Superintendent’s Update

Posted On Monday May 09, 2022

Dear Parents and Caregivers:

May brings opportunities to celebrate students and to commemorate special days that invite us to stand together against atrocities of the past and to build hope for a better future.

Westmount Elementary School

As Principal Lloyd and I walked through the school, students and teachers were deeply engaged in literacy, numeracy, fine arts, robotics, and physical education activities. Kindergarten students shared, “We are waiting for chicks to hatch and caterpillars to become butterflies.”

Young Artists’ Conference - May 3, 2022

Thank you to the Young Artists’ Committee that supported over 100 Grades 4-7 students and their parents celebrated their artwork which was displayed on walls, printed on notecards, and selected to be hung in the School Board Office. Artists shared their inspirations for their creations. Students will present their pieces to the Board of Education on June 13, 2022. Read more

National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and LGBTQ2S+ People - May 5, 2022

In Canada, Indigenous women and girls are targeted for violence more than any other group. This day calls Canadians to speak out against violence against Indigenous women, girls, and LGBTQ2S+ people, and celebrate Indigenous peoples' history, culture, and diversity.

Moose Hide Campaign - May 12, 2022

On May 12, Canadians wear moose hide pins to demonstrate their personal commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and children in their lives, work to end gender-based violence and take action towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Moose hide pins are a conversation starter, a patch of hope, reassurance and belonging and are associated with gentleness, warmth, comfort, hope, and love.

Communicable Disease Prevention Plan

We continue to be committed to practicing daily health awareness strategies– staying home when sick, practicing good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, and making choices about wearing masks–see our District’s Communicable Disease Prevention Plan for more information.

The weather is getting warmer and inviting us to go walking, running, and biking, to name a few outdoor activities. Stay safe and have fun this weekend.

Rhonda Nixon, PhD

Superintendent

 

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