Welcome back to all returning families and a special Lochside welcome to our new families. To the parents/guardians whom I have not yet met, please feel free to come to the Library Learning Commons (LLC) to say hello. You will meet myself Cindy Heppell (Teacher Librarian) and Mary-Anne Babcook (Library Learning Commons Technician).
We are looking forward to a fantastic year. As a way to respond to an era of complex change we will continue to work towards transitioning the traditional library space to the Library Learning Commons. The Learning Commons by definition is a flexible and responsive space that allows learners to collaborate and learn transferable 21st century skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, and communicating. It is our goal to make the Library Learning Commons a place where students have opportunities to grow and to understand that the skills they learn will give them the capacity to personally make a difference in our world. Stay tuned for more information on the Library Learning Commons transition.