The Week Ahead for Feb. 10th – 14th

Parking Lot Flow28 sec dropoff

Please keep in mind that the two “drop-off lanes” at the front of the school are for a quick 28 second pick-up and drop-off. We would like to keep the flow of traffic going as smooth as possible, and your help in maintaining that smooth flow would be greatly appreciated.

Families can help before school by:

  • ensuring children are ready with their coats on, backpacks ready and giving a quick hug or kiss before leaving the vehicle;
  • parents should stay at their vehicle when in the drop-off lane.

We are noticing that some families are arriving to school early in the morning and parking/waiting in the vehicle for 10-15 minutes until the bell rings. With our currently limited parking, this is posing a problem for staff members arriving at school and not being able to park.  Starting at 7:40, the children are supervised outside, so you can feel comfortable dropping them off and continuing on with your morning. Thank you very much, for your understanding!!

Families can help after school by:

  • driving through the pick-up lane and doing another loop to reenter the pick-up lane, if your child is not at the crosswalk waiting for you;
  • parking in a parking spot, when you need to load-up a bunch of children and buckle them in;
  • parking in a parking spot, if your children tend to take a long time to come from the classroom to your vehicle;
  • parents should stay at their vehicle when in the pick-up lanes.

Please do not drive by other vehicles in the pick-up/drop-off lane, unless you are directed to do so by the staff member doing traffic control.

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding!!

Monday, February 10th
Magnificent Monday.
We hope everyone has a great start to the week!!

Tuesday, February 11th
Terrific Tuesday.
We’ll follow-up a Magnificent Monday with a Terrific Tuesday!!
Girls’ Grade 5 Basketball Game. Mme Valerie’s team will have a make-up game against Hillcrest, at Bastion.

Wednesday, February 12th
Grade 1-3 Skating.
Mme Reid and Mme Bartsch’s classes will skate from 9:00 – 9:45. Mrs. Williams and Mme Dollack’s classes will skate from 9:45 – 10:30. Monsieur Cote and Mme van Varseveld’s classes will skate from 10:30 – 11:15. Parents are welcome to join the classes to help tie skates and watch the children skate.Bake Sale
Grade 4/5 Bake Sale Fundraiser. Over the next two days, the Grade 4/5 classes will be hosting a Bake Sale as a fundraiser for their year-end activities. At Lunch, students in K-5 will be able to purchase nut-free treats (cupcakes, cookies, etc). Items will cost $0.50 – $1.00.
Grade 5 Boys’ Basketball Games. Monsieur Mueller’s team will be traveling to King’s Christian School, and Mr. Menzies’ team will have a home game against Hillcrest.
Silverbacks Hockey Game. All K-8 students get into the game for free.  Free tickets can be obtained at the Shaw Center box office or Maximum Edge Hockey Shop.  The winning school for the intermediate Math competition will be announced at the game. The game will start at 7:00 pm.

Thursday, February 13th
Fun Food Day.
Those students who ordered Fun Food will get to enjoy their pizza or chicken nuggets, along with veggies, a piece of fruit and a cookie. Parents who are available to assist with sorting and distributing the lunches are invited to come to the school at 10:45. We need 4-5 parents who can help ensure the sorting and distributing goes smoothly. Thank you!
Grade 4/5 Bake Sale Fundraiser. Day 2 will take place today. Treats can be purchased for $0.50 – $1.00. Thank you for your support!!
Girls’ Grade 5 Basketball Games. Mrs. Smith’s team will be traveling to Highland Park Elementary in Armstrong. Mme Valerie’s team will host South Broadview.
Long Range Facilities Plan Public Consultation. Parents/guardians who are curious about the school district’s Long Range Facilities Plan, are invited to come to the Public Consultation at 6:00 pm, at the District Education Support Center (DESC). For additional information, please click on the link below:

Consultation begins in Salmon Arm area

Friday, February 14th
Valentine’s Day!
Classes will be celebrating this special day in a variety of ways. If children are bringing Valentine’s to school, we would like to encourage the children to bring a Valentine for each student in the class. If you have any questions about how your child’s class will acknowledge the day, please be sure to contact your child’s teacher.

Monday, February 17th
BC Family Day.
School will not be in session, as families will hopefully have the opportunity to spend some additional quality time together. Enjoy!