Wow! What a year it has been. There have been many challenge this year - some good and some not so good. With any challenge comes the opportunity to demonstrate resilience, perseverance and hope. If the positive response of our students and staff to all of the challenges we have faced this year is any indication we are in for a fantatistic school year in 2020-2021.
As this school year draws to a close I reflect on the many wonderful things that have happened this year: field studies, assemblies, spirit days, student led and inspired projects and discoveries, the Student Advisory Committee, the many Google Meets and Google Classrooms, the community parades, the whole staff response to literacy intervention work, our school patrols....There are too many things to list.
What has stood out the most for me this year is how we rallied around our families who suffered loss or great hardship. Our learning family showed great support and compassion by donating clothes, food, money and the services of their businesses to lift these families and help them through their time of greatest need.
I am so grateful to the students, staff and families of Valley View School. I am so priveleged and honoured to be part of this Learning Community. I am looking forward to September when we will get to be face to face again and continue our learning journey. I wish all of you a safe and healthy summer break. Take good care of each other!