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May 23, 2024

Kindergarten Gradual Entry Schedule

Here is the gradual entry schedule for Kindergarten, September 2024. To find out when your interview is, and which group your child needs to attend, please reference the email sent to you, or contact the school office.

We look forward to seeing you!

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May 15, 2024

2024 Indigenous Role Models Honoured at Semá:th (PHOTOS)

On April 18, 2024, at the Semá:th First Nation Longhouse, an Honouring Ceremony took place for the 2024 Indigenous Role Models. Organized by the Mamele’awt Community Indigenous Education Centre, the event brought together Indigenous and school district leaders, community members, students and many supporters of the Role Models keen to celebrate their accomplishments.

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May 14, 2024

Highlights - Board Meeting - May 14, 2024

The Abbotsford Board of Education regularly meets throughout the school year. Agendas and minutes from the public Board Meetings can be accessed through the District's Electronic School Board. Below is a summary of highlights from the meeting.

*Please note that we were experiencing audio/video issues during the entirety of this Livestream Board meeting.

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May 14, 2024

McMillan Elementary Students Dance Their Way to Support Local SPCA

McMillan Elementary School demonstrated its commitment to fostering leadership and community spirit with a successful fundraising initiative organized by the school's Joy & Kindness Club. Over two lunch hours on March 12 and 13, students and staff came together for a spirited dance party, raising just over $800 for the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

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May 1, 2024

Fraser Health's Guide to Mental health and substance use impacts on youth

The guide to Mental health and substance use impacts on youth is brought to you by Fraser Health.

Youth is a time of growing, learning and changing. It can also be a time when behaviours may become more risky and youth may experiment with substance use. While not all youth will choose to use substances, many do experiment and some experience harms from their own or other’s substance use. 

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April 10, 2024

Board Approves Local School Calendar for 2024-25, 2025-26, and 2026-27 School Years

At the March 12, 2024, board meeting, the Abbotsford Board of Education passed a motion to approve and formalize the school calendars for the 2024-25, 2025-26, and 2026-27 school years. The Abbotsford Board of Education is required to create a calendar that meets the legislated requirements of the School Act, and the Abbotsford Teachers Union (ATU) Collective Agreement. These calendars establish the start and end dates of the school year, as well as key holiday breaks and non-instructional days.

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April 3, 2024

Abbotsford School District Launches Public Consultation for 2024-2025 Budget Cycle

As per the School Act, the Abbotsford Board of Education is preparing to approve an updated Strategic Plan and a balanced budget for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year by June 30th. The district is committed to providing a high-quality education while upholding fiscal responsibility and invites employees, families, and community members to share their voices in the consultation process.

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April 2, 2024

Fraser Health's Guide to Outside play, physical activity and injury prevention

The guide to outside play, physical activity and injury prevention is brought to you by Fraser Health.

Get outside and play

Physical activity is a necessary requirement for optimal health – and the benefits are even greater if you can do it outdoors.

Regular physical activity in childhood helps to develop cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and bone density, and being outdoors is known to improve mental health.

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March 15, 2024

Fraser Health: Measles vaccination information for parents and guardians

With measles cases being reported internationally and spring break on the horizon, the Provincial Health Officer, BC Centre for Disease Control and Medical Health Officers across the province are reminding people in British Columbia to check their and their children’s vaccination records for the measles vaccine, especially before any international travel. Fraser Health public health units are available to offer vaccination at no cost, and will offer extra clinics before and during spring break for childhood, school-aged and adult immunizations.

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