Principal’s Message – Spring Updates

May 9, 2017

PARENT PORTAL – MyEDBC

A reminder to all parents that they should have viewed their child’s report card via the MYEDBC portal.  We do encourage all parents to access the portal in order to keep their up to date records of their children’s term 3 report and for all future report cards.  The message below was sent to all parent e-mails last month:

This e-mail is to inform you that your child’s report card is now pubished to your parent portal and student portal.  You will be able to view the published reports by connecting with your parent portal.  Please follow these instructions:

go to www.myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen/

Use your email address as the login and the password that you have created, or that has been sent to you from myedbc. If you need assistance with your Parent Portal, please email MYEDBCSupport@sd35.bc.ca .

Please ensure that you contact your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about their performance. Good luck in the final term.

If you are still have difficulty with accessing the Parent Portal, or if you would like a paper copy of the report card, please contact us at the school office.

 

Have You Downloaded the DWP APP- POPPYBLOCKS?

The POPPYBLOCKS APP is the most consistent and effective way of keeping up about Poppy events.  It can also inform you of key contacts (your child’s teachers), give you access to our school calendar and connect you to our School Website.  Please ensure that you download this on to your phone if you haven’t done so already.

THE DW Poppy Car Show is a Huge Success:

Congratulations to all staff, students and parents involved in the car show this weekend. Close to $30,000.00 was raised for DW Programs including but not limited to: Dry Grad, Girls Basketball, Girls Volleyball, Trades and Technical Programs, Marketing, PAC and more.  Picture of the winning car and DW Poppy’s own version of “Driving Miss Daisy” are attached. A special thank you to Pac President Marlene Yakabuski and Secretary- Jackie Cook for their amazing leadership as well.

DW Poppy’s Musical Theatre Program is Highlighted by the BC Trustees Association

HIGHLIGHTING THE ARTS IN THE LANGLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Issue 15 Success Stories What’s New

May 4, 2017

The Langley School District’s reputation of supporting creativity and emphasizing the importance of artistic culture amongst its student body is well-deserved. With an approach that promotes the development of required learning outcomes through various forms of the arts, the district is making waves in BC’s K-12 public education system.

Three schools within the district have provided BCSTA with glances into their unique approaches, all of which seek to elevate the arts in public education while providing students with the skills and abilities they require.

D.W. POPPY MUSICAL ACADEMY

As the demographics have been shifting within the area, the D.W. Poppy community has been engaged in discussions about what would be a natural fit for students at the school.

The Musical Theatre Program gained Academy status in 2015 and has grown to over 100 students with as many as 35 fully committed academy students.

The D.W. Poppy Secondary Musical Theatre Academy offers an opportunity for students to develop their skills in music, acting, dance and technical theatre through experiential learning. The program aspires to teach and motivate students to create and inspire through artistic expression.

Under the guidance of teachers and professionals working in the fine arts, students learn about every aspect of theatrical production as they prepare for and present musical theatre performances to the Langley/Aldergrove community.

The primary goals of the academy are to provide practical skills, knowledge, and tools in the interpretation, creation and presentation of artistic works. The academy also seeks to foster well-rounded growth through creativity, skill building, social connectedness and collaborative teamwork. The promotion of self-discipline, organizational skills, self-confidence, and deeper appreciation for the arts rounds out the qualities D.W. Poppy Musical Academy seeks to instill in its students.

DW Poppy Secondary School

23752 - 52 Avenue, Langley
BC, V2Z 2P3
Phone: 604-530-2151
Fax: 604-530-5034
Attendance: 604-530-2151