December 1, 2022
Thank you to all of our families for doing what you can to help keep everyone safe & healthy, as our absenteeism seems to be trending downward and that is great news! We were disappointed to have to postpone our APEGA Science Night, and move our Student Learning Conferences online to TEAMS, but we are doing everything we can to keep everyone healthy and reduce the spread of illness in our school. Due to our “Outbreak Status” as declared by AHS, we are reminding parents to please keep your child at home if they are feeling sick, wait until symptoms have resolved, they have not had a fever for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication and they feel well enough to resume normal activities before returning to school.
We hope that we will have the Outbreak lifted in time for our Grade 3 & 4 music concert, but at this point we will have to wait and see. We would like to get things back to normal as soon as possible to help our young students experience more enhancement activities that they may have been missing due to COVID protocols dating back to March of 2020. We have some interesting assemblies & presentations booked this year, and we are all really looking forward to them.
Student learning conferences were very well attended last Thursday and Friday and I would like to remind all parents that you do not ever have to wait for student learning conferences if you or your child have any concerns! Parents, teachers & students are a team and we can best support students when we are all working together.
Student safety is a priority here at Dr. J.K. Mulloy School. I would like to remind all parents that the drop off and pick up of students is prohibited in the school parking lot. Please park on the street, and be sure to remember not to block our neighbour’s driveways, alleys, bus zones or fire hydrants. Please choose to prioritize safety over convenience, and do not cross the street between school buses as this models unsafe behaviour for our young students. In addition, we would like to ask all school bus users to please leave enough space for our school buses to safely pull in and out of the bus stop in your community. This will speed up the drop off and pick up and when the bus can pull right next to the curb it creates a safer environment for all involved. If parents are parked in the bus zone, and the bus can’t safely pull in, the bus is forced to stop out in the traffic lanes which creates many additional safety hazards.
I just wanted to remind you that our next School Council Meeting is on December 1, at 6:30pm online as a TEAMS meeting. All parents of Dr. J.K. Mulloy students are automatically members of the School Council and School Enhancement Society. Please come and learn more about the learning that is happening at our school, meet some other parents and get answers to any questions that you may have. Each month a few teachers share a little bit of their students’ learning and highlight some interesting things their grade team has been involved in. This year, at each meeting we will be having a draw for a new piece of uniform clothing, so be sure to join us Dec. 1 at 6:30 for your chance to win! We hope to see you then!
Principal Dr. J.K. Mulloy