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October 01
Joyful Connections

“Everyone talks about peace, but no one educates for peace.  People educate for competition and this is the beginning of any war.  When we educate to cooperate and be in solidarity with one another, that day we will be educating for peace.”Dr. Maria Montessori

What a wonderful beginning to our 2018-19 school year!  We enjoyed many joyful connections through our welcome back events, field trips to Bar U Ranch and Weaselhead Flats, Killarney Connects assemblies, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Parent Council meetings, and our Terry Fox School run.  Learning at Killarney is rich and robust!

We will continue to connect with families in a variety of ways including teacher blogs, weekly updates, Twitter, and parent learning evenings as well as more family events and formal meetings.  We encourage you to stay informed and attend our monthly Killarney Parent Council meetings.  These meetings are a great way to know what is happening in the school and provide the opportunity for you to share your voice.  It is also a great way to meet other parents!  Each meeting includes what is happening in the featured classroom, and new this year will be a Montessori highlight as part of the Principals’ sharing. 

Our school focus is Joyful Connections as we hope to encourage a love of learning through meaningful connections.  For deep learning to happen we need  to connect with the work and with each other and understand the importance of cooperation and collaboration.  Learning can only happen when we are ready in mind, body, and soul and know that we can overcome the many challenges of learning by working together.  Learning is not easy but the rewards are immeasurable. What a gift it would be if all schools worldwide educated for peace!

We look forward to many joyful connections in the year ahead.

With gratitude,

Bonnie Caldwell and Christine McCrory

 


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