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Complete the CHS Parent Survey by Friday, May 14

This year, the health and safety practices that have been in place since September have permitted in-person, in-class learning for all students. At this time, all parents and guardians are invited to complete a survey and provide feedback on their experiences from September to the present. Your input will assist the School as we look back at 2020-2021 and plan for next year. Responses are due by 3:30 pm on Friday, May 14, 2021. Thank you for taking the time to respond to this survey and for sharing your perspective.

Grade 7 Musical: Backstage Drama

The Crofton House Junior School will present an original musical creation, Backstage Drama. As students return to drama club after summer vacation, they eagerly await the announcement of which musical they will perform for their spring show. When a new student stumbles upon the club, she gets a whirlwind tour of the highs and lows of theatre, as well as songs from shows both new and old. Can everyone find a place to belong in the drama club? Join us to find out! The show will be presented by livestream on June 2 at 2:00 pm and June 3 at 4:00 pm. Tickets to the event are complimentary but registration is required to access the livestream. Register online. Thank you to student Gillian M, Grade 7, for the poster art.

CHS Parents’ Auxiliary Annual General Meeting

All parents and guardians with children at Crofton House School are members of the CHS Parents' Auxiliary Association. We welcome you to attend the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 13 at 9:00 am. The meeting will be held remotely through Zoom. To attend, please RSVP by Monday, May 10. Information for accessing the meeting will be sent to you following the close of registration.

Become a Class Parent for 2021–2022

Becoming a Class Parent is a great way to get involved at the school and make new friends, all while putting your own stamp on the events that are organized for your grade. If you are interested in becoming a Class Parent for next year, please complete the registration form by Friday, May 14.

Uniform Shop Orders

Parents are asked to make Uniform Shop purchases through the online order form by Thursday, June 10 so orders can be ready for pick-up by Tuesday, June 15. Uniform Shop orders placed after June 10 will be ready for pick-up in late August. If you have any questions, please contact

Tina Payne Bryson Recording

Thank you to all who joined us for a special evening, hosted by the School and the CHS Parent Auxiliary, with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, co-author of The Power of Showing Up and many other works focused on developing brains and parenting. Her presentation, “Parenting in a Pandemic” offered practical strategies, as well as some relief and reassurance for parents. Her presentation is available on the school website until Wednesday, July 7. Her “4 S’s” (safe, seen, soothed, and secure) and recommended reading, are summarized in our recap post. Please note: due to a technical error during the presentation, the video with Chinese translation is unavailable.

Financial Assistance Policy

Financial assistance has a long tradition at Crofton House School, and since 2015, it has been a central part of our Strategic Plan: Extraordinary Possibilities. As the financial assistance program continues to grow, a Financial Assistance Policy has been developed. The policy outlines the aims of the program and its four underpinning principles: sustainability, fairness, opportunity, and compassion. It also provides further information including: the types of financial assistance available, funding, the responsibilities of families applying, the application process, considerations and confidentiality. The Financial Assistance Policy is available on the financial assistance pages in the My CHS Parent Portal and on the school website under Policies.

The CHS Parents' Auxiliary has thoughtfully donated funds to purchase and set-up a new tent located beside Kent Field. The 30’ x 40’ tent was professionally installed with student safety as a priority. With additional ventilation, heating and lighting, this is a space that will be used by students for many years to come! The new space is being used to extend and support outdoor activities, including Physical Health and Education classes, clubs and co-curricular activities and is making a positive impact. A plaque to acknowledge the PA contribution will be installed. Thank you!

Inspired by the beautiful blossom trees around town, students in Senior Kindergarten made ink prints using disposable plates.

Students from Grade 4 to 7 gave compelling talks on everything including family, pets, cutting edge science, moral issues and ethics during their public speaking projects. The students spoke confidently to an audience of their peers and impressed the teachers and staff who acted as guests judges with their confidence and composure.

Between the beach and the woods, Grade 3 students had a great time exploring their connections to the environment during their recent Outdoor Education sessions.

Ever wanted to run your own business? Grade 4 students were given the chance to run their very own virtual pizzerias, learning how to meet customer requests for toppings as well as developing their financial literacy in giving the right change.

From Lords and Ladies to serfs, crusaders to merchants, monks to bakers, there was no shortage of vibrant characters in the Grade 8 Social Studies Feudal Fair. Each character took turns to describe daily life, their importance to medieval society and implore the Queen (Ms Kim) to grant their humble wishes.

Congratulations to the new student leaders who have been elected for the 2021-2022 year. Manrell Hall was full of cheers and excitement as election results were revealed and the outgoing student leaders handed over crowns, tiaras, tutus and other gifts. Thank you to the 2020-2021 Student Leaders for all you've done in this extraordinary school year.

The CHS Alumnae Association invited mothers and students in the class of 2021 for the annual Mother-Daughter Tea. A tradition going back 60 years, it was a meaningful virtual event that saw our community connect with alumnae, parents, and students as we celebrate this year's grads. It even included a small gift package to help us be together while we need to stay apart. View Gallery.

Students from Grade 8 to Grade 12 took the chance to craft their very own neon signs in the ideation lab. Using electroluminescence (EL) wire, students turned hand sketched designs into magnificent neon creations.

Introducing …. FERGIE

Students had the chance to vote on a name for our beloved Falcon, and “Fergie” (they/them) was the winner! From now on, Fergie will be sporting the number 21—for the year they were dubbed—and that much prouder to represent Crofton Falcons at home and (hopefully one day) away.

Athlete Profile: Noelle, Grade 12, Track and Field /Badminton

While competition is on pause, we want to make sure that the experiences of our athletes are captured and shared. This week, we share thoughts from Noelle, Grade 12 to get her take on a school year without competition. Noelle is a former Team Canada Badminton player, she is training Track and Field (discus, javelin, shot put) twice a week, and she has plans to begin studying medicine abroad next year.

We asked what she loves most about sport:

“Sport is a way for me to destress and take time away from academics. Having a sport as something other than academics to focus on is a good way to help me decompress and find balance.”

And we wanted to know what was hardest:

“I used to be on Team Canada for badminton which was rewarding, and also a major stress. So I want to rely on sports to balance out the stress I’m getting from school, but it can become its own source of stress. So the challenging thing is also finding the balance.”

We loved these insights for sport, and beyond and we hope this brings you some Crofton Falcon Pride! Look for more next E-Calls. #BringItHome

Courage, Creativity, Citizenship

Last Chance for Staff Appreciation

We are nearing the deadline for contributions to our Staff Appreciation project. Please encourage your daughters to submit a brief, personalized note of thanks by Monday, May 10. The messages will then be concealed inside a special gift, that, when opened, will reveal the special tributes.

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson - Thank you!

Parents enjoyed an informative evening with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson as she walked us through “Parenting in a Pandemic: The Power of Showing Up”. The event was part of a series of speaker evenings that focused on topics that are especially relevant now and encourage ongoing conversations about parenting. Thank you to CHS parent Katherine Grant, Speaker Series Coordinator, CHS Parents’ Auxiliary, for her work in organizing this event.

Plans for upcoming events continue to be developed to meet Stage 2 guidelines. Events will be added to the calendar and communicated as plans are finalized.

Log into the My CHS portal to access the full school calendar.

Whole School

May 13
- Jeans Day
May 21
- Professional Development (No Classes)
May 24
- Victoria Day (School Closed)

Junior School

May 29 - Grade 7 Musical Rehearsal 9:00am - 1:00 pm
June 2-3 - Grade 7 Musical “Backstage Drama” - Register online
June 4 - Junior School Sports Day

Senior School

May 11-12 - Grade 8 Outdoor Education (off campus)
June 1-2
- Grade 12 Outdoor Education (off campus)
June 3
- Summer Games


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