Carlin Elementary Middle School


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April 24, 2017
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Message from Mr. Corston:
We hope everyone and their family had an enjoyable Easter Long Weekend. While Spring has been officially here for almost a month, the weather does not reflect it!

A clear indicator that we are beginning to focus on next year is Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018, which was held April 5. We held Ready Set Learn in the Learning Commons on April 10, and Kindergarten Orientation on April 19. Our grade eight students are immersed in the process of transitioning to secondary school.

This is a busy time with many changes, including the announcement that our Superintendent, Mr. Glenn Borthistle will no longer be with us after the end of this school year. Glenn has been a part of my life in School District 83 for the past 10 years and I thank him for his commitment and wish him all the best moving forward. He is a truly a good man who genuinely cares about our School District.

Ms. Prince and I were engaging in a District Strategic Planning session over the past weekend with our new Superintendent, Mr. Peter Jory. We continued the process of building towards our~future as a School District.
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Our current goals, student literacy and self-regulation, continue to drive much of our professional conversation here at the school. We also continue to learn and engage with students in the new curriculum.
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At the same time our staff is busy in this year and preparing for next, a dedicated team of parents is planning the Carlin Country Market. This group's immense passion for our school is admired. I truly am amazed at the time and energy that our PAC and all of our parents put forth to support students at Carlin. You are welcome and strongly encouraged~to join in on the fun.

Always feel free to stop by and see us or email us at the school if you have any questions or concerns.

Spring Tea
Our annual Spring Tea will be on Thursday, May 18, at 1:30pm. Parents, families, and members of the community are invited to come see our elementary Music classes and middle school Band classes perform. There will be cake and refreshments. We hope to see you all here!

Transitions for Grade 5
Grade 6 is the beginning of our middle school program at Carlin. Students who went to Sorrento Elementary school join us in their Grade 6 year along with students from our elementary wing. There will be a few events to help students through this exciting transition.  

Near the beginning of June, Mr. Smith and Ms. Prince will be visiting the Grade 5 classes at both schools to talk about middle school life. Students will have many questions, and this is an opportunity for those questions to be answered.  

On Thursday, June 15, at 6:00pm, there will be a meeting at Carlin for parents of incoming Grade 6 students. Parents will learn about middle school life, schedules, courses, and explorations. There will be time for questions, and snacks will be provided. Immediately following this meeting, at 7:00pm, is our June PAC meeting. Sorrento parents are invited to join our PAC for that meeting.

On Wednesday, June 21, students from Sorrento will come to Carlin for a tour of the school and a scavenger hunt. They will be in small groups with Carlin students and Grade 6/7 leaders. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Prince or Mr. D. Smith at the school.

Transitions for Grade 8
Our Grade 8 students will be going to Salmon Arm Secondary – Jackson Campus next year. Students who wished to apply for special programs have already done so, and they will be hearing back sometime in May. Students have already gone through the course selection process. Usually, our Grade 8 students receive their schedules from Salmon Arm Secondary at the end of June.

On Wednesday, June 21, our Grade 8 students will be going to the Jackson campus for a tour of the school and some transition activities. More information about this will be coming home with our Grade 8 students.

Family Life
On Monday May 1 and Tuesday May 2, we are holding our Sexual Health and Wellness sessions for Grades 6/7/8. The date for Grade 5 is yet to be set, but it will be sometime in May. If you have any questions, please call either Mr. Corston or Ms. Prince.
Here is some information about the topics we cover at each grade level:
  • Grade 5: physical and emotional changes during puberty
  • Grade 6: physical and emotional changes during puberty, hygiene, and healthy choices
  • Grade 7: review of physical and emotional changes during puberty, conception, pregnancy, protection from conception and infection
  • Grade 8: review of physical and emotional changes during puberty, conception, pregnancy, protection from conception and infection, sexually transmitted infections  
Parking Lot Safety
Thank you very much to all of the parents who drop children off in the morning or pick students up in the afternoon for driving slowly and watching out for our students. This can be a time when there is quite a bit of congestion! If you do drive your children to and from school, please clear the area as quickly as possible. We are still seeing some parents who drive over the curb between the drop off area and the parking lot. We want to make sure that everyone is following the driving expectations so that we can keep our students safe!

Carlin Country Market: Saturday, May 27
At the end of the newsletter, we have included an information sheet and call for volunteers from our PAC. The Carlin Country Market is the only PAC fundraiser we have all year, which is very uncommon. Usually, The Carlin Country Market raises around $20,000 for our school. This incredibly impressive fundraiser is a team effort, and we do need parents, members of the community, and students to volunteer.  

We also need our families to attend the market! The school is transformed into a huge fair, complete with vendors, a carnival, bouncy houses, games, a garage sale, a silent auction, and much much more. Bring the whole family on Saturday, May 27 to join in the fun!     


May – June Dates:

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
May 1

2
Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 1:40pm
3
District Cross Country Meet
4

5
6
7
8

9
10

11
Middle School Spring Dance
12
Jump Rope for Heart Event
13
14
15
Dufflebag Theatre Performance 1:15
16
Student-Led Interviews K/1-5 3:00-5:00pm
17

18

19
Professional Development Day
20
21
22
Victoria Day – No School
23
School and Class Photos
24
25
26
Set-up for Carlin Country Market
27
Carlin Country Market
28
29
Carlin Public Speaking Competition 1:15pm
30
31
June 1
2

3
4
5
6
District Track and Field Meet
7
Kindergarten Registration
8
9

10
11

12
13
14
District Zones Public Speaking Meet at 10:45am at Carlin
15
16
17
18
19
Middle School field trip to Sunnybrae Bible Camp
20
21
22
23
Last day of Session 4 Explorations
24
25
26
27
28
29
Last day of School
Early Dismissal
30
Administration Day




Contact Information
4005 Myers Frontage Road
Tappen B.C. V0E 2X3

Phone: (250) 835-4520
Fax: (250) 804-7783
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Early Learning information
Early Learning Initiatives 2012-2013 in North Okanagan-Shuswap SD #83

- Strong Start
- Early Learning Fairs
- Ready, Set, Learn
- Full Day Kindergarten
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PAC Meeting Dates
All PAC meetings start at 6:30pm in the staff room.

Aboriginal Education - Middle School Programs & Services
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Aboriginal Education Department

Enhanced programs and services for students of aboriginal ancestry - middle school focus.
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 Last Modified: 26 April,2017