April 23, 2014 @ 10:48 PM
6:30 PM in the Renfrew School Library
Our children need guidance to ensure their online experience will be safe. Your child has access to a very “public place” which is quickly changing. Teaching your child Internet skills that promote awareness and knowledge to protect her or his personal safety is not an easy task. This workshop will provide an overview of the jargon, the risks, and how to explain Internet safety to your child.
All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. You will have the opportunity to interact with other parents and find out what's working for them.
April 13, 2014 @ 10:47 AM
The Vancouver School Board (VSB) has begun the budget process to decide where funds will be allocated for the 2014/2015 school year. Our children's education is being decided now. Below is the link to a parent survey developed by DPAC. The survey of the parents is meant to be for information purposes to the VSB trustees, so they are better informed when they decide whcih things will be chnaged for next year. Within the survey is a summary of the proposals that will affect students the most. For those that wish to see the all proposals in their entirety, there is a link on the survey front page. Please do your part and take the survey. Our children's education depends on it.
PARENT survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/.........
April 10, 2014 @ 10:46 AM
Thanks to all the parents who attended the last PAC meeting. Minutes are posted here. Also, we've updated both the PAC and Montessori Parents Group finances here.
Some highlights of the PAC meeting:
- Clothing Drive scheduled for May.
- There will be no staff layoffs at the school.
- Enrollement is at 100% with 8 students waitlisted.
- Repainting of playground game lines has been approved and hopefully will happen soon.
- Out of School Care will be open this summer.
- School garden is being expanded.
- Golf Canada chose our school for a sponsored golf program.
- 3 parents were elected to the School Planning Council (i.e. they will represent parents and meet with the principal to discuss plans for the school)
April 8, 2014 @ 10:40 PM
The Hot Lunch program is continuing through to June. Here's what's coming next:
||Apr 18 @ noon
||May 2 @ noon
||May 16 @ noon
||May 23 @ noon
||May 30 @ noon
||Jun 13 @ noon
April 4, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
Parents play a critical role in their child’s education in so many ways; one very importatn way is by guiding their learning at home. This practical session will present strategies that can help your child develop effective homework and study skills and promote lifelong learning. Parents will also learn natural ways to include additional reading and match activities at home. Please join us on Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30 pm in the school library (right after the PAC Meeting). Grandparents are also welcome. Child minding will be provided.
April 1, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Come join us at Renfrew to see street-style dance group Project Soul. Our kids will enjoy a high energy performance including poppers, breakdancers, lockers and hip hop dancers. Learn more here.
Here's a sample from their ArtStarts Showcase 2012: