Thanks to Council co-Chairs Kirk and Rebecca, along with Council member Colleen and Principal Patricia Martyn for the invitation to attend and for their warm welcome. It was interesting to learn of Bessie Nichol’s excellent results on the various accountability pillars. I also appreciated gaining a deeper understanding of the space pressures at Bessie Nichols. Thanks to Council members for providing me with emails to contact them (Ward E residents that wish to be have regular dialogue with me can send their email address to I was honoured to learn that I am the first Ward E trustee to attend a Bessie Nichols School Council meeting! Looking forward to the school tour in November.