Principal's Message


 

Dear Parent(s)/Guardians,

 

 

At Bells Corners, we thank the Algonquin People, and acknowledge that our learning, playing, and growing takes place on their unceded, and unsurrendered territory, and we recognize their enduring presence on this land. 

 

It is a pleasure and honour to be returning to Bells Corners Public School for the 2021-2022 school year as your Acting Principal.  At Bells Corners we value student voice, connections and well being. My professional background in education spans over 20 years with a curriculum focus on Kindergarten to grade 8, including ESL and Adult instruction. As a parent of two children attending OCDSB schools, I understand the importance of relationships that foster growth and belonging.  As a result, my passion is deeply rooted in student, parent and educator connections. I value the opportunity to connect  with students on a daily basis and I truly enjoy the opportunity to observe how our students engage, inquire and succeed in achieving their individual goals while embracing their identity. These connections are embedded in equity and reflect my commitment to fostering a learning environment that is inclusive where the curriculum is culturally relevant and responsive to our diverse student population. Students who attend BCPS will acquire the knowledge and skills to be independent and life-long learners.

 

Bells Corners offers a  Kindergarten to Grade 6 program. Our English Program provides a  Core French  component and our Middle French Immersion program is offered in grades 4 to 6. In addition we offer three Specialized Classes that include Primary and Junior Language Learning Disability class and Behaviour Intervention Programme. Our Special Education team at BCPS fosters a commitment to working with parents, students and staff to champion high learning expectations for all students. This year we welcome Elysa Espositio  as our Vice Principal and I know she will be a wonderful addition to our team.  

 

You will find that BCPS educators who lead many of these classes and programs are leaders and are continuously focused on ongoing professional development to meet the diverse strengths and needs of our students.  Our Educators  offer a variety of extracurriculars for students from sports activities, environmental club, makerspace,and coding club, however, there are many additional activities that are offered throughout the year. Our staff  work as a collaborative team to ensure student well being is cultivated. Educators create an environment to nurture and inspire students to achieve their personal goals. Our curriculum encompasses our commitment to equity, inclusion and Indigenous education.  More importantly every student at Bells Corners  will be a part of an inclusive and caring classroom.

 

Parents are key to our success here at Bells Corners and parent voice is welcome!  Our BCPS school council meets monthly and organizes and supports our school from lunch days to events that brings our community together such as fundraisers, and curriculum focused events, which are only a few of the many events that our Parent Council provides to our school community.  We value the diversity of our community voices and perspectives and our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month. We look forward to welcoming a diversity of parent voices on our 2021-2022 Parent Council.

 

This year, although our school routines and events may be modified and look different, we continue to honour our high commitment to  our goals that students are safe and to optimize their learning.  Therefore, students will continue to follow Ottawa Public Health guidelines to be safe and follow ongoing safety measures and guidelines.


Parent partnerships are valuable to knowing how to support your child and how as a school team, we can work together. If you would like to share ideas or have any questions, please contact the office and set up an appointment, so that we can get to know you better. I look forward to welcoming you and your child to Bells Corners!



Sincerely, your partner In education,


Sadhana Lad



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