May 17, 2018
Before I go any further, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your invaluable cooperation during the May 15th bus strike. The situation called for extra safety measures, and your willingness to abide by them guaranteed our children’s safety. Bravo! Unfortunately, there is a possibility of more bus strike days. We will keep you informed.
Spring has settled in nicely and we are dealing with quite the variety of weather systems. A reminder that our students do go outside in the rain, therefore should be equipped with rain gear on rainy days. Layers are a great idea as mornings are often cooler than afternoons, and the students feel it too!
As usual, many activities are planned in the near future, including our House Games, Music festival, Track and Field meet, end of year class trips, Kindergarten graduation and Grade 6 Moving up ceremony. Despite all of these activities, teachers are working hard to help students learn and show us what they’ve learned in many ways. Students in Grades 2, 4 and 6 must write end of cycle exams and these have already begun.
As they do most years, students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 will take part in the Our School survey. This survey is optional and done during class time. This is where we find out more about what students think and feel about different aspects of their school. The data provides us with valuable student voices that we can use in making good decisions to improve school life.
I realize that Spring activities have begun and that the sun is setting later, however, I would like to remind you that children need their rest – especially at this time of year when they are feeling the weight of their year-long efforts. A rested brain is an alert, clear-thinking brain!
Lastly, a reminder that Friday, May 18th is a Ped. Day for us, and that Friday, June 8th is now a regular school day (due to the April 16th snow day).
Looking forward to seeing you at one of our school events in the near future!
Nicole Carrière, Principal