May 31, 2016

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2016-17 BELL SCHEDULE

8:30 Welcome Bell
8:35 Classes in session
10:15 Recess
10:30 Classes in session
11:43 Lunch (eating)
11:58 Lunch (outside play)
12:25 Students line up
12:30 Classes in session
2:30 Dismissal

2016-17 SCHOOL CALENDAR

AUGUST
30-Professional Development Day – In lieu of the November 10 Non-Instructional Day
31-Professional Development Day – In lieu of the February 17 Non-Instructional Day

SEPTEMBER
6-First day of school – 10:00-11:00 a.m.
7-First FULL day of school
9-Assembly at 9:00 a.m.
22-Meet the Teacher Night – 6:00-7:00 p.m.
26-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
28-Individual and Class photos. This will be the ONLY photo day this year.
29-Assembly/Terry Fox Run – 12:45 p.m.

OCTOBER
7-3rd Annual Cardboard Challenge
10-Thanksgiving – Classes not in session
21-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students

NOVEMBER
1-Early-Dismissal at 1:30 p.m.
2-Photo re-take day
4-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
9-Remembrance Day Assembly – 9:00 a.m.
10-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
11-Remembrance Day – Classes not in session

DECEMBER
2-Student Learning Communications sent home
8-Early dismissal at 1:30 p.m. for student-led conferences
19-30-Winter Break

JANUARY
3-First day of school in 2017
20-Challenge Day #2

FEBRUARY
13-Family Day – Classes not in session
17-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students

MARCH
3-Talent Show – 12:45 p.m.
13-24-Spring Break
27-Running Club Begins!

APRIL
7-Student Learning Communications sent home
12-Early dismissal @ 1:30 p.m.
14-Good Friday – Classes not in session
17-Easter Monday – Classes not in session
28-Last day of Running Club

MAY
5-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
19-Challenge Day #3
22-Victoria Day – Classes not in session
25-Parent Tea – 8:45 a.m.
29-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students

JUNE
16-Sports Day
23-Grade 7 Celebration – 9:00 a.m.
29-Last day of classes
29-Student Learning Communications sent home
29-Early dismissal @ 1:30 p.m.
30-Administration Day – Classes not in session for students

2016-17 SCHOOL FEES

Each school year, parents support their child(ren)’s formal learning experiences in a wide variety of ways. We so appreciate all that you do to ensure a successful year!

In addition to providing the school supplies itemized on a grade list, parents are periodically asked for monies to cover specific items and/or special events. The intent of these requests is to enrich your child’s learning experience. However, no student will be denied the opportunity to participate in any school activity due to the inability to pay. Should finances be an issue, please contact the Mr. Vendramin or Ms. Vogstad and trust that this information is shared in confidence.

As we plan for the 2016/17 school year, we anticipate the following costs:

Student Planner: We encourage all students in Grades 1-7 to purchase a School Planner at a cost of $5.00. Included in the planner is our school code of conduct, school calendar and school district information. Planners are an excellent tool for facilitating home/school communication, as well as for developing a students’ organizational skills. Using our school planner is optional and parents are free to purchase their own version of planner.

Field Studies and Field Trips: Classes often enjoy educational visits to community facilities which extend and enhance the curriculum. While we use school monies or fundraise to cover the costs of such activities wherever possible, there are times when parents are asked to contribute towards the cost of the trip. If you choose to have your child not participate in a field study, a suitable program will be provided at the school.

Musical Instruments: Grade 3 and 4 students learn to play the recorder. Students will have the option of purchasing one through our music teacher for $8.00 or receiving one on loan from the school. Also, our Grade 7 students who make the decision to take band either purchase or rent an instrument. Costs vary depending on the instrument.

School Supplies: Parents have the option of purchasing their child’s school supplies on their own utilizing the grade supply list (below) or for your convenience you may wish to purchase supplies as a package through CREATIVE CHILDREN Payment is made directly to CREATIVE CHILDREN. Costs for supplies vary based on grade. Bulk orders are done for Kindergarten supplies. The anticipated cost per student is $40.00, but this cost is tentative. Parents have the option of contributing their own supplies to the class. Payment for Kindergarten supplies will be coordinated in September through our Kindergarten teachers.

Please do not hesitate to call us at the school if you have any questions: 604-595-4036.

Grade1-7 Supply Lists

IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

May
30-Professional Development Day – Classes not in session
31-Assembly – 10:40 a.m.
31-Floor Hockey – Grades 4/5 – Team 4v6

June
1-Fine Arts Performance – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – 1:30-2:30 p.m.
1-PAC – AGM – 6:30 p.m.
2-Floor Hockey – Grades 6/7 – Team 1v5
3-Kindergarten Orientation – Details to be emailed directly to K parents
3-Division 9 Five-Hour Famine for KIVA
3-Floor Hockey – Grades 2/3 – Team 2v4
6-Year-end Grade 7 Band Concert – 12:45 p.m.
8-District Track Meet at Bear Creek Park – 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
8-Kindergarten-Grade 2 classes and Div. 7 to Centennial Beach – Rain-out day June 14
10-Sports Day
13-Education Assistants, Mr. Reed, and students to Vancouver Zoo
14-Divisions 13 and 15 to Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC
15-Divisions 12 and 14 to Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC
17-Grade 7 Celebration
20-Grade 4 classes to Centennial Beach
21-Grade 7 classes to Cultus Lake Waterslides
21-Divisions 12-15 to Fort Langley 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
22-Year-End Assembly – 9:00 a.m.
23-Term 3 Student Learning Communications sent home
23-Early Dismissal at 1:30 p.m. for Parent/Student/Teacher Learning Conferences
24-Administration Day – Classes not in session

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