Principal's Message 


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Role Principal
Name Derek Passaglia

 Welcome to the École Porter Street Elementary Learning Community!

Dear Porter Street Families and Staff,

The school year is done and summer is now upon us!

On Thursday, June 25, 2015 we hosted our annual Grade 5 Leaving Ceremony. It was outstanding! I have included what I shared with our Grade 5 students and their families on page 2 of this newsletter.

With my first year as Principal at Porter now behind me I am filled with joy and pride. I love coming to work each and every day and being with our wonderfully curious, creative, intelligent, eager, respectful, kind and caring students! I love working alongside our knowledgeable, experienced, professional and caring staff! I love talking and working with our outstanding Porter parents and families!

The entire school year has been filled with many learning opportunities for our students both in class during the school day and beyond the classroom before and after school and at lunch time.

The end of a school year has, inevitably, staff members who leave for various reasons. On behalf of our Porter Street School Community I would like to thank and wish the following staff members who are leaving Porter Street health and joy in all of their future endeavors!

  • Mr. Jody Colbourne (Grade 4/5 Teacher)
  • Ms. Morgan Houle (Grade 4/5 Teacher)
  • Lori Halcro (Aboriginal Youth Worker)
  • Mme Sinead Joy (FrImm Kindergarten Teacher)
  • Mme Heather Poudre (FrImm Grade 2/3 Teacher)
  • Ms. Meghann Faulkner (English as an Additional Language)
  • Ms. Laina Wightman (Gifted Challenge Teacher)
  • Ms. Jennifer Young (Education Assistant)

Each and every moment of our lives is a gift. Once a moment is gone we are immediately given a brand new moment. What we do with and how we use these gifts is up to each one of us.

I am grateful for each and every one of you! I am grateful for the moments, the gifts of our time together.

We look forward to seeing all of our students on Tuesday, September 8, 2015!

Have a safe, restful and joyous summer!!


Warm Regards,

Derek Passaglia



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