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Weekly Communication - Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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Weekly Communication - Wednesday, December 9, 2020
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 11:01 AM


December 9-11

Food Collection for Sidney Food Bank Hampers (Last day of collection will be Friday, the 11th) See below for items that each class is asked to donate.

December 11

Holiday Sweater Day

December 14

Purdy’s Order Pickup (Details below)

December 15 & 16

PAC School Apparel Order Pickup (See below for details)

December 17

Report Cards Home

December 18

Pajama Day

December 21-January 1

Christmas Break!

January 2

PAC Tree Chipping / Recycling (Details below)

January 7

Kindergarten Information Evening for Fall 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Zoom Meeting (Link will be available January 7th, 9am at

January 12, 7:30-9:30 am

January 13, 12:30-2:30 pm

January 14, 3:30-5:30 pm

French Immersion Kindergarten Lottery Registration (See the attached PDF for all the details.)

January 26, 7:30 – 9:30 am

January 27, 12:30-2:30 pm

January 28, 3:30-5:30 pm

English Kindergarten Registration (See the attached PDF for all the details.)



Information Evening for Fall 2021 Kindergarten in Saanich Schools: January 7, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm.  Zoom Meeting (Link will be available January 7th, 9:00 am at

Registration for Fall 2021 Kindergarten: 

  • French Immersion Kindergarten Lottery Registration – January 12, 13, and 14 - See the attached PDF for all the details and specific times.
  • English Kindergarten Registration – January 26, 27, and 28 - See the attached PDF for all the details and specific times.

It Can Get Wet Out There!  

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 as we do not have a change of clothes available at school.

Reporting of Student Absences:  The office really appreciates all the calls regarding your child’s absence to the school Safe Arrival Line at 250 658-4002!  Please ensure that you call each day that your child will be away.  Thank you so much for your help in this!

Sidney Food Bank Hamper Donations:  Cordova Bay School will be making food hampers for the Sidney Food Bank.  Donations will be collected until this Friday.   Please find your child’s teacher in the list below to see what item(s) their class will be collecting.  Students should bring their items to the donation box in their classroom.  If you are able to contribute more than one of your items, this would be greatly appreciated to help those in need.  Thanks so much!

  • Div. 1 (Ms. Challinor) – 1 box of cereal
  • Div. 2 (Ms. McKamey/Mrs. Lockhart) – 2-3 cans of stewed tomatoes
  • Div. 3 (Ms. Dutchak/Ms. Robinson – 1 toothbrush and 1 toothpaste
  • Div. 4 (Ms. Rochon) – school snacks (2 items each)
  • Div. 5  (Ms. Jones) – juice (2-3 items each)
  • Div. 6 (Ms. Mollerg) – canned fruit (2-3 cans each)
  • Div. 7 (Mr. Chan/Ms. Haines) – pasta sauce (2 cans each)
  • Div. 8 (Ms. Wergeland) – 1 bag of rice 
  • Div. 9 (Ms. Bailey) – 1 bar of soap and 1 bottle of shampoo
  • Div. 10 (Mr. Swift-Fry) – 2 boxes of Helpers (instant potatoes, hamburger helper)
  • Div. 11 (Ms. Schultz) – 2 cans of canned meat
  • Div. 12 (Ms. Mill) – 1 bottle of pancake syrup 
  • Div. 13 (Ms. Holmes/Ms. Meausette) – 4 boxes of Kraft Dinner
  • Div. 14 (Ms. Mitchell) – 1 jar of peanut butter

Power of Why, A Blog by the Superintendent of Schools:  Tis the Season for Hope

Elementary Reporting:  Report Cards will be sent home on December 17th.  British Columbia has a redesigned curriculum which affords us an opportunity to think about how we assess and report on student progress. In Saan-ich, our goal is to continually improve and to ensure that families are well informed about their children’s progress. This year elementary students in Saanich will receive a report card that looks slightly different than in the past. Teachers in Saanich will be using MyEducation to create report cards.  See the attached letter for all the details!



Purdys and Apparel Pick-Up Details:

  • Pickup Location: Outside Front of School (If Raining - Under covered area behind GYM)
  • Pickup Time: 2:30-3:00pm
  • Please practice social distancing and wear a mask if possible.

  1. Purdy's Order Pickup: MONDAY, Dec. 14 (email if you cannot pickup on this day)
  2. School Apparel Order Pickup: TUESDAY, Dec. 15 and WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16 (Email if you cannot pickup on these days)


  • Jan 2 - 10am-2pm
  • Front Parking Lot
  • By Donation
Cordova Bay PAC