Our School Council meeting begin at 6:30 p.m. in the KGVI Learning Commons Room on the following dates.
Parent engagement matters. Study after study has shown us that
student achievement improves when parents play an active role in their
children's education, and that good schools become even better schools
when parents are involved. It is recognized that parent engagement is a
key factor in the enhancement of student achievement and well-being. Students are more likely to be motivated, to earn higher grades, to
have better behaviour and social skills, and to continue their education
to a higher level when their parents are actively engaged in supporting
his/her success at school.
t is equally important to recognize that parent involvement takes many forms.
E-Waste primer for new parents
Since 2014 our school has raised approximately 600$ by offering a free e-waste
disposal program during some of our events. The goal is to raise funds for the
school by providing a convenient way of disposing of e-waste that keeps any
remaining data on the devices safe. All items donated are wiped clean to prevent
personal information from getting into the wrong hands.
Collected items are disposed of responsibly at a local accredited recycling
We have organized 4 larger collections and multiple smaller initiatives where
parents contact the organizer of the program to arrange a private pickup. We
have also received items from local businesses.
We take a variety of items: e-waste such as laptops, personal computers,
monitors, peripherals, printers as well as televisions and audio-visual
equipment. As long as they are tagged freon-free, large appliances are also
accepted if arranged ahead of time.
We also collect scrap steel, aluminum, brass, copper and other metals as well as
batteries and power tools. Appliances such as microwaves, kettles and toasters
are accepted as long as they don't contain larger amounts of plastic. Clean pet
food containers, pop cans and other cans can also be recycled - please separate
If in doubt, please check http://fromscraptoipad.weebly.com
Items can also be dropped off directly at the recycling facility (any data that
may be contained on devices in this case will not be wiped as that service is
not offered at any local recycling facilities).