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Weekly Communication - October 23, 2019

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Weekly Communication - October 23, 2019
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 11:03 AM


October 24th

PAC Hoot n Howl, 5:30-8:00 pm

October 25th

Non-Instructional Day – Students do not attend school

October 31st

Halloween:  Students are invited to WEAR Orange & Black!  (No costumes please.)    

November 3rd

Ordering for Hot Lunch on November 8th closes today at midnight.

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 below on how to RSVP)

November 8th

PAC Hot Lunch – Boston Pizza for those that ordered

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


Reminder:  This Friday, October 25th is a Non-Instructional Day and there is NO SCHOOL for students.  Enjoy your weekend!

Lifetouch Photos:  Lifetouch photos have arrived and will be coming home today or tomorrow.  Paper orders are DUE back to your classroom teacher by October 29th.  Retakes will be on November 15th.

Snacks & Utensils:  As children grow, their nutritional needs change.  Please have a chat with your child(ren) to see if they might need additional snacks in their lunches.  Also, if you are packing food items that require eating utensils, please ensure that you send them along with your child.

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.

Indigenous Education in Saanich - Everyone’s Journey Towards Reconciliation:  Parent Information Night – Thurs Nov 7th (7:00 – 8:30 pm), Bayside Middle School MPR


    1. SENCOTEN Musical Welcome
    2. Introduction – COPACS and Senior Staff
    3. Presentations / Table Talk

    • 3 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? 
    • WRAP UP

Any parents who are interested in attending are asked to email Mary Lynn Heron at to RSVP.

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 - Tomorrow Night !!!! Doors Open at 5:30 pm.

  • THANK YOU to everyone who is volunteering and/or baking up something yummy for our treat sale. 
  • Carved Pumpkins and Baked Goods can be dropped off to the gym during the day on Thursday. 
  • Please enter the event through the front doors of the school. 
  • If you missed pre-sales on healthy hunger, don't worry, tickets can be bought at the door and food can still be purchased at the concession. 

Looking forward to a fun evening with you!


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