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Principal's Message

Welcome to Sweet’s Corners Elementary School.  It is a privilege to be able to come to this school each day and work with amazing staff and students.  It is our small size that contributes to the welcoming atmosphere. It is easy for the staff to get to know everyone, which contributes to a sense of family. This idea carries into the day to day activities through our House points program. Students earn points for their colour for helping out around the school, which gets updated each month. At the end of the year, there is a large celebration of all the house points and champion house is awarded the grand prize.  Last year, it was the Red House that earned the title of “Colour House Champions!”

This year has proven to be quite different in the way we are doing things and unfortunately, we have had to postpone our Hot Lunch Program. What made this special was that once a month every student was treated to a free hot lunch that was sponsored by different community partners and businesses as well as the Parent Council. These Hot Lunches were not the traditional pizza but were hearty, homemade meals such as Shephard’s Pie and Meat, Mac and Cheese. We are looking forward to a time when we can continue with this tradition.

Our Parent Council continues to support our students and staff and we are excited to get the Robots that they have approved to purchase this year to support the new math curriculum in the area of coding. The Parent Council also provides funds to each class to enhance the resources that the staff feel would benefit our students the most.

Staff collaborate with each other to share ideas and resources to help students achieve their best, and they are not just concerned with their academic growth, but the whole child. Our school uses Kelso’s Choices to provide a framework to help children get along with their peers, as well as using The Zones of Regulation, which provides students with tools to self reflect on their feelings and what strategies they can use to help them optimize their learning.

Another area that we focus on is using Grit.  In a nutshell, grit = persistence + resilience. I have often heard students say that they can’t do something because it is too hard. When I hear this, I challenge them to change that phrase to “I can’t do it, yet!”  The word ‘yet’ opens up so many possibilities and allows us to change our mindset. It is important, for us adults, to continue and model to our children that sometimes we must persevere and overcome challenges and recognize that learning something new is hard!

This is just a snapshot of the learning environment that we have here at Sweet’s Corners Elementary School.  Please feel free to connect with us by email or phone and we would be happy to answer any questions.

Sincerely,

Suzanne Morrison

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