This is my favorite time of year. Students are settled into routines, there’s rich learning going on in classrooms, our bulletin boards are populated with symbols of peace, and we’re working together with buddies. We have collaborative projects on the go and have had 70+ field studies already. In our new block of time called Riverside time, we are taking up the Dare to Care Program using the 4 words gifted to us last year from an Elder- Respect, Inclusion, Connection, and Kindness.
This week we posted the final color designs for the new logo from more than 100 entries. This work represents a year of design thinking, creativity, voice, and choice. We are so proud of all the work done! We have an amazing staff who always put in that little bit extra to help students be part of our school community and whose task design is second to none. Being in classrooms is an absolute joy!
Thank you to the many many parents who are supporting our school community by volunteering, asking good questions, being part of our school council and parent association, and joining us on field studies. All of this contributes to the well-being and higher learning of our school community. When you visit us in November you’ll see that the school is freshly painted. We have our four themes proudly displayed in our foyer, the word welcome in the treaty languages, Land as Teacher, and our school name in Blackfoot- Issuihtaa. We are so proud of this work and the purposeful work in classes that shows our commitment to truth and reconciliation.Thank you for being part of something extraordinary. Your commitment to well-being shines through your children accompanying us on a path of excellence.