June is almost over and we are saying so long to our students, staff, and parents. It has been a fantastic year filled with events that have brought us closer together. We would like to thank you for your ongoing support throughout the year. We could not offer such a rich education to our students without the continuing effort and support that you all give.
We appreciate the dedication of the Home and School members chaired by Michelle McBride and Samantha Schieman this past year. They represent Howard parents extremely well with their knowledge of policies and astute understanding of political issues facing our Board. We encourage you to join School Council meetings to share your opinions and have your concerns heard. Your genuine interest in your child’s education is evident and the students ultimately benefit. We appreciate and thank all our volunteers for the countless hours involved in so many of the behind the scenes activities such as fundraising, work in the yard, assisting in the classrooms or office.
With the end of the year also comes staff changes and family moves. We would like to take this opportunity to wish those students and families leaving us this year all the best in their new schools and homes. We want to extend our sincere thanks and best wishes to staff members who will be leaving us for different assignments and other leaves. Mme Gaudreault and Mme Decaudin will be on a sabbatical for one year. Ms. Simanic will be on maternity leave. Ms. Jonas will be on parental leave. Ms. Vera Ciric (EA) and Ms. Rastin Rouhani (EA) have been assigned to other schools and M Pierre Lemyre will be leaving our school.
Howard also welcomes new staff in September. Mme Mubina Datoo – Gr. 5 French Immersion, Mme Andrea Demianiw – Gr. 5/6 French Immersion, Mme Dominique Desilets – Gr. 4 French Immersion and Ms. Susan Casey – JK/SK full day Kindergarten.
As we near the summer holidays, I want to wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable summer vacation.
Yours in partnership,
R. Sardella Kris Wessenger-Macdonald