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April 22, 2012 – New Staff, Highlights and Upcoming


New Staff Members

Over the last several weeks, SEA Ms. Barb Cassie worked in Mme Howell’s room during the afternoons. This was a temporary placement, so this week we welcome SEA Ms. Julie Silgailis to our school. She will also work with Mme Howell in the afternoons. Ms. Silgailis will be with us until the end of June.

I may have missed introducing Mme Elena Danesin to you. She is filling the Thursday French Immersion Learning Assistance post. Mme Danesin is no stranger to Porter. Our FRIMM teachers often contact her for Teacher on Call duties. We’re very pleased to have her on staff!

Highlights of Last WeekWheat in the Barley 001

On Monday, we enjoyed The Wheat in the Barley, courtesy of Porter PAC. For our final cultural presentation of this year, this musical group presented “updated” music from around the world, playing a wide variety of instruments. Musically, they were probably the best group I’ve heard perform at a school. They complimented our students for their musicality. That was great to hear! 

Grade 3 Choir 005

On Wednesday, our Grade 3 Choir performed at our Month End Gathering. They presented six songs under  the direction of Ms. Rozanski, and accompanied by Majorie Purdey, a Porter parent, on piano! The choir had performed these songs earlier in the week at Lakeshore care home on the east side of Como Lake. The residents loved to hear the children sing; and it’s a great way for the children to contribute to their community. Thanks to Ms Rozanski and Ms Purdey for their hard work, and to the Grade 3 teachers for supporting the choir!

Upcoming this week

All week – we’ll continue to work with the children to use WITS and Magic Words to help make our community a more pleasant and safer place to learn and play.

Tuesday – Kindergarten dental screening! PAC meeting at 7 pm in the evening. Child-minding included.

Thursday – Como Lake Middle School parent night for incoming Grade 5s. Starts at 6:30 pm at Como Lake, probably in the gymnasium.

Friday – PAC Movie night is cancelled.

Have a wonderful week everyone!


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