Posted: September 15, 2019
Information (it’s a lot this week, but please check it out)
Code of Conduct & Dress Guidelines
The Langley School District believes that everyone has the right to learn and work in a safe, caring, healthy and orderly environment. All members of the school community are expected to maintain an attitude that is cooperative, courteous and respectful. It is a shared responsibility to demonstrate positive conduct while attending any school or District related activity, regardless of time and location. Please take time to read through and talk about the District Code of Conduct and Dress Guidelines with your children. Teachers will also be talking about the Code of Conduct with students as the year gets underway.
Meet the Teacher Night – This Wednesday
This Wednesday, we have the Community BBQ/Meet the Teacher night for grades 1-5 classes. BBQ will be available from 5:30-7, and teachers from grades 1-5 will be in their rooms from 6-7 to welcome families to visit and see what’s up for the year. Please note that it is too early for us to be having specific conversations about an individual student’s progress. We look forward to seeing you there.
RBE Cross Country starts this week. Interested grade 4 and 5 students should come to the library on Monday at lunch to meet Mr. Oliver. Races are September 24, October 1 and October 8 at Aldergrove Bowl (some parent carpool drivers will be required). Races are approximately 2 km of trail, including some hills.
Student Accident Insurance
Families have the option of purchasing optional accident insurance for their students. Click here for information on this program that can help with expenses beyond what might be covered by MSP or your extended health coverage.
Some messages from the office
For safety and efficiency reasons, Langley School District would like to reduce the amount of cash & cheques coming into our schools, so we are asking everyone to please pay online https://sd35.schoolcashonline.com. There are instructions for setting up your School Cash Online account here.
*****If you would like to pay by cash or cheque, please come to the office to pay.*****
Agendas are $6.00
For the coming school year, rather than giving a school supplies list to families, students entering grades K to 5 classes will be using a school supply fee model.
There will be a classroom supplies fee of
- $50 per K-3 student
- $70 per grade 4-5 student.
With the online payment you can choose to Pay in full or in 3 different instalments
- If you have any questions regarding school supplies please contact your student’s teacher.
Parents need to supply a pair of runners that their child can put on and fasten by him/herself for gym. Please no black soles. An extra pair of socks, underwear and clothing for emergencies is necessary for your child. These items should be stored in a clearly labeled zip-lock bag.
For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Question section on our website https://richardbulpitt.sd35.bc.ca/parent-community/helpful-resources/
Did you know that Langley has an outdoor education program (based at Fort Langley Elementary)? There is an information session on September 26.
Here are a couple of opportunities that may be of interest to you (click the posters for large size):
CBC Fan Choice Contest
Join the Reading Buddies Program!
Reading Buddies is a program in Langley that pairs high school students with kids in Grades 1 to 3 who need extra help with reading. Big buddies must be ages 15+ and/or registered in Grades 10 to 12.
To apply, visit a participating library. Applications are due back September 27. For more information, email KErickson@encompass-supports.com or call 604-217-2642.
Parking Lot Safety
Our parking lot is quite the busy place. If you drive your child to school, please remember that the side/front driveway is not a parking area. Cars should pull all the way forward (regardless of which classroom door is your child’s), students should exit the vehicle with their backpacks, and the car should be moved on immediately. If you need to get out of the driver’s seat to help them leave the car, you should be parking, not stopping in the through-lane. Please DO NOT leave your car straddling the yellow line. Our driveway is two lanes, not three. If you want to stay with your child until the classroom doors open, please park the car a block away and walk the rest of the way. Congestion in the driveways creates unsafe conditions several ways: emergency vehicles are blocked from accessing the property, students walking to school have trouble crossing safely even with adult guidance, and frayed tempers for drivers waiting to leave can result in unsafe driving. The best way to get to school is human-powered; it saves young lungs and the planet from pollution, it keeps the roads safer, and it gets the students’ blood pumping which results in better learning. Finally, please note that the staff parking lot cannot even hold all of our staff vehicles most days, and so we ask that it be left for teachers and other staff to be able to get to work.
- Wednesday, September 18 530-7pm
- Please join us for our PAC Welcome Back BBQ sponsored by Dan Friesen Real Estate.
- Find us at the front of the school as you arrive to Meet the Teacher.
- Hot Dog (regular or vegetarian), drink and chips by donation to benefit the family of Carson Crimeni.
- For more and to let us know if you are planning to attend click here.
Quote of the week
Something to read (or watch)
- We can all use a little Sesame Street and fresh air sometimes.
- We’ve heard that negative childhood experiences can cause negative health effects, but is the reverse true? Here’s an article that explores that possibility.
- I have to remind myself of this one sometimes, when I’m talking to my 17-year old, even. Childhood as ‘Resume Building’: Why Play Needs a Comeback
- First full day of Kindergarten
- Cross Country Meeting – lunch in the library
- PAC Meeting – 7pm
- Meet the (grade 1-5) Teacher night & Community BBQ
- BBQ at 5:30
- Classrooms open from 6-7
- School Improvement Day – Students do not attend
- September 24 – Cross Country Race #1
- September 26 – Terry Fox Run
- September 27 – Crazy Sock Day