Greetings Panther families and friends,

I hope that you are well and are finding our transition to Distance Learning to be beneficial for your children. Based on the feedback I have received from families, it sounds as though most of you are settling in to this new “routine” and are finding the teaching and learning to be helpful. Please continue to communicate with your child’s teacher as open dialogue is key during these transitional times. We are here to support you and your children in the best ways possible. Together, we WILL get through this!

Although much of what we see and hear about lately is negative news, I have been blessed with so many wonderful notes, cards, videos and pictures of our students and their families engaging in learning from home. Please continue to send these as they truly brighten my day. Watch our Twitter feed for posts and sharing – it keeps a bright light in our days. We are working on creating a yearbook and would like to include some of these pictures as examples of our Distance Learning journey. Our fabulous Co-Chair of our Catholic School Advisory Council, Julie Kobe, is coordinating yearbook photos. A CashOnline form will be sent to you in the next little while with ordering details. This will be a year to remember for SURE!

I have heard from Father Voisin and he is retiring! As you will see in the attached letter from the church, he had to retire when he turned 75 on the 7th of April. Please join me in wishing Father a wonderful and enjoyable retirement. We will certainly miss him – he was a rock in our community! Father Hope is the new parish priest and we look forward to meeting him and continuing to develop a strong faith connection moving forward. When we are once again permitted to gather, we will have a celebration for Father and the remarkable love he has shared with our school community. Letter from Father

I miss you all and hope you are healthy and safe. It is a difficult journey and we must rely heavily on the guidance of our government, our community leaders and the ministry of health. Please continue to pray as a family and find ways to demonstrate gratitude and joy.

Blessings Always,

Marylin Dawson