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Updated Friday April 17th
2nd Annual Community Bike Swap
Spring is here and it's time to drag your pre-loved bikes out of the garage! Join us to buy and/or sell pre-loved cruisers, mountain bikes, road bikes, kids bikes, commuters, cyclo-cross bikes, tandems, trailers and bike gear/parts during the Bike Swap hosted here at Ecole Robb Road. Have bikes/gear to sell? Drop them off at the school gym Sat April 18th 3-6pm and/or Sunday April 19th 9-11:30. $1 tag fee per item to sell and %15 consignment fee going to Ecole Robb Road Legacy Projects. Looking to pick up a fabulous new-to-you bike? The sale starts at noon sharp (get here early for the best selection!) until 3pm. Last year this event had a great community turn out with hundreds of bikes being sold and this year will be even bigger! Pick up unsold bikes and/or payment for sold bikes Sunday April 19th from 5-6pm at Ecole Robb Road. Any questions, please email Lauren Lan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-941-4290.
We are looking for a few more volunteers to help ensure this event runs smoothly. If you are able to volunteer either on the 18th or 19th, please email Lauren Lan at email@example.com or 250-941-4290. Your help would be greatly appreciated! Please see flyer below.
Kindness and Empathy
A number of incidents came to us at the office this week, where students were not being mindful of others, and what some thought was going to be funny, was in fact quite hurtful to others. Could you chat with your children to ask about some things that happened, and their take on it, and how we can all work together to create a more positive atmosphere? Thanks.
Wednesday April 22nd is Earth Day! The theme this year is Clean Up Your Commute, so why not let your kids ride the bike you picked up at the Bike Swap to school on Wednesday? We will block off the front of the building for parking like we did (and will again) for Bike To School Week in May.
Tuesday May the 8th is the Intermediate Track Jamboree Day at the Vanier Track. All of our students in Grades Four to Seven will be bused to and from the track. More to come soon!
Wendesday 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 will be sent out next week.
Thursday May 21st is our last PAC meeting and a MOVIE NIGHT! While your children enjoy an appropriate film 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!
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 follow.
ERR Eco Club
Mme Mohrs and Mme Johnstone are looking for students in grades four through seven interested in helping the environment on Thursdays after schoool. See the form below for more information.
Comox Adventure Club
The Boys and Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island will be starting up a Comox Adventure Club. This will be for boys and girls aged 8 through 11. Please follow the link for more information: http://www2.sd71.bc.ca/robbroad/sites/default/files/Boys%20and%20Girls%20Club.pdf
Parent Satisfaction Survey
We want to thank all of you who filled out the parent engagement survey, and let parents of grade three, four and seven students know that the Ministry of Education's Satisfaction Survey can be found at this link: https://www.awinfosys.com/surveyfull1/central/main/ParentSurvey.asp You can click on the "Direct access to Parent Satisfaction Survey (no logon required.) So far 29 families have logged in to help us complete this process. Please see below for the powerpoint presentation from our School Planning Council that shows where we are in the process, and some of the tabulated results from the survey.
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
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!
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.