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A message from your PAC ….

The PAC’s Annual Spring Fair is just 2 weeks away!  

 The fair will run on Thursday, May 9 from 4:30-7:30 pm and will feature carnival-style games, face painting, bouncy castles and many more fun activities!

 Many volunteers are needed to make the event a success!  Please consider signing up for a 30 min shift or two here:  https://signup.com/go/seJfnXE

 Thanks for your support and we hope to see you all there!

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Cross Country

Although we managed to have enough teachers to safely supervise the cross country meet in the fall, we have been unable to offer it this term. Due to liability, students cannot attend without a staff representative of our school being there. We know some of our students will be disappointed, but please know that we will try to offer it again in the fall.

Toys at School

We remind all families that children should not bring toys from home to school. They can be lost or even stolen. This is true for Beyblades, Pokeman cards, stuffed animals and other items. These are ‘home toys’ not ‘school toys’. We appreciate your support in this.

Commemoration Of Lieutenant Commander John Stubbs

All families are invited to attend a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the HMCS Athabaskan. The ceremony will be held at the war memorial in the Italian garden at Royal Roads University on April 29 from 3:45pm to about 4:00 pm. Some of our school’s students will lay wreaths in remembrance of Lieutenant Commander John Stubbs. If your family would like to volunteer to lay a wreath made by one of our classes, please contact Mrs. Gibson (V.P.) at jgibson@sd62.bc.ca by Thursday April 25th.

Over the past two years, Geoff Bird, a professor at Royal Roads University, has been researching the sinking of the HMCS Athabaskan during the Second World war. On that ship was Lieutenant Commander John Stubbs (after whom our school has been named). He has prepared a documentary aimed at adults that we hope to make available to families of our school in upcoming months. Last year, we had a visitor from France who spoke to our grade 3 students about Plouescat, the town in France where John Stubbs is buried, as well as how he is remembered there even to this day. We hope some families will be able to attend.

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Upcoming Dates to Remember:

Friday, April 26th Terry Fox Run 11:30am-12:10pm

Monday, April 29th – Celebration of Lieutenant Commander John Stubbs at Royal Roads 3:45pm

Tuesday, April 30th – Grade 8’s tour to Belmont 10:30am – 11:45am

Thursday, May 2-5 – Grade 8 Band Trip

Friday, May 3rd – Jump Rope for Heart 11am

Monday, May 6th – Music Monday

Thursday, May 9th – PAC Spring Fair

Friday, May 10th – Non Instructional Day – School is not in session

Wednesday, May 15th – PAC Meeting

Monday, May 20th – Victoria Day – School is not in session