We always knew it was pretty great around here but the collaborative and flexible culture of the Douglasdale school community is especially evident in every corner of our building these days! This past week we have seen incredible demonstrations of resiliency, perseverance, patience, compassion, cooperation, and fortitude from our students and staff.
As you know, we returned from Family Day long weekend to a flood in our west wing and quickly needed to relocate ten classrooms to other parts of our building. This move saw Kindergarten take over the learning commons, Grade 2 take over the gym, CSSI and SKILL take over the staffroom, green screen room and maker pantry, and Mr. Anderson transform into a traveling musician.
It didn’t take long for everyone to adjust to their new spaces and to be reminded that a change of physical environment can support creativity and innovation and that learning isn’t confined to a classroom.
Our studio artist Jason even dedicated this month's newsletter comic to our 100th day of school "hundred year" flood.
A big thank you to all of our students and staff for making the best of a soggy situation!