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Principal's Message

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Dear David Stoddart Community:

          As winter is knocking on our doors, we have settled into calm and supportive school days. Students are thankful to be with their friends, the learning is progressing, and protocols continue to keep us safe. Our Kinder to Grade 3 students have shown to be great "masked wear learners". Reconciliation and Orange Shirt day were instructional and respectful, with activities led by older students. Thank you to the staff who worked hard at giving these activities the importance due. Halloween will be low key, students can come in their costumes on Friday October 29th, and will have our costume parade and class "trick o' treating". This year, the lunch program continues to offer nutritious options and fill the school with some enticing aromas….

            Our school Action Plan for Learning which sets our direction to achieve student success is posted on our website. In addition to using the "Appreciative Inquiry" approach which lines up with the BC curriculum in place, we continue to follow the "Spiral of Inquiry" based on the NOII (Network of Inquiry & Innovation). There is a lot of information available to parents/caregivers regarding the change in direction around the curriculum online. The focus on the process of learning, versus the quantity of learning has been well implemented at David Stoddart. I encourage parents and caregivers to connect with their child's teacher for further conversations.

            Further, we encourage parents and caregivers to work with the school through the PAC or contact us at the front office. Our Learning conversations will be coming up in November, dates will be posted in advance. This is an opportunity to learn more about your child's social and academic achievements. School communications can be found through school newsletters, community newspapers, presentations, bulletin board displays in the school, our website, Facebook site, and of course word of mouth. 

As the month of October moves along, let's remember to be thankful for each other and celebrate the effort we put forward to make this the best education environment!

Sincerely,

Carol Pickering