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Education Grant Money and CPF Update

Education Grant Money and CPF Update
by Steve MacGregor - Friday, 22 June 2018, 1:35 PM

A couple of notes to share:

RESP Grant Opportunity
Some parents may be able to apply for a $1200 RESP grant for their child.  The deadline for application is mid-August.  Please click here to go to the provincial government page for more information.

CPF Update from Sandra Arthur

Well folks, the end of the school year is fast approaching and before we all disappear for the summer break we'd like you to:-

1.   Join us on MondayJune 25th 3.00 - 5.00 pm @ Brentwood Bay Village Empourium
Did you know it will be St Jean-Baptiste Day, "Fete Nationale QUEBEC" and it gives us a reason to gather and celebrate a "Fabulous year of French learning In Saanich".

Please make plans to drop by to meet the team from Canadian Parents for French - Saanich.  Eat, drink, browse and enjoy meeting volunteers, parents, teachers and students from our community.

2.   Reflect on all the cool things CPF - Saanich funded/supported/arranged!  Without our wonderful volunteers membership and fundraising contributions, none of this could have happened.  If you have students in French Immersion, PLEASE consider how you can help: Become a member: Volunteer : make a donation!

+ Advocate for Continuous French at Ecole Stelly's
+ Annual K:12 Gift Exchange Celebration - including photo souvenir
+ French Improv Workshop – private CPF events for Grade 8, 9 and 10

+ French Debate workshops for Grade 9 (5 weeks)

+ French magazine subscriptions

+ French Café experience (for Middle School students)

+ Winter Carnival Celebrations

+ French karate lessons!

+ French “Buddy” Reading activities: Bonjour:bonne Nuit.

+ x 4 weeks supporting : Lecture en Cadeau.

+ K Orientation evenings and parent welcome.
+ $250 “gift” to each FI Saanich school to support French learning.

+ Welcome back/Welcome Grade 5: CPF information desks

+ Semi-finals Concours d’art oratoire (snacks/prizes/medals/travel support for winners)

+ French live theatre for Grade 9-12.
+ French Film Fest  - Sidney (for K-Grade 8) 
+ French DVD’s supplied to Saanich Elementary Schools.

+ Supplied private French books and magazines to all of our Saanich schools.

To continue this great work we need volunteers and members. Please join CPF at $25 p.a. Your funds will be used to support similar activities as listed above. We are also urgently seeking volunteers to support different roles - let us know if you can help.

Join Canadian Parents for French at:
Remember to choose Saanich as your Chapter.

3.   Be better informed and make a difference - Volunteer?  

We are urgently seeking an number of new volunteers to join our fabulous volunteer team.  School reps, treasurers, pc guru, ad hoc jobs etc.  

Our CPF school representatives are also busy planning new exciting events for 2018 such as the “Verbathon”, Career talks in French, Bonjour/bonne nuit, Indoor Football (in French), French Film/theatre evenings and much more.

Please contact us if you are interested in being a part of this dynamic group of volunteers.

4.   Finally, we'd love to hear YOUR suggestions and discuss our plans for the upcoming year.  If you could do us a favour and also share with your friends, that would be great.  With more members and we could so much more!

Meanwhile, do check out our Facebook page where we post lots of helpful links, ideas and updates from our Chapter.

Enjoy the summer with your family and we look forward to working with you, once again for a new exciting school year.  Amuse-toi bien!

Sandra Arthur
Canadian Parents for French - Saanich

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