Hello Lewis Families!
In preparing my thoughts about what to share in the
Lion’s Roar this month, I began reflecting on what this
school year has held for us at Lewis so far.
Weather seemed to be the thought that kept coming to
the forefront of my mind.
While sometimes the weather does not always seem to
cooperate with our plans… it is inevitable.
Weather also has the ability to produce calming
moments in our lives as well.
Our first “snow event” was one of those uncooperative
moments in life that triggered for many a stressful and
tense time. In the aftermath, I have enjoyed listening to
everyone’s “story” about where they were or what ordeal they
suffered as a result of the wintry weather.
The stories are shared with smiles and almost a sense
of pride for having come through the storm safely or having
had the opportunity to help others or to have been the
grateful recipient of help.
I am proud to be a part of a community that cares for
each other. In
moments such as this, we have our faith restored in the
kindness of our fellow man and we seem to work together
better when we have a common focus.
Our second and most recent snow event seemed tranquil
and slow-paced - quite the opposite of its predecessor!
I was able to relax and enjoy the beauty of a quiet
snowfall and a yard blanketed in white. In the quiet
moments, we take time to reflect, plan and to be thankful
for the small things in life like a good cup of coffee or
that the power remained on for the duration of the storm.
School can sometimes feel the same way.
Some days seem as though they will not come to an end
quick enough for students, while other days create a longing
for the day to linger as long as possible because of the fun
that they are having while learning.
I hear students share the same sentiment often when
they say “wow this week went by fast!” or the complete
opposite “I thought this was the longest week ever!”
Whatever the case, school years are like the seasons
and weather, they come and go each and every year - some
more quickly than others.
Some days seem to test our student’s ability to
endure and others create moments to be remembered fondly for
I suppose I am being a little
get the pleasure of watching your children grow every day.
When my mind thinks about a year, it seems like a
However, when I think of that same year in comparison to
watching children grow, time seems to race by at such a fast
pace! We are
quickly approaching the last quarter of this school year.
There are many more things to accomplish before the
end. We will help each other along the way with
encouragement, practice and support.
I know that we will finish strong!
Principal: Kristi Kee
Assistant Principal: Angela Lumsden