It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to a new school year at McLeod. September is a terrific time to rekindle old friendships, focus on learning, build leadership, and create new relationships with people; new students, new teachers and even a new Principal. I am delighted to have joined the McLeod team as your new Principal.
McLeod Mission Statement - School Philosophy
- We strive to provide a safe and caring school where students are engaged and grow as learners and leaders.
- We believe that all members of the community are important in supporting students.
- Friends belong here. Friends learn here. Friends succeed here.
McLeod School is a vibrant elementary school in north-east Edmonton. It is located in a beautiful community and has immediate access to several soccer fields, a great tobogganing hill and a large playground.
McLeod is a Leader in Me School. Based on the book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model that helps to improve the performance of all our programs. The Leader in Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive as a 21st-century learner. Learning the 7 Habits helps our students develop many skills: leadership, accountability, initiative, creativity, goal-setting, cross-cultural skills, problem-solving, and effective communication.
The school is committed to shared leadership! Each staff member, whether custodial, support, teacher or administrator, works hard to provide the very best educational experiences for the students. McLeod School is proud to produce keen learners who are capable of creating a positive and successful future story. As partners in education, with parents and community stakeholders, our staff and students pursue excellence in learning. Students at the school have many leadership opportunities throughout the year, such as Patrollers, Library Club Helpers, Announcers, Assembly Emcees, Door Monitors, Office Monitors and the Student Leadership Team. We will continue to have leadership opportunities for all students from grades K-6.
Parents are valued members of the school’s decision-making process, and the community is highly supportive of the school. Our McLeod School council is very active and devoted to making McLeod thrive. We appreciate all the efforts, organization and commitments they endure. Relationships are essential in our community, and we welcome volunteers from neighbouring stakeholders, such as the weekly reading buddies from Steele Heights Baptist Church. This organization also provides before and after school care.
I am looking forward to working with you and your child/ren in the weeks ahead. Please feel free to come in and introduce yourself; I would love to meet you.
Yours in Learning,
Mrs Sherry Saulou, B.A., B.Ed