Happy Holidays

On behalf of all staff members at École Élémentaire Bastion Elementary School, we would like to wish our Bastion Bobcat families a safe, relaxing and fun-filled holiday!! Whether you are staying close to home or traveling abroad for the holidays, enjoy this special time with family and friends.

The Bastion staff is fortunate to be able to work each and every day with such a wonderful student community, as well as their caring and supportive families.

We are looking forward to reconnecting with the students on January 3rd, once they return refreshed and rejuvenated from a two-week break.

Wishing everyone an amazing 2023!!

Joel Menzies & Megan Weir

Silverbacks and Bobcats!!

The Bastion Bobcats had a special surprise today!! Twelve players from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks visited the school to play some floor hockey and participate in classroom activities. Through a random draw, grade-level teams were made and we had six mini-games against the Silverbacks. In the end… the Bobcats tied with the Silverbacks!!

After the games of floor hockey, the Silverback visited a few of our classrooms. The players engaged in participating in PE classes, reading with the students or playing Math games. Some of the Silverbacks even had a tea party with some of the Kindergartens!!

Thank you to the following Silverbacks for coming and making great memories for our students: Ryan Gillespie, Ethan Ullrick, Brandon Santa Juana, Will Lavigne, Casy Laylin, Mat Bourgault, Nathan Mackie, Jayden Grier, Aiden Lindblad, Isaac Lambert, Lynden Hanvold, and Owen Desilets.

Due to the amazing support of community sponsorship, all children under the age of fifteen are able to attend all Salmon Arm Silverbacks home games for free!!

Bastion Family Movie Night

The Bastion PAC is pleased to present a Bastion Family Movie Night on Friday, December 9th! Please join us for a screening of the animated The Grinch (2018) movie, to held in the Bastion gym. Doors open at 6:00 pm, with the movie beginning at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be available, including popcorn, water and juice – or bring your own. Bring a blanket or a chair if you wish and get ready to enjoy the evening.

This is a family event – all children must have a supervising adult.

Thank you very much for joining us and we’ll see you there!

Flags at half-mast on Tuesday

Flags at SD83 school will be flying at half-mast on Tuesday, Dec. 6 to mark The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

It has been over 30 years since the murder of 14 young women at Polytechnique Montréal (December 6, 1989). This act of violent misogyny shook our country and led Parliament to designate December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

This day is about remembering those who have experienced gender-based violence and those who we have lost to it. It is also a time to take action. Achieving a Canada free from gender-based violence requires everyone to educate themselves and their families and communities on gender-based violence, centre the voices of survivors in our actions and speak up against harmful behaviours.

More information is available here
Premier’s statement on National Day of Remembrance