April 9:It’s beginning to look a little like spring!

The snow is gone and the pond is getting larger. We have about five species of water fowl at any given time swimming in our pond on the field. We love watching them!

What’s coming up this week at Salmon Arm West?

Tuesday April 10: Popcorn sale- left over popcorn on sale at recess for 25 cents a bag. Limited quantities!
Math club meets at lunch on Tuesdays.

Friday April 10: Hot lunch

Hot lunch orders are due TODAY, Monday April 9. Forms are available on the website under “Forms” if you missed it.

Permission forms also went home last week for our performing arts trip to Hillcrest on April 17. Please make sure students return their signed forms as soon as possible.

Math club news: Congratulations to our math contest students! We had 14 student write the Caribou Math contest which is an international contest. This was the third time we have written the contest this year and we have seen steady improvement in our results. I’m so proud of the determination shown by our students as they are tackling very difficult problems and working them through right to the end. Grit and determination are character traits that are life changing! Way to go!

Welcome back!

I hope everyone had a wonderful spring break. Our field has slowly melted and in the past couple of days we have started to see the “spring pond” forming. We had some ducks and geese enjoying the water the other day:)

Events coming up at Salmon Arm West…

Thursday April 5: Our math contest team is writing their third international math contest of the year! Good luck to all participants!

Friday April 6 is Popcorn day, sponsored by PAC. Bring a loonie and enjoy delicious popcorn.

Watch for newsletters and permission forms coming home this week for hot lunch as well as for our next performing arts presentation which will be on April 17, 2018 at Hillcrest.

Have a wonderful week!

Upcoming events at Salmon Arm West

Don’t forget the time change coming up this weekend! We have only one more week of school before Spring Break- and we are certainly hoping that the snow starts to melt quickly.

Tuesday March 13: Division 1 and 2 swimming

Friday March 16: Hot lunch sponsored by PAC. Orders were due Friday March 9.

Just a reminder to parents that there will not be a formal report card issued until June. The second formal report was during the teacher/parent/student goal setting conference at the end of January. All teachers will be communicating with families prior to Spring Break to discuss your child’s progress towards these goals. This communication may be in person, by phone or by written report. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Last week we had student participating in the Art Fair workshops, and a good time was had by all. I hope you had the opportunity to check out the display for our school. Great job, student and staff! It looked amazing!

I hope everyone has a sunny and restful Spring Break! See you on April 3, 2018!

Our new site!

Welcome to the new website for Salmon Arm West Elementary! We are excited to launch our new website and hope that you find it useful and informative. We will be adding more features to the site over the next few months, so keep a close eye on the site.

Upcoming events for March 1-9

Friday March 2: Popcorn day sponsored by PAC. Bring $1 and enjoy delicious popcorn!

Monday March 5: Basketball game here after school

Tuesday March 6: Division 1 and 2 swimming

Friday March 9: PAC meeting 2:25 in the library