From the Office

We seem to be enjoying some favourable fall weather this month – and I don’t hear anyone complaining about it. It’s also given us an opportunity to see a few projects completed around the school yard. Just as an update, the playground equipment was straightened out after some frost heaving had pushed a few of the posts up, and some more pea gravel was added to the area. We also had a storage building next to the outdoor court resided and a general clean-up of the yard took place. The football shed received some finishing touches and the new scoreboard was raised and powered up. What a great environment for students to play and enjoy their school and school yard!

Our School Community Council is in the process of finishing off this year’s order for the Hanley Community Calendar. If you’ve been missed and would like to have your name on the order list, please call the school and talk to Mr. Tucker or Mr. Anderson.

The week of Oct 21-25 is a busy one. Bus Driver Appreciation Day is on Monday, Oct 21. Hanley Composite School is hosting our fall Tri-Conferences on Tuesday and Wednesday night from 5:00-7:30pm. Please call the school to book an interview time with your son’s/daughter’s teachers and bring along your student as well for a great interview experience focusing on behaviours. Progress Reports will be sent home on November 15th for grades 1-12.

Tuesday, Oct 22nd will also be busy as the School Community Council is sponsoring our annual Meet the Staff BBQ. Everyone is invited to drop in for a burger and cake, and we invite you to take time to visit with the staff and the SCC members as well.

If that wasn’t enough going on Tuesday, I wanted to bring to your attention that the Saskatoon Health Region will be holding a Flu Immunization Clinic in the gym from 3:00-7:00pm.

Some slow but steady progress is also happening in the planning of the renovations for our Practical and Applied Arts programs. The two PAA areas should see a facelift this year as PSSD continues its work throughout the division investing funds in the updating of its PAA facilities. Plans will also include new equipment and a selling/auctioning off the old equipment being replaced. For more information if you’re curious, you can contact the teachers, Mrs. Burgess and Mr. Tyndall.

We’ll be taking the grade 11s and 12s to the See Your Future Education and Career Fair on November 5th in Saskatoon. If you can find time to talk to your student between now and that day, ask them about what career plans they’ve been considering to get them thinking about it before that Tuesday.

That’s all for now. For further information and updates from the students and classrooms, check out our school website at http:// 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. Talk to you soon.