June is a great time of year to reflect upon the school year as a whole, and to realize with amazement how much growth has occurred for the students at Highwood School! Think back to when your child was beginning this school year, and how far they have come along with their literacy skills, math skills, and/or social skills; these are years where growth can happen very quickly! A range of school-wide celebrations and guests contributed to this growth, fun, and excitement, such as our Chinese New Year celebration, our Hoop Dance guest, and a high school band visit from Victoria. Further supporting student growth were the amazing parents of our school community, helping on field trips and a myriad of other in-school tasks; thank you so much, we very much value your commitment to Highwood School!
June is also a very busy month in our school. We continue to have our annual Sports Day, which will be held on Friday, June 15th; let’s hope for beautiful weather for this event! Aboriginal Day, which is celebrated yearly on the Summer Solstice, will be held on June 21; work is already underway to plan for some fun activities! The next day, June 22, will mark our Farewell Assembly, which will begin at 10:00am. This is when we say good-bye and good luck to our grade four students, who will be moving on to middle school, as well as those students who will not be continuing at Highwood School.
Report cards will be distributed on the last day of school, which is on Wednesday, June 27. Please note that this is also a half day. If your child will not be at school on that day, it is important that you provide a large-self-addressed, stamped envelope to the school, so that the report card can be mailed to you.
The first day back to school is on Tuesday, September 4. Bus schedules will be available online sometime in late August, and hard copies will be available at the school, if needed, on August 29, 30 and 31st. Teachers will also be calling home on one of these days to introduce themselves to you, so that you know who your child’s homeroom teacher will be.
Thank you again for another wonderful year; I hope that you and your family have a great summer together, full of joy and happiness.
Acting Principal, Highwood School