Early French Immersion Info. and Kindergarten Registration

On Wednesday, October 2nd, at 6:00 pm, there will be an information session for parents who are interested in registering their children in French Immersion Kindergarten for September 2020.  Mme Laura Jegues (vice-principal of Bastion) will be hosting the information session in Rm. 19 (one of our Kindergarten classrooms).

The purpose of this information session is to provide parents who are new to the French Immersion program and are interested in learning more about the Early French Immersion program at Bastion Elementary.

Registration for Bastion Elementary’s French Immersion and English Kindergarten programs will take place on Tuesday, October 8th, between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm.

When registering your child, please bring your child’s birth certificate, and BC Services Card.  If you are registering for the English Kindergarten program, please bring proof of residence (eg. driver’s license, utility bill, etc.).  If you have your child’s immunization record, please bring that with you as well.


Construction at Bastion

As many of you have seen, there is some construction taking place at the northwest corner of the school, near the forest.  With the heavy rain that took place on the weekend, some drain pipes backed up due to debris plugging the pipes.  As a result, the school’s mechanical room (located in the bottom corner of the school) flooded.

The SD83 Maintenance Dept. has sectioned off the area that is being worked on, with fencing.  The students have been told to stay away from the area and our outside supervisors will be keeping a close watch on the area to help students stay away.  The SD83 Maintence Dept. has started digging, and trucks are removing some of the dirt.

Thank you to our SD83 Maintenance Dept. for responding to the issue so quickly!!

If families are allowing their children to play after school, after supervision has ended, please keep a close eye on your child(ren).  Thank you!

School Start-up Information

thumbnail_2019-06-27 07_04_55-Mail - jking@sd83.bc.ca (2)We hope everyone has been having an amazing summer, and that all of the children are looking forward to starting a new school year!!

Here are a few things to keep in mind, as we approach the start of our new school year:

  1. Office Hours.  The school office will be open from 8:30 – 2:30, starting Monday, August 26th.  Our secretaries, along with Mme Jegues (VP) and Mr. Menzies (Principal) will be in the school all week, preparing for a new school year and welcoming any parents/students who wish to stop by and say “hi”.  We do have some student report cards and personal items which were not picked up in June.  If you did not receive your child’s report card in June, feel free to stop by and pick up the report card.
  2. New Student Registration.  Registration for new students will take place on Tuesday, August 27th.  When coming to register your child(ren), please bring each child’s birth certificate, BC Services Card (or equivalent provincial medical card), and a document showing your home address (eg. driver’s license, utility bill, etc.).  Once the registration is complete, we will be more than happy to give parents and their children a tour of the school.  If you are not able to come for registration on August 27th, please call the school and we can make alternate arrangements.
  3. First Week of School.  The Grade 1 – 5 students will start school on Tuesday, September 3rd.  When the Welcoming Bell rings at 8:02, the students will line-up at the exterior door of last year’s classroom.  The students will spend the first day in their last year’s classrooms, so we can determine who has moved away and who has recently registered.  On September 3rd, the students will be dismissed at 11:05 am.  On Wednesday (maybe even Thursday), the students will be able to go to their classrooms for the year and meet their teachers.  Kindergarten students will begin their Gradual Entry on Wednesday, September 4th.
  4. School Supplies.  Families do not need to go out and purchase school supplies for their children.  The school has purchased school supplies for each classroom, and families are charged a School Supply Fee to cover the cost of the supplies used over the course of year.  In preparation for the first day, students will need to have a backpack and a clean pair of indoor runners (with non-marking soles).  To view a copy of the 2018-2019 School Fee Schedule, please click on the link below:

School Fee Schedule 2019-2020

Have a wonderful rest of the summer, and we are looking forward to seeing all of the students’ smiling faces in a few weeks.  Smiley

We are the…

thumbnail_2019-06-27 07_04_55-Mail - jking@sd83.bc.ca (2)

After months of accepting suggestions from the students and staff and surveying the students and staff, our school now has a new logo and “brand”.  Thank you very much to Mr. King for guiding us through the process, which has gotten us to this point!

We revealed the logo to the students at our year-end assembly, which received a big round of applause and cheers!

We’re looking forward to creating a school “identity” based on the bobcat!

The Week Ahead for June 24th – 28th

It’s hard to believe that the final week of the school year is upon us. The week will be filled with celebrations, clean-up, farewells and fun.

Monday, June 24th
Kindergarten Field Trip.
All three of our Kindergarten classes will be visiting Fletcher Park and Fire Hall No. 3. A visit to the Fire Hall is always an exciting experience for a 5 or 6 year-old, as they get to see real-life heroes! Hopefully the rain will hold off so the Kindies can stay dry and have fun at the playground.

Tuesday, June 25th
Grade 1 – 5 Fun Day!
Our Grade 4/5 leaders have been busy preparing their team signs and cheers for Fun Day. Our students will get the chance to participate in a variety of events throughout the day, as they show team spirit and have fun! Tuesday is suppose to be the nicest day of the week, with some sun and cloud. The students should be prepared for any type of weather, so please send your child to school with sunscreen, a hat and a hoodie/jacket.
Kindergarten Field Trip. The Kindergarten classes will be visiting the Enchanted Forest, where they will get to discover the magic of an enchanted old growth forest and its 350 handcrafted fairy tale figurines and structures.

Wednesday, June 26th
Grade 5 Farewell Assembly.
As our Grade 5 students enjoy their final days of elementary school, we will be saying good-bye during an assembly dedicated to them. The assembly will begin at 12:45 pm and all family members of our Grade 5 students are invited to attend.

Thursday, June 27th
Year-end Assembly.
The year-end assembly will being at 8:20. We will be saying good-bye to some staff members, and recognizing the contributions of some of the parents/family members who help make our school a great place. The highlight is definitely the year-end slideshow, where we get to celebrate all of the wonderful things our students have been involved in throughout the year. After the assembly, the students will return to their classes, where they will have a chance to say good-bye to their teachers and receive their report cards.
Early Dismissal at 10:05. The students will be dismissed at 10:05 on the final day of school. The school bus and daycare buses will pick the students up at this time, and all other students will be picked up by their parents or walk/bike home.

Friday, June 28th
Summer Holidays Begin!
While the students begin their summer holidays, the teachers have one more day to get things tidied up and in-check before they begin a well-deserved break. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer, as they create fun-filled memories with family and friends.