Spring Creek Communicator - March 10, 2023
Message from Spring Creek Administration
Local Parent Book Launch Event
Local parent Paul Shore has just launched a children’s graphic novel and will be holding Whistler launch events at Armchair Books and the Whistler Public Library on March 19th. He promises that the readings and jammed toast flipping at the WPL will be great fun! Event details are on his website’s News page, just below the CBC TV coverage… www.savetheplanetbook.com/news.
Planning for 2023-24 School Year
Are you planning to move to another school for the next school year? Is your child planning to leave the French Immersion program? Do you plan to enroll another child that’s not in kindergarten? Please inform our office [email protected] so we can plan for our next school year.
Parent Responses Requested - Student Learning Survey
Learning Connections from Staff and Students
What does an educated society look like?
- are able to think critically and creatively and adapt to change;
- accept the tolerant and multifaceted nature of Canadian society; and,
- are motivated to participate actively in our democratic institutions.
To that end, British Columbia’s schools assist in developing citizens who:
- Are thoughtful and able to learn and to think critically, and can communicate;
- Information from a broad knowledge base;
- Are creative, flexible, and self-motivated and have a positive self-image;
- Are capable of making independent decisions;
- Are skilled and able to contribute to society generally, including the world of work;
- Are productive, gain satisfaction through achievement, and strive for physical well-being;
- Are co-operative, principled, and respectful of others regardless of differences; and,
- Are aware of the rights of the individual and are prepared to exercise the responsibilities of the individual within the family, the community, Canada, and the world.
Student Mental Health
- Allow students to re-do work
- Post schedule and have predictable classroom routines & expectations
- Talk about mental health in a positive manner & educate other students
- Consider use of technology
- Systematically teach social skills including conflict management, and how to be assertive in an appropriate manner
- Structure activities so student isn’t left out and use activities that encourage positive student interaction
- Watch for increased symptoms and don’t be afraid to interrupt activities that are upsetting
- Try to eliminate stressful situations, make classroom easy to move through, have a safe comfortable spot is possible
- Involve and partner with families and mental health professionals
- Incorporate breaks and large muscle activity into the day
- Be predictable, consistent and repetitive
- Break assignments into manageable steps
- Identify a safe place student can go to regain composure when frustrated or angry- make sure student is capable and supervised if needed
- Establish regular meetings with family to get updates
- Reduce stress go slow when introducing new situations
- Do assessments so you can build on any strengths you can capitalize on
- Help students set realistic academic goals
- Educate other students and encourage them to extend friendship
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SPRING EVENTS!
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Important COVID Safety Information
Health Canada Approved Rapid Test Kits
Test kits are still available to be picked up from the school office, but 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 tests. 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