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June 28
Year End Message

“We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.” – Maria Montessori

Our year at Killarney School has been focused on Connections.  Learning about, understanding, and making connections have been the central, guiding theme as we have navigated the past 10 months. As we reflect on the year, we are encouraged by the growth each student has demonstrated in ways beyond the academic realm. We have observed students become self-advocates for their needs, engage in building a community of care, and take on responsibilities as leaders of their classrooms and school. Our weekly Killarney Connects assemblies have showcased how students have made connections to their learning, to each other, and to the world around them. The assemblies were also a time we could connect as a school community to recognize and celebrate students. It is our hope that they will continue making connections as they grow next year and then beyond our beautiful Montessori school.

We have some staffing and classroom changes for our 2018-19 school year as noted below:

Room 1 –Mrs. Legat                               Grade  1,2,3
Room 2 – Mrs. Szeretva                         Grade  1,2,3
Room 3 – Mrs. Laing-Chan                     Grade  1,2,3
Room 4- Mrs. Bahl                                 Grade  1,2,3
Room 5 – Ms. Merritt                              Grade  1,2,3
Room 6 – Ms. Herold (soon to be known as Mrs. Potekal after her August nuptials) Grade  1,2,3
Room 8 am- Mrs. Greening                     kindergarten
Room 8 pm – Mrs. Squire                       kindergarten
Room 9 – Ms. Hubbard                           Grade  1,2,3
Room 10 – Ms. McBrien                          Grade  1,2,3
Room 11 – Mrs. Neitz                             Grade  4,5
Room 12- Ms. Tolton                              Grade  4,5,6
Room 13 – Mrs. Reinhardt/ Ms. Cuvelier   Grade  4,5,6
Room 14 – Ms. Thiessen                         Grade  4,5,6
Room 17 – Mrs. Lister                             Grade  4,5,6

Music/ELL – Mrs. Harvie
Learning Support/Early Literacy – Mrs. Honing
French (Grade  4,5,6) – Mrs. Reinhardt

Library – Mrs. Khan

We bid Mrs. Blenkhorne farewell as she moves to a school closer to home base as a P/T, Literacy and  music specialist. Ms. De Nato will be leaving us and we also bid Mrs. Baskin farewell as she enters a new stage of life in retirement.  They will all be greatly missed by our staff, students and families.

Our 2018-19 Killarney calendar is available on our website so please remember to take a look at all the dates that lay ahead.

If you ordered a yearbook, it will be distributed in the Fall.  This was to allow our June activities to be part of the yearbook. If your child is leaving Killarney, please ensure we have current information to contact you once the yearbooks have arrived.
On behalf of the Killarney staff, we would like to thank you for your continued support in the multitude of experiences we provide and participate in.  Your assistance through volunteering for field trips, clubs, reading programs, various class and school activities, as well as funding support through your direct donations and casino participation, are so greatly appreciated!  We could never do and offer the many opportunities without your help.  We would also like to thank you for choosing our Montessori Alternative Program.  Killarney School is truly an extraordinary place with extraordinary people!

Best wishes for a restful Summer Break and we will see you on September 4. 

Bonnie Caldwell and Christine McCrory

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