We are excited and ready to go for our student/parent/teacher goal setting conferences on Tuesday Nov. 20. We are dismissing early that day – 12:03, and buses will depart at 12:15 or 12:20. Parents are asked to book their appointment online using ParentConnect, and use the instruction sheet sent home on Nov. 6. If you have any trouble doing this, please contact the office. Remember, these conferences are in place of a first term report card, so it is extremely important parents attend with their child. See you then!
This Friday November 9, at 12:45 pm, we will be holding our annual Remembrance Day assembly. Families are welcome to attend this important gathering. This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I, 1918. Lest we forget…
Just a note that our PAC has had to postpone their next meeting to Wed Oct 17. It will still be at the same time, 6:30 pm, and same location, Indigenous Ed Room downstairs. Feel free to share the news 🙂
Orange shirt day is an annual show of respect to both survivors of Residential Schools in BC and Canada, as well as for those who did not survive and endured horrific treatment. Why orange shirts? Phyllis Webstad, still alive today, is a Residential School survivor. As a child going to a Residential School in BC, she recalls going to school wearing a brand new orange shirt from her granny, and having her shirt taken from her by school officials, with no explanation. For Phyllis, orange came to represent feelings of sadness and that her feelings, as well as the feelings of other residential school children, didn’t matter. We hope everyone will wear orange to school this Friday Sept. 28 to show that Every Child Matters.
Phyllis Webstad, 1973-74
Our school is having our Terry Fox Run on Wed Sept 26 at 1:15. We will be running the perimeter of our field and most likely be including some of the property at the Sorrento Centre as well. If parents and families would like to join us on this run/walk, please do! Cash donations for cancer research are encouraged but are not required. You can send a donation with your child to school all this week. Thanks for your support for cancer research and to honour this important Canadian icon!
Save the date and see you there!
Our StrongStart program begins Tuesday Sept 18. If you and your child have never been to StrongStart before, it is a free, drop-in, parent participation program for infants to children aged 4 years, which runs at our school each Tuesday morning from 9 – 12. It is play and activity based, includes some time in the gym, as well as a snack. Our program is facilitated by Kim Robison. If you would like to register, please drop by our school office, and bring your child’s birth certificate. See you there!