Thank you to all of the parents and guardians of Marshall Springs students who were in attendance at the virtual School Council meeting held on Wednesday of this week. Nominations and elections for School Council executive positions were held. Congratulations and thank you to the following, who will be serving as the executive this year:
Chair: Karmen Chant
Vice-Chair: Ali Valiente
Secretary: Jennifer Schwehr
Treasurer: Alynne Marriott
Director at-large: Moussa Ouarou
Also during the meeting, Mr. O’Neill shared some updates regarding learning activities in the school and regarding the upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences. Conferences will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 24; from 5:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, November 25; and from 10:00-11:30 AM on Friday, November 26. Conferences will be held online again this year. Booking and registration information will be sent in a separate email next week.
Just prior to Conferences on November 24, Mr. Radder will be hosting an information session for Grade 9 parents regarding high school registration and transition. This will be held from 5:30-6:00 PM. More information, including regarding registration will follow.
Finally...social media. I know that I have talked about social media a number of times recently. When we were all locked down it became a way for students to stay connected with friends and families. There are a lot of positives to the different applications, but here is another negative. Tik Tok has an #exposeyourself challenge. This is leading a number of students (not necessarily Marshall Springs) to place videos of themselves on line that involve exposing themselves. Please make sure you are discussing internet safety with your son/daughter this weekend. It is also a good time to go through the applications they are using and make sure the privacy settings are correct. I would also suggest that you go through their contacts and remove anyone that they do not know personally. If you need some support around social media please reach out to the school email@example.com and we will do our best to help out. Here is a web page that I found that covers the topics I listed above.
Looks like a great weekend to get outside and enjoy before the snow flies! Have a great weekend everyone.