Bernard Elementary School - Chilliwack, British Columbia

Bernard Elementary School

Adopted by: Coles Cottonwood Mall  

Our school is a K-5 elementary school in Chilliwack with 280 students with a 30 percent Indigenous population. According to the Early Development Instrument (EDI) a tool that measures developmental health of the students entering kindergarten across British Columbia, our students are among the most vulnerable in our district AND across the province. Some of the most concerning data we have received is that 17 percent of our K’s entering school are deemed vulnerable with regard to language development and 16 percent are deemed vulnerable with regard to communication. Another sobering statistic indicates that 87 of our 280 students have vulnerabilities in one or more scales.

Some of our families are quite transient and this comes with gaps and challenges with literacy, all subject areas. Students come from many varied backgrounds and therefore the ready to learn aspect is important, and often paramount to actual literacy and learning.

Many students have no books at home, no writing materials or school supplies brought to school. We have a diverse population attending our school and our desire is to ensure our students know they are valued, cared for and encouraged to learn and grow as we teach them. Our students come to us with diverse needs, as English language learners, Indigenous learners, as learners who have experienced the challenges of poverty. We take students where they are at and move them forward from varying abilities. Our school prioritizes establishing and valuing relationships with our students so that they will feel school is a safe place to be and to learn.

Donors

“Reading is so important!”

$50.00

Jacquie Dick
Sep 23, 2021
British Columbia, Canada

“For my nieces Audrey and Annabelle”

$60.00

Greg Laughlin
Sep 22, 2021
British Columbia, Canada

“For my granddaughters Audrey and Annabelle.”

$100.00

Gord Laughlin
Sep 21, 2021
British Columbia, Canada

$35.00

Kristen Tarzwell
Sep 21, 2021
British Columbia, Canada

“such a great cause !! 😀”

$100.00

Angela Drouillard
Sep 20, 2021
British Columbia, Canada

“Reading is the best!”

$20.00

Terrie Erhardt
Sep 16, 2021
British Columbia, Canada

“An amazing staff and wonderful school!”

$15.00

Jaimy Hutton
Sep 14, 2021
British Columbia, Canada

$25.00

Anonymous
Sep 14, 2021
British Columbia, Canada

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Bernard Elementary School - Chilliwack, British Columbia
RAISED
$405.00
GOAL
$2,800.00

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