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Sunday, September 5th, 2021

A New Beginning

The new school year begins!  We have a lot of things that are different—naturally because of the World Pandemic—but we are finally in a stage where we are starting to get a little closer to what...

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

A Profound Gratitude

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

With the recent Ministry announcement that our schools will be returning to Stage 1 (“near normal”) operations for the coming year, I cannot help but reflect on the enormity of what we have...

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Friday, June 4th, 2021

Reflections Over The Last Week

I have struggled this past week to process my thoughts and emotions regarding the horrific truths coming out of the Kamloops Residential School. This appalling tragedy is a difficult reminder for...

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Friday, April 30th, 2021

Principal's Message for May

Last month it was announced that there will be a change in principalship at Upper Sumas Elementary for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. It has been an absolute privilege and a joy to lead at...

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Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Principal's Message for April

Spring is Finally Here!

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope everyone had a chance over the break to spend some quality time together with their families, staying safe and enjoying...

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Thursday, March 11th, 2021

This Time Last Year

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

A member of our District's Pandemic Response Team recently congratulated us on our "one year anniversary" of the weekly meetings we have been hosting since COVID-19 took its place in our...

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Monday, March 1st, 2021

Principal's Message for March

I can hardly believe that term two is coming to a close. It feels like Winter Break just ended and yet Spring Break is almost here! 

Students will be bringing home their second term report...

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Monday, February 1st, 2021

February is Black History Month

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

February is Black History Month, a time to honour and celebrate the contributions of people of African heritage. Black History Month was first celebrated in the United States, and it is now...

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Monday, January 4th, 2021

Principal's Message for January

Happy New Year!

I hope all our families had a safe and healthy winter break, making the best of the holiday season, despite the current restrictions. I have hope that 2021 will be a year...

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Principal's Message for December

Looking Back and Looking Forward

On November 26th, families received term one report cards from your child’s teachers, outlining their progress so far this year. School has been different...

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