Principal's Blog

September 15, 2018

Dear PJ Community,

Our second week together has come and gone and what a fantastic couple of weeks it has been.  It is with pure joy that I walk around the school and am met with smiles, hugs, and so many students proudly showing me what they are working on.  The tone so far is one of calm, engagement, warmth, and so much respect and kindness being shared.  Teachers and all staff are literally raving about your kids!  Our aim is to always lead with kindness and provide liberal positive feedback for all of the wonderful actions of our students.  I do hope that your child(ren) are coming home and sharing the positives that have occured throughout their days.  If you ever have any concerns, please do let us know so that we can quickly problem solve and resolve issues.  We can only "fix" what we know about.

Our annual Open House and BBQ (added this year) will be held on Wednesday, September 26th.  We will start with the BBQ from 5:00 - 6:15 and then move indoors for the Open House until 7:30.  Teachers will not be in their rooms until 6:15 in order to mingle with families during the BBQ.  Weather permitting, we will eat outside.  We will bring out some chairs, but also encourage families to consider bringing a blanket.  If we need to be indoors, we will be in the gym space to eat.

Monday is a PA day.  This day is particularly beneficial for collaborative staff planning for student learning, planning field trips for the year, leadership planning for school improvement, and individualized planning for professional learning.  On Friday, October 5th, as a teaching staff, we will be digging deeper into professional learning to support our School Improvement Plan for Student Achievement (SIPSA).  Once complete, I will share our plan with parents at a School Council Meeting.

I hope that everyone enjoys the last blast of summer this weekend and also that you enjoy some precious time with your amazing kids!


Lori Waugh

Lori Waugh

Lori Waugh,
Sep 1, 2018, 1:40 PM