June 28, 2017

Another successful year comes to a close!

Each day, students have been challenged to think critically and creatively and to collaborate to solve problems. I have been amazed by their curiosity, insightful thinking, and willingness to take risks. Students have persevered through challenges and shown initiative to get involved in many areas – academics, athletics, the arts and by being thoughtful, caring citizens in our school community. There are many successes to celebrate! We are very proud of our students!

Being part of our small school is like being part of a family. Parent involvement helps foster this strong sense of community. We have many traditions and special events that make Joyceville PS unique and promote a sense of belonging. A big thanks goes to Parent Council and their team of volunteers for events such as Movie Night, Christmas Gift Room, Christmas Dinner and our very successful Country Fair. This year, they raised over $9000!

I feel fortunate to work with such a dedicated, positive, and talented staff. It is evident that they are here to support student achievement and well-being, our community and each other. Their enthusiasm for teaching and learning is contagious and inspirational!

This year, we have 21 Grade 8 graduates. We know that wherever they go, they will display the learning skills, fine character, perseverance, and initiative they have shown at Joyceville PS. We wish them best of luck as they head off to high school!

Reports will be coming home Wednesday, June 28th. I encourage you to focus on the learning skill section and the recommended next steps as you help your child set goals for next year.

Your child will find out his/her class placement at the beginning of next school year. Our organization is tentative as we need to consider new students and students who might leave over the summer.

As you know, we are celebrating two retirements. We wish Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Pope all the best and thank them for their many years at Joyceville PS! We also say good-by to Mr. Harris and Ms. Collins, who were both in one year placements this year. We thank you for your dedication to our students and wish you well as you move on. I am pleased to welcome Mr. Harley Gallagher, Mr. Lee Hull and Ms. Sara Meers who will be joining our teaching team! And as most of you know, we extend a warm welcome back to Mrs. Diamond, who will be our VP/SST.

It is truly a pleasure and privilege to be your principal. I am inspired by staff, parents and students every day!

Have a fantastic, fun and safe summer!

Sincerely, Heather Campbell, Principal

Tentative Class Organization for September 2017

JK/SK Mrs. Barratt (Teacher) and Mrs. Walker (ECE)
Grade 1/2 Mrs. Norman
Grade 2/3 Mrs. Palmer (Ms. Bosica will continue until Ms. Palmer returns from leave)
Grade 3/4 Mr. Gallagher
Grade 4/5 Mr. Cahill
Grade 6/7 Mr. Hull
Grade 7/8 Mr. Guild
French Mr. Fleet
Planning Ms. Meers
VP/SST Mrs. Diamond