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Principal's Message | February

Hello Rosedale Families,

It’s is hard to believe that we are already half way through the year. As the second term gets underway, hopefully we can all look forward to more daylight and warmer weather.

The halfway mark through the school year is a very interesting time; it is a time of report cards and reflections, of goal setting and celebrating success and of realizing that while we are not where we want to be, we are not where we once were. In the fall, the teachers and I made a commitment as part of our School Development Plan to make sure that each student will be provided with rich learning opportunities with the clear learning targets necessary to move their learning forward. During this month, we too will be revisiting our work, to grow in our own professional learning to explore and evaluate how to provide the quality learning tasks to each student that will maximize their learning.

February marks the perfect month for our staff and students to explore being Respectful as part of our ongoing commitment to exploring the theme of Curious, Respectful and Connected. Our leadership club is planning activities centred being caring and will culminate with Pink Shirt Day on the 28th as part of a national anti-bullying awareness campaign.

To sign off, I am going to pass along a quote that I recently heard from one of my grade 4’s as they recalled it from the book Wonder by R. J. Palacio that they studies this fall. I feel that this quote gives us all something to strive for.

 “Kinder than is necessary. Because it's not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed.”  

Sincerely,

Graeme Finlay
Principal