Goals

Vision: The Board will work with community partners to help each student reach their full potential.

Goal: Strengthen relationships and communication with community groups while providing opportunities for students to contribute to the community.

Actions

Completed

  • Expanded the Early Learning Hub
  • Worked with community partners to establish additional daycare, before and after school care, and preschool services at Donna Gabriel Robins Elementary

Ongoing

  • Expand Early Learning Programming in schools
  • Further work with community partners to establish additional daycare, before and after school care, and preschool services in Langley
  • Utilize Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC) spaces in new builds to establish additional preschools and daycares
  • Working with Community Partners to implement mental health initiatives:
    • Staff have been working to improve relationships and build partnerships with MCFD Langley (Child Protection and Child and Youth Mental Health) as well as SPEAC and START
    • Staff membership at two development leadership tables for the Foundry development over the past two years
      • Staff will work this summer to build a smooth bridge to and from our system
  • Maintaining ongoing Liaison Meetings with the City and Township of Langley, Partner Groups and other Government Representatives:
    • Attending and contributing to Healthy Community Partnerships meetings
    • Formed Interagency Network during pandemic in partnership with Fraser Health – Healthy Community Partnerships and Langley Children’s Committee
      • Goal: Langley Interagency Teams Platform is to be a cross-sectional, solutions-based platform for community partners, businesses and political leaders to come together to solve the gaps and problems in our community
    • Human Dignity Coalition, Community Resource Guide Advisory, Langley Children’s Committee, Community Action Table and Langley Action Table
  • Maintaining relationships with and supporting community resources:
    • HUB Coalition – working collaboratively, promoting navigators and programs
    • Foundry – involved in leadership and development, providing liaison, co-located staff as a bridge between Foundry and District
    • Why Clinic – working collaboratively to provide nurse practitioner services in three schools and virtual access for the remainder of the District
    • Poverty Reduction Committee – working collaboratively to evaluate level of poverty in the region and determine strategies to mitigate
      • Two Neighbourhood Houses developed as well as Summer Food Hubs
      • Raphael Family Support Centre - a food hub for SD35 families; families can register online
      • The Aldergrove Community Station House – food hub
  • Commitment to Youth Engagement Process – Ensuring Community Connections:
    • Engaging community partners to elicit feedback and respond to the needs of students requiring support in the community
  • Engaging Community Organizations to Support Enhanced Student Support Teams:
    • Through the Langley Interagency Network, build and maintain connections to liaise and support Enhanced Support Teams throughout the District to serve children, youth and families experiencing hardship
  • Community School Model:
    • Engaging the Community School Coordinators (CSC) to maintain connections between schools and the Aldergrove community
    • Goals and Outcomes of a CSC:
      • Connects the community
        • Staff work with Encompass, SOURCES, Langley Meals on Wheels, and some neighbouring youth services. Created a food sharing system between supporting agencies, ensuring we have zero waste!
        • Family Smart attend Welcome to K and presents at Wellness Week
      • Provides out of school care programming
        • Free or extremely low cost programs bringing services to Aldergrove (PacificSport Fraser Valley and Big Brothers, Big Sisters)
        • After school programming has included free sports programming, focusing on fundamental movement skills and coaches from non-traditional sports as well as yoga courses, and babysitting certifications
      • Bridges the four schools
        • Bi-weekly meetings with the family of schools to discuss current issues
        • Assisting with three of the four breakfast clubs
        • Connecting directly with families in schools
        • Attend PAC and work on community events or fundraisers
      • Connects students/families to outside resources
        • Work with students/families to connect to food banks, housing services and financial assistance programs
        • Assisted the Langley School District Foundation with roll-out of Food for Thought resources
      • Connects with the larger school community
        • Attend Lower Mainland Community School Coordinator meetings to be aware of current trends, resources, and grants
        • Attend North American community school coalition for additional training and resources

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