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Principal’s Message ~ June 2017

  June 2017 On a recent walk through Central Park, the day after a heavy rainfall, I couldn’t help but notice the contrast between how differently the adults approached the puddle-soaked paths, compared to the children. All of the adults went out of their way to avoid the puddles at all costs, and understandably so.…

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Principal’s Message ~ May 2017

  May 2017 A mother’s love and concern for her child is universal. The world over, all mothers want the same things for their children. Or do they? If I were to ask you what your hopes and dreams are for your child, I am pretty certain I would get similar responses ~fulfilling lives, joy, happiness,…

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Principal’s Message ~ April 2017

  April 2017 As (almost) empty nesters, Don and I enjoy eating out. One thing that has really hit me recently is that children rarely misbehave in restaurants anymore. When my children were young it was always a struggle to get them to sit politely, while we were waiting to be served, throughout the meal and…

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Principal’s Message December 2016

December 2016 There is something about Christmas and Angels that seem to go hand and hand. We see them on the tops of trees, on cards and in holiday music and movies. Angelic messengers always seem to be spreading love and joy, particularly during the holiday season. Angels have walked beside me all my life…and…

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Principal’s Message ~ September 2016

Welcome everyone to what promises to be another wonderful year at CGS, our 30th anniversary year! This seems an appropriate time to share a little Children’s Garden history with you, starting with the meaning behind our name. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Oscar Wilde’s fable “The Selfish Giant” let me start…

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Principal’s Message May 2016

Recently there was a video that went viral on the internet about a baby elephant who was saved by her herd, after getting caught in a strong river current. While on safari, a group of travellers witnessed this amazing display of the powerful bonds that exist in the animal kingdom, and they caught it all on…

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Principal’s Message December 2015

We were in New York City over this past American Thanksgiving weekend. After enjoying the Macy’s parade in the afternoon, we went out for a Thanksgiving dinner in the evening. As I sat watching tables full of happy families enjoying the holiday together, sipping on sparkly beverages and chowing down on turkey and pumpkin pie, I…

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Principal’s Message October 2015

October 2015 This past Labour Day weekend I lived through a life changing milestone as a parent and to be honest, I am still recovering from it. I moved my youngest child, my baby girl, into her University residence. How could it possibly have already been time to do that? When your children are small…

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Principal’s Message May 2015

As Mother’s Day approaches I thought I would be remiss not to give a shout out to mothers everywhere. You are doing such an important job. I hope you will allow me the opportunity to “recycle” one of my Principal’s Messages from a couple of years ago…. all about Moms. Also, I wanted to remind…

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Principal’s Message April 2015

Early on in my parenting journey I decided that I would pour my energies into helping my children become happy and kind human beings. I figured the rest would look after itself. As an educator, of course academic success was important to me, but it never trumped “happy” and “kind”. Turns out I probably didn’t…

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