Dear StrongStart Families,
What a year this was! The year was stressful, challenging and a real rollercoaster of emotions for us all. Now, as we close the center for the summer, I look back and fondly remember all my StrongStart families, hoping this finds you healthy and well. I remember our times together, recent, and not so recent. I appreciate your trust and the relationship we have formed and partnership in teaching your children together. It has been my privilege to support your family and delight in watching your children grow inch by inch and milestone by milestone!
As I remember this year, I appreciate re-connecting with many of you for our fun in-person visits and on Zoom for our Storytimes or Learning Together. With some of you we only talked by phone or exchanged e-mails, but there was always joy in connecting, and I hope to see you back in person in the fall!
I am proud of our StrongStart graduates who will start Kindergarten in the Fall of 2021. Best wishes for success in school, I know your children will have a great year in Kindergarten: meet many new and keep old friends, learn and have fun together. I will join our dedicated early learning team for the Welcome to Our School event and for their gradual entry as we build a bridge for them to cross into Kindergarten with confidence and excitement!
As is everybody, we are hopeful about gradually returning to normal! We do not know details yet about our re-opening in September, but we will find out more from the Ministry of Education sometime in August. In the third week of August the StrongStart registration link will be posted here: https://burnabyschools.ca/strongstart/ for everybody (new or previously registered families). As you all know, our school district is tirelessly working to support our children and community. Please stay connected with the Burnaby School website for updates about StrongStart. There will be more resources posted for you there as well.
I just wanted to pass along some summer activities over to you to enjoy together over the summer:
- A list of simple things to do in Burnaby over the summer (put together by the Burnaby Public Library – please click on the following link) SRC summer challenge final
- Burnaby Family Life is hosting “Together at the Park” – activities at different parks, on different days and times throughout the summer. Registration is required. Here’s the link for all the locations, times, and registration – https://bflgrowscommunity.org/together-at-the-park
Enjoy the summer and I hope you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe!
Much love to all,