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October 28
Take our Kids to Work and My Device, My Learning

Take Our Kids to Work™ day is coming up! On Wednesday, November 1st, Grade 9 students across Canada will spend the day at the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host. This special day is the signature program of The Learning Partnership, a national charitable organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and advancing public education in Canada. Parents and guardians are encouraged to be aware of the work that their children are engaging in on this day and ask questions about the health and safety provisions. Please ensure that your daughter/son returns the signed permission slip on time to her/his high school before Nov 1st.  If you have any questions about this day please check out the Take our Kids to Work website at the Learning Partnership.ca or contact your child’s high school guidance counsellor, Mrs. Hanson.  

A reminder that Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on November 9 and 10. On November 9th they will be from 6-8 in the gymnasium and on November 10 they will be from 1-3. There will be no school for students on November 10.

Finally, as some of you may have heard or read, many of our high schools across the province are preparing to offer wireless internet for students to use with personal devices. Our district has named this initiative “My Device, My Learning”. What this means is that students will be able to bring in personal digital devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops to school and can connect them to our wireless internet. This is an exciting learning and educational opportunity for our students and staff.

 

As part of this roll-out, we have created a student and parent/guardian contract which will need to be reviewed and signed by all participants. Part of this contract also asks for parents and guardians to provide a valid email address, but feel free to provide multiple work and personal emails of any guardians or parents. We are hoping to be able to use this as a communication tool moving forward to keep you in the loop about progress with the My Device, My Learning program. This contract will be given to every student during homeroom on Monday, October 30th. Our hope is to have all of these reviewed, signed and returned to homeroom teachers no later than Friday, November 3rd. If students happen to lose the contract, a digital copy can be accessed and printed from our school website at www.HarrisonTrimble.ca. Thank you for your continued support and assistance with this new and exciting initiative that promises to move our students into a 21st century learning environment!