Dear Parents, Students and Irwin Community,
December is here and with it the usual bustle of the season. We are looking forward to our Christmas Celebration on Thursday December 12th. Hopefully everyone will be able to attend either our afternoon dress rehearsal or our 6:30 evening performance.
On another note, I have news to share which is both happy and sad. Our wonderful Mrs. Best is choosing to retire at Christmas and enjoy some well-deserved down time. While she assures us that she will be around Dwight and Irwin selling eggs amongst other activities, our school will not be the same. For twenty-nine years, Pat has been the face of Irwin. Throughout the years, as new families have arrived in the community and entered Irwin, Pat has been here to give them the tour of the school, chat with them about Dwight and be our very own “Welcome Wagon”. When our Kindergarten students register each January, Pat knows our new little people, their parents and sometimes their grandparents! In June, Pat supports the grade 8 teacher and the school with planning and preparing for graduation. On the evening of this truly unique Irwin event, she is always found sitting on the dock and dipping her toes in the Lake of Bays while watching the ceremonies and reminiscing about our young people and their ten year journey at Irwin. When you see Pat around the school over the next few weeks, please take a moment to wish her well or share a special memory with her.
All the best for a restful and enjoyable holiday season with friends and family!