This is a great month so far with the changes in weather we’ve been looking forward to. We always have some questions about how quickly the snow will melt and the water will drain through the school yard but with the sun and windy we’ve had it’s made good progress already. Thanks to BRP for the extra work scraping the snow by the building away from the school and for the drainage path they scraped for us as well!
That’s another reminder that we encourage elementary students to bring splash pants and some kind of boots to handle the wet yard and puddles until it dries up further. We’d like to keep as much of the mess outside the school as we can so caretakers can focus on the regular cleaning and sanitizing.
It’s a busy week again with the parent teacher student conferences on Wednesday night (5:00-7:30pm) and after school Thursday night (3:30-6:00pm) again by virtual means. A video call is preferred, but a voice call is also a wonderful chance to get parent, student and teacher together. What a great time to learn about how your students are doing and what wonderful learnings they’re involved in. Please keep in mind there is no school on Friday.
We’re about a month away from the end of the third quad. It will end a couple weeks after the Easter break and the final quad for the school will take us to June 29th. Thank you to everyone who answered the digital survey regarding the block system and the quads we had in place this year. We’ll receive some direction from the school division about how to proceed with planning for next year soon.
We had our presentation from Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship program and about fifteen students in grades 10-12 took part. Please remind your student if they did have interest in starting the program to see me and I’ll register them this spring.
We don’t have a firm start date yet, but we’re still on the renovation list for the elementary washroom area this spring. It will be a big noisy job I’m sure and we’ll need to funnel the students to other washroom areas during the construction period. We’re not strangers to construction after the huge renos we worked through about 7 years ago, but I’m sure we’ll have a few growing pains to work through. I’ll appreciate the patience and cooperation of the staff and students through that time when it arrives.
If you’re like me, you’re looking forward to lessening restrictions, less cases to be reported, less need to wear masks and socially distance, and looking forward to a much simpler time. Even the hustle and bustle of the regular year and the busy hallways and classes and school teams and busy life outside is what I’m looking forward to us all experiencing again one day soon. That doesn’t necessarily sound simpler than what we have now, but I feel it is what’s needed for so many of us.
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 send us a message or give us a call. We’ll talk to you soon.