August 2018 Principal’s Message
Where did the summer go? I hope that all of you enjoyed days away in fun places. As we start getting ready for another school year, a lot of anticipation surrounds us moving everyone back into the school building sometime between the start of school and the end of November. Just a few more months – it will be worth it!
Those of you who are new to our school, WELCOME! Please be patient with the last of our modernizations as crews from Ward Brothers and other sub-contractors are working very hard to have us all under one roof before the snow falls. Let’s hope for a long, warm autumn J.
Currently, the Kindergarten room is not on schedule for the first day of school. To give the construction crews the room to do their work and keep our students safe, we are moving the orientation date for Kindergarten to Tuesday, September 11th. Ms. Clifton will contact all registered parents.
September – Girls’ volleyball practices for junior and senior high will start soon. Times and
dates will be given to interested students at the opening assembly.
September 4: First day for students grade 1-12, full-day.
- All grades 1-5 students will meet in their classrooms in the school.
- All grades 6-12 students meet upstairs in the community hall at 8:10 for an assembly.
September 5 & 6: Preschool orientation – registered parents will be contacted by Mrs. Proctor.
September 5 – Elementary “Welcome Back” assembly around 12:15.
September 6 – Picture Day – (Kindergarten parents are welcome to bring their child to have their picture taken or wait for the retakes which are later in the year.
September 11: Kindergarten parent orientation meeting 8:30 a.m. in the Kindergarten room (fingers crossed).
September 12: First day for Kindergarten* (see above explanation)
If the weather for the start of September is anything like our summer, it is easy to want to continue to wear non-school summer attire. We ask you to please ensure your children come dressed appropriately for school.
I know that September is an expensive month for many families, but our programs need your assistance by collecting resource fees ASAP or by making arrangements at the school office. Thank you.
All visitors, please check in at the office. We want to keep all of our students safe and appreciate your assistance with this simple but important procedure.
All school news will be posted on our website www.stirlingschool.ca. Look for “Love and Logic” articles to help all parents – and coming soon, a nutrition section for families. This is a new format so we are hopeful that parents will regularly check-in for the latest updates and information regarding our school community.