Good Day Families of Annie Foote School,
It seems like it was just yesterday that I wrote to introduce myself and we had just moved into ongoing learning. Here we are now, closing the school year with a feeling of hope. Thank you to all the students and community members who have welcomed me into this new role. It is an honour to serve as your school principal.
Over the past nine weeks I have seen teachers, support staff and office staff work harder than they ever have. Even though, they themselves were living through this pandemic never once did they forget that our number one priority is our students and families, who they often put ahead of themselves. I am so proud of how our staff has risen to this challenge and I am full of gratitude because they make Annie Foote the caring and welcoming place it is.
I would also like to thank our School Council for their ongoing support through this transitional time. I encourage all our families to consider joining this group in the fall. We welcome your voice and support. As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.”
One of the highlights the past two months, in a school with no students, has been joining online classes. Seeing the students faces brought me so much joy. We are anticipating welcoming students back to school on September 1, 2020. The Alberta government will share its final decision in August. Once we have been given our directions, we will be in touch with further information.
I’d like to remind you to please register for transportation through your MyCBE/PowerSchool account. This is vital to support the planning of bus routes for our students. There is no requirement to pay at this time.
Report cards will be available for viewing online, through your MyCBE/PowerSchool account June 25, 2020. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your child’s teacher directly.
Here are some staffing updates to inform you about:
- Mrs. Berg retired this year. We wish her all the happiness in her future.
- Mrs. McAndrews, Mrs. Chandra and Mrs. Tahir will also being leaving Annie Foote School. They all have been a gift to our students and we wish them the very best as they continue their careers with the CBE.
- Mrs. Tanner, currently is on maternity leave and will not be returning to Annie Foote as she pursues a school closer to her home.
- Ms. De Jong is also leaving us as she will be moving to Lethbridge, taking on a music specialist role.
We wish all our staff who are not returning the very best.
On behalf of all our staff, we wish you and your families the most wonderful summer. Please take good care of yourself and each other. We will see you soon!