Well another school year has come and gone. Students’ reading levels have shot up, math skills improved, and their sense of who they are in this complicated world has been enhanced.  Growth can feel slow and steady at times, but when we think about where our students were at the beginning of the year, and where they are now, we realize that childhood development is really very, very fast.   

As the year comes to a close, we would like to thank parents who have supported us in our work: whether reading with their children, using School-Day as a way to communicate with the school, signing the planner, following up at home around important messages, or attending school events.  We rely on these positive relationships to help us model for children what healthy adult and community relationships look like, sound like, and feel like. Thank-you for speaking about your school and your child’s teacher in a positive light!

At this time of year we prepare to say goodbye to some of our students and some of our staff as well. To our grade 8s going on to their new high schools: all the very best! You have made us proud! Take your great memories of Jean Steckle Public School with you and don’t forget the lessons you have learned along the way.

For September there are staff changes as occasional teaching terms come to an end and teachers take on new challenges at other schools.  Good-bye to Mr. Eadie, Mrs. Walker, Ms. McBride, Ms. Vasic, Ms. Graham, Mr. Sutton, Mrs. Kusz, Mrs. Campagna, Mrs. Hearn, Mr. Heer, Ms. Phillips, Mrs. Siharath, Mrs. Tusch-Kelterborn, Mr. Owens, Mrs. Danylchuk, Mrs. Maris, Mrs. Wells, and Mrs. Bender – all of whom have done a stellar job for the students and our school.  Good luck to Mrs. Bradshaw and Mrs. Ratz as they begin their retirement. A special goodbye to Ms. Elinesky as she will be starting at a new school in Waterloo.

Class lists will be posted on Friday, September 2 at 4:00 p.m.

Have a safe and relaxing summer.  See you in September!  

Ms. Michelutti, principal