December 17, 2021
I know I’m not scheduled to put out a blog this week, but we’ve had a busy week, and I wanted to share some of the joy and smiles. Below is a photo gallery of the most recent events.
Truth And Reconciliation
Friend Friday is essential to our work with Truth and Reconciliation, and the last Friday before the break is no exception. This week Ms. Peach and Ms. Miller focused on the book “Metis Christmas Mittens.” The story is about how the holiday season has always been a very special time for Métis families. A family-oriented people, the Métis often didn’t have money to buy expensive presents, but instead made practical items with much love. The author, Leah Marie Dorion, takes readers back to the Métis tradition of making mittens for loved ones.
Kindergarten Registration 2022
Kindergarten registration across the Langley School District runs January 17, 2022 – March 31, 2022. If your child will be five years old by December 31, 2022, you will be able to register through your catchment school. Registration will take place in-person at the school with COVID-19 protocols to meet health and safety guidelines. Each school will have site-specific instructions posted on their website once registration opens. Please understand there is no advantage in rushing to register your child in the first few weeks of the registration period. Families have until the end of March to secure a space for their child. For information on what documents you need and instructions on how to register, please visit the District webpage here. To learn more about Kindergarten in the Langley School District, read our brochure here.
EDI Questionnaire – Kindergarten Families
The Langley School District is pleased to partner with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), a research institute at the University of British Columbia, to conduct the EDI Questionnaire. All Kindergarten students will have a questionnaire completed by their teacher. The EDI is not an individual assessment for your child and your child’s EDI results will never be reported individually. Participating or not-participating in the EDI will not affect your child’s report card or services from the school or District. Families have the option to withdraw from the study at any point.
The Early Development Instrument (EDI) is a series of questions and measures early child development. The data helps understand how populations of children are doing and allows program delivery organizations and policy makers to make decisions to support children and families. On Tuesday, December 14th, you received a letter outlining the purpose, process, and instructions regarding consent/withdrawal of consent. Printed copies of the letter will be available at your child’s school in multiple languages. Translated versions of the letter are available here.
To give consent:
- Please read the letter. No action is needed from parents/guardians if you provide consent.
To withdraw consent:
- Please read the letter. After reviewing the letter, print a copy of page 3 of the letter, then fill out the form expressing your family’s decision to opt-out of the study and submit to the school by January 21, 2022.
Your cooperation and support are appreciated. Thank you!
Langley Children is a community-wide, cross-sector partnership that includes service providers, planning bodies, public agencies and leadership, serving children, youth and families in our community. They are offering two valuable parent workshops in January.
Safer Space – a 60 minute virtual workshop for parents to get a better understanding on how to keep their children safe online
Dates To Remember:
January 4 – School reopens
February 11 – Pro D Day (not in session)
February 18 – Design and Assessment/ Report Card Prep (not in session)
February 21 – Family Day (not in session)
February 22 – 25 Diversity and Respect Week
March 4 – Term Two Reports Published
March 9 – Communicating Student Learning Interviews (1 hour early dismissal)
March 10 – Communicating Student Learning Interviews (1 hour early dismissal)
March 11 – Last day before spring break
March 28 – School reopens