Girls Group: Registration Information



The CFY Girls Group program will be kicking off in October.  Mentor and mentee sign ups will be happening soon!

  • Mentor Information Session: Gr 9-11 Sept 29th, 9:55 AM at Gordon F. Kells High School in Carlyle
  • Mentee Information Sessions: Gr 5-6 October 15th, NOON at CES Library and Gr 7-8 October 20th Noon GFK Library

Registration is open to all girls in the Carlyle school district grades 5-11.

If you are unable to attend these events please leave a comment below and we will get back to you.  🙂


Please click the links to read more about the program:

About Girls Group For Mentors

About Girls Group for Mentees


This program has been developed in partnership with:

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R-tworx – Puppet Theatre Round-up

All of December the kids at R-tworx have been working with Mrs. Bell (our resident theatre guru) on shoebox puppet theatres.

This project was simple in theory but took a long time to execute. We started by cutting a square out of the front of a cereal or shoebox and then a small rectangle from one of the long sides (this allows the puppets to dangle into the box). Check out how they turned out.






Girls Circle: Round-up

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The last six weeks have flown by!  The girls have come a long way together since we started.  It has been great to get to know each one and watch them open up and enjoy the program.  Next week will be our last meeting of 2014.  We will be celebrating our time together creating small gifts for each other.


R-tworx: Lizards



Pastel lizards inspired by Deep Space Sparkle.  This lesson was more complex than some of my students were used to.  (If you haven’t signed up for the Deep Space Sparkle Teaching Art 101, Please do!)  We started by drawing the shape of our lizard using familiar prompts like: Draw a backwards ‘C’ to make your lizards face.  My younger students found drawing the legs the hardest part and I would recommend taking extra time to help them with the concept of not drawing stick legs.

All of my students had trouble NOT adding detail to this picture as they loved drawing spots and stripes on the lizard.  The trick is trying to get them to colour their lizard in first before adding the details.  We used chalk pastel to colour our lizards which allowed for great mixing and blending of colours.

I changed the lesson somewhat as our instructions called for black pastel to be used for the outline.  I couldn’t find a pack of solid black oil pastels so we used Sharpie markers instead.  This made nice clean lines, however, before you can add detail or redo the outline you need to spray the artwork with the workable fixative or your sharpie will get gunked up with chalk. I had both a professional fixative and tried a cheap hairspray and there was no comparison.  The hairspray caused the chalk to clump and the paper to curl.

We used:

  • Coloured Construction Paper 8×10 or larger.  (The lesson called for black)
  • Black Sharpie Markers ( The lesson Called for black pastel)
  • Chalk Pastels
  • Workable fixative

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Girls Circle Wind Up!

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We had some serious fun last week at the Girls Circle wind-up party thanks to and their awesome inflatable boxing ring!!!

This was an interesting activity as I challenged the girls with some conflict resolution role-playing and before they could go and “fight it out” with their partner they had to resolve the role-play conflict using respect, empathy and fairness.  Yay!

Boxing was more fun.  😉

Thanks again!!!

Garden Club: Butterfly Gardening

The theme of the month at the CFY Garden Club has been butterflies.  We have been busily growing both our butterfly plants and our caterpillars to be ready for the garden.  Here are some photos of our progress!


At Home Alone

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At Home Alone

A safety program for students in grades 4/5/6 at the CES school.  Students take part in presentations and discussions with local emergency staff from the Fire Dept, RCMP and Ambulance.  The program covers what kids need to know when they are left home alone for short periods of time.  Street proofing, Fire safety and basic first aid.

A huge THANK YOU!!! to the Community Initiatives Fund and Royal Bank for sponsoring this program.

Special thanks to Cost. Kelly Guider of the RCMP, Michelle Orsted of The Carlyle Fire Dept. and Aaron and Shae from Supreme Ambulance for their awesome safety presentations!

The next courses will take place Fall 2014 and Winter 2015

  • Cost: $20.00 for the first aid kit.  Course is FREE

If you or your organization is interested in a copy of our program workbook please e-mail our office.