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Weekly Communication - January 13, 2021

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Weekly Communication - January 13, 2021
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 1:48 PM


January 13, 12:30-2:30 pm

January 14, 3:30-5:30 pm

French Immersion Kindergarten Lottery Registration at your French Immersion catchment school (See below for details.)

January 19

Social Media Awareness, Digital Footprints, and Cyberbullying for Parents/Guardians of School-Aged Students.  (Registration required. See below for 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 at your catchment school. (See below for details.)

February 1

PAC General Meeting:  Zones of Regulation Presentation (See below for details and how to register.)

February 12

Non-Instructional Day – Students do not attend school.

February 15

STAT Holiday (Family Day) – Students do not attend school.


Registration for Fall 2021 Kindergarten:  Click HERE for details.

Parent Evening – Social Media Awareness:  Saanich Schools is pleased to co-host a Parent Information Evening brought to us through Safer Schools: Social Media Awareness, Digital Footprints, and Cyberbullying--For Parents/Guardians of School-Aged Students. This virtual session will provide a snapshot of current trends and equip parents and guardians in their digital parenting strategy. We look forward to you joining us on January 19, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 pm (90-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A). Registration is free, but participants must register using the link provided on the attached poster. 

The Power of Why, A Blog by the Superintendent of Saanich Schools:  The Importance of Sleep – Some New Research

January Mental Health & Wellness Snapshot:  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 January Snapshot on Mental Health Literacy, a topic connected to the upcoming Bell Let's Talk Day on January 28th.                

It’s 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 or provide the dates if they will have an extended absence.  Thank you so much for your help in this this!



PAC General Meeting: Zones of Regulation - Monday, Feb 1st:  Join us at 7:00 pm via Zoom for a presentation and discussion around supporting our children to recognize and work through their emotions:


The Zones is a systematic, cognitive behavioral approach used to teach self-regulation by categorizing all the different ways we feel and states of alertness we experience into four concrete colored zones. The Zones framework provides strategies to teach students to become more aware of and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, manage their sensory needs, and improve their ability to problem solve conflicts

Presented by:

    • Ginny Underwood, OT
    • Mara Fedrigo, Counsellor
    • Mary Lynn Heron, Principal