Principal Update

Our latest update from our Assistant Principal

Hello Beiseker School Community (BCS) Members,

With our spring break upon us, we continue to wait for an end to the white stuff and hope to see more melting and rain coming soon. Inside the school, we are reviewing our projects and work through the year to showcase at our annual Celebration of Learning which will be held this year on April 17th. Planning is in full swing, but we have even more to tell you about this month; please take the time to review the following highlights.

Student-Led Conferences (K-6)
Mark in your calendars the evening of April 2nd as we will be opening the doors for our annual Student-Led Conferences. You can sign up for a 20 minute time slot on our school website, and your student will showcase some of the great learning happening in his/her classroom. Families will also have time during the conference to connect with teachers and ask questions about progress and learning. Hope to see you there!

Celebration of Learning
One of the highlights of our school year, is our annual Celebration of Learning Thursday, April 17th from 5-6:30. This event is open to all families K-12 and will feature some very exciting projects, demonstrations and treats for all who attend. Once again we will serve a treat to those in attendance and will showcase work from every grade. We will also have RVS’s own Rocky Raccoon on hand during the festivities! Overall, it is always an exciting night.

Spelling Bee
We will host our 5th annual spelling bee on April 12th for Grades 1-6. The competition is broken into Division 1 and Division 2 and once again this year we will use the formal Scrips National Spelling Bee words for competition. Please consider sponsoring one of our students as we raise money toward indoor ‘tower gardens’ to support our learning about plants and growth there are the school

Connect Parent Group Free Program
In partnership with BCS, Connect Parent Group will be providing a 10-week program to support parents and families in developing greater connection and support. We are very fortunate to be able to offer this program to families in Beiseker and surrounding communities. Sessions start April 2, please see the attached information sheet for contact information.

Kathyrn Grade 9 Transition
In preparation for the arrival of our Kathyrn students next school year (2019-20), we are going to have the future Grade 9s come to Beiseker Community School for an orientation, Wednesday, May 1st from 9:00 - 10:30 am. During this orientation, students will participate in a school tour led by BCS leadership students and have a chance to connect again with the current group of BCS Grade 8s. We are very much looking forward to once again seeing the new members of our BCS community! :)

Grade 9 Parent Information Night
We are also pleased to inform you that we will be holding a parent information night the evening of the same day, Wednesday, May 1st at 6:30 pm in the creative commons (new addition) for all prospective Grade 9 parents (students are also welcome to attend this meeting). In this meeting, parents will receive an overview of the Grade 9 year including information on course offerings, the timetable, and graduation requirements. There will be plenty of time for us to answer any questions that you might have; we will also be offering tours of the school for those interested. Both BCS and Kathyrn community parents are welcome to attend!

Breakfast Program
A significant portion of our funding to support comes from the Breakfast for Learning and Breakfast Clubs of Canada programs each year. We wanted to take a moment to recognize the essential benefit of these groups to ensuring that our students are ready to learn with the needed sustenance and healthy food options. It is only through the contributions of these groups and donations from community businesses that we are able to provide free food options for any of our students who need it daily.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about what is happening here at BCS, please feel free to contact myself or Mr. Montgomery.   We are always here to support our school community! 

Mr. Keenan

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