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Langley SCHOOL DISTRICT

F O U N D AT I O N making learning UNFORGETTABLE for every Langley student

Success

grand prix

volume 7 number 4 FALL 2016 volume 7 number 4 fall 2016

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sunday, june 2, 2013 From 1 - 5 pm thunderbird show park 24550-72 avenue, LangLey (enter through gates on 248th)

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FALL SOCCER BOYS & GIRLS Register online for September LangleyUnited.com • Fall/Winter – September to March • Under 5 to Under 18 • 2500 girls and boys last fall/winter • Professional accredited coaches, girls and boys team academies, BC youth premier league • Soccer Moms, Dads programs • Adult teams • Summer camps • New players always welcome! What parents say: “They made it really fun. I was not sure if my son would like soccer, but he loved it!! Thanks kindly.” “The soccer put on by Langley United was fantastic. The coaching was excellent and the kids had a great time. For our daughter, who is new to soccer, it has solidified our decision to sign her up for next season.” Photo credits: Little boy, Danika Dickson. Right, from top: Dan Ferguson – Langley Times, Scott Moye, Jean-Paul Eleizegui, Gary Ahuja – Langley Times, Danika Dickson

For more information and to register online: langleyunited.com

LANGLEY UNITED SOCCER ASSOCIATION Developing boys and girls for the community of Langley Email [email protected] Web langleyunited.com Phone 604-530-3470 We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia STUDENT SUCCESS fall edition 2016 3

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i am homeless - hear me roar food for thought shop til you drop wrap til you snap

feeling the loss recognizing the signs of grief

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raises almost $985,000

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11th annual golf tournament equestrian program summer programs



exploring survival and courage

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editorial

summer reads

Does your child struggle in school? This simple questionnaire will help identify if your child’s learning challenges are likely caused by weaknesses in Learning MAPS: the cognitive skills of Memory, Attention, Processing and Sequencing. The Fast ForWord family of products uses neuroscience principles to strengthen Learning MAPS, the foundational building blocks necessary for successful learning, thinking, and reading. Fast ForWord computer programs can be done in your home or at Accomplished Learning Centre. Discover how Fast ForWord can change your child’s life! Go to www.accomplished.ca/fast-forword for the results of this questionnaire. Never Sometimes Always 1. Understands what you say 2. Needs instructions repeated 3. Understands jokes 4. Understands long sentences 5. Needs questions repeated 6. Can retell a story in the right order 7. Can finish long sentences 8. Has trouble saying something in a different way 9. Has trouble finding the right word 10. Pronounces common words correctly 11. Gets confused in noisy places 12. Participates in conversations 13. Has behaviour problems 14. Lacks self-confidence 15. Avoids group activities 16. Has trouble paying attention 17. Has trouble sounding out words 18. Has trouble reading 19. Has trouble spelling 20. Can tell you about the events of their day

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Editorial

What is Philanthropy? Philanthropy literally means the love of humanity. In modern practical terms, it is private initiatives for public good, focusing on quality of life. And, yes, it includes deserved perks for the donor such as esteem, legacy, camaraderie and self-satisfaction. It may even include expectations. And why not? Some will argue that giving should be altruistic and therefore anonymous. It’s hard to dispute. But when campaigns such as Food for Thought, the Homelessness Initiative, Physical Literacy, Books for Everyone, Special Needs, Technology, Playgrounds and many, many others rely on the philanthropists in our midst, the idea of anonymity can bring any gained momentum to a screeching halt.

We love our donors. They are hardly anonymous. We appreciate them. We celebrate them. They are part of our family. They are what make the Foundation what it is. Stellar philanthropy was evidenced at the 11th Annual Golf Tournament, an event that raised over $80,000 to support our Food for Thought Campaign and Homelessness Initiative. (see page 20).

Also front and centre in terms of extreme philanthropy is the upcoming Youth Homelessness Outdoor Concert at Langley Events Centre on September 24. (see page 8). This is an event that brings together Langley in terms of talent, good food, youngsters and oldsters all in one vibrant and exciting mishmash of community, camaraderie and competition. When does that happen?

And then there are the BOOKS, BOOKS, and more BOOKS. Donated and delivered by First Book Canada and supplemented by Sunrise Rotary, Langley students cannot help immerse themselves in literacy like never before. Enjoy reading about all the philanthropy that makes our school district and community GREAT, and as always we look forward to your feedback. Email us at [email protected] u

Publisher: The Langley School District Foundation Editor & Designer: Susan Cairns Contributors: Laura d’Alva

Photographers: Raymond Brown Ken Hoff Advertising Consultants: Peggy O’Brien Printing: Langley Advance Traffic Manager: Laura d’Alva

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Board of Directors: Susan Byrom Ron Dau Gord Stewart Michael Jackstien Linda Jensen Milt Kruger Peter Luongo Alison McVeigh Maureen Pepin Rosemary Wallace

Executive Director: Susan Cairns Editorial: [email protected] 604-532-1464 Advertising: [email protected] Copyright 2016 Langley School District Foundation 4875-222nd Street, Langley, BC V3A 3Z7

Susan Cairns Editor & Designer

604-532-1464 [email protected]

Peggy O’Brien Advertising Consultant 604-994-1035

[email protected]

Laura d’Alva Writer 604-534-7891 ext.363

[email protected]

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I am homeless hear me ROAR

Community responds with gusto to raise funds and awarness

See Her Brothers performing at the #SAFE Langley Outdoor Concert on September 24. 8 LANGLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION

Here’s the thing. I am young with nowhere to turn. Even though, I just want

to feel the safety of a warm embrace, I sometimes shake it off and pretend I don’t care. Does that mean that I am strong, or am I numb? Am I a psychopath or am I resilient? Am I a parasite or am I a casualty? I don’t know. I’m only 15 years old. I need someone to tell me; to guide me. I need a friendly voice and some sage advice. I am a child with no home and no support. I am invisible and that makes me very sad. Please hear me and if you can hear me, then hear my cry for help. Hear me Roar.

That cry echoes throughout the school foyers, the dark alleys and even into the bright, sunny laneways and forested parks of Langley. They are the muted cries of the young, the vulnerable and the desperate children in our midst.

Thank goodness Langley’s hearing is acute and students, teachers, businesses and associations are responding with gusto.

“It was the students who actually created the awareness,” said Lenny Yun, Langley School District teacher and Leadership Coordinator. “They were the instigators and the driving force behind the initiative. Their passion and empathy is contagious!”

Langley will be rocking with the sounds of Her Brothers (previous page); Robin and Ryleigh (top left), Daniel Wesley (top right), school district jazz bands and much more. Brought to you by the Youth Task Force (pictured above).

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What if it was YOU Outdoor Concert and Fundraiser On Saturday, September 24 from 11 am to 4 pm, the rugby field at the Langley Events Centre will be rocking with great music, games, food and dozens of activities, all to raise funds and awareness about youth homelessness. Hear rock sensation, Daniel Wesley, up and coming bands such as Her Brothers, the C&W duo Robin and Ryleigh, and jazz bands from Langley Fundamental Middle Secondary, Langley Fine Arts and RE Mountain Secondary. And that’s not all! Check out the dunk tank, featuring school principals, politicians and police officers. Participate in bungee combat, tug-o-wars, a golf challenge, face-painting, henna tattoos, activities for young children and dance performances by Vitality Dance. Feast on roasted corn, hamburgers and hotdogs, and check out the booths lined up throughout the area. u Who: Langley Youth Task Force What: Outdoor Concert & Fundraiser Where: Rugby Field, Langley Events Centre When: Saturday, September 24 11 to 4 Why: To raise funds and awareness about youth homelessness in Langley

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Thanks to the Youth Task Force and the following sponsors, we are able to present this unprecedented event. Township of Langley Langley School District Foundation Langley School District CUPE 1260 & 1851 Encompass Vancouver PartyWorks Envision Financial Credit Union Julie Swift Langley Rivermen Langley Advance Vancity Walnut Grove Fraser Valley Wireless Trans Western Electric Sudden Impact Nathan Pachal Kwantlen Polytechnic University The Super Save Group Tim Hortons Homelife Benchmark Realty Brookswood Secondary School Leadership Twin Rinks Physiotherapy Coast Capital Envision Financial The Langley Rivermen The Vancouver Whitecaps Menchies Frozen Yogurt

[September 24]

OUTDOOR CONCERT FUNDRAISER $2  Y o $4  A uth   dult Min     Don .   at i o n  

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-­‐FUN,  INTERACTIVE   BOOTHS!   -­‐GREAT  FOOD!   -­‐AMAZING  PRIZES!   -­‐FACE  PAINTING   AND  HENNA   -­‐ENTERTAINMENT  

LANGLEY EVENTS CENTRE @11am4pm

FEATURING  LOCAL   ROCK  BANDS,  

YOUTH  GROUPS,  A  

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AND  MUCH   MORE!  

RAISING  FUNDS  AND  AWARENESS     FOR  LANGLEY  HOMELESS  YOUTH  

There   were   162   youth   homeless   or   at   risk   of   being   homeless   last   year.  In  Langley,  there  is  NO  shelter  for  them  to  go  to.  Please  show   your   support   for   our   youth   at   risk   and   come   to   this   event!     All   proceeds  go  towards  Langley’s  Emergency  Youth  Shelter.   STUDENT SUCCESS fall edition 2016 11

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WHAT Does a typical evening look like? Positions – warm-up, large group ball control Coach’s Corner – dribbling, driving, shooting and skills training More Than a Game – halftime talk Games – 1-on-1, 2-on-2, 3-on-3, 4-on-4, 5-on-5 DIVISIONS Slammin’ Jammers– Gr. K/1, 2/3 (Coed) An action-filled introduction to the foundational skills of basketball with an emphasis on FUN. Building the Basics– Gr. 4/5, 6/7, 8/9/10 (Coed) Learning the basics with an emphasis on three key skills: dribbling, driving & shooting, as well as learning the rules of the game. REGISTRATION 10 am - 4 pm Saturday, Sept. 17 at Langley Fundamental Elementary (21789 - 50 Ave) Saturday, Sept. 24 at Willoughby Elementary (20766 – 80 Avenue) $145

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Joyce Wright Registrar

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Registration Fee:

MAKE THIS SCHOOL YEAR

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A new school year brings a fresh start— and Mathnasium is here to help set the stage for success! Together, we can make this school year greater than last year!

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Food for Thought campaign

Two years ago, the Foundation started contacting schools to find out how many of their students were coming to school hungry. Principals were reporting 100s of kids arriving every morning without having had breakfast and with no lunch. The numbers, exceeding 3000 were astonishing. Realizing that no child can concentrate, participate or learn on an empty stomach, the Foundation initiated their Food for Thought Campaign. Since then, thanks to all our community partners and volunteers 1000s of students who were previously hungry, are now starting off the day armed with a nutritious breakfast.

“The difference in their performance, attitude and behavior is incredible,” says Brookswood Secondary principal, Marcello Moino. Alice Brown, principal, Deb Page agrees. As two of the first schools to embrace the concept by incorporating a breakfast program into their daily routines, the Brookwood (secondary) and Alice Brown (elementary) breakfast programs have become the prototypes for other schools looking to emulate and adopt. 14 LANGLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION

We now have Breakfast Clubs in 15 schools, snack programs in five schools, backpack programs in six schools, and a huge outdoor classroom at the Funny Farm

Now thanks to Breakfast Club of Canada, the Walnut Grove Business Association, Re/Max Treeland, Poppy Estates, Starline Windows and Vitrum Glass Products, breakfast clubs flourish in 15 schools.

But hunger doesn’t stop at breakfast – it goes on throughout the day and into weekends and holidays. So now thanks to the Township of Langley Firefighters Charity, we can deliver snacks to our schools. Twice a month the big, red fire engines arrive at five of our schools. Firefighters are there to distribute snacks and interact with the wide-eyed students. And to provide backpacks filled with food to feed families on weekends and holidays are the United Churches of Langley in partnership with Aldergrove, Central and Sunrise Rotary Clubs of Langley. The backpacks are filled by student volunteers on Thursday and delivered to the schools on Friday for families to take home.

two year milestone

Slowly, but surely we are feeding all our hungry students. Please keep the momemtum going. To receive more information or to donate to the program go to www. langleyschooldistrictfoundation.com or contact Susan Cairns at [email protected] or call 604-532-1464. u

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Shop til you drop and Wrap til you snap Like always the Langley School District Foundation in partnership with the Willowbrook Shopping Centre is offering

amazing fundraising opportunities – two events that we think will define your pre-Christmas days and become part of your Yuletide tradition. You will be talking about this to your grandchildren for years to come. Okay, if not you, then certainly me.

We’re Shopping Mad

That’s the Spirit Shopping Night Tuesday, November 15 6:30 to 9:30 pm Willowbrook Shopping Centre Foundation Gift Wrapping Centre December 7-24 All day everday Willowbrook Shopping Centre

Cavil if you must about Christmas shopping and buying gifts. But everybody needs gifts, especially at Christmas. You need tangible expressions of love or like, represented by something cool, something unique, something unlike a handmade knitted scarf or a batch of tollhouse cookies. You need to go shopping. Not just any shopping. We’re talking about a full-blown, no holds barred shopping experience that is designed just for you and 4,000 or so of your friends, acquaintances and people you’ve never seen before. For a mere $10 you become a member of the shopping elite. You are invited to the Willowbrook Shopping Centre as an exclusive guest to enjoy huge discounts (up to 75%) at their 150 outlets. And if that is not enough, there are thousands in prizes, sweets and treats, live entertainment, gift with purchase offers, and as always, much, much more. And, yes there really is more! While you are indulging in one of the greatest shopping experiences of your life you are also helping your school or PAC raise money for new school programs or equipment for your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, step children, neighbours’ children, any variety of children.

The Langley School District Foundation has 5000 tickets to sell with net proceeds of tickets sales going to support whatever PAC or school group sold the tickets. Simply put, if you sell 100 tickets, you receive $980 to support programs for your school. If you would like to receive tickets to sell, please contact Laura d’Alva at [email protected]

It’s a Wrap

But we’re not done. We have a second Christmas tradition and you know it as the Foundation Christmas Gift Wrappng Centre. We’re back with slots to fill from December 7 to 24, all day every day. Again, this is your chance to Wrap til you Snap to raise funds for your unique and special program or project. Get you team together and contact Laura at [email protected] to ensure that you are on the schedule. Just so you know – time slots go fast! u 16 LANGLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION

WRAPPED, RIBBONED & READY. DECEMBER 7 - 24

CHARITY GIFT WRAP SERVICE Have your gifts wrapped at Willowbrook Shopping Centre’s Charity Gift Wrap Centre this holiday season and assist the Langley School District Foundation at the same time. 100% of the proceeds from the gift wrap services will go to the Foundation to support innovative and essential school programs for Langley students. All wrap, bags, tissue, and ribbon are eco-friendly. Visit shopwillowbrook.com for more information.

SHOPWILLOWBROOK.COM CUSTOMER SERVICE 604.530.4492 FRASER HWY & NO. 10 HWY, LANGLEY STUDENT SUCCESS fall edition 2016 17

Community Cares

Feeling the loss

Langley Hospice works with us and gathers broad support to help those in need to bounce back by Shannon Booth

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ransitioning back to school can be a busy time for students and families. For students, school can bring a sense of excitement to see friends and participating in school activities but there are also the challenges of learning new things and getting along with peers. It can be an especially stressful time for children and youth who have experienced a loss and are grieving the death of a significant person in their life.

Going back to school is related to routines and structure, but sometimes those routines are also attached to the person who died. For example, the ride to school might be difficult for a child or youth who was always dropped off or picked up regularly by the person who died. Children and teens may feel like they are in a fishbowl and sensitive about feeling different because of their loss. They may feel like and think that all the kids are looking at them and talking about them. They may be anxious about having to face other students who might know about the situation and feeling awkward about how to respond to what other kids may say or do. The ability to concentrate is affected by grief as children and youth may not be able to focus on learning their lessons because their thoughts are consumed about the person who has died. Even thoughts of uncertainty about the future and the worries associated with it may show in the student’s behaviours. Even if the death may not be recent, certain milestones during the school year can trigger a sense of loss that the child will not be able to share the event with their significant person. For example, having their person see him or her in the school play or play in a band concert, watching a game for a school team, and graduation.

If your child or teen is facing a school year while grieving, here are some ways to support him or her: · Encourage your child to share their worries about being at school and plan together what she or he can do when feeling overwhelmed or unable to focus or concentrate.

· Talk with your child about scenarios that could come up when they are with their peers and practice what she or he can do or say if they get asked questions or if someone says something that could trigger a strong emotional reaction. Discuss with your child and teen how much and who they want to share their story with. · Set up a plan with teachers and support staff on how the school can support the student’s learning. This will not only need to include learning strategies but also understanding for the need for the child or teen to find a time and a place to go when feeling overwhelmed.

· Provide time for fun. Play is a natural outlet for children and teens to process, express and make sense of their world. Fun for some kids can be something as simple as relaxing by doing low-key activities such as reading a book or watching a movie. Saying good-bye to a loved one is not an easy task, and grief is a very personal journey, but that doesn’t mean it must be done alone. The Langley Hospice Society offers grief support programs for grieving children and teens, free of charge through their Supportive Programs Centre in Langley, and outreach in Langley Schools. No referral is needed. u For more information please visit: www.langleyhospice. com or email us at [email protected]

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Gre a t thi ng s rain d ow n o n the La n g l ey S ch o o l Di s t r ic t Fou n da t ion

$85,000 raised to support Food for Thought Campaign and Youth Homelessness Initiative

The Langley School District Foundation held their 11th Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament on Wednesday, August 31. Despite the rain, the tournament was the most successful to date, hosting a full house of golfers, sponsors on every hole, an unsurpassed selection of items at the silent auction, copious amounts of on-course snacks, a magnificent array of prizes and a delicious steak and salmon dinner. The old adage “Without rain, there can be no rainbow was never more true than at this year’s tournament,” said executive director, Susan Cairns. Raising money to help provide nutritious breakfasts, snacks, lunches and backpacks filled with food, to the more than 3000 students who come to school hungry every day, and to create awareness around the homeless initiative, the event brought together businesses, associations, corporations and Langley School District teachers, administrators and staff that were all focused on helping the Foundation fulfill their mandate. “Thanks to our sponsors, golfers and contributors, the event raised more than $80,000 to help ensure that no Langley student has to go through the school day on an empty stomach or has to find a place to lay their young and vulnerable head on a strange and dangerous pillow,” said Cairns. “Think about it! One night when a child is alone and isolated can change their life forever and not for the good. But, it just takes one person, one tap on the shoulder, one encouraging word, one glimmer of hope and that child could be saved. It HAS to be worth it!”u

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With 3 Recitals, 3 costumes & 3 styles of dance, this program is designed for young dancers who love to dance and want to try it all! Running concurrent with the September to June school year, students will build a foundation in Ballet, Jazz and Tap during this year of exploration!

Students let their imagination and creativity soar as they explore movement and the basic elements of dance! Each eight week semester concludes dressed in adorable costumes for an on-stage performance!

Discover the world of princesses, fairies, and tutus! Little ballerinas will begin to understand basic ballet technique throughout this eight week course as they progress to a fairy tale ending on stage in a beautiful ballerina costume!

Register online today!

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al u t p rce e P l a Visu We learn , g n i n i a r T n through movement, Eye Exams, Visio vision, and sensation. 

Delay in any of these skills affects learning to read, spell, and pay attention in class.  If your child works too hard in school, we can help.  Don’t delay. Call today.

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Dr. Darren Sass • Dr. Oliver Chong Mina Lee Thomas, OT STUDENT SUCCESS fall edition 2016 25

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Don’t wait until they are 4; join early to open the door... to early learning!!

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DETAILS & REGISTER: 604-455-8845 [email protected] www.langleygymnastics.ca 7888 200th st Langley BC

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PACIFIC COAST AFTER SCHOOL TAEKWONDO & HAPKIDO Fun • Safe • Effective ~ Serving Langley Since 1988

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LANGLEY OLYMPIANS SWIM CLUB are currently offering a FREE 2 WEEKS of swimming (just pay $41 Swim BC insurance fee), limitations apply. As long as you can swim 25 metres (1 length of the pool) and are comfortable in deep water, you are welcome to come along. Programs offered at Walnut Grove and WC Blair pools to children aged 5-17 years.

Please call 604-532-5257 or visit the website www.langleyolympians.com

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Are you looking for your “Dance Home”? Lisa’s  School of Dance Ltd is one of the most well established studios in the Fraser Valley, 31yrs and counting!

Registration:

September 6 & 7th  2016 6-9 pm at the studio 20167 Industrial Ave, Langley BC

Classes available in: TAP | JAZZ | BALLET | LYRICAL | CONTEMPORARY | MODERN | MUSICAL THEATRE | HIP HOP | ACRO and MORE! Ages 3 yr to Adult ~ Beginning to Advanced

Home of Tap EXCELLENCE with Team Canada Tap Choreographer Lisa Dew CDTA “Miss Lisa”

6:30 - 9:30pm • November 15 AN EXCLUSIVE SHOPPING EVENT TO BENEFIT YOUR SCHOOL • $20,000+ in prizes • Up to 50% off at retailers • Free Santa photos • Gift with purchase • Refreshments • Entertainment $10 tickets available via your school, on shopwillowbrook.com and at Willowbrook’s Customer Service Centre.

FREE WEEK OF CLASSES

September 8-14, 2016 Call for details!

100% of ticket proceeds to benefit your school.

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levels, disciplines and demographics of riders. The academy seeks to develop a common community and cohort group for students who have often removed themselves from our traditional school system due to a very high need for a flexible learning environment to support their equine related pursuits. This academy seeks to provide a flexible, personalized approach to education while supporting passions and skills in horse related sports or horse related career opportunities.

Langley

equestrian

Academy

If ever a community in the lower mainland or Fraser Valley was to host an equestrian academy, it would have to be in Langley. And now, such an academy has come brilliantly to fruition. Attracting

students from not only Langley, but British Columbia and Canada, the Langley School District Equestrian Academy is clearly unprecedented. It is one of a KIND. Designed to fit the needs of various ability levels, disciplines and demographics of riders, the academy seeks to develop a common community and cohort group for students who have often, due to their equine related pursuits, been unable to fit into the traditional school curriculum. This academy, unlike anything seen before, seeks to provide a flexible, personalized approach to education while supporting passions and skills in horse related sports or horse related career opportunities.u

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sunday, june 2, 2013 From 1 - 5 pm thunderbird show park 24550-72 avenue, LangLey (enter through gates on 248th)

enjoy a worLd-cLass horse jumping competition, award-winning wines, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, decadent desserts and a siLent auction aLL proceeds From sponsorships, ticket saLes and siLent auction go to support 21st century Learning in LangLey schooLs

tickets

Program Overview $60 or $400 For a tabLe oF 8 incLudes grand prix, wine, hors-d-oeuvres and chances to win great prizes

and... wear your magniFicent hat!!

Call 604-532-1464 Email: [email protected] www.langleyschooldistrictfoundation.com

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Beginner/Development Level

Elite Level

• Projected enrollment: 20+ (minimum 20 students)

• Projected enrollment: 20+ (minimum 20 students)

• Ages of students: 9-19

• Ages of students: 12+

• One-Year Program AND Multiyear Program

• One-Year Program AND Multiyear Program

• Credits: minimum 8 credits

• Fees: $3000 per student. Includes one year of riding, stable management and add on equestrian workshops, events and experiences.

can be overcome

• Credits: minimum 8 credits

Competition Level

• Fees: $3000 per student. Includes one fulltime teacher mentorship and one fulltime equine mentor.

• Ages of students: 12+

• Ages of students: 16+

• One-Year Program AND Multiyear Program

• One-Year Program AND Multiyear Program

• Projected enrollment: 20+ (minimum 20 students) • Credits: minimum 8 credits

• Fees: $3000 per student. Includes one fulltime teacher mentorship and one fulltime equine mentor.

Work experience (equine related)

• Projected enrollment: 20+ (minimum 20 students) • Credits: minimum 4-16 credits

• No Fees. Exploratory placements in 120 hours of equine related work experience or intensive working student placements of 480 hours.

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Langley School District Equestrian Academy The Langley Equestrian Academy is a uniquely structured program built to suit the needs of various ability levels, disciplines and demographics of riders. The Academy provides a cohort group with a flexible, personalized approach to education while supporting passions and skill development in horse related sports or equine career opportunities.

Four levels:

Beginner/Development Competition Elite Development Equine Work Experience

For Registration & Information go to: www.sd35.bc.ca/programs-initiatives/specialty-academies Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is open from April 4 - May 15

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A TRICK OR Trick or Treat TREAT PARADE. at the Mall TRICK OR TREAT PARADE

October 31 from 5-6 pm $2 per child up to31 12 October years old 5:00pm to 6:00pm Register at 4:30pm at the following Willowbrook Shopping entrances: Sport Chek, Swimco, Centre

Tim Hortons, Sashimi Sushi, and Sears. Proceeds toonly) theper child up to Just $2 (cash age 12. Proceeds benefit the Langley School District Langley School District Foundation. Foundation

Say good-bye to wet, soggy costumes, dark streets and asking strangers for hand-outs. Take your kids to Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Hallowe-en night and be assured of their safety and warmth and know that they will have lots of fun. u

Annual Aboriginal Conference

SHOPWILLOWBROOK.COM CUSTOMER SERVICE 604.530.4492 FRASER HWY & NO. 10 HWY, LANGLEY

Join the Aboriginal Education Association Provincial Specialist Association (AEA PSA) for their annual conference Aboriginal Perspectives & New Curriculum on Friday, October 21, 2016 at Fort Langley Elementary from 8:30 – 2:45. Paulette Regan, author of Unsettling the Settler Within, will give the Keynote address, followed by a variety of workshops. Examples of workshops offered include Infusing Aboriginal Content, Science First Peoples K-9, Authentic Aboriginal Resources, FNESC Residential School Curriculum, Strong Nations Publishing and more. The conference fee of $85 includes coffee, snacks, lunch, giveaways, vendors, and great door prizes. Look for updates and registration links on the AEA PSA website at abedassociation.wordpress.com or contact Janet Stromquist at [email protected] u

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Dr. Jennifer Howson-Jones is a Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. We provide specialty level oral health care for your children! We offer in office Oral Sedation for the apprehensive child, upon assessment. No referral required! Every child should see a dentist by the age of 1

We are centrally located for your convenience on the Northeast corner of 200 Street & 64 Avenue.

We look forward to meeting you!

Office: 604 427-1010

www.pcpediatricdentistry.com

Play Drums! Robertson Drum School

DON’T JUST WATCH YOUR COMMUNITY GROW,

GROW WITH THEM!

Register Now! All school ages and adult beginners welcome!

Call 604-916-0558 Become a volunteer with Scouts Canada now and make a difference in your life and the lives of youth. Facebook/Robertson-Drum-School www.drumschool-langley.com 32 LANGLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION

For more information contact: Pam Smith at [email protected]

A TRICK OR TREAT PARADE. TRICK OR TREAT PARADE October 31 5:00pm to 6:00pm Register at 4:30pm at the following entrances: Sport Chek, Swimco, Tim Hortons, Sashimi Sushi, and Sears. Just $2 (cash only) per child up to age 12. Proceeds benefit the Langley School District Foundation.

SHOPWILLOWBROOK.COM CUSTOMER SERVICE 604.530.4492 FRASER HWY & NO. 10 HWY, LANGLEY STUDENT SUCCESS fall edition 2016 33

Bringing Music to Life LCMS

REGISTER NOW

Langley Community Music School

for all ages

Lessons & Programs see website for details

Tel: 604-534-2848 langleymusic.com

4899 207th Street Langley, BC V3A 2E4

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia

STRAIGHT TEETH INCREASED CONFIDENCE NO METAL BRACES Invisalign Teen aligners are made of a smooth, clear plastic that is virtually invisible! Your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them. CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE AN EDUCATIONAL CONSULTATION TO REVIEW YOUR OPTIONS

604.533.6696 LANGLEYORTHODONTICS.COM

SUITE 201-19978 72ND AVENUE | LANGLEY, B.C. V2Y 1R7 34 LANGLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION

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You can help keep Langley beautiful. Come live your horse riding dreams at

Adopt a street, park, creek, or trail in your neighbourhood today.

M&M Connemaras is a family oriented facility offering horse riding lessons, boarding, summer camps, training, leasing, breeding and sales.

M&M Connemaras!

Call 604.532.7300 or visit tol.ca/adopt to learn more.

www.mandmconnemaras.com for more info [email protected]

604-220-0908

Fall & Spring Gymnastics Programs at

FLIP CITY

in Walnut Grove

We offer:

• GYMNASTICS for all ages and abilities • All Star Cheerleading • Trampoline and Tumbling Classes • Interclub and Pre-Competitive • Acro Gymnastics • Parent and Tot • Field Trips • Camps • Birthday Parties • Hybrid Movement #4 – 20279 97 Avenue, Langley, BC

604-888-3366

Register online www.flipcitygym.com Teaching Kids Since 1998

FUN • FITNESS • FUNDAMENTALS • FUN • FITNESS

FUN • FITNESS • FUNDAMENTALS • FUN • FITNESS

• FUN • FITNESS • FUNDAMENTALS • FUN • FITNESS • FUNDAMENTALS •

• FUN • FITNESS • FUNDAMENTALS • FUN • FITNESS • FUNDAMENTALS • STUDENT SUCCESS fall edition 2016 35

Survival & Courage

summer programs take students outside their comfort zones

Summer SChool programS deSigned to help vulnerable students make the transition from middle to high school ran at three schools throughout the summer – Betty Gilbert, HD Stafford and Walnut Grove. As evidenced by the photos, the students spend most of the time outside the classroom, participating in adventurous and informative activities that challenge their courage, confidence and integrity.

Students spent time at the Foundation Funny Farm interacting and learning about abused and neglected farm animals, white water rafting and skimboarding. They went to bike parks, Cultus Lake, extreme air park and much more. “Through a chronological series of digital media resources and varied experiences, students examined characteristics and virtues of survivors while developing an understanding of why these individuals do what they do,” said teacher Mindy Janzen. “It was awesome to see the difference that the extra degree made in the students’ attitudes, level of confidence and decision-making skills.”

Students from Betty Gilbert, HD Stafford and Walnut Grove participating in activities such as swimming, hiking and white water rafting at a specially-designed summer program. 36 LANGLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION

Summer Reading

WHAT ARE YOU SAVING FOR? WHAT ARE YOU

Thanks to the hundreds of books received from First Book Canada, primary students at five elementary schools were able to choose a selection of 10 books to take home as their own, to read over the summer.

Research has proven that when students are exposed to a wide selection of books and are able to choose the ones they wish to read, they will learn more, understand more and are more likely to develop life-long love of reading.

The program is intended to run for at least three years. Evaluations and assessments will determine if the program significantly improves the reading skills of the participants. Now, thanks to an additional grant from Sunrise Rotary in Langley, the program can be extended to several more schools throughout the district. u

Skate SAVING FOR? Board Skate Board

Scooter

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Skates

Bicycle

Skates

Bicycle

START SAVING FOR THAT HAT SPECIAL START SAVING FOR THAT HAT SPECIAL SOMETHING TODAY!!! SOMETHING TODAY!!! HOW? GET ROUTE WITH HOW? GETA A PAPER PAPER ROUTE WITH LANGLEY ADVANCE LANGLEY ADVANCE

604-514-6770

OR EMAIL ME AT 604-514-6770 [email protected]

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Save the Date

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Taste your way around the world . . . • Sold out in 2015 • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm • Willowbrook Shopping Centre Langley, BC • Tickets & details at: fvwf.ca • Buy tickets online • Admission: 19+ only • Food samples from Langley’s

finest restaurants • Over 200 wines

A Langley Rotary Clubs Charitable Foundation event managed by Rotary Club of Langley Central 38 LANGLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION

27th Annual

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Ta ke y o u r s p ic k o f t h i fal l ’s c r op !

/17 Fall • Winter 2016 ch ar M September

Leisure Guide

althy Involved | Stay He Stay Active | Stay

Register now

for fall and winter programs! View the Fall • Winter 2016/17 Leisure Guide online at tol.ca/guides or pick up a copy at any community, cultural, or recreation centre.

tol.ca/guides Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre 26770 - 29 Avenue 604.533.6144

George Preston Recreation Centre 20699 - 42 Avenue 604.530.1323

Langley Centennial Museum 9135 King Street 604.532.3536

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W.C. Blair Recreation Centre 22200 Fraser Highway 604.533.6170

Walnut Grove Community Centre 8889 Walnut Grove Drive 604.882.0408

Willoughby Community Centre 7888 - 200 Street 604.455.8821

Willowbrook Recreation Centre 20338 - 65 Avenue 604.532.3500