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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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Principal’s Message – February 2015

Cupid is always so hard at work during the month of February that we all seem to have love on our minds. Valentine’s Day, more than any other day of the year, is the time when even the love-shy amongst us feel okay not only telling people how they love them, but even counting the…

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Principal’s Message January 2015

Last year at this time my Principal’s Message went, in part, something like this…. “At the start of a new year we generally have such a long list of things we would like to change, improve, get rid of, or achieve, there is little wonder that we can’t successfully follow through with our resolutions. I…

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Principal’s Message September 2014

Last Spring there was an uproar in the news and social media about a school in New York that cancelled their annual year-end Kindergarten show. The reason? The students needed to focus more on their studies and preparing for the show was going to take too much time away from their academic study. Many of…

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Principal’s Message June 2014

                Throughout the year, when I read an interesting article or an inspiring quote, I save and store a copy in my ‘idea’ file. When it comes time to write one of my Principal’s Messages, I take a quick peak in my file and will often choose the…

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Principal’s Message – April 2014

                  I don’t know about you, but Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” plays over and over in my head all day long. I guess that’s not really a bad thing because no matter what happens in the day, my head keeps telling me “I’m happy”! The infectious beat…

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Principal’s Message June 2013

According to an Ancient Chinese proverb “a child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark”. When we look back at the school year, that has so quickly come and gone, we can see just how true this is. From raising funds and awareness for cancer research through our…

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Principal’s Message May 2013

A mother’s love 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 for your child are, I am pretty certain I would get similar responses – fulfilling lives, joy, happiness, to love and…

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Principal’s Message April 2013

This past Christmas, as I was opening a gift from my son and his girlfriend, they said, “It’s just a little extra gift that we couldn’t resist when we saw it because it reminded us of you!” I curiously opened up the gift, wondering all the while what it could be that reminded them of…

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Principal’s Message March 2013

As we went to the front of the line, bypassing many “regular” travelers, into a much shorter and quicker security line at the airport, allowing us more time to enjoy free refreshments and the comforts of an airport lounge, before boarding our flight purchased with frequent flyer points, I was feeling pretty thankful to be…

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