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Weekly Communication - February 3, 2021

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Weekly Communication - February 3, 2021
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 3:04 PM


February 12

Non-Instructional Day – Students do not attend school.

February 15

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

February 23

EARLY Dismissal – Children at dismissed at 1:48 pm

February 24


March 1

Purdys Order DEADLINE

March 11

Purdys PICKUP (2:30-3:00 pm outside front of school)


*Thank you to parents for maintaining physical distancing at pick-up and drop-off times. 

Revised FSA Dates:  Today your child will bring home a letter and information regarding the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) for students in Grades 4 and 7.  The Ministry of Education recently revised the administration dates for the FSA which will now take place during February and March 2021.  To be environmentally efficient, and respectful of the work already done to prepare, the letter you receive will reflect the original administration timeline of January and February 2021 which is incorrect.  Thank you for your support and understanding!

Pick-up of your Child(ren) During the School Day:  If you need to pick-up your child(ren) during the school day, we ask that you please email your child’s teacher(s) ahead of time and provide your planned pick-up time.  Parents are asked to meet their child at the front of the school and telephone the school office when you have arrived.  Teachers will send the student to the office at the planned pick up time and the office will sign the student out and go with them to meet you outside the front door.  Thank you!

February 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 February Snapshot on Kindness and Compassion.  

Stelly’s Senior Musical Theatre Presents “The Drowsy Chaperone”:  Streaming February 12th.  See attached poster.

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!

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.


Easter Purdys Fundraiser:  Catalogs with ordering instructions coming home this week. 

  • Online Ordering Only:
  • Customer#: 9665
  • Deadline: Monday March 1st
  • Pickup: Thursday, March 11 (2:30-3:00 pm, Outside front of school)
  • Email PAC if this is not a convenient time/day for pickup

** Current and Ongoing Fundraisers Information can always be viewed on our web-site:

COPACS:  Next meeting is Feb. 11. Everyone welcome. Link to join meeting:

If you have any questions or concerns and cannot attend, please let Andrew ( know and he can bring them forward.  For the most recent COPACS update:

Zones of Regulation Workshop Follow-Up:  For parents who joined us for the Zones of Regulation Workshop this week, you can expect an email from Mrs. Heron later today.  Thank you for participation!


Cordova Bay Fastball – Register now for 2021 Season:  See below for information.