• Wakefield Elementary School

Principal’s Message – Oct 3, 2016

Date: October 3, 2016 Author: johanne Categories: News, Principal's Message

The staff and I are excited about this new school year! We have a student population of 323 from Pre- Kindergarten to Grade 6, with 20 teachers, 4 aides, 6 day care educators, 2 caretakers and 2 secretarial staff…we are a busy place. As always, our focus remains on student achievement and quality teaching and learning. We have enjoyed excellent success in the areas of English, Math and French, and we still are maintaining our 60% English and 40% French programming.

This year, we are also looking forward to many activities that enrich school life, such as outdoor education programming with Mr. Earwaker, culture in the school art projects, lunch hour activities, regional sports, and board-wide events like debating, French public speaking, Destination Imagination and Music Makers. There is so much to get involved with!

Thanks so much for your patience with the construction zone in the month of September. Our first phase of the playground is almost complete- the two staff parking lots and the retaining wall and fencing. For now, the ground has to settle before any structures can be moved and installed, but we look forward to using the space as soon as we can and the continuation of the work next Spring.

Please remember if you are sending in Halloween treats that we are a NUT FREE school. We have several students with severe, life-threatening allergies.

[October 3, 2016 newsletter – pdf format ]