Dear W.F. Ready Families,
It seems near impossible to believe that we are winding down another year at W.F. Ready. As I reflect on my three years as the Principal of this outstanding school, I am reminded of the commitment staff, families, and students have made to ensure we instill a sense of community, pride, achievement, and integrity. We have worked tirelessly to connect our actions to the values that have been established with Regina Public Schools: I Want to Know, I Belong, I Respect, and I Am Responsible. These actions have been further embedded by aligning our decisions at Ready to the 7 Big Rocks as shared by our Director, Mr. Greg Enion and our shared Reading Beliefs.
As we reflect on this past school year, we also build with excitement for the year ahead. We will continue to refine our focus and rejuvenate our energy to further commit to the essential priorities that will lead to a high impact learning environment for all learners.
At the end of the school year, we will be saying farewell to over 150 staff and students. This change in population will be a unique transition for the school and community and will be led by Mr. Jason Norman who will be the incoming Principal. Mr. Norman is currently the Principal at McClurg School and is looking forward to joining the Ready School Community. I know that Mr. Norman will experience the same warm reception that I did when I first came to Ready. I also know that he will soon realize what a gift it is to lead such an amazing school!
To all of our students and families that will be leaving W.F. Ready at the end of the month, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Please remember that you will always be considered part of the Ready Family! Be sure to come back and visit!
The following staff will be moving on at the end of June as well: Vanessa McIntosh (LRT), Niki Falconer (Teacher), Kama Pechey (Teacher), Tracey Vargo (Teacher), Sienna Borland (Teacher), Avery Westberg (LRT), Bevan Nye (Teacher), Michelle Toshack (Teacher), Jordan Bali (Teacher), Betty Urschel (EA), Tia Mackey (EA), Raquel Oberkirsch (Teacher), Megan Hannah (EA), Shaun Young (SRO), Ruth Adema (Teacher), Rainisha Maknojia (EA), Alexandra Duran (Teacher), Tammy Lueken (EA), Brooke Cooper (EA), Tracey Mitchell (EA), Elaine Kelly (EA) Retiring and myself, Angie Balkwill (Principal).
On June 26th we will celebrate our Grade 8 students at their Farewell Ceremony. We wish each one of these students all the best as they make their transition to high school next year!
On June 28th at 10:00 AM we will host our annual Farewell Assembly. Please consider this your invitation to attend. We always enjoy seeing families join us at this assembly as we celebrate students and staff. Who knows, there may even be a new staff video that will be premiered!
A reminder that on Thursday, June 29th there will be early dismissal at 2:30 PM for all students.
Thank you once again for the opportunity to lead this amazing group of students and staff at W.F. Ready for the past 3 years. It has been a very rewarding experience and I will leave on June 30th with memories to last a lifetime!
I wish everyone a wonderful summer and we will welcome all students in Regina Public back to school on September 5th, 2017!
Mrs. A. Balkwill, Principal
2017-18 W.F. Ready Staff:
|FIAP EA||Niki||Miller||Lori Highmoor Sept-May|
|Gillian||Kramer||Michelle Jay until Feb 5/18|
|Jennifer||Huntington||Laura Beatch until April/18|
|Taylor||Peters||Laura Slack until April/18|
|Barb||Flaten||0.3 VP Release|
|Functional Integrated Adaptive||Jennifer J.||Huber|
|Discovery Preschool – PM||Stacey||Yea|
|English as an Additional Language||Susan||Ballantye|
|Arts Education||Barb||Flaten Orr|