Administration Monthly Message

Aah, the last newsletter of the school year!

It is hard to believe how quickly the years pass! We welcome students in September and before we know it, we are saying goodbye to some, while preparing for another new group to come in the fall. On behalf of Meadowbrook staff and students, our best wishes to our Grade 8 students who will be moving on to high school life. We hope that you hold close to the lessons of middle school and we have confidence that you will experience success!

In addition, we have goodbye’s to extend to some of our staff. Long time teacher of Meadowbrook, Mme Garnett, will be on full retirement in the fall, but we have convinced her to stay on as a substitute teacher when she is not out golfing, travelling, and enjoying her new lifestyle. She will also be acting in a mentorship
role to Ms. Legh, who will be taking on the assignment of French teacher, through her guidance and leadership to help facilitate the Grade 8 Quebec Trip. Thank you Mme Garnett for your 30 years of service to Meadowbrook!

We will also be saying goodbye to Mrs. Nadeau, another long-time fixture of Meadowbrook School with 24 years. She will be retiring and travelling the world. Her friendly face and voice will be greatly missed in the front office.

A couple of teachers will be taking on new positions in the school division. Mrs.
Cable will be heading to W. H. Croxford High School and after Mrs. Osborne’s parental leave, she will be returning to Heloise Lorimer School. We appreciate their contributions over their years with Meadowbrook and they will be greatly missed.

Mr. Pedersen is another surprise transfer. He will be taking on the role of Assistant Principal at Banded Peak School near Bragg Creek. His expertise in knowing our students and school community will be greatly missed. We wish him all the best in his new placement! Our new Assistant Principal will be Mrs. Weaver. Mrs. Weaver is currently working in Calgary, but previous to this,
she worked within Rocky View as an Assistant Principal.

Mrs. Rai Nannan and Mrs. Langlois will be welcomed back in the fall, which means that Ms. Armitage’s time with us will come to an end. Thank you for the year and your efforts. Ms. Elsinga won’t be with us next year, thank you as well for stepping in. Finally, a fond farewell and thank you to Mrs. Thompson, who is
moving on.

June is set to be a busy month. On June 2, our Grade 5 and 6’s will have their track day.

On Thursday, June 8, students who have participated as patrollers are invited to a picnic at Heritage Park. Many thanks to those students who participate in Patrols. Your efforts in keeping our student body safe are appreciated.

Wednesday, June 14 is our School Council’s AGM. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

Our Band students will be hosting their year-end concert at Bert Church at 7:00 PM on June 13. There will be no cost for the concert.

Thank you to Ms. Ponath for taking the staff lead on supporting parents and students in organizing the Grade 8 Farewell, which is scheduled for June 15.

June 20 is a very active day with all students in Grades 7 and 8 attending field trips to either the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller (Gr. 7) or Big Hill Springs (Gr. 8).

On June 26 all our students will be participating in a year end trip to Calaway Park! Please ensure that your child has returned all permission forms and that any associated fees are submitted.

Mr. Schubert and Ms. Legh have been busy at recess times with auditions for a Talent Show that will take place on June 27. We are looking forward to seeing and hearing our students perform!

School Council will be hosting a year end barbecue on June 28 at the conclusion of Awards Ceremonies (Grade 5/6 awards@9:00; Grades 7/8 awards@10:00).

School resumes in the fall on September 5 at the regular time. Class lists will be available and posted on windows on September 5.

Wishing you all a fantastic finish to the school year and a refreshing and fun summer! Until next year… Happy Trails! 

Sandy McDuffe













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