Welcome to Aspen Park Elementary School for the 2014 - 2015 school year. We wish everyone a successful and enjoyable school year. Based on teacher strike action from June 2014, all students have been assigned to the next grade for September 2014. We have now confirmed from the Superintendent that the start of school will be disrupted. School is closed on Tuesday the 2nd as there will be teacher pickets at Aspen and all schools. New bulletin is attached below! Please do not send your child to school. We expect pickets to remain up in the coming days.
When school does start, Kindergarten students will start on a gradual entry to school and students in divisions 9 and 10 and 11 have been divided into 2 groups with their own gradual entry schedules. Parents should have received a letter from us explaining the groupings and times for the first week for the Ks and grade 1s.
When school does start, students in grades 2 to 7 will spend some time 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.
The school district has released the 2014-2015 district calendar for parents. It is attached below. We also know now that the 2014-2015 school year will have slightly different start and end times. Aspen and all Elementary schools will start at 08:40am and end at 14:30 (2:30pm). Recess will be 10:15-10:30am. Lunch will be 11:45am to 12:25pm (with afternoon instruction starting again at 12:30pm). Aspen will continue to have outside recess from 11:45am to 12:10pm and then lunch eating time until 12:25pm. PLC days continue for 2014-2015 and there is a schedule below for which Wednesdays will be PLC early dismissals.
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 1