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Here are some pics of our trip to the Piper Creek fish hatchery last Friday. Haa’wa to Terry-Lynn, Peter, and Brad for hosting us and educating the group. ...

The lovely Lianna Luna singing her heart out on Remembrance Day! ...

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Great job Lianna and Dad!

Well done, Lianna!

Sweetie ❤️




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The Poppy Song ...

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Thank you for not only holding a Remembrance Day ceremony with song with the children of ALM, but also giving us a song to focus on for Sandspit's Remembrance Day.

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Remembrance Day gathering this morning. ...

Remembrance Day gathering this morning.Image attachment

Update to field trip on Friday:
students will head out to the Hatchery after lunch (12:50 - 3:00 pm) instead of the morning.

Permission forms will be going home today with students for the Hatchery Tour at Piper Creek this Friday morning.
Please sign and return the forms to the office for Tuesday morning.

Please pack a water bottle and a snack. Also, please keep a change of clothes at the school.

Good morning parents, a friendly reminder that today is a half day for students, school is out at noon. The afternoon is teacher parent meetings. ...

The Community Library is doing a Halloween Book Giveaway tomorrow from 9-1 for kids and parents. It sounds fun and a good way to stock up on good reading. Happy Halloween everyone! 🎃👻 ...

Dear Parents:
The teaching staff of ALM is offering a parent-teacher afternoon on the 4th of November between 1:00 - 6:00 pm. If you are interested in discussing your child's progress so far this school year, please contact Miss. Sexton at 637-5454 to book an appointment.

Sing.gaay 'laa - Good morning

re: Parent Advisory Committee

This is a reminder to the parents of ALM that at this time the school does not have an official PAC. This Is something that needs to be organized by the parents and once that happens meeting invites can be sent out to all concerned parties. (virtual or otherwise).

The PAC has had very important and supportive role historically and is something that improves not only community relations, but the experience of the students. That said, I have had the installation of security cameras sitting on my desk since last spring. In order to get security cameras installed Steve Goffic would need a letter giving him and the district written permission.

Can a PAC representative please put together a letter of support for this. If you have any questions you can contact the school or myself directly.

Sincerely and Haawa,

Will Bedard
Principal of ALM

PS - here is an email that was supposed to be shared at the first PAC meeting.

Dear, Parents' Advisory Council
School District No 50 is looking to add video surveillance to Agnes L. Mathers Elementary for reasons of enhancing the safety of students, staff, and others on school premises, and deterring destructive acts. School District No 50 recognizes both its legal obligations to provide appropriate levels of supervision in the interests of student safety and the fact that students and staff have privacy rights that are reduced, but not eliminated, while at school. Thus video surveillance must be carried out in a way that respects student and staff privacy rights.
A recording is recognized to be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA).
School District No 50 is asking The Parents' Advisory Council (PAC) for permission to add nine cameras to the school. Seven cameras will be added to the exterior of the building. with efforts made to not have residential homes in the camera shots. Two cameras will be added to the interior of the building: one covering the hallway and one covering the front entrance. Efforts will be made to not have view of classrooms or offices in the camera shots.

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Will Bedard Principal
Brenda Sexton Administrative Assistant
Behn Cochrane Grades K/1/2/3
Jessica Marra Grades 4/5/6/7
Wouter Pelunis Special Education Resource Teacher
Rhonda McNeil Indigenous Resource Worker
Rhonda McNeil Strong Start Coordinator
Kim Forbes Education Assistant / Librarian
Lindsay Quaas Education Assistant
Jennifer Byrne-Wissink Counsellor
Wendy Watts Child and Youth Counselling Services
Jacquie Taylor Speech and Language Pathologist


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Agnes L. Mathers

PO Box 227
Sandspit BC. V0T 1T0

Tel.: 250-637-5454
Fax: 250-637-5451

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