Preparing for the Week of September 8th:
While we fully expect the strike to continue through Friday, we are unsure of what will occur next week. Our hope is that citizens of all description are becoming engaged in a community dialogue that includes pressure and support on the BCTF and government to make whatever moves are necessary to bring this impasse to resolution. Again, we encourage people to become informed by referring to www.bctf.ca and www.bcpsea.bc.ca and contributing to the solution in whatever ways you can.
We will continue to communicate with the STA over the weekend and send out updates regarding the plan for Monday as soon as we can. We appreciate that we continue to get advanced notice from the STA which allows us to keep our community informed and make the appropriate plans.
Supporting Learning – Elementary:
Message from Assistant Superintendent Scott Stinson and Elementary Principals and Vice-Principals:
As the current uncertainty continues with regard to the beginning of the new school year, some families have inquired about ways to engage their children in on-going learning. As is the case during the summer months, when school is not in session, recommendations for keeping students involved with their learning include:
Have children read every day. Both independent and shared reading are excellent ways to maintain reading fluency and understanding.
Ask questions about what your child is reading.
Keep a journal. Parents/Guardians can respond to journal entries and ask questions.
Check out the Learning Commons resources available on our school's website under the "Resources" tab.
We also encourage parents to visit the public library and other community organizations that can provide students and families with learning opportunities. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide school resources, such as text books at this time. However, additional on-line resources can be found at
LearnNow BC (http://www.learnnowbc.ca). Several Math and Reading resources are available on that website.
The Canadian Parents for French web site, which is providing strike-specific advice and resources athttp://bc-yk.cpf.ca/resources/for-parents/2014-strike-resource-for-students-in-french-programs/.
We will continue to update families as new information becomes available.