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Dates to Remember:   

Mar 12 – Dress like a Book Character Day
Mar 15 – Spring Break Begins
Mar 29 – Back to School
April 2 – Good Friday; No School
April 5 – Easter Monday; No School


School News:

PRINCIPAL MESSAGE

All families picking up their children at the end of the day need to leave the school premises right away. The school playground is closed until 4pm.
This is to prevent cohorts of students from mixing, which will support contact tracing should our school experience an exposure. By following these guidelines, it decreases the number of people on school property at the end of the day.

Thank you for your support as we continue to meet the Health and Safety requirements laid out by the Ministry of Health.

For those who may not have seen our Parent Handbook we encourage you to re-familiarize yourself with its content.

DRESS LIKE YOUR FAVOUITE BOOK CHARACTER DAY

Friday March 12th is Dress Like Your Favourite Book Character Day! We will be having a school wide DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) in costume to kick off the best time of year to escape into a good book, Spring Break! If your feeling stumped on a costume, remind your kids that lots of book characters wear pajamas!

JOHN STUBBS SOCK DRIVE

John Stubbs is accepting donations of new socks to benefit a local homeless shelter. Socks can be sent to school with your student(s) up until April 9th. More information HERE

STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY

The Student Learning Survey is a chance for you to give your input about our school. We want to hear your feedback! This survey is open until April 30th.  https://www.awinfosys.com/SurveyFull1/central/main/access.asp

At our school, students in grades 4 and 7 will be completing it in class.  We look forward to receiving the valuable feedback from this survey.

LOST AND FOUND

Lost and found items will be on display from 8-4 daily. The display will be located outside, under the balcony overhang facing the bus loop. We ask that you please wear a mask and practice social distancing when viewing the lost and found racks. Unclaimed items will be donated over Spring Break. MORE INFORMATION HERE

HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR THE BUS FOR 2021-2022?

School Bus registration will be a little different this year. Please read the attached information to learn more.

Current Students will register February 16th to April 30th

New Students will register March 15 to April 30th

How to Register:

  1. Ensure you have completed your School Cash Online Consent.
    1. While in the Consent Portal take note of your student’s PEN or PUPIL number (you will need it for the bus registration)
  2. Register your student(s) for the bus by completing the bus registration form
  3. 1-2 business days after completing the bus registration form you will receive an email (to the email address you registered with) containing a link to pay for the bus.
    1. Instructions for setting up your School Cash Online account can be found HERE
  4. Once you have paid and received your confirmation email you have completed the registration process.

Instructions for the registration process can be found HERE. Any questions can be directed to the transportation department at 250-474-9845

K-12 HEALTH CHECKER APP

One of the most important factors to keeping schools safe is a daily screening for any COVID-19 symptoms, and having students and staff stay home if sick.  Daily health checks continue to be required. To support daily screening, a new K-12 health-checker app has been developed for students and families and can be found at:
K-12 Health Check (gov.bc.ca)


PURDY’S EASTER CHOCOLATES

Order all of your Easter treats from the comfort of your home.  Orders will be ready for pickup before Easter.

Browse the catalog HERE         Place your order HERE
Order Deadline is: March 17.

Orders will be available for pickup on March 26 at an off-campus location (everyone who ordered will be emailed with pickup address)

HILLTOP NURSERY SPRING FUNDRAISER

Looking for a great Mother’s Day gift or some lovely hanging baskets for your home?  PAC is offering a nice selection of hanging baskets to last all summer long!

You can order directly on the hot lunch site (Access code: JSPAC2020):  https://johnstubbs.hotlunches.net/admin/

Order deadline is April 8.

Orders will be available for pickup on April 30 at an off-campus location (everyone who ordered will be emailed with pickup address).

PAC MEETING

Join us for our March PAC meeting via MS Teams today (March 10) at 6:30 pm.  We’d love to see you there!  Link to the meeting HERE

Please contact Melissa (jspacpres@gmail.com) if you have any questions.


District News and Links:

District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62