for staff and students. NO SCHOOL. Tuesday, May 24 is a Professional Development Day for staff. There is NO SCHOOL for students.

Fort McMurray firefighter Nathan Gilchrist visits…

Posted on May. 11, 2016

An exhausted but brave, Nathan Gilchrist stopped in to visit his nephew, Gavin, at Dorothy Dalgliesh School on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. As a child Nathan attended Dorothy Dalgliesh School but for the…

DDS students spread kindness into the community

Posted on May. 5, 2016

Today was our semi-annual school family activity where students came together in their school family groups and went out into the community of Picture Butte delivering potted plants and spring wishes…

WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS AND BUS DRIVERS!

Posted on May. 3, 2016

Dorothy Dalgliesh School hosted our annual Volunteer and Bus Driver Appreciation Tea on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Guests were invited to kick back, relax and enjoy having a snack while being entertained by…

Mrs. Brau Rocks!

Posted on Apr. 28, 2016

Mrs. Brau read with the Kindergarten kids, and you can see how popular she was! We love you and miss you, Mrs. Brau!

Books and Kabobs

Posted on Apr. 21, 2016

Our school families met in the gym and grouped up to read fantastic stories to each other and make fruit kabobs. Students filled their minds, brains and bodies with delicious nourishment!

Kindergarten Buddies

Posted on Apr. 14, 2016

The Grade 6 students paired up with their Kindergarten buddies and searched all through the school for letter sounds. "Q" was a tough one! 

Thursday, Apr. 7 - Spring Photo Day!

Posted on Apr. 5, 2016

This is a great opportunity to get some wonderful casual snaps of your children! Every child gets their picture taken with no obligation to purchase. Also, for every picture taken, our school gets cash…

Spring is in the Air!

Posted on Mar. 23, 2016

Thank you, Mrs. Phillips, for the cheerful bulletin board - sure makes us think of spring!

Is It Bullying?

Posted on Mar. 23, 2016

When someone says or does something unintentionally hurtful and they do it once, that is RUDE.   When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they do it once, that is MEAN.   When someone…

Happy Easter!

Posted on Mar. 22, 2016

Easter break begins with no school on Good Friday, March 25 and continues on with no school from March 28 through and including April 1. School will resume on April 4. 

March 17 Student-led Conferences

Posted on Mar. 15, 2016

Come and celebrate you child's successes as you are introduced to their classroom and view their projects. Your child(ren) are excited to share their accomplishments with you! Conferences take place from…

Come to the Book Fair!

Posted on Mar. 15, 2016

Our "Feeling Groovy" Book Fair is open from Tuesday, March 15 through Thursday, March 17. You are invited to come shopping with your child during their assigned class visit, recesses or noon hour. Also,…

Feb. 10 - Home and School Council Meeting

Posted on Feb. 8, 2016

Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting beginning at 3:40 in the school library. Hope to see you  there!

Feb. 8 - Mini-basketball league begins for Grade 5…

Posted on Feb. 8, 2016

Practice runs on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:45 with the exception of Feb. 15, 17, 29 and Mar. 7. The tournament will be on March 23 beginning at 2:00.

Skating Gr. 1 - 6

Posted on Jan. 19, 2016

Grades 1 through 6 will be skating at the North County Recreation Complex in Picture Butte on Wednesday, Jan 20, Thursday, Jan. 21 and Tuesday, Jan. 26. The students are looking forward to it and always…

PBHS Grade 8 students share writing talents with DDS…

Posted on Jan. 12, 2016

In December our Grade 2 classes bussed over to PBHS to be individually interviewed by PBHS Grade 8 students. Today, the PBHS students returned to DDS with a personal storybook for each child highlighting…

HOJA was FANTASTIC!

Posted on Jan. 5, 2016

WELCOME BACK to 2016!

Posted on Jan. 3, 2016

School is back in Monday, January 4th at 8:33am. We will be having an assembly at 8:40am.  We hope you had an amazing holiday and the staff are looking forward to welcoming all of our students back for…

2015

THANK YOU SCHOOL COUNCIL!

Posted on Dec. 18, 2015

I cannot express how appreciative and humbled I am by Home and School Council and all they do for DDS all year. I am especially thankful for their hard work in raising money through the silent auction…

Holiday Raffle

Posted on Dec. 9, 2015

DDS Home and School Council is having a Student Raffle to raise funds for DDS. Tickets will be sold at lunch today through to Wed., Dec. 16. Draws will be made at the DDS turkey dinner at 12:00 noon…

2015/2016 Mini-Volleyball Tournament

Posted on Dec. 9, 2015

Fun was had by all at the DDS/St. Catherine's annual mini-volleyball tournament!    Thank you to Mr. Van Dyk and all the coaches. Thanks to the grade 5/6 participants who showed great competitive spirit…

DDS ONLINE AUCTION

Posted on Dec. 1, 2015

The Picture Butte Betterment Society is having an online auction! Stay tuned for details!    

New Bus Status is Here!

Posted on Nov. 27, 2015

  The time has come, Dorothy Dalgliesh School Bus Status users! The new and improved Bus Status is available Friday, November 28, 2015.   In case you missed our first announcement, the new Bus Status…

SOCK HOP! and FOOD DRIVE

Posted on Nov. 26, 2015

Our school is supporting the 13th Annual Operation SOCK IT TO 'EM again this year by collecting new socks to make someone's Christmas a little warmer! We will be holding a SOCK HOP on Dec. 10 during noon…

December 1 School Council Meeting 3:40

Posted on Nov. 26, 2015

Everyone Welcome!

Sound off!

Posted on Nov. 26, 2015

Here is your opportunity to sound off!   The Picture Butte Parks, Culture, and Recreation Council have posted a "Sounding Board" here at DDS. Please take this opportunity to share your ideas and concerns…

!!!YAD SDRAWKCAB

Posted on Nov. 23, 2015

That's BACKWARDS DAY this Friday, November 27.    Have fun wearing your togs backwards. Be creative! How sdrawkcab can you go?!?  

Operation Christmas Child Huge Success!

Posted on Nov. 18, 2015

Thank you to everyone for supporting our 1st annual Operation Christmas Child! We are so overwhelmed and excited with the positive response from students and parents. It warms our hearts and will give…

Brand New Bus Status!

Posted on Nov. 17, 2015

Coming Soon: A Brand New Bus Status   Dorothy Dalgliesh School Bus Status users, we have some exciting news!   A better looking, faster and more personalized version of Bus Status will be available…

Monday, Nov. 16 Fall Fundraiser Pick Up from 3:30…

Posted on Nov. 10, 2015

The apples etc. are scheduled to arrive Monday, Nov. 16, so please make arrangements to pick up your orders between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. in the school gym. Home and School council will not be responsible…

Happy Halloween!

Posted on Oct. 30, 2015

Thank you to the parent volunteers and School Council for making this year's Halloween Carnival a smashing success! Fun was had by all!

ACCESS TO THE SCHOOL

Posted on Oct. 29, 2015

Keeping your children safe is our number one priority. With societal safety issues on the rise, we have chosen to increase safety measures at DDS. We are not being alarmists, but instead, proactive. As…

LITERACY

Posted on Oct. 27, 2015

Check out our new link "The Literacy Corner". This will be regularly updated to help you support your child's literacy journey at home. Currently we have articles on supporting your child's reading…

Sigmund Brouwer in the DDS House!

Posted on Oct. 20, 2015

We are so excited to have Sigmund Brouwer joining us on Tues., Oct. 27. He is an Albertan author who has written some pretty cool books for kids. Check out his website here:   www.sigmundbrouwer.com…

Operation Christmas Child

Posted on Oct. 20, 2015

Please watch your child's backpack for information on the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Campaign. Please help a child in need by packing a shoebox. Shoeboxes need to be returned to DDS by Monday,…

Scholastic Book Fair!

Posted on Oct. 19, 2015

DDS is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair Tuesday, October 20 - Thursday, October 22. It will be located in the library. All classes will have the opportunity to browse as a class, but you are welcome to…

DDD Is Up and Running on Facebook!

Posted on Oct. 16, 2015

Please like us on Facebook if you are a Facebook user! DDS has joined the ranks of several other Palliser Schools and is moving into the social media world!  Please note, people other than the administrators…

Save the Wolves!

Posted on Oct. 2, 2015

The Eastern Wolf is an endangered animal due to trapping, habitat loss, and interbreeding with coyotes. I will be doing a raffle to raise money to help these wolves. The draw for a goodie basket and 2…

Terry Fox Run - a perfect day!

Posted on Sep. 25, 2015

All students had a great time participating in our annual Terry Fox Run! Thank you to all those who donated a Toonie for Terry! Congratulations to Brandt for winning the Terry Fox t-shirt. Thanks to our…