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The weeks ahead…..

Wednesday, May 9thPAC Meeting @ 6:30pm in the Library.
Wednesday, May 16th
-K-5 Assembly in Middle School Gym 11-11:45 p.m. Dance Unlimited Performance.
-Spirit Wednesday –  TV Show Character Day – Journée d’un personnage d’une émission de télé.
Thursday, May 17th –  Victoria Symphony Concert (gr. 3-5) to Belmont.
Wednesday, May 23rd
-Spirit Wednesday –  Career Day – Journée  de carrière (employ).
Thursday, May 24th
-Vendor and Craft Market.
-Scholastic Book Fair BOGO –
Thursday May 24: 8:15 -9:15, 12 to 1pm, 2:45 to 8pm.
Friday May 25: 8:15 to 9:15, 12 to 1pm, 2:45 to 4pm.
Monday May 28: 8:15 to 9:15, 12 to 1pm, 2:45 to 4pm.
Tuesday, May 29th
-Grade 7 & 8 to Dunsmuir for Robb Nash Presentation.
-Last Popcorn for Peeps of the year.
Wednesday, May 30th
-Grade 6 LFI Orientation – information has been emailed to parents.
-Jump Rope for Heart – details to come.
-Spirit Wednesday – Fun Socks Day – Journée de chaussettes amusantes.
Friday, June 1st          Kindergarten Orientation – information has been emailed to parents.
Tuesday, June 12th    Middle School Band Concert – Parents Welcome! 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13th  – PAC Meeting – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 21st-   Grade 8 Dinner and Dance at Olympic View.
Monday, June 25th     Elementary Beach Day.
Tuesday, June 26th     Middle School Fun Day.
Thursday, June 28th–   Last Day of School.

**Bussing information
We’ve been receiving calls about PEN’s (Personal Education Number) and just wanted to clarify that parents do not need PEN’s to sign their child up for school bussing. All they need to do is:

  • Create an account (They do not need to sign a consent form for this)
  • Click on the “Items” tab
  • If their children are already attached, they select the “School District #62 (Sooke)” tab and choose the 2018/2019 School Bus Registration form.

Parents must receive a confirmation email into their email (check trash/junk) to know that you have successfully registered. If you don’t receive the email then something didn’t work.
FYI: Our District is setting up School Cash Online in various schools over the summer so you will eventually need your child’s PEN for paying school fees such as athletic, yearbook, locker, etc. If your child is in Middle School you can find their PEN on the top left hand corner of their report card. If your child is in Elementary School you will need to call the office for their PEN.


Around our school….

Bus Driver Appreciation Day  –   Friday, May 18, 2018
As a District, we believe it is important to recognize the work that our staff does on behalf of children and families.  One important group that too often does not get acknowledgement for their important work is our bus drivers.  Each day they safely transport over 3,000 Sooke District students to and from school. Please take a moment to show your appreciation to your bus drivers on this day (and every day).
Vendor and Craft Market – Thursday, May 24, 2018
It will now take place with the Book Fair on the evening of THURSDAY MAY 24th from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm (with setup for Vendors starting from 3:00 pm).  It will still take place in the elementary gym.
We are still looking for vendors!  This Book Fair is typically a very busy event as it is a district wide book fair.  Should you wish to book a table, please complete the updated VENDOR APPLICATION attached to this e-mail and submit to the main office as soon as possible and no later than May 17th.
Should you have any questions, please contact JSPACpres@gmail.com
Around your Community…

Social Media Awareness and Parenting the Digital World
Date: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Time: 7pm
Venue: Belmont Theatre

Colwood Fire Department – Open House – Fun for the whole Family!!
Date: Sunday, June 10th, 2018
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Colwood Fire Station, 3215 Metchosin Road