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Weekly Communication - April 14, 2021

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Weekly Communication - April 14, 2021
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 2:45 PM


April 15

Saanich District Community Budget Virtual Meeting at 7:00 pm – See details below on how to participate.

April 19

For Grade 5’sDEADLINE to Register for ROMS Band 

April 19

PAC Deadline for School Apparel Orders

April 23

Non-Instructional Day – Students do not attend school.

April 28

PAC Zoom General Meeting – Literacy Presentation (7:00-8:30 pm)

April 30

Last Day for Parents of Gr. 4 Students to do Student Learning Survey - See details below for more information.



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 the mobile Health Check App daily.  
  • Entering the School Building:  Thank you for calling the school office prior to entering the building and for only entering the building at the front door of the school. 

Water Bottles:  Parents/Guardians are asked to please remember to send their child to school with a WATER BOTTLE to drink water throughout the day.  Drinking water fountains have been closed for enhanced safety precautions, but water bottle filling stations are open.

Saanich Budget Consultation Invitation – Virtual Meeting on April 15th:  The Board of Education of the Saanich School District invites you to participate in and contribute to the formation of our budget for 2021/22. Public participation in this process is important for the Board's adoption of a budget that reflects the values, beliefs and priorities of the community.

The Board of Education is seeking your input through completion of a survey and participation in a virtual Community Budget Meeting on April 15th at 7pm. The survey will be primary tool for gathering feedback and closes end of day on April 22, 2021.  The attached background document provides information on the Saanich School District and the 2021/22 budget context and facilitates completion of the survey by those who are unable to attend the virtual meeting.   The survey is available on our website at:

To participate in the virtual Community Budget Meeting beginning at 7pm on April 15th, please contact Leigh Glancie at to be included in the meeting invitation.  We look forward to your participation in this important process.

April Mental 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 April Snapshot on Substance Use. 

The Power of Why – A Blog by the Superintendent of Saanich Schools:  We’re All Fighting a Battle

Student Learning Survey for Gr. 4 Parents: – Open until April 30th – Click HERE for all the details and to participate. 


PAC General Zoom Meeting - April 28:  Literacy Session - Fostering a Love of Reading at Home (link will be in next week's PAC News....)


  • Ms. Lisa Kinshella - Reading Recovery and District Early Years - Support Teacher
  • Mrs. Mary Lynn Heron - Principal

Join us for an informal and relaxed evening of sharing and learning about reading. The session will be a Q&A on how to best support your child with reading, especially over the summer months. Lisa and Mary Lynn are passionate about reading and look forward to supporting parents in building a toolbox of reading strategies to make reading joyful not just during summer break but for all times.

From now until Friday, April 16th, Mrs. Heron invites you to send her your questions regarding reading to  Examples of questions might be: How do I know if a book is too hard for my child to read? What do I do if my child seems to hate reading?, etc. Mrs. Heron and Mrs. Kinshella will use your parent questions to frame the discussion on Wednesday, April 28th. 

School Apparel Sale - ON NOW!!!!

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Saanich Parks, Recreation & Community Services:  Ready, Set, Spring!  Click HERE for program registration. 

Saanich Schools International Student Program:  Homestay families needed starting September 2021: