2022/2023 Class Request

2023/2024 Class Request
Posted on 06/07/2023

 June 7, 2023

Dear Truedell Families,

Creating class lists is a shared task by our team of educators. Throughout the school year, we spend a significant amount of time getting to know your child and discovering their academic, social, and emotional needs in educational settings both inside and outside of the classroom. We strive to build the best possible learning environments for all students each year. Our school team considers a wide range of factors, including the overall number of students in each grade (if a split grade), student learning styles and personalities, the number of boys and girls, academic strengths and needs, peer relationships, learning skills and work habits, and social/emotional strengths and needs.

Whether a single grade or a combined grade, all classrooms include students performing at a wide range of achievement levels. We meet the needs of all learners in a classroom through differentiated instruction, focusing on developing critical thinking skills and providing modifications and accommodations for various learning needs.  In every case, Truedell staff put a great deal of thought into creating responsive classroom learning environments that will support the success of all students.

If you wish to request a class placement for next year for your child, it must be made by email to Ms. Jacob by Wednesday, June 14th at noon.  Please keep in mind that these requests will be considered but that a request does not guarantee a particular class placement. 

Here are a few staff updates:

-Mr. Rich is retiring at the end of the school year.  We wish him well and thank him for his many years of dedicated service to Truedell!

-Mrs. Elliott returns from her leave next year.

-Mme Vines, Ms. Funnell-Kononuk, and Ms. Akey will teach at different schools next year. We thank them for their efforts with our students this year!

-New staff to Truedell next year are Ms. Krista Esford (Principal), Mr. Rob Kay (Grade 3), Mrs. Tina Hilton (Grade 3/4), and Mme Hilary Bullock (Junior-Intermediate Core French).  They are excited to join the Truedell Team!

Our tentative school organization for September is: 


Mrs. Pouliot/Mrs. Anderson


Mrs. Cameron/Ms. St. John

Grade 1

Mrs. Dempster

Grade 1/2

Mrs. Elliott

Grade 2

Mrs. Montgomery

Grade 3

Mr. Kay

Grade 3/4

Mrs. Tina Hilton

Grade 4/5

Mr. Broome

Grade 5/6

Mrs. Lindsay Hilton

Grade 6

Mrs. Phippen

Grade 7/8

Mr. Keeler

Grade 7/8

Ms. Squarebriggs


Mrs. West


Mr. Dale


Mrs. Olding and Mrs. West

Primary French

Mme White

Junior/Intermediate French

Mme Bullock

Office Administrator

Ms. Lutz (formally Groulx)


Ms. Esford


Mr. Ainslie and Ms. Cook

Support Staff

Ms. Shunk and Ms. Nolan


Please remember that our school organization may change before the first day of school due to new registrations from families moving into our catchment area, or those who may have moved out of our catchment area over the summer.  For this reason, information about class placements will not be available until the first day of school.  On the first day of school, Tuesday, September 5th, teachers will be on the yard at 8:45 a.m. to greet and direct students to their appropriate class lines.   


Pamela Jacob, Principal

Email:  [email protected]