Spring has finally sprung and it is hard to believe that we are starting the final two months of this school year. With more sunshine and warmer weather, students and staff have been engaging in outdoor learning and community activities. Nature scavenger hunts, community walks and experiencing the first signs of spring are regularly enjoyed by everyone. We are so lucky to have our Cliffside learning space and local pathways as it enables us to extend our learning beyond the school's walls.
We are thankful for the feedback that we will be receiving based on the recently released Alberta Government Assurance Survey and the 2021-22 School Budget & Fees Survey to parents/guardians. The information that we receive helps guide us in continuing to develop a strong and supportive program at Emily Follensbee School.
This time of the year also brings the excitement of planning for the new 2020-21 school year ahead. We will be finalizing year-end student transitions, program calendars, classroom organization and staffing in the upcoming weeks. In addition, the Calgary Board of Education will start to announce important information for year-end as well for next school year including details of 2021-22 busing registration. We continue to encourage you to take time to read your child's Daily Agenda Book, as well as our “Weekly Reminder" emails and/or visit our school website as updates become available.
We also wish to take this opportunity to acknowledge and extend our deep gratitude to two amazing team members, Colleen and Diana. Colleen bravely stepped into the role of Acting Assistant Principal and has provided invaluable support to our team and in assisting me with the daily planning, organizing and decision making for the school. Her leadership and willingness to expand her comfort zone and skills is greatly appreciated. We also thank Diana for taking the lead in Colleen's classroom. We have been lucky to keep Diana as part of the EFS Teaching Team for the better part of this year. She has been filling in for Colleen since mid-February and her enthusiasm, creativity and dedication to our student community is both admired and appreciated.
We look forward to officially welcoming Lanna Myers, our new Assistant Principal, through the school doors on June 1, 2021. Many changes have happened during the 2020-21 school year and I look forward to seeing what excitement a new school year will bring! Enjoy the month of May everyone!