Bienvenue/ Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!
On behalf of the Stephen Leacock School staff, we extend a warm welcome to both new and returning students and their parents/guardians in our school community. We are very much looking forward to the year ahead and to working with you and our students as we work together in support of student achievement and well-being! We hope you all enjoyed the fantastic summer weather and created some great memories with your family and friends.
Our enrolment is approximately 760 students. Our class placements have taken a large number of planning hours by staff and the outgoing school principal to ensure all students are placed in appropriate learning groupings. Many factors are taken into account and all decisions are thoughtful. Where possible we have accommodated parental requests made in the spring. Our staff list and their assignment will be updated and posted on our blog under ‘about’. We have an incredible team this year and they are looking forward to a fabulous year ahead working with you and your sons/daughters.
We look forward to welcoming you at our Open House taking place from 4:30-6:30 pm on Thursday, September 18th. In addition, you are welcome to join us at our first School Council meeting taking place September 16th at 7 pm in the library.
We value your contribution to your child’s education and encourage you to be involved in your child’s school life. Please contact your child’s teacher if you are interested in volunteering or if you have questions or concerns rather than waiting for parent/teacher interviews. Ongoing communication is key to student success. We encourage parents to monitor homework and use the planner as a communication tool. Please continue to check with our school blog for all school updates, news and announcements. Together we can make this best school year ever for your child!
My thanks are extended to Steve – our chief custodian and his team for working so hard throughout the summer to prepare our school. As well, our office staff, librarian and teachers have recently spent long hours working to gather resources, prepare
Welcoming New Staff:
A grand bienvenue to the following talented educators who have joined the SLPS staff team: Mme Stephanie Robert (1A)/ Mme Christiane Bourque (2B)/ Mme Nicole Fournier (5D)/ Mme Melissa Mullins (6D)/ Mme Julie Treitz-Todd (7C)/ Mme Nicole Blais/ Mme Pamela Kendall (4B avec Mme Duncan)/ Mme Laura Smith.
In addition, we welcome our new EDP staff members: ECEs: Patti Sevigny, Emily Stalkie and Lisa O’Rourke and ELAs MaryLou, Fang and Mabinthe.
Finally, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Mme Nadia Towaij and I am joining the SLPS as the new principal. I have been seconded for the past 4 years to the school board serving in the role as system principal of Curriculum Services with portfolio responsibilities including literacy, numeracy, all curricular areas, assessment and evaluation, FSL, environmental education, teacher professional learning, instructional coaching among others. I am a graduate of the Early French Immersion program when it was a pilot program and I attended Stephen Leacock P.S!
I am thrilled to serve as the principal of such an incredible school and look forward to working with you all in support of student achievement and well-being!
Principal/Directrice Mme Nadia Towaij