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!