Monday Jan 9, 2016 



That's Education!

Open House Jan 17 in Abbotsford

BC Government/Voice file photo


Rosedale Middle School.

arents in the Fraser Valley can mark Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, on their calendars to share their thoughts on student progress reporting, including report cards.

The Ministry of Education is hosting an upcoming open house to receive parent feedback on how they want to hear about how their child is doing in school. Itís part of the three-year implementation of B.C.ís new curriculum, which is designed to get students ready to succeed in the changing world.

Ministry staff and school district officials will be at Abbotsford Secondary school (33355 Bevan Ave., Abbotsford) for a conversation about the future of student progress reporting in kindergarten through Grade 9 classrooms.

This is the fifth of 11 community meetings being held throughout the province as part of the B.C. governmentís provincewide engagement to hear directly from parents on how they want to be informed of their childís progress.

ďI am pleased Abbotsford parents will have the opportunity to share their suggestions on progress reporting for B.C.ís new curriculum. With the help of this consultation process, the B.C. government is working to ensure our new education system will serve the needs of all involved Ė students, educators and parents,Ē said Darryl Plecas, MLA for Abbotsford South.

Parents can drop in to the casual open house between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to share their ideas on how to make student reporting better and enjoy refreshments. Parents and interested community members can also learn more about B.C.ís new curriculum.

A brainstorming workshop will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., giving parents the opportunity to participate in small group sessions discussing their thoughts in greater detail.

While this public meeting will primarily be of interest to parents of K-9 students, all British Columbians and community groups are welcome to attend.  

Parents unable to attend the meeting can still learn about the process and share their thoughts online until Feb. 28, 2017, by visiting:

This engagement supports B.C.ís new curriculum, which was designed by teachers and will make sure students learn the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic in a way that connects them to collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills they need to succeed after high school.

For more details on B.C.ís new curriculum, please visit:

*Note: Chilliwack isn't on the list of school districts being visited.


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