March 13 – March 17 – Connect Charter School

Connect Charter Family Weekly Update

March 13 - March 17

This Week's Highlights

Good times at our teacher vs. student volleyball and basketball event.


Thanks for ordering to help support school fundraising! As long as your child isn’t expecting the Easter Bunny, we’ll send packages home with students before the break. Otherwise you may pick up chocolates from the office on March 23 or 24, during school conferences.


Thursday April 20

The evening will kick off around 5:30pm with dinner, which will be pre-ordered in advance (Little Caesar’s) or BYO. Drinks, popcorn and chips will be for sale but the movie and parent education seminar are FREE, starting around 6:15pm. We expect to wrap up by 8:30pm, making this an easy weeknight commitment.

Students will be voting on the choice of movie during their Creative Tech classes next week (March 13-17). Below are the movies on offer – check out the trailers if you like!

~ The Bad Guys: Watch trailer

~ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: Watch trailer

~ Jungle Cruise: Watch trailer

~ Puss in Boots 2 – The Last Wish: Watch trailer

Parents – regardless of whether your student is attending the movie – are invited to a special program and conversation with Julie Freeman Smith. We’ll talk about parenting in a post-pandemic world and pick up new ideas and tools to help with current challenges we may be facing. Julie was a Connect Charter parent so she “gets us”. We’re thrilled to welcome her back in the school.

We’ll start to collect RSVPs and dinner orders just before Spring Break. Don’t miss it!

Author, Blogger, Podcast Host, and Parenting Expert, Julie Freedman Smith has been supporting parents for over 20 years. Her clients include individual families, schools and organizations supporting caring parents who want to best-help their kids. Julie believes that parenting is hard – it’s easier together, and combines research-based information, humorous anecdotes and parenting hacks resulting in audiences and clients ready to face their parenting challenges head on!


Julie’s tips and strategies have been found in the National Post, the Globe and Mail, Today’s Parent Magazine, Canadian Families Magazine,, and She frequently appears on local and provincial media and has been a guest expert on CBC Radio’s The Current. Julie has also interviewed many parenting experts from around the world and is eager to share what she has learned from those conversations.


Julie is the creator and founder of Parent – Break, an online community providing time and space for parents to get in touch with themselves and each other, to offer guidance, and to acknowledge the challenges of parenting while celebrating the successes. She’d love for you to join her

Have a wonderful week, Connect!

Shannon Bennett 

Shashi Shergill
Assistant Principal

Andrea Friesen
Assistant Principal