1 Wakefield Elementary School

August 18, 2014 [pdf]

Dear Parents,
Welcome back and Happy New Year everyone!  I am so excited for this school year and all of the changes that we have to look forward to.  We have a great team at Wakefield School and this will be an excellent year.

Introductions: 

We have new staff members who I am very excited to introduce!   Darlene Badger will be teaching Grade 1-2 ELA and comes to us from Eastern Townships SB with many years of teaching experience and early literacy knowledge.  Edson Joachim is teaching Grades 2 and 4 FSL, has a background in sciences and is excited about starting his teaching career.  Fil DaSilva will be teaching Grade 5 ELA, coming from Eardley last year and has several years’ experience teaching overseas.  Tanya Molenaar is teaching Grades 1 and 2 FSL.  Miriam Serre is back with us after being off last year on maternity leave.  These teachers will be a great addition to our excellent teaching team.

Move: 

The building is looking great!  The playground has grass sod down, and the play structures will be moved over the month of September.  There will be ongoing work being done in the building, mostly in the basement, for the first few weeks of school, while the heating and ventilation systems are being finished.  We know how excited everyone is to see the new building, however we ask that you please respect the fact that we have a very short time to prepare and that you do not come in to visit other than Meet the Teacher evening.

Meet the Teacher night

August 28th- 3:30-6:30pm [ poster - pdf format]

With Governing Board AGM meeting at 6:30pm to elect new parent members.  Please see the attached flyer for details.

First Day of School

September 2nd:  as students arrive, they can meet their teachers on the field (or in the gym if the weather is rainy).  Teachers will be wearing name tags to identify themselves.  We ask that once your child is settled in with their teacher that parents leave for the day.  It is much easier for the day to get started when the teachers have their students together in their classrooms.

Daycare:  

The Daycare staff is excited to be working with your children this year and are open on the first day of school.  They have many ideas based on the feedback from parent surveys and the focus this year will be on healthy, active living!

Please feel free to contact the school should you have any questions or concerns.  We are all looking forward to a great start to the year!

Julie Fram Greig
Principal