June 18-22

Only two more weeks of school! Things have been busy here at SAW, with many field trips and school events happening. We are super excited to have planted our first garden! Thanks to the hard work of PAC parents, we have four beautiful raised bed gardens. Mr. Jakobsen’s class planted the gardens and we are excited to wait for the harvest in the fall. Thank you to the parents who built these beautiful beds!!

This week at SAW:

June 19: Grade 5 waterslide day

June 20: Stop the Summer Slide! Join us for an exciting hour of math games from 6-7 pm. Please call the school to pre-register so we can make your own kit of cards and dice for you to take home. You will learn games that you can play with your child over the summer to keep those math skills sharp!

June 21: National Aboriginal Day. Our school will be heading out to the celebrations at Pierre’s Point for the morning, then returning to the school for more events in the afternoon.

June 22: Div 3 and 4 are heading out to Kingfisher to release the salmon we have raised this year.

Fun day is scheduled for June 25. Notices have gone home for pizza lunch orders for that day.

Enjoy the sunny weather!

May 28-June 1

prospective trustee (3)Really? June already? Time is flying by!

Lots going on as the end of the year approaches.

Some important dates for this week:

Thursday May 31: Parent appreciation tea! We couldn’t do it without you! Come and join us at 12:30 for some cake and entertainment. Thanks to Mrs. Peters for organizing the entertainment.

Friday June 1: POPCORN SALES!!! Bring $1 to enjoy a bag of delicious popcorn

Our garage sale and bottle drive was a big success! Thanks to Mrs. Langlois for her organization, and thanks to the staff and parents who came out and helped out.  Over $700 was raised! We still have some items left from the garage sale and we have them on display inside the school this week. Come and have a look and if you find a treasure or two, leave a donation at the office. Many thanks!


May 14-18

A busy week!

We are desperately seeking drivers for the cross country run at Silver Creek on Thursday. If you don’t have a criminal record check completed we can only have you drive your own child(ren), but that is still helpful! Please contact the school if you are able to drive. We will leave the school at 8:45 and return hopefully around 1 p.m.

A reminder that Friday May 18 is a Pro D day. Teachers will be in workshops all day and we will see you again on Tuesday May 22.


May 7-11

So much going on!

Monday May 7: Talent show starting at 1 p.m.

Thursday May 10: Cross country run at Little Mountain starting at 1 p.m.

In other news…

Salmon Arm West is situated in the heart of agricultural land and we plan to take advantage of our unique rural setting.  With the support and hard work of our PAC, we are planning to create a large garden area for our classes to plant and grow vegetables. We have drawn up plans for four raised bed gardens, each 3 feet by 24 feet. We would like to build them from cedar planks, and fill them with good soil.  If anyone is able to help with donations of lumber, time or other, please contact Val Edgell at the school, or Stef Bland PAC president, or Miranda Alberts. This will be a fantastic addition to our school and to the curriculum and we are anxious to get started!

The week of April 23-27

Sunshine! So exciting! The weather is supposed to be beautiful this week and boy are we ready for it!

Running program: our school wide running program has started. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday right after recess our whole school will be running laps of the school and field as part of our Physical and Health Education program. Please help by making sure your child has appropriate footwear (we can finally put the winter boots away!)

Friday April 27 is a professional development and new curriculum day. Students are not in attendance but teachers will be hard at work!

In other news…
PAC is taking on the project of finishing our sand box and then building some raised bed gardens for our students. Teachers are excited to have the opportunity to plant the garden and grow vegetables. This is a fantastic way to teach about the environment, agriculture, healthy eating and so much more! The plan is to have the garden beds ready for planting this May, and our fast growing crops will be ready to eat by the end of June, whereas other crops will be ready when we come back in September. We will be looking for some volunteers to help with watering and weeding over the summer (with eating rights of course:) Many of the PAC members have volunteered to help as well. We are excited about this new venture. Salmon Arm West is a beautiful rural school in the middle of agricultureal areas and we are excited to take advantage of this.