Assistant Principal Mrs. Moore's Message

As I reflect on the hard work and achievement of our learners and school, it is hard to believe that another school year is drawing to a close. It seems like just yesterday that the school year began. However, I only need to step into the hall to see the growth and change that has happened in our pack over the past ten months. Students are taller; they are more competent and confident in their academics; they are comfortable and assured of routines; they are thriving with their peers, and they are excited for upcoming summer adventures. This energy, positivity and resilience has been integral in continuing to successfully adapt and learn in the unprecedented times we as a learning community have experienced. Through all the ups and downs of the year, our Windsong community maintained a sense of connectedness, sustained caring and supportive relationships while focusing on effective teaching and learning for all.

 

Highlights of the year were many. With restrictions lifting, our learning community was able to get back to many of the practices that strengthen our pack. It is such a joy to see older students mentoring younger students through activities such as embers, reading buddies, junior supervisors, soccer referees and the Croxford mentoring program. Students had opportunities to develop leadership and exploring student interests through student council, volunteering, and participating in various clubs and athletic teams. This year, school athletic records were broken, and in our inaugural year, our Battle of the Books teams, both junior and senior levels, performed well with our Royalty Readers tying for 1st place in the Division. We were thrilled to be able to celebrate the musical talents of our band students in our first in person concerts in over two years. The Windsong philanthropic spirit continues as we supported Christmas hampers for Windsong families, collected over 3500 lbs of food for the Airdrie Food Bank and Mrs. Petite’s grade 6 class has donated over $1500.00 to local charities through the bottle/can recycling collection here in the school. These initiatives demonstrate how our learning community is dedicated to making the world a better place. The students, staff and parents have shown us that together, we can make a difference in the lives of others.

Another welcomed change was our ability to host community events such as in person parent teacher conferences, our Kindergarten Open House, Literacy and Numeracy Night, and our upcoming Kindergarten Graduation and Grade 8 Farewell Celebrations. We have missed these opportunities to gather, discuss and celebrate all the amazing things happening in our building and are grateful for them to have returned. Finally, we would like to thank all parents and guardians that were able to volunteer in our classrooms, join us on field trips, complete school surveys and contribute to our School Council, you are invaluable partners in our learning community.

June is a busy month where we celebrate the successes of our learners. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be awarding our Wolf Pack Pride Awards to students who embody our Creed. These students consistently go above and beyond in demonstrating the characteristics we value when we “Think Like a Wolf”, “Act Like a Wolf” and “Are Part of our Pack”. Teachers will contact and invite recipient families in for these special presentations.

Report cards will be available at the end of the year. Please ensure you can access your student’s PowerSchool to see evidence of their progress and learning. If you are having any troubles with this, please contact the office for support. Further details outlining, year-end reports will be sent to families towards the end of the month.

Here are additional dates to be aware of as we celebrate student milestones at Windsong: June 23, the last day for Kindergarten students, is the Kindergarten Graduation and Wolf Pack Initiation and our Grade 8 Farewell Celebration on June 24 from 5pm – 10pm. Congratulations!!

In closing, there is much to be proud of, but our work is not yet done as we are only in the homestretch. I encourage students to continue to work hard, focus on their learning and ensure they are putting their best foot forward in these last weeks.

Have a wonderful June everyone!!


Mrs. Jody Moore, Assistant Principal

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