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Weekly Communication - Thursday, October 8, 2020

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Weekly Communication - Thursday, October 8, 2020
by Tammy Cowley - Thursday, 8 October 2020, 3:58 PM



Month of October

Virtual “Meet the Teacher/Open House”

October 12

Thanksgiving Day STAT Holiday – Students do not attend school.  Happy Thanksgiving!

October 13

Lifetouch Individual Student Photos in the Morning

October 15

Cordova Bay  Students will Participate in “The Great British Columbia Shakeout” at 10:15 am

October 23

Non-Instructional Day – Students do not attend school

November 7

PAC Bottle Drive (9 am to 1 pm) in the school parking lot

November 13

Photo Retake Day & Photos for Remote Learners



Lifetouch Photo Day:  Individual student photos will be taken by Lifetouch in the morning on Tuesday, October 13th.  After Picture Day, parents/guardians can order pictures on using your Portrait ID and Access Code which can be found on your Picture Day order form. 

REMINDER - Wet Weather Preparedness:    A reminder to parents/guardians to have their children dressed appropriately to go outside as most days children will go outdoors for their breaks.  Rubber boots, waterproof jackets and rain pants are suggested especially if your child likes to play in/near the puddles!  A full change of clothes in their backpacks is also helpful should they need to change.

Virtual “Meet the Teacher/Open House”:  School staff are busy preparing individual classroom orientations for their families.  Over the month of October, your child’s teacher will share with you an introduction to their class in one of the following ways:

A slideshow
A link to a group online meeting
A Google slideshow guided by your child in the comfort of your home
A 3D picture presentation, or
A Welcome Video by the teacher

School Administrators will also send you a link to a slidedeck entitled, “Wecome to Cordova Bay 2020.”

Terry Fox Donations:  A BIG thank you to Cordova Bay families!  The school raised $800 for the Terry Fox Foundation!  The link is still open if you still wish to donate:

IMPORTANT - Reporting of Student Absences:  A friendly reminder for families to ensure that you contact the school Safe Arrival Line at 250 658-4002 by 8:30 am EACH day that your child will be absent from school.  Please indicate your child’s first and last name and teacher.   Thank you!  If you child attend Caboose Club, please also ensure that you contact them as well.

Wellness & Health in Saanich Schools:  The Saanich School District remains committed to wellness and the promotion of positive health in our schools and communities.  In an effort to support mental wellness and social-emotional learning, we will be issuing monthly snapshots, intended as an invitation to learn together as we foster and promote positive health in our own lives, and the lives of those around us.  Please follow the link to access our October snapshot, focused on social-emotional learning.

IMPORTANT - Students with Life Threatening Conditions:  Parents who have a student with a life threatening medical condition as asked to please check-in with the office to ensure that you have updated medical alert forms on file and that any medications/Epipens have been brought to the school. For children who need an Epipen, it is suggested that the office has one and that there is one for your child’s classroom. 

The Power of Why, A Blog by the Superintendent of Saanich Schools:  “World Teachers’ Day – Oct. 5th



Individual School Photos for Cordova Bay REMOTE LEARNERS:  November 13, 2020, Time TBD.  This will enable you to get your photo done with less people around.  This is our photo re-take day.

Monk Office School Supplies Ordered Online:  If you ordered Monk's School Supplies for your child this past summer, please contact the school office at 250-658-5315 to see if we have received them.  If so, we can arrange a time for you to pick them up!



PAC Website: 

Follow us on FaceBook: Cordova Bay Elementary PAC

PAC Email Consent Form:  All returning and new families are asked to fill out a Form or email PAC with their consent to receive emails from PAC and Class Reps. See attached form.

Bottle Drive - Saturday Nov 7 (9am-1pm)