Home / School News / River Runner Weekly Parent/Guardian Update – Feb. 7


Good afternoon River Runner families, I hope this correspondence finds you both safe and well.  I am a little taken aback by the fact that we are now in February and thus at or near the half-way point of the school year!  We have managed to create so many wonderful memories in the past few months, and I am very much looking forward to continuing our journey together.

We definitely witnessed some Groundhog Day fun in many of our classrooms.  Apparently we have a provincial groundhog, aptly named Van Isle Violet, and she has predicted 6 more weeks of winter in these parts!  Let’s hope that this is a slight exaggeration…

Thank you for your continued diligence in terms of all that is COVID-related.  We continue to do all that we can, here at Saseenos, to keep our precious little school safe and open for learning.  The Daily Health Check is at the forefront of our safety-quest, and I thank you for your piece in this.  If you ever have any questions in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.  Protocols and restrictions are ever-altering, and I will do my best to keep our community current and informed.

I have now obtained the latest restrictions regarding Valentine’s Day within our schools.  Unfortunately we will be utilizing the same protocols as last year, which are outlined below:

a.            Students can exchange Valentines (cards with pens, stickers or other are allowed).

b.            No food or candy exchanged.

c.             We will also remind students to wash/sanitize hands prior to Valentine’s distribution.

Thank you for your attention to the above.  The delivery of Valentine’s at school is always such an exciting time for our little ones, and a tradition that many of us likely recall (hopefully with fondness) from our own past experiences.  This remains one of those exciting days on the school calendar!

Attached below you will find information regarding two, free online parenting events happening this month.  They are offered through FamilySmart, and may be of interest to you.

FamilySmart Event FEB 23_2022.pdf

FamilySmart Event FEB16_2022.pdf


Please Be Sure to Note the Following Dates to Your Family Calendars:

Friday, Feb 18          Non-Instructional Day–No School for Students

Monday, Feb 21       Family Day—No School

Friday, Feb 25          Cozy Friday!

Friday, March 18      Last Day Before Spring Break

Monday, April 4        Schools Reopen After the Break


Thank you so much for your continued support and partnership as we guide our River Runners on this educational journey.  Saseenos is a truly precious little school and I feel so fortunate to be a member of this kind and caring community.

Please have a wonderful weekend.