From the SD78 website
The School Amendment Act (Bill 36) enacted in the spring of 2012, establishes a new legislative framework for school calendars. Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, there will be no standard school calendar and each board will establish calendars for schools in its district. Based on a recommendation from the Education Committee, a school calendar which includes a two-week spring break is currently being recommended as the calendar for the 2013-2014 school year. Please note the proposed dates for spring break are March 17 to March 28, 2014. As in past years, the Board of Education is seeking input from staff, students and parents regarding this proposed calendar.
The survey is now closed, and results are being tallied. Thank you.
A message from Jane Thornthwaite:
Twitter Town Hall on Parent Communication
Jane Thornthwaite, Parliamentary Secretary for Parent Engagement and Student Support, will be hosting a Twitter Town Hall (TTH) on parent communication this Tuesday, January 22 from 7:00-8:00 pm.
Details about the event:
How the Twitter chat will work
· Parliamentary Secretary for Student Support and Parent Engagement Jane Thornthwaite (@jthornthwaite) will take your questions via Twitter on parent engagement in BC education. She will answer as many questions as possible. Obviously it will be impossible for her to answer all of them in the time we have available.
· Ministry of Education staff will help moderate the chat via the @bcedplan Twitter account. Their job is to ensure the conversation runs smoothly, stays on topic and is on time. They will also provide a detailed summary of the conversation after the Twitter chat.
How to participate
- To follow the conversation go to https://twitter.com/search?q=%23bcparent or enter #bcparent into your chosen Twitter client (e.g., Hootsuite, TweetDeck). This will give you the feed of all the tweets for our event
- To tweet a question or a comment you will need to have your own Twitter account.
- When you tweet, please use the hashtag #bcparent. If you don’t your tweet won’t appear in our feed and we can’t respond. It also won’t appear in our archive at the end of the event
- When responding to a tweet, please use the “reply” button to ensure conversations remain threaded
- To send a tweet to Parliamentary Secretary Jane Thornthwaite use her handle @jthornthwaite and include #bcparent
- One popular tool for participating in twitter chats is www.tweetchat.com. You don’t need a special account, but you will need to connect your twitter account to send tweets
- The Twitter town hall will be a live event, so it may not be possible to respond to all questions received
Join us Friday, January 25 at 7pm at the Harrison Memorial Hall for an evening filled with popular music from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s in the Kent production of “The Good Old Days”.
The production is directed and written by Mr. Mills and Mrs. Di Rezze and the students of Kent. The dances are choreographed by our students!
The students have been working on this for months so we hope you can come out and support Kent’s production of “The Good Old Days”.
The staff and students of Kent School invite parents and caregivers to come to Kent School on Wednesday, January 23 between 5:00 and 7:00pm for a parent-teacher-student evening. The format is informal so please pop in to your child’s classroom, check out some of the examples of learning with your child, and then chat with your child’s teacher.
You are also encouraged to stop by the library to check the books that will be on sale as part of our Scholastic Book Fair.
We hope to see you Wednesday!