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Weekly Communication - September 25, 2019

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Weekly Communication - September 25, 2019
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 1:04 PM


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 

October 24th

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

October 25th

Non-Instructional Day – Students do not attend school



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Photo Day:   Lifetouch will be here on Monday, October 7th to do individual student photos.  We are looking for parent volunteers to help for the following times:

  • 8:50 am to 11:14 am – two volunteers
  • 12:14 pm - 1:45 pm (approximate) – two volunteers

If you are able to volunteer, please call the school office at 250-658-5315.  Thank you! 

Attention Grade 5 Parents:   The Cordova Bay Grade 5 Parent Committee is being assembled. If you are interested in joining, please email Jill Shaw:  Looking forward to a great grad year!

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

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!  

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.  Thank you!


PAC Communication Consent FORMS - DUE Friday Sept 27:  If you want to receive PAC newsletters and communications about upcoming meetings, speakers, fundraisers and events, as well as emails from your class rep, please return the Communication Consent form asap. It is also attached to this email if you missed it in communication folder.

Red Barn Card Fundraiser:  Order forms have gone home. Deadline is Friday Oct 4. 

PAC General Meeting: October 15th, 7-8 pm. Guest Speaker: Sean from Saanich Fire Dept. will be with us to speak about fire safety and first aid. Important information even if you've heard it before. Childminding available in the gym. 

Hoot n Howl - Save the Date: Thursday, October 24th, 5:30-8 pm in the school gym. Cordova Bay's biggest Family Event/Fundraiser. It's a dance, it's dinner, it's games and treats. Stay tuned for more updates. 


Victoria Cougar Hockey:  Complimentary admission tickets are available at the school office.

SKAM School of Performing Arts:  Theatre classes for children.  See attached PDF for more information.

Free Workshop for parents of children Kindergarten to Grade 2 - Creating a Community of Readers Program

  • Dates: October 2nd, 9th and 16th
  • Time: 7 pm-8:30 pm
  • Location: University of Victoria

It consists of a series of three FREE workshops for parents who want to understand the best approach in supporting their child in learning to read. Based upon research, the program was designed in 2015 and has been repeatedly taught and measured for its impact upon families through five elementary schools. The three weeks cover the following content:

  • Week 1 Creating the right home environment to support your child
  • Week 2 The essentials of learning to read – decoding, motivation and comprehension
  • Week 3 Strategies to use at home with your child to achieve success

The program is taught by Dr. Orla Colgate whose PhD is from the University of Sydney, Australia. Spaces for the program are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you are a Kindergarten to Grade 2 parent and you are interested in attending, or have any questions concerning it, please email Orla at