Dear Terrace Road Families,
What a year this has been!
I want to thank you all for the incredible welcome I have received being new to the school this year. I feel truly blessed to be part of this incredible learning community. Your children light up my day each and every week, the staff work tirelessly to ensure all students are loved, supported, and successful, and our families have shown us overwhelming kindness and generosity this year.
My very first read aloud to the students at Terrace Road was called “Everybody's Welcome" by Patricia Hegarty. It was the same book I read to students during our final virtual assembly this morning for our last day of school. This book embodies our values as a school around building belonging and showing generosity to others through our words and actions. Thank you all for helping me to feel so welcome here.
We would also like to welcome a few new Terrace Road Tigers to our school next year. Leslie Tarry will be our new Administrative Secretary in the Fall and comes to us from Louis Riel School. Megan Axford and Devina Shah are joining our staff from Olympic Heights School. Heather Wacker is joining us from Captain John Palliser, and Laura Hall comes to us from Rundle School. We know each and every one of these educators shares our commitment to student success and inclusive practice. They will make wonderful additions to our team in the Fall.
Sadly, we are also saying “see you soon" instead of goodbye to several of our beloved current staff. Noor Jabran is beginning her maternity leave shortly. We wish her well with her expanding family. Colleen Olmats continues to seek opportunities within CBE at this time. We will miss her joy and kindness for our young learners. Heather Sigurdson and Alicia Bateman will be joining the staff at Glenbrook School in the Fall. Congratulations to Mrs. Sigurdson on her new leadership role as Learning Leader there. We are also pleased Mrs. Bateman was able to secure a more permanent position at CBE for next year as her contract with us ended in June. Mrs. Au is also taking a personal leave next year. We will miss her leadership, guidance, and kindness in so many ways and wish her the best during this transitional time. Finally, a huge congratulations is in order for our two retirees and long-time staff members of our community: Yvonne Clark and Sandy Hoefling. Their tireless dedication to Terrace Road School has been unwavering. Their impact will be felt long after their departure.
And with this final message we wish you a happy and healthy summer! Our school office will be open beginning Friday August 27 if you require assistance before the first day of school. Also our back to school information can be found on our website: https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/terraceroad/registration/register/back-to-school/pages/default.aspx
All the best! Thanks for a great year!
Principal, Terrace Road School