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Weekly Community - Thursday, November 12, 2020

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Weekly Community - Thursday, November 12, 2020
by Tammy Cowley - Thursday, 12 November 2020, 2:54 PM


November 13

Lifetouch Photo Retake Day:

9:00-9:30 - Remote Learners in the gym.  More details below under section called 'REMOTE LEARNER INFORMATION.

9:30 - Students attending in-class instruction in the gym. 

November 14

Purdys Order Pickup (Front of School 2:30-3pm)

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.

November 25

PAC Purdy’s Order Deadline (online ordering only)



Lifetouch Photo Retakes:  Photo Retakes will be on Friday, November 13th starting at 9:30 am for students attending in-class instruction. (For Remote Learner photos, on this same morning, please see the section below called REMOTE LEARNER INFORMATION.)  This session is for students who missed having their photos done last time or for those that wish a retake photo.  Students having retakes are asked to return their Lifetouch Photo Proof package to the photographer. 

Cordova Bay Garden:  It is time to put the garden to bed for the winter.  Please collect and bring leaves to school for garden mulch.  Once they are bagged, leaves can be tossed over the fence.  Students will help to mulch the garden with them for the winter.  If you have any large pieces of cardboard, we could use those as well.  Please feel free to visit the garden after school hours and harvest some food for your families, or those in need.  Thank you!  Ms. Challinor

Reporting of Student Absences:  A friendly reminder for families to ensure that you contact the school Safe Arrival Line at 250 658-4002 if your child will be absent from school.  Please indicate your child’s first and last name and teacher.   If you’re child will be away for more than one day, please ensure that you call of all the days that your child will be away.  Thank you!

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!  Please send in their backpacks a full change of clothes should they need to change.

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Individual School Photos for Cordova Bay REMOTE LEARNERS:  Lifetouch Photos for Remote Learners will take place on Friday, November 13th from 9:00-9:30 am in the GYM.  No appointments will be necessary.   Remote Learners (student and their parent/guardian) are asked to:

  • enter the gym from the undercover area at the back of the school,
  • sign in on the Sign-In sheet on the table,
  • complete a health check form for both adult and student and place in the folder provided.
  • hand sanitize
  • wear a mask (only mandatory for adults)

Parent/Guardian and the child can line up by the Photo Sign for Remote Learners.  Please practice social distancing while in the line.   


PAC General Meeting with Guest Speaker Mary Klovance (Nov 18):  "Supporting our Children through COVID".  No need to register anymore, everyone welcome.  Join via Zoom link below.

Meeting Timeline:

PURDYS - Holiday Fundraiser ON NOW!!!!:  Online ordering only.  

  • Order Deadline: Wed., Nov. 25
  • Order Pickup: Mon, Dec 14 (2:30-3pm Outside Front of School)  * If pickup date is not convenient for you, please email PAC. 

Thank you for your continued support.  Cordova Bay PAC,


Peninsula “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project:  This project operates through partnership with the Saanich School District.  Since 2008, over 162,000 children’s picture books have been collected for redistribution across the Saanich Peninsula.  On average, 450 children receive books each month, year-round. If you can donate gently-used children’s picture books, please bring them to the drop-off box at the front of the school from November 16-19 during drop-off and pick-up timesThe books will be forwarded to volunteers who will package them for distribution to young children and families on the Saanich Peninsula. See attached PDF for more details.