The holiday season has arrived! It is time to stop and enjoy precious moments with our families. At Escuela Canyon Meadows, we continue to thrive within the current challenges. With your support, we have stayed strong and resilient and continued to provide our children with high quality bilingual education and most of all, a welcoming, caring, and safe place to learn.
During the month of December, we have enjoyed School Spirit days on Fridays wearing fun festive clothing to celebrate the season. Our grade four students proudly led the food bank drive to help those in need and to give our school community the opportunity to demonstrate kindness and caring for others. The grade four students made daily announcements in English and Spanish to remind their fellow students to contribute. The grade four students also made posters to advertise for the food bank drive.
Some of our students made creative and colourful holiday cards for the seniors in the Manor Village at Fish Creek Park. This project will delight, cheer, and 'glitter' J the seniors who receive the cards. We are pleased our students and teachers engaged in this act of kindness.
Our kindergarten, grade one and grade two students and their teachers shared their Virtual Celebrations of Learning through their Google Classrooms this last week of school. Both teachers and students are proud of celebrating their accomplishments with their families.
Staffing Update – Music Teacher Change at ECM
Sr. Purnell's teaching assignment at Escuela Canyon Meadows ends today, December 17, 2021. Sra. Rosalyn Harms will be our new music teacher, effective January 4, 2022. Sra. Harms received a Bachelor in Education and a Bachelor in Music at the University of Calgary. She is a Woodwind Instrumental Specialist with experience as a music teacher, mentor and musician. Sra. Harms wishes are: “to be an inspiring and empowering force in children's lives, so they are excited and motivated to learn."
Today our students and staff were told of this change and had the opportunity to bid a fond farewell to Sr. Purnell in our Celebration Assembly.
We warmly welcome Sra. Harms and look forward to having her join our Escuela Canyon Meadows family in the New Year.
Our Gratitude and Best Wishes
The love, care and kindness that every member of our community expresses to our staff and students does not go unnoticed. We are grateful! The success of our students is the result of the efforts and dedication of our tight community. We are in this together! Thank you for your acts of kindness and for being our partners in education.
Muchas gracias a todos por su apoyo, dedicación, y colaboración. Gracias a nuestros esfuerzos conjuntos, nuestros alumnos reciben la educación, el amor y el cuidado que merecen. Les deseamos a todos unas felices vacaciones y un próspero año nuevo 2022.
Have a restful and well- deserved holiday break. Stay healthy and safe. All the best in the New Year!
Lilien Perera Pérez, Principal
Cecilia Gutiérrez, Assistant Principal