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Dear Aberdeen Hall Community Members, How are you doing? How can we help? At the moment, all of us are dealing with the challenges of isolating, combined with our shared concerns about the future. This isolation is going to take 1-2 months at a minimum, and it is important that we start settling in for what is going to be a heck of a battle. We have a great challenge ahead, and I am up for that challenge. If you need something, or someone to talk to, please contact me directly, and I will do what I can to assist.

As you may be aware, on Tuesday, March 17, the BC Ministry of Education announced the indefinite suspension of in-class instruction in BC schools. This means that after spring break, Aberdeen Hall will be teaching our students through remote learning. In the next few days, we will be sending an additional update with greater details about our remote teaching plans for the foreseeable future. Our goal is to deliver all of the BC curriculum requirements. This plan requires a fair amount of professional development, and will take a few weeks to evolve fully. At this point, we are planning on launching our online classes on March 31, 2020.

Just what are the "Team 2021" t-shirts all about? Thank you to our awesome Director of Athletics Mr. Gareau and his wife, Junior School Resource Teacher, Mrs. Gareau for not only donating personally to the campaign for the Athletics and Wellness Centre but for taking their support one step further with the "Team 2021" tee-shirt initiative

In November, Ms. Dunn and Mr. Acree accompanied 14 of our students to Guatemala for Aberdeen Hall’s inaugural service-learning trip to Project Somos. Project Somos supports indigenous families and children living in extreme poverty in rural Guatemala. They provide quality education and healthy meals to these families in an eco-sustainable community known as The Children’s Village. Their mission is to give children the opportunity to break the vicious cycle of poverty for themselves and future generations In their time at The Project, our students rolled up their sleeves, working in the fields, preparing snacks and meals in the kitchen, cleaning, and most importantly interacting with the children at Project Somos.

We've been checking in with some of our 2019 Grads to highlight their post-secondary journeys. This week, we're catching up with Jaeda Yurkiw. We have to say, Jaeda is one busy woman! Currently enrolled at the University of British Columbia Okanagan where she is studying sciences (she plans on attending Medical School and then specializing in Dermatology), Jaeda is also an accomplished volleyball player (she was our Grade 12 co-MVP last year) and is playing on the UBC Okanagan Heat Women's volleyball team as well as training for beach volleyball season (she hopes to play professionally this summer). Read more about Jaeda's time at Aberdeen Hall and her first month at university.

We're checking in with some of our 2019 Grads to see how they're adapting to their new, post-secondary lives. Last year, 100% of our grads were accepted into post-secondary institutions, and for the next couple of weeks, we'll be highlighting some of their journeys. This week, we're catching up with Matt McLaughlin.