What a great month so far this fall. That dose of cold weather in September made me think we were going to be in for a real doozy of a winter this year, but it’s been great to have such nice days in October to extend our fall a bit longer. Just a reminder that when the colder weather starts to appear, try to help your son/daughter choose the right clothing, jacket and other gear to help stay warm and healthy. We had another nice Awards Night on October 7th. Thanks for making the effort to attend if you were there to help support our students and celebrate their successes and hard work. Thank you also to the sponsors of the various bursaries and awards and those who took time to be there to present them. Our School Community Council is in the process of finishing off this year’s order for the 2015 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 or leave a message with Mrs. Block. The week of Oct 20-24 is a busy one. Bus Driver Appreciation Day is on Monday, Oct 20. 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 21st will also be busy as the School Community Council is sponsoring our annual Meet the Staff BBQ from 5pm-7pm. 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. I’m sure everyone is still aware of the variety of construction that continues in the school through our renovations. Work is nearing completion in the PAA rooms, and installation of the heating systems in the first floor of the high school wing are progressing on schedule. We’ll be taking the grade 11s and 12s to the See Your Future Education and Career Fair on November 3rd 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 Monday. We have a variety of teams and students finding success this fall. Come cheer on the Football Team on Oct 25th as they host a playoff game and the Junior Girls Volleyball Team as they host their Home Tournament on the same day. The Senior Girls’ Volleyball Team is also enjoying a great season. The Cross Country team had a great fall with a lot of participation across the grades, and we got to celebrate Kaycee Schroeder on her provincial win as well. Good luck everyone this fall and this year! That’s all for now. 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.
Talk to you soon.
Principal Hanley Composite School