We have been greeted by a blast of winter to remind us how good we have had it. Please ensure your children come with winter coats, toques, mittens and snow pants as we will still be heading outside for our breaks (recess/lunch) as long as the temperature is better than -20. In addition, if you are able, please include an extra mask in your child’s backpack as we have noted that we are supplying a number of masks to students. We have a limited supply to be used in unexpected situations, and are happy to provide these, but if you are able to provide a back-up mask in your child’s backpack it would be greatly appreciated.
Next Monday we welcome back several Evergreen students that spent their first semester learning online. We are excited to have them join their classmates for the remainder of the school year. Across the system, close to 3500 students are returning to in person learning in grade 1-12. As a result, there is some reorganization occurring in the Hub as the staffing needs will be different given these transitions. Since September, we have had the pleasure of having Ms. Andrews working as Hub 3 teacher out of Evergreen school. Unfortunately, for the reasons stated above, Ms. Andrews will not be continuing on with the Hub into semester 2. We thank Ms. Andrews for her contributions to our community and the communities she served in her Hub 3 classroom. We wish her every success in the next chapter of her teaching career.
Teachers have been busy completing their term 1 Report Cards. The system will be releasing these digitally the week of February 1st in a reverse alphabetical order according to school name. Based on that schedule, Evergreen’s are to be available to you on February 4th. If you do not see the reports in PowerSchool by Friday, February 5th, please reach out to the office so we can support you.
Pink Shirt Day is our anti-bullying awareness day and this year we will observe it on February 24th. Teachers will take this work up within their classrooms, and students who wish to are encouraged to wear pink to show their support for one another and to promote kindness. At our last council meeting a community member inquired about pink Evergreen shirts being available to purchase as they described some challenge in finding a pink shirt for their child to wear to participate in these days. Further, the idea came forward to have the pink shirt read “Evergreen Cares.” We have included the link to the store here. There is no expectation to buy; it is simply an opportunity if you are interested.
Finally, just a reminder that this Friday, January 29th, is a PD day and there is no school for students.