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ERR Garage / Craft Sale in the Gym...    Updated Nov. 23

Please see the attached poster to learn about the giant family garage/craft sale on Saturday, November 29th, and come by the office to book your table. This event is a GO, but we could fit in a few more bookings, so don't wait! This is a PAC sponsored fundraiser to support programs at our school AND to help you with your holiday shopping.

Seasonal Festive Winter Holiday Concerts...

We will be hosting a series of concerts this year, starting with Divisions 4, 5, and 6 at 9:40am, followed by divisions 7, 8, 9, and 10 at 10:40am, and divisions 11, 12 and 13 at 11:10am, and then divisions 1, 2, and 3 at 1:30pm. Divisions 14 - 18 will be hosting another event on Wednesday December 17th at 10:45am.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT IN THE GYM AND TWO TICKETS FROM WESTJET!!!

Come and join us as we watch How to Tame Your Dragon II on Friday, December 5th. WestJet has kindly donated two tickets to ANYWHERE they fly that we will raffle off. Tables will be set up before and after school very soon, and the draw will take place at the movie night. You do not have to be present to win, but I am sure you would love to stand up and shout in front of everyone when you do! More details will be available soon, as we support Monsieur Morin and his family through this very difficult time. Save this date!

Ready? Set, Learn!

Our annual literacy event for those with three year-old children will take place next Wednesday, November 26th from 1:15pm - 2:15pm in our library. If you have a three year-old at home, or know someone who does, please contact our office at 250-339-6864 to register.It is aimed at families with a three-year-old child, and is all about providing good information about how to support a young child’s early learning and development. It also develops positive connections between families and the school system and local community agencies.

Parent / Teacher Conferences...

Parent/Teacher conferences will be on Thursday November 27th. This is a non-instructional day, so there will be no classes in session that day to allow us to meet with parents. Please check with your child's teacher whether they would like the student to attend as well. Many teachers are also meeting Wednesday after school. We would like to invite you to the main entrance where there will be a PAC info table, and a short scavenger hunt where your child could win lunch with Mr Johnson and Mr Coats. The link to book interviews will be cut off on Tuesday the 25th. www.parentinterviews.com/ecolerobbroad

Everyone Deserves A Smile...

Once again we will be collecting scarves, gloves, mittens, and hats for the homeless. There is a box (thanks to Caitlyn and Janel!) in the front entryway for your donations until December 10th. There is also a seperate bin for 1000 by 5, a group that will take any children's books that you are done with, and make sure they get into the hands of some young learners. You can go to the link under Parent Resources to see what happens with the books, and some literacy ideas for you to do with your child.

Operation Christmas Child and Christmas Hampers...

Mme Reader's class has worked on shoeboxes that were sent away to needy children in developing nations. It is also that time of year that we will begin collecting items to make a real difference for 19 families in the district. Your child's teacher will let you know how to help. Also, Santa's Workshop is now making appointments for those who are in need of Christmas gifts this Christmas. You can contact them at 250-897-1994. Mon - Fri 10am - 3pm.

Visitors to the school...

Please remember that our school is considered private property during operating hours, and while we appreciate parents coming in to volunteer, we ask that you check in at the office. Also, any classroom visits from friends, relatives and former students must be cleared with the teacher and ahead of time

Last week we had a Professional Learning Community (PLC) Day.  We have a group of teachers working on the Daily Five, (more info at: http://www.thedailycafe.com/daily-5) One group has been focusing on educating the heart AND mind of students, and are using some of the resources from the Dalai Lama Center for Peace Education. (More details are available at http://dalailamacenter.org/ ) another groups are focusing on e-portfolios and outdoor learning.

Ecole Robb Road's Christmas Poinsettia Fundraising Event!

The PAC has organized a poinsettia and wreath fundraising event.  Order forms went home with the youngest child in each family.  Order forms are due back by Friday, November 28th.  Questions can be addressed to the parent working with your child's class.

2015 Comox Valley Conservation Calendars

Mme Leith-Mills will be collecting money and distributing the 2015 Comox Valley Conservation Calendars.  This is a fundraiser to support Ecole Robb Road's Environment Club. Please see the form below for more information.

Photo Retakes...

The photographers will be back On Tuesday December 2nd to catch up with those who were away today, and those needing a retake.

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. A big thank you to teh Village Yarn Shoppe in Comox for the donated yarn. Parents, grandparents, and guardians are invited, and would be very helpful in helping our young knitters.

Articles to Share:

From time to time we come across articles that may be of interest to parents. Go to http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katie-hurley/want-to-stop-mean-girls-r_b_5856290.html  to learn about how to stop 'mean girl' behaviour. 

 

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