Elementary School Update – Sept 25

Hello elementary families

Our first Welcome Circle was only 14 days ago; what a great start to the year we’ve had. As you may know, our theme verse is 1 Peter 5:7, “Cast all your cares on him, because he cares for you” And if there was ever a time for us to do so, it’s now.

Our teachers have settled in their rooms, and the students are well into the class routines. For the most part, it feels and looks like regular school. Our hope is that your child feels the same way. I know you’ve been receiving communication from your teachers on the learning and activities in each grade, but we also know that the school is not the same when you aren’t able to be in the building. Thank you for working with us on that.

Despite the changes this year, some things remain the same; we have the following events coming up that you should keep in mind:

Parent teacher interviews. Monday, September 28th, 10:00 am -7:00 pm.

For those of you coming on site, we’d ask that you used the sanitizer provided at the door, and while the classroom you visit will allow for distancing, we do ask that you wear a mask. As well, we are asking families to enter and through the doors their children do when they are dropped off. If you have multiple children, please enter through the door your youngest child would use. Whether you are coming on site, or are choosing an online option, teachers will be taking 5 minutes between interviews to sanitize the meeting area.

Photo Day Tuesday, September 29th.

Orange shirt day Wednesday, September 30th.

On Wednesday, September 30th we will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day.  This is a day to remember residential school survivors and the great harm that was done to Indigenous children and their families during their time in residential schools. Orange Shirt Day is built on the belief that Every Child Matters, and as a school, we’d like to recognize this day and take the opportunity to discuss how our students can make a difference and move forward as a community of peace.

On that day we would like to invite all our students to participate by wearing orange. Amongst other classroom discussions and lessons, our students have also been working on a collaborative art declaration.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We all appreciate how we are walking through this time as a community.



Paul Turkin
Elementary School Principal