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Our Vision is Run to Be Here, and our Mission Statement is ASPIRE.  This week we are focusing on one of our three Values: Kindness.  This is a value we strive to show each and every day, but even more so this week and on Pink Shirt Day.  We believe we live in a kind town and go to school where kindness is valued and noticed. 

 Pizza Day Gone Wild!  The company we ordered pizza from unfortunately forgot to make our pizzas!  Thank you to Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Crocker for quickly coming to the rescue and although each child got at least one piece, it wasn’t what they were expecting.  The majority of students were patient and understanding.  Students who ordered, and did not request their money back, will receive a free burger lunch March 10 if they fill out their Free Burger Order Form (ask your teacher).  This program is not run by our PAC.

 Equipment and Puzzles – We are still accepting exercise equipment amillen@sd62.bc.ca and/or gently used puzzles jcrow@sd62.bc.ca 

Mrs. Wallace’s Learning Commons Update:

We have now completed our school-based Skills Canada competitions where students made gravity cars, wind turbines, or spaghetti bridges.  This was all leading up to the regional Skills Canada BC competitions which will be streamed from Camosun in early March.  It was amazing to see so many students using their design thinking skills to have a hands-on learning experience.  Not to mention all the core competencies that were in action – talk about perseverance!  Lots of fun and laughter were experienced as well!  Each competition has teams moving onto regionals: 4 gravity cars, 5 wind turbines, and 3 spaghetti bridges.  Winners will be announced on Monday during the announcements.  Congratulations to all participants!

Registration Date: Hockey Academy sign-up for the 2021-22 school year begins on March 8.  Please sign up online (see this website for information)


Last week of FAST rotation #3  Assessments will be available on MyEd on or before March 12.


Skateboarding Club – First Lunch students with signed waivers and proper gear. No exceptions to any of the rules. Listen to announcements each morning for additional opportunities.


 Pink Shirt Day– Students and staff are encouraged to wear pink today!  Activities have been happening over the last several weeks to celebrate kindness.  Today each student and staff member will receive a nut free kindness cookie (gluten and dairy free also available upon request).  Watch for our Pink Flag with staff and student signatures on it flying on our BC flag pole (hopefully the wind will be blowing).

Skateboarding Club – Second Lunch students with signed waivers and proper gear. No exceptions to any of the rules.  Listen to announcements each morning for additional opportunities.


Grade 7 FSA online testing

Sooke Parents Education Advisory Council (SPEAC) is sponsoring a workshop for parents about raising an anti-racist child tonight 7-8:30 p.m.  Sign up at www.eventbrite.ca/e/135450264387 if interested.


Grade 7 FSA online testing

Fire Drill 11:30 a.m.

School Spirit Day – Dress like FOOD (who comes up with these ideas?)

Run to be Here/Wear your Mask/Be Kind


Daily Health Check – please remember to follow the DHC and not send your child to school if they are not well.  If a student becomes unwell, or tells us they are unwell, at school, they will wait for pick up in our Supervision Room which is sanitized between guests.  Up to two students can be in the room at one time (physically distanced and masked).  Masks – please continue to provide and remind your child to bring a mask to school each day.