Once again I have come out of retirement and be principal of Blackburn Elementary. I just don't know how to retire. I am very happy to be back at this school and to be able to implement some of the ideas we came up with at the end of last year. The behaviour plan we implemented last year, being a good Wolf P.A.C.K. (Prepared, Accountable, Cooperative, Kind) continues to be a focus. Students receive 'wolf pack gotchas' for good behaviour and there is a draw every week for a prize from my treasure box. As well, students with no behaviour referrals will go in a draw for a monthly prize. Students who are referral free each school term will receive a reward as well. Academically, we continue to focus on reading and have added in a writing goal for this year. Our guided reading program will continue with students from grades 2-4. I look forward to a positive school year.