Dear Parents,

Welcome back from the winter holiday. We hope you enjoyed the Holiday concert and had a restful break.

The new year is a time to reflect on the past and renew priorities for the future; the Elementary community will begin the year doing just that. As part of our Educational Project, we identified the need to examine our school’s mission, vision and values. This is an important process to ensure that we are collectively aiming for shared goals and ideals. As part of the collaborative process, students, families, and staff will share their input. Please watch for opportunities to add your voice.

Beginning this month, funded by a Ministry Grant, all students at Chelsea Elementary will be engaged in yoga and mindfulness learning. Facilitated by Lori Morrison, the students will participate in sessions geared toward increasing their ability to focus, self-regulate and reduce anxiety. Lori is an Integrated Wellness Practitioner and has worked with several WQSB elementary and high schools. She has training specific to children and youth on the Autism spectrum and we are looking forward to her sharing her knowledge to support student wellness.

Please look carefully at the calendar for important dates and school events. The Home and School Association is planning the Annual Winter Carnival for January 24th. Don’t miss this fun event!

All the best,

Andrea Gage

Principal, Chelsea Elementary