Introducing Our Early Years Team
Hello! My name is Ms. Dietrich. This is my second year teaching Kindergarten and I am very excited to be joining the Early Years team at SJPII this school year! In my spare time, I enjoy making crafts and going on walks with my four-year-old Fox Red Labrador named Ava. I look forward to meeting you and your family as we embark on this learning journey together!
Hello and welcome to Kindergarten. My name is Mrs. Castro and I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator. I have been a part of the amazing Saint John Paul II Early Years team since 2012. I am blessed to work with young children every day, and I am very excited to be welcoming your child to our school community. We will play, learn and grow together in Kindergarten! I can’t wait to meet each and every one of you!
Hello! My name is Mrs. Kovatsh. I live with my husband and my son, who is also in Kindergarten! I love baking, painting, making crafts, listening to music and going for walks with my family. I have been teaching kindergarten at Saint John Paul II, since 2013. I love teaching Kindergarten because every day is different and there is never a dull moment! I can’t wait to get to know you and your family this upcoming school year!
Hello! My name is Mrs. Sultana. I live in Guelph with my two teenage sons. I love being creative, dancing/listening to music, going for bike rides and walks. I have been working as a Registered Early Childhood Education at Saint John Paul II since 2012. I love teaching Kindergarten because it allows me the opportunity to watch little minds grow and I am also a kid at heart. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your families in September.
Hi, my name is Mrs. Schipper, I am married and am a mom to 4 boys and a golden retriever named Will! I have been teaching Kindergarten for a long time and feel honoured to be your child’s first teacher. I love working with young children and my goal as your child’s teacher is to create a feeling of belonging and joy in a classroom where children develop friendships and a love of learning. In my spare time, I love to read, go for walks and spend time with my family. I am excited to be on this learning journey with you and your child!
Hi, my name is Mrs. Malawa. I graduated in 2005 from Conestoga College with my Early Childhood Educator diploma, and have been working with children since. Children carry a sense of wonder and I feel so blessed to be able to explore together on their learning journey. I look forward to developing individual relationships with you and your child and I feel so fortunate to be a part of their first learning experience.
Hello! I am Mrs. Crowley. I live with my husband, my youngest daughter and our fur friend Milo, a 12-year-old golden retriever. My other daughter and son work and go to school in different cities in Canada. My favourite things to do are reading, baking, playing games and going for long hikes in nature. I have been teaching kindergarten for a long, long time and I love how every year our students teach me new things. We are very excited to start a new school year and new adventures together with your child and you. We look forward to meeting you and your family.
Hello! I am Mrs. Dietrich. I live with my husband, daughter and our fish Fred, in Cambridge. I love spending time with my family, friends and out in our community. I enjoy being out in nature, yoga, reading, playing games and being creative. I love working with children and have been doing so since I was 16. Just a few years ago:)
Hi! My name is Ms. Wenner and I have loved the Saint John Paul II community for just over 4 years. It is such a wonderful place to be! I am excited for all the new adventures we will have where we can grow, change, and shine together! See you in September!
Introducing Our School Community and Learning Spaces
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How Families Can Help Prepare Their Children for September!
- practice snack/lunch time scenarios
- talk about things that have happened and will happen
- talk about things that your child is doing, while your child is doing them
- read to your child on a daily basis
- encourage your child to participate while reading the story
- reflect on God’s creations
- listen to your child
- respond to what your child is saying
- arrive for class on time
- please say good-bye and leave promptly (tears disappear quickly as activities begin)
- be enthusiastic about school (your child will reflect your attitude)
- if necessary, share important information with your child’s teacher
- Should you have any questions or concerns you can contact our Vice Principal, Paula Pizarro, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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