The Week Ahead May 13-17

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing mothers and grandmothers in our school community. I hope each family has had a wonderful day of celebrating. Special hugs to those of you who also have sadness associated with this day … while it is a time to celebrate, it is also a difficult time for many of us who are missing children, our own mom’s, and grandmothers.
We are now at 7 weeks and counting down to summer holidays … and from the looks of my school calendar, they will be very busy weeks. Please remember to also check the calendar on the school website for an up-to-date account of what is happening at the school.
I would also like to inform you that I will be away from work from May 23 – June 10 due to shoulder surgery. While this is not an ideal time to be away, I know the school will be in great hands under the direction of Miss Brekkas. Mrs. Sandberg will be joining us to cover Miss Brekkas’ teaching duties. I will still be available via email but hopefully will not be replying to any messages until the full effects of anesthetic have worn off.  🙂
Tuesday, May 14th is our next PAC meeting. Please join us at 6:30 pm for an evening of laughter and a shared commitment to working together to provide the best possible learning environment for our students. If you have not yet attended a PAC meeting, I encourage you to come out and experience one. Note: this is also the AGM and elections will be held for the 2019-2020 PAC Executive. Please note … PAC is not only for Moms … we have a couple brave Dads and I am sure they would love to have a few others join them!
Thursday, May 16th is the Bert Ambrose Track Meet for students in Grades 3-6. Parent volunteer forms have been slow to trickle in and we could really use some additional helpers to ensure the day runs smoothly. Teachers will be running the event stations and we need parents to help supervise groups of students and make sure they get to their scheduled events. Please return your form or contact the office if you are able to volunteer. PAC will be running a canteen … see information below:
PAC will be selling food in the canteen on sports day for all the athletes and volunteers.  There will be pizza available starting at 11:00 for $3.00 a slice. As well, we will have water, juice, milk, chocolate bars, chips and popcorn for $1.00. We do have some leftover yogurt tubes available to purchase for .25 each.
If your child is gluten free and you would like to special order them their own pizza, please email to place your order. Individual size Hawaiian, cheese and peperoni are available for $10.00 each. Please  note there will NOT be gluten free available unless you order it before Tuesday at midnight.
Gardening Club update from Ms. Yorke:  The Gardening Club was very busy last week. All garden beds were dug to loosen the soil.  Two beds were planted with an assortment of lettuce, spinach, radish, and herb seeds. Two more beds will be prepped and planted with seedlings early this week. Donations or loans of hand tools for Monday and Tuesday would be appreciated. Please label your tools. Please contact Anita Yorke ( if you have any questions.
At this time of the year, planning and preparation for the next school year is well under way. Please let the office know if you will be moving from our school catchment area over the summer. Also, if you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten and have not yet registered (or know of a neighbourhood child who might be coming to school); please come in and complete the registration process as soon as possible. Our WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN event will be held on Tuesday, June 4th and we don’t want any little ones to miss out on this exciting experience.
Lastly, just my on-going please to check Lost and Found on a regular basis. It has only been one week since we removed all of the old items from our tables and ALREADY the table is full. We know that these items came to school with your children and we would really like them to go back home at the end of each day.
Looking forward to an awesome week and then the May long weekend is upon us!
Ms. Wright

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