Principal’s Message – December 17, 2021
It was certainly a festive week in the school. The halls were transformed with images of frosted trees, snowmen and twinkling lights. Students were actively involved in all our spirit days from cowboy hats to Santa hats, students dressed like Christmas trees to students rocky wintery blue and white, twinkling bling and cozy pjs students. You could feel the excitement in the air as students and staff have been counting down to the Winter Break.
Students showed their kindness and generosity through daily kindness challenges happening from kindergarten to grade eight. Students brought in 811 pounds of food in support of the Orangeville Food Bank and over 450 pairs of socks were brought in to support people who are dealing with homelessness.
As you know, as an education community we have adapted and learned to prepare for what may happen as we live through a pandemic. You will find that we have sent home your children’s personal belongings (e.g., pencil cases, shoes) in the off-chance that we are asked to pivot to remote learning in January. We sincerely hope that does not happen, but we also know that our kiddos need their things if they are required to work from home for a short period of time. Should we need to pivot, we will check in with you to make sure your child has what they need (e.g., technology, learning materials.) For now, enjoy family time, practice public health measures, and listen for any government announcements that may be made.
To our families that celebrate, we wish you a very Merry Christmas.
To our families that will be celebrating Kwanzaa, we wish you light, peace and happiness in the coming year.
A reminder that the school is closed from December 20th to January 2nd, 2022. We will see you back at Spencer Ave (fingers crossed) on Monday, January 3rd, 2022.
We wish all of our families a relaxing, healthy and happy Winter Break.