Dear Parents and Guardians,
Tomorrow, Friday, June 25th, is the last day of school for Westgate students. As this most extraordinary school year draws to a close, I am confident that, like me, many of you are looking forward to a summer of eased restrictions and a more normal life. In spite of the circumstances, our students and staff have successfully completed another year. Throughout the year, all of our students have shown us what a special bunch of people they are. They are engaged in their work and always strive to do their best. A huge part of the success of our students is due to you, the parents. I would like to thank you for all the work you do supporting your children.
At this point we do not know what kinds of restrictions will be in place in the new school year. The school will keep you informed of any changes to the policies we are currently following.
I would like to offer my congratulations to a number of our teachers whose status will change for the 2021/22 school year. We will miss these teachers but wish them all the best in these new exciting positions.
• Laurelle Edmiston has accepted an Assistant Principal position at Georges P. Vanier
• Allison Robb has accepted an Assistant Principal position at Hidden Valley
• Dan Chapman has accepted a teaching position at CBe-learn.
We were excited to be able to offer probationary contracts to the following teachers which means they will be returning to Westgate next year:
• Zoée Fenelon
• Emily McMullen
This is truly a special school community. I would like to sincerely thank the teaching and support staff for their hard work, feedback, input, cooperation and openness.
I have stated before, but I would like to reiterate, that being principal of Westgate School has been an incredible privilege. Thank you all for your kindness. Your kids are wonderful citizens of our community and it was a pleasure being their principal and teacher.
The Montreal Canadiens have the following quote on their dressing room wall: "To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high.” So I am passing the torch to Julie Muhlberger. Your kids are in good hands.
I wish you all an enjoyable summer! Passez un bon été!
Principal, Westgate School