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Weekly Communication - Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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Weekly Communication - Wednesday, March 3, 2021
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 10:39 AM


March 3

PAC Red Barn Card Order DEADLINE (details below)

March 11

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

March 11

SD63 & COPACS 1st Annual Parent Involvement Meeting – What is Mental Health? (See below for details.)

March 13-28

Spring Break – Students do not attend school.

April 2

Good Friday STAT Holiday – Students do not attend school.

April 5

Easter Monday Holiday – Students do  not attend school.

April 7

Deadline for Grade 5 Yearbook Photos, Baby Picture & Grade 5 Survey Completed (See below for details.)



COVID Safety Reminders:

  • Physical Distancing & Masks:  Thank you to parents for maintaining physical distancing at pick-up and drop-off times and for wearing your masks. 
  • Mobile Health Check APP:  Families are encouraged to download and use daily the mobile Health Check App.  
  • Calling the School Prior to Entering the Building:  Thank you for calling the school office prior to entering the building. 

Students Bringing Toys to School:  As per 2021 COVID guidelines, items brought regularly to and from school should be limited to those that can be easily cleaned (e.g. reusable food containers) and/or are considered to be low risk (e.g. clothing, paper, etc.). Students are encouraged to leave sports' equipment, toys and other personal belongings at home. As the saying goes "if you want it lost, broken or stolen, bring it to school!" Thank you for supporting your child(ren) in only bringing to school what is essential for their day-to-day needs.

GRADE 5 Students:  The Grade 5 Yearbook Committee is preparing a yearbook for the Grade 5 students. Please submit the following to by Wednesday, April 7th:

  • A baby picture of your child.
  • Photos of your children (and their classmates) at school events from grades Kindergarten - Grade 5.  These can be from field trips, concerts, assemblies, sports teams, class or school events, around the school - anything related to Cordova Bay Elementary.  We ask that you send no more than 10 photos per family.  Please ensure that the families of all students in the photos that you submit, have agreed to having their child’s photos in the yearbook. 
  • Please fill out the following questions with your child by clicking on the form: Grade 5 Survey

Thank you for your support!  If you have any questions, please email

SD63 & COPACS 1st Annual Parent Involvement Meeting – What is Mental Health?  March 11, 2021, 7:00-8:30 pm.  To register click HERE.  See attached PDF for more details.

March Health & Wellness Snapshot:  The Saanich School District remains committed to wellness and the promotion of positive health in our schools and communities. These monthly snapshots are 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 March Snapshot on Resilience. 

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!

Families Not Returning to Cordova Bay in September 2021:  If your child will not return to Cordova Bay Elementary for the 2021-22 school year, could you kindly let the school know asap for planning purposes.  Thank you.  


Staying In Touch

Easter Purdys - PICK UP DETAILS

  • Ordering is now CLOSED. 
  • Pickup Date: THURSDAY, March 11 (2:30-3pm) outside front of school
  • Email PAC if you cannot pickup on this day. 

Red Barn Cards Fundraiser - Deadline is today (Wed, Mar. 3)

Details on how to order:

Thank you for your continued support,

Cordova Bay PAC,