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Good afternoon, River Runner families, I hope you are well at the end of this beautiful week here in our slice of paradise.  The last 2 days have quickly reminded me that summer is indeed on the way, and that we are very lucky to live in this part of the world.  I hope you are able to carve out some time this weekend to soak up some of this brilliant sunshine.

For our students in Grades 4 and 5, it is again that time of year where we start to plan for our Sooke-Based Schools’ Track Meet.  Mrs. Haddad will be leading the charge again this year, and I will do my best to support her as we quickly approach the big day.  The track meet is scheduled for Friday, May 30, and will be hosted over at our local high school, EMCS.  Over the next week, Mrs. Haddad will begin the process of finalizing our participants for this grand event.  I will send out the particulars to the families of those students attending the meet as we get a little closer to the date.  I am definitely looking forward to this one!

I would like to take a quick moment to thank you PAC for all that they have done, and continue to do, on behalf of our precious little school.  We very much appreciate the support.  On the note of our beloved PAC, below you will find some dates pertaining to Hot Lunch and Treat Days upcoming:

May 22 – last day to order White Spot PAC lunch

May 23 – 1, 2, 3 Popcorn day (with freezies!)

May 31 – White Spot lunch

June 14 – Fun Day Hot Dog lunch for all!

June 21 – 1, 2, 3 Popcorn day

A huge thank you to Ms. Parliament and our family volunteers for making our Music Monday field trip a reality for our choir again this year.  From all accounts, this was a brilliant field trip, and a ‘keeper’ on the calendar!

As the weather continues to get warmer, please do your best to prepare your little ones accordingly.  As I’ve mentioned previously, we do spend a lot of time in the great outdoors surrounding our little school.  If today is any indication of the weather to come, it can get very warm in our environment.  We greatly appreciate little ones coming pre-sunscreened, and hats and water are a must as we head towards summer.  Thank you for your assistance and support with this one!

Please be Sure to Add These Dates to Your Family Calendars:

Fri, May 17                        Non-Instructional Day

Mon, May 20                     Victoria Day (No School)

Fri, May 24                        Lion’s Pancake Breakfast

Thurs, May 30                   Saseenos Family Gathering

Fri, May 31                        Grade 4/5 Track Meet

Thank you for your continued support as we journey towards the end of our 23/24 school year.  Let’s keep our teamwork strong, as we work together on behalf of our little ones here at this precious little school.

Please have a wonderful weekend.

Gord

 
 

Good morning River Runner families, I hope you this message finds you well at the culmination of another week here at Saseenos Elementary.  As I sit in my office, composing my weekly message to families, I can’t help but feel so fortunate to look out the window at the prospect of a beautiful weekend here on the west coast.

We enjoyed an action-packed 3+ days here in the land of the River Runners, highlighted by a very successful Scholastic Book Fair this Tuesday and Wednesday past.  Thank you to our resident Teacher-Librarian, Julia Kent, who facilitated another successful literacy-inspired event for our school.  And to all of our volunteers, we very much appreciate your help with this one!

Please save the evening of Thursday, May 30 on your family calendars if at all possible.  We are planning a Saseenos Family Gathering, which will run from 6:00–7:30 pm, and will essentially follow an open-house format.  I will send out more details as we get closer to the date, but this will provide an opportunity for families to enjoy many of the great things that happen here at our precious little school.

Please note that our Bottle Drive, originally scheduled for this weekend, has been cancelled.  Unfortunately we do not have enough volunteers to make this one work, but we will definitely try again at some point in the future.  I would like to take this opportunity to pass on my heart-felt gratitude to our amazing PAC for all that they continue to do for our school community.

I’d like to thank all of our families for the support and understanding you continue to offer us here at school.  Without a trusting relationship between home and school, educational success is difficult to achieve.  Please continue to reach out should you have any questions and/or concerns, as we will always do whatever we can to support you and your little one(s).

Please be Sure to Add These Dates to Your Family Calendars:

Fri, April 19                       Non-Instructional Day (No School for Students)

Tue, April 23                      Class & Whole School Photos

Fri, April 26                       Cozy Friday & PAC Hot Dog Day!

Fri, May 17                         Non-Instructional Day

Mon, May 20                     Victoria Day (No School)

Fri, May 24                        Lion’s Pancake Breakfast

Thurs, May 30                   Saseenos Family Gathering

Fri, May 31                        Grade 4/5 Track Meet

Thank you again for your support and all that you offer our beautiful school community here at Saseenos!

Please have a wonderful weekend.

Gord

 
 

Good afternoon River Runner families, I hope this message finds you safe and well on this beautiful Friday.  As we head into this extended long weekend, I hope you are able to find some time to spend with those closest to you in this very busy world!  We enjoyed a satisfying 4-day week here at Saseenos, highlighted by a treat-fuelled Valentine’s Day…

As the days are getting longer, and the winter-weather appears further in the rear-view mirror, one can’t help but feel buoyed by the oncoming Spring that seems to be creeping into the air.  Throughout my many years on this planet I have learned that January and February can be some of the tougher months for humans, so please remember to count your good fortunes in this world, and remember that warmer days are just around that proverbial corner!  Most importantly, we are in this together, so please reach out should you feel the neeed–we will always do our best to help in whatever way possible.

Please note that our Talent Show, originally scheduled for February 28, has been rescheduled…

Our Saseenos Talent Show has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 6 at 1pm. A dress rehearsal will take place on that day just after recess. Ms. Parliament/Mrs. MacDonald will be contacting all families of students signed up to share their talents with a rehearsal schedule for either Monday, February 26 or Thursday, February 29 at lunch. If your child was going to participate by sending in a recording of their talent, these videos are due ASAP. Please contact Ms. Parliament at lparliament@sd62.bc.ca and CC Mrs. MacDonald amacdonald@sd62.bc.ca for more information on the talent show.

-Ms. P and Mrs. MacDonald

Please read further for some important Fine Arts-related updates from Ms. Parliament:

CHOIR

Our Saseenos Choir is getting ready to join in the fun at the Sooke Sing Out in March. This year the Sooke Sing Out will be held at JOURNEY Middle School on Tuesday, March 12. All of the Sooke Elementary Schools and the Sooke Community Choir will join in and fill the JMS Gym with song! Choristers are to arrive at 6:30 for a 7:00-8:00 performance in the gym. The Choir is practicing “When I Grow Up”, “Lollipop Tree” and “Pirate Song”. These are all from Music Play Online and can be accessed with the website musicplayonline.com using access code M205562 Questions about the Sooke Sing Out? Please email Ms. P: lparliament@sd62.bc.ca

SYMPHONY

Last month the Cascadia Strings from the Victoria Symphony visited our school for an inspiring instrumental performance. This week the Grade 4s and 5s will be heading to UVIC to enjoy the Victoria Symphony in person at the Farquar Auditorium for the “Birds We Have Known” Concert on Thursday, February 22.

A huge thank you to Ms. P for providing and enabling these great opportunites for our River Runners.  We very much appreciate the extra time devoted to planning and prepping on behalf of our little ones and staff alike.

Thank you again to our amazing PAC for the ultra-successful Family Valentine’s Day dance last Friday evening.  We are so fortunate to have these volunteers providing opportunities of this nature for our school community.  On the PAC side of things, please remember that our next Bottle Drive is scheduled for February 25.  Volunteers are always appreciated and very much welcomed if you are ready, willing and able!  Please reach out should you have any questions on this one.

Please be Sure to Add These Dates to Your Family Calendars:

Fri, Feb 16                                   Non-Instructional Day (No School for students)

Mon, Feb 19                                Family Day (No School)

Sun, Feb 25                                 PAC Bottle Drive

Wed, March 6                              Talent Show

Fri, Mar 15                                    Last Day Before Spring Break

Wed, Apr 3                                   Schools Reopen         

Thank you again for all that each of you on behalf of our beautiful little school.  As I so often mention, we are truly lucky to be on this journey together!  Our little River Runners are truly precious beings, and success is the product of a thriving, collaborative school/home partnership.  Let’s continue working together as we head towards that June finish line of sorts.

Please have a wonderful weekend.

Gord

 
 

 

Good afternoon River Runner families, and welcome to the first Friday of February.  With this recent stretch of warmer weather, it is honestly hard to believe that our world was covered in snow only a short time ago—oh how I love the west coast…

We had a wonderful week together here at Saseenos, filling our days with love, kindness, learning and laughter.  Thank you for sharing your little ones with us each and every day!  Of special note, over the past few days, was our recent whole-school assembly.  We focused on relevant expectations important to life at school, with our Division 2 students performing skits to emphasize these important messages.  What a great learning experience for all of us!

As you are likely aware, we have a Talent Show occuring here at Saseenos on February 28.  This is an opportunity for our River Runners to showcase their talents!  Please see below for a message in this regard…

Mrs. MacDonald and Ms. Parliament will be holding “auditions” (more of a screening process) on Monday, Feb 5 and Wednesday, Feb 7 at lunch recess. Students can now sign up outside of the music room for an audition spot. If students need specific equipment or music, please send that along on Monday/Wednesday. We have a piano available (FYI).

Our talent show will show case all kinds of talents: sports tricks, joke telling, magic, visual art, singing, gymnastic skills, instruments, dance, or basically anything your child can “show” that makes them talented. In addition we will need two MCs who are confident at public speaking and demonstrate solid reading skills to announce all of our performers/presenters. We hope that over the weekend, you can help your student “hone” their talent a bit so that they can show us their best stuff early next week.

The Talent Show is set for Wednesday, February 28 at 1pm. If your child has a talent that cannot be demonstrated in our gym on a stage (IE surfing or ice skating), perhaps you can help them put together a short video or some photos we can show. Likewise, a slide show of visual art could be put together if many students wanted to show their painting/drawing/sculpting/lego skills.

Please email Laurel Parliament / Amanda MacDonald for more information: lparliament@sd62.bc.ca amacdonald@sd62.bc.ca

This event is a highly anticipated event in the land of River Runners, and I am looking forward to seeing our local talents!

Another highlight on the upcoming calendar is our upcoming PAC Family Valentine’s Dance, which is occuring next Friday, February 9.  Please see below for some important reminders from our amazing PAC in this regard:

*PLEASE REMEMBER CASH ONLY! 

*Admission at the door ($5 per family, or $2 per person.) 

*Concession offerings include pizza, snacks, and drinks and can be purchased either in advance through Munch-a-lunch or at the event admission table.

**Please note, cash payment for concession items will be at the admission table and not at the concession window**

*We will have a glow sticks as well as tattoos available!

*Bake sale donations can be dropped off in the gym between 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., or at the office anytime during the day

*Please note this is not a drop off event, and kiddos must be supervised at all times 

We are still hoping for more volunteers for this one.  If you are ready, willing and able please reach out to the PAC as soon as possible.  Thank you in advance!

Please be Sure to Add These Dates to Your Family Calendars:

Fri, Feb 9                         Family Valentine’s Dance

Fri, Feb 16                      Non-Instructional Day

Mon, Feb 19                   Family Day (No School)

Wed, Feb 28                   Talent Show

Thank you for your continued support and partnership as we navigate the remainder of the 23/24 school year.  Of special note, on this beautiful Friday in February, is the importance and power of communication.  Our school community is defined by a tangible sense of love and care, and I look forward to enjoying many more successes with you throughout the next few months.

Please have a wonderful weekend.

Gord

 

 
 

Good afternoon River Runner families and welcome to the end of another week here at Saseenos Elementary.  Although I thoroughly enjoyed that little taste of ‘winter’, I am extremely satisfied with the return of the typical west coast January weather–the good ‘ole Saseenos snow hill may need a few seasons to recover from our recent snow shenanigans…

Our week ended on such a high note with another successful PAC Popcorn Day in the proverbial books.  Thanks again to Kerri and Kris for orchestrating this hotly anticipated event.  We had many happy humans munching on popcorn outside this afternoon!

We were very fortunate to host a special event this Tuesday past, as we enjoyed a performance from the ‘Cascadia Strings’.  This is a local string quartet consisting of 2 violins, a viola and a cello.  Their offering of a ‘Journey Through Musical Time’ captivated staff and students alike!  We were immersed in this metaphorical journey through time, via a large range of repertoire offerings, transporting listeners from Baroque music of J.S. Bach, through Classical/Romantic works of composers such as Beethoven and Chopin, to modern day hits of Taylor Swift & Disney, with elements of lesser-known compositions, highlighting Canadian works, Black composers, and female composers as much as possible.  It was a fantastic experience and highly recommended.

Please remember that we are now signed up for the TruEarth fundraiser, which is ongoing throughout the year.  We receive 20% of sales when anyone shops through our link. There are also two “commission boosters” this month where we earn 30%!  These occur from Jan11-14 and Jan28-31.  Below is the url for this fundraiser:

https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://tru-earth.sjv.io/SaseenosPAC__;!!AqQTiOZlHyw!_E_E3I-kH1OWgtEk8M7P_mNfGJx5-o8jmM5RWsktfRY1ix2JYK7IygVdoFEkzPem2cnbe1JgWBrmDMk_r4i-MpYZDg$

The remaining PAC lunch dates are now up on the Munch-a-Lunch site and ready to go for the remainder of the school year.  Please see below for the schedule:

PAC Lunches
February 23 – Edo Japan
March 15 – Panago Pizza
April 26 – Hot Dog Day!
May 31 – White Spot

** Please note that PAC lunch orders must be submitted 8 days in advance of lunch date.

Of special note is our upcoming Valentine’s Dance.  You can also order in advance through the above system, with orders needing to be submitted by February 7.

Please be Sure to Add These Dates to Your Family Calendars:

Fri, Feb 9                         Family Valentine’s Dance

Fri, Feb 16                      Non-Instructional Day

Mon, Feb 19                   Family Day (No School)

Wed, Feb 28                   Talent Show

Thank you for your continued support of all that is River Runner related.  Please remember that we are on this journey together, and to reach out should you ever have any questions and/or concerns.  We have an amazingly caring staff here, and we will always do whatever we can to assist.

Please have a wonderful weekend.

Gord

 
 

Good evening, River Runner families, I hope this correspondence finds you well on a cool November evening.  As some of our classroom teachers are conducting Family-Teacher Conferences tonight, I find myself at school with some time to ponder life here at Saseenos, and compose the latest version of our River Runner Weekly…

On the note of our conferences, thank you to those families able to take some time out of your busy schedules to convene on behalf of your little one(s).  As mentioned in a previous message, not all our classroom teachers have opted for this option as an ‘informal’ report.  As we know, the value of communication within our family-school relationship is invaluable.  Thus, if you do feel the need to reach out to your classroom teacher regarding your child’s progress to date, please do not hesitate to do so.  Our formal (written) reports will be coming out on two dates, literally around the veritable corner.  Some of our classes will have reports going home on December 1, whilst others will be delivered on December 8th.  I will send out an email early next week clarifying the reporting dates for each of our divisions.  As always, please reach out to me directly if you have any questions and/or concerns in this regard.

Please remember that we DO NOT HAVE SCHOOL TOMORROW, as this is a pre-planned Non-Instructional Day across our awesome district, thus offering our adults the opportunity to learn on behalf of our school.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding in this regard.

Our PAC Gift/Bake Sale is quickly approaching!  Thank you to our PAC members for this one, as it is a very highly anticipated date on the school calendar.  As noted previously, this sale is happening on December 15th, and we are still looking for gift donations and families willing to provide baked goods.  If you have gift donations, please bring those to the main office, and if you are prepared to ‘bake up a storm’ on behalf of our River Runners, please reach out to PAC through the main email.

pacsaseenos@gmail.com

Thank you in advance for your assistance and contributions to this great event!

If you have travelled through our halls over the last week, you may have noticed a poster on our library windows advertising our upcoming book fair.  This book extravaganza will run for two days, on December 5th and 6th.  We will run out of the library, with sales occurring at lunch time (11:45-12:15) and afterschool (2:30-3:00) on both days.  I will send out a reminder as we get closer to the date, as book fairs are traditionally very busy events here in River Runner territory!

Next Thursday, November 30, marks another Spirit Day here at Saseenos.  For this occasion, our Grade 4/5 leaders have opted for a ‘Dress as Your Favourite Book Character’.  I am very eager to see some creativity on display next Thursday!  And I’ve got some big decisions ahead for myself as well in this regard…

Please be Sure to Add These Dates to Your Family Calendars:

Fri, Nov. 24                        Non-Instructional Day–NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Tue, Nov. 28                     Purdy’s Orders Deadline

Thurs, Nov. 30                 ‘Dress as Your Fave Book Character’

Fri, Dec. 1                         PAC Meeting @ 2:45 in library

Fri, Dec 15                        PAC Christmas Sale in Gym

Fri, Dec 22                        Last Day Before Winter Break!

                                          Cozy Friday!

                                          PAC Panago Lunch

Thank you for your continued support and contributions to all that is Saseenos-related.  This is a truly special little school, which directly reflects our surrounding school community.  The warmth and love are palpable here!

Please have a wonderful weekend.

Gord

 
 

Good afternoon Saseenos families, I hope this email finds you well on this beautiful October Friday afternoon.  As we head into this long weekend, I am hoping that you are able to take stock of the good fortunes bestowed upon you in this world.  I can’t help but feel very grateful for my own life, including my role here at this beautiful little school.

Thank you to our PAC, in particular Kerri and Kris Anderson, for a very successful first PAC Lunch of the year.  As always, we had many happy little ones munching on their Subway and treats during our lunch break.  We look forward to the next Hot Lunch date on the calendar.

With this recent warm weather trend our Lost and Found has grown exponentially!  When you have a spare moment or two, please do drop by the rack just inside the main entrance to check out our wares.  I am hoping that many of these items will find their way home at some point in the very near future.  We will also do our best to display the items on the outside fence in the next week or two.  Thank you for your help with this one!

You may have already heard, but SD62 is looking for new recruits of the employee variety.  As we remain a rather rapidly growing district, maintaining appropriate staffing levels can be a challenge in this complex world of education.  As such, The Sooke School District is hiring Noon Hour Supervision Assistants to fill many vacancies, Noon Hour Supervision Assistants On-Call and School Meals Program Coordinators On-Call.  To learn more about the aforementioned positions, please utilize the following url’s:

School Meals Lunchtime Coordinator

https://sd62-makeafuture.simplication.com/Applicant/jobposting/jobdetails.aspx?JOB_POSTING_ID=894137f0-9d2b-4be3-ab38-d5aec8e5f560&PAGE=1&locale=en&maf=0

Noon Hour Supervisor

https://sd62-makeafuture.simplication.com/Applicant/jobposting/jobdetails.aspx?JOB_POSTING_ID=c6a7595a-7779-43c5-a78b-17818c4557f4&PAGE=1&locale=en&maf=0

I’ve taken the liberty to attach an educational article to this version of the Weekly.  The theme is around gratitude, and it is an easy read.  If you have a few spare minutes over the next few days, please peruse at your covenience.

I wanted to take a moment to elaborate on our hot food program here at Saseenos.  As you know, this is a fully-funded venture, and it has been such a wonderful addition to all that is Saseenos-related.  Now a few weeks in, this program is feeding the bellies of many little ones, and filling our gym kitchen with smiles.  Ashley Boake, one of our amazing EA’s, is the Mealtime Coordinator, and she is loving this part of her role here at Saseenos.  Moving forward I will be reaching out to individual families to solidfy our list of participants.  Please note that this program is not JUST for families in need of assistance, but meant to feed hungry little bellies on a daily basis.  If you ever have any questions, please reach out to me directly on this one, as this is a very special program.

Please be Sure to Add These Dates to Your Family Calendars:

Mon, Oct. 9                      Thanksgiving—NO SCHOOL

Thurs, Oct. 19                  Shake Out BC Drill

Wed, Oct. 25                    Individual Photo Day

Fri, Oct. 27                       Cozy Friday!

Tues, Oct. 31                    Halloween Festivities!

Thank you for a wonderful beginning to our school year, and for sharing your little ones with us on a daily basis.  As I always mention, we are truly fortunate to be on this journey together.

Please have a wonderful long weekend.

Gord

 
 

Good afternoon, River Runner families, I hope you have enjoyed a fulfilling Friday.  As I sit here on one of the last Friday afternoons of September, I can’t help but feel very impressed with our progress thus far into this young school year.

Today was definitely a highlight for most of our River Runners large and small, as it was our annual Terry Fox celebration here at Saseenos Elementary.  Thank you to those families able to send in a twoonie over the past couple of days, as we were able to raise well over $200 for the Terry Fox Foundation—monies that will be passed on to the Terry Fox crew in short time.  To honour this important day we congregated as a whole school for an assembly and an accompanying run to carry the Terry legacy forward.  I was completed impressed with the knowledge, empathy and understanding demonstrated by our River Runners throughout our gathering and Terry festivities.  What a great way to end our week!  Please do ask your little one for their thoughts on all that is Terry Fox-related, as this is a very knowledgeable bunch!

We have another very important date upcoming on the calendar—National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  This impactful date occupies Saturday, September 30 on our calendars, but will be a focus throughout the next week here at Saseenos.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day for all Canadians to commemorate the history and legacy of the residential school system.It’s a day to honour the resilience, dignity and strength of survivors and intergenerational survivors and remember the children who never came home. It’s a chance to engage and educate people about B.C.’s colonial history and how it has and continues to impact Indigenous communities.

Here at Saseenos we honour this day over the course of 5 school days, essentially equating to an ‘Orange Week’ of sorts, culminating with the widely renowned ‘Orange Shirt Day’ next Friday, September 29.  Please encourage your little one(s) to wear their orange throughout the week—tshirts, hoodies, jackets, hats, socks, headbands or anything orange!  We will be facilitating many educationally rich conversations within our classrooms, and highlighting the importance of this very important piece of understanding.  Thank you for your help with this!

Thank you to those families able to join us for our Open House last night.  This was a well-attended event, and one that only highlighted the warm and loving culture here at Saseenos.  I feel so very fortunate to be a member of this amazing little community, and left for home from the evening with a smile firmly planted on my very face.  Thank you for your support of all that is Saseenos-related.

As mentioned in a previous email, our PAC sponsored lunches are now up and ready for order through the Munch-a-Lunch website.  Please see below for the pertinent information:

New parents register here:

https://munchalunch.com/schools/saseenos

RETURNING parents login here:

https://munchalunch.com/login

Questions can be emailed to:

foodsaseenos@gmail.com

As some of you may be aware, we are now operating a daily lunch program here at Saseenos.  This is being funded and facilitated by the Flourish!  Food Society and the amazing Matthew Kemshaw.  We are provided with warm and health food for approximately 20 little ones each and every day moving forward.  This program is being offered at close to 20 schools within our district, add is such a vital addition to the Saseenos repertoire.  The intention is to feed any hungry little ones on a daily basis, with the priority being for any families in need of assistance.  The food is being provided in a stigma-free manner, and has been so well-received thus far.  If you feel that your little one, and family, would benefit from this program, please reach out to me directly.  We just want to make sure that we are servicing our school community to the best of our ability.  If you have any questions and/or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please be Sure to Add These Dates to Your Family Calendars:

Mon., Sept. 18                 Non-instructional Day (No School for Students)

Thurs, Sept. 21                Open House @ Saseenos 6-7pm

Fri, Sept. 22                      Terry Fox Run

Fri, Sept. 29                      Cozy Friday

Mon, Oct. 2                       National Day for Truth and Reconciliation–NO SCHOOL

Thank you for your support and teamwork as we navigate the 23/24 school year.  I feel so fortunate to be a member of this thriving community of learners, and I look forward to the successes ahead of us!

Please have a wonderful weekend.

Gord

 
 

Good afternoon River Runner families, I hope this email finds you content on another beautiful, September Friday afternoon.  We certainly enjoyed our first full week here together, at our precious little school, punctuating our time together with our first whole-school assembly of the season.  Thank you for your continued contributions to our wonderful culture here at Saseenos Elementary.

Please note that this coming Monday is a Non-Instructional Day across our district, which means there is NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS.  Thank you for accommodating our variety of Professional Days in our calendar.

I would be remiss if I didn’t begin this correspondence by clarifying the ‘Communication Guideline’ message sent out on behalf of the district this Friday past.  That particular message was a district-wide message, and I thank you for taking the time to peruse the information.  I do want to remind you that our school does hinge on the communication between home and school, and that we do want to hear from you with questions and/or concerns as they relate to the education of your children.  We sincerely value the partnership of school and family, and are committed to doing our utmost on behalf of your little one(s).  My office is always ‘open’ and I encourage you to reach out to me should you have any questions or concerns whatsoever.

For those of you new to Saseenos, we tend to have a very healthy collection of Lost & Found items throughout the year.  We will still house our variety of wares just inside the front doors on our display rack, so please come in and take a look whenever is convenient for you.  Thank you for your assistance with this one!

I thought it best to highlight our expectations regarding attendance, absences, late arrivals and such.  This has been a very smooth process thus far, and that is in thanks to you, our families.  If your child(ren) are late, please have them check in at the office before heading to class.  If your child is going to be absent from school, please utilize one of the two options below for letting us know:

saseenos@sd62.bc.ca  or give us a call at 250-642-5261 (someone will be in the office by 7:45am)

For all other office inquiries, please drop in, call the above number, or reach out to Sandy at shull@sd62.bc.ca.

Thank you for your attention to the above matters.

I’d like to take a moment to extend a huge thank you to Levi Salo.  This amazing human organized and facilitated our recent Firewood Raffle on behalf of our PAC and school community.  I can’t recall the $$ earned through this raffle, but I do know that tickets sold out before the deadline, and that we had a very happy winner.  Thank you again to all those who helped Levi to make this a reality again here at Saseenos.

Please find attached an advert for an upcoming performance hosted in the EMCS theater.  If you are looking for some laughs, this may be an answer!

Please be Sure to Add These Dates to Your Family Calendars:

Mon., Sept. 18                 Non-instructional Day (No School for Students)

Thurs, Sept. 21                Open House @ Saseenos 6-7pm

Fri, Sept. 22                      Terry Fox Run

Fri, Sept. 29                      Cozy Friday

Mon, Oct. 2                       National Day for Truth and Reconciliation–NO SCHOOL

Thank you again for your ongoing contributions to our amazing community here at Saseenos Elementary.  I look forward to a successful school year ahead!

Please have a wonderful weekend.

Gord

 
 

 

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