Dear Families,

We want to let you know that Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Academy will have a regular school day on Monday, September 19.

On Monday, we will have a memorial assembly for Queen Elizabeth II in the morning, followed by age-appropriate activities in the classroom to celebrate her life and the impact she had on the lives of Canadians. The high school students will have the opportunity to watch portions of the funeral ceremony together in the Chapel.

The school did not make this decision lightly. We considered many aspects, including:

  • The impact on working families
  • An enhanced opportunity for learning
  • Shared memory with their classmates
  • The negative financial impact
  • PAC, Teachers and EAs were part of the decision-making process.

It was a difficult decision because all other local valley schools will have the day off. However, as independent schools were given the choice, our team chose to celebrate the faith, leadership and life of the Queen.

Thank you for supporting this decision.

Blessings to you and your family, 

Bernadette Pitcher