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Weekly Communication - September 18, 2019

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Weekly Communication - September 18, 2019
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 2:30 PM


September 19th

School Open House (Meet the Teacher), 5:00-6:00 pm

PAC BBQ (Available for Purchase in the Gym), 5:30-7:30 pm

September 20th

Terry Fox Run, 9:00-10:00 AM  (Parents/Guardians are invited.)

September 23th

Non-Instructional Day – Students do not attend school.

September 29th

PAC Hot Lunch Orders DUE online by midnight tonight.

September 30th

Orange Shirt Day ( – Students are invited to WEAR ORANGE.

October 4th

PAC Hot Lunch (SUBWAY for those that order)

October 7th

Lifetouch Individual Student Photos

October 13th

PAC Hot Lunch Orders DUE online by midnight tonight

October 14th

Happy Thanksgiving! (Statutory Holiday) – Students do  not attend school

October 16th

Ready, Set, Learn Open House, 3:30-6:00 pm at Cordova Bay Elementary

October 18th

PAC Hot Lunch (Boston Pizza for those that order)

October 22nd

VIHA:  Kindergarten Vision & Hearing Screening, 9:30-11:15 am  (CORRECTED DATE)

October 24th

PAC Hoot n Howl, 5:00-8:00 pm

October 25th

Non-Instructional Day – Students do not attend school


TOMORROW EVENING, School Open House & PAC BBQ, Thursday, Sep. 19th:  

Dear Parents/Guardians:  My staff and I are looking forward to connecting with all of you Thursday evening from 5:00-6:00 pm at our School Open House. Open House is a wonderful opportunity to meet your child's teacher, connect with Ms. Meausette and me (we will be in the library from 6:00-7:00 to answer any questions) and perhaps enjoy a Red Barn BBQ dinner available from 5:30-7:30 in the gym.  As the Open House is not ideal for a student progress meeting with the teacher, please address any concerns regarding your child (academic or social) in a private meeting scheduled at another time. 

Thank you for your partnership in education. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening!


ML Heron, Principal

Lost & Found:  The school Lost & Found already has a lot of items in it!  Come check it out if your child has lost something!

Terry Fox Run - This Friday, September 20th, 9:00-10:00 am:  If you are able volunteer, please meet Ms. Wergeland at 8:45 a.m. in the foyer of the school where she and a parent lead will provide you with a marshaling position on the Terry Fox Run route.  Parents/Guardians joining us for the run are invited to come to the gym for 9:00 am.  Don't forget to send your toonies for Terry!

Non-Instructional Day:  Monday, September 23rd is a Non-Instructional Day.  Students do not attend school.

School Information & Individual Student Packages:  Signed Individual Student Packages are NOW DUE to your child’s classroom teacher.

Power of Why – A Blog by the Superintendent of Saanich Schools:  Do We Now Have a Generation of Entitlement?

Ready, Set, Learn Open House:  Wednesday, October 16th, 3:30-6:30 pm, For Parents and preschools (3 years and up).  See attached PDF for more information.

Reminders for Parents:

  • 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 your child will be away.  This is a huge help to the Safe Arrival Parent Volunteers.   Thank you!
  • Utensils for Eating Snacks & Lunches:  A reminder for families to please pack utensils for your child so they are able to eat their snack or lunch!


Welcome Back BBQ:  Tomorrow, 5:30-7:30 pm. Food sales start at 5:30 pm in the gym. 

Class Reps NEEDED!!!!!: We still need reps for Ms. Challinor, Mrs. McKamey/Mrs. Lockhart, Mr. Chan/Ms. Greenius, Ms. Bailey, Ms. Mill, Ms. Holmes. Please email PAC if you are interest-ed:


Peninsula Track Club Cross Country Program:  See attached PDF for more information.

Saanich Fire Department:  Come celebrate with them as Saanich Fire Department turns 100!  See attached PDF.  

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.