Good morning Buffalo Rubbing Stone families,
As we look at the 2020-2021 school year in the rear-view mirror, I hope there are many memories that make you smile and demonstrate our resilience as a school community.
Since bidding our students farewell on Monday at noon, teachers have reviewed the many accomplishments of the year and have already started planning for next year. Among the identified accomplishments are increased student achievement in writing, and increased student perseverance and confidence. These were the areas of focus in the first of three years in our School Development Plan. We will continue this work next year, growing from the strong foundation laid this year. We also have seen increased student achievement in mathematics. The school investment in the MathUP curriculum resource and the BRS Parent Association investment in Mathletics have been important factors in student success (yes, the pun is intended!!) Thank you to the BRS School Council and the BRSPA for your commitment to student success!
Since our farewells last Thursday, we have had two changes: Mrs. Hill and her family are moving to Vancouver Island so we've had to say goodbye to her. We thought we were saying goodbye to Mrs. Thompson but we have been able to hire her to continue with us next year.
Saying goodbye is always hard and saying hello is always exciting. To those of you leaving BRS, we will miss you and we wish you well. We look forward to meeting new friends in the fall.
Thank you for a very memorable school year – the challenges presented by the pandemic were substantial yet we faced the challenges and experienced a successful school year because we have a strong learning community. Students, I hope you've had a chance to reflect on your hard work and everything you've learned. Please be certain to thank your parents for all they have done to support your learning – not just this year but every year. Finally, I hope you feel proud of your accomplishments; I know your teachers, Mrs. Neufeld, and I are proud of you!
Have a wonderful summer!