The Week Ahead – Jan 30 – Feb 3, 2023

Posted: January 29, 2023

Families of Shortreed,

We hope you enjoyed the sunshine this weekend and are prepared for the colder week ahead. Please make sure your children come prepared to be outside for recess and lunch each day (even if it is cold and wet). We have a great selection of free (gently used) coats and boots/shoes in our office foyer if your child is in need of a new (used) one. Just pop by any time to check out the selection.

This week is an abbreviated newsletter as we did not have the chance to get into many classes so our goal for next week is to share a Good Thing from each class.

The kids and families outdid themselves this past week with their school spirit for crazy headwear and hair day! Thank you for your efforts in making it a fun day.

Our grade 5 basketball players have been practicing in the mornings twice a week since the start of January and are excited to have their first scrimmage of the year after school on Monday as Team 1 will play Team 2. Their first game against another school will be next week.

Mrs. Romas started our morning fitness routine of Bootcamp for some students who can benefit from an opportunity to work out and get the “wiggles” out. This self-regulation option takes place each day from 8:50-9:10.

We had a lockdown drill this past week and the kids did very well. If your child has any questions or concerns/worries, please let me know.

A reminder that Spirit Wear orders are due by Tuesday evening. You can check out the options here and pay via your School Cash Online account.

As always, we want to acknowledge that we, in the Langley School District, work, learn, and play on the unceded ancestral lands of the Matsqui, Kwantlen, Katzie, and Semiahmoo First Nations. We strive to ensure that every child feels like they belong and every family knows that Every Child Matters.

We hope you take some time to read up on the reminders and info for the weeks ahead at Shortreed!

The Week Ahead

Monday – Grade. 5 Basketball 2:45-4:00 (Team 1 vs Team 2)
Tuesday – Gr. 5 basketball practice 7:45; Spirit Wear Orders due
Friday – Gr. 5 basketball practice 7:45

Month at a Glance

Monday, Feb 6 – Gr. 5 Basketball Game – Team 1 vs Team 2 3:00
Wednesday, Feb 8 – Gr. 5 Basketball Game at Uplands 3:00
Wednesday, Feb 8
 – Hot Lunch – A & W
Friday, Feb 10 – Pro-D Day (no school for students)
Monday, Feb 13 – Design and Assessment Day (no school for students)
Tuesday, Feb 14 – Have a Heart Day, Spirit Day – Red/Pink/White Day
Wednesday, Feb 15 – Gr. 5 Basketball hosts Nicomekl 3:00
Friday, Feb 17 – EQ Drill
Monday, Feb 20 – Family Day (schools closed)
Feb 21-24 – Diversity and Respect Week
Tuesday, Feb 21 – Gr 5 Basketball at Douglas Park 3:00
Wednesday, Feb 22
 – Pink Shirt Day, Gr. 5 Basketball hosts Parkside 3:00, PAC Popcorn Day
Friday, Feb 24 – Shortreed Spirit Day – Tye Dye and Rainbow Day
Monday, Feb 27 – Gr. 5 Basketball hosts Simonds
Tuesday, Feb 28 – Gr. 5 Basketball at James Hill
Wednesday, March 1
– Student Inclusive Conference Day/Evening – no school for students (only attend their conference time if it is on this day)

PAC News

Hot Lunch is up and running and ready for your orders!!!

Returning Parents: Please sign in to your Munch-a-lunch account at

New Families: Please go to this link: click on the “Register Here” button and follow the instructions to create an account.

Wed. Feb. 8 – A&W (order cut off: Jan. 30)
Wed. Feb. 22 – Popcorn Day (order cut off: Feb. 20)
Wed. Mar. 8 – McDonald’s (order cut off: Feb. 27)
Wed. Mar. 29 – Tim Bit’s Day (order cut off: Mar. 20)
(cash payments for Tim Bit day will be due before spring break)
Payment Options: You can pay online through Munchalunch or you can send in cash or cheques (cheques for orders over $25.00 only) in an envelope with your child’s full name and division clearly indicated on the outside.

Late orders cannot be accepted. Extras will be available for purchase on the day of hot lunch/treat days. We cannot guarantee what will be available and cannot hold these items for students.

Important Updates and Reminders

  • Parent/Guardian Information Meeting: Admin Procedure 356

    The District invites interested parents/guardians, students, staff, and members of the school community to learn more about Administrative Procedure 356 at an upcoming information meeting. Administrative Procedure 356 is one of many administrative procedures and practices established by the Superintendent of Schools that directs staff on their work. AP 356 was developed to improve the District’s “guidance for staff for supporting students who have been suspended as well as developing guidelines for medical exclusions.” The meeting is on Monday, January 31, 2023 at 7pm. The location will be communicated to registered attendees prior to the event. To learn more about AP 356 and to attend the meeting, please register by completing an online form on our District website here. See graphic here.

  • Before/After School Care at Shortreed for 2023!
  • If your family needs some support for breakfast before school, our breakfast program runs at 8:20 each day. Students must come every day and be on time. Please register here.
  • Please have your child come prepared for the weather (coats, hood, gloves, boots) as most days are outside days at Shortreed. If you are in need of coats or shoes/boots, come and check out our selection in our Coat/Shoe/Boot exchange!
  • If your child is sick, please keep them home until the symptoms have improved.
  • Our school parking lot is closed between 8:15-9:00 and 2:00-2:45 (other than daycare, buses, and vehicles for people with a disability). The church across the street graciously allows us to use their parking lot for pick-up and drop-off so please park there or along 28th Ave. Do not park in the “no parking” (coned) areas along the yellow curbs. No u-turns.

Community Events and Information

Check out all the community events and opportunities on the Langley School District Community Bulletin Board by clicking here.

Mary Poppins!

Little Voices at Shortreed

Shortreed Community Elementary

27330 28 Avenue, Aldergrove
BC, V4W 3K1
Phone: 604-856-4167
Fax: 604-856-7523