It is June and we are rapidly approaching the end of the
school year. We have had such wonderful
learning experiences this year. Classrooms were stimulating and learning was
joyful. The students will also remember all the special activities like sports specialists,
theater groups, teacher’s pet programs, field trips, etc. that made the school
year memorable and contributed to the success of students. This is a very special school with such caring
attitudes, academic excellence and enriched activities. The community spirit of the school does make
everyone feel they are a part of a team.
In June, we always have changes. Our school has gone from 209 students this
year to about 190 for next year mainly due to our large group of Grade 4
students moving on to Grade 5. This
means we will have one less teacher next year. Ms. Cokar will be placed at another school. Ms. Magill will also be leaving us as her
contract ends June 30. We will also say
good bye to two education assistants, Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Malik, who have
supported us since January. All of these
staff members have been such a wonderful part of our staff and we wish them
well. One of our other education assistants is moving to a part-time position
in the school.
Our school has been chosen to have a SKILL class move to our
school. The CBE has added 18 more special classes because the need is
there. A SKILL class has 10 children
with one teacher and one education assistant.
Students receive personalized and functional curriculum related to the
development of functional academic, social-communication, independence, daily
living, safety and leisure skills. These students will participate in the
school community as opportunities arise.
We have organized the school for next year as follows:
De Nance Room
2 Grade 1 classes Mrs.
Oseen, Mrs. Hughes Rooms
2 Grade 2 classes Ms.
Barry, Mrs. Werle Rooms
3 Grade ¾ classes
Mrs. Speer Room 1
Mrs. Stetz, Mr. Claussen Rooms
SKILL Class Mrs.
Armstrong Room 3
Mrs. Sagness will continue as our music specialist.
We have excellent staff that will do their very best to
ensure all students learn.
Thank you to all parents for sending us such wonderful
students. We enjoy the privilege of
teaching your children.
Enjoy the summer break and we look forward to an exciting
new school year in September. On the first day of school on September 3, please
check the doors of the school for your child’s classroom and teacher.