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Parent Conferences Moved to November 27th.
Please be advised that our non-instructional day for parent conferences has been moved to Thursday, November 27th, instead of the 20th as originally scheduled. Our May PLC day has also been moved from May 20th to May 27th.
Boil Water Advisory for All Users of the Comox Valley Water System
The Comox Valley School District was advised of a BOIL WATER ADVISORY issued by the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) under the direction of Island Health.
The Advisory includes the following information:
Due to the rainfall experienced over the last several days, turbidity levels have risen in Comox Lake. The water that supplies the Comox Valley water local service areas originates in Comox Lake and is taken from the Puntledge River and delivered to approximately 41,000 residents.
All users of the Comox Valley water system (especially those with compromised immune systems), are advised to boil their drinking water for one minute at a rolling boil. Those areas affected by this boil water advisory are the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, and the Comox Valley, Arden, Marsden Camco, Greaves Crescent, and England Road water local service areas.
Until the boil water advisory is lifted, all users are asked to minimize non-essential water use.
The CVRD will advise users when the problem is resolved.
If you have any questions regarding this notice call the CVRD engineering services department at 334-6000. For updated information and resources on the boil water advisory, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/boil
Parents are encouraged to supply their children with daily drinking water during this Advisory as water fountains at schools have been shut off for student safety. Further, we are attempting to secure supplies of drinking water however, this will pose a challenge for local suppliers in the short term.
We will advise you as to any further updates regarding this matter.
Halloween Family Dance
See the attachment below for more details about our annual Halloween Family Dance and Cake Walk on Thursday, October 30 in our gym. Pre-orders for food and entry tickets (all online) need to be in by Tuesday! Don't miss out!!!
The Meaning of Home (Habitat for Humanity)
Did you know that to date, only seventeen students in BC have submitted an entry to this great contest, which is an opportunity to support the Comox Valley Habitat for Humanity affiliate. So far, only 5 entries have come in from this area. Your child, if in grades four, five or six, can go to this link http://meaningofhome.ca/ to submit an entry. Every entry earns $5 for our affiliate, and details about the great prizes are listed on the website.
Emergency Kit Fundraiser
Attached below is an opportunity for you to purchase an emergency preparedness kit for your family, and support the school's Emergency Preparedness program at the same time!
Outdoor Classroom Update!
We are very excited to tell you that we have had a commitment to match our funds already raised, and that the plans are moving ahead for an outdoor seating area, a permanent 10 x 30 foot structure, and pathways to and from the blacktop. More details will be announced soon!
Our bell times have been modified slightly from last year's times. Our doors will now open at 8:25am, followed by the first warning bell at 8:35am, and our anthem at 8:40am. Recess will still be 10:15 - 10:30am, and lunch recess is 11:45am - 12:05pm, followed by a twenty minute lunch. School will dismiss at 2:30pm. On PLC days, such as this Wednesday, we will work right through, and dismiss at 12:20pm. There will not be a second recess or lunch break on these days.