Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
Welcome back to all of our returning students, and welcome to our new students! We are looking forward to a year full of learning, engagement, and connection to each other and the world around us.
This year we will be continuing to work towards our school goals around literacy and numeracy, continuing our professional learning with well-known educators Carole Fullarton, Faye Brownley, Adrienne Gear, and Shelley Moore. Our staff members have embraced the opportunities for professional growth offered in our district this year and last year, and we are seeing the results in increased academic performance amongst our students. We continue to be a UNESCO school, meaning that we will continue to make a formal commitment to making a positive change in the world around us: through taking action, raising awareness, and learning about global issues that affect all of us. UNESCO Hour is now part of our weekly timetable and each class will be working on a project that will support one of the United Nations Sustainability Goals. Perhaps one of the most important things we do at Canyon-Lister Elementary is intentionally create a school culture that includes everyone equally; demonstrates kindness and respect for others; and expects all of us to be our very best whenever we can.
I wish everyone a wonderful 2019-20 school year,
Principal, Canyon-Lister Elementary School