Important Dates

June 28 – School’s out at 10:15 am (buses will be running 4 hours earlier that day)

August 1 – Mr. Joel Menzies will officially become Principal of Bastion Elementary

September 4School is back in session – Early Dismissal – 3 hours earlier (Grade 1 – 5)

Please note that class lists will not be posted before school starts. In keeping with other schools and in order to balance classes, students will go back to their former classrooms and teachers for a day or two at which time classes will be finalized and students will be assigned to their new teachers and classes.

Bastion Year End Events

June 26 – Fun Day – Grade 1 – 5 students (Kindergarten students are on a fieldtrip).  Students are divided into multi-aged teams and encouraged to wear their team colours (red, blue, green or yellow). Teams will get points for each team member that is wearing a hat. It’s time to celebrate and have fun.  The morning includes 8 different stations which each of our teams will have a chance to visit. Grade 4/5 students are team leaders and help younger students.  In the afternoon: team cheers, hula hoop contests, tug of war and grade 5 water balloon event. Parents are invited to attend all or any part of the day!

June 27 – Grade 5 Leaving Ceremony1:00pm – Families as well as staff and students at the school are invited to join us to say goodbye to our grade 5 students as they leave Bastion.  The ceremony lasts about 45 – 50 min.  this is followed by pictures outside for Grade 5 students and their families and teachers.

June 28 – Year End Assembly (slideshow) – 9:00am – in the gym – Everyone welcome!

Ride Don’t Hide

Looking for a fun family events? Sunday June 24th register to ride or walk for mental health.

Adults are $35 and children 12 and under ride free

Food, prizes, riding shirts and fun all included in the registration fee.

Enter coupon code: RDHfriend and save $5 on registration

We all have mental health so lets celerbrate and potect it together!

Family Literacy in the Library

With the school year rapidly approaching its end, I would like to thank all of our wonderful Bastion families that have attended Family Literacy in the library throughout the year. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you and your children, and I look forward to meeting even more families next year. June 6th will be our final day running Family Literacy as we need to run inventory before the end of June. Please be sure to return all outstanding books as soon as possible. Be sure to come and see us again in the fall, every Wednesday from 2:15-2:45.

Morgan Brandle, Parent Volunteer
Shannon Murrells-Allaway, Teacher-Librarian

Change of Principal for Sept. 2018

Announcements have been made as to the changes in Principals & Vice-Principals for 2018-2019 for SD83. After 12 years at Bastion, first as a teacher, then a Vice-Principal & the last five years as Principal, I will now be moving on to the South Canoe Elementary Outdoor Learning School as of August 1, 2018. It has been a real pleasure to work at Bastion with fabulous students and staff  & the wonderfully supportive community. I look forward to my new adventure, yet will cherish my years here.

I wish the best to the new incoming Principal Mr. Joel Menzies, currently Principal at Ranchero. Mr. Jared King will remain as Vice Principal.  In the meantime…. lots of work to do until year end! 🙂
Isabelle Gervais