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Good afternoon River Runner families, I hope you are well heading into this extended long weekend.  The past four days have been full of excitement and learning in our precious little school, as Literacy Week was a definite success here at Saseenos.

As many pandemic-related restrictions continue to be lifted we are able to reconvene with some of our cherished school-related activities.  For me, one of the highlights on our calendar are the various school-wide assemblies planned throughout the school year.  This Monday past brought us an opportunity to assemble together to ‘kick off’ our Literacy Week in fine fashion.  As a staff we decided to ease back into this important school custom.  As such we planned two separate assemblies, essentially halving the amount of audience members for this first gathering.  I was quickly reminded of the impact such an event can hold, and it was so wonderful to convene together again!  For the past two years our assemblies have been largely hosted via MS Teams, which cannot come close to recreating the feeling of togetherness so highlighted during a physical school gathering.  What a fabulous way to start to our week.

Literacy week was a true success for our River Runners.  Through the variety of carefully planned activities and events we were definitely able to highlight the importance of literacy in our lives.  Watching our buddy classes read together this afternoon was a heartwarming send off into our weekend.

With the Easter weekend beckoning I decided to once again pose a question  for a selection of our River Runner population.  My query follows:

“What are your plans for the long weekend?”

Please read below for some very honest responses…

Jonas                     Going for a bike ride on the Galloping Goose with my dad.

Brooklyn S.            Going to the movies.

Navaeh                  Going to my Oma’s for Easter.

Emily                      Easter at my house.

Raelyn                    Hockey tournament in Vancouver.

Daxe                      Go to watch my dad in a demolition derby at Western Speedway.

Porter                     My cousins are coming for a sleepover.

Coral                      Going to an Easter Egg Hunt

Violet                     Going to my Grandma and Grandpa’s house.

Mason  M.             Playing with my family.

Kali                        Going to make crepes and go out for sushi.

Aria                       Hosting an Easter festival!

Airlie                      Dying eggs.

Kahlan                  Two Easter egg hunts and a dinner.

The above seem like some exciting plans for the next four days!

A friendly reminder that our April A&W lunch is approaching quickly.  The deadline to order is April 20.  Below is the url, which will take you to the Munch-A-Lunch website and allow you to participate in this hot lunch extravaganza.  Thanks again to Sonja and our amazing PAC team for providing this opportunity.  Bring on the Baby Burger combo…



Please Be Certain to Add these Dates to Your Family Calendars:

* Fri, April 15              Good Friday (No School)

* Mon, April 18           Easter Monday (No School)

* Thurs, April 28         A&W Hot Lunch


As we embark upon this four-day weekend, please try to be mindful of those people most important to us in this world.  Our relationships and personal bonds are vital to our true happiness and these extended breaks provide that necessary time to connect.  I hope that these next four days bring happiness to you and your family.

Please have a wonderful weekend.