From the Office

I want to start this off by welcoming Mat Vedress to our staff. Mr. Vedress is taking over from Mr. Watson in the grade 6 room this year after Mr. Watson and his family moved home to Ontario for personal reasons. Thanks Mr. Watson for your work in September and to Mr. Elke who filled in for a week.

Hanley School hasn’t stopped being a busy place since last month. Our Saber Football team has been working hard and as I write this, they are at a 3 and 2 record and preparing to meet Caronport at our field this Thursday. My Senior Girls Volleyball team held their home tournament this past weekend where Miss Clark and I split the team and each coached seven of our girls. A great weekend of volleyball took place with lots of opportunity to play. Saskatoon Christian School walked away with first place but we’ll see them again in a couple weeks at Conferences. Good luck to the Junior Girls Volleyball team who have their own home tournament this weekend, and by the way, are hosting Junior Girls Volleyball Districts on October 29th. Come out and cheer on the team. Good Luck, Sabers!

It’s Education Week and the SRC and staff have prepared some fun activities and events around the building for the students ranging from paired reading with older students, to gym fun at noon, dress up days, as well as team recognitions. Talk to your students about it.

Fall Triconferences are scheduled for November 8th and 9th from 5:00-7:30pm. Those interviews are an excellent time to meet teachers and talk about how classes are going. I’d encourage students to be in attendance with their parents and be part of the discussion. This year in grade 6-12 a Report Card will be sent home along with a Behavioural Report, similar to what other schools in the province are completing. You should expect your student to bring the report card home in the first week in November so you can refer to it at Triconferences. The students will have a day with no school on Monday, November 14th.

I’d like to take the opportunity to thank parents and the community for the volunteered time at our school activities and sports events. We sure appreciate the support and help to make those student opportunities good ones.

Remember to drop in to the office to have a chat with Mr. Anderson and me when you have any questions or concerns. We and the staff at Hanley School would love to see you. Take care and I’ll talk to you soon.

Mr. Chris Tucker Principal