Home / School News / River Runner Weekly – Jan. 26, 2024


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:


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.