GROCERY CARD UPDATE
Thank you all for sharing your insights and feedback about the upcoming changes to our school’s Grocery Card Program. Over the past week, I have been involved in conversations with parents where we have discussed ideas, answered questions and worked through concerns together. I am so appreciative of the trust I am shown by being invited into meaningful and honest dialogue.
To give you a sense of what has been surfaced through these initial conversations, I have been asked about our fundraising policy, about the financial stability of the school, about how the funds raised will be used, and where to find the Grocery Card Program order form on the website.
In response to those specific questions, we are in the midst of reviewing and writing fundraising policies. Once complete, policies will be published on the website and included in the Parent Handbook. Regarding our school’s finances, we are in good shape and rest assured that you are most welcome to chat with Huy Pham, Finance Manager, about our financial statements, budgets and position at any time. You are also welcome to talk to Board trustees, Susan Connon-Wilby, Business Manager, or me if you would like to learn more about our financial picture. As far as how the funds raised will be used, we are working with the Board of Trustees to develop a clear list of priorities for the coming years that will enable continuous improvement of our school and create more opportunities for our students. The ongoing AWSNA Self-Study will offer us a tremendous amount of information in that regard and the Steering Committee will share a draft of the report at the Spring Community Forum on April 24 (the report will be finalized in the Fall).
Over the coming weeks and months, Laura and I will consistently provide more information about the Grocery Card Program, which, in a large part is influenced by the questions, concerns, insights and ideas you share. Please continue to reach out and let us know what you think. Your input is important and valued.
In the meantime, grocery cards are ordered here: http://www.vws.ca/online-ordering-for-the-grocery-card-program/
Thank you again for your ongoing support.
Community and Resource Development Manager
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