August 28, 2014
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The new school year is nearly upon us, and I am excited to be joining the Pebble Hill Traditional community as your new Principal. While you were likely expecting Tom McGrory to remain as your Principal for this coming year, Mr. McGrory has been appointed as Principal of Heath Traditional Elementary in North Delta. I look forward to stepping into the role of Principal at Pebble Hill and working with our teachers and staff to support exceptional learning for your children. Please allow me to introduce myself via this letter, and I hope to meet you all in person at our school throughout the year.
My name is Mrs. Claire Clancy and I have been a member of the Delta School District for 16 years. Prior to becoming Principal at Pebble Hill Traditional, I was Vice-Principal at Sunshine Hills Elementary and, prior to that, I was Vice-Principal at Holly Elementary. For the past ten years, I have also enjoyed working in the role of Learning Support Teacher at various elementary schools. In addition to this work, I have taught Primary and Intermediate classes in both Delta and the West Vancouver school districts.
We are entering this coming school year with uncertainty in the system due to the ongoing labour dispute between the teachers’ union and provincial government. I will do my best to support yourselves, your children and our staff to ensure a smooth start to our school year. Any information about potential impacts to school start-up as a result of the strike will be posted on the Delta School District website (web.deltasd.bc.ca) and on our school website (ph.deltasd.bc.ca).
I am honoured to now be a member of the Pebble Hill Traditional educational community. I anticipate an excellent year full of strong student learning, exceptional teaching and engaged parental involvement.
Principal, Pebble Hill Traditional
At Pebble Hill Traditional we have Panther Pride: Panthers, Respect, Integrity, Demonstrate Safety, Excellence. Details on how we work toward demonstrating our PRIDE can been found in the matrix below. (please click on matrix to receive an enlarged image)