Welcome to Aspen Park Elementary School
Aspen is a 7 Habits (The Leader in Me) School since the 2009 school year!
This has been a very exciting time at Aspen. We finished Habit 2: Begin with the end in Mind with a great monthly assembly and we have combined this lesson with the Aboriginal "Story of the Salmon". The First Nation story tells how the indigenous people of the west coast knew that they must have a plan to protect some salmon each year so there would be more the next year after spawning. This story was explored over several weeks with story telling, an art project and this week, a salmon smokehouse event here at Aspen. Check out the What's New page for more info.
Parents, please be aware of an important letter that went home on Thursday the 29th from the Superintendent of Schools, Sherry Elwood that involves Aspen and other schools. The link to the letter is here. The intent of the letter is to inform you that the school board passed Phase 5 of their Long Term Facility Plan. This recommendation passed at the October 28, 2015 board meeting. This includes changes to Ecole Puntledge/Lake Trail and change to a dual-track French Immersion Programme at Airport and Ecole Robb Road. The French Immersion changes will affect Aspen. The letter states that consultation will look at: "Consideration
of creating regular English boundary for École Robb Road by adjusting Aspen
Park and Brooklyn boundaries". The Aspen PAC group and the principal will be involved in the creation of a consultation plan around this whole topic. There will be a consultation meeting on December 2nd for Comox schools.
The November newsletter is posted now for viewing. Please enjoy the great things happening at our school. Click here or view the Newsletter page under Student/Parent top menu.
Charles Schilling, Principal
Main page updated Nov 229