Home / School News / River Runner Weekly – Sept. 15


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.