From the Office – February 2020

I’m a little late getting this out this week – my apologies for that. It feels like we’re already getting started on a busy spring and the weather seems to be cooperating with that I’m happy to say! I think our Cold Cats club has now been able to hang up our Really Cold Weather gear and we’re going to recognize two students who went out and had fun in the cold no matter how chilly those days got – and we really did have a couple doozies that dipped below minus 40. I do believe that it’s been a good practice we started a few years ago and I know the kids that do come outside with me have big smiles on their faces as they slide and run around and stay warm. With March starting after this weekend, I assume we’ll have continuing warmer weather ahead.

Just a reminder about the Saskatchewan Rush presentation on Monday – a player from the team will be in the school talking about proper online use. They’ll be offering ticket vouchers for a future game as well! We also will highlight the game in March we emailed about a few weeks ago – There are seats set aside for sale online that a portion of the ticket purchase goes to our school as a fundraiser.

March will again bring with it a busy schedule of days including the spring Tri-Conferences taking place the nights of March 18th (5-7:30pm) and March 19th (3:30-6pm). As always it’s a great time to come to the school with your student and celebrate the great learning they’re doing. Please call the school to book your interview if you haven’t already done so. Another reminder also that with the two evenings of interviews here there is no school then on Friday, March 20th. K-9 report cards will be coming home March 12th. The next 10-12 report cards go home in April.

Our grade 6-12 school Ski Trip scheduled to Table Mountain is Thursday, March 26th. It’s a great day for the students and we look forward to seeing them all on the hill.

Our grade 12s are finishing their second week of Career Work Experience today. It’s a great opportunity to try a career on for size and see if it’s what they were looking for. Many times in previous years those placements have turned into part time jobs or career opportunities for the future as well as chances to start an apprenticeship. At minimum it’s a great chance for them to get a 30 level credit.

For those students planning on pursuing a trades career and looking to apprentice with a tradesperson, the Youth Apprenticeship Program is a simple program to complete for a step ahead of other apprentices. We’ve also helped send students in past summers to a Summer Youth internship in a trades area where they receive very good pay and up to 2 apprenticeship credits on their transcripts. See Mr. Tucker for further information for either program as we had a presentation this week regarding all of this and I’ve now signed up another seven students to work towards completing the program.

Badminton has started up for both juniors and seniors – playoffs are in April so it will be a short season. See Mr. Tucker and Mr. Tyndall to sign up! Our annual Knight to Remember evening isn’t taking place this year in the way it has in past years – the explanation I’ve been given has to do with the Coronavirus across the world that has closed down some warehouses and factories overseas and has effected the availability of those promotional supplies. We instead will create our own version of that same fun badminton evening and hold it on March 19 after school during Tri-Conferences. It will end at 6:00pm and we’ll be asking for sign up next week.

Drama performances will be taking place in April but the Drama club has been practicing and learning lines and performance details for weeks already. I’m sure it will once again be an amazing show!

Well, that’s all for now. For further information and updates from the students and classrooms, check out our school website at  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.