Education Beat: Spring break, social justice, Pro-D fun and more!

Here's what's happening in school news in Cloverdale.

When’s Spring Break?

Mark your calendars.

The last day of classes before spring break for students in the Surrey School district is Friday, March 9.  Schools will be closed for a two-week break to March 25.

They will reopen Monday, March 26.

– Cloverdale Reporter

Leading the way to social justice

In October, the Grade 7 Student Leadership Team at Adams Road Elementary attended the Vancouver We Day Celebration. Inspired by the stories they heard, the students wanted to hold a fundraiser to support a global cause. The students chose to support the Free the Children Drought Relief Campaign to support children and families in East Africa.

The student leaders held an assembly to share their We Day experience and to inspire students to support people in need.

On Jan. 20, the leaders held a coin toss event. Students brought coins and tried to land them on a large world map closest to the target area of East Africa. The students raised $500, which will provide clean water for five families for a month.

The Student Leadership Team organizes a variety of local and global fundraising efforts as well as planning and leading other school initiatives such as spirit days, lunch hour games, morning announcements and more.

– Contributed

School’s Out, Drop-in!

The Surrey Museum hosts a day of play and discovery this Friday, Feb. 10, a Pro-D Day in the Surrey School District.

Try hands-on activities, play with touchable artifacts and pioneer toys, and make heritage crafts. It’s for all ages, admission by donation. From 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Surrey Museum, 17710 56A Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956 or visit www.surrey.ca/heritage.

Special education Q & A

Parents of students with special education needs who are entering Kindergarten this year are invited to a School District 36 workshop.

On Feb. 23, meet with education services staff to learn more about the range of support and services available for your child. It runs from from 6:30-8 p.m., at the District Education Centre at 14033 92 Avenue, Surrey, in room 2020.

– Cloverdale Reporter

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