April 29, 2021
Hope this message finds you and your family well. Not much to report this week. Stay tuned for next week’s Blast, when we hope to share photos of our new Outdoor Classroom and Performance Space. Purdy’s fundraising to ‘Raise a Roof’ continues for this space and we thank you for all your support!
Also, next Friday our students will have an opportunity to see a live performance by Candy Bones Theatre called ‘Oopsie – Is it Ok to Make Mistakes?’. Part workshop/part performance, this presentation includes theatre, tap dance, and shadow puppetry with the goal of deepening our awareness of the connection to self, others, and the world.
HD Stafford PAC are wanting to connect with our Grade 5 parents and we encourage you to see below for more information about some of their upcoming events.
Spare agendas are available at the Office for the discounted price of $3.00 each.
We still have some extra stock of Mome Rath and White Rabbits House Shirts in the Office and are offering them up for sale for the bargain price of $5. If you are interested in purchasing one of these shirts, please contact the Office.
House points are as follows:
Mome Raths – 18,394; White Rabbits – 17,465; Cheshire Cats – 17,662; Deck of Cards – 16,590
Have a good weekend!
Susanna Eppich, Principal
GRADE 5 PARENTS - Message from HDSMS PAC
We here at the HD Stafford PAC are looking ahead and want to connect with our incoming families for next year. To do this, on May 5th at 7pm we are hosting a one hour drop in Virtual Meet & Greet to say hi and meet other HDSMS parents.
We also wanted to share information about the HDSMS PAC AGM via Zoom on May 19th at 6:30pm where we will be voting in the PAC executive board for next year.
Parents are welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and / or sign up with our Facebook Group @HDSMS Parent Hub to request the Zoom meeting links for either of these events.
READY SET LEARN
Ready, Set, Learn (RSL) is an early learning initiative sponsored by the Ministry of Education. This initiative is intended for families of three to five-year olds to develop positive connections with the school system and with participating community agencies. In alignment with the province’s Early Learning Framework, Ready, Set, Learn aims to provide pre-Kindergarten children with opportunities to learn more about their world in an age-appropriate way. Due to COVID-19, the District is currently unable to offer in-person sessions, however, videos have been developed and curated to provide children and families ways to engage with each other and the world while developing literacy, numeracy and social emotional understandings. The following link will take you to our Ready, Set, Learn webpage where you will find these videos. Please continue to check back for additional videos throughout the spring.
MESSAGE FROM THE BLACKLOCK PAC
Here are the Minutes from the latest PAC meeting –> PAC Meeting Minutes – March 11, 2021
If you would like to register your child to attend school in September, 2021, you will be able to register either online or in person at your catchment school. Proper documentation is required at the time of registration. Your child’s registration will not be processed without the required documentation. Kindergarten aged children must be five years old by December 31, 2021.
Due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, the process for registration and collecting documents may be different than in the past. For information and instructions on how to register, please click here —> Student Registration Letter 2021 and for the Student Registration Form click here —> Student Registration Form_20212022
Although your child’s Care Card is not a required document, it is an important piece of information for the school to have. Please make sure you have indicated any medical concerns or information that the school should be aware of (i.e. asthma, allergies, etc.). If you have copies of any medical documents or diagnostic reports for learning or physical needs, please also have a copy of the original (a copy can be made at the school). Please also have a copy of any Court Orders regarding custody so the school can have a copy on file.
FAMILY PORTAL in MyED BC
Here is a poster for help with passwords –> FamilyStudent Portal Poster (2020 Tri 1 and 2)
Below are links to two videos that offer some help in accessing the Family Portal in MyED BC:
DAILY HEALTH CHECK FORM
Thank you for continuing to conduct a daily health check with your child. It is an important measure to help keep our school community healthy and safe. To better assist families, the Ministry of Education has developed an online K to 12 Health Check .
Please read the Daily Health Check Form (by clicking on the above link) and use it as a reference when completing the daily health check with your child.
A mobile phone app version can also be downloaded, called K to 12 Health Checker.
Print versions are available in multiple languages on our District website here.
Here are the upcoming events:
May 10 – Class Photo Day
May 20 – Tentative Kindergarten Early Dismissal @ 1:00pm
– Tentative Welcome to Kindergarten @ 1:30pm
May 21 – Pro-D Day – Students not in Attendance
May 24 – Victoria Day – Statutory Holiday
June 23 – Grade 5 Leaving Celebration (Details to follow)
June 29 – Final Report Cards Published & Last Day prior to Summer Break
– Dismissal at 10:45am
For access to our District Community Bulletin Board, please click here: Community Bulletin Board. There are always new flyers that may be of interest to you.