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Spring Creek Communicator - June 17, 2022

Message from Spring Creek Administration

 

Dear Spring Creek Families,

 
As we head into our final full week of the 2021-22 school year, I would like to take a moment to thank our amazing PAC and parent volunteers at SCCS. They have supported our school in various events and in various capacities since September: they organize and run hot lunches, they provide classroom funds for teachers, they run Santa's Workshop, they funded parent workshops, they send our students to WOP and bring in music lessons-I could go on and on. We are so fortunate and grateful for the help and services they provide for our school community. Thank you! If you want to be part of this amazing team, check out PAC Corner below for more information.
 
Staying on topic, SCCS and PAC have worked together to change the way school supplies are handled at the school. Please check out the Important Information for our Families section below to see the changes we are making to school supply ordering to help with inclusion, cost savings and time for all families.
 
Next week is National Indigenous People's day and we are going to be honoring the day with Tanina Williams, our Indigenous Support Worker, and her mother for an assembly of Lil'wat Nation song and dance. Wednesday night is our Moving On Ceremony for our grade 7 students. Friday is SCCS Fun Day where our teachers and Grade 7 leaders have an eventful day in store for all of our students. 
 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

 

Mario Tenisci | Principal

Important Information for our Families

School Supplies

Starting for the 2022-23 school year, we are asking families to not buy their own school supplies. Rather, we are asking that you save your own time seeking to fulfil the school supplies requested by your student’s classroom teacher; rather, you let the classroom teacher do the purchasing at discounted prices. Families will see a charge in KEV at the beginning of the year for $40.00/student to cover school supplies for your child for the year. The reason for this change is as follows:

  • Endeavor to have a smaller footprint on the world – less duplicates and ‘waste’.
  • Benefits student community as it provides identical school supplies for all students in a classroom, promoting inclusion;
  • Benefits students as we receive a discount from our wholesale supplies allowing more supplies to be purchased with the same budget;
  • Benefits parents as we received cheap prices and it saves parents time from having to shop and/or travel to shop for school supplies; and,
  • Benefits teacher classroom management and preparedness as it ensures all supplies are here prior to the first day of school so teachers can be ready on the first day of school.

As this change benefits parents, students and teachers, we hope it is welcomed by all of our stakeholder. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

 

Lost & Found

Our Spring collection of Lost & Found items are now on display at various locations on our Primary playground. Please take a moment before or after school to check out the items that have been left behind since Winter. Any items remaining at the end of the year will be taken to the Re-Use-It-Centre as donations.     l2

BC Lions Tickets

BC Lions have offered all SCCS students a free youth ticket to one of our regular season games in 2022. Pas parents, you can redeem the free youth ticket and purchase discounted adult tickets if you so choose. Tickets can be accessed here: https://www.bclions.com/energy-champions-ticket-offer/.

 

Learning Connections from Staff and Students

Universal Precautions

SD48 Learning Services: School and District Support Structures

 

Response to Intervention (RTI):

Response to Intervention is a three levelled approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behaviour needs. The RTI process begins with high-quality instruction and assessment in the classroom along with universally designed supports. Students who require more support are provided with interventions at increasing intensity levels to meet their learning needs. The services may be provided by a variety of personnel, including the classroom teachers, collaborative models of support teachers, learning services teacher school counsellors, education assistants and other specialist staff. The RTI framework and process guide educators' work as they collaborate with parents/guardians and school staff to understand the needs of individual students and plan for student success.

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Planning for Invisible Intervention:

Once school configuration and student placements are finalized, a process called ‘classroom mapping’ begins. Based on an understanding of all the learners in the class, an instructional plan is drafted. While the classroom teacher is central to this process, co-planning with the Collaborative Models of Support (CMOS) team (Learning Support Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Teacher Librarian, Counsellor, Collaborative Support Teacher, etc.) helps to inform personalized projects and student-led inquiry, and the establishment of the individual student and overall class requirements for inclusive, invisible learning support.

 

Teacher Learning Teams and the CMOS team co-plan a schedule of inclusive support. Discussions for the provision of these supports include the educational, medical, and physical needs of each student, the proposed program and support for each student, a student’s self-identified time out of the regular classroom setting, the regular class size and composition, the group dynamics, the professional opinions of the teachers directly affected, the professional training and/or inservice needs of the teachers involved etc. This inclusive support reflects an equitable distribution of available resources.

Student Mental Health

The Habit Loop

 

We all have habit loops. But how do they form? And why do we need them? Is there a difference between good and bad habits? In this quick video, learn the basics of habit loops and how to get back “into the driver’s seat” of your own mind (and life!)

 

Questions to consider while you read or listen to these resources...

1) What do you do unconsciously in your life that contributes to outcomes you don't want?

2) How can you change your environment to make the positive habits easier to do?

3) How do you "optimize for the starting line not the finish line" - be process focused?

4) How can you bring the "reward" to your behaviour change into the forefront? How can you find "evidence" for what you believe in yourself?

5) How can you support your kids in creating positive habits?

PAC Corner

PCPAC EXECUTIVE OPEN POSITIONS

The PAC executive continues to look to add to our team (so that we can continue to have fantastic events like movie night).  The following positions are currently available:

Chair/Co-Chair Position *the role could be done by one individual or two*

Time Commitment – 4-6 hours monthly

- Prepare agenda for quarterly PAC meetings and monthly executive meetings in partnership with the Secretary
- Ensure PAC has everything they need and communicate any requests to Principal as needed
- Work to secure parent volunteers for various events and programs throughout the year (ex. Bookfair/hot lunch program/Back to School BBQ)

 

District-PAC Representative Position

Time Commitment – 2-3 hours quarterly

- Represent Spring Creek at the District PAC quarterly meetings
- Report back to Spring Creek PAC

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us today.

 

Your SCCS PAC Team

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.sccspac.org

Community Workshops, Programs and Events

Important COVID Safety Information

Health Canada Approved Rapid Test Kits

Please read this letter from the BCCDC. Test kits will be distributed from the school office, and must be collected by a parent/guardian. We will not release these kits to students. Office hours are 8:00 am – 3:30 pm to pick these up. You may come during office hours to collect your allotted tests (one box per student). For information on safety and proper use of the test kits, please visit the BCCDC updated information here: Rapid Testing At Home web page.

 

SCCS COVID-19 Communicable Disease Plan

Our SCCS COVID-19 Communicable Disease Plan has been updated for the rescinding of Public Health mandates and is available on our website. 
 
Daily Health Check
All families are asked to continue performing the daily health check with our students prior to sending them to school. You can perform this check online, through an app on your mobile phone, or on via the health check below-staying home when sick helps our community stay safe!

Daily Health Check