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Weekly Communication - Friday, October 23, 2020

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Weekly Communication - Friday, October 23, 2020
by Tammy Cowley - Friday, 23 October 2020, 3:06 PM


Month of October

Virtual “Meet the Teacher/Open House”

October 30

Cohort Halloween Sock Hop & Photo Booth during class gym time.  *Children can wear costumes on this day!  More details on costume guidelines to follow.

November 3, 4, 5

Early Dismissal Days – Students will be dismissed at 1:48 pm each day to facilitate Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 7

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

November 11

Remembrance Day – STAT Holiday – Students do not attend school

November 13

Photo Retake Day & Photos for Remote Learners in the morning – more details to follow

November 18

PAC ZOOM General Meeting: Mary Klovance 7-8:30 pm (see details below)

November 20

Non-Instructional Day:  Students do not attend school


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!

Wet Weather Preparedness:  As we get more wet weather, families are asked 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.

The Power of Why – A Blog by the Superintendent of Schools, Dave Eberwein:  Our Personal Super Power


Individual School Photos for Cordova Bay REMOTE LEARNERS:  November 13, 2020.  We are still waiting to confirm the exact times, but it will be in the morning.  No appointments will be necessary.  More information to come.  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!


Nov 7 - Bottle Drive (9am-1pm):  No sort, no contact bottle drive. Simply drive up and place your refundables into a large white mega bag. ** We also have an account at the Glanford ReturnIT depot. Let your cashier know BEFORE they start count-ing that you would like to donate to Cordova Bay Elementary. **

Nov 18 - PAC General Meeting with Mary Klovance:  Supporting our children through COVID.  To register and for more information:

Class Rep Needed:  DIV 8 (Wergeland) still looking for a class rep. Please Email PAC at


Saanich Recreation Centres:  It’s Safe and Okay to Come Back Again

Mindful Parenting Zoom based Workshop:  Please join Dr Mark Sherman and fellow parents in this Zoom based interactive workshop on mindful parenting in this time of COVID.  Participants will learn skills of mindfulness, wellness and self-compassion to share with themselves, co-parents and children of any age. 

  • What: Mindful Parenting Part 2 -- Caring For Ourselves is Caring For Our Children
  • When: November 16 or November 23rd, 2020 7:00-9:00pm
  • Where: Zoom
  • Cost: $30

How to register:

For more information please contact Dr. Sherman at