Dear Beattie parents,
Further to my letter from last week, this email is to remind you about an informational event SD 73 will host to talk about the City of Kamloops’ recently opened Stuart Wood emergency winter shelter for the homeless.
The meeting will be held at Beattie Elementary on December 6 starting at 6:30 pm.
The shelter opened in the Stuart Wood building on November 1. The former school is the site where some of our students catch the bus to school in the morning. They are also dropped off at the school in the afternoon.
As you know, there have been some unfortunate incidents at the shelter. We met with the City and others last week to discuss concerns we had for student safety. The details of that meeting were shared in my last letter.
This event is being held in case parents have further concerns. We have invited representatives from the City and the Canadian Mental Health Association to attend the meeting as well.
Our hope is to hear your thoughts about what else might be done to lessen the impacts on our children, as well as to provide you tools you might use to help them better understand what is happening at the shelter.
Again, the meeting will be held at Beattie Elementary on December 6 starting at 6:30 pm. We would appreciate an RSVP to this email if you plan to attend so that we can better prepare for the meeting.
Principal, Beattie Elementary