Principal's Message


August 15th, 2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Well, we are about to begin another exciting year here at Mission Hill Elementary.  It is our pleasure to welcome all our returning families and to say a special hello to our new families.  We look forward to meeting you and getting to know all the members of our school community.  Our staff is looking forward to working and learning with you and your child this year. 

Our journey together begins on Tuesday, September 6th when students will attend from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.  On that first morning we will welcome all students and parents to join us in the gym when the bell rings at 8:25 a.m.  We will have a brief assembly where you will be introduced to our amazing education team at Mission Hill.  We have had a number of staffing changes and we are so excited to meet all of you. 

Students will then leave the gym by grade level with their grade level teachers while parents will be invited to stay to hear important information about the upcoming school year.  Students will spend some time saying hello to each other and participating in activities as a whole group.  Teachers will then divide students into their homeroom classes and students will spend the rest of the morning with their designated teachers.  This procedure works extremely well and we are looking forward to a smooth start.  Please note that Kindergarten students will not start until Wednesday, September 7th but Kindergarten parents are welcome to come to the assembly to hear the information provided. 

We do a lot of our communication with our school community via email so that we can do our part as global citizens to protect our forests.  To help us do this, we ask that all parents ensure that we have an up to date email address.  This will allow us to send out information directly to you.  We also use our website: and our telephone call out system to keep our school community informed.   Thanks for your support with this.

Again, welcome back to Mission Hill and a great year ahead.  Please stop by the office anytime to introduce yourself and your family to me or to just say hi.  I am looking forward to continue working with all the wonderful parents and students of this community.


Ms. L. Gibson