The safety of students is everyone’s priority – and it’s something our Crossing Guards take very seriously. We appreciate our crossing guards and know that when they are not working, they miss the students, parents and community. We encourage people to get to know their Crossing Guard and smile and say hello – including when you see them away from their posting and out in the community.
Remember, they miss you too! And with that in mind, we wanted to share a little bit about a few of our Crossing Guards and some special messages from them too. For more notes like these, please be sure to Like Us on Facebook.
Scout is one of our Crossing Guards in Barrhaven. Scout loves seeing the kids every day and hearing their funny stories. When she is at home, she is spending time with her dog Chilly and keeping busy with knitting, embroidering and reading.
To her kids at Adrienne Clarkson E.S.
“Find a way to keep yourself from getting bored because the days seem to drag on when you’ve got nothing to do. I suggest reading a book by an author you’ve never read before, or a book from a genre you’ve never read, better yet a book that was turned into a movie that way once you’re done the book you can watch the movie. And please, physically distance yourself from those not in your household.”
Meet Jen (pictured on the left)
Jen has been a crossing guard for over 10 years in the Barrhaven area. Jen is a mom of three young adults and loves DIY projects and working in her garden. Jen is missing seeing her kids at Mary Honeywell and hearing their stories.
“To all the kids at Mary Honeywell ES. You all brighten my day and I am so happy that I get to be a small part of your daily routine. Stay safe!”
Brenda has been a Crossing Guard for almost 5 years. This spring she has been keeping busy gardening, knitting and making stuffies. One of the kids she crosses once told her “Brenda I love your job it is the greatest in the world.” And she said she agrees. To her kids over at John Young Public School:
“I miss every one of you! I know it is hard to be physically distanced from your friends, but we are all in it together and will get through this! Keep having fun at home and learning at home and I look forward to seeing you at the beginning of the next school year. We have so much to be grateful for!”
Mohammad has worked all over the world as a civil engineer and enjoys playing basketball, walking and playing with his grandkids. Mohammed is looking forward to going back to work and seeing the kids happy faces. To his kids in Kanata North:
“Stay healthy, safe and be sure that the future will be full of happiness and success. And to the community please let us do our obligations and take the safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our Community.”
Norm is one of our Kanata South Crossing Guards. He enjoys the outdoors, photography and fishing. He loves that being a Crossing Guard gives him more time outside while serving the community. To his kids in Kanata South: “Be safe and hope to see you soon!”
Meet Kathy (pictured on the right)
Meet Kathy! (pictured on the right) She is one of our Crossing Guards for St. Andrews C.S. in Barrhaven. Kathy is a Travel Agent and works as a Crossing Guard part-time. Married 34 years Kathy has 2 beautiful daughters who are also recently married. She said being a Crossing Guard is something she had always wanted to do and loves being with the community.
“I would like to wish ALL my parents and kiddies good health and to be safe. I wish I could have said my goodbyes in person but that wasn’t the case. I look forward to seeing you all when the schools open again!
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