How Do Salmon Say Thank You?
We'd like to thank everyone who helped make our fieldtrip to Goldstream such a success. About 40 people attended. And once again... the great hikes, the excellent food, and the well-roasted s'mores made for one of the best days this year. The biggest thanks should probably come from the 195 salmon fry we released. It was wonderful conclusion to one of our units on the environment. Please forward any pictures you took to me. We'd like to make a video about our experience.
Butterfly Release - May 17
Wild & Wacky Walkathon - June 2
We will participate in the Wild & Wack Walkathon. During this PAC sponsored event, we will walk around the school to raise money for improvements to the lower field and playground. Students can wear something wild or wacky to make the event more exciting. You can join us in our walk beginning at 1:30. Information and pledge forms have been sent home and should be returned no later than May 29, 2017. You can also download a pledge form here.
As some of you may have heard, I will be leaving Victoria West Elementary School at the end of the school year. I have really enjoyed working with my students; they are some of the most curious, capable, and enthusiastic children with whom I have ever worked. Likewise, I have enjoyed the support of some pretty wonderful parents. Together, we have had a couple of great years and have enjoyed the success reflected in our children. However, I have often found myself at odds with the school's leadership and educational culture and, as a result, I have found myself professionally alone in the work I do. This isolation comes at a personal cost so it makes sense that I move on to find a "better fit". I have accepted an assignment teaching Grade 1 at Torquay Elementary for September. I look forward to a new beginning and would like to wish all of my students and their parents happiness and success in the future. Thank you for your support.