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Daily Communication June 22
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What beautiful weather for the penultimate day of the school year.   

Last week, we tried to have our grade three musical outdoors, but it rained. Yesterday, we tried to have our Indigenous Day celebration outdoors, but once again it rained. Today, we had our graduation ceremonies outdoors, and the weather was perfect! At least we got one out of three.

Last June, we decided to have our graduation ceremonies outdoors by class, due to Covid restrictions. We were so pleased with the ceremonies that we decided to have them outdoors again this year (even though we did not have to). Firstly, having our ceremony outside is in keeping with our outdoor philosophy. And, secondly, the class ceremonies outdoors were significantly shorter and more intimate. We believe that the experience was much more enjoyable for students and parents. If you can imagine a packed gym of 80 students, 200 family members, a 1.5-hour ceremony in the boiling heat, then you can understand why we prefer the outdoor ceremonies. 

It is quite emotional saying goodbye to students and families on graduation day. In some instances, we have known families for more than a decade. I would like to thank everyone of our parents for all your support over the years.

At last night’s governing board meeting we passed a new school calendar for the 2022/2023 school year. There have been two new PD days added – December 9th and March 13th. 

In closing, I would like to thank the staff for all their work in preparation for today’s graduation. There were many people behind the scenes that made the day flow so well – Thank you!

Félicitations à tous les finissants la promotion 2022 ! Bonne Chance dans vos futurs projets !

David & Jo-Anne

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