Blink and it’s gone…

I am not sure about your home, but at our house September has disappeared quicker than ever before. Here at the Swamp we have hit the ground running, not just at the cross-country trail either, and our staff have once again worked tirelessly to create a learning environment, and community, that is second to none.

A special Argyle welcome to Ms. Lyndsie Wilson who joined us part way through September in the Grade 3/4 room and she will be with us through the end of the year. If you are around, please stop by and meet Ms. Wilson, you will be glad you did as she is going to be another terrific addition to our Gator team.

There are always many things going on in, and around, Argyle and I would encourage you to talk to your Gator about some of the many cool ways that they are being engaged in learning and community. I know first hand at the efforts our staff are making to create opportunities that connect with learners of varied styles and interests. Here are a few candids from some cool things that have gone on in September already.

We were so thankful for the turnout of families at our SCC Potluck and Meet the Teacher night. A huge thank you to our SCC (School Community Council) for their efforts in organizing the evening and support of all things Argyle. If you are interested in joining this group of amazing community members their next meeting is their Annual General Meeting which takes place on October 16th at 630pm in our school library. Stop by and check it out or contact them via email at for more information. A couple of great shots from in front of our school that evening capture our community well.

We have been quite fortunate the last two Friday’s to be a part of events which allow us to be a part of our greater community as well. Last week, our school and community (Gator Park helped out in a big way too) raised over $700 as part of our annual participation in the Terry Fox run. While this week we celebrated with our entire school division, Orange Shirt Day, which raises awareness of the impact of “Residential Schools” upon our community and reminds us that “Every Child Matters.” We had a number of lessons occur around our school to help us further our understanding of the impact of Residential Schools.

Just a reminder that if your Gator is a part-timer in our lunchrooms we need to hear from you regarding when your child will be with us or away from school over lunch. Your continued communication in all things helps us to make sure your Gator has the best, and safest, experience possible here at Argyle.

A special thank you to Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Cressman, Ms. Desnoyers, and Mr. Norman for your organization of our Gator Cross-Country team. Our athletes represented us well and ran hard at our qualifying meet and a number have moved on to run in the city wide meet next week.

Our Gator Band students are already at it in full force as well and we are so grateful for the work done with them by Ms. Stennes and Mrs. Gasparic-Block.

Gator Volleyball season kicks off next week and we look forward to seeing our teams growing, improving, and competing over the course of their seasons. Special thanks to Mr. Lamb and Ms. Yee for their work coaching the teams.

Upcoming events:

  • October 4th – Cross Country City Run for Athletes who Qualified
  • October 6th – Staff Meeting/PD Day
  • October 9th – Thanksgiving – No school
  • October 10th – School Photos – Kinder and Gr. 1-4
  • October 10th – Argyle @ Davin Girls VB
  • October 11th – School Photos – Kinder and Gr. 5-8
  • October 11th – Davin @ Argyle Boys VB
  • October 16-20 – Education Week “Building Our Future By Learning Together”
  • October 16th – Argyle @ Laval Boys VB
  • October 17th – Argyle @ Connaught Girls VB
  • October 18th – Ford @ Argyle Boys VB
  • October 19th – Argyle @ Perry Girls VB

As always, I invite your feedback and would love to hear from you. It is truly an honour and a privilege to be a part of this tremendous Argyle Community.

Go Gators!
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