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Students dressed in red and wearing or holding items to celebrate Lunar New Year. Clearbrook Student Display
February 15, 2024

Lunar New Year lights up Abbotsford Schools

Last week, the Abbotsford School District became a place full of fun and colour as students, teachers, and families celebrated the Lunar New Year. From school assemblies to dragon parades, art projects and classroom activities, many schools throughout the system learned about this culturally significant event and what the Year of the Dragon means.

In classrooms, the learning took a hands-on approach. Students delved into the rich tapestry of Lunar New Year customs, crafting lanterns and exploring the zodiac animals, communicating their wishes and aspirations for the coming year.

Students dressed in red and wearing or holding items to celebrate Lunar New Year. Clearbrook Student Display
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January 24, 2024

Local School Calendars: 2024-2027

The Abbotsford Board of Education is currently seeking feedback from families, employees, students and the larger community on the proposed school calendars for the next three years - 2024-2025 school year, 2025-2026 school year and 2026-2027 school year. Feedback will be collected via the school district's Engagement Portal until February 9, 2024.

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BC Logo with NEWS written underneath and abstract blue background BC Gov - News
December 20, 2023

End of Year Message from Minister Singh

As we near the end of 2023 and the beginning of the winter break throughout BC, Rachna Singh, Minister of Education and Child Care, has released the following end-of-year letters to families and staff.

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Two female students inspecting a plant within the classroom Indigenous Students - UFV Visit 2023
December 13, 2023

Abbotsford School District Celebrates Successful UFV Visit for Indigenous Students

The success of a recent initiative that brought together 100 Indigenous secondary students from across the Abbotsford School District with the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is being celebrated. On November 15th, students from grades 10-12 had the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a full-day experience at UFV, exploring various academic programs and learning about the specific supports available for Indigenous students at the university.

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December 7, 2023

Dormick Park Elementary Launch School-Wide Social Skills Program

Dormick Park Elementary has recently introduced an innovative school-wide social skills program uniquely designed to align with the school's four core values: Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. This program marks a significant stride in its commitment to fostering positive and nurturing learning environments. In November, the school spotlighted the value of kindness, marking the first of a series of monthly themes to support key social skills among students.

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