A Word from Your Trustee

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Well spring is officially here.  As I’m typing this message I’m looking out at our yard and the snow still covers the ground and the river is frozen. However, I’m sure (or at least hoping) my view will be somewhat greener in a couple of weeks.  I hope everyone had a great March break. I’m certain all have returned fresh and ready to meet new learning challenges. Prior to the March break I had the pleasure of attending the BPS staff/student hockey game. Watching the game I noticed that most (if not all) of the players were trying harder, and in some cases, we even better than most Toronto Maple Leaf players who put on the blue and white this past season. Congratulations to all those who played and to all the student/staff who showed up to support their peer group.

As well, I’d like to congratulate all those who contributed to the ME to We group’s fundraising project which was held in conjunction with the hockey event. The project money will go to buy goats for needy communities/families in developing countries.  Baked goods were prepared by the BPS social skills group students’. Their sales (along with some other goodies) raised more than $300.00. One goat cost $50.00 dollars, so do that math folks ……. that’s at least six goats. These six goats will help many in developing countries. All attending or working at BPS should be very proud.   

I look forward to seeing you soon around the halls of BPS. 

John Byrne –Vice- Chair of TLDSB & Trustee Wards 2, 3, 6 & 7

“Challenges are what make life interesting, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

Joshua J. Marine