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January 2019 – Queen's Park Preschool Newsletter

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Jan 18th Capstone Presentations
  • Jan 16-20th Literacy 12 French Oral Assessments
  • Jan 16th – Course Selection Booklets posted on Belmont website
  • Jan 20th Winter Dance Show
  • Jan 23-27th Grad Assessments
  • Jan 20-Feb 2nd – Grad Photo Retakes
  • Jan 30th – Turnaround Day
  • Jan 31st – First Day of Second Semester

Turnaround Day and First Day of Second Semester

January 30th will be what is known as a Turnaround day for students – students will only attend if they have made appointments with teachers to make up any missing work or need to hand items in.

January 31st will be the 1st day of Semester 2 – students will have access to their semester two schedule on their Myed portal.


Dear Belmont Students and Families/Caregivers,

We hope that everyone has had a good start to the new year!

As we make our way to Semester 2, we also start to plan ahead for the next school year. Below is an overview of the course selection process. Students will also receive more information in-person at school over the next two months. 

An important piece of the course selection process is that students are able to access their MyEd accounts. More information on accessing MyEd is available on the Belmont website: https://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/myed-student-portal-information/

Counsellors will be visiting classes from Feb 3-10 to go through the course selection process with students. Students can also connect with their counselor for help with selecting courses or accessing MyEd: https://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/resources/counselling/

Belmont Secondary continues to offer personalized, flexible learning opportunities for students. New for September 2023 we are introducing Online Learning as another way to provide choice for students. Belmont students will have access to SD62 Online Learning Course(s) within the Belmont Secondary School building. Students can choose to take one or more of their Grade 10-12 course(s) via online learning when they complete their BSS course selection.

Key Dates:

Jan. 16: 2023/2024 Course selection booklets are now posted on Belmont website: https://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/course-selection/ 

Feb. 3 – Feb. 10: Information on courses and the course selection information will be shared with students in grades 9-11 through class visits. 

Feb. 13 – 21: Gr. 9-11 course selection window

Your student can show you the courses they have selected on their MyEd account before the window closes on Feb. 21. Please ask them to show you and have a conversation about the choices they have made and how the courses will help them to meet their future goals.

We are looking forward to helping students plan ahead for success next year!

Thank you,

Belmont Admin Team 


RCMP join Belmont Students and Staff on January 16th for a morning meet and greet


Congrats to the Sr Girls Basketball team for winning Totem 67!! “It’s Kind Of A Big Deal!”

MVP Nicola Spaven, All Star Mikayla Eadie, and Player of the Games Irene Parra, Emma Flarrow and Nicola Spaven


Students make batteries in Chemistry 12!

Katelyn Vandermark  and Emma Libreiro are testing out the batteries they have created.


The Belmont Dance Program presents:

The Belmont Winter Dance Showcase on Friday, January 20th @ 7:00 PM in the Belmont Theatre! We will be showcasing a variety of dance styles as well as student choreographed pieces from our Dance Performance and Technique class and Dance Company. Tickets are $5.00 for students and $7.00 for adults. They are available on School Cash Online and in the office. We hope to see you all there!


A Message from the Learning Commons

In an effort to maintain our current resources, we respectfully request that all students return their materials to the learning commons when they are due. Novels/Graphic novels have a 2 week due date (they can be renewed). Semester 1 textbooks are due back by January 27th, 2023.  This year, when Semester 2 textbooks are being distributed, if students have overdue or lost materials, they will not be issued textbooks or other materials. Materials need to be returned or paid for prior to textbooks being distributed.


Student Achievements  

Legion Branch 91 new T-Shirt Logo Design Contest

Winner – Wendy Tran

Annual Remembrance Day Poster and Literary Contest – Royal Canadian Legion 

Cameron Pelletier Grade 11 1st Place Senior Essay 

Cameron Pelletier Grade 11 2nd Place Senior Color Poster 

Team Canada: Junior Roller Derby World Cup – Valance, France July 2023 

Naomi Morrell: https://www.vicnews.com/sports/i-just-started-yelling-victoria-teen-makes-national-roller-derby-team/ 


Scholarship Update:

There are several important scholarship deadlines approaching.  Please see below:

  1. YVR Youth Art Foundation Scholarship
  2. There are 7 of these $5000 awards available to students in BC who identify as First Nations.  Students applying must:
  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Be pursuing visual arts at a credited art program or through an art mentorship
  • Create art that connects with First Nations culture and identity

Please click the link below for more information and eligibility requirements: 

Deadline: January 27th, 2023

  1. Canadian Women in STEM: Robotics Scholarship

This $10,000 award is given out annually to a women involved in robotics with a strong dedication to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in the field of STEM.  

Students who are interested are encouraged to click the link below for more information on eligibility requirements and application instructions: 

Deadline: January 31st, 2023

  1. TEAL Charitable Foundation Awards

TEAL charitable foundation offers several awards, yearly, to students who are English Language Learners and/or Refugees.  Please click the link below for more information on specific awards or reach out to Mrs. Hoskins if you are interested: 

Deadline: January 31st, 2023 

  1. BC Excellence Scholarship – Belmont Nomination Required

To be considered for this award, you must be nominated by Belmont.  Our nominee then applies to the province for one of 55 Excellence Scholarship vouchers of $5000.  Successful students will have demonstrated community service in/out of school and shown aptitude and commitment to their chosen career OR post-secondary path.  To be considered as the Belmont nominee, please complete the nomination form posted in the grad google classroom. 

For more information, click the link below: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships/bc-excellence-scholarships

Deadline for nomination form: February 1st, 2023

Deadline for formal application: February 15th, 2023

  1. Pathways to Teacher Education Scholarship

These 20 awards are $5000.  They are awarded by the Ministry of Education to students who have demonstrated commitment to a career in K-12 teaching. 

For more information and eligibility requirements please click the link below: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships/pathway-to-teacher-education-scholarship 

Deadline: February 15th, 2023

Other Upcoming Deadlines: 

  1. Kin Canada Bursaries – February 1st, 2023

https://www.kincanada.ca/bursaries

  1. Young Women in Public Affairs – Zonta – February 1st, 2023
  1. SD62 District Awards – TBA (applications should be out in February)
  2. Belmont Awards – TBA
  3. PAC Bursaries – TBA

As always, Grade 12 students are encouraged to reach out to Mrs. Hoskins for support when they need it with applications, nominations, deadlines, and award eligibility.  Please advise grads to check the Grad Google Classroom and the Belmont Scholarship Website regularly for upcoming scholarships and bursaries:

https://belmontscholarships.weebly.com/january.html

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