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New Semester Around the Corner!

Hello to all of our wonderful families!

There was lots of sunshine this week, exactly the kind of warm weather that southern Alberta throws in halfway through winter to make us long for spring. With colder temperatures next week, we will be back to bundling up and clearing snow from drifts around the building, brrr!

There are a few important dates coming up:

  • The new semester starts on February 1st for our high school students, but also marks the day options switch for some of our junior high students. Be sure to keep an eye out for new schedules or new class expectations coming home next week

  • Our student council is planning to fundraise using candygrams this month. Though they will be given out on February 14th, the sales will start next week.

  • Our open house is set for February 17th, from 4-8pm. If you know a family that is interested in attending Brant, invite them out to see the school and property

Though we have seen better attendance this week, we are still having a lot of cases of illness reported daily, with an absence rate of about 13% this week. Thank you for keeping your child home if they feel ill and for encouraging them to follow our school guidelines around health and safety. As a reminder, here is the link to Palliser’s stay at home guide. We will be taking a short break from our choir and worship team singing practices (though they will be working on the fundamentals of worship practice) in order to try to decrease future cases. 

Though the rink was closed last week, with the cooler weather coming Monday, we anticipate being able to skate all of next week. Be sure to have your child dress warmly (or make sure your teen brings a suitable jacket) and we will have great times during recess and lunch. 

Thank you for the many kind comments I have been hearing. It is an honor and privilege to work with such an amazing staff, to be part of such a caring community and hard-working society. The past AGM was a confirmation of this, as well as the vision for what the future looks like. 

Quinn Barreth, Principal

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