We made it! Today is the last day of school.
At the end of the school day today, at 3:30pm, the grade 1-5 students and teachers will exit out the east doors into the playground and gather to clap out the Grade 6 graduates. Parents are invited to join in and cheer on our departing students.
We are also saying goodbye to four staff members today: Ms. Hardy, Mrs. Baigent, Mr. Stanley and Ms. Swail, who will be on maternity leave starting in September. We wish Ms. Hardy and Mr. Stanley all the best at their new schools and we wish Mrs. Baigent a long and happy retirement, after more than 20 years of service to Garden.
School Council is also losing a number of long-time, superstar volunteers. We would like to thank Dave and Amanda Cooper, who, among other things, have helped Mr. Goetz to coach cross-country and track & field for many years, and Kam and Sarb Nagra who have volunteered at every event from movie nights, to BBQs and potlucks, to the Fun Fair and beyond. Their commitment to our school has made a difference to each and every student at Garden.
As we head into summer, we ask that you consider joining School Council in the fall. We are in need of new faces and new hands to help us with the work of fundraising, event planning, volunteer coordination and direction setting. We have an urgent need for a new Treasurer, as Wendy Hammond, who so expertly filled the role this year, is leaving us as well.
We wish everyone a safe & happy summer and see you in September!