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Important Gym Progress Update

August 2016

Dear Molly Brant Families:

Today I am writing to tell you about the move in plan for the new Molly Brant Elementary School which is nearing completion. Construction has progressed well and we will open our school, as planned, on Tuesday, Sept. 6 – the first day of the 2016-2017 school year.
Cleaning of classrooms and other spaces and the move in of furniture and resources is currently taking place. All classrooms will be equipped with new furniture and some new equipment. Staff will be in the building the last week of August to make final preparations for our first day of classes. Also, exterior landscaping and the installation of the playground equipment has been completed.
While our learning spaces will be ready for the first day of school, unfortunately, the gymnasium will not. The contractors have been working hard to reduce the humidity level in the gym to enable the laying of the floor.  With the humidity this summer, the installation of the gym floor has been set back several weeks. In the meantime, we will hold physical education classes outdoors, or in other locations within the school if weather is unfavourable. I know this is disappointing news, however, I am confident the gym floor will be completed as soon as possible.
As previously mentioned, we are planning a tour opportunity for students and families to get a first look at the new school before the first day.  You are welcome to stop by on Thursday Sept 1st from 4:00 – 6:00.  School staff will be on hand to take you on a tour and answer any questions.  As well, the main office will be open everyday from Mon August 29th – Fri September 2nd for registration and information.
As we informed you in an earlier communication, families should have already received their new bus routes and pick-up/drop-off times. If you have any questions please contact the school and/or Tri-Board at 613.354.1981.
Our new address, telephone, fax and email information is found at the top of this letter. You may also call the main office at Molly Brant the week of August 29 and your call will be directed as required.

Thank you for your ongoing understanding and support.

M. Blackburn,