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Weekly Communication - Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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Weekly Communication - Wednesday, February 6, 2019
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 2:15 PM



February 13th

Join us for Heart Beat Hop (Back of school on the back top) – 9:00 am

February 15th

Non-Instructional Day – Students do not attend school.

February 18th

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

February 17th

Ordering for Hot Lunch on February 22nd closes today.

February 22nd

Hot Lunch

February 23rd

PAC Silent Auction/Casino Night

February 27th

Early Dismissal – Children are dismissed at 1:48 pm

February 28th

Pink Shirt Day

March 4th

Non-Instruction Day – Students do not attend school.

March 10th

Ordering for Hot Lunch on March 15th closes today.

March 15th

Hot Lunch

March 18-29

Spring Break – Students do not attend school.


Heart Beat Hop, Wednesday, February 13, 9:00 a.m.:  Please join us next Wednesday, February 13th on the back blacktop for a whole School Fundraiser in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Students will run or hop their way to earning valuable funds to support the 2019 Jump Rope for Heart Campaign!  A fundraising pledge envelope will be sent home this week; however, if you do wish to donate, we encourage you to do so online, as it is fast and easy:

Click on the DONATE button and scroll down to Donate to a School (Cordova Bay).

We thank you for supporting your child with their fundraising goal and kindly thank those families who are able to support Cordova Bay School’s 2019 fundraising efforts! The last day to return pledge envelopes or make an online donation is Friday, March 1st.

Please note that the school has opted out of receiving prizes for our fundraising efforts. Our goal is to foster a sense of community and intrinsic motivation to support a good cause with this combined jump rope/running event. We thank you for supporting your child with this goal.

Dirty Wall Project – An Update:  Cindy Ryan wanted to let Cordova Bay families know how grateful they are for the fundraising that has been done for the Dirty Wall Project.  They have been able to pay many school fees and are looking forward to attending an Annual Day Function where the kids perform songs and dance!

The Power of Why:  The Job Interview – Do’s and Don’ts

Reporting of Student Absences:  A friendly reminder for families to ensure that you contact the school Safe Arrival Line at 250 658-4002 if your child will be absent from school.  If you’re child will be away for more than one day, please ensure that you call of all the days that you child will be away.  This is a huge help to the Safe Arrival Parent Volunteers.   Thank you!


Silent Auction/Casino Night:  Did you get your tickets yet? Online at and at the Office. ($25 Now and $30 at the door)  We really need some more Wine Donations.  Our goal is 30 bottles, please drop it by the office or pass along to any PAC member. Contact for Event:

Easter Purdy's:  How did that happen? Easter already? We are just getting the word out early. Catalogs are on their way, if they haven't already shown up your child's communication folder.  Deadline to order is MARCH 31st.  ONLINE ORDERING ONLY please.


Peninsula “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project:  This project operates through partnership with School District No. 63 (Saanich).  Since 2008:

  •   Over 141 thousand books have been collected for redistribution for young children and families on the Peninsula.
  •   2294 of those books were donated through Cordova Bay Elementary.
  •   733 bags of books have been given to children in Cordova Bay classes—2199 books in total!
  •   361 single copies of books have been provided for Kindergarten Orientation sessions.
If you can donate gently-used children’s picture books, please bring them to the school and put them in the box by the office. The books will be forwarded to volunteers who will package them for distribution to young children and families on the Saanich Peninsula. 

District of Saanich Invitation: The District of Saanich is updating the Cordova Bay Local Area Plan. You are invited to attend the next workshop on Wednesday, February 13 called BUILDING THE PLAN: WORKSHOP #3 - HOUSING AND LAND USE. For more information, go to: