Festival du livre

Our Festival du livre (French Scholastic Book Fair) will be taking place, starting today, October 5th. Between October 5th and 7th, students will be able to look at and purchase books during their Library classes. Online sales will also be starting today. If families would like to purchase books online, please click on the following link:

Festival du livre Online Sales

On Tuesday, October 11th to Thursday, October 13th, students and their families will be able to look at and purchase books during the following times:

7:30 am – 8:05 am / 9:38 – 9:55 (Little Recess) / 11:23 – 11:55 (Big Recess) / 2:15 pm – 4:30 pm

A big thank you goes to Mme Murrells-Allaway and Mrs. White for organizing, setting up and facilitating the Festival du livre. Family members who would like to volunteer to help with sales in the Library, can contact Mme Murrells-Allaway (smurrell@sd83.bc.ca). In your email, please include your name and contact information, as well as your child’s name. Thank you in advance to those who are able to help make the Festival du livre run smoothly!!

FSA assessment

 This is the time of year when our students in grades 4 & 7 begin participating in the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA). This annual provincial assessment, measures students’ academic skills and provides the district with a snapshot of students’ foundational skills in literacy and numeracy. All students in grades 4 & 7 are required by the Ministry of Education and Child Care to participate in the FSA. 

The results of the FSA serve as an important tool to support student learning in SD83 which will be particularly important as we continue to determine the impact of COVID-19 on student learning. The district also uses the assessment data to support the alignment of resources during our annual budget discussions. FSA data is not part of the formal student evaluation process and is not included in student report cards. 

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Terry Fox School Run 2022

“Eighteen-year-old Terry Fox of Port Coquitlam, BC never saw himself as remarkable. Granted, he displayed an unusual determination to achieve the goals he set for himself but his orbit was local – family, school, sports and friends. But Terry’s cancer diagnosis of osteogenic sarcoma just above the knee, the subsequent amputation of his leg and experience in the children’s cancer wards changed all that. A newly nurtured reservoir of compassion, combined with a fierce determination to bring an end to the suffering cancer causes, set Terry on a path that, quite simply, changed the world.”

Bastion Elementary will be participating in the Terry Fox School Run on Friday, September 23rd. All classes will join the run, which will begin at 12:30. A special thank you goes to Mme Valerie and Mrs. Goshulak for organizing the event!

Students and staff are encouraged to bring a “Toonie for Terry” to school, and donations will be passed on to the Terry Fox Foundation. To help reduce the amount of contact with money, we will also be collecting donations online. The Terry Fox Foundation has set-up a website, specific to Bastion Elementary, to collect donations. Please click on the link below, if you’d like to donate online. Thank you for your support!!

Bastion Elementary Online Donations

Rumours untrue

Recently there have been rumours about “cameras in student washrooms” that have generated some calls and emails to School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) and some of its schools.

“I want to assure everyone that these rumours are untrue and unfounded,” states Superintendent of Schools Donna Kriger. “SD83 is committed to student safety, privacy, well-being and learning. We are grateful for those concerned stakeholders who reached out to us from a place of positive intent.”

S83 is currently enjoying a school start up filled with renewed optimism and hope. “Our intention is to continue this positivity through the 2022-23 school year as we focus on keeping students first.”

Kriger asks that if parents do hear these types of rumours/information please take the time to check with your school principal to ensure the information is indeed accurate.