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Weekly Communication - October 2, 2019

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Weekly Communication - October 2, 2019
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 2:17 PM


October 4th

PAC Hot Lunch (SUBWAY for those that order)

Red Barn Order Forms are DUE

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 15th

PAC General Meeting with Speaker, 7:00-8:00 pm

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, 5:30-8:00 pm

October 25th

Non-Instructional Day – Students do not attend school



Photo Day:   Lifetouch will be here on Monday, October 7th to do individual student photos.  We are in need of a couple of parent volunteers for the following times to help with sign-in for the photos and bringing classes to/from the gym:

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

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

Cell Phones:  We ask that students keep cell phones in their backpacks while on school grounds (before, during and after school). Some students are easily able to manage appropriate use of phones, while others are just learning how to manage this particular technology when they are unsupervised. Thank you for discussing this expectation with your child, if they do carry a cell phone to school. Please note that we do have a phone available for student use just outside the school office.

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.

The Power of Why - October 5th is World Teachers’ Day – Kindness is What It’s All About:   A blog by the Saanich Superintendent of Schools, Dave Eberwein.

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.  This is a huge help to the Safe Arrival Parent Volunteers.   Thank you!


Red Barn Card Orders: DUE THIS FRIDAY. Order form is attached to this email. 10% goes directly back to the school. 

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. Tickets are $5/person or $20/family (4 or more) ** Kids 3 and under are free**   Pre-purchase tickets and food on RIGHT NOW !!!!