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Why We LOVE Family Day

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Why We LOVE Family Day
by MaryLynn Heron - Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 2:21 PM

Why We  LOVE Family Day

Dear Cordova Bay Parents/Guardians,

At Cordova Bay, our social contract states:

·         Take care of yourself.

·         Take care of others.

·         Take care of this place/world.

As a family of 297 students strong and a staff of almost 40, we acknowledge, every day, the importance of how to be together in community, by weaving the teaching of the above values through all we do. In fact, in getting to know our families, we see that these beliefs are equally important at home. Thank you for being such incredible “first teachers” for your child(ren).

At Cordova Bay Elementary, we love Family Day because it is inclusive – it celebrates every possible member of a family on one day! This special day also allows us to celebrate the diversity of family structures in our community (two dads, two moms, single family homes, step-moms, step-dads, foster parents, etc.). We truly believe that every “first teacher,” regardless of their title in a family, is vital to the positive growth of each student in our school. We are thrilled to be able to celebrate this day with you on Thursday, February 13th from 8:40-9:10 at our first annual Family Read-In and Food Bank Drive. Thank you to those of you who are able to join us and to those who are able to bring in a food bank item.

For Family Day 2020, whether you are out enjoying nature, catching a great movie, taking a short holiday or simply hanging at home, we wish you a joyful day and hope that it will afford you time to reflect on the multitude of reasons you are grateful for your family.

With gratitude for all you do,


Mrs. ML Heron