Parent Update February 13 – February 15 – Connect Charter School

Connect Charter Family Weekly Update

February 13 - February 15

This Week's Highlights

Congratulations to our senior boys basketball team!
As of Thursday, the jackpot is sitting at $3,300 – winner takes $1,650 and the rest goes to the school for classroom and field equipment. Anyone can buy a ticket, so please send around to anyone who’s high on their luck!
Tickets are on sale through Feb. 28 and the drawing will take place March 1. 
Next Meeting Tuesday Feb. 21 at 6:30pm (virtual): Join in to hear from Principal Bennet, School Council & Parent Society
Meeting Minutes from January 24: 
Open positions:
– Help is needed to lead the Meat Fundraiser in April – grab a friend and do it together!
– New directors and executives are needed for next year, and will be elected at the AGMs in April
Contact School Council at and Parent Society at [email protected] with inquiries on these opportunities. 
Coming up:
Late February: a well-timed Purdy’s chocolate fundraiser to get treats home before Spring Break. Thanks to Tricia Gibbs for her help in leading this again!
Thursday, April 20: Family Movie Night at Connect! Students will play a part in voting for the movie and will settle into the gym on mats (bring pillows, blankets, etc). We will host a simultaneous interactive parent seminar by Julie Freedman Smith, a former Connect parent and co-founder of Parenting Power. There will be an option to order dinner and/or buy snacks at the event. More details to come! 

Calling ALL chocolate-lovers! It’s our Easter Extravaganza fundraising campaign. Its a great way to celebrate Easter, Passover, Eid-al-Fitr, or any other holiday that you observe.

We’re teaming up with Purdys Chocolatier to fundraise for Connect Charter School in hopes of raising $6,000! We had a successful Holiday campaign and are excited to this to the school again as Spring approaches. There are even vegan and sugar free options. 

Stock up on your favourite Purdys treats (did someone say Hedgehogs?) AND support our school at the same time—it’s the best of both worlds. So satisfy those cravings, get all your holiday gift-shopping done while supporting a great cause.


All fundraising profit raised will directly support the installation of water bottle water fountains for the school.  

Ordering is as easy as eating chocolate. Click this link You’ll need to create a profile and then click “Join Campaign”, enter campaign number – 1594771-103678, and order to your heart’s content! Already have a profile, just sign in and give our campaign number – 1594771-103678. Easiest way is to click on the header “Shop Online” and “Use Marketplace”. This allows you to see pictures of all of the yummy offers for you to order. 

The order deadline is March 3, 2023, so get shopping! And feel free to invite family and friends to order too. Pick up will be at the student-led conferences in March, prior to the Spring Break. 

Thank you EVERYONE for your support. Even if you can’t buy chocolates from us, it would mean the world if you could share this fundraiser link to everyone you know!

Hoppy chocolating!

Have a wonderful week, Connect!

Shannon Bennett 

Shashi Shergill
Assistant Principal

Andrea Friesen
Assistant Principal