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!

The Week Ahead for Nov. 28th – Dec. 2nd

This will be a busy week at Bastion Elementary!! Below are some of the highlights that will be taking place.

The Scholastic Book Fair will be open for families between Nov. 28 – Dec. 1.  Families are able to view and purchase books between 7:30 am – 8:00 am and 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm.  Online sales are open until Dec. 3rd (link on Bastion website).

There are several extra poinsettia plants available for purchase.  If you did not have a chance to order a poinsettia, and you would like one, please feel free to stop by the office and purchase one for $13.

Term 1 Written Learning Updates (aka report cards) will be available to view on Wednesday, November 30th. Written Learning Updates can be accessed through the MyEd BC Family Portal. Please click on the following link for the MyEd BC Family Portal and instructions on how to login to the Family Portal. I would like to suggest that families get set-up and login to the Family Portal prior to Wednesday, so you can easily login and view the Written Learning Update on Wednesday. Mr. Menzies will send an email out on Wednesday afternoon, to let families know the Written Learning Updates are posted and available for viewing.

LINK: MyEd BC Family Portal

Bastion’s Winter Concert will take place this week.  Please have a look at the chart below, to see which afternoon your child will be performing.  Each performance will be approximately 40 – 45 min. The school will be collecting items to donate to the Food Bank.  If you would like to support Bastion’s donation to the Food Bank, please bring non-perishable food items to the concert.

Performance A
Wednesday, November 30th at 12:30 pm
Performance B
Thursday, December 1st at 12:30 pm
Monsieur Mueller
Mme Jesse
Mrs. Webster
Mme Amber
Mme Valerie
Mrs. Ollinger
Mme Bartsch/Mme Heather
Mme van Varseveld
Mrs. MacDermott
Mrs. Williams
Mme Bird
Mme Nadine
Mme Candy
Monsieur Lazar
Monsieur Sorban
Ms. Mitchell/Ms. Matuga
Mrs. Chambers
Grade 3-4 Bastion Choir


Have a wonderful week, everyone!!

Photo Day

October 17th is our individual Student Photo Day. Each class will be called down to the gym, so students can have an individual photo taken by a photographer from Mountain West Studios. On October 17th, your child will come home with a QR Code card, which will give you access to view and order photos online. The photos will be ready for viewing on Tuesday, October 25th. On the Photo Day, please ensure your child does not wear green, as this colour conflicts with the green screen background.

Additional reminders for the week:

Monday, October 17th… PAC meeting at 6:30, in the Music Room. Babysitting will be available.

Thursday, October 20th… Fun Food Lunch (please ensure orders are submitted by October 15 midnight).

Friday, October 21st… Provincial Pro-D Day – Classes will not be in session.

Please be sure to sign-up to Student/Family/Teacher Conferences!! https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BastionElementary@sd83bcca.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/

Dates/Info to Make Note Of…

October 11th – 13th is Bastion Festival du livre (French Book Fair). Festival du livre will be open to families during the mornings, between 7:30 – 8:05, as well as after school from 2:10 – 4:30. Students who are not accompanied by a family member can visit the Festival du livre during Recess and Lunch. For more information about the Festival du livre, including a sign-up for family members to volunteer to help at the Festival du livre, please click on the following link: http://ardentlibarian.blogspot.com/2022/10/festival-du-livre-octobre-2022-lire.html

October 17th is our individual Student Photo Day. Each class will be called down to the gym, so students can have an individual photo taken by a photographer from Mountain West Studios. On October 17th, your child will come home with a QR Code card, which will give you access to view and order photos online. The photos will be ready for viewing on Monday, October 24th. On the Photo Day, please ensure your child does not wear green, as this colour conflicts with the green screen background.

October 20th will be our first Fun Food Lunch!! Families have the option of pre-ordering a hot food item for their child(ren). This year the PAC voted to go with Boston Pizza as our Fun Food provider, which offers pizza (gluten-free option), chicken bites, Bugs ‘n’ Cheese, or spaghetti (gluten-free option). Families can pre-order for the whole school year or pre-order month by month. Orders for October must be submitted by Saturday, October 15th. Please note… the school office is not involved in the ordering or processing of orders. If you have any questions, please contact our Fun Food Coordinator, Katy, at funfoodbastion@gmail.com. Please click on the following link for more information, as well as instructions on how to order Fun Food online: https://bas.sd83.bc.ca/fun-food-days/

October 21st is a Provincial Professional Development Day. Teacher across the province will be participating in various Professional Development conferences and workshops. Classes will not be in session on this day.

October 26th is School District No. 83’s Student/Family/Teacher Conference Day. All elementary and middle schools will be participating in conferences on this day, with a similar format to what has been done in the past. There are a couple of notable changes this year, we’d like families to be aware of. Conferences are now the first informal communication about student learning/progress. This means the conference acts as an interim report to provide families with an update on how the child is doing, with a specific focus on developing an action plan for a student-centered goal. With conferences being an informal communication of student learning, the students will now receive a formal written report card in late November. The second notable change is that classes will not be in session on Wednesday, October 26th. In the past, the students have been dismissed at Lunch, with conferences taking place in the afternoon. This year, conferences will take place all day. Students will attend the conference, with their family member(s). Additional information will be provided to families soon, including a link to sign-up for Student/Family/Teacher Conferences.

October 31st is Halloween. Students and staff members are invited to wear costumes to school on Monday, October 31st. Please click on the following link to view Bastion Elementary’s guidelines for costumes: https://bas.sd83.bc.ca/2021/10/15/halloween-costume-day-2021/

Online Consent Forms

Please note… several families have not yet completed the online consent forms. Below are two links, which can be used to complete the online consent forms. We would appreciate if families could complete these as soon as possible. Thank you!

Link to Instructions for Accessing Parent Connect & Instructions for Completing Online Consent Forms

ParentConnectInstructions2020_09v2.pdf (sd83.bc.ca)

Link to Parent Connect

CIMS ParentConnect – Sign In (sd83.bc.ca)

Festival du livre

Our Festival du livre (French Scholastic Book Fair) will be taking place, starting today, October 5th. Between October 5th and 7th, students will be able to look at and purchase books during their Library classes. Online sales will also be starting today. If families would like to purchase books online, please click on the following link:

Festival du livre Online Sales

On Tuesday, October 11th to Thursday, October 13th, students and their families will be able to look at and purchase books during the following times:

7:30 am – 8:05 am / 9:38 – 9:55 (Little Recess) / 11:23 – 11:55 (Big Recess) / 2:15 pm – 4:30 pm

A big thank you goes to Mme Murrells-Allaway and Mrs. White for organizing, setting up and facilitating the Festival du livre. Family members who would like to volunteer to help with sales in the Library, can contact Mme Murrells-Allaway (smurrell@sd83.bc.ca). In your email, please include your name and contact information, as well as your child’s name. Thank you in advance to those who are able to help make the Festival du livre run smoothly!!