Good day all – I trust that you’re all staying healthy and safe, and please know that you’re all on my mind, every day.
We know that taking classes on line, and not being with your friends and teachers and Churchill staff can be tough, but I’m encouraged by the hard work, resolve and positive messages that have been coming in – positive messages in a difficult week, a week where we also grieve with our fellow citizens in Nova Scotia.
To the positives for this week: a heartfelt and broad-reaching thank you to all of you for the work and diligence you’re putting in under these difficult circumstances, and a couple of specific thank you’s as well:
• Thanks to the Flames Foundation and the United Way, for their loan of Chromebooks to Churchill students who wouldn’t otherwise be able to get on line for class, and
• Thanks to ‘All In For Youth’ for the Superstore and Coop gift cards for families in need in our Churchill community.
And a couple of administrative points for the week:
• Administration and the Grad Committee teachers continue their work, and met this week to discuss how important it is - to honour, recognise and celebrate the Class of 2020, even in the difficult circumstances we find ourselves in: details will be coming out soon.
• Graduates will be receiving their certificates and their yearbooks this year, as well as a ‘Grad 2020 keepsake’ – after those costs, the balance of grad fees will be refunded.
• CBE online Summer School has been confirmed. Whether there will be face-to-face summer school classes this year has yet to be determined.
As I start to work on my Grad speech for the class of 2020, my mind turns to the positives that can and must arise from the challenges of the current circumstances. For example, please see the news story from our Leadership Class - Virtual Spirit Week! .
Talk to you all next week and, as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out – We Are Churchill!
Mr. A Rajan