Posted: September 28, 2015
Hello parents and caretakers,
I hope you are all settling into your back to school routine. I just wanted to send you a few reminders:
- Monday night Sep 28 is our first PAC meeting at 7 pm in the library. Grab a friend and join us. I have attached a draft agenda (agendas and minutes are posted to school webpage under PAC)
- Communication with the school
The school has a couple of great options to help you stay in touch:
– Sign up for the Poppy Blocks app
– Check the new school webpage – you can export the calendar and subscribe to alerts for new items or events that are posted.
As well there is lots of information available under Student Life section
- For Grade 12 parents
For those who missed the meeting this week, please check out the school website under student life/grad information (handout from meeting attached)
There is a ton of important information with regards to grad events and dates, post-secondary info sessions, scholarships and more.
It is such a full year packed with grad events, and planning for the transition for after high school that it can be overwhelming and catch you off guard. The school has some great information available to help us through.
The school will be running a university application session after school on November 2ndto help the students complete their university applications. Contact Ms. Wolgram or Mrs. Mallinson for more info.
Stay tuned for a Dry Grad Parent organization meeting, perhaps after the post-secondary info night on Oct 8 …. Any parents interested in putting on Dry Grad should attend.
- For Grade 11 and 12 parents
For those parents with Grade 11 students, the post-secondary information is helpful now. There are some institutions that now take Gr 11 marks into consideration.
I encourage all students to complete the local scholarship application. There are lots of different scholarships available, including trades. They are not all necessarily based on academic performance. You don’t have to plan to go to school right away – the scholarship will be there for you to use anywhere from 2 – 5 years after graduation. Mrs. Mallinson has a great scholarship book located on the website under student life/scholarships. There district scholarship application is also located there (due in January).
You might also want to check out the MyBlueprint education planner on the website under Student Life/Career Resource Centre – it is a great place to help kids start thinking about and planning for life after high school.
Mrs. Mallinson and Ms. Wolgram (in Wed and Fri) are great resources and parents are also welcome to make appointments.
Stay tuned for more information about a scholarship application presentation coming Oct 22 (keytoscholarships.com)
- New Students and Grade 8’s
I hope that all of our Grade 8’s and new students have found the school welcoming and have looked for ways to get involved.
Oct 1 is our traditional Pirates Day where Grade 8 and 12 students are encouraged to dress as pirates for the day. The Gr 12 students will be putting on a lunch for the Gr 8s that day.
- Homework Club is open to all students and runs Tues, Wed, Thurs after school 2:30-3:30 in room 205 for all subjects.