Lots happening this week so mark your calendar!
Elementary Cross Country practice is underway at recess on the top field. Practice is Tuesday and Thursday, this week and next week. Cross Country Permission slips were handed out at recess today but if your child did not get one just have them come to the office where there will be extras.
Wednesday evening, September 21st is Meet the Teacher night at 6pm in your child’s classroom, and then at 6:30 there will be an assembly in the Middle School gym.
Thursday, September 22nd at 2pm in our Middle School gym, come out and cheer on 2016 Tour de Rock Team Member Andree Noye as she shaves her head in support of pediatric cancer research and support programs. We have had many children generously donating to this amazing cause in the last 2 weeks and if your child is able to contribute, any donation amount is appreciated.
PAC is selling tickets for the Victoria Royals Season Opener games on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24. Tickets are $15 each. PAC will also be running the Chuck-a-puck at the September 24th game. Come out and support great local hockey and your EJSMS PAC. Tickets can be purchased from the main office, canteen or ordered online through the hot lunches site.
Cross Country is starting up again!
Cross country practice for Grades 1-5 will begin on Tuesday, September 20 and take place on Tuesday and Thursday until Tuesday, October 5th at first recess on the top field.
The races will take place at JDF On Wednesday, September 28th and Wednesday, October 5th. Students will walk down to JDF after school on those days with the coaches (unless parents are wanting to take their children down themselves) and parent pick up will be at JDF no later than 4pm.
Permission forms will come home next week.
Congratulations! You and your children have survived the first week, it only gets easier from here on in! As your children have probably told you, we successfully moved the students to their new classrooms this morning in record time, thank you to your students for helping with this transition. Please remember last years teachers carefully placed students in their present classroom, they will make new friends and have a great year!
- – Our Military Liason officer, LS Andree Noye (Military Police at CFB Esquimalt, DARE and WITS/LEADS instructor for John Stubbs) is shaving her head on Thursday, September 22nd, as she is one of the police officers riding in this years Cops for Cancer. This will take place in our middle school gym at 2pm. We are hoping that everyone can make a small donation to LS Noye as she takes on this amazing journey.
– Reminder that our first Professional Day will be on Monday, September 19th. School will not be in session.
There will be a ‘gradual entry’ for Kindergarten students so that children have time to become accustomed to their new school life. Letters regarding gradual entry have been mailed to parents who have registered their child. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
Elementary School Students (grade 1 to 5):
Students begin the school year with their last year’s teacher and classroom. Students will stay with their previous teacher until the School Board announces that we can move students to their new teacher and classroom. All effort is made for this to be done as quickly as possible.
When the warning bell rings at 8:40 on the first day, students should line up in their old classroom line.
New Elementary School Students:
The warning bell will ring at 8:40. At this time, all new students will go to the Elementary School gym. Once there, students will be brought to their temporary classroom, where they will stay until the School Board announces that we can move the students to their new classroom and teacher. All effort is made for this to be done as quickly as possible.
Middle School Students: (new and returning):
When the warning bell rings at 8:40, all middle school students should go to the Middle School gym. Once there, students should look for their name on the posted class lists and then go stand with their new teacher. There will be a short assembly before students move on to their new classrooms.
School Supplies – When do we bring them to school?
Grades 1, 2 and 3
Students should only bring their pencil case and lunch kit for first week. If families have ordered school supplies online, Staples will be contacting families directly regarding supplies. If you have not, please bring all supplies on Monday September 12th.
Grades 4 & 5
For students in grades 4 and 5, school supplies have been purchased in bulk and will be shared collectively amongst students. These supplies will be set up by teaching staff in the classrooms. Students should bring their pencil case and lunch kit for first week. For families who did not purchase the group supplies before the July deadline, opportunity to participate will be provided in September.
Grades 6, 7 and 8
Students should bring their pencil case and lunch kit for first two days or until their teachers direct them when to bring in their full supplies. If they have ordered their supplies online, Staples will be contacting families directly regarding these supplies.
**Please note for supplies for grades 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 if you have not yet ordered your school supplies on line through Staples, this service is no longer available. The school supply lists are on our website or at Staples.
We will be sending any unclaimed report cards out in the mail at the beginning of the week of July 4th, unless we hear otherwise from parents. If you do not wish the report cards to be mailed please contact the office Monday morning.
It has been an exciting year full of learning and fun for us all! We wish all parents and students a safe and fun-filled summer! See you on Tuesday, September 6th! More details for September start-up will be posted at the end of August.
Office Hours: The school will be open from 8am to 2:30 from July 4 to July 8. The office will re-open on Monday, August 29th.
Enjoy your summer!
Monday, June27th at 10:00am, the Year End Celebration will take place in the middle school gym.
Tuesday, June 28 all day, FUN DAY at Juan de Fuca Recreation Facilities, where Middle School students will participate in a series of different activities. These include beach volleyball, baseball, basketball and lawn bowling. Additionally, the grade 7s will go swimming (they will need a towel and bathing suit).
Needed for FUN DAY: drinking water, lunch and snack food, sturdy shoes (like running shoes – no flip flops on this day because all activities require shoes that are safe and that will protect feet!), suntan lotion, a hat to protect from the sun. It will be a fun day in the sun!
Wednesday June 29 – last day of school.
The Elementary School Year End Celebration will be Wednesday June 29, from 9:15a.m. to 10:15a.m. Parents are welcome. It will be held in the Middle school gym.
If your child requires school bus transportation beginning in September, you MUST register by Friday, June 24. Registration now takes place prior to the start of the school year and there will not be another opportunity to register after this date.
Online registration for the school bus is open! Register by June 24 if your child requires school bus transportation starting in September. Please visit the Transportation page for information including fees and guidelines.