Happy Thanksgiving

Good Morning Everyone,

The energy in the school halls is contagious. This week has been filled with a hustle and bustle of activities, with school now being in full swing. This past Wednesday evening the Zone hosted their annual Thanksgiving potluck dinner for their students and families. It was a successful evening, with ~150 in attendance. The Zone students were recognized for their Expedition achievement, students shared what they learned from participating in the Expedition, and their families watched several videos showcasing the Expedition experience. It was truly a wonderful evening for all.

Today, the UE and Grades 4-6 classes will come together as one; combining their efforts to welcome their families for a Thanksgiving Potluck Lunch in the Gym. It too will be a great memorable experience for all, as they also will showcase in video their own camp experience with their families.

Also, today we remember the great Terry Fox. The school is in red in his honour. We also walk/run for those in our own lives, who too are battling with, or have succumbed to cancer.

During this time, we must remember the importance of gratitude. According to the words of Melody Beattie, “Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”\

To all of you, I am blessed and grateful that you have come into my life. You have enriched it more than you know.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jan Zaharchuk