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Weekly Communication - January 20, 2021

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Weekly Communication - January 20, 2021
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 10:10 AM


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)

February 12

Non-Instructional Day – Students do not attend school.

February 15

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



Cordova Bay Grade 5’s, Class of 2021 - Clothing Orders:  Deadline is January 31.  See below for information.

Registration for Fall 2021 Kindergarten:  Registration for Kindergarten will take place NEXT week




January 26

7:30 – 9:30 am

Please line up by the cone at the door to the LEFT of the school entrance. *

January 27

12:30-2:30 pm

Please line up by the cone at the door to the LEFT of the school entrance. *

January 28

3:30-5:30 pm

Please line up on the ramp by the school front entrance. *

*Please wait outside for someone to greet you and collect your documents.


  • Wear a mask. 
  • Social distance while in the line-up.
  • Have your photocopied documentation and the same original documentation ready so it can be checked at the registration table.  

Forms & Information:  Below are links or attached documents to other forms that you will find helpful for the Kindergarten registration process:

Parents are asked to bring photocopies of the required documentation when you come to register if possible along with your original documentation. A list of acceptable documentation and all registration information can be found on the Saanich School District website.

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:

WHAT ARE THE ZONES?  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 inde-pendent in controlling their emotions and impulses, manage their sensory needs, and improve their ability to prob-lem solve conflicts.  Presented by:

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

For more information and to register for free:

COPACS Update on PAC Website:


The Presentation Childhood Anxiety: Empowering Strategies & Effective Supports - Building Resilience by Julie-Anne Richards, MA, RCC, CCC:  Will be presented by Virtual Zoom on Tuesday, January 26, from 6:30-8:00 pm.  To receive the Zoom Link, participants must register by Monday, January 25, on  See attached PDF for more information.

Victoria Coats for Kids:  Victoria Coats For Kids helps children and teens in need stay warm by distributing new or gently worn winter coats, toques, scarves, and mitts. Hillside Centre has been a long-time supporter of this worthwhile cause. In addition to being a ‘drop-off’ location for the winter clothing, we have launched a fun and easy colouring campaign to get students involved. Hillside will donate $1.00 (up to a max. of $1,000) to the Victoria Coats for Kids Association for every colouring sheet (copy attached) returned to Hillside Guest Services by March 31st.