Dear Parents and Guardians of
Peter Lougheed School!
Happy New Year! I hope that you and your family had
opportunity over the break to rest, relax and enjoy some connected family time
Yesterday, January 8th, I was at Peter Lougheed
School to share my ‘return’ news personally with each class. I shared
with students and staff that I will be returning to the school on Monday,
January 14th. I have been away from the school since October
12th. I told students that I had something that doctors needed
to fix with my heart and my medical team feels that I am strong enough to
return to work as Principal at Peter Lougheed School. I still have work
to do regarding my recovery but feel optimistic and hopeful that I will
continue to improve over the next months. I have really missed the
students and staff!
I would like to thank the whole school community for their
caring thoughts and prayers during my time away. Your emotional and
spiritual support is appreciated beyond words. I would also like to thank
Mr. Parent and Mrs. Kaiserseder for all their care and hard work to keep our
school moving forward during my time away. Mrs. Kaiserseder’s last day
will be on Friday, January 11th. If you happen to be in the
school, please feel free to say thank you to her!
Moving forward, January is an important month for our
school. January will mark the end of Term 1. Teachers have been
working hard with students to complete their studies in courses that are term
based. All courses will be receiving formal assessment and evaluation
information at the end of January. This will be coming home on January 25th
in the form of a Term 1 Report Card. Monday, January 28th,
will mark the beginning of Term 2, which means that students will have their
new option courses beginning on this date.
I would also like to bring some important calendar changes
to your attention. Friday, Feb. 1st will be a
non-instructional day for students and a holiday for our staff. This day
was to be a day set for conferences, but an agreement between the CBE and our
staff associations created this day in lieu of Remembrance Day (November)
whereby our staff did not receive a statutory holiday for this official
day. In the future, the CBE staff and students will have a statutory
holiday in November aligned with Remembrance Day.
In terms of our school calendar, we have had to make some
adjustments due to this change. We will be moving our
Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences to February 7th and 8th.
We will also be moving an early dismissal day.
Important Dates for Peter Lougheed Families:
- Friday, January 25th – Term 1 Report
- Monday, January 28th – Term 2 Courses
- Friday, February 1st – No Classes,
School is Closed
- Thursday, February 7th – Early Dismissal Day (9:10am – 12:10pm)
- Friday, February 8th – Early
Dismissal Day (9:10am – 12:10pm)
Parents will be able to begin booking conferences on
Wednesday, January 30th at 10:00am. Our conference system will
be open until Friday, February 8th.