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Weekly Communication - Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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Weekly Communication - Wednesday, November 21, 2018
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 1:37 PM



Thursday November 22nd

Claremont Indoor Soccer Jamboree for Grade 4/5 students in the Indoor Soccer Program, 11:50 am to 3:00 pm.  See below for more information.

Friday, November 23rd

Non-Instructional Day – Children do not attend school.

Friday, November 30th

PAC Board Games Night in the gym – 6:00-8:00 pm

Sunday, December 2nd

Ordering for Hot Lunch on December 7th closes today.

Thursday, December 6th

Cordova Bay Elementary Book Sale, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the gym

*Donations for books close on Friday, Nov. 30.

Friday, December 7th

  • Hot Lunch

  • Christmas Sweater Day

Thursday, December 13th

Due to limited gym capacity and fire regulations, we are offering two Christmas concerts:

  • 1:30 pm - Christmas Concert Dress Rehearsal for Extended Family (Aunts/Uncles/Grandparents)

  • 6:00 pm - Christmas Concert for Parents/Guardians/Immediate Family

December 24th to January 4th

Christmas Break! - Students do not attend school


Soccer Jamboree for Grade 4/5 Students in the Indoor Soccer Program:  Thursday, November 22nd.  Students to come to the gym at 11:15 am to eat lunch.  Parents can come and pick up students at 11:50 am to leave for Claremont.  

Reminder... Non-Instructional Day – Friday, November 23rd:  Students do not attend school!  

Cordova Bay Elementary Biannual Book Sale - Thursday, December 6, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Gym:  DONATIONS OF BOOKS ARE STILL NEEDED AND THE FINAL COLLECTION DAY WILL BE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH.   This could include fiction, non-fiction, picture books, novels, comics or cookbooks.  Please no magazines.  All books will be $0.50 with the proceeds being donated to families in our community.  Books may be dropped off on tables located next to the gym.

Report Cards – Explanation of Student Reporting:  Please see the attached document that explains the updated descriptors that will be used in report cards to assess student learning.  Report cards will be sent home on or before December 7th.

The Power of Why:  Having Difficult Conversations

Student Absences:  If your child will be absent from school, please ensure you call the Safe Arrival Line at 250 658-4002.  If you’re child will be away for more than one day, please ensure that you call each day that your child is absent or indicate the days your child will be away.  Thank you!


Purdy's Holiday Chocolates:  DEADLINE  to Order - Nov 27.  Less than 1 week to complete your ordering of Purdy's Chocolates.   Online Ordering ONLY.  25% goes directly to our school.  

Go to:

  1.  Sign In or Create an Account
  2.  Search 9665 (Cordova Bay Elementary Customer Number) to join our fundraiser.

** PickUp Purdy's - Monday Dec 10th - 2:30-3:00 pm (Outside Office).  If this is not a convenient time, please email:

Board Games Night - Friday Nov 30th - 6-8 pm:  Please register so we can make sure there is enough food and games for everyone:   Come enjoy an evening playing games and winning prizes.  Pizza Dinner Concession ($5 Meals, $1-2 Treats)  **Gluten Free and Diary Free Cheese Pizza Options available, but must be pre-ordered by emailing:  Hope you can join us.....

Silent Auction:  SAVE THE DATE - Sat Feb 23 (6pm-Midnight)

Friendly reminder that we are accepting Silent Auction donations. If you require a letter to businesses, you can download it here:   Smaller items can be dropped by the office. For larger items, please email Michelle  ( to arrange pickup. 


November 23 PRO-D Options:

  • PRO-D Day Jump Rope Workshop:  Friday, November 23, 9:30-4:00 at Royal Oak Middle School.  See attached PDF for more information.
  • Panorama Rec Centre:  See attached PDF for more information.

Mindful Parenting - Caring for our Children, Caring for Ourselves with Dr. Mark Sherman:  Saturday, December 1st,  9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Cordova Bay School Learning Commons.  How do we take care of ourselves in the midst of the challenges (and blessings) of parenthood? When we are able to remain wakeful and present in the midst of stressful situations, we are better able to connect with our children and to speak and behave from a place of kindness, skill and care. Join Dr. Mark Sherman for this interactive and practical workshop, exploring the role of mindfulness in parenting.

Cordova Bay Parents are invited to REGISTER for this full day workshop ($60 per parent).  Please contact Dr Mark Sherman at if you have any questions with regards to registration.  I very much look forward to spending the day with interested parents and Dr. Mark Sherman who is an incredible supporter of children and families and one of my cherished mentors.   


Mrs. Mary Lynn Heron, Principal

FamilySmart Programs: 

Anger Management for Parents of Children who are Explosive:  This workshop is designed to help parents recognize the early stages of anger and teach their children tools to self-calm and self regulate. Strategies and tools learned in this workshop can be applied to children with different needs and of all ages – including adults.  Parents, caregivers, those working with children, and professionals welcome!  Presented by Katherine Paxton CCC

  •   Date & Time: Monday November 26th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  •   Location:  The Military Family Resource Centre, 2610 Rosebank Road
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