Jan 24
Principal message January/February

We continue to maintain our goal of student learning as our central focus.  That has not changed and we will continue with the important work of learning as we continue to create our learning paths together into the well-deserved time ahead.


Thank you to all of you for the work you do with your children each day in preparing them to come to school and be ready to join the congregated settings of a school environment.  I would however like to draw your attention to the importance of having your child ARRIVE ON TIME FOR SCHOOL:

  • Smooth transition period - students who arrive at school with time to spare have the opportunity to settle into the classroom, prepare their materials and focus their minds on the lessons to come.
  • Important information – a typical school day starts with announcements and introductions to new lessons and concepts. Students who show up late may miss out on important details and be unprepared for future class events or key learning concepts.
  • Develops long-term positive habits – when students show up on time to school every day, they develop the habit of being punctual with important commitments. 
  • Self-esteem - arriving on time every day makes children feel good about themselves.


Your little ones rely on you for everything, from that comforting snuggle to healthy meals, setting standards, rules and routines. These create an invaluable sense of consistency and predictability for your child when they need it most. During this time, build up your bonds by enjoying the ordinary, everyday activities like:

• Eating meals together, regularly

• Giving your kids one-on-one time

• Setting aside time for family outings, holidays or special adventures

• Celebrating your child's accomplishments and acknowledging disappointments

• Establishing family traditions and rituals

• Creating routines your kids understand

• Encouraging open, honest communication and modelling it with others

• Starting to assign chores and other household responsibilities

Please watch for the upcoming Parent-Teacher Conversations being held on March 10 and 11.  This is an opportunity to stay connected to your child's teacher (s) and to celebrate the ongoing learning.  More information will be forth coming.


                                                    Anthony J. D'Angelo

It is so exciting to see the passion in our student's eyes. I wish you a wonderful February and a Happy Valentines Day!


Su-Anne Anderson

Principal – Erin Woods School


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