Springbrook School, as told by Vickie Jenkens (nee Sharko) 

Springbrook School, as told by Vickie Jenkens (nee Sharko) 

In the 1930s, Vickie lived in the Springbrook area where the freeway crosses 232 today. For awhile, the students from Springbrook had to bus to Fort Langley while awaiting placement at Sperling School. Vickie says she hated school and disliked the roundabout way of reaching Fort Langley School, especially when the road was flooded. 

One day Vickie did not get on the school bus with the other children, but hid behind a stump. All day she sat there, ate her lunch, and then went home when the others returned after school. When she reached home, her mother asked her if she enjoyed her day behind the stump. Unknown to Vickie, her mother could see her hiding place all day. Her life as a truant was over. 

Springbrook Report Card 1943


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