October 15-19

An important notice regarding walking field trip permission forms!

Wow! What beautiful fall weather we are having! Mornings are cool, so please make sure everyone arrives wearing jackets. Classes are wanting to spend time learning outdoors right now to take advantage of the great weather. In order to go for walks around the neighbourhood to get to different areas for learning (e.g. the creek) we must have the walking field trip permission form signed. If you haven’t already done so, please go to Parent Connect and provide permission for this. We cannot go on these excellent learning walks without permission and we don’t want our kids to miss out.

Coming up this week…

Tuesday Oct 16 we will have a short assembly in the morning where members of the District Me to We committee will talk about Toonie Tuesday.  We will be collecting any donations for Me To WE on Tuesday Oct 23.

Wednesday Oct 17: Theatre presentation at 8:40 as part of the District Performing Arts program.

We will also be practicing our first required Earthquake drill of this school year in the afternoon.

Friday Oct 19 is the provincial pro D day. No school for students.  Once again, we are super excited about the workshops we will be going to. Please ask us about what we are learning- we would love to share what we learned with you!


October 8-12

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with family and friends, and hopefully a bit of sunshine!

Monday October 8: Thanksgiving- no school

Tuesday October 9: School photos! Remember not to wear green as photos are taken using green screen and if you wear a green shirt you may look invisible:)

Wednesday October 10: Div 4 and 5 to the Adams River Salmon Run. Dress warmly! Boots are a great idea. We are still looking for parent volunteers. If you can volunteer, please contact your child’s teacher or the front office right away.

Our PAC has sent home cookie dough fundraiser info. Orders are due to the school on October 18.

A reminder that Friday October 19 is a provincial Pro D day. No school for students, but all teachers will be working hard at various conferences. Ask us about what we learn at pro D workshops- we would love to share our learning with you!!

Oct 1-5

Well, it appears the season of rain is upon us! Just in time for our trip to the salmon run!

Tuesday October 2: Div 1,2,3 are all heading to the Adams River Salmon Run. We plan to be there for lunch, so please make sure to pack a nice big lunch as we won’t have the lunch program for additional food. Also, dress in layers and top it all off with rain gear. The forecast is looking very, very wet. We may be observing fish and feeling like fish ourselves!

Friday October 5 is a PRO-D day. No school for students. Our teachers are all heading to a workshop with Sandra Herbst. Sandra Herbst is one of Canada’s leading educators, particularly in the area of assessment. We are all very excited to learn together with Sandra on Friday.

Some upcoming dates to remember:

Monday October 8: Happy Thanksgiving- no school

Tuesday October 9: PHOTO day!! Please don’t wear green- you will look invisible in your photo:)

Friday October 19: Provincial Pro D day: No school for students

September 24-28

Terry Fox Run: We will continue collecting donations this week for the Terry Fox Foundation. We had a very successful run on Friday and our staff and students showed grit as we ran through the showers, just like Terry. The donation box is located in the office.

This week marks the first of our school wide field trips. Please make sure you have signed the permission form for your child to travel to Hillcrest for the Performing Arts.

Monday Sept 24: Field trip permission forms must be in for Wednesday’s trip.

Tuesday Sept 25:PAC meeting 3 p.m. in the library.

Wednesday Sept 26: Whole school travels to Hillcrest for the afternoon performance. We will be back in time for the buses.

Thursday Sept 27: Bus evacuation drill at 1:30.

Friday Sept 28: Orange Shirt day: wear something orange today in Recognition of Truth and Reconciliation and residential schools. Classes have been learning about residential schools in age appropriate ways in their classes.

2nd fire drill of the year is today as well!

Coming up: October 2 Div 1,2,3 all travel to the Adams River Salmon Run. Division 4 and 5 will be going the following week.

Sept 17-21

Monday Sept 17 is a day of NO SCHOOL for students. All staff will be involved in a day of learning. We will be in workshops all day learning about literacy, numeracy, anxiety, physical activity and more.

Tuesday Sept 18: The first full day of school for our Kindergarten students!

Pizza orders: all orders MUST be received by 8:30 as PAC members need to get the numbers in to Panago right away.

Wednesday Sept 19: Welcome back Family Picnic from 5-6:30. Join us for an informal and fun evening. Bring lawn chairs or blankets as we are hoping for sunshine!

Thursday Sept 20: Our first fire drill of the year.
Friday Sept 21: Terry Fox Run at 11:25. We are collecting donations in the office all week.

Heads up! Our first PAC meeting is coming up soon… Tuesday September 25 at 3 p.m. in the library.  We would love to see more parents come out and join our small, dedicated group of parents who do so much for our school.

Have a great week!