Things to know...
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- This week's weather forecast suggests I should send this information regarding school status in inclement weather out again:
Snow closures and power outages are an annual occurrence in Langley School District. So where do you go to get information about the status of schools during periods of inclement weather? If you are able to access the internet via computer or smartphone, current information about Langley schools can be accessed at www.sd35.bc.ca<http://www.sd35.bc.ca>. Alerts regarding school status will appear as a banner at the top of the District website. Clicking on ‘More Details’ will provide more information. School status information may also be found under News & Events’, ‘School Status Alerts’. We will also post updates to Twitter @LangleySchools and Facebook www.Facebook.com/LangleySchoolDistrict.<http://www.Facebook.com/LangleySchoolDistrict.>
If you don't have internet connectivity, but your phone is working, call a relative or friend in an area that has not been affected by the storm and ask them to check the district website for you. Current information is also recorded on the Langley School District's Information Hotline at 604-532-1453. (Do not hang up if your call is not connected right away). Local radio stations are also informed of school status in Langley. Tune in to CKWX 1130 AM, CKNW 980 AM, Country Radio 107.1 FM or CBC 690 AM for updates.
Please note that Langley District schools are all considered 'open' until a decision to close is required. Decisions on school closures are usually made by 6:30am. As always, it is a parent's decision whether to send their child to school based on safety and individual circumstances. If you feel it is unsafe for you or your child to travel to or attend an open school for any reason, please keep your child home and report an absence to the school.
A thing to repeat...
Things to read...
- Encouraging teenagers to read. While this is written with teens in mind, it offers some great ideas that can be hacked down for younger (reluctant and otherwise) readers. I need to see what my son's room is 'seeded with' right now.
- The feelgood stories aren't always my thing, but this one got to me. The Kindest Thing You Can Do For Someone Else.
- Consider the implication of this: believing you can't do math makes you less able to do math. Believing you can do it makes you better at it. Don't let your kids tell you they're 'bad at math' and don't tell them you're bad at it either! :)
Things the PAC sent...
A reminder of our "Dough Raiser" at Cobs. Don't forget to mention West Langley next time your picking up bread, it's just that simple. A percentage of your purchase goes back to the school and the program runs all year.
Things to remember this week...
- Principal for a Day.
- Bake Sale for Cancer Foundation - Primary Students.
- Collaboration Day - Students dismissed at 1:15.
- Bake Sale for Cancer Foundation - Intermediate Students.
- Aboriginal Presentation at Division 8. Drawing.
- Brighten Up Winter Day - wear your brightest outfit! And maybe your sunglasses.
- Movie afternoon supporting Grade 7 Camp. Shaun the Sheep.
- Scholastic Book Fair - December 1-4
- Sand Northrup - One Woman Circus December 8
- Christmas Concert - December 10
- Report Cards Home - December 11
- Last day of school before Christmas Holiday - December 18.