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Principal's Blog for September 8


Principal’s Blog

September 8, 2023


Welcome back to our new school year!  We have had a busy week getting students settled into classes and have so enjoyed having their smiling faces and good cheer back in our building!


I would like to welcome all new families to Brent Kennedy Elementary School.  This year, we have 9 divisions and approximately 210 students.  Classes range from Kindergarten to Grade 6. 


Our staff for this year is as follows:

Administrator:  Jenn Kooznetsoff

Administrative Assistant:  Michele Laurin

Kindergarten:  Therese Marken

Kindergarten/Grade One:  Laura Radridge

Grade One/Two:  Susan Christie

Grade One/Two/Three (Multi-Age Program):  Erin Koorbatoff

Grade Three/Four(Multi-Age Program):  Ashley Long

Grade Three/Four:  Jessica Podovelnikoff

Grade Four/Five: Stacey Solomon

Grade Five/Six:  Tamara Johnson

Grade Five/Six:  Justin McRann

Inclusion Support Teacher:  Holly McRann

Prep/Library (Monday/Tuesday):  Heather Bury

Prep/Library (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday Morning):  Crystal Robinson

Prep (Thursday):  Mel Nieva

Aboriginal Success Teacher (Wednesday)

Educational Assistant:  Brenda Bax

Educational Assistant:  Shannon Stienstra

Educational Assistant:  Kathy Maglio

Educational Assistant:  Alesandra Taburiaux

Custodian:  Kelly Reeves

Custodian:  Tim Stephenson


Blogs are posted to the website every Friday afternoon so parents and guardians can stay up to date with what is happening with school including important events, dates and announcements.   If you have any questions, the number for the school is 250-359-7292.


In the next couple of weeks, the office will be sending home forms that need to be completed and/or updated.  Please ensure you fill out all forms and that they are promptly returned to the office.  I would also like to remind families that school fees are now due.  Costs are $30 per child.  If you are experiencing hardship, please contact me directly. 

This coming Monday, we will have our first PAC meeting.  It begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in our school library. Any questions you have should be directed to the PAC executive. 

Bus passes will slowly trickle in as we have many students in the district.  Please ensure your child has been registered so they may come to the office to receive a temporary pass until their card arrives.  Thank you for your patience. 


First PAC meeting tomorrow night at 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the library.  Babysitting is available.


Warmest regards,

Mrs. Jenn Kooznetsoff

Principal, Brent Kennedy Elementary