Message from Don Kawasoe, Head, Prep and Upper Schools
Dear Prep and Upper School parents,
As the end of the school year draws to a close, I’d like to express my deepest gratitude to all of you for entrusting your sons to our care. I’d also like to thank so many of you for your good wishes as I retire from Upper Canada College. It’s been my privilege to be a part of this storied institution and to have had a role in the ongoing development of our teachers, staff, programs and facilities. I’m fortunate to work with energetic, highly motivated colleagues who care deeply for their craft and provide so many opportunities for your sons.
I’ve respectfully declined a public farewell but as many of you know, students, parents, my colleagues and others have taken the opportunity at recent gatherings to recognize my efforts. For all these kind words, I’m sincerely moved and most grateful for your warm wishes. I understand that the community has the opportunity to share memories and images for a scrapbook through this link here.
The College has taken a bold step to create the opportunity for a broader group of talented students to share in the UCC experience. For this reason, we continue to be able to admit dedicated students, keen to contribute to our community. At times, it’s difficult for families on needs-based financial assistance to fully participate in our programs. The Upper School Parent Organization has generously established a fund in my name to help boys on financial assistance with expenses related to our academic and co-curricular programs.
I’d be honoured and grateful if you considered supporting this initiative. Donations towards the fund can be made online at www.ucc.on.ca/makeagift or by contacting Joanne Weedmark at 416-488-1125, ext. 2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much to all who’ve already made a commitment and to all of you for your gracious and thoughtful wishes.