Tel: (604) 463-7108 Fax: (604) 463-7467
21023 123 Avenue
Maple Ridge, B.C.
Principal: Mme Shelley Linton: email@example.com
Vice Principal: Mme Donna Servant: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday Sept 30 Pizza Day and Terry Fox Run
Tuesday October 4 Student Photos
Monday October 10 Thanksgiving (Schools Closed)
Tuesday October 18 Intermediate Cross Country at Alouette Lake
Wednesday October 19 Primary Cross Country at Albion sports fields
Friday October 21 Professional Development Day (Provincial) Schools Closed
Our committed team at Laity View has been working diligently to prepare for a wonderful year. We will be working with the new curriculum which aims to prepare children with the skills they will need to be successful citizens. A new component of the curriculum is the core competencies; personal and social responsibility, critical and creative thinking, and communication. This is a positive step forward as research shows that social and emotional competence is connected to academic achievement. We know that tomorrow’s society will need to be able to compromise, to solve problems peacefully and to be altruistic. Aristotle writes; Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” We believe it takes a village to raise a child, and will continue to promote a caring and collaborative culture at our school.
Often, a new school year instills both excitement and anxiety in many of us. Talking about your child’s feelings about school helps them to understand that these emotions are common. Remain calm and supportive. Remember, your own perspective can also inform how your child will view school. Give your child time to settle into their new classroom, make new friends, and adjust to a new teacher. Asking them to share the positive parts of their day can help them to feel content about going to school. We look forward to working together to help make your child’s experience a positive one.
Mme Shelley Linton
Mme Donna Servant