E-Bulletin, January 16, 2018

1.   Southwood Elementary School Unit Presentation
• Principal Linda Dyck, along with Grade 2 teachers Donna McLeod, Pam Klassen, Carol Suderman from Southwood School and Joanne Unrau from Hochfeld School, provided an overview of the Grade 2 professional learning community and the focus for this school year.
• Teachers are working together collaboratively to develop clear criteria for student learning, developing common assessments and using this information to plan for instruction and better meet individual student learning needs.

2.   Superintendent Recruitment and Hiring 
• Over the past month, the Board of Trustees have been receiving applications for the position of Superintendent of Schools for Garden Valley School Division.
• Currently, the Board is reviewing applications with the intent to create a shortlist of applicants and establish interviews in the near future.

3.   Pine Ridge Elementary School
• The tender for construction was released on January 12th and will close on February 13th @ 2:00 pm at the offices of MCM Architects in Winnipeg.
• The project remains on schedule.
• The Board plans to hire the new principal by early March 2018.
• During the month of April, the Board will be hosting school catchment consultation meetings with each of the elementary learning communities in Winkler:
o Tuesday, April 17 – Winkler Elementary School 
o Thursday, April 19 – Parkland Elementary School
o Tuesday, April 24 – J.R. Walkof School
o Thursday, April 26 – Emerado Centennial School
4.  2018-2019 Budget Consultation  
• On February 27th from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm all members of the community are invited to attend a Public Budget Consultation/Information meeting at Parkland Elementary School regarding the 2018-2019 school division budget.
• The Board of Trustees looks forward to connecting with and gathering feedback from the public on budget considerations for the school division.