October Parent / Teacher Conferences are scheduled for:
THURSDAY OCT 5, 2023 4:00pm – 8:00pm (In-Person)
(Excluding 8.3/8.4 classes for this Thursday Oct 5 date only)
FRIDAY OCT 6, 2023 8:00am – 1:00pm
(8:00am – 9:00am In-Person)
(9:00am – 1:00pm Virtual)
Bookings will open on Monday October 2 at 8:00am.
Bookings will close on Thursday Oct 5 at 12:00pm.
Conferences are available for booking through your PowerSchool parent account.
PS Parent Account Login Link https://connectcharter.powerschool.com/public/home.html
Select the Application Launch icon (box with an arrow)
Select Conference Manager from the menu list
Raising Digitally Responsible Youth – A Resource for Digital Citizenship
Safer Schools Together acknowledges the challenges of modern parenting, especially with the surge in technology and social media. To assist, they’re offering access to their guide, “Raising Digitally Responsible Youth.” Aimed at parents and caregivers, this guide provides insights into popular social media platforms, video games, and emerging trends that children might engage with. It includes practical tips, step-by-step instructions, and definitions for widely used apps like TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram.
We want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your patience and understanding as we have diligently worked through some important revisions to the way our volunteers obtain their police clearances.
We are pleased to inform you that the issues we encountered have now been successfully resolved. This means that parents who need to obtain a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search can proceed by
1. Reach out to our office at [email protected].
2. Our team will provide you with a copy of our Volunteer Handbook, and a Volunteer Application/Agreement (to be completed via google form);
3. Upon our receipt of your google form results, we will email you a pre-paid link to obtain your Police Information Check (PIC) with Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS);
4. Upon receipt of your PIC with VSS, you will download the result as a PDF and send it to the office with the accompanying passcode.
Your commitment to our school community and your dedication to volunteer your time is deeply appreciated.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or require further assistance.
FREE COFFEE & MORNING TREATS! MONDAY, OCTOBER 2 (10-11am)
Our first School Council / Parent Society meeting will be IN PERSON (and virtual*) with coffee in the Learning Commons. Cheer on our Terry Fox runners before (grades 7-9) or after (grades 4-6) the meeting. ALL parents are welcome to listen and encouraged to ask questions. Principal Bennett will provide an update on school happenings and this year’s initiatives. Get the details on School Council events and Parent Society fundraisers. Find out how you can get involved in building our school community. See you there! *Virtual option: a link will be sent out to all parents in advance of the meeting.
Dear Connect Families,
Connect Charter is proud to continue the tradition of supporting cancer research through our participation in the Terry Fox Run! Our aim is to encourage leadership in our students and create positive agents of change in our community; to continue our mission of Developing Students as Extraordinary Citizens.
As a member of our community, we happily invite you to join us on October 2nd for the event. It is to be an event dedicated to Terry’s vision, a Marathon of Hope. Hope is the vision, and through our participation and donation we celebrate the strides made to combat cancer and celebrate life. Come celebrate with us, and if time permits, join our Parent Council meeting happening on the same morning. Changing the world can also start with contributing with your voice and input, and we would love to see you at both events!
Your Child’s Terry Fox Run Schedule
Grades 4, 5 and 6 will attend a presentation in the main gym at 10:45am. Our presentation from the Terry Fox Foundation comes from none other than Ken Larson, a former schoolmate of Terry Fox, as well as public speaker and executive coach. Following the presentation we hope to be in the field running by 11:10 till noon! If you decide to attend the Parent Council meeting, it ends at 11am, which means you have plenty of time to cheer on our avid citizens as they continue Terry’s legacy of hope and optimism.
Your Child’s Terry Fox Run Schedule
Grades 7, 8, and 9 in the main gym at 9:00am. Our presentation from the Terry Fox Foundation comes from none other than Ken Larson, a former schoolmate of Terry Fox, as well as public speaker and executive coach. Following the presentation we hope to be in the field running by 9:30 till 10:15! If you decide to attend the Parent Council meeting, it begins at 10am, which means you have plenty of time beforehand to cheer on our avid citizens as they continue Terry’s legacy of hope and optimism.
Donating for the Future
Please. It is quite easy, and it really is our future we donate towards.
To place a donation: schools.terryfox.ca/31305
Finally, while we have certainly discussed Terry and his Marathon of Hope in our own classrooms, we encourage you to continue the conversation at home. We have placed a few links below that provide some background and general information, but if you have your own personal stories, we would love for you to share them with your child, and in turn, allow them to become part of our greater school conversations and experiences. Thank you.
Have a wonderful week, Connect!