Winter art at South Broadview
SOUTH BROADVIEW ELEMENTARY
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Newsletter #4 January 22, 2018
On behalf of all the staff here at South Broadview, I would like to welcome all students and their families back. Hopefully everyone had a wonderful break and a chance to relax and rest. This is a busy part of the school year with lots going on throughout the school and in the classrooms. This is considered a very productive time of the school year to get things done as routines are established and being followed. Thank you for checking student planners and newsletters for important information.
I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you to parents who have been able to help out with activities around the school this year. Parents are able to help out with helping out in the classroom, helping out on field trips, helping with the hot lunch program, tying skates, donating items to the school and helping out in a variety of other areas throughout the school. We appreciate all your support!
Unplug and Play Literacy Week
The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS) and many community organizations invite you to participate in Unplug & Play Family Literacy Week from January 20 to January 27. We are encouraging students and their families to find a way to balance their technology use by spending more time playing and interacting face-to-face with one another.
Unplug & Play Passports have been distributed to all elementary students in the school district. The challenge is for students and families to reduce or eliminate their screen/electronic time for one week. On each passport, there is a daily checklist to record achievements and a schedule of free events for families throughout the North Okanagan-Shuswap. By Friday, Feb 2, students can bring their completed passports to the school office and enter for a chance to win a draw prize.
Literacy Week Activities at South Broadview
South Broadview has many activities that we are doing to support Literacy Week. On Thursday, January 25 students and staff are encouraged to dress up as their favourite character from a book they like or have read. On Friday, January 26, we are doing school wide D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read). All students and staff will find a quiet spot in the school and read quietly from 1:00 to 1:15.
Family Snowshoe Night
Thursday, January 25 from 5:00 â€“ 7:00 p.m., families are invited to participate in the Family Snowshoe night. This is one of the many free activities in the Literacy Passport for families to participate in. Families can meet at the Little Mountain Sports Field. Please bring your own snowshoes.
PROPS students at South Broadview (Peers Running Organized Play Stations)
Our PROPS students (Grade 5 leadership students) are busy in January and February. PROPS students are busy with many jobs around the school such as student announcers, emcees for our weekly assemblies, gym station helpers, lunch time monitors and many more things around the school. Thank you to our PROPS students!!
Report Card Pilot
Parents have received the first term report card before winter break. With the renewed curriculum in place, our district and the BC Ministry of Education are trying to improve reporting documents and opportunities to better meet the needs of families in the form of a report card pilot.
Part of~better meeting the needs of students and families involves increased opportunities for parents to meet formally with teachers to discuss their childâ€™s progress and agree on a~goal(s). To accommodate this change, the district has scheduled, for schools participating in the pilot,~one early dismissal day.
At South Broadview Elementary, early dismissal is at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. This will~provide time for scheduled parent/student/teacher conferences. If your child is in Mrs. Bennett, Mrs. Anderson or Mrs. Kennedyâ€™s class, they will still have early dismissal but will have their classroom open for parent visits if parents choose to participate.
These conferences will provide an opportunity for parents to discuss their childâ€™s report card and their childâ€™s areas of strength and needs. At the conference on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the goal(s) will be discussed and modified if required. Parents will have an opportunity to sign up for conference times sent out by their childâ€™s classroom teacher.
South Broadview PAC
The next PAC meeting is on Tuesday, February 27 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the library.
Winter is on its way and the wet cooler weather is here. Students should get outside as much as possible for fresh air in the morning, recess and lunch. However, on very cold days, or really wet and or windy days, we will ask students to remain inside. For cold weather, we usually use â€“12Â°C as a guide. The principal will make an announcement if it is to be an inside day due to poor weather. It is important that all students are prepared (boots, jackets, toques, gloves and snow pants for younger children) for outside weather when it is an outside day. Please make sure all clothing items have the studentâ€™s name on it so if it is lost, it can be returned.
This also becomes the season for colds, flu, etc. Occasionally we get notes asking students to stay inside because they are â€˜sickâ€™ or not feeling well. If students are too sick to go outside for fresh air, we ask that they stay home until they are well.
Ready, Set Learn event at South Broadview â€“ Tuesday, Feb 26
Families of 3 and 4 year olds are invited to attend a Ready, Set, Learn event which~will take place in every elementary school in the North Okanagan-Shuswap between January and March 2018.~
- Ready, Set, Learn is a free early learning event for families and caregivers with children who are 3 and 4 years old
- All families will receive free books and a kit of materials and resources to help support their childâ€™s early learning experiences
- Families will learn about Kindergarten readiness skills
- All families are encouraged to pre-register for the event at their local school or contact Jennifer Findlay at 250-833-2095 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
- South Broadview Elementary's Ready Set Learn event will take place on Tuesday, February 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room.
Current information at school
We are asking families that have had a change of address or phone number since September 2017 to please update this information with the office at 250-832-2167.
Up-to-date information helps to keep school records accurate for emergencies and assists the Transportation Department while they work on their 2018-2019 bus route restructuring and improvement of transportation services.
Happy New Year returning and new students and families. I'm looking forward to offering some exciting winter activities available as a result of SBR receiving an Honour Your Health Indigenous wellness grant. Special events will include Tube Town family day, bowling afternoon and a swim night. Please contact me for further information on these events. Sign up sheets will be posted on the Community events board. These activities are free and children must be with an adult to attend.~~
Sunday, January 28 - Tube Town family event 1:30 to 3:30
Wednesday, February 21- Bowling event 3:30 to 4:30
Swim night: to be announced
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Upcoming events at South Broadview:
23 Tuesday Early Dismissal â€“ Report Card conferences
22- 26 Mon-Fri Family Literacy Week. Literacy Passports
25 Thursday Literary Book Character Dress up Day
26 Friday D.E.A.R. around the school 1:00 p.m.
02 Friday Literacy Passports due to the office
02 Friday District Ski Loppet
12 Monday Family Day - No School
14 Wednesday Valentineâ€™s Day Celebrations
21 Wednesday Wear Pink Day
22 Thursday Western Day
23 Friday Non-Instructional Day (Regional)
27 Tuesday Ready, Set, Learn 9:30 â€“ 10:30 a.m.
27 Tuesday PAC Meeting 7:00 p.m.
13 Tuesday Fire Drill #4 â€“ 9:50 a.m.
14 Wednesday SD 83 District Chess Tournament @
South Broadview â€“ all day
15 Friday Earthquake Drill #2 - 8:45 am
15 Thursday Second Term Reports (Non Pilot teachers)
sent home to Parents
16 Friday Last day before Spring Vacation
19 â€“ 30 Mon. â€“ Fri. Spring Vacation Period
02 Monday Easter Monday â€“ No School
03 Tuesday School Reopen