Jump Rope for Heart – Update


Jump Rope for Heart thank you prizes will be shipped to schools once they reopen. If your child earned a prize and will NOT be attending Alwin Holland in September and you have NOT already been contact by Mrs. Haynes (Jump Coordinator), please email her (shaynes@prn.bc.ca) your best contact information. She will contact you with pick up options once the prizes have arrived. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Update to Parents

Dear Parents, 

As we move into our fourth week of learning we just wanted to send a quick update to all of you. 

First off, we wanted to say a big thank you for your patience and understanding as our teachers got their new ‘classrooms’ up and running. It has been a big learning curve for everyone and we are very thankful that parents and students have been so kind and excited to try these new ways of learning. 

Secondly, with our new learning platforms being rolled out, our teachers have been working hard to make sure the students’ safety and privacy are at the forefront of their planning. This includes having passwords to attend online meetings and classrooms, waiting rooms enabled in Zoom meetings and only allowing in students who we know. As we work hard to ensure the safety of our students, we do ask parents to help us ensure the safety and privacy of our teachers and staff members. This would include no recordings, pictures being taken or sharing of these images by both students and parents. We thank you for your cooperation with this. 

Lastly, we would like to recognize that many of our families are struggling during this time. We understand that with households of multiple students, working parents, and the stress during this time, schoolwork can be overwhelming. We want to emphasize that you simply do your best to do what you can. Numeracy, Literacy and Social/Emotional Well-being is the priority and teachers have been focusing on this in their planning. If you are struggling with the amount of work or the content, please do not hesitate to contact your teacher; they are here to support you! 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the school if you need any further assistance. Thank you! 

Kind Regards, 

Alwin Holland Admin.

Wednesday, April 15th Parade!

On Wednesday, April 15th, our teachers and staff have arranged something special for our students! Starting at 2:00 pm they will be leaving the school in their cars, and doing a parade around our community honking horns and waving to our students and families. We invite you to wave from your decks, windows or sidewalks! If you do not live on these streets, feel free to go out for a walk and meet us along the route. Of course, please make sure you and your children are being safe and maintaining your physical distancing from others! See attached map for the parade route.

Pick Up of Student Materials

Thank you to all the parents that were able to come to pick up their student’s materials this week. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

We will be holding another pick up for the people who were not able to make their scheduled pick up time. On Tuesday, April 14th from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm in the gym parking lot there will be staff members who will meet you at your car and bring you your student’s materials. Please stay in your car, we will be happy to come to you!

We still have lots of unclaimed shoes! If your child did not receive their shoes, please contact their teacher. Teachers have pictures of shoes that are remaining and you’ll have to identify your child’s shoes from the picture. You can also pick up those shoes during the Tuesday pick up time.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions. We are here to support our families and would like you to know you can always reach out to us if needed. Thank you.

Regards,

Alwin Holland Admin

Wednesday, April 8th Materials Pick Up

Dear Parents.

If you are scheduled to pick up your student’s materials today, Wednesday, April 8th, you are welcome to come by anytime today before 2:30 pm. We will be offering a separate pick up time next week for items that have not been picked up yesterday or today. Time and location will be posted later today.

Thank you all for your understanding and patience.