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Weekly Communication - Wednesday, June 9, 2021

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Weekly Communication - Wednesday, June 9, 2021
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 3:04 PM


June 9

TONIGHT!  Supporting Emotional Health Parent Evening:  Virtual Meeting from 7:00-8:30 pm.  See below on how to register.

June 10

PAC – DEADLINE to Enter the Front Reserved Parking Space Draw

June 11

Russell Books Virtual Book Fair ENDS

Freezie Friday – After School (Purchase at your student’s outside cohort table)

June 14-18

Rainbow Week – See details below

June 18

Freezie Friday – After School  (Purchase at your student’s outside cohort table)

June 20

Last Day to Register for the School Bus

June 25

Freezie Friday – After School (Purchase at your student’s outside cohort table)

June 29

Last Day of School  / Report Cards Home


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. 
  • Wearing of Masks for Grade 4/5 Students:  May we suggest you send your child to school in a clean mask, and with a spare mask, that they are used to wearing.

TONIGHT! Supporting Emotional Balance - A Parent Evening with David Segal:  School District 63 and COPACS are  pleased to be able to offer a VIRTUAL parent evening on Supporting Emotional Balance.  Tonight, June 9, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 pm.  David Segal, will be leading the virtual session. David is the Executive Director of Human Nature Counselling Society. He will be focussing on strategies and approaches to supporting children and youth--and ourselves--during these uncertain times.  Click HERE to register.  

Freezie Fridays - In Support of the Dirty Wall Project in Mumbai, India:  Thank you to families for your great support in last week’s Freezie Friday!  Freezies will be available for sale again after school this Friday for $1.  IMPORTANT Students are asked to purchase their freezie from their COHORT table. (More info will be sent out separately tomorrow.)  Funds will be donated to the Dirty Wall Project in Mumbai, India, which focuses on healthcare and education.  

The Russell Books Virtual Book Fair:  On now until Friday, June 11!  Get ready for some summer reading by ordering from a selection of books online through the Book Fair Website at  Or, go visit Russell Books in person at 100-747 Fort Street, Victoria BC, to choose from their complete selection of books in-store.  Just tell the cashier you are from Cordova Bay Elementary to count your books towards our sale.  30% of all sales goes towards the purchase of new books for the Cordova Bay Learning Commons, so please support our school and a great local business!  All books ordered online will be delivered to your student at school before the end of June.  Any questions?  Email Mrs. Bales at

Rainbow Week – June 14-18:  Hello families… As a way to celebrate and highlight the beautiful diversity of our school and community, we will be celebrating Rainbow Week at Cordova Bay from June 14-18. Students are encouraged to wear a different rainbow colour each day of the week: 

  • Monday: Red
  • Tuesday: Orange/Yellow
  • Wednesday: Green
  • Thursday: Blue
  • Friday: Purple 

Students are invited to get creative and have fun with it! If they don't have a shirt in the day's colour, some other ideas include scarves, hair chalk, or wristbands.  Thank you for your participation!

Reminder to Register for the School Bus – It Needs to be Done Every Year!   School Bus Registration for 2021/22 is open until June 20, 2021. Please click HERE for all the information regarding bus registration and to register your child for the school bus.  You will need your child’s student number to register and can contact the school office to get it. 

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.  


Front Reserved Parking Space Draw for the 2021-22 School Year:  We would normally auction it off at our Silent Auction held annually in February, but since it was cancelled, we would like to give it away to one lucky family. Draw Details: 

  • Deadline to Enter: JUNE 10 by Noon (Draw takes place: June 11 – Details TBA....)
  • Must be a Parent/Guardian of a student at Cordova Bay Elementary.
  • Only 1 Entry per Family.
  • How to Enter: 
    • Like/Follow us on FaceBook (if you don't already)
    • Find the PARKING SPOT DRAW POST on our FaceBook Page (Cordova Bay Elementary PAC) and Comment below it about what you love about Cordova Bay Elementary.
    • NOT on Facebook? Simply email PAC (subject: Parking Spot Draw) and tell us what you love about our school.

Good Luck!  Cordova Bay PAC


Saanich Schools International Student Program:  Saanich International Student Program is actively looking for new Host Families for the international students joining us at the end of August. Make lifelong friendships, be a student's home away from home and share the beauty of your community!   If you are interested in this opportunity, this is what is provided for host families:

  • $975 per month per student (students must have their own bedroom)
  • An additional $300.00 per student for the 14-day quarantine (to help cover any extra expenses)
  • Ongoing support from the SISP Homestay Team

Sign up for a no-commitment consultation with a Homestay Coordinator or start your application to become a host family here