Dear Parents,

I am honoured to welcome all the students and parents to Chelsea Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year! Although the summer seemed to fly by, I hope that you spent some time relaxing in the company of family and friends.  

With the first few days of school completed, the staff is excited to dive into the year ahead!  The school’s continued focus will remain on the whole child, emphasizing development in both the academic and social-emotional domains.  We will continue with monthly values, which can be found in the newsletter, and will celebrate these values each month at the Chelsea Stars Assembly.  In September, we are exploring the value of optimism.

 With the completed construction of the Outdoor Learning Centre, a dedicated team of teachers and parents will help guide staff as we further integrate outdoor and environmental learning across the curriculum.  The OLC will be ‘base camp’ for all grades as they explore learning in the natural environment.

The team at Chelsea Elementary is a truly inspiring group of educators.  I am pleased to welcome back Ms. Guthrie (grade 5/6), Ms. Armstrong (grade 2) and Ms. Bardell (grade 4).  We have some new faces on staff including Mr. McGuire, who will be teaching Physical Education (cycle 1 and 3), Mr. Fleming (grade 3), Mme. Piche (FSL, grade 4) and Ms. Butler (Grade 4).  I would also like to introduce Devon Gable (grade 6) as staff assistant.  In my absence, Ms. Gable will address administrative issues as necessary.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the team at Chelsea Elementary.  It is through collaboration that we best support each child’s success.

September is a busy month!  Please review the calendar and Important Dates section.  I look forward to working with you throughout the year to help your child(ren) have a rewarding and enriching school year!     

Andrea Gage
Chelsea Elementary