Jan 24, 2022

I JOINED THE CLUB!

By |2022-01-24T14:41:38-08:00January 24, 2022|Character, Secondary|0 Comments

I had the “unfortunate” opportunity to join an illustrious club this summer. A special shout out to the senior members out there! I joined the “blow- your-trailer-tire-club.” My family and I were making the annual trek out to Bear Creek Provincial Park up the Coquihalla highway with our tent trailer and 2006 Nissan Quest minivan. [...]

Jan 9, 2022

“THE SKINNY” ON WHY I’M NOT

By |2022-01-11T09:49:08-08:00January 9, 2022|Character, Nurturing Hearts|10 Comments

The title for this blog has been sitting in the back of my mind for many years now and I’ve never quite had the guts to write it. For those young folks out there, “the skinny” refers to an old expression that dates back to WWII. It means the inside story, the real truth, the [...]

Oct 12, 2021

HOME

By |2022-04-28T14:42:35-07:00October 12, 2021|Character, Elementary|5 Comments

Home makes me think of my family and friends back in England. Memories of mince pies and mulled wine. Thoughts of cups of tea and eating lamb on Good Friday. My dad doing the daily crossword puzzle. My mum baking homemade pies. My brother winding me up to no end…ahh beautiful memories! For me, home [...]

Sep 28, 2021

CONFESSIONS OF AN APD WANNABE

By |2021-09-29T08:34:06-07:00September 28, 2021|Character, Secondary|0 Comments

This has been a difficult start to the school year (I know…what a great first blog post, Mike…but I was told vulnerability is okay). For many of us the last 18 months have been hard. There have been times when I’ve wondered if I’m the right person ACS needs during this challenging pandemic. Last year [...]

Feb 22, 2021

DANCING IN THE RAIN

By |2021-02-22T10:42:36-08:00February 22, 2021|Character, Secondary|4 Comments

In English 11 last October,  Mrs. Dani DeJong shared a collection of essays from National Public Radio’s program, “This I Believe.” She then challenged her students to write their own personal credo about a core principle that defines their life. The array of topics, concerns, and passions were as diverse as the students themselves. The [...]

Sep 14, 2020

IT’S LIKE RIDING A BIKE

By |2020-09-14T11:39:51-07:00September 14, 2020|Character, Elementary|1 Comment

This summer, while camping, our three-year-old learned how to ride his bike without training wheels (yes, prepare yourself for many “proud mama bear” blog posts from this principal). Earlier in the summer, he was hesitant to try, enjoying the ease and speed with which he cruised the side streets of East Abbotsford on his orange [...]

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