October 20, 2016
IN SUPPORT OF ALBERTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
RE: CATEGORY II SCHOOL REVIEW
As you are aware, we are presently under a school review and we need your support to ensure that our school, Alberton Elementary, will not close. We should not assume that our school is safe and will remain open. It is vital at this time that we ban together and stand strong to keep our elementary school in the Alberton community.
Our enrollment is critically low but this does not have to be the case. Our catchment (zoning) numbers are the second highest in the Westisle family of schools. This means that if our school was dual track, (French Immersion and English) all our children would not have to leave this community on longer bus rides and our classrooms would be full. There is also no end to the support we have in the town of Alberton being close to services at Western hospital, Bray’s Independent, drugstores, banks and within walking distance of Jacques Cartier Rink, Maplewood Manor and the Library.
We have scheduled a meeting with Bob Andews, Director’s Delegate for the Public Schools Branch, to discuss the importance of keeping our school open. Now more than ever we need you so we are asking that EVERYONE send letters of support by Wednesday, October 26, 2016. These letters can be emailed to email@example.com , sent to school with your children or dropped off at the school office.
Sincere thanks from Alberton Elementary Staff and Alberton Elementary Home & School