February 2022 News

Posted February 1, 2022

From the Office

Hi Everyone!

As February rolls in we certainly know that winter is here! It is amazing to see how the playground transforms into a building zone when we have snow. Play is such an important part of development for a child. It helps teach them problem-solving skills as well as pro-social skills – ways to interact appropriately with their peers! Encourage your children to #getoutside with you or their friends and enjoy the winter weather! There is a great skating rink at Stephanie Park and a great toboggan hill in the Taylor Evans Backyard! Take a stroll through the woods behind the school and search for signs of winter!

February Equity initiatives!

Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month. Classes will be engaged in different activities to educate ourselves and our students. We have challenged staff and students to continue recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of our black community beyond February.

The Olympics – some classes are “adopting” athletes in February to take advantage of the Beijing Olympics. We are challenging ourselves to spotlight the Paralympics as well! This will provide students with the opportunity to learn about people with different abilities and those who are not neurotypical! My favourite hashtag is #seektounderstand.

You can adopt an athlete at home – https://www.paralympic.ca/paralympians


Many times we get questions about homework. If you are looking for ideas to help support your child (in any grade) with activities that will help them develop the skills necessary for academic and life success, take time to play a game before bed, read with them, or play some math games. For more ideas for math, check out this website for ideas on “Math before bed”: https://mathbeforebed.com/

Ken Keesmaat                Cassie Broadhead

Principal                         Vice Principal

Winter Walk Day

Another great Walk to School Day is upon us!  Ask your family, friends, and neighbours to walk together to school on Wednesday, Feb. 2nd for Winter Walk Day!  Why?  Walking to school not only decreases the amount of emissions from our cars, which means less air pollution but also creates healthier students and safer school zones.  So, on February 2nd, bundle up and walk to school!


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