Principal's Message

Welcome to ACES!

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at Adrienne Clarkson ES (ACES). Grades JK to 6 are busy and exciting years. The staff at ACES is dedicated to making these years productive and enjoyable for each student. We are starting off the school year with close to 460 students.

Everyone is welcome here!

We are dedicated to providing a welcoming environment to families, students and staff at ACES. Cultural diversity is an important part of our community and is a contributing component to the growth and vibrancy of our students. We value, embrace and celebrate diversity and believe that it builds a stronger community and contributes to learning and growth. We are committed to all of our learners to ensure all voices are being heard, all stories are being shared and that we are listening to those “better stories” so that we can better serve our families and ensure a student focused decision making approach. We are proud to teach, live, and share the things that we have in common while celebrating what makes each of us unique.

Your child is safe with us!

A child feels safe to learn and achieve in an environment where they feel protected, respected and cared for. We take our responsibility to create a safe inclusive school for all our students very seriously. We are actively involved in promoting a safe and caring school and dedicated to working with our community members to ensure that our students can learn in a safe, secure, and welcoming school.

Our vision at the OCDSB!

Students at ACES have some very important responsibilities.These responsibilities focus on regular attendance, good work habits, self-regulation, and developing the Exit Outcomes. In accepting these responsibilities, they will find that, not only do they enjoy academic success, but also that there are many activities available to them. This includes a wide range of athletic activities, opportunities in music, visual arts and drama, trips, clubs, organizations and special events. Their willingness to accept responsibilities as a student, as well as take advantage of the many exciting activities offered, can make their years at ACES productive, enjoyable and memorable. We trust that students will make the most of their time at Adrienne Clarkson ES!

I am always available to hear from and meet with our community members. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns. Together we can ensure that our students reach their full potential.
Pete Veurtjes, Principal

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