Good afternoon River Runner families, and Happy Friday to all of you. I hope this correspondence finds you well heading into our Family Day long weekend. As we head into our last full week of February, I can’t help but feel contented anticipation as Spring is literally just around that proverbial corner. The past few days have been a welcome reminder of where we are heading!
We enjoyed another fulfilling week here in the land of the River Runners, albeit a shortened version with the 4-day calendar. We continue to foster values important in this world–respect, kindness and honest to name but a few–and we thank you profusely for your partnership in this regard. We are definitely fortunate to be members of this special school community and I look forward to continuing this journey we refer to as the 21/22 school year.
Of particular significance from the week just completed was the exciting opportunity to exchange those Valentine’s, which happened throughout our school this Monday past. What a way to start our week! This special celebration provides our little ones the chance to celebrate their connections within our school and manages to create much excitement and happiness as a welcomed by-product. Needless to say, the energy was flowing on Monday!
You will notice a very important date on our calendar for the upcoming week–that being Pink Day. Pink Day, or Pink Shirt Day as it is often labelled, is this coming Wednesday, February 23. This is a day where we celebrate kindness, a very important value in our lives, in a visually stimulating fashion. At Saseenos we will be asking for our community to create that veritable ‘Sea of Pink’ so please send your child dressed accordingly if at all possible. We will be hosting a virtual assembly within the school, as this is a much anticipated date on our agenda. As is promoted heavily at Saseenos, the importance of kindness should be a piece of our daily lives, and Pink Day just offers us a highlight opportunity in this regard.
In my ‘travels’ I came across a very interesting article related to kindness and how we can instill this purposefully and naturally with our children. Please take a read if you have but a few minutes over the next few days.
6 Ways to Teach Kids to Be Kind.docx
In our last version of our River Runner Weekly I mentioned an opportunity for any interested lacrosse players. Unfortunately I failed to attach the related information. Let’s have a ‘Take 2’ in this regard. Please see below for any interested families.
Please Be Sure to Note the Following Dates to Your Family Calendars:
Monday, Feb 21 Family Day—No School
Wednesday, Feb 23 Pink Shirt Day!
Friday, Feb 25 Cozy Friday!
Friday, March 18 Last Day Before Spring Break
Monday, April 4 Schools Reopen After the Break
As we head into this much-welcomed long weekend, please take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate those closest to you in this world. As current restrictions continue to be lifted, and we move headlong towards a new sense of normal, we need to count our good fortunes at any chance to connect with our loved ones.
Please have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.