Weekly Message #6-21

IMG_0493I am writing this message while the music of Vintage wafts up from my living room.  They are practising for this weekend’s gig at the ANAF on No. 1 Rd at Chatham.  If you are in the mood for some rock n’roll, please join us on Friday or Saturday night from 8 – 12 – no cover charge.

Report cards are due tomorrow but please consider this a soft deadline.  I know that you all have had a lot on your plates and that the term has gone very quickly.  Please just keep Karl and I in the loop about when you expect to hand in your reports.

We will have a Code Red drill on Thursday afternoon – please review the guidelines for this drill on your orange and yellow flipbook.  Students should be prepared so that they are not frightened by the drill.

I was doing some reading from “The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor this weekend and found the following quote which seemed timely given our focus on Gratitude – “Psychologist Robert Emmons, who has spent nearly his entire career studying gratitude has found that few things in life are as integral to our well-being.  Countless other studies have shown that consistently grateful people are more energetic, emotionally intelligent, forgiving, and less likely to be depressed, anxious, or lonely.  And it’s not that people are only grateful because they are happier, either; gratitude has proven to be a significant cause of positive outcomes.” Take the time to read some of the wonderful gratitude quotes from our students – they are truly inspiring.  (See above – I personally find “relaxing” is definitely something to be grateful for!


  1. Reports Due on Monday (soft deadline!)
  2. Grad planning meeting in Room 103 at lunch on Wednesday.
  3. Code Red drill on Thursday afternoon
  4. Health & Safety meeting on Friday morning – 8:15 in the staffroom.

Have a great week everyone!


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