Our school year is off to a joyful start! This is going to be a year of new beginnings, new adventures, and discoveries! We have new teachers and new families joining us, new classrooms, and new routines. Students arrived ready to learn and eager to get to know one another. It is such a joy to have students back in the building again!
I spent time in each of our seven classrooms last week and loved what I saw. I observed Upper Class acclimate to the new space Mrs. Butler created for them, routines being established in our new Primary 2 classroom, and students and adults spread out in the library and centrum during DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) time. What struck me most, however, was the initiative I saw our students express to help those who are new to our school feel welcome. This month our character quality is initiative. Our definition includes striving to “Do useful things without being asked” and to “Be alert to the needs of others.” Our students are embracing these ideas and putting them into action!
Welcome to all of our new and returning teachers, students, families, and staff. I am looking forward to our year together!
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