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Superintendent’s Report to the Board – April 2019

Fiddler on the Roof is incredibly successful! All shows are sold out including the extra show that has been arranged!

1. Students

a. Early Years Fair 2019 was another fabulous success! The Fair this year was based on the children’s book, ÔÇ£The Best Part of MeÔÇØ and had fantastic community response. (1a)

b. The Student Leadership Forum takes place on Thursday, April 18th. This is a terrific opportunity for us to learn from our high school students as they reflect on their learning, their school cultures and what is important to them. (1k)

c. We very much appreciate receiving $105,000 in provincial funding for an accessible playground upgrade at Roberts Creek Elementary School. (1e)

d. We are working in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health to ensure that Measles immunizations are being offered to as many families as possible. This is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Health and Education that we are strongly supporting. (1e)

e. A group of dedicated and generous students and chaperones spent their Spring Break in Ecuador through the WE Schools program. (2h)

2. Staff

a. The annual Service Recognition Celebration was a superb opportunity to acknowledge the dedicated work of our staff. Many thanks to Heidi Zurbrugg for her excellent preparation for the gathering. (2g)

3. Community

a. The next DPAC meeting takes place at Pender Harbour Secondary School on April 25th at 7:00 p.m. (2d)

b. The Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre is prioritizing working with our students to build environmental and ecological awareness for the marine life on our coast. We appreciate their partnership and enthusiasm! This spring ten of our elementary classes will participate in educational programs. (3b)

c. The Annual Partners in Learning Showcase and Celebration highlighted the importance of our community in supporting the learning and developmental needs of our students. The district is so very fortunate to have such partners. Many thanks to Stephanie Murawsky for her organization of this special event! (3b)

d. We have been approached by UBC to be one of their official partner school districts for the Community Field Experience (CFE) program and have 8 students joining us this spring as part of their Education program. We welcome our first two students to Chatelech Secondary School on April 23rd! (3g)

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