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Keep the FI program at Admiral Collingwood Public School

50 Signatures Goal: 100

We, the undersigned, disagree with the SCDSB's proposal to move the French Immersion program from Admiral Collingwood Public School. We raise the objection based on the lack of public consultation, and the lack of long term planning for the future of the program. We request that the board suspend making any decisions to relocate the program until such time as proper public consultation has occurred, and a long term plan has been made available to all stakeholders.

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  • Christine Lonmo
    Christine Lonmo Canada, Midland
    Nov 26, 2013
    Nov 26, 2013
    We moved to this area recently in part because of Admiral's French program. Due to the age of our children they were not eligible for the Immersion program but the oldest one is in ESFL. I see a great value in having children of various ages in one school learning a new language that is little used outside of the school. Having French language resources in the library, bi-lingual announcements and assemblies as well as giving the older children an opportunity to read with the younger ones for example; all these things add value to the experience the children have with the French language and no doubt add to its success. It would be a shame to lose the French culture that the school has worked so hard to achieve.
  • Martijn Van Atten
    Martijn Van Atten Canada, Owen Sound
    Nov 24, 2013
    Nov 24, 2013
    Note that I live within the attendance area of the school and within walking distance to the school. I'm not sure why it has registered me as Owen Sound.
  • Martijn Van Atten
    Martijn Van Atten Canada, Owen Sound
    Nov 24, 2013
    Nov 24, 2013
    I feel there a good alternative solutions to a continued successful FI program that would enable my child to continue with the FI program at Admiral.

    I also feel this issue has been approached purely at a facilities problem, not with a vision to ensure the long term success of the FI program with good accessibility.
  • Kim Dadswell
    Kim Dadswell Canada, Barrie
    Nov 20, 2013
    Nov 20, 2013
    As an Admiral parent I felt quite fortunate to be able to offer my child the chance to have a french enriched education without having to change schools. However now I feel as though the board or planning committee has effectively slapped us in the face by, making such an arbitrary decision with little or no public consultation that we were aware of.

    While, I understand that when we first enrolled in the french immersion program, that Admiral was still working the "bugs" out of the logistics of the program.. but really this is one heck of a "bug" not to forsee.

    Perhaps if enrollment had have been more limited then this problem wouldn't have arisen so quickly. But since it wasn't, perhaps a solution would be to have other schools available to take the 'over flow' of enrollments. Thus reducing the restriction and serving those families who truly want to offer their children the fullest education that they can within the public school sector. Also it would give a few of the younger teachers a chance at a promising career
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Signatures

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    Christine Lonmo Canada
    2 years ago
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    Kim Bollozos Canada
    2 years ago
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    Martijn Van Atten Canada
    2 years ago
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    Tricia Bray Canada
    2 years ago
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    Tricia Bray Canada
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    Barbie Canada
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    beverlee judges Canada
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    Derek NISCHAN Canada
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    Kim Dadswell Canada
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    Andrew Whitehead Canada
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    Jeff Jones Canada
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    Gail Woodward Canada
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    Debbie Bullock Collingwood Canada
    2 years ago
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    Krista Campbell Canada
    2 years ago
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    Ryan Hogg Canada
    2 years ago
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