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Updated Sunday May 17th


Walk and Wheel-a-Thon and Bike to School Week 2015


Bike to School week 2015 is taking place Monday May 25-Friday May 29th and Ecole Robb Road is pulling out all the stops this year!  Last year our school won the award for Best Overall Participation school in all of BC and we are hoping for a repeat performance!  This year we are holding a WALK AND WHEEL-A-THON during the week to further support our efforts and help promote active school travel.  All students, teachers and staff will receive a Walk and Wheel-a-thon pledge form from their teachers this week. We encourage students to walk, scooter, ride or wheel all, or part way to school, any day or everyday during Bike to School Week (25th-29th) and collect pledges from family, friends and neighbours.  All funds raised are going towards a permanent outdoor bike shelter at our school.  So let's get walking and wheeling and see how many kilometres we can accumulate as well as how many dollars! Start collecting pledges today.  Pledge forms and money due back into the school by Monday June 1st.


Similar to last year, students will receive a Bike to School Week Passport where they will keep track of the distance they walked or wheeled to school.  Students should check in every morning to update their passport and add their kilometre sticker to our Interactive Tracking Map, set up outside the front doors.  And to refuel our riders and walkers, we will have a Biker's Breakfast set up each morning with fruit and pastries!  We will have a riders obstacle course set up on the front lawn for riders to test their skills!  As further incentive to walk or wheel, every day you walk or wheel, even part way to school, you can enter your name for a chance to win daily draw prizes like bells, water bottles and gift cards! The draws will take place every day after school.


Let's show all of BC that Ecole Robb Road is still the best Active Travel School!  


  Dear Parents of Ecole Robb Road


The School Year is fast approaching and the PAC has elections coming up in May and I would like to invite all of you to come and check out all the great things we have done this year so far and to try to recruit some new volunteers.  Our school depends heavily on our parent volunteers and we would like to share the load, so please read over the PAC executive and representative roles. (see below)


Thank you so much, Trudy, PAC Chair


P.S. Please send me any items that you would like to discuss at our next PAC meeting, Thursday May 21st, which will coincide with a MOVIE NIGHT! While your children enjoy Penguins of Madagascar in the gym, you can join your PAC in the library for this important meeting. Entry to the movie will be by donation. and all proceeds go to YANA. Thank you Keelie in grade four for your passion to help others, and help get this idea rolling!


Coming Up:


Wednesday May 20th is the date for our Welcome to Kindergarten from 3:00 - 4:00pm. Invitations to our newest and youngest students and their families have been sent out.


Monday May 25 to Friday May 29th is Bike to Work week, and your PAC would like to wrap the week with a Tailgate BBQ on Friday. From 5:30 - 7:30pm. Mark your calendars now! More to follo


Friday May 29th is the District Track and Field meet for those who qualified in the practices here at school. We can only enter two athletes in each event.


Follow us on Facebook!


Did you know that we have a facebook page? Go to https://www.facebook.com/ecolerobbroad to learn more about some of the upcoming events. 


Study Time with Mme Francoise


We are pleased to tell you that Mme Francoise will be supervising a quiet study/work period every Tuesday after school from 2:30 - 3:30pm in room 123 off the main hall by the library. This is a chance for intermediate students to get caught up on assignments, and is not intended for primary students.


1000 by 5...


There is a large green tote in the front foyer to collect any children's books that your family may be done with. These books are being sorted and delivered to families in need around the valley. Thank you for your support! For more information go to http://www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca/blog/1000x5-winning-formula-literacy "A very big Thank You to all the families at Robb Road Elementary! You have donated nearly 200 books to 1000x5 Reading Program - what an amazing amount! We are very grateful for all your generosity! These books are going a long way to enrich the lives of the children who receive them." We have also filled two more totes since we got this message.


No Parking!


Please remember that our parking lots are only for staff to use. Parents using either of our lots for pick up and drop off pose a serious safety concern. Please also check that you are not stopping in front of one of our neighbour's driveways or our bicycle racks, too!

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