1402, 2017

Rio Terrace School Council Meeting February 13, 2017

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Thanks to Chair Ed, rest of Council, and Principal Polowy for the opportunity to participate in tonight’s meeting.  Glad to hear the District’s commitment to equity has provided some new chromebooks to the school. In the past, School Council provided these so the iinvestment saves Council funds for other initiatives.  It was interesting to learn that the Young Engineers program has a waiting list, and that the School is offering parents nights for numeracy (March 21 for Division 1, March 22 for Division 2).  First up is a junior high transition evening for Monday February 23rd.  The discussion around the educational possibilities for the outdoor classroom / playground update was also very interesting.

1402, 2017

Centennial School Council, February 13, 2017

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Thanks to Colin, the rest of Council, and Principal Sauder for the opportunity to attend. I was pleased to hear that the District commitment to equity in technology was providing 30 new chromebooks that, in the past would have been funded by the parent fundraising society.  I was intrigued to hear that MyBlueprint is also being used in the school.

902, 2017

S Bruce Smith Parent Presentation: Adolescent Anxiety, February 8, 2017

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Excellent presentation by Assistant Principal Donna Prato sharing many resources including www.teenmentalhealth.org

Key message: Stress is part of life and at healthy levels, contributes to personal growth.  It’s not about stress reduction, it’s about stress management for building resilience.