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With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease.

Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment.

If you have any questions or would like more information about measles and MMR vaccine, please visit healthlinkbc.ca and immunizebc.ca.

 
 

Get your tickets now for our 4th annual District Day with the Victoria Royals!  The Royals will take on Prince George on Friday, March 1.  Featuring:  Prize Giveaways, Face Painting, Special Performances, Chuck-A-Puck and More!

 
 

The Nature Kindergarten program in SD62 was one of the first of its kind in Canada when it was piloted in September 2012.  Its popularity and success have turned the program into an annual option for parents.

Students spend every morning outside, rain or shine, in natural settings (primarily on the property of Royal Roads University – Sangster students; T’Sou-ke Nation lands – Saseenos students).  Students then return to school for their lunch and remain in the classroom during the rest of the afternoon for indoor learning.

Nature Kindergarten is available at the following schools:

To register, children must turn five years of age by December 31 in the same calendar year that they begin school.

NEW- Lottery system for kindergarten registration

Due to high demand for Nature Kindergarten, if a school receives more registrations than the number of available seats, a lottery will take place. The lottery will follow the unique enrolment priorities for Nature Kindergarten and students will be placed in the order in which they are drawn.

The first nine in-catchment girls and nine boys as well as two aboriginal students drawn will be placed. Out of district requests will be considered only after in-district requests.

How to register:

1. Attend a Nature K parent information session prior to registration (mandatory)

2. Read the Registration Guide to make sure you have the required documents ready to upload during registration. After online registration is complete, parents have 7 days to present original documents to their neighbourhood school. We will accept original documents only – no exceptions. Students will not be officially registered until all documentation has been received.

3. Online at registration.sd62.bc.ca.

Registration for the 2019 – 2020 school year:

JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 1, 2019

Beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Register Now

New immigrant families (permanent residents, refugees or those on work/study permit or diplomatic visas):

Please contact the SD62 International Office at 250-474-9818 or in person at 200-814 Goldstream Avenue before completing the online registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the lottery work?

When the number of applicants exceeds the number of available seats, a lottery system will take place. The enrolment priorities unique to Nature K will apply to the lottery. The first nine in-catchment girls and nine boys as well as two aboriginal students drawn will be placed. Out of district requests will be considered only after in-district requests.

When will the results of the lottery be available?

Roughly one week after registration ends.

Do I need to enter the lottery in addition to registering my child?

No, the system will know once you select Nature Kindergarten during the online registration.

Do I need a computer in order to register?

Yes.  If you do not have a computer at home, you can access a computer at any of the following places:

  • Public library
  • A friend or family’s house
  • Use your mobile phone
Do I need an email address to register?

Yes. All correspondence, including the offering of seats and waitlist status, are sent to an applicant’s e-mail address.  This is the same e-mail address used when registering at your local catchment school.  It is important to have access to your e-mail account for school and district correspondence.

Do I need to fill out any additional information in order to register my child for Nature Kindergarten?

Yes. You must fill out a Nature Kindergarten application form that can only be obtained at one of the mandatory information sessions listed above. This application must be completed in full and submitted to the school before the end of the registration period.

Where can I learn more about Nature Kindergarten?

 
 

Registration is ongoing throughout the school year online.  For more information and for a full list of schools, please visit the Schools page.

As a growing school district, some of our schools are nearing capacity. Visit our Student Enrolment Priorities page to learn more.

NEW- Documentation requirements

We have made updates to our registration procedures and to the type and amount of documents required. Please take a look at our Registration Guide to make sure you have the required documents ready to upload during registration. After online registration is complete, parents have 7 days to present original documents to their neighbourhood school.

How to register:

1. Read the Registration Guide to make sure you have the required documents ready to upload during registration. After online registration is complete, parents have 7 days to present original documents to their neighbourhood school. We will accept original documents only – no exceptions. Students will not be officially registered until all documentation has been received.

2. Online at registration.sd62.bc.ca.

Kindergarten Registration for the 2019 – 2020 school year:

JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 1, 2019

Beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Register Now

Kindergarten

All SD62 elementary schools offer full day kindergarten for our youngest learners. To register, children must turn five years of age by December 31 in the same calendar year that they begin school. Registration for kindergarten is a first-come, first-served basis and normally takes place in January.

Please visit the following pages for more information:

*Note: Parents MUST attend a Nature K info session prior to registration. Please see Nature Kindergarten page for dates.

Grades 1 – 12

New to our school district?  If your child is in Grades 1-12, registration can be done online throughout the year.

Already enrolled in SD62? If you would like your child to change schools within our district, simply fill out the School Change Request form. There is no need to re-register your child as they transition grades.

*We recommend contacting your neighbourhood school prior to registering to find out about available space and resources.

French Immersion

Early French Immersion

Students who opt for Early Immersion usually enter the program in Kindergarten and continue their French studies through to grade twelve. In Grade 12, they receive a ‘Double Dogwood’ (a bilingual graduation certificate). Students may also begin the program in Grade 1. Please visit the French Immersion – Kindergarten page for complete details regarding registration.

Late French Immersion

Students who choose late immersion will enter the French program in Grade 6 at École John Stubbs Memorial School. In Grade 8, late immersion students will merge with the students who enrolled in early immersion.

Parents can register online or in-person at their neighbourhood school. If registering online, please select Late French Immersion as your preference. Parents who wish to register in person must do so at École John Stubbs Memorial School.

As this is a popular program, parents are encouraged to register as close as possible to the opening of registration.

Visit the French Immersion page to see a list of SD62 schools that offer French Immersion as well as more information about French in SD62.

New immigrant families (permanent residents, refugees or those on work/study permit or diplomatic visas):

Please contact the SD62 International Office at 250-474-9818 or in person at 200-814 Goldstream Avenue before completing the online registration.

 
 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

A few highlights and pieces of information for this coming week (and other/further):

Scholastic Book Fair –

We will be holding our first Scholastic Book Fair between December 13th and 18th. There will be books and other items for purchase. There will be lots of literacy related ideas for Christmas presents and stocking stuffers. If you wish to purchase an item as a present, let Kerry know and she can put the item aside.  We are looking for parent help with the running of the book fair.  Please see Kerry, if you’re able help on any of those days. The book fair will be open to parents only before and after the morning bell 8:30-9:30am, and to students at lunch and afterschool.

Christmas/Winter Concert –

Please come and enjoy our Christmas/Winter Concert on Thursday, December 20th in the evening between 6:30 – 7:30pm. Doors will open at 6:00 pm. We appreciate the work of our music teacher, Ms. Parliament, and all staff for getting students ready for the concert. If you’re unable to attend the concert in the evening, we will be having our rehearsal the same day at 1:00pm, and you are welcome to attend.

We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Sooke Food Bank at that time. The Sooke Food Bank is accepting the following items:

  • Non-perishable food items
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Pet food

Also, on this day, the Montessori Preschool will hold their concert at 10:15.

Spirit Day –

Our grade 5 spirit committee has arranged Saseenos next spirit day for the last day of school before winter break. It will be Pyjama Day or Christmas themed Wear Day. We will host a movie in the afternoon. Students are welcome to wear appropriate sleepwear or Christmas themed wear, and to bring one small stuffie for the day (to have with them during the movie).

Opportunity for students – next ‘no school’ day

The EMCS Society is hosting a Day Basketball Camp on Dec 3 from 9am to 1pm at the EMCS gym. All experience levels are welcome with grades 2-7. If interested, please contact Aimee at the EMCS program office (250-642-6371) to register or go online – https://www.emcsprograms.ca/programs

Dates to note:

Monday, Dec 3 Curriculum Implementation Day; non-instructional day

Thursday, Dec 6 EMCS Band Concert 7pm

Friday, Dec 7 Popcorn Day

On behalf of the Saseenos Team, have a great week!

 

Cheers,

Mrs. Margo Cullen Musselwhite

 
 

A few highlights and pieces of information for this coming week (and other):

New Saseenos Staff –

Please join us in welcoming a new member to the Saseenos team. Ms. Natalie Litoski joins us in classes and the playground in the position of Educational Assistance. Ms. Natalie will be with us part-time for 2 weeks, and then she will move into fulltime.

 Subway/Sushi Day

Thursday, Nov 29 is our next hot lunch day. Deadline for orders is Sunday evening (25th) through the online order system. Thank you to our Saseenos PAC!

End of Day Parent Gathering-Visit

We have opened the gym schedule for the last part of the school day. At approximately 2:40, the gym will be available for parents to gather and visit while waiting for the end of the school day. This will be a nice, warm, dry spot for when the heavy rain comes! We would love to have some tea brewing – please let me know if anyone(s) may want to assist us with this. Then, at the bell, there’s easy access to head into classes for visit J

Opportunity for students – next ‘no school’ day

The EMCS Society is hosting a Day Basketball Camp on Dec 3 from 9am to 1pm at the EMCS gym. All experience levels are welcome with grades 2-7. If interested, please contact Aimee at the EMCS program office (250-642-6371) to register or go online – https://www.emcsprograms.ca/programs

Dates to note:

Wednesday, Nov 28 Boys Handball Jamboree at Royal Bay

Thursday, Nov 29 Hot lunch day

Friday, Nov 30 Popcorn Day

*Reminder tomorrow (Fri. Nov 23) is a non-instructional day.

On behalf of the Saseenos Team, have a great week!

 
 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

A few highlights and pieces of information for this coming week (and other):

 

Photo Re-take Day

The date has been changed to Mon, November 19 at 1pm. This session is for any students needing or wanting their pictures re-done or for students who were away on Photo Day.

Art Cards

Information regarding the Fundraiser for your children’s art cards is in the process of coming home. All cheques payable to SD62 (not Saseenos – the order form was incorrect).

Halloween –

In case your children have not reminded you J haha – Halloween is Wednesday, October 31! Students are welcome to wear costumes that day. Please refer to the District letter for costume guidelines. Classes will be having a variety of different activities that day. For the following days, if your child is wanting to bring a treat to school, please choose ‘one’ treat that can be enjoyed after lunch. It is an exciting week, a treat is nice, but any additional sugar doesn’t mix well with school learning.

Popcorn Days –

Popcorn Days have started! At present, these days are for students. The next one is Friday, November 2. Popcorn is $1, being collected at the beginning of the day. If you’d like to pay for multiple days at a time, that can be done and would be appreciated. Popcorn will be served at the end of the day.

End of Day Parent Gathering-Visit

We have opened the gym schedule for the last part of the school day. At approximately 2:40, the gym will be available for parents to gather and visit while waiting for the end of the school day. This will be a nice, warm, dry spot for when the heavy rain comes! We would love to have some tea brewing – please let me know if anyone(s) may want to assist us with this. Then, at the bell, there’s easy access to head into classes for visit J

 

Dates to note:

Wednesday, Oct 31 Halloween

Friday, Oct 26 Popcorn Day

 

On behalf of the Saseenos Team, have a great week!

Cheers,

Mrs. Margo Cullen Musselwhite

 
 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

A few highlights and pieces of information for this coming week (and other):

Hot Dog Day –Thursday, Oct 25 is our next hot lunch day. Deadline for orders is Sunday evening (21st) through the online order system. Thank you to our Saseenos PAC!

Halloween Dance

the Saseenos PAC is hosting the annual Saseenos Halloween Dance for families from 5:30-7:30. This is a supper event with pizza, chips and drinks. Admission is $5 per student with $15 maximum per family. As well, there will be 50/50 and prizes!

Popcorn Days

The first day is Friday, October 26. Popcorn will be $1 and served near the end of the day. Single day cash sales will happen first thing in the morning on the day of. We are looking into pre-sales for multiple day sales – more on that coming, if it turns out to be possible.

Consent Forms Online – All consent forms such as Fieldtrips, media, internet, etc. are done online.   These forms give consent for teachers to take your child(ren) on local field trips, to work on projects within the class and much more.  If you have not completed these forms please visit https://consent.sd62.bc.ca. If you require assistance with this or have questions, please contact Ms. Kerry in the office.

Lost and Found

Note any items left outside, in the hallways, gym etc. are placed in the ‘Lost and Found’ baskets located just outside the office. At the end of each month, Mr. Vince, our custodian, will gather any items not claimed for the donation bin. Please be sure to check these baskets through the month if your child is missing something.

An additional note on Lost and Found – Some other steps in place:

-a sweep of outside grounds takes place at the end of recess and lunch each day with items brought to the baskets.

-items will be laid out a couple times a month (like during the Meet the Team Night) for students can see, with teachers’ assistance

-the left items after that, will be packed up into the first week of the next month – with a reminder going home

Dates to note:

Thursday, Oct 25 Hot Dog Day

Thursday, Oct 25 Halloween Dance

Friday, Oct 26 Popcorn Day

On behalf of the Saseenos Team, have a great week!

Cheers,

Mrs. Margo Cullen Musselwhite

 
 

Every month the SD62 Healthy Schools lead hand will be sending out newsletters.  These newsletters will include great programs that are out there for families.

HealthySchoolsNewsletter-Oct2018