The Week Ahead for November 18th – 22nd

Graphics-The-Week-AheadHere are the events taking place, this week at Bastion Elementary…

Monday, November 18th
Board Game Presentations.
Very soon, Mme Bartsch will be starting a Lunch board game club for students in Grade 2 – 5. Over the next couple of days, Mme Bartsch will provide the students with information on how the board game club will work. She’ll provide the students with information on when the club will take place and options for the types of games the students can play. Thank you very much, Mme Bartsch, for providing this opportunity for our students.

Tuesday, November 19th
CBC School Music Challenge Rehearsal.
Our Gr. 4/5 students, under the direction of Mme Shannon, will be rehearsing for the CBC School Music Challenge. This will be the first opportunity for all 140 students to work together to sing the song “Shine”.

Wednesday, November 20th
Wonderful Wednesday.
We hope all of our students and staff members have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Thursday, November 21st.
Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences.
Please remember, all students will be dismissed at 11:20 on Thursday. The school bus, as well as daycare buses will pick the students up at this time. Parents will need to make arrangements to have their children picked up at this time, as well. Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences will begin at 12:00 pm. Please keep in mind that our conferences are not optional, as the conference is the first formal report of the school year. If families have not already done so, please be sure to sign-up for a conference by the end of the day on Monday. An email was sent out last week, with the instructions of how to sign-up for a conference. If you are unable to retrieve the email, the instructions can be found here:

Conference Sign-up Instructions_2019

Friday, November 22nd
CBC School Music Challenge Recording.
Friday is the big day, as the Gr. 4/5 students will be singing and Mme Shannon will be recording the song. Once the recording is complete, Mme Shannon will submit the recording to CBC!! It’s a pretty cool experience for the students to submit a performance that will be heard by people across Canada!

Important Upcoming Events:

The November PAC Meeting will take place on Monday, November 25th at 6:30 pm. The meeting will take place in the Music Room and babysitting will be provided.

The Grade 4/5 students will be hosting a Family Movie Night on Wednesday, November 27th at 6:00 pm. The Grade 4/5 students voted and Toy Story 4 was chosen to be the movie for the event.

The Week Ahead for November 4th – 8th


the-weekThe Week Ahead is back!!  We will do our best to post information for the upcoming week each Sunday or Monday, so families can see what our school is up to.  Please be sure to check out the Upcoming Events, in the side bar, to see events/activities taking place beyond the current week.

Monday, November 4th
Bus Safety Presentation I.
All of our Kindergarten classes will participate in a 30 minute bus safety presentation with Buster T. Bus. The presentation will focus on the students’ job of helping ensure the bus driver can focus on his job, and what the students can do to be safe when waiting at the bus stop and how to follow the driver’s signals when crossing the street.

Tuesday, November 5th
Bus Safety Presentation II.
All of our Grade 4 students will receive a 30-minute bus safety presentation from three of our school district’s bus drivers.
A Visit from Ardie. Mme Genevieve’s class will have a visit from Ardie Burnham, who works at the Salmon Arm branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. Ardie will talk with the students about what the ORL has to offer and how students can get a Library Card, if they do not already have one.
A Visit from MLA Greg Kyllo. The Grade 4/5 students recently had a presentation from Mayor Alan Harrison, on municipal government. Mr. Kyllo will talk to our Grade 4/5 students about the roles and responsibilities of the provincial government.

Wednesday, November 6th
Bring a Kid to Work Day (Gr. 9) and Social Responsibility Day (Gr. 8).
Bastion Elementary will be hosting students from SAS – Jackson and Shuswap Middle. Some Grade 9 students will be at Bastion to experience what a career in education is like, and some Grade 8 students will be volunteering as a way to give back to the community. Very often former students from Bastion come for the day, which is a neat experience for those students and their former teachers.
Mme Barsch/M Cote Class Field Trip. Mme Bartsch and M Cote’s classes will be going to the Salmon Arm Arts Centre to see the newest art exhibit called The Little Lake. The Little Lake is a felted fibre art piece, celebrating the historic McGuire Lake. A few of our classes have already had the opportunity to see the exhibit and everyone has been very impressed!

Thursday, November 7th
Fun Food Order are Due.
If you are submitting a new Fun Food order, please ensure you have completed the online or paper order form and that you have submitted payment to the main office (clearly marked with the student’s name). Here’s the link to the Fun Food webpage:

Friday, November 8th
Remembrance Day Assembly.
Mrs. MacDermott and Mme Candy have been working with some of our students to prepare an assembly that honors the men and women who fought and died in the line of duty, to protect our freedom as Canadians. The assembly will begin at 10:15 and family members are welcome to attend. If your son/daughter is a member of Brownies, Cubs, Girl Guides, Scouts, or Cadets, he/she is invited to wear his/her uniform during the assembly.
Release the Rhythm. Our first Performing Arts presentation will take place at 12:30. Daniel Duggan, of Rhythm Resource, is an expert percussionist who will entertain and involve our students! The show invites the whole audience to participate right from the start as they embark on a percussive journey around the world to discover how other cultures and communities use rhythm to build community and in turn build the community of the school. Families are welcome to attend the performance.