Oct 19, 2020

TOP 10 REASONS WE LOVE GRADE 5 AT THE MIDDLE

By |2020-10-19T22:08:04-07:00October 19, 2020|, |

We are enjoying having the grade 5 students at the middle school! They have been at our campus for almost two months now and feel right at home. Even though the COVID-19 restrictions allow limited interaction with the grade 5 students and teachers, we are so glad they are here! So, we want to share [...]

Oct 13, 2020

KIRSI’S JOURNAL OF BLESSINGS

By |2020-10-13T12:18:17-07:00October 13, 2020|, |

BY KIRSI ANTUNES, SCHOOL COUNSELLOR The beginning of the new school year started with excitement and trepidation. I am excited about beginning my position as the new school counsellor at ACS, something I had not imagined happening even though I had been a parent in the community for five years. Many unexpected turns in the [...]

Dec 9, 2019

WHEN DECIBELS AND DOG DOO HAVE YOU DOWN

By |2019-12-10T08:07:47-08:00December 9, 2019|, |

Celebrate first. That’s the motto to live by. But it goes against my nature to celebrate when the hand dryers are blasting 150dB of noise in 10-second spurts between explosions of chatter from the seemingly thousands of children who use those bathrooms and dryers right when I need to try and write a blog. Instead [...]

Jun 19, 2018

TOP 10 (AND A FEW MORE)

By |2019-06-19T09:22:14-07:00June 19, 2018|, |

Being in the middle school is an opportunity to see students grow and change almost daily. My favourite memory this school year was sailing with one of the grade 8 classes. I was witness again, to students growing confidence and a willingness to try something new and difficult. Some students climbed higher in the shrouds [...]

May 23, 2017

It’s Been a Good Run!

By |2017-05-23T09:00:19-07:00May 23, 2017|, |

As I see the runway steadily approaching and becoming clearer in the distance, I find myself contemplating the landing less and less. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked, “So how are you feeling about your retirement?” or something similar. This is a very difficult question and one, truthfully, that bears [...]

Dec 23, 2016

The Twelve Days of Christmas Vacation

By |2016-12-23T14:30:15-08:00December 23, 2016|, |

On the first day of vacation, my children brought to me; a tree that is slowly leaning On the second day of vacation, my children brought to me; two found report cards On the third day of vacation, my children brought to me; three half-full lunch kits On the fourth day of vacation, my children [...]

Jun 23, 2016

Steve “THE ROCK” Brandsma

By |2016-06-23T08:57:29-07:00June 23, 2016|, |

This week we find ourselves saying a lot of good-byes. While we can't wait for that final bell to ring, signalling the end of another year and the start of the lazy days of summer, it's bittersweet. Because every year we grow attached to another set of amazing teachers. They've guided our kids, gone above [...]

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