April 14, 2023


Dear Families,Walls going up

I have been really enjoying meeting my new students during my visits to HMB every Monday.  I have had the pleasure of hearing their excitement and discussing any concerns they may have about the big move.  I hope that I have been able to answer any questions that are lingering and set their minds at ease.

As I am sure you have noticed, we have walls!  March 27th was a very exciting day, as our first walls were lifted into place.  I managed to get a short video of this historic event that I shared with many students when I arrived at Half Moon Bay for the day.  The rest should come together nicely and the interior will be next on the construction list. 


After two intense weeks of interviewing, I have hired 33 full time teachers from 20 different schools across the District.  They are a dedicated group of professionals who are committed to the success of starting a new school.   I was pleased to offer positions to 9 teachers from Half Moon Bay to help students with the transition to our new school.  In the next couple of weeks, I will be continuing to hire Special Education Teachers, part-time Teachers, Registered Early Childhood Educators and Educational Assistants.

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School Naming 

A wonderful group of Grade 4 leaders created information posters for the school.  Thanks to their efforts we received 45 submissions of possible names.  Our School Naming Committee met for our first meeting this week to review the submissions collected from the community.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to send us ideas.  We will meet again in a week to create a shortlist of submissions.  In May, the committee’s recommendations will be shared with School Board Staff and the Board of Trustees will vote on a name for our new school in June.  Stay tuned for the official announcement.

Kindergarten Open House

We will be hosting a Year One Kindergarten (JK) Open House for new families at our DA Moodie site in June.  Although we will not have all of our furniture and toys in place, it will be a wonderful opportunity to meet the educators and tour the site with your child.  Details will be emailed to new families in May.

Open House at DA Moodie

In August we are hoping to host  an Open House for families to tour the DA Moodie site for Kindergarten Year 2 (SK) to Grade 5 students.  Without an official School Council in session until September, I am looking for individuals who would be interested in helping out with the planning of our Open House event in August.  The planning will take place in May/June.  Please provide your contact information HERE. 


Janis St-Germain

Principal Of Half Moon Bay2 

 613-843-7722, ext 2600 (Temporary phone through LDHSS) and our temporary email address is [email protected]


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