The Week Ahead for May 27th – 31st

The Bastion Spring Carnival was a big success!! Seeing the students and their families have fun at the stations was absolutely wonderful!! The number of cupcakes consumed was mind-boggling!!

A big THANK YOU goes out to all of the parents and family members who volunteered to help set-up, run stations, and clean-up!! A special thank you goes to Mel Howard, our PAC president, who spent lots of time ensuring the carnival went off without a hitch. Thanks, Mel!!

We will announce the winners of the Prize Draw at the end of the school day on Monday. I’m sure will have some excited students anxiously waiting to hear if they won any of the great prizes.

Here’s what’s happening at Bastion this coming week…

Monday, May 27th
Grade 3 Field Trip.
All of our Grade 3 students will be spending the day doing a variety of activities at Gardom Lake Camp. Please remember to pack a large, healthy lunch and sunscreen!
Grade 4/5 Track & Field. Once again we will have the Grade 4/5 students practicing for next week’s district track meet. The afternoon will be hot, so please remember a hat, sunscreen and water!
PAC Meeting. The PAC meeting will begin at 6:30 pm, and take place in the Music Room. Free babysitting will be provided. Next year’s vice-principal, Laura Jegues, will be attending the meeting, so feel free to come and meet the newest member of our Bastion team. We are inviting parents to put their names forward for positions on next year’s PAC executive. If you are interested in being the new President, Treasurer, or Secretary, please send Mr. Menzies an email or come join us at the meeting to express your interest. Please keep in mind, if these positions are not filled for September, the Bastion PAC will lose a grant that is provided.

Tuesday, May 28th
Field Trip to the BC Wildlife Park.
The students in Mrs. Ollinger and Mme van Varseveld’s classes will be going to the Wildlife Park in Kamloops. The students will hopefully have the opportunity to see Clover, the kermode bear!
Kindergarten Orientation. Our new Kindergarten students, who will join us in September, will have a chance to visit Bastion and see what life will be like as a Kindergarten student. We’ll have three different stations for the students to explore, create and play. Each student will go home with a brand new book!

Wednesday, May 29th
Scientists in the Classroom.
Mme Genevieve has arranged for a local scientist to visit Bastion Elementary on Wednesday and Thursday, to introduce the students to some science experiments. The day should be interesting as the students get to see some cool science in action.

Thursday, May 30th
Scientists in the Classroom Day #2.

Friday, May 31st
Fantastic Friday!
We hope all of our students have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend!

The Week Ahead for May 21st – 24th

Hopefully all of our Bastion families have had a wonderful May Long-Weekend!

We’re heading into the home stretch of the school year. With twenty-eight days of school left, our students and teachers will be working hard, having fun, and enjoying these last six weeks.

Here’s the week ahead…

Tuesday, May 21st
Field Trip to Jump 360.
Mme Duclos and Mrs. Smith’s classes will be visiting Jump 360 in Kamloops to enjoy a few hours of getting exercise at the trampoline park.
Swim at School. Mme Ackerman and Mrs. MacDermott’s classes will have their third and final session of swimming. M Cote and Mme Dollack’s classes will enjoy their second session of swimming, with the final session taking place on May 28th.

Wednesday, May 22nd
Track & Field Practice.
All of our Grade 4 & 5 students will be participating in a Track & Field gym class, after Lunch. We would like all Gr. 4/5 students to have gym strip and runners.

Thursday, May 23rd
Mountain of Refundables.
The Gr. 4/5 teachers and students will be hosting a bottle drive, in the morning. If families or community members have refundable bottles, cans, or juice containers, please drop the items off at the school parking lot. The teachers and students will be sorting and counting the refundables, then we’ll deliver them to Bill’s Bottle Depot. Thank you for your support!

Friday, May 24th
Grade 4/5 Rec. Swim.
The Gr. 4/5 students will be participating in their third and final recreational swim.
PAC Spring Carnival. Our amazing PAC will be hosting this free event for all of our students and their families to enjoy. The event begins at 6:00 pm, and ends at 8:00 pm. This year the carnival is being run as a school event and not as a fundraiser. The games are all free (no bracelets or tickets). There will be a concession selling water and popcorn for $2. If family members are able to volunteer, please click on the link that was emailed to families last week.

The Week Ahead for May 6th – 10th

Looks like we’re in for some great weather this week!! We’re always happy to see the sunshine, especially when field trips and cross-country runs are planned!! Here’s what’s happening during the week ahead…

Monday, May 6th
Farm Field Trip.
Mme Genevieve’s class will be visiting the farm of one of her students. Hopefully they will have a chance to see some baby farm animals and see first-hand all of the hard work it takes to operate a farm.

Tuesday, May 7th
Swim @ School.
Mrs. MacDermott’s and Mme Ackerman’s students will be walking to the pool for their first swim session. Hopefully all of the students will remember their swimsuits and towels!! The classes will swim from 10:00 – 11:00.

Wednesday, May 8th
Public Library Visit.
Mme Genevieve’s class will be going to the Okanagan Regional Library to listen to an author. The students should come prepared with good questions about the writing process!
Allan Brooks Nature Centre. Several of our classes will be visiting the nature centre in Vernon, throughout the months of May and June. On Wednesday, Mrs. Williams’ and Mrs. MacDermott’s classes will be heading to the nature centre.

Thursday, May 9th
Swim @ School.
The classes who go swimming each Thursday in May will have their second session on this day. Feel free to refer to the swim schedule in last week’s website post.
Little Mountain Stomp. The annual School District No. 83 cross-country run will take place at 1:00 pm. All of our cross-country athletes will be going to challenge themselves to complete the course. All Bastion runners have been training hard and we’re looking forward to seeing them do their personal bests!

Friday, May 10th
Measles Immunizations.
Please note: The measles immunizations are only for those students who received an envelope from Interior Health and have returned the envelope, to the school, with the parent/guardian consent filled out.
Fletcher Park. Mrs. Ollinger’s class will be heading down to have some fun at Fletcher Park. Mrs. Ollinger will email families a reminder about the events of the day.
Gr. 4/5 Rec. Swim. Once again, our Grade 4/5 classes will be walking to the pool for a rec. swim from 11:00 – 12:00. Last week, the students had lots of fun, but it looked like Mme Valerie was having even more fun!!