Welcome to Aspen Park Elementary School for the 2014 - 2015 school year. We wish everyone a successful and enjoyable school year. The Government and the teachers have reached a tentative deal to end the teacher's strike. We do not know when school will start but teachers must vote to ratify this tentative deal before school can start (probably voting on Thursday the 18th). Look for school to start on Monday the 22nd. Hurray!
We believe the first day, Monday the 22nd, will be like a regular "first day":
When school does start, Kindergarten students will start on a gradual entry to school. Students in divisions 9 and 10 and 11 have been divided into 2 groups with their own gradual entry schedules. Parents should now expect an email from us explaining the gradual entry that will start on the 22nd. We will also post it here.
Students in grades 2 to 7 will meet in the gym on Monday the 22nd at 8:40am. They should find their name on the various house/colour lists on the gym walls. Student will spend Monday to Wednesday in multi-age groups going through a series of 7-habits lessons and other activities like fire drills and the whole school Terry Fox Run.
New Registrations to Aspen: You can visit the school and talk with Ms Wester or myself or you can register using the online registration form at http://www.sd71.bc.ca/student-registration-form.php This does not guarantee your child a spot at this school but we will contact you right away to discuss your registration. At this point we have very few spaces left for September at any grade level.
Strong Start will begin on September 24th if the teacher's strike is settled this week!
Aspen's school calendar is always online. Click up at the top left link where it says Aspen Web Calendar 2014 2015. Looking forward to seeing everyone back at school soon.
Charles Schilling and Corinne Wester,
Main page updated Sept 16 at noon.