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Weekly Communication - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Weekly Communication - Wednesday, May 1, 2019
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 10:08 AM


April 29-May 3

Waste Free Lunch Challenge

May 1st

Cross Country Team: Cross Country MEET at Centennial Park. First race starts at 3:15 pm.

May 9th

For Grade 5 Families: Royal Oak Middle School Grade 5 Parent Info Evening, 6:30-8:00 pm

May 10th

Non-Instructional Day: Students do not attend school.

May 12th

Ordering for Hot Lunch on May 17th closes today.

May 17th

Lifetouch Class Photos

May 17th

Hot Lunch

May 21st


May 23rd

Kindergarten Orientation for upcoming 2019-20 K Students, 9:15-10:15 am

May 25th

PAC Bottle Drive

May 29-31st

Camp Thunderbird for Grade 5 Students


Waste Free Lunch Challenge - April 29 to May 3:  In an effort to engage students in small environmental initiatives that can have a big impact, our school is participating in the week-long Waste-Free Lunch Challenge from April 29 to May 3. Please help your child pack waste-free lunches for our event and help us fulfil a number of goals:

  • Reduce the amount of waste generated by our school and to engage students, staff, and parents on the 3R’s principles of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
  • Encourage fresh and nutritious lunches (many pre-packaged lunch items contain significant amounts of sodium, preservatives and fat).
  • Help you reduce the cost of lunches: a waste-free lunch can cost as little as $2.50 per day, whereas a regular lunch containing pre-packaged items can cost $4.50 or more per day.

See the attached PDF for more information on how you can help your child be a Zero Waste Hero!

Reminder to Parents:  Friday, May 10th is a Non-Instructional Day.  Students do not attend school.

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!


Red Barn Gift Cards - Deadline Extended until Tomorrow May 2: Order a card through us and our school gets 10%.  Barn Bucks Order Form is attached.

2019-2020 PAC Executive:  Are you curious about PAC? Or Interested in an executive role next year? Email us and we’d be more than happy to connect with you. 

PAC AGM/Elections - May 21, 7:00 pm:  Another opportunity to join your PAC to see where we are headed, give us feedback and elect your 2019-2020 PAC Executive. 


Capital Region Female Minor Hockey Association:  Please click on this LINK for upcoming girls only hockey teams. A new association all approved by BC hockey with inaugural season of 2019/20, CRFMHA.  Subscribe. Please share to anyone who you know that may be interested!! There will be competitive and recreational streams available for all players.  It's going to be amazing!!! This association will be the umbrella for all South Island female hockey teams.

Caboose Club - Summer Camp 2019 Information:  See attached PDF for more information.

Community Living Victoria:  Family Support May 2019 Newsletter 

Peninsula “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project:  This project operates through partnership with School District No. 63 (Saanich).  Since 2008, 141 thousand books have been collected for redistribution for young children and families on the Peninsula.  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.