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Weekly Communication, Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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Weekly Communication, Wednesday, May 29, 2019
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 11:19 AM


May 27-31st

Bike to School Week

May 29-31st

Camp Thunderbird for Grade 5 Students

May 31st

Pizza Lunch for Students that Placed Orders

June 2nd

Ordering for Hot Lunch closes today

June 4th

School Parent Appreciation Day (Starting at 8:10 at the front of the school)

June 7th

Hot Lunch - Subway

June 11th

Lifetouch – All School Photo

June 13th

District Track Meet at UVIC for Grade 3-5 Students

June 14th

Pizza Lunch for Students that Placed Orders

June 21st

Pizza Lunch for Students that Placed Orders

June 21st

Whole School Beach Day – Agate Beach, 12:15-2:30 pm

June 25th

Assembly for Staff that is Retiring, 10:30 am

June 27th

Year-End and Grade 5 Farewell Assembly, 9:00-10:30 am

June 27th

Last Day of School!


Lifetouch All School Photo:  The ‘All School’ photo has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 11th.  

PAC On-Line School Supply Ordering for 2019-20:  On-line ordering is now OPEN for ordering School Supplies for the 2019-20 school year.  Monk Office provides 10% of the on-line sales of school supply kits to our school Parent Advisory Committee (PAC).  If you wish, families can order and pay on-line for their child’s school supplies and they will be delivered to school the first week of September and sorted by PAC parent volunteers .   See the attached PDF for more information.  Should you wish to not order on-line, school supply lists will be available at the school office.

Bike to School Week - May 27-31:  Students are encouraged to bike to school this week.  Jodi Meacher, a parent volunteer, will be handing out stickers at the front of the school to give to those students that have biked.  The stickers can be placed on the poster by the Lost & Found.

Families Leaving Cordova Bay Elementary School:  If you have a child in Kindergarten to Grade 4 and your family will not be returning to Cordova Bay Elementary in September, could you please let the school know asap for planning purposes.  Thank you.

Class Placement Request for 2019-20:  Click HERE for information from Mrs. Heron regarding Class Placement Requests for next year.  Requests are due May 31st.

Dirty Wall Project:  Please bring in any loose change weighing down your pockets or purses and deposit it into the bin you see on the gathering desk just across from the office. This change will go to the Dirty Wall Project that we have been learning about this year. Nickels and dimes add up to dollars. Please help. Thank you.

Lost & Found Items: There are a lot of items in the Lost & Found! Please come into the school during drop-off or pick-up to view the items on hangers and on the tables by the gym. Items not claimed by the end of June will be donated to charity.

Reminders for Parents/Guardians:

  • Reporting of Student Absences:  Please 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!
  • Utensils for Eating Snacks & Lunches:  Please remember to pack utensils for your child so they are able to eat their snack or lunch!


ONLINE AUCTION for Reserved Parking Spot - It has already Started !!!!!!!
Parking Spot is Effective for Sept 2019-June 2020 (Your choice FRONT or BACK)
Auction Starts: May 29 – 9am. Ends: May 31 - 9pm
Wouldn't it be nice to roll up to school just before the bell and always have a parking spot available? Or Leave your house just in time for pickup without worrying about where you'll park? 
If this is your dream, GO HERE:
Participate and WIN !!!! Good Luck.


Open Air Library:  Starting on July 2, 10:00-12:00 pm at Iroquois Park in Sidney.  See the attached PDF for more information and additional dates.

Booksmack Event:  July 16, 10:30 – 11:15 am.  See attached PDF for more information!

Panorama Recreation 2019 Summer Camp Flyer:  Click HERE  

Engineering for Kids:  Summer Camp opportunities for kids  5.5 to 13 years old!   Website / Summer Camp Schedule  

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.