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December 15
December 2017

"Let us embrace the beauty of every culture and faith to create peace in our world."
Mitra Sen, Canadian teacher and filmmaker

December is a month of celebration for many in Canada. At Connaught School, we honor the different holidays and traditions of the world. It is important to us that all students and families see themselves in our learning.

We are very excited about our 2nd winter festival! As we have grown in size, we have added a few activities, inside and out. We are staying with a Canadian theme - winter family fun in Canada. Please come prepared to spend time inside and out, and plan your visit to make the most of all the activities, as well as your child's musical sharing in the gym. More information regarding the festival will be sent in a separate email.

Along with the celebrations in December, many organizations and individuals take time this month to help others. The economy in Calgary is making it difficult for many people to get by and it is impacting families and staff at our school.

If your family needs help, or you know of a family that needs help– with meeting basic needs, accessing support to meet basic needs etc. - please reach out to me or your child’s teacher.

In turn, many of you have generously made donations of time, outdoor clothing, food and other resources. Thank you. We have had a number of community groups make donations as well. If you are able to contribute in anyway, please consider giving to the Food Bank. There is a large box in the main foyer.

Whether you are celebrating a significant holiday over the winter break or not, I wish you joy, peace and love with your family and friends during the two-week break.

I look forward to a new year of learning when we come back together in January!

Sincerely,
Erica

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