Volunteer Criminal Record Check Mentor Letter

Mentorship Letter Alpha Secondary Beta Minischool

Hello Parents,

Hope you are all doing well and that your child is enjoying this class so far (we do like to give them work;)). I have attached a form for the Volunteer Criminal Record Check (click the Mentorship Letter link above) if your child does have a mentor that is not either myself or Ms. Neumann. It is a fill in the blank style document but please feel free to contact me if there are any issues. Thank you very much. 


Mr. Murray  

Looking for Parent Volunteers: Bottle Recycling

Hello Parents!!!

One of our classroom roles is for students to go around the school and collect the recycled bottles. They help our janitor with separating garbage from the recycling. In turn, we get to keep the money collected from the bottles. 

We are looking for parent volunteers to help us drive the bottles every 2 weeks to a local bottle depot. It takes about 1 hour to load up the car, sort the bottles, and take in the collections. This is our way of fundraising money in the mini school for Minischool parties or special events. 

If you are interested in helping us out, please contact Ms. Neumann @ elixa.neumann@sd41.bc.ca

Thank you for your continual support!

Working with Anxiety ~ Workshop for Parents and Students

Where:  École Alpha Secondary School (large gym)

When:   Oct 12, 2017 at 6:30pm (2hr workshop)

Presenter:  Christine M. Yu, M.A.  Registered Clinical Counsellor

This interactive session will help parents and students understand anxiety and how it presents in children and adolescents. A detailed description of anxiety will be included: what it is, what it looks like across the developmental life span, and when it becomes problematic. Factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of anxiety will also be discussed. 

The second half of the workshop will offer the parents and students a step-by-step guide of how to manage anxiety using evidence-based treatment. Parents will be provided with information about what to consider when collaborating with the school and mental health professionals and resources.  A Q&A period will also be included, although questions are encouraged throughout the workshop. 

Alpha- Anxiety Workshop for Parents

Quotes of the Week


We experience so many negative things in our society and I believe do not get a chance to revel in our individuality and personal achievements. This is why I will be adding positive quotes of the week for all of you to enjoy. We may be doing something with the quote during the week so please take the time to read them. This one is playful and I think encapsulates what the BETA-Minischool is all about. Have a fantastic weekend all!

Stay Gold,

Mr. Murray