Dear Eagles families,
We made it! This year has been unlike anything any of us have ever experienced, or could have imagined. Thank you for all your hard work, perseverance, and patience as we navigated our way through the teacher-supported learning from home. Huge thanks to all of the St. Elizabeth staff who put so much effort into making the lessons fun and engaging, and who went to great lengths to stay connected to our students. We don’t yet know what September will bring, but all the St. Elizabeth staff has missed the students, and we hope to get back to normal soon.
I would like to give a special shout-out to all of the staff who made the Grade 8 graduation so special, despite the very difficult circumstances. The students deserved a good send-off and I am so happy that we were able to make it memorable for them. We wish them all the very best in high school, and hope that they will visit sometimes.
With the end of the school year there is always some sadness as we say goodbye to our friends and colleagues. We wish all the very best to Ms. Beltran, Mrs. Gulliver, Mr. Nicholls, Mrs. D’Silva, Ms. Milligan, Mrs. Argo, Mrs. Sobrian-Carillo, Mr. Mikhail, and Mr. Murray (who left in February). Thank you for everything you have done to make our school such a wonderful place. We will miss you, and I sincerely hope that our paths will cross again.
I would also like to say goodbye to our families who are not returning next year. We wish you all the very best and hope that your children will have great memories of St. Elizabeth School.
Thank you also, to our Catholic School Advisory Council who worked so hard all year, and made our Valentine dance-a-thon so successful. Unfortunately, the school closure came shortly after this event. Your support is so important to our school, and we hope that you will continue to serve on Council in the new school year.
I am including a link to a video clip, with a special message from Loretta Notten, our Director of Education.
Stay safe over the summer, and let’s pray for as “normal” a new school year as possible for September.