From the Principal
After a very busy spring, June has arrived! It seems like it was just yesterday that we greeted the students for the start of the new school year with hot chocolate and pencils. We have certainly enjoyed an action-packed and fun-filled school year including some very special smile-stones along the way.
I would like to express our gratitude to our Parent Association and School Council that worked in partnership this year. They have worked tirelessly throughout the year to support special experiences, events and initiatives through their volunteerism and their fundraising efforts. A special thank you to Nealeen Venema who has been a fantastic volunteer and Parent Association Chair leading the Association's executive. Another big gratitude goes to our School Council Chair, Lisa Mace, who has also given countless hours to our school and has been a great parent and school council advocate. Thank you both tremendously.
In June - we will be holding nominations and a vote for our Parent Association executive for our next school year. We are currently seeking parents that would like to spearhead three (3) positions - Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. Our goal is that these three positions work closely with our school council to foster a positive school experience for our students, parents and staff alike. Later in the fall, when school is in session, we will be filling our School Council positions (this will give new families an opportunity to join).
The staff at Glendale Sciences and Technology School have worked diligently this school year to promote and celebrate a positive school climate for your students. I would like to extend a sincere “THANK YOU” to all of our staff for their dedication and hard work throughout the year. We’ve taken great strides in defining and focusing on our school goals - literacy, numeracy and what it means to be a Sciences & Technology school.
As this is our last newsletter, I must also take this opportunity to thank the students and our community for their hard work and dedication to “respecting each other and our school community.” We have had a fantastic year and we all hope that your children look back on their 2016-2017 school year as an exciting year of learning and growth.
Our Grade 8s will be embarking on the next leg of their educational stories into high school (LTCHS) and we send all of our best wishes for them. At the same time, we send our best wishes to any of our students and families that are leaving us and moving on to new adventures. Thank you for making Glendale Sciences and Technology School the great place that it is.
Lastly, I wanted to wish all of our GSTS staff that are leaving us, a fond farewell: Mrs. Grainger, Mrs. Cunningham, Mr. Leonhardt, Mrs. Heck, Mr. Manyluk, Mrs. Tobias and Mr. Grainger. You’re efforts have fostered the Glendale school community and you will be deeply missed. We know you’ll do wonders on your new adventures. We also wanted to welcome back to the GSTS community, Mrs. Lothammer and Mrs. Delcaro.
In closing, it has been my utmost pleasure to be your school Principal and serving the needs of your children. They are a blessing to us all! On behalf of the Glendale Sciences and Technology School staff, I wish everyone a great June and wish you and your family a safe and happy summer break!