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Updated January 28


Month End Assembly
We will be having our month end assembly on Friday, January 30th starting at 9:30am.


DPAC PRESENTATION FEBRUARY 2, 2015 - INTERNET SAFETY


Comox Valley District Parent Advisory Council presents:  DARREN LAUR - Internet/Social Media Safety and Digital Citizenship for Parents  Monday, February 2, 2015 - 6:30-8:30 pm in the Vanier Gym  For more information visit: http://www.sd71.bc.ca/pdfs/synrevoice/DarrenLaur_150202_InternetSafety_ColourPrinting.pdf


Boil Water Advisory has been lifted!!!!!!!!


PLC Tomorrow...


Please remember that tomorrow is an early dismissal for our PLC work. 


Mme. Leith-Mills and Mme. McCann have been working on the impact of outdoor learning on self-regulation.  They have been creating lessons for use in the outdoor classroom, walking field trips and driving field trips. They started by assessing student self-regulation in the classroom, and then are leading students to reflect on their emotions and wellbeing after each outdoor educational experience.  Each student has created artwork as a pre-assessment of this impact, and had time with the teacher for a one-to-one conference discussing which environment helps them to feel more calm or agitated, more engaged or distracted, more happy or frustrated, or more satisfied in general. 


They have been combining activities from Project Wild, Action Schools, Project Wet, Science in Action, LRC kits, and personal resources to create themed excursions on school grounds and around town. They will be participating in the David Suzuki Foundation 30 x 30 Challenge in May, 2015, inviting all classes to get outside for 30 minutes per day each day of May.  For more information on this challenge, see www.davidsuzuki.org/30x30 .  Being outside in natural environments helps us all to maintain balance.  See you in the woods!


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 


Foundation Skills Assessmenent


To parents of grade four and seven students: Please look below for a letter from the school district about the upcoming FSA. Mr. Coats spent several years on the design and development of this assessment, and over fifteen years on the marking team. Please see him if you have any questions or concerns.a


Garage Sale to support Isfeld Band...


Our Isfeld Senior Band and Choir are hosting a huge garage sale on Saturday January 31st, to raise  money for their trip to New York City in April.  They are gratefully accepting garage sale or bake sale donations from the school community which can be dropped off in the Multi-purpose room from 4-7 PM on Friday January 30th.  The garage sale and bake sale will run from 8 AM - 3 PM on Saturday January 31 in the Multi-Purpose room.  Please come out and support this event! For more information contact Debbie at: newyorkbandtrip2015@gmail.com


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. 


Basketball season...


We have three basketball teams that hit the gym this week, and all three were very successful in their first games. Congratulations to all players, and thank you to Mme McLaughlin and Mme Mowbray for sponsoring the girls teams (and of course to Mr Cunningham and Mr Hagel for coaching!) the 6/7 girls team; Mrs. Mtawali the Grade 5/6 boys; and Mrs. Southen and Mrs Purcell the grade 7 boys. 


Kindergarten for next year?


If you have a student registered at our school, and a child who turns five in 2015 and would like to register him/her for Kindergarten, could you let the office know? Registration for September 2015 begins in February, and we always let our families here register before open registration begins on February 12th. We would like to know how many siblings are out there waiting to join their brothers and sisters. 


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 too!


Knitting Circle...


Mondays at lunch students are invited to bring their lunch, some yarn and needles to the library with Mme Pare and Mme Janz. Parents, grandparents, and guardians are invited, and would be very helpful in helping our young learners.


https://www.awinfosys.com/eassessment/fsa.htm

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