Cook Cougars Newsletter #7
MESSAGE FROM MS. LATU
Dear Cook Community,
On February 1st I began my role as principal of Cook. I am happy to report that the staff and students have been very welcoming and helpful over the past days!
I have been a school administrator for 18 years. In 2003, I began in Delta as Vice Principal at Sunshine Hills. In 2006, I began working for the Richmond School District and have worked at Thompson, Byng, McKinney, Wowk, and Westwind.
I am also the proud mother of two young men who attended elementary school in Richmond, high school in Vancouver, and graduated from UBC in 2019. They were both players for the UBC Thunderbirds football team when they won the Vanier Cup Canadian Championship in 2015.
I enjoy playing tennis, rowing (mainly on a machine), going for nature walks, and reading for physical and mental exercise.
I look forward to meeting you and please contact me if you have any questions or concerns that I can address.
NEW DAILY HEALTH CHECK APP FOR STUDENTS
The Ministry of Education has worked with Public Health and the BCCDC to create a daily health check website and mobile app for students and their parents to complete before heading to school in the morning. The website and app will contain the most up-to-date BC health guideline information.
The design of the app was developed in collaboration with BC students to create an age-appropriate user-experience. It will allow for students and their parents to make the best decisions on whether to attend school, not to attend school, or take other measures based on the information they provide.
GUNG HEY FAT CHOY!
Chinese New Year is the main Chinese festival of the year and it is not a religious event. In China the holiday is called the Spring Festival. The date of this festival changes each year because it’s based on a lunar calendar. The date corresponds to the first new moon in January or February. This year Chinese New Year starts on February 12th. The Chinese lunar calendar is made up of a cycle of twelve years and each year corresponds to one of 12 animals. This year is the Year of the Ox. Red is the colour that honours this holiday and we see it decorating many families’ homes and businesses around Richmond. Children often receive gifts and money. We wish the Year of the Ox will bring our Cook families health and prosperity.
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