Jan 21, 2020

ELVIS, TYM & A FEW TOE TAPPING TEENS

By |2020-01-21T10:02:15-08:00January 21, 2020|, |

True confession: I can’t sing and in spite of a few valiant attempts, I cannot play a musical instrument. Among other things I inherited from my mother is the inability to carry a tune. However, I also inherited a love of music from my father. I have discovered that the two are not incongruous and [...]

Dec 16, 2019

27 DAYS AND COUNTING

By |2019-12-17T13:35:43-08:00December 16, 2019|, |

I had been waiting for it and somehow, I missed the call. For real? I emailed the City of Abbotsford awhile ago with some deep hopes of partnering with them on a “What’s in My Backyard?” project. A project—that post-Newcastle Island trip and amidst FSA writing in grade 7—was due to be presented at Presentations [...]

Jun 18, 2019

A BACKPACK FULL OF TWEEN STUFF

By |2019-06-19T15:41:55-07:00June 18, 2019|, |

BY JUSTIN VERWOERD, EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT When I started my job at ACS Middle, I thought it was perfect: work starts at 8:00 am, meal breaks at 10:30 am and 12 noon, and the weekly schedule is generally unchanging. I was cruising. The perfect job for me. Well, anyone who works at a school, has children, [...]

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