Dearest Wix-Brown Families,
As you walk through the hallways at Wix-Brown you can see pictures of students and staff since 1961. In some ways, this community stays the same with strong rural roots, but it has also seen similar changes that much of Langley has experienced.
The staff at Wix-Brown realize the importance that this school plays in the community, both as a centre for learning, and as a gathering place for its members. As we work together to ensure all of our students are successful, both personally and academically, it is important to keep in mind the need for consistent communication to maintain a healthy, supportive community. Communication from the school will come in a variety of forms: emails, agenda messages, paper notices, and notices/alerts on the website. Be sure to check these regularly so that you are able to participate in our community, and your child’s learning journey as much as possible. Our sense of community plays a large role in our ability to meet the needs of our students, so if you have a concern feel free to connect with the classroom teacher or school administration right away to avoid any unnecessary misunderstandings.
The staff also understands that we all need to work together to be an inspiring, innovative, and unified school in order to appropriately meet the needs of all learners. This understanding and vision align with that of the Langley School District. We also work to ensure that all students learn to be critical and creative thinkers, good communicators, and possess a clear understanding of who they are and where they’re from. Our goal is to ultimately support students in reaching their full potential and creating a positive legacy for the future of our rural community and beyond.
At the end of last year, the staff at Wix-Brown created a mission statement that encapsulates these hopes for our school:
The mission of Wix-Brown Elementary is to build relationships that contribute to a strong sense of community and belonging where each person feels seen, heard, and inspired to engage in high levels of learning with joy.
At Wix-Brown Elementary, we support this mission by emphasizing that we are BEARS, focused on:
We believe these virtues reflect the values of integrity, excellence, courage and community as shared by the Langley School District. We also emphasize the importance of self-regulation and collaboration, both of which play a significant role in the level of engagement and academic success.
Our community may be small, but if we all work together and provide our students with the proper supports, we will enjoy the fruits of our labour by witnessing their successes. We are a small but mighty community, and we welcome you to our school!
Kyle Featherstone Proud Principal