Dear Parents,

Happy June!  This is always an exciting month with the end of the school year around the corner, the warm weather and long evenings.  

In May there were several special events and activities taking place at school.  Climate Change and Us, an evening event organized by the grade 5 classes was very well attended and four inspiring speakers shared their stories with the audience.  We also welcomed Louis Mercier, a French Canadian Folklore presenter who performed for students in kindergarten to grade 5.  This year all students participated in a French cultural event paid for by the Home and School fundraising efforts!  We finished the month with a week of Jungle Sport and students had the opportunity to participate in approximately 4 hours of climbing activities over the week!

June is very busy with activities and end of year trips!  Please check the calendar in this newsletter and watch for information coming home in your child’s backpack!

Preparation for the next school year is underway.  If you have a class placement request that you would like to have considered, please email it to with the subject: Class Placement Request 2019-2020.  Please understand that this process is for requests that you feel will impact your child’s success.  All requests received will be considered however, I cannot guarantee that all will be accommodated.  Children’s friendships are always considered when groupings are made!

This month’s value is courage.  Encourage your child to step outside of their ‘comfort zone’ and try new things.  Courage is also recognized when children stand up for others and their beliefs.  We will explore the importance of courage and bravery throughout the month.

Next year’s school calendar is attached.  I wish everyone a safe and happy summer and look forward to seeing the children in August!

Andrea Gage
Chelsea Elementary