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Blog: Monday, November 30th, 2020

December Updates

Greetings Bradner Families!

We have completed term one, report cards have been sent home, and we well underway in classrooms preparing for the Christmas season.  Thank you to the PAC, who provided beautiful twinkling trees to each of our divisions. The calm and beauty they bring into the classrooms have inspired all of us to really up our Christmas decorating this year, and all the classrooms are now looking warm and festive.  Students really feel they have a special place to come to school each day...and so do the staff!

This year we will be presenting our annual Bradner Christmas concert virtually, so while we may all be missing the usual cheery gathering, students are still busy and excited, preparing their presentations. It will be a memorable season for sure! Once the performances have all been recorded, we will watch them together from our classrooms, as well as posting them here on the website for all to enjoy. Please connect with your child's teacher if  you wish your child to be included in the uploaded version, but did not sign the media release form. For those who did sign, we will make sure your child's face is not in any of the video that is posted, unless we hear from you. (They will still be included in the concert, of course!)

This year, we will also be hosting a whole week of Christmas theme days, so watch the calendar for those! As we gear up for all our own fun, we are also thinking of others, and have begun the annual food drive for the Abbotsford fod bank. This year we have put together several prizes, and students can earn a ticket for the draw by bringing a donation (food or cash). We will also place a ball on our bulletin board Christmas tree for every donation that comes in. Our draw will be held on the last day before the holidays.

It has been a unique first term, but Bradner students and staff are thriving, and we are looking forward to this Christmas season. Things may have to be a bit different, and that may bring some disappointment, but we are all doing a fantastic job of making the best of the circumstances. Please join us this year by finding pleasure in your children's virtual concert, and in the day to day excitement of children anticipating this Christmas. The meaning of Christmas, whatever it may be for you and your family, remains.

All the best to you all, and Merry Christmas,

Mrs. Jordan