Declining school attendance is a concern


I think we all need to pray for rain so the hay, crops and gardens will grow. Sure it is dry out there.

I think we all need to pray for rain so the hay, crops and gardens will grow.  Sure it is dry out there.

Don’t forget the Picnic in the Park on Thursday, June 4 at 6 p.m. This is for the whole family and the goal is to welcome new board members who are willing to commit to a small amount of time. We have some very well used facilities in Erskine and need new input.

June 3 is the Grade 9 Farewell at the school, lots of PAT exams coming up from June 17 to June 25 for grades 6 and 9.  June 25 is a field trip for Grade 1s.

There is a concern at the school about the attendance, which they are asking for your cooperation and assistance.  Regular attendance is essential to children.  Of course, they can’t attend when they are ill, but there has been an increase in the number of children who are missing school for reasons other than illness.  Please try to book holidays around school breaks so a minimum of class time is missed.  Nothing replaces in school instruction.