Board Update – Spring 2023

Dear Society Members, 

Spring is in the air and it seems like the right time for a brief but important board update; we will have more extensive updates to share about board work at our upcoming Spring General Meeting on May 24 to be held in person in the Library Learning Commons.   

Building Project

While the demolition of the old wing is probably still the best visual highlight thus far, important work continues with the site preparation. Critical work creating deep trenching for drainage plumbing has taken place along with site survey work. There has also been a lot of site excavation done in preparation for foundation work to take place later this spring. 

Reunited Gala

We look forward to seeing many of you at our annual gala which will be held on May 6 at Meadow Gardens. Indeed, it will be good to be reunited with so many of you as we celebrate God’s faithfulness to our community and continue to raise funds towards this important project.  We have had a great auction donation response and have some fantastic items up for bidding this year. 

Ticket sales end Friday, April 28 at midnight and you can buy them here: Reunited Tickets

The Silent Auction will open online on Friday, April 28 as well, so stay tuned for that!

Tuition / Budget 2023/24

Planning is well underway for next school year. What should come as no surprise is that there will be a higher than usual tuition increase for next year. The reason for this is mostly tied to staff compensation. In order for us to continue to attract new staff and stay competitive, we need to compensate our staff accordingly. We love our staff — and we believe they are what differentiates us within the education environment — we need to support them. More information will come when the tuition grid is finalized for next year in the coming weeks. 

Calendar Notes for 2023/24

We know that many of you like to plan ahead. The board-approved calendar for 2023/24 has the following key dates:

First day of school: Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Christmas Break: December 23, 2023-January 7, 2024
Spring Break: March 16-April 1 2024 (includes Easter)

Spring General Meeting Invitation

The board invites you to join us on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 7:00 PM for our spring general meeting. We will present updates on the building project, the various committees that continue to meet, an overview of the budget for next year, and ask for your affirmation for those standing to be part of the board of directors. 

If you, or know someone who would like to serve on the board of directors, we encourage you to connect with Kevin Sowerby () Chair of the Board Nominations and Development Committee.