Our students are participating a in 21 days of kindness challenge. Thanks to a generous donation, this challenge was launched with a special presentation by the organization “Be The Game” for our students that focussed on empowering students to believe that they can make a difference to help make our world a better place through simple acts of kindness. Since then I have seen many students latching onto the phrase “Kind Everytime” and really trying to make a difference. I am extremely encouraged and proud of our students who are working together and as individuals to help make our school a better place.
We interviewed some of our students about the Kind Everytime Challenge and put together this short video of what they had to say.
Participating in this project has again reminded me how the smallest acts of kindness can have a large impact on the environment, culture, and those around us that we interact with everyday. Sometimes, it is easy to forget to recognize the value that each person has and show appreciation for them in an intentional way and on a consistent basis. In this spirit, I would like to take a moment to thank the many people in our community (students, staff, parents, volunteers, etc.) who through their own acts of kindness help make our school awesome. As we head into the busy Christmas season, I would like to invite us all to join our students in being extra intentional about being kind and showing our appreciation for our loved ones around us.
I am extremely excited for this new school year! I look forward to building strong relationships with the students, staff and parents of the school community. I anticipate this year to be an excellent year of continuing to build upon the safe, caring and stimulating environment that already exists here at Parkland Village School, in which our students can grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially.
As your educational leader, first and foremost I want you to know that I am committed to seeing every child succeed. I also wanted to share what is important to me and some things that are big motivators in my life. Over the summer I did some reflection and identified these following things as “core values” to my leadership:
Honour and Respect
Our vision at Parkland School Division and Parkland Village School is that we would be a place where exploration, creativity, and imagination make learning exciting and where all learners aspire to reach their dreams. I am excited to see our students become more vibrant, strong, and successful as we celebrate the unique talents and abilities of all learners. I truly believe that there is nothing greater that a person can do with their life than make a positive impact in someone else’s. I know we will see many examples of this throughout the year within our school community.