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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:


*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.