January 28, 2018 — News from the Bobcat’s Den

In this edition
• STAFFING UPDATE • IN (AND OUT OF) THE CLASSROOM • CAREER CENTRE •
• SPIRIT WEAR ORDERS  • MUSICAL • DISTRICT SOCIAL AWARENESS NIGHT •
• BOBCAT DATES & EVENTS •

 


STAFFING UPDATE

Jr. Science – As many are already aware Mr. Darren Ng has resigned from the Langley School District to take a position as a TTOC closer to his home in Burnaby. Prior to Christmas Mr. Ng was on a medical leave and made a difficult decision not to return to his previous position. We are sad to lose Mr. Ng from our team, but wish him well in his future endeavours!

We are very pleased to have hired Ms. Nora Mochev to fill the vacant Science position Mr. Ng left behind. Ms. Mochev has worked at Brookswood in the past as a TTOC, is a fully qualified Science teacher and is very excited to join our staff. Welcome Ms Mochev!

FI/FSL – The 2017-2018 school year has been one of the most challenging, provincially in terms of staffing schools. It has been particularly difficult here at BSS with one full-time French Immersion position continuing without a permanent teacher. We continue to work with our Human Resources Department daily looking for a viable candidate and are also considering other options. Although we had hoped to have secured a teacher for this position by this point, this has not been the case. Mr. Pusic is in daily communication with our District HR Department and will be interviewing another candidate from a neighbouring District this Monday and remains hopeful. Parents of students in these classes will be informed of changes as they occur and your ongoing patience is appreciated.

Furthermore, anyone who knows of teachers in ‘any’ subject area who are interested in joining the Langley School District are encouraged to contact Mr. Pusic (by email or phone the school) or call Langley School District #35 – Human Resources (604) 534-7891. All external SD#35 teacher and support staff positions are advertised on makeafuture.ca


 

IN (AND OUT OF) THE CLASSROOM

We’ve had some beautiful art go on display recent throughout Brookswood, from tasty treats to portraits.  Student art in an important part of Brookswood, and we are very thankful for those teachers and students!  Next time you are in the school, take a minute to check out some of our artwork on display!

Our French Club continues to meet and practice their language skills in a fun and casual environment with Mme. Spori!

CAREER CENTRE

The Brookswood Career Centre is NOW OPEN!  Students can head to the Career Centre EVERY DAY to learn about volunteer opportunities, jobs, post-secondary, apprenticeships, work experience and more!  In room 109a with Mrs. Dalgetty and Mrs. Gauthier!

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SPIRIT WEAR ORDERS

Spirit Wear Orders have been extended until February 9th!  This will be the ONLY time that students can order any BSS clothing until next year, so please do take advantage of orderings.  Contact mallen@sd35.bc.ca if you have any questions!

 

Order via the online student fees:

https://sd35.schoolcashonline.com/

 

 

 

 

MUSICAL: TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

SHOW DATES:  FEB. 7-10 AND FEB. 14-17.  

Tickets for our annual school musical, which is “Fiddler on the Roof,” this year are now available for purchase.  You can purchase tickets with Ms. Eyre in the Drama room after school, or online https://brookswoodfiddler.brownpapertickets.com

SOCIAL AWARENESS NIGHT

Register HERE:  https://goo.gl/forms/ikcOyvAp TTXzj7zE3

BOBCAT DATES AND EVENTS

Feb. 1           Grad Photo Retakes
Feb. 6           Grad Night Out
Feb. 7-10      Fiddler on the Roof
Feb. 8           Ski Club
Feb. 12         Family Day–School not in session
Feb. 14-17    Fiddler on the Roof
Feb. 23         District Professional Development Day–School not in session