From the Office – Sept 2018

We were dealt an early blow of cold fall weather it seems this month to welcome us back to school. Those temperatures always change a bit depending on the year. Please check with your student that they dress appropriately for those times outside at recess.

A number of new faces are in our hallways, students and staff alike! Welcome to everyone and we look for-ward to your additions to our school as our enrollment is up from our projection and we’re sitting at 265 students! Mrs. Zak will be our Kindergarten teacher this year, and Miss Ward is our grade 1-2 teacher and Mrs. Menshenfriend is our grade 5 teacher. Welcome back to Mrs. Koroll and to Mr. Tyndall who were away for a portion of the last school year and to Mrs. Button who will be permanently filling the SERT role in our school. We also welcome Miss Wajahat who is interning in our school with Mr. Block. We hope you all enjoy your time at Hanley Composite School.

Classes are fully under-way this month as you will read and timetables for each student are in place. Please keep up to date on your senior student’s progress and stay in contact with their teachers to help support them, including talks about what life after grade 12 looks like. We will be taking the grade 11 and 12 to a career fair at the start of November.

Extra curricular programs are well underway as well with nice results in the football, volleyball and cross country activities. Well done students for getting involved.

Many schools are omit-ting the use of cell phones for students in schools. We have adopted the following position. Students in elementary grades will not have use of cell phones during the day. We would like to have them focus on developing relationships with others at breaks and not have the distractions. Parents please call the office and
pass a message through Mrs. Block. Students can use the student phone at the office as needed during breaks. High School students have been instructed to not bring their cell phones to class due to the disruption they can create.

We’re looking forward to the Meet the Staff evening in October and invite you here for a BBQ burger if you can make it. It will be the first night of interviews as well.

That’s all from me for this month. Monthly newsletters will follow like other years before. For further information and updates from the students and classrooms, check out our school website at http://blogs.spiritsd.ca/hanley/. As always, Mr. Anderson and I would love to talk to you if you have time to drop by the office or give us a call. Take care and I’ll talk to you soon.

Chris Tucker
Principal