From The Office

Although we looked around all day on Monday for that slippery Leprechaun, and no matter where we checked or what traps the elementary students had created, we still couldn’t find one of those “green-clad small people” and have resided ourselves to the knowledge that a pot of gold is not in our future this year.

We’re in the later part of March already and I find myself surprised that our long, cold winter is going to be behind us soon. The snow seems to be melting, and our school yard is wet with puddles and mud that won’t be disappearing anytime soon. Please make sure you’re sending your son/daughter to school with the right clothing and footwear to be comfortable on the way here, whether by car, bus or foot, and also that they still have the right jacket and other clothes for the school day. Thank-you.

I want to tell you how proud we are of our Senior Girls Curling team for their great performance and gold medal win at the Curling Provincials we hosted Feb 28-March 1. Thanks also for the support from the community for the event at the hall and the curling rink. It was a well-attended weekend for such cold weather we were getting at that time. Congratulations, girls, on your win!

We’ve had a number of educational and athletic trips this last month with a few more scheduled in the next month. We’ve also got a couple visitors head- ed to our school in the future and we’ve invited the students from Dundurn to join us for those presentations.

I think everyone’s looking ahead to the sunshine and warmer temperatures that will be headed our way soon. The next two nights are Tri- Conferences at Hanley Composite School. Drop in and have a chat with one of your children’s teachers and find out about what’s happening in the classroom, and around the rest of the school. I’m sure the staff would love to update you on our School Goals around Literacy and Numeracy, the upcoming Drama performance, Ski Trips, Knight to Remember, SnowPitch and Bake Sales.

I have another item to raise some awareness for you about a Percussion Quartet called TorQ that will be out to see us on the morning of April 3. Dundurn School will be over to hear them with us and I’ll invite you to drop in as well if you want to listen to this energetic foursome from Toronto as they play their percussion instruments. (For all you non-musical types out there, those are the important instruments that keep the drum/beat/rhythm for the rest of the band/ orchestra to follow) Hope to see you there.

The School Community Council would like me to mention again that we still have a few Community Calendars available at the office for a reasonable $10. I’d also like to make you aware that our Annual General Meeting for the SCC is going to be on May 12th if you’re interested in becoming a member.

That’s all for now. 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.