Jun 29

Dear Escuela Canyon Meadows Families,

The 2020-2021 school year has finally come to an end and what a year it has been! We are truly excited for the summer break!

It has been a year in which we have all demonstrated resilience, courage and most of all, kindness. We have been able to accomplish a successful school year due to the unconditional support from Escuela Canyon Meadows families and the commitment, hard work and perseverance of our staff. And, with the support of parents/guardians, we have been able to maintain the health and safety of our students. Thank you so much.

We are sad to say goodbye to our grade 5 students but immensely proud of the work they have done this year. We were able to pay tribute to these wonderful students through a virtual Farewell. You can find it posted on their Google Classroom.

I welcomed the students in our grade five classes my first year at Escuela Canyon Meadows as the Assistant Principal. It was an honour to have associated with them for their first six years of schooling. I am thrilled to now send them off to middle school with incredible second language skills and more maturity and wisdom. We know they will make us all proud!

June is also a time of the year in which we say goodbye to some staff members and welcome others.

Staffing Updates

We bid a fond farewell to:

Sra. Kathy Valentine is retiring from the CBE bringing her very successful career as a professional educator to a close.

Sr. Roberto Martin Rioja will be returning to Spain to continue pursuing his teaching career.

Srta. Sarah Soltesz has accepted a position at Robert Warren School.

Sra. Marina Millán-Bugg has accepted a position at Senator Patrick Burns School.

Sra. Katrina Porter-Belisle finishes her temporary contract as a Lunch Supervisor.  

We extend a warm welcome to:

Srta. Estefany Olivella who is joining our teaching staff.

Sra. Alicia Thorgrimsson, lunch supervisor, who is returning.


Grade Configuration for 2021-2022

At this time we anticipate that we will have the following grade configurations:

Kindergarten   3 classes (2 morning, 1 afternoon)

Grade 1           3 classes

Grade 2           4 classes

Grade 3           3 classes

Grade 4           3 classes

Grade 5           2 classes

Please note that our grade configurations are dependent on the number of students returning to ECM for Fall 2021, therefore, grade four and grade five may need to be combined into five classes of grade 4/5 students.

Upon our return from the summer break, we will communicate our school re-entry plan for 2021-2022 school year following corresponding updated AHS guidelines with regards to COVID-19 protocols.

Thanks to our gracious school council for their fundraising efforts during this difficult time. We have missed having volunteers in the school. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back into the school when permitted. 

We are looking forward to 2021-2022 school year! We wish every family a joyful summer to create many new memories to cherish.

See you Wednesday, September 1, 2021!

Saludos cordiales,

Sra. Lilien Perera Pérez

Principal, Escuela Canyon Meadows



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