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Weekly Communication - Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Weekly Communication - Thursday, October 29, 2020
by Tammy Cowley - Thursday, 29 October 2020, 10:11 AM


October 30

Cohort Halloween Sock Hop & Photo Booth during class gym time.  *Children can wear their costumes!  More details on costume guidelines below.

November 1

Daylight Savings – Don't forget to 'fall BACK' one hour!

November 3, 4, 5

Early Dismissal Days – Students will be dismissed at 1:48 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.



Costume Guidelines for Friday, October 30:  Costumes can be safely worn in the classroom with a few simple rules:

  • Remind students not to touch each other’s costumes, no matter how intriguing they are!
  • Prohibit accessories that may be passed around.
  • Encourage students to integrate a non-medical mask or face covering into their costume, ideally one that covers their nose and mouth.
  • Remind students not to wear a costume mask over a non-medical mask.  It might make it difficult to breathe.

Parents/ Caregivers Entering the Building for Meetings or Other Pre-arranged Business:  Thank you to all parents/caregivers for supporting our school health and safety measures. As schools are deemed “controlled environments” it is important that all individuals who enter the building follow the same protocols. Please see the protocols below:

  • Please be sure to make an appt. to enter the school by contacting the teacher directly or phoning the school office at 250-658-5315
  • Please arrive as close to your scheduled meeting time as you can
  • Wear a mask
  • Hand Sanitize
  • Sign in on sheet at front door
  • Complete Health Check (provided on the table). Do not enter the school if you are unwell.
  • Be sure to check in with teacher or front office on the location of the class
  • Proceed to class directly and do not access restricted areas or common areas
  • If you need to use a washroom, please advise staff who can alert custodial for cleaning/sanitizing
  • Respect physical distancing while in building
  • Please leave the building as soon as possible after your meeting and leave via the nearest exit

With gratitude for your care and attention to the above protocols, Mrs. Heron, Principal

Lifetouch Photos:  Lifetouch photo proofs are being sent home with your child.  If your child was away on our recent photo day or you would like them to have a re-take photo done, our Photo Retake Day will be on Friday, November 13th.  

Saanich Schools StrongStart Restart Information:  Please see the district website for more information.

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.   The office sincerely appreciates the phone calls/emails regarding your child’s absences; thank you so much!


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.


Nov 7 - Bottle Drive (9am-1pm):  Save your Halloween refundables and bring them by. 

Nov 18 - PAC ZOOM General Meeting:  Guest Speaker: Mary Klovance

Upcoming Fundraiser:  Purdy's Holiday Catalogs will be coming home next week.  Order through PAC and our school gets 20%. All orders will be done ONLINE and instructions will be included. 

Happy Halloween Cordova Bay!!!!


Island Health - Supporting Healthy, Local School Food through a COVID-19 Lens:  See the attached PDF for more information.

Mindful Parenting Zoom-Based Workshop:  Please join Dr. Mark Sherman and fellow parents in this 2 part 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