We hope all of our Bastion families had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!! 2020 has been a challenging year for many, and it’s good to take a moment to reflect and be thankful for all the people who help us get through challenging times. I know I am thankful for all the Bastion families who have been so supportive during our unique start to the school year, especially over the last few days. Our Bastion parents and caregivers have shown support of our school, students and staff members in numerous ways. As we work through a reorganization, many family members and teachers have acknowledged that they feel sad, nervous, frustrated and disappointed with the need to move children into different classrooms. All of these feelings (and more) are legitimate. However, families have continued to be supportive and understand that we need to make the best out of a less than ideal situation. Our commitment to our students and their families is to continue to provide academic, social and emotional support for our students, while providing a kind, caring and compassionate learning environment.
Please read on for updates and reminders:
On Friday, the students participated in the annual Terry Fox School Run. The students listened to the story Terry Fox and Me, and then they ran outside with their Learning Cohort. Along the course, there was a timeline of Terry’s journey, as well as interesting facts and quotes related to the Marathon of Hope. Thank you to everyone who made an online donation or brought a “Toonie for Terry” to school. Our school community has raised almost $1000!! Well done, Bastion!!!
Families with children starting Kindergarten in September 2021, will be able to register their children on Tuesday, October 13th. There are three options to register:
Option No. 1… Families have the option of completing an online form (click link below). Once the form has been submitted, please send an email to the school (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a photo or scan of the child’s birth certificate and BC Services card (front and back). If families are registering their children in English Kindergarten, proof of home address is required (eg. utility bill, tenancy agreement).
Option No. 2… Families can download the following registration form, complete all sections of the form, and email the form back to the school (email@example.com). When emailing the form to the school, please include a photo or scan of the child’s birth certificate and BC Services Card (front and back). If families are registering their children in English Kindergarten, proof of home address is required (eg. utility bill, tenancy agreement).
Option No. 3… Families can come to the school and complete the registration papers and provide the original Birth Certificate and BC Services card, so the school can make copies.
Individual student photos will take place on Friday, October 16th. First thing Friday morning, we will start with the Kindergarten students and work our way up to the Grade 5 students. Please note: there is a possibility that Mountain West Studios may not be able to return to Bastion Elementary for retakes.
Click on the link below for specific information on how to order photos: https://mountainwest.ca/Orders/HowtoOrder