The Province of British Columbia recently announced a new $1,200 BC Training and Education Savings Grant for BC resident children born on or after January 1, 2007. To access the grant, families must open a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) before eligible child's seventh birthday (or by February 28, 2014 for children born in January or February 2007). No matching or additional financial contributions are needed to access the $1,200 savings grant. If families already have an RESP set up, no further action is required at this time.
For more information on how to open an RESP please visit www.canlearn.ca and for more information on the BCTESG visit HYPERLINK "http://www.budget2013.ca/featuredpages/education/"www.budget2013.ca/featuredpages/education/
Discover Your School Web Tool
The Ministry of Education introduced the "discover Your School Web Tool" in early March (see attached letter). Please take a moment to have a look at what it says about your school at www.discoveryourschool.gov.bc.ca
"I Care About You": National Child and Youth Mental Health Day - May 7
The 2012 survey by RBC Foundation on Children’s Mental Health, http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/_assets-custom/pdf/2012-Childrens-Mental-Health-Parents-Poll-White-Paper.pdf, stated that “the time for acceptance of mental health is now – not a generation from now. Life-saving conversations hinge on parents’ comfort level with deeply unsettling topics, and on their trust that communities will rally to support them”. The Institute of Families believes this is possible by starting with…I care about you.
Many may already have plans for Child & Youth Mental Health Day and the Institute of Families is looking forward to supporting plans and adding to them. Visit their website at www.instituteoffamilies.ca
On May 7th, the hope is to come together to connect with kids to build awareness and support their mental health.
The Foundation is collaborating with the District to offer Summer Day Camps in the afternoon for students attending summer school in the morning. The camps will be held at Alex Hope, Belmont and RC Garnett from 12 noon to 3pm, Monday to Friday from July 8 - July 19. The camps featuring games, activities, contests and outdoor sports and competitions focusing on Math, Science and Literacy, are for students aged 7-12 years old. The cost to attend all day summer school and summer camp is $185. Students can opt to attend just summer school (9-12) at no cost; summer school & summer camp (9am - 3 pm) at a cost of $185; or just summer camp (12 - 3) at a cost of $185. Register online beginning April 10 at sd35summersession.ca or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Camp Volunteers
The Foundation is looking for students in grade 10, 11 or 12 to volunteer at the camp as team leaders and station leaders. Volunteers can earn funds for their schools (sport teams, field trips, departments etc.) and at the same time receive credit for volunteer hours. Preference will be given to students who sign up for the entire two weeks. To put your name in. contact Andrea Danyluk at email@example.com.
Playground Fundraising Event
Online Collision is holding a fundraising event with proceeds going towards the building of our playgrounds. For tickets go to www.olcplaygrounds.ca.
OLC Playgrounds Initiative Pub Night Fundraiser
When: Saturday April 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Where: Murrayville Town Pub / Manhattans Steak House (22070 48A Avenue, Langley)
Cost: $30.00 per person
Don't miss a night of food, drink music and fun, including a Roast Beef Buffet Dinner (with vegetarian options), live music, awesome raffle prizes, 50/50 draw and more. Tickets are only $30 and that includes dinner and your first beverage (beer, wine, highball or non-alcoholic). Band starts at 8:00 in the pub, call some friends and reserve a table, it’s going to be a great night. And best of all, 100% of proceeds help build playgrounds for Langley children!