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Weekly Communication - October 16, 2019

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Weekly Communication - October 16, 2019
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 2:18 PM


October 16th

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

October 18th

PAC Hot Lunch (Boston Pizza for those that order)

October 19th

Midnight – Deadline for Hoot n Howl online Ticket and Food Purchases

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

November 5, 6, 7th

  • Early Dismissal for Parent/Teacher Conferences – Children are dismissed at 1:48 pm
  • Scholastic Book Fair

November 7th

  • Remembrance Day Assembly, 10:00-11:00
  • Indigenous Education in Saanich – Everyone’s Journey Towards Reconciliation (Parent Information Evening), 7:00-8:30 pm at Bayside Middle School MPR (See details below to RSVP.)

November 11th

Remembrance Day (Statutory Holiday) – Students do not attend school

November 15th

Lifetouch Photos Retakes or Photos for Students that Missed the First Session

November 22nd

Non-Instructional Day – Students do not attend school


Ready, Set, Learn Open House:  This AFTERNOON, Wednesday, October 16th, 3:30-6:00 pm, For Parents and preschoolers (3 years and up).  See attached PDF for more information.

Reminders for Hot Lunch on Friday:  A reminder for families/guardians that if you order Hot Lunch for your child, please remember to SEND A SNACK as well!

The Power of Why:  Resilience – A Necessary Part of Personal Success

Indigenous Education in Saanich - Everyone’s Journey Towards Reconciliation:  Parent Information Night – Thurs Nov 7th (7:00 – 8:30 pm), Bayside Middle School MPR.  Any parents who are interested in attending are asked to email Mary Lynn Heron directly to RSVP.


  • SENCOTEN Musical Welcome
  • Introduction – COPACS and Senior Staff
  • Presentations / Table Talk
  • Presentations (staff / students)
  • TABLE TALK – How does the understanding of language and culture help us to better understand Reconciliation?
  • 3 presentations (staff / students)
  • TABLE TALK – How can we leverage student leadership to help us better understand Reconciliation? 

Wet Weather Preparedness:  As we get more wet weather, families are asked to have their children dressed appropriately to go outside as most days children will go outdoors for their breaks.  Rubber boots, waterproof jackets and rain pants are suggested especially if your child likes to play in/near the puddles!  A full change of clothes in their backpacks is also helpful should they need to change.

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!


Hoot n Howl:  Oct 24, Doors Open at 5:30 pm.  Get Your Tickets TODAY !!!!!

  • Deadline to pre-order food and tickets online is THIS Saturday at Midnight. Vis-it Tickets also sold at Office. 
  • ** Gluten Free and Dairy Free Items need to be pre-ordered online. **
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED !!!! We still need to fill many positions. Sign Up HERE 
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest for Kids - Bring your Pre-Carved pumpkin to the gym during the day on Oct 24. Prizes awarded to Top 3. 

Can’t wait to Party with YOU.


Screamfest 2019 at Claremont Secondary:   See attached PDF for more information.