Three Events Quickly Approaching

The Terry Fox National School Run will be held on Thursday, September 26th.  Our students will continue where Terry Fox left off, by participating in a run and by making donations to The Terry Fox Foundation.  We are encouraging each student and staff member to bring in a Toonie for Terry on Thursday or Friday.  Families are welcome to join us for the run!  The run will begin shortly after 12:30 pm, on the upper soccer field.  If you would like to donate online, please use the following link:



Orange Shirt Day will be on Monday, September 30th.  Orange Shirt Day grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at a residential school, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.

Image result for orange shirt day 2019The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.  It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.

Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.


smileIndividual student photos will be taken during the morning of Monday, September 30th.  Mountain West Studios will be taking the photos, and families should receive “proofs” a couple of weeks later.  Please remember, the students should not wear green, as a “green screen” is used for the physical background.  Families can then select an appropriate background from the choices provided online or on the “proofs”.

Please note:  This is the same day as Orange Shirt Day, so if you do not want your child to wear an orange shirt in his/her photo, please send the orange shirt to school for your child to wear after the photo.

Early French Immersion Info. and Kindergarten Registration

On Wednesday, October 2nd, at 6:00 pm, there will be an information session for parents who are interested in registering their children in French Immersion Kindergarten for September 2020.  Mme Laura Jegues (vice-principal of Bastion) will be hosting the information session in Rm. 19 (one of our Kindergarten classrooms).

The purpose of this information session is to provide parents who are new to the French Immersion program and are interested in learning more about the Early French Immersion program at Bastion Elementary.

Registration for Bastion Elementary’s French Immersion and English Kindergarten programs will take place on Tuesday, October 8th, between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm.

When registering your child, please bring your child’s birth certificate, and BC Services Card.  If you are registering for the English Kindergarten program, please bring proof of residence (eg. driver’s license, utility bill, etc.).  If you have your child’s immunization record, please bring that with you as well.


Construction at Bastion

As many of you have seen, there is some construction taking place at the northwest corner of the school, near the forest.  With the heavy rain that took place on the weekend, some drain pipes backed up due to debris plugging the pipes.  As a result, the school’s mechanical room (located in the bottom corner of the school) flooded.

The SD83 Maintenance Dept. has sectioned off the area that is being worked on, with fencing.  The students have been told to stay away from the area and our outside supervisors will be keeping a close watch on the area to help students stay away.  The SD83 Maintence Dept. has started digging, and trucks are removing some of the dirt.

Thank you to our SD83 Maintenance Dept. for responding to the issue so quickly!!

If families are allowing their children to play after school, after supervision has ended, please keep a close eye on your child(ren).  Thank you!