Principal's Blog

January 8, 2017
We wish all our students and families a very happy and healthy 2018!  A new year is always a great time to reflect on our successes and our next steps for improvement.  It is not only the students who learn on a daily basis at school; our whole staff continues to learn alongside our students.   I am grateful for the opportunity to get to know many students and families during my first four months at Pauline Johnson and during the final months of 2017.  I look forward to continuing to develop these important relationships in 2018 and beyond.  I have learned that our students, staff, and families are passionate about our lovely community school and the many traditions that have developed over the years.  The holiday season was a glowing example of some great traditions - the float parade, the holiday musical and concerts, and the sing-along.  The spirit at PJ is palpable and infectious.

As we head into 2018, staff and students will be focused on continuing to develop skills across all curriculum areas as well as within the learning skills areas and social/emotional development.  Students are always at the centre of the learning, but the ongoing support of teachers and parents is key to their success.  Open and ongoing communication between parents, teachers, and students is always encouraged.  

We are looking forward to continuing this important work throughout the coming months!

It may be cold outside, but we hope that you and your children always feel warm and cared for at PJ.  At PJ, our motto is "It's Cool to Care!"  ...And being "cool" makes people feel warm.  Kind of "cheesy", but so true.

Best wishes to all,
Lori Waugh