Features & Resources

May 2, 2020

Week 6 COVID-19: Principal’s Update

May 1st, 2020

Dear Families,

May 4th marks week six of our remote learning. The Connaught staff has been working hard to provide opportunities for children to connect, learn and engage in our virtual classrooms. We know that there are challenges that come along with remote learning. So, if you are struggling, please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher or me. Working together is so important during this time and we are all here to support you.

Books! Books! Books!

I am an avid reader and know the joy that a great book can bring. While online platforms provide some wonderful options, there is something special about having a book in your hands. When I have been connecting with families one of the main things I have been hearing is that they have read (and reread) every book in their house. I would like to help with that.

If you would like me to choose some books for your child/ren to take out of our library, please email me directly and we will set-up a pick-up time.

For this week, I’d like to share the following update:

May 4th – May 8th:

  • Your child’s teacher will be sending home a weekly learning plan. Please do the parts that work for your family. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher.
  • If you would like to check out library books please email me (jscorda@sd40.bc.ca)
  • With your child/ren, please watch and review this important video from New Westminster School District on Digital Citizenship: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wwpq0BF8XKh2JbZ5dv4EQbUUo3pU5EXY/view?usp=sharing
  • I have read a new, great story. To share it with your child/ren, you can go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KclMPr_ttr8&t
  • The health and safety of our community of staff, students, and families is the top priority and we ask that you not visit the school at this time. If you wish to come pick up some essential belongings please contact me or your child’s teacher to make an appointment.

Last week I mailed each child from Connaught a letter. I remember the excitement I felt as a child when I got a letter addressed to me. I hope that your child felt that same excitement. In the letter I let them know that each morning I sing to myself “the sun will come out tomorrow.” Your children are the sun to me and I can’t wait till we can all be together, in person, again.

Thinking of all of you,

Jennifer Scorda