The Week Ahead – January 10-14, 2022

Posted: January 9, 2022

Families of Shortreed,

Here is the OFFICIAL welcome back to all students!  We cannot wait to see you all at school this week.

As was shared on Friday, an email was sent from the district that included the Continuity of Learning Plan (you can also read it here) along with some information specific to Shortreed about the restart. Please make sure you read this information.

January is a month with not a lot of events happening but it is always good to stay in contact about what is happening each week and month at Shortreed. Some of you have asked about photo retakes and we have not had them come in yet. When they arrive, they will be sent home with students.

A note to students of Ms. Kaur, Ms. Holmes, and Mr. D’s classes. Due to the scaffolding for the Seismic Upgrade, please line up along the fence near the general school entrance/exit near your classroom. Students will be picked up there as well.

A reminder that if parents need to come to the school, please make an appointment or come through the front doors and wait for Mrs. Molina by the table.

As always, we are honoured to do our important work and learning on the unceded ancestral lands of the Matsqui, Kwantlen, Katzie, and Semiahmoo First Nations. 

The Week Ahead

Monday – school reopens for ALL students at regular times.
Wednesday – Grade 5 basketball practice 7:45-8:45 (info will be emailed)
Friday – Gr. 5 basketball 7:45, online safety presentations for grade 4/5s

Month at a Glance

Monday, January 17 – Kindergarten Registration opens up (district info here)
Friday, January 21 – PAC Zoom Meeting 9am
Wednesday, February 2 – Lockdown Drill 9:45am
Friday, February 11 – Pro-D Day (no school for students)

Important Updates and Reminders

SchoolMessenger Text Message Alerts – The District and schools use SchoolMessenger to communicate with families. It is a notification service for parental outreach, emergency broadcasts, school information, student attendance alerts, secure file delivery, and other communications for education. If your family’s contact information is up to date in MyEDBC you will automatically receive emails. If you want to take advantage of the text message notification service (optional), please follow the instructions here. An infographic about the tool is here. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Attendance – if your child will be away, please email the attendance email ( or call the school. If you do not call, you will receive an automated message at about 9:30am.

BCCDC Vaccination for Children Aged 5-11 The COVID-19 vaccination is now authorized by Health Canada for children five and older. Getting young people vaccinated helps protect them and the people around them. The Langley Schools District is supporting the efforts of public health and is sharing this resource from the BC Centre for Disease Control COVID-19 Vaccination for children 5-11 years old here. You can also review an Immunize BC FAQ resource here.  Parents can register their child in the Get Vaccinated System to be notified of when their child can get vaccinated. The vaccines are free and children do not need BC Care Cards to receive them. If you have any questions about your child’s health, please contact public health or your medical provider.

Shopping Bags – If you have clean, plastic shopping bags, please bring them by the office and we will gladly take them for our food donations.

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Shortreed Community Elementary

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