Weekly Message #4-7

images-1One couldn’t ask for better weather this weekend.  I hope you were able to take some time to relax, enjoy the sunshine and perhaps a family meal.  It is easy to get caught up in the stresses and pressure of dealing with every day commitments.   I have to say that I do love Thanksgiving and the reminder that it provides to stop and take time to be thankful for the many blessings in our lives.

We are about half way through our class review – thanks to Henry for taking over the organization of School Based Team this year.  Thanks also to the teachers who have taken the time to be so well prepared for our meetings so that we can push through in a timely way.  We have a lot of needy students and as usual, it seems that many of our “new” students are presenting with complicated profiles.

Our first PAC meeting of the year is on Tuesday night.  Please take the time to encourage the parents of your students to attend.  We would love to get some more parents involved – especially as we look at fund raising for our new intermediate playground.


  1. PAC meeting Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the library.
  2. Patti & Henry at the area meeting on Wednesday morning – Paul is in charge.
  3. Earthquake drill on Thursday morning (10:17 a.m.)  This is a “drop and cover” drill only – do not evacuate the building.  Please make sure to review the process with your students.
  4. Good luck to the cross county team at their big meet on Thursday afternoon.  Jenny and Shannon will be leading the team along with other staff members.  No corrective reading as some non-enrolling staff will be helping as well.
  5. Henry will be away on Friday (all day) and Patti will be absent in the afternoon.  Paul will be in charge for the afternoon.

Have a great 4 day week everyone.


Weekly Message #4-6

images-2Our Walkathon was a huge success and I was so proud of our students and their enthusiasm in the opening assembly on Friday afternoon.  Thanks to Shannon for the warm up!  I expect that we will easily surpass $3000 once we’ve counted all the money this week.  Please continue to urge students to bring in money until at least Tuesday.

Goal setting interviews are coming up later this month.  Yvette will be asking you to indicate whether you will be doing goal setting in October or parent-teacher interviews in December.  Once we have that information we will provide you with the appropriate paperwork for inviting and scheduling parents.  Please note that Henry and I will be gone by 3:00 on the second day of goal setting in order to attend our Whistler conference.

I received lots of applications for Student Council and will be talking to Grades 5-7 teachers this week about the selection of candidates.  Thanks in advance for your input on this.  We have so many great kids that have applied, it will be a tough decision to get the group down to a manageable size!


  1. Patti at the VSB all day on Wednesday.

Have a great week everyone!  Thanksgiving long weekend coming up!