I can’t believe the final day of school for the
2019/2020 school year is here. What a final half of the year it has been! Who knew our world would change so much in
March 2020 and we would be teaching our students remotely and terms like “social
distancing” would be part of our everyday vocabulary. Thank you so much families for keeping the
faith and working so diligently at home with your children over these past
months. I want to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation to all
our stakeholders: students, parents, volunteers, teachers, and all our support
staff for making our past school year the best possible.
I would also like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all the parents, extended
family members and community members who have volunteered their time this year
supporting and assisting our students and teachers in so many, many ways. Your valuable contributions are greatly
appreciated! Unfortunately this year we
did not get the opportunity to thank and celebrate our many wonderful
volunteers by hosting our annual Volunteer Appreciate Event. However, we have put together a video that
captures our sentiments for our volunteers.
Please follow this link: https://youtu.be/MbGTjd4TGHs
I would also like to send out a huge THANK YOU to all the Woodbine staff for
their dedication, hard work and perseverance and for always putting students
first. I will forever feel blessed to be
part of this incredible learning community and I look forward to future years,
working together to make a difference in our students’ lives at Woodbine
Now is also the time that we must say goodbye to
some of our fellow students and staff.
We will miss all our students that are leaving Woodbine and we wish
these students and their families all the best in their new communities and
Sadly we must also say goodbye to some very special
teachers, administrators and support staff that will not be with us next year -
Mrs. Sarah Argue (Grade 3 teacher), Mrs. Wendy Clarke (Educational Assistant)
and Mrs. Laurel Taylor (Early Childhood Practitioner). With the closure of the EDC program at
Woodbine, we must also say goodbye to the EDC staff - Mrs.
Connie Waddel (Speech and Language Assistant), Miss Casandra Coggins (Early Childhood
Practitioner) and Mrs. Erin Elder
(Speech and Language Pathologist). We
want to thank all of these fine individuals for their wonderful dedication,
expertise, passion for children and many valuable contributions. We will miss you all and we wish you all the
best in your new communities and schools.
We have two retirements to announce as well. First, Mrs. Linda Biers, our beloved
Librarian is retiring. We thank Mrs.
Biers for all her years of service to the CBE and specifically to Woodbine School. We have been very fortunate to have Mrs.
Biers with us here and our student’s lives have been made richer by her caring,
nurturing presence and love of literacy.
I would also like to announce the retirement of Mrs. Angela Morrow, our
wonderful Assistant Principal. Mrs.
Morrow has been at Woodbine for 9 years and in that time she has made many,
many valuable contributions to the life and vibrancy of Woodbine School. We will miss these two wonderful ladies and
we wish them all the best as they embark on the next chapter in their life journey.
Please help us welcome Mr. Todd Webber, our new
Assistant Principal, appointed to Woodbine School. Mr. Webber is currently an Assistant
Principal and Resource Teacher. Mr.
Webber will be starting his new position at Woodbine in August 2020. Also please help us welcome Karen Desnoyers our
new Library Assistant who will be joining us in the fall.
On behalf of the entire staff at Woodbine School we
want to wish all our families a safe, relaxing, energizing summer spending time
with family and friends (while social distancing!). We look forward to seeing everyone back on