Going home today
- September 29th – Pro-D Day (NO SCHOOL)
MORNING DROP OFF & AFTER SCHOOL
If you are dropping off in the morning we ask that you use the drop off lane that runs adjacent to the Parish Centre. If you are staying at the school in the morning please park in the upper area of the parking lot and walk your child to the playground area. This part of our routine is as follows: we will use the west gate of the parking lot (marked “Enter Only”) to enter the parking lot and the east gate of the parking lot (marked “Exit Only”) as
our only way to exit the parking lot. The configuration of the cones to allow traffic to flow through the parking lot to the “Exit Only” gate. If using the drop off area near the Parish Centre, please stop at the speed bump, once your children have left your vehicle they are to stay behind the cones as they enter the playground. Volunteers are in the parking lot helping to direct traffic. Safety of the children is our primary concern, please remember to drive slowly. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK
Any parents who wish to volunteer at the school to work one on one with students and wish to volunteer to drive students must have a criminal record check. You can apply for the Criminal Record Check on line, please see the attached letter in regards to the Access Code. There is no cost associated with the criminal check if you are volunteering.
Parents that are going to be driving for Field Trips, Sports Events, etc. must have the Volunteer Driver Authorization Form completed and returned to the school ASAP. If you did not receive a form and your are requiring one please contact the office.
Staff meetings are held every Wednesday afternoon. Dismissal is at 2:15 pm.
The Inside Scoop is an informal way for the families to communicate with other families. It is a newsletter that typically goes out on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. If you need services, have an item to sell, giving away items, etc. this is the place to advertise. The Inside Scoop is prepared
by Anne-Marie Palma and sent out through the School. If you need to place an advertisement in the Inside Scoop you can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org Please e-mail her no later than the second Friday of each month.
The school website is now up and running. Please take time to check it out. The school calendar & school newsletter will be posted on the website along with any other important information. You can also follow us on Twitter & on Facebook.
If your child is going to be late or absent, please call the office before 9:00 am., if calling prior to 8:30am, please leave a voicemail for the school secretary, do not leave a voicemail for the classroom teacher, as the teacher
may not have had time to check their voicemail When your child returns to school, please ensure that an Absentee Form is completed with the correct date of the absence, the reason for being absent and a parent’s signature. This form is to be given to the teacher so that we are able to keep an accurate record for the attendance audit. An Absentee form is attached and can also be found at the school office or downloaded off of the school website. If your child is going to be late, please have him/her sign in at the office and get a late slip.
NOTES FROM PARENTS
We require a signed note from a parent when:
your child has been absent from school for any reason
your child needs to leave the school for an appointment, etc.
your child cannot participate in a specific activity
your child cannot go outdoors during recess or lunch break
someone other than yourself picking up your child early from school (early dismissal)
Once school has started, children who are late or who have to leave the school early MUST sign in or out at the office.
If you are bringing anything to the school for your child (lunch, homework, etc.), please leave the item in the green box outside the classroom. Please do not disturb the class for any reason. If you are picking your child up during school hours for an appointment, etc., please sign him or her out and have Mrs. Gelz or Mrs. Spanjers get your child from their class.
— USED UNIFORM STORE
The Doshi’s have returned from their vacation, so if you are needing uniforms, you can now reach them.
The Used Uniform Store is located at the residence of the Doshi’s. Their address is 13082- 66A Avenue, and their ph # is 604-590-0777. Please call to make an appointment. All proceeds from the Uniform Store are given directly back to the school. Donations of uniforms and/or gym strip are always accepted. Please, if you are donating uniforms/or gym strip to the
Uniform Store, please ensure that the clothing is WASHED, clean and in good shape.