Happy New Year! Where has the year gone? What an amazing first term of school! We have so many awesome things happening in our building on a daily basis. Would you like to become involved at Smith School? Do you enjoy volunteering? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are a few of the fantastic things that happened in Term 1 of this school year: Orange shirt day, Terry Fox Run (the school set a new record of money fundraised), the 100th day of school where students and staff dressed like they were centennials). Pink shirt day, we had boys and girls junior high basketball teams for the first time in many years. We spruced up the library and front entry way, and had many amazing health days and family lunches. Purchased new photography equipment, our archery program is up and running, and we have had so many different university courses being offered from K-9 as well as a range of option courses for grades 6-9. Now is the time to really buckle down and focus on academics with PAT's fast approaching. We have seen so much growth from our students already this year and we can't wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for us!