Our Vision is Run to Be Here, and our Mission Statement is ASPIRE. This week we are focusing on one of our three Values: Safety. We’re not just talking Covid 19 safety which does take up a lot of our time right now. We want our students to be safe physically and emotionally. This is a commitment of all our staff and something we work on every day with support from families and the community as well.
New mask rules: Students must now wear masks in their classrooms unless sitting at their desk or eating/drinking. They must now also wear them in the gym during P.E.
PAC Fundraiser: DFS fundraiser will be running for the month of March. To check out the fundraiser go www.shopdfscanada.com our 4 digit school code is 7617. Everything will be labeled when shipped so make sure you put your child’s name when ordering. They are Canadian and have some great springtime products. The West Coast Seed order has been shipped. We will notify you as soon as they arrive. Next Virtual PAC meeting March 8 at 7 p.m.
Mrs. Wallace’s Learning Commons Update: March Madness: Battle of the Books has moved into the semi-finals! Voting is open and will be available until Thursday, March 4 at https://bit.ly/37QkIfk. Please encourage your student to vote. Munro Books generously donated book prizes and there will be 1 prize winner drawn each week from participants.
- Freedom to Read week, an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, was Feb. 21-27, 2021. Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Schools and libraries are regularly asked to remove books and magazines from their shelves. Few of these stories make headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read. Check out this interactive map of where 35 written works have been challenged across Canada and talk to your student about intellectual freedom.
- February 17 was I Read Canadian day – a National day of celebration of Canadian books for young people! We celebrated the day by highlighting many of our Canadian books from the school library and we still have them on display. How many Canadian books do you read? There are lots of lists of great Canadian literature available, check out: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, the Forest of Reading Awards, and BC’s Red Cedar Book Awards just to name a few. Happy Reading!
March Madness Theme continues – March 11 we are planning events for all students and staff to be involved in at school. The school will be divided into morning and afternoon events and all activities will have health and safety protocols in place. More info coming out next week!
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)
FAST rotation #4 begins today. Students will begin go their new classes. Assessments for FAST #3 are available on the parent portal of MyEd on 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.
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.
School Spirit Day – Tropical Thunder!
Last Day to order Burger Lunch for March 10. Order forms are in the office.
Run to be Here/Wear your Mask/Be Safe
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.