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June 2019

“Change brings opportunity” – Anonymous

Another school year is nearing completion and as we reflect on the past 10 months there have been many changes.  This is a good thing.  Change is a part of life.  It is reality.  Change fosters growth.  Change is not comfortable but it is a gift that offers a chance to move beyond what we thought was possible.  We just have to see change through the lens of opportunity.

Humans are conditioned to appreciate structure and predictability yet as Maria Montessori states “growth is not a harmonious increase in size but a transformation” and we have all grown in some way this year.  It is crucial for childrens’ development to create structure and have boundaries yet allow for flexibility in their character.  Children who are given opportunities to encounter changes in their lives become more resilient and better able to navigate life’s curveballs. 

We have the good fortune to have a 3-year relationship with our students in classrooms and although the continuity can be a comfort it is also meant to foster the child’s ability to be independent.  The environment may be familiar but the role and expectations for the student changes every year.  There is no comfort in growth and there is no growth in comfort so let’s continue to embrace change as an opportunity!

We do have a few changes for September as noted below:

Room 1 –Mrs. Legat                                      Gr. 1,2,3,

Room 2 – Mrs. Szeretva                                Gr. 1,2,3

Room 3 – Mrs. Laing-Chan/Ms. Cuvelier   Gr. 1,2,3

Room 4- Mrs. Bahl                                         Gr. 1,2,3

Room 5 – * Ms. Merritt                                 Gr. 1,2,3

Room 6 – Mrs. Potekal                                  Gr. 1,2,3

Room 7 – *Ms. Hubbard                Gr. 1,2,3

Room 8 am _ Mrs. Honing                             kindergarten

Room 8 pm – Mrs. Squire                             kindergarten

Room 9 am/pm- Mrs. Greening                  kindergarten                                                                                 

Room 10 – Ms. McBrien                               Gr. 1,2,3

Room 11 – Mrs. Neitz                                    Gr. 4,5

Room 12- Ms. Tolton                                    Gr. 4,5,6

Room 13 – Mrs. Reinhardt                             Gr. 4,5,6

Room 14 – Ms. Thiessen                Gr. 4,5,6

Room 17 – Mrs. Lister                                   Gr. 4,5,6


Music  – Mrs. Harvie

Learning Support  – Ms. Rita

French Support (Gr. 4,5,6) – Mrs. Reinhardt


Library – Mrs. Khan


*denotes teacher currently on a leave


Our 2019-20 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.

We want to thank you for all the special things you do in partnership with the school to offer rich learning opportunities and caring community building experiences.  We are so deeply grateful to have such generous families at Killarney who are committed to our Montessori program. 

Wishes for a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you Tuesday, September 3!

With Peace and Gratitude,

Bonnie Caldwell and Rita Traxler



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