We would like to welcome our new "Principal for the Day" - Grade 7 student, Ms. Quantal Kelly-Gabriel! Ms. Kelly-Gabriel raised the most money for our Jump Rope for Heart event that happened just before Spring Break. As a result, she gets to be Principal for the Day. She was excited to get started so she has chosen Monday, April 27 to be her day to be principal. She has made Monday, April 27 - PAJAMA DAY and NO HOMEWORK DAY! She is going to be one popular principal!
We would also like to congratulate Grade 2 students, Audrey and Justin for also raising over $500.00 each for our event. The three students who raised the most money for the event will be having lunch with Mrs. Henriksen on Monday. Lucky her!!!
In all, our school raised just over $6000.00 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation! What a caring school community we have here at FLE! Thank you to you all!
Fun Night is coming on Thursday, April 30 (5:30-8:30)! If you would like to pre-order pizza or tickets, the orders are due on Monday. Please send in your form or order on Munch (under fundraising). Also, we are still collecting for the Silent Auction baskets. You can send things in to school with your child(ren) on Monday (that's the deadline). The categories we are collecting for include: Lego, Gardening, Arts and Crafts, Books, and Baker's Delight! We are also looking for volunteers as well, if you are able. We really appreciate all the help and effort that it takes to put on such a great community event.
Week of Wheels
This upcoming week is Week of Wheels! If you are new here at FLE, that means that students can bring their wheeled items (no pedals or motors) to school each day (Monday - Thursday) and ride around in designated areas at recess and lunch. All students must wear a helmet (not share with someone) if they are planning to participate. Some things the students can bring to ride include: scooters, roller skates, roller blades, and skateboards. This year, the Grade 6/7 will have a separate location to ride their skateboards. Thanks to all the parents/guardians and grandparents who have volunteered to help out. Here is the schedule, as a reminder: Week of Wheels Volunteer Schedule (click on the blue words).
There are a couple of spaces still available, if you are wanting to help out. The more the merrier!
Cross Country Championship Race
We are so proud of our Cross Country team. They were so enthusiastic and interested in participating in this team. There were 4 students who placed in the top 8 during one or more of the races from the previous weeks. These students will get to participate in the Cross Country Championship Race on Tuesday. These students include: Ryder M., Justin M., Kaeden H., Daniel G. If you happen to see these students, wish them luck for their race.
If your child is entering kindergarten in the fall you will be receiving an invitation to the afternoon May 12 orientation very soon. Once you receive the invitation, please contact the office to confirm your attendance. We look forward to meeting our new Kindergarteners and their parents on Tuesday, May 12!
Our current Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 12:10 on this day (Tuesday, May 12th) to accommodate for our new Kindergarten students visiting.
Terry Fox Run
Our FLE Terry Fox Run will take place on the afternoon of Friday, May 15. We will let you know more as we get closer. Parents, of course, are always welcome to join us!
Clothesline Clothing Donation Box
The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) has offered to provide the Foundation with $27,000 or $600/school per year. In return, they would like to put their red bins in a convenient spot outside our school for the collection of donated clothing. The association picks up the clothing twice a week and will come immediately to clean up any garbage or furniture items that might accumulate around the bin. The bin will be installed on Wednesday near edge of the staff parking lot. The majority of schools in Langley are providing this opportunity for the CDA. We're going to give it a try and see how it goes.
Community Support Initiatives
The FORCE Society (Community support for parents and students touched by mental health challenges) has advertised the need for local parent/youth representation on the Child and Youth, Mental Health, Substance Use Collaborative (CYMHSU).
The CYMHSU Collaborative is made up of children, youth and their families, Aboriginal people, ministries, health authorities, schools, physicians, clinicians and communities. The purpose of the Collaborative is to share our knowledge and experience with the aim of increasing the number of children, youth and their families receiving timely access to integrated mental health and substance use services and to support and document examples and results of the involvement of children, youth and families in decisions related to program design, clinical practice and policy development.
You can find the two recruitment flyers (one for parents, one for youth) on our Community Events page here.
This Week at FLE
- Quantal Kelly-Gabriel principal for the Day
- Pajama Day (for everyone) & No Homework Day (please do not give homework tonight. – Talk to Quantal)
- Cross Country Championship Race – Aldergrove Lake Park: Ryder, Justin, Kaeden & Daniel all qualified!
- Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement Regional Consultation – 6-8pm – ACSS Library
- National Day of Mourning (the flags will be flown at half mast in recognition of those who have, sadly, lost their lives at work or as a result of work-related injuries)
- Fun Night – 5:30-8:30pm
- Professional Development Day. No school for students
- Aboriginal First Salmon Ceremony – 12pm – 4pm
For your reading pleasure:
Power of #Edcamp35 (a parent's perspective)
Videos to view:
Go Outside and Enjoy the Beautiful Weather
Our Grade 6/7 Band performs
Mark Your Calendars
• May 7 – PAC meeting – AGM – 6:30pm
• May 8 – Pick up of Hanging Baskets Day
• May 11 – Collaboration morning #5
• May 12 - Kindergarten Orientation – 1:00-1:45 & 2:00 – 2:45 (K’s go home at 12:10)
• May 13 – Tennis #1
• May 15 – Terry Fox Run (in the afternoon)
• May 18 - Victoria Day – no School
• May 20 – Tennis #2
• May 26 – Band Concert – 6:30-7:00pm
• May 27 – Tennis #3
• May 28 – Track and Field Meet
• May 30 – Golf Tournament and Dinner