The last week of school!

This is going to be a very busy week!!

Monday June 25: Fun day! Although this rain is great for the fields and gardens, we are really hoping for sun for Monday’s Fun Day! Weather permitting, the fun starts at 9 a.m. and lasts all day.  We will have multi-age groupings all morning, followed by lunch time (and a pizza lunch if you ordered last week).  The afternoon will be activities that students selected ahead of time (Swedish baseball, dance party, bench ball, a movie and indoor building).

Tuesday June 26: a regular day!

Wednesday June 27: the last full day of school

Thursday June 28: Year end assembly starts at 8:45. Please join us as we celebrate the end of another school year, and say goodbye to our Grade 5 students.  We also say goodbye to our staff who are leaving, and this year, we have the retirement of Alvina Gooch. Alvina has served our school district for many years and we are sad to see her go, but know she will have a wonderful retirement!

Following the assembly we ask that all students return to their classrooms for their final goodbyes, before being collected by parents or heading out to the bus. The school day ends at 10:13 and the bus will be ready to take students home at that time (4 hours early). Report cards will be sent home at this time.

From all of us at Salmon Arm West, we wish you a safe, happy summer. We look forward to seeing everyone in September!

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!