Principal’s Message November 2017

What a welcome to winter we have had this past couple weeks. With winter comes a frenzy of digging the winter gear out of it summer hibernation as we bundle up and hurry off to school. I remind parents and students to be extra cautious during the morning drop off and afternoon pick up times. I have noticed that a number of parent have taken to dropping children off either at the corners, on the school side of the street or have encouraged their children to walk to the corners to make sure they get across the street safely. Stopping times will be longer and with the time change it will be darker at both ends of the day.

I have made inquiries with EPSB planning department and the City of Edmonton regarding a crosswalk in front of the school, but that is a lengthy process. In the meantime I have contacted AMA Safety Patrol about starting this program at Meadowlark Christian School. Thank you for your safety mindedness and cooperation in making sure our students get to school safely.

I would also like to take a moment to thank the members of the Parent Council who organized the Scholastic Book Fair during Parent Teacher Interviews in October. Judging by the number of students I saw in the library after school each day it was open, the sale was successful. The poster draws won by guessing the number of mini chocolate bars was an extra bit of fun! Thanks for all your hard work.

On behalf of the staff, I want to thank parents for purchasing the classroom books for teacher’s classroom libraries. Christmas came a little early this year as teachers received the delivery of the stack of book you purchased for addition into your child’s’ classroom library.

November also brings with it a solemnity that is Remembrance Day. As we think about all the sacrifices made by countless people, meditate on this verse from Philippians 2: 3-4:

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”

As we move through the rest of the month, we have a couple other important items to take note of:

  1. November 9, 10 and 13 – No school – Fall Break
  2. November 24 Progress Reports released on School Zone
  3. November 27 – No classes – PD Day for staff

Scott Markine