Jun 29
Goodbye to the 2020 - 2021 School Year

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard" - Winnie the Pooh

This time of year is full of mixed feelings as we recall fond memories and look ahead to new adventures.  Our staff would like to say to our students that we are extremely proud of you all for approaching this uncertain school year with positivity and empathy for each other.  Every day, we see many wonderful examples of what we can accomplish because we are "Better Together"! 

Parents and guardians, we would like to that you for trusting us with your children every day and supporting us in following all of the guidelines to keep us all safe at school.  We would also like to thank all of the parents who have volunteered in a not-so typical year to support our school.  When we work together, we can provide amazing opportunities for our students!


We would like to say goodbye and thank you to the following staff members who will not be with us next year:

Mr. McMahon - best of luck in your retirement!

Mrs. Decoux - happy retirement to you!

Miss Aisenstat - thank you for spending the year with our grade 2 students!

Miss Hutchison - thank you for working with our grade 3 team!

Mme Ellen - best wishes with your new baby!

Mme Julia - best wishes at your new school!

Mme Victoria - thank you for being part of our grade 1/2 team!

Mme Claire - best wishes at your new school!

Mrs. Hildebrandt and Mrs. Imach - thank you for your hard work in our lunchroom!

Miss Melanie - thank you for working so hard to keep our school clean!

Welcome to Janet Johnstone:

We would like to welcome the following new members to our team:

Mrs. Christie Dueck will be joining our English team.

M Kyle Sorrenti will be joining our French Immersion team.

Mme Jamie McLean will be joining our French Kindergarten team.

Mme Natasa will be coming back after her maternity leave to our French Immersion team.

Melanie and Vidhya will be joining our lunchroom team.

Tasha Brooks will be joining us as an educational assistant.

Back to School:

The first day of the new school year is Wednesday, September 1, 2021.  Teachers will call their students and welcome them to their classes on Monday, August 30 or Tuesday, August 31.  Back to school information can be found on our school website: https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/JanetJohnstone/registration/register/back-to-school/Pages/default.aspx

Goodbye from Mrs. Schmitt:

On a personal note, I would like to thank our school community for the past 4 years that I have spent as assistant principal.  I have enjoyed getting to know all of you and working together to support our students.  Like our school song says, "Our school is not windows, concrete and steel.  It’s the people who are in it and the way that they feel" that make Janet Johnstone a special place to be!

We wish you all a safe and fun summer!

The Janet Johnstone Team


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