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EdCom Parent Newspaper
EdCom Parent Newspaper

​​​​​​​EdCom cover.JPGThe Educate and Communicate Newspaper, or EdCom Now, was a district publication for parents and guardians, providing information on district events, projects and school-based activities. It is no longer being published in partnership with the district.*

2016-17 editions of EdCom Now are available below. An archive of editions from previous years is also available.

The May 2017 issue was the last edition of the printed parent newspaper produced in a partnership between the Surrey Now (now the Surrey Now-Leader) and the Surrey School District. The district will continue to share news about developments, events, student successes and more, through the district website (surreyschools.ca), social media (twitter.com/surrey_schools,   facebook.com/SurreySchools), the district's SchoolLink app and through school newsletters. It's safe to say there will also be new tools used for keeping parents informed in the future.

* The Surrey Now-Leader plans to continue publishing an EdCom newspaper geared towards youth; however, EdCom will no longer involve, nor be distributed within the Surrey School District.


2017
February

$217M for new classrooms; calendars approved for next two school years; district begins hiring dozens of new teachers; RCMP & Fire Fighter basketball tournaments; DPAC message, new school open houses a success; Pink Shirt Day, Surrey principal honoured nationally; jazz festival marks 35 years, budget input sought; Surrey Schools thanks, 50th year for district science fair; early learning programs; schools support Surrey Food Bank; Horatio Alger scholarship winners; sleep and learning tips.
May

SkillsBC results; district newspaper ends; Greenest Employer honours; Vimy Ridge commemoration; indigenous music videos star students; DPAC message; Surrey Schools Thanks; parent budget feedback; Surrey Schools a 'top employer'; Lt. Gov. visits schools; Canada 150 contest; donating to Surrey Schools; national award for SAIL; new mental health website.


2016
February ​Surrey school district named one of B.C.’s top employers​, Surrey Schools thanks, DPAC message, Frank Hurt student recognized, Frank Hurt-Earl Marriot exchange program, Seattle Mariners visit Katzie, B.C.'s new curriculum, Cedar Hills student wins poetry slam, district student's high school completion rate above provincial average, new school space coming soon, dental health tips.
May

Surrey Schools named one of Canada's greenest employers; Gifted teens mentor at-risk students; Top 10 tips for healthy kids; World-renowned speaker in Surrey​; Environmental club wins energy prize; Surrey students win 15 medals at SkillsBC; Surrey Schools thanks; More teachers and EAs coming to Surrey classrooms; Record numbers at district dance festival; Aladdin production pure genie-us.
September
New school space & upgrades; message from board chair; curriculum and exam changes; message from DPAC; Heart-Mind conference; Bell Performing Arts Centre schedule; Surrey Schools thanks; insurance for school accidents; SuperChefs camp; education grants; health info for kindergarten students; school safety alert system.   
November
Conversation Cafes; more school space in the works; HEROS hockey; sexual orientation/gender identity in anti-bullying policies; PLAY program; message from DPAC; district retirees honoured; Grade 9s at work; class cancellation procedures; Surrey Schools thanks; Swedes seek refugee advice; report card feedback; managing enrolment growth; EKOLogy at East Kensington.

 

Session info
Time: 10/17/2017 7:17:22 PM
Host: AS78
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