Eric Langton News for Families

November 25, 2021

Student Inclusive Conferences: A Snapshot in Time

Over the last few days, families and teachers and students had the opportunity to conference with the goal of celebrating each student's growth this term and to set meaningful goals for term 2. Our hope is that this will allow parents, guardians and caregivers the chance to see evidence of what their child can do at school, recognize their child's strengths as a learner and identify ways to support further growth going forward.

There a few key principles of learning to keep in mind as you hear about your child's progress at school.

  • Students learn at different rates and in different ways. Everybody starts somewhere. "The expert in anything was once a beginner."
  • Learning takes patience and time. Each student's growth and development occur on a continuum.

During conferences, you will get to see what your child can do at school. The portfolio shows evidence of this, but this is only a snapshot. This assessment describes the teacher's professional judgment according to widely held expectations for this time of year and this age group.

If you haven't yet connected with your child's teacher, please reach out as soon as possible. All conferences are virtual this term due to health and safety protocols. It's really important that every student has the opportunity for a conference that includes their parents or guardians. Collaborationg between home and school allows students to see parents and teachers working together. This is a positive influence on student growth.

Thank you for your continued support.

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Book Fair Postponed until Spring

Unfortunately, due to the enhanced targeted health and safety protocols that Eric Langton was required to follow based on Fraser Health recommendations, we will need to postpone our Book Fair until Spring 2022.
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Caring for our Community this Holiday Season

The Eric Langton community is finding ways to care for our community and beyond this holiday season. Our staff and students hope to safely spread cheer.

Here are some of the activities and fundraisers we are organizing:

Community-Christmas cards for seniors

Christmas Hampers: We will again be supporting our families in need with Family Fun Packs; If you're interested in making a donation, please reach out to the Eric Langton office 604-463-3810 or email: Tax receipts are available for donations more than $25.

December In-school Virtual Assembly: December 16

School spirit days of Fridays in December:

o December 3-Holiday wear: Christmas sweaters, shirts, leggings

o December 10-Holiday hats and colours

o December 17-Pyjama day

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Flood the Valley with Care

Our school community has been talking about how to support our neighbours in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and other areas affected by the flooding. The urgent need in our local area of the Fraser Valley has prompted Eric Langton to fundraise for the Canadian Red Cross BC Flood Relief. We are sponsoring a coin drive this week and next week to see how much we can raise to help our Valley neighbours. Starting Tuesday, please either send a toonie or a loonie.

Our goal is $1000 because if every student brings in $2, we will have more than that amount. Our Eric Langton community is always incredibly caring, and we are confident that we can raise at least that amount.

Thank you so very much for helping us flood the valley with care!

The Staff of Eric Langton

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PAC News


Looking for a way to support our school and get a wonderful gift for your friends, family (or self!)? The PAC has you covered with a lovely basket full of goodies from our neighbouring business. The PAC will be selling raffle tickets at a cost of 1 for $2 or 3 for $5. Tickets will be available for purchase from December 7th-15th outside of the school’s front entrance from 2:30-2:40pm from a PAC representative. Winners will be drawn on the 15th and be able to pick up their basket on Thursday or Friday before Christmas Break. Full basket contents will be available on the PAC Facebook page starting on the 7th.

To help fill these baskets, the PAC is currently looking for donations. They will happily accept any products from your business that you consider worthwhile. Please contact a representative at if you have any questions or would like to donate. As a thank you for your support we will have a list of all our sponsors available alongside photos/video of our gift basket. The money raised will be helping enhance our children’s education. Thank you so much for your help.

Maple Ridge and Kanaka Creek Liquor Store Sponsorship

We have sponsorship from both the Maple Ridge and Kanaka Creek Liquor Store. Just mention Eric Langton Elementary when you make a purchase and 5% will go back to our school.

December Pizza Day

We are having another pizza hot lunch on Wednesday, Dec 15. Order forms will be going out next week.

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MRSS Bands Concert Series and Elementary Band Concert

MRSS Bands "Winter Concert Series" has three shows over the next few weeks, featuring our Rock Bands this week, concert bands next week, and Jazz Band on Dec 10th.

I am very excited that we are nearing our first concert for the Beginning Band, opening the show next week for our MRSS Concert Band and Wind Ensemble.

Our concert is Friday, December 3rd, at 6:30pm, at the Memorial Peace Park Bandstand, as we are performing as part of GLOW! Maple Ridge!

While the secondary students will have an earlier call time to get the stage set and do their own soundchecks, the Beginning Band student call time is 5:45. It is important they are arriving no later than this time, so we can set up, do our own soundcheck, and be in position to start the show. Please note that we are NOT providing any transportation. The students/families need to get to/from the venue on your own. If someone needs help from a friend to get to the concert, please discuss and work out those details accordingly.

The concert will be approximately an hour long, and it is expected that the Beginner bands will hang out until the end to watch and listen to the senior ensembles. Upon conclusion of the show Elementary students are free to go, while secondary students will have assigned cleanup and unloading duties.

Concert Attire should be "nice", semi-formal, and most importantly warm! It will be cold, and most likely wet, so please dress accordingly. Rain gear/umbrellas are also highly recommended.

Please feel free to contact me at: if you have any additional questions.

We look forward to sharing out progress and music with you next week!

Thank you,

Brian Weingartner

Band Director

Maple Ridge Secondary School

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Pink Shirt Day Orders

If you're interested in ordering a pink t-shirt for Pink Shirt Day, please complete and return the order by December 13, 2021. More information will be sent out on the Parent Portal on Monday.
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NEW! Student Registration, Transfer, and Withdrawal Requests are now online

Click on the link below to learn about the process for new student registration (K-12), transfer requests, and/or withdrawal requests for the 2021/22 school year.

For guides on registration, transfers, and/or withdrawals, visit the IT HelpDesk page.

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Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year

Registration dates for the 2022-23 school year:

Sibling Registration
January 5 – 11, 2022

Environmental School Registration
January 12 – 14, 2022

Choice Registration
January 19 – 24, 2022

General Registration
February 2 – 8, 2022

Late Registration
February 23 – July 31, 2022

Open Registration
August 17 – June 15, 2022

All registration periods open at 12 pm (noon)

Any child who turns 5 years old in 2022 (born in 2017) is eligible to register for the 2022-23 school year.

Registering your child for kindergarten is a big step, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult one. With our easy new online registration process, you can register your child from the comfort of your own home.

For additional information about Kindergarten Registration phases, SD42 website:

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Looking Ahead: Mark your Calendar!

November 25 (Early Dismissal 11:40)-Student Inclusive Conferences (Virtual)

November 26 School not in session for Student Inclusive Conferences (Virtual)

December 3-School Spirit Day-Holiday wear: Christmas sweaters, shirts, leggings

December 10-School Spirit Day-Holiday hats and colours

December 15-PAC Pizza Lunch

December 17-School Spirit Day-Pyjama day; Last School Day before Winter Holiday

January 3: School re-opens after the Winter Holiday