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!

September 10-14

What a great first week of school! We welcomed some new students to the Salmon Arm West community, as well as new staff. We were able to get sorted into our classes on Wednesday morning and the learning started immediately. It was really nice to walk into classes all week and see happy students engaged in learning.

Coming up this week:

Monday: Our Kindergarten students  join us first thing this morning.

Tuesday: watch for a newsletter coming home with lots of information about the upcoming year.

Coming up soon…

Curriculum day: Sept 17. No school for students this day, but every employee of the district will be immersed in learning sessions all day.

Save the date! Our welcome back family picnic will be Wednesday September 19. Information is coming in the newsletter.

PAC meeting: the first meeting of the year will be Tuesday Sept 25 at 2:25.