Mission parents Julie Tatla (left) and Erin Osterberg volunteered to help spread the word about a proposed traditional school for Mission. The women were set up at the Leisure Centre last Tuesday afternoon with informational pamphlets.

Mission parents Julie Tatla (left) and Erin Osterberg volunteered to help spread the word about a proposed traditional school for Mission. The women were set up at the Leisure Centre last Tuesday afternoon with informational pamphlets.

Traditional school pre-registration March 12

The sign-up starts at 8:30 a.m. at the school administration office on Fourth Avenue

Parents wanting a traditional school established in Mission are gearing up for the final push before the March 12 registration date.

An active group of local parents has been getting the word out via social media and through manned booths about the upcoming deadline, as well as inviting all interested parties to an information meeting March 11.

This final meeting came after the Feb. 26 session, which drew about 40 parents. At that gathering, the parents began discussing how to ensure the minimum 75 new students would sign up next Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

These additional students can not be any child currently enrolled in a Mission school, except those who already have a kindergarten spot reserved in upcoming classes.

The public traditional school would ideally, according to Mission Public Schools, begin with a kindergarten to Grade 4 model, which would allow the program to grow as the initial students age.

For it to be kindergarten to Grade 7 from the start, 100 new students would need to be enrolled. The school board has stated that if those numbers aren’t reached, the program would not proceed.

A Facebook event set up by the parents already has more than 100 people confirming they will attend the March 11 meeting, which happens at Fraserview Elementary School, starting at 7 p.m.

Visit the page here: http://on.fb.me/XLv9ps

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