Happy New Year!

Hoping you had as great a summer as you could. We are excited to connect with students and families again and catch up. We have missed you!

We are sad to say farewell and wish Mrs. Ayers goodbye and good luck on her maternity leave. At the same time we would like to welcome Ms. Ylioja to join the team this year!

Under current provincial and division guidelines, at this time, there is a pause on elementary band and the use of wind and brass instruments in the school setting. The Music Ed Team is also unable to visit schools.

We will be providing supplemental material/projects for interested students to keep playing and interacting with the rest of the band. These will appear next week on the blogsite which will take students to a google classroom to find activities. As with the spring, we will also continue some drop in times over the lunch hour for each age group. The online drop in will take place from 12pm-1pm to avoid students having to be pulled from their in person classes. (see below)

We hope that the formal in person classes will start later in the school year. We are currently planning 7 weeks ahead but as with everything else, the plans are liable to change.

More information about the google classroom/activities and drop in chats will be posted here on the blogsite next week. In the meantime please feel free to connect with us with any questions or thoughts.

Lunch time connects

  • Tuesday: Drop in for Students in 9-12
  • Wednesday: Drop in for Students in grade 6
  • Thursday: Drop in for Students in grade 7/8
  • Fridays: Munch – Social hangout, group games and chat for all ages