Footwear?

Do any of these shoes/boots belong to your child? Call the office or email alwinholland@prn.bc.ca with your child’s name and the number of the shoes/boots that belong to them. We can get back to you for pick up options. At the end of the month any unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity.

World’s Finest Chocolates

We still have 9 cases of chocolates to sell (1 mixed and 8 almond). If you are interested in grabbing a case to sell, please contact the office by Wednesday, April 15th. We want to give our AH community one more opportunity to raise money for our gardening projects. After the 15th any unsold chocolates will be donated on behalf of the AH community as a thank you to essential service workers (police, fire fighters, ambulance, and hospital workers). We are very grateful to the ESWs and their service to our community.

Thank you to those people who sold some of the cases for us. We really appreciate your efforts.

Easter Egg Hunt

Hello, Alwin Holland Community! Easter is coming soon, and we have an activity for families. Feel free to participate or not. Feel free to share this idea with friends and relatives. (You’ve probably already heard of this idea.)

Create Easter eggs out of paper or other materials you have at home and put them in your windows that can be seen from the main roads. This week and weekend families can walk, bike, drive around FSJ and do an Easter egg hunt.

Materials Pick Up

Materials Pick Up
Staff have been working to safely pack up students’ materials including indoor shoes. In some cases, teachers have shared pictures of items/shoes and have asked you to identify anything belonging to your child so that those items can be packed up as well. We are hoping that parents will not need to make repeated trips to the school. Lost and Found items from before the break are no longer at the school.

Beginning on Tuesday, April 7th, we will have pick up at the gym doors. 

There are two outside doors to the gym: parking lot side and tarmac (or portable) side

We have scheduled pick up by the last name of the student. Do not come early as items will not be in the gym ahead of schedule. 

We ask that one adult per family comes to do pick up.

Please do not come if you are unwell or are self-isolating. 

Procedure:

  • Line up at the appropriate gym door – keep 6 feet away from others
  • When it is your turn, give the staff member your child’s/children’s first and last name(s)
  • Staff member will find the items and place them on the table

If you are unable to make the scheduled time, we will schedule additional times the following week. 

Because we are a large school we are unable to accommodate specific requests. 

Tentative Schedule – Any updates will be posted Monday

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Parking Lot DoorsTarmac Doors
9:30-10:30A and C B
11:00-12:00D and E F and G
12:30-1:30H and I J and K
2:00-3:00L M
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Parking Lot DoorsTarmac Doors
9:30-10:30N and O P
11:00-12:00R S
12:30-1:30T, U, V W and Z
2:00-3:00To be determinedTo be determined

Classes Suspended

Please continue to watch the district’s website: www.prn.bc.ca for updated information, letters from the province, etc. In-person classes have been suspended. As well, our school is closed to outside user groups.

Below is the post from the superintendent, Stephen Petrucci.

Before/After School Care

We are exploring the possibility of offering before and after school care next year. This service would require parents to register their children and pay a fee. Immediately after Spring Break, we will be contacting our future families to see if there is enough interest to go forward with appropriate renovations, etc. If you are interested, you can let us know sooner by emailing the principal, Jerelyn Orcutt at jorcutt@prn.bc.ca The sooner we know that there is enough interest, the sooner we can move ahead with firm plans.

Confident Parents – Thriving Kids – Anxiety Program

We shared this information earlier this year. They have re-sent the poster and the description below:

The Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Anxiety Program is a web and telephone-based coaching service for parents and caregivers that effectively reduces mild to moderate anxiety in their children ages 3 – 12.

Through a series of online videos demonstrating key concepts and approaches, supported by 4 to 8 telephone coaching sessions, parents and caregivers build skills and strategies they can use with their child at home, at school and with friends.

Developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division in collaboration with BC experts who work extensively with children experiencing anxiety and their families, this ‘made in BC’ program incorporates concepts from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

The new Anxiety Program builds on the success of the award-winning Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Behaviour Program, in which 85% of families who complete the program report good or very good improvement in their child’s behaviour.

These phone- and web-based programs improve access to early interventions by reducing barriers to support such as long wait times, cost, distance and stigma associated with accessing interventions.

Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Anxiety Program is available at no cost to families across BC through teacher or school counsellor referral.