Jun 26
Principal's Message - June 26, 2020

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 School.

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 schools. 

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 September 1.



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