The Week Ahead – January 3-6, 2023

Posted: January 2, 2023

Families of Shortreed,

Happy New Year and welcome to 2023! We hope you had a wonderful couple of weeks with friends and family and are looking forward to a great continuation of term 2 at Shortreed.

January is typically a fairly quiet month and teachers and support staff appreciate this as they can get back into routine and focus on instruction and care in the classroom. If you have a child turning 5 in 2023, you can register them for kindergarten between January 16 and March 31.

Our grade 5s will have an opportunity to play on our basketball team with practices starting this week. We are still determining the schedule but we will have our first practice on Friday from 7:45-8:45. All grade 5s are welcome to come out!

We start 2023 by honouring that we, in Langley Schools, do our important work, learning, and playing on the unceded ancestral lands of the Matsqui, Kwantlen, Katzie, and Semiahmoo First Nations. 

A few notes from December:

  • Thank you to all those who came to our Christmas concerts! The students did an incredible job, and we appreciate Mrs. Muller and the entire staff for their support with this awesome community event. We will take some time to look at some changes for next year so we can avoid having the overflowing gym that we had in December. As we grow in enrollment, we grow in families so we need to adjust how we do things.
  • Thank you to the staff and community for making it another December to remember with a school-wide caroling assembly, a kindergarten Polar Express Day, a “Find the Elf” Friday, PAC silent auction, participation in the Aldergrove parade, PAC Christmas activities, Santa Breakfast, and the concerts (and even more stuff happening in individual classrooms).
  • In case you missed it, be sure to check out the Aldergrove Star issues from last week (December 30) and the week before (Dec 23) for letters to Santa from some of our grade 1 students.

The Week Ahead

Tuesday – the first day of school in 2023!
Friday – Gr. 5 Basketball Practice 7:45-8:45

Month at a Glance

Friday, January 13 – Black Excellence Day 
Monday, January 16 –
Kindergarten registration begins
Monday, January 23 –
PAC Meeting – 7pm
Tuesday, Jan 24
 – Lockdown Drill
Friday, Jan 27 – Crazy Headwear Day

Important Updates and Reminders

  • Before/After School Care at Shortreed starts Monday, December 5! 
  • 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 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.

Shortreed Community Elementary

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