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It’s time for school!

Tuesday, Sept. 5th

8:45 -11:45

New Saseenos Students in Grades 1-5

Welcome! Please bring your family to the office to meet with Mrs. McArthur. New students will spend the day in classrooms with grade level peers.

  • New classroom placements will not be assigned until the end of the week for all Sooke School District students. Please return to last year’s classroom.  


  • Full days for Kindergarten & Nature K students begin Wednesday, Sept. 13th

Kindergarten students attend half day classes on Monday, Sept. 11th & Tuesday, Sept 12th. (Please see your child’s mail out or check the office for your child’s am/pm schedule)

Grades 1-5

  • Tuesday, Sept. 5th       8:45 – 11:45
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6th 8:45 – 2:51 

Grade 1

  •  Last year’s Kindergarten class will meet in last year’s Kindergarten class. Mrs. Talman will be your teacher for the next few days.

Grade 2-5

  •  Students will spend this week with last year’s classmates. Please return to last year’s classroom on Tuesday, Sept. 5th.

Have a great week at school!


School Supply Lists:  Please click on the link below

School Supply Lists 2017-18

District Calendar:  Please click on the link below

Calendar 2017-18 – Final Revised






Dear Parent/Guardian

Saseenos staff invites you

to our

Parent Appreciation Coffee/Tea

Friday, June 9th

8:15 am



2017/18 School Bus Registration


Sign into your account

Click on Items tab and choose the 2017/2018 School Bus Registration Form

The registration window will be open from May 4 – June 2, 2017 at 9:00 pm.

Students must be registered during this period to ensure a seat on the school bus.

Bus Routes

Bus routes for the 2017-18 school year will be established based on online bus registrations received on or before Friday, June 2, 2017.   Registration will remain open, however all registrations received after June 2, 2017 at 9:00 pm PST, will be placed on a wait list until it is determined that there is a seat     available on their designated bus.

Questions about current routes? Find your bus route now!

Bus Fee Update

Due to anticipated government funding, the SD62 Board of Education has decided that bus fees for all SD62 school bus riders will not be charged for the 2017/2018 school year.

Since bussing is “free” can my child just take the bus? No. ALL riders must be registered for the school bus in the SD62 School Cash Online program.

Any student not on a driver list or without a pass may not be let on the bus.



The Saseenos PAC is excited to offer PAPA Murphy’s Pizza for the next fundraiser!!

Order forms went home last week.  Please contact the office if you would like another order form sent home with your child.

The PAC is always looking for new fundraising ideas.  If you have an idea please let us know.



Parent/Teacher Interviews March 9th

Please visit saseenos.schoolappointments.com

Appointment scheduling will start on February 27th, 2017 at 6 am and close on March 8th, 2017 at noon, but you can login now and set up your account and enter your children into the system in preparation. You will find the system very easy to use and it will take only a few minutes to set up your account, your children and your appointments.


Saseenos PAC is fundraising with Purdys Chocolatier, just in time for Easter!

If you’d like to support us through purchasing some very sweet Easter gifts for friends, family and yourself, please click the link below:


After you’ve signed in you can buy our amazing chocolates or invite others to join and support our Fundraising Campaign.

Thank you so much!

This email was sent to you by TARA KENMARE, using www.purdysgpp.com.



2017 – 18 Student Registration

New Student Registration Grades K – 12

January 23 – 30, 2017

Kindergarten students and new students in Grades 1 – 12 may begin registering starting at 8:00 a.m., Monday, January 23:

  1. Registration on-line is encouraged at http://registration.sd62.bc.ca parents must present proof of child’s age and residence to the school within 14 calendar days of submitting the registration.
  2. Parents unable to register on-line may register in-person at their home catchment school. Registration will then be entered by school staff using the on-line system.

New French Immersion (Kindergarten only), may also register on-line at http://registration.sd62.bc.ca or in- person at:

  • École John Stubbs Memorial School (parent information night is Mon., Jan. 16, 6:00 p.m. at the school)
  • École Millstream Elementary School (parent information night is Tues., Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m. at the school)
  • École Poirier Elementary School (parent information night is Wed., Jan. 18, 6:00 p.m. at the school)

Please note: Prior to September 30 of a student’s grade 1 year, they may register for French Immersion in Grade 1.

Late French Immersion (Grade 6), register on-line or in-person at École John Stubbs Memorial School (parent information night is Tues., Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m. at the school) or Journey Middle School (parent information night is Wed., Jan.

18, 6:30 p.m. at the school). The program at Journey will be offered subject to sufficient enrolment.

Nature Kindergarten (at Sangster and Saseenos Elementary Schools):

Saseenos Parent Information sessions:

  • Thurs., Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m. at Saseenos Elementary School
  • Sat., Jan. 21, 10:00 a.m. at Saseenos Elementary School

Parents must attend one of these two information sessions in order to register their child for the Nature Kindergarten program at Saseenos.

Sangster Parent Information sessions:

  • Thurs., Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m. at Sangster Elementary School
  • Sat., Jan. 14, 10:00 a.m. at Sangster Elementary School

Parents must attend one of these two information sessions in order to register their child for the Nature Kindergarten program at Sangster.

Registrations can be completed on-line or in-person starting at 8:00 a.m. on January 23. Parents registering on-line will indicate their preference for Nature Kindergarten at that time. Parents registering in-person must do so at their neighbourhood school, and submit a request to register for Nature Kindergarten.


Please Note: Registration after these dates will be subject to space availability in each school. Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received and families are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Within in 14 calendar days of registering, you must provide the school with the following documentation:

  • Proof of Age
  • Proof of Residence

Find your neighbourhood school online under the Catchment Area Maps – www.sd62.bc.ca

District Bus Transportation: Any students requiring school bus transportation to and from school next Fall must pre- register. Registration forms will be made available at schools, the School Board Office on Jacklin Road and on our website.



Survey: SD62 Strategic Plan

The district is working on its strategic and capital plans and needs your input! Help us plan for our students’ future by getting involved in the Sooke School District’s strategic planning process. Through engagement with parents, staff, students and stakeholders, we will create a road map that will include milestones to help chart our progress and ensure we remain on track towards achieving these goals.

We know your time is valuable so we’ve created a short five-question survey. Share your opinions with us – all responses are strictly confidential and anonymous. The survey closes at 4 p.m. on Monday, December 5.

Take the Survey now

If the above link doesn’t work, please copy and paste this link into your web browser: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/sd62/strategic-planning


Open the link to view our December 2016 Newsletter december-2016-newsletter

Open the link to view our November 2016 Newsletter november-2016-newsletter

Open the link to view our October 2016 Newsletter october-2016-newsletter

Open the link to veiw our September 2016 Newsletter september-2016-newsletter


Also, the School Operations Letter for the 2016-17 school year, and the district calendars for the next 3 school years can be found below:

School Operation Details – 2016-17 – Letter to Parents

Calendars 2016-17 – Final

Calendar 2017-18 – Final

Calendar 2018-19 – Final

See our previous newsletters here.



STAPLES has once again kindly organized school supply packages for the 2016-17 school year.  Please click on the links below for more information if you’re interested in purchasing your students’ supplies through them.

Kindergarten Letter       Kindergarten supplies list

Grade 1 Letter                 Grade 1 supplies list

Grade 2 Letter                 Grade 2 supplies list

Grade 3 Letter                 Grade 3 supplies list

Grade 4 Letter                 Grade 4 supplies list

Grade 5 Letter                 Grade 5 supplies list