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Weekly Communication - Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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Weekly Communication - Wednesday, December 11, 2019
by Tammy Cowley - Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:58 PM


December 11th

Purdy’s Order PICKUP TODAY FROM 2:30 -3:00 pm outside the Office

December 12th

Red Barn Order Forms DUE

December 13th

Lifetouch Paper Order Forms DUE

December 13th

Hot Chocolate/Popcorn Sale (After School) – Grade 5 Camp Thunderbird Fundraiser

December 15th

Ordering for Hot Lunch on December 20th closes today at midnight.

December 16th-19th

Report Cards will be distributed by teachers during this time.

December 17th

Red Barn Cards Delivered

December 20th

PAC Hot Lunch – Boston Pizza for those that ordered.  Don’t forget a snack!

Dec. 21st- Jan. 5th

Christmas Break

January 11th

PAC Bottle Drive – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

January 22nd

Kindergarten Information Evening at Keating Elementary, 7:00-8:30 pm

Jan. 27th-Jan. 31st

Kindergarten Registration at your Neighbourhood School



Lifetouch Photos:  Photo retake proofs have or will be sent home.  Paper orders for Lifetouch Photos are DUE to the office Friday, Oct. 13, 2019.  Ordering can also be done online and is recommended.

Hot Chocolate/Popcorn Sale - Dec 13 (After School):  Grade 5 Fundraiser - Bring a Toonie - $1 for Hot Chocolate and $1 for Popcorn. All proceeds go toward Camp Thunderbird. 

Kindergarten Information Evening:  Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 7 - 8:30 pm at Keating Elementary, 6843 Central Saanich Rd, Victoria.  Children born in 2015 are eligible to register for Kindergarten at your neighbourhood school.  See attached PDF.

Kindergarten Registration:  January 27-31, 2020.  Children born in 2015 are eligible to register for Kindergarten at your neighbourhood school.  Please refer to the District website for the registration process and required documentation.  See attached PDF.

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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.

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

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.  Please indicate your child’s first and last name and teacher.   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!


Purdy's:  Pick Up TODAY!!!!  2:30-3:00 pm Outside Office

Bottle Drive:   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, Saturday Jan 11, 2020 (9am-1pm).  Help us out by signing up for a 60-90 min shift. Bring the kids. Let's raise some funds for our school.  SignUp HERE

Red Barn Card Order Forms:  Deadline TOMORROW!!!!  Please submit order forms by end of day Dec 12.


KidSport – Greater Victoria:  KidSport enables children from households experiencing financial need to access the benefits of sports and physical activity.  This is done through the distribution of grants covering season of sport registration fees for local youth.  Each calendar year, eligible families can apply to Kidsport Great Victoria for up to $500 in eligible season of sport registration fees per child.  Click HERE for more information and how to apply.

Child Care in B.C. Survey: Childcare BC invites parents to complete an anonymous SURVEY about child care programs and services offered throughout the province.