☔️ January 16th, 2020
Dress for the Weather 💧🌧☔
We have noticed many children are coming to school not dressed appropriately for the weather. Students go outside for recesses except in extreme weather conditions so they will be getting very wet in the coming days and weeks unless they have coats, boots, and even rain pants. Please ensure your child comes to school with at least a raincoat and a spare change of clothes.
IMPORTANT Emergency Release Forms
It was clear to us again during the snow week that some families do not have enough people on their emergency release forms. We are not permitted to release students from school to anyone other than the people who are listed on the students’ emergency release forms, even if you phone in to tell us. Please come in and add names to your form for anyone that your child may go home with for any reason (play dates, early school closures, etc.). You can bring in or email a whole sheet of people who can take your children home that we can attach to the release form (in fact, we recommend this!). Having people on the list who do not have children at Fulford or who do not live on Salt Spring isn’t helpful because they are unlikely to be available to pick your child up in an emergency situation. Given the uncertainty of the weather at this time of the year and the possibilities of buses not running or early school closures, it would be great if you could update your emergency release forms as soon as possible.
☔️ January 30, 2020
💧We are low in our "change of clothes" selection in the Office!
Please bring any clothes you may have that are clean, dry and appropriate for students who need to change their pants, socks or shirts due to getting wet or muddy. Maybe you have clothes that your child has grown out of, they don't have to be fancy, just functional!
🌷Spring Showcase February 27th 1:15pm
The students will be sharing their interests and abilities in the Spring Showcase on February 27th, hopefully they can spend some time practicing their presentation with a captive audience at home.
Next week our PAC will be sending home booklets of Tickets for a cord of Firewood to be raffled off at the spring showcase. PAC Fundraising efforts help our school with many different needs, please help them by selling some tickets to friends and family.
❄️☔️ February 6th, 2020
Due to another brush with inclement weather and possible bus cancellations we want to remind everyone of a few points:
- 🧤🧣🧦Please make sure your child has weather appropriate clothing and a change of clothing if necessary.
- 🚌 🌧The school website will have the most up to date information on weather-related school closures or bus changes. We know usually slightly after the website is updated. Sometimes, a bus driver will make a last minute decision while en route to ensure safety and not travel up certain roads and we find out after the fact. This is why we encourage parents to use discretion and make decisions based on the weather and road conditions in their own neighbourhood. We (or SD64 Plant Services) cannot know all the variations in driving conditions and so we expect that if it is starting to feel like it will be unsafe for you by the end of the day to pick up, please make sure there is an alternate plan for your child early in the day.
- 🎤🌟 🕺Our Spring Showcase is coming up! Please see the weekly email from February 6th.
💝 🌤 February 13th, 2020
❤️ 🌞❤️We ended the week with beautiful sunshine and Valentine's Day excitement. Next Monday is a holiday with no school in session as it is Family Day, so school will be in session next Friday.
🕺Our Spring Showcase is February 27th at 1:15, if you child wants to participate but hasn’t handed in a form please do so on Monday. The form is attached to this email just in case.
🎲There will be the PAC raffle draw at the Showcase. Your kids will be coming home with raffle tickets, they must be returned, sold and unsold with money to the office or classroom teacher by February 21st. Please help our PAC by selling some tickets because the money goes to very important resources our school needs and the prizes are amazing: a cord of firewood or a basket full of Salt Spring treasures, such as pottery from Erin Morris, a beautiful basket made by Lionel Demandre, smoked fish from Salt Spring Island Sea Products and many other items!
🧦Lost and found: Please come and claim any items in the lost and found that may be your child’s. The Spring Showcase is a perfect opportunity to glance at the collection upstairs and see if there is anything you may be missing. We will be donating these items to the Copper Kettle soon as many have been there for an extended period of time.
🚌Kindergarten Registration and Cross Boundary: if you are a cross boundary family please hand in your forms as soon as possible and if your family (or you know a family) that has a student registering for K next year please register (or remind them to register) as soon as possible!
❤️Happy Valentine’s Day!
🌷February 21st, 2020
🌞February 21st, 2020
It seems that spring has finally sprung this week despite some frosty mornings and our students have enjoyed playing in the sun all week.
⛹️♀️⛹️♂️A highlight from the week included our girls basketball team hosting SSE and the boys heading to SSE for very exciting games. We are proud of both teams representing our school as enthusiastic and sportsmanlike, our cheering section was also notably strong and supportive. Thank you to all the parents who came out to support the kids.
🏀 Tuesday after school basketball skills program will be cancelled next Tuesday, February 25 because the stage will be set up in the gym for the Spring Showcase. It will resume the following Tuesday, March 3.
💗👬Next Wednesday February 26th is PINK shirt day, all students are encouraged to wear pink in an effort to create dialogue and awareness around bullying and the importance of kindness and inclusion. Our theme for this year’s Pink Shirt Day is “Lift each other up”; a simple but powerful message encouraging us to look beyond our differences and celebrate the things that make us unique. When we lift each other up, we see past the things that separate us and see instead the things that unite us as people. Please take a moment to talk about these concepts with your child to put the pink shirt into context. We had a draw today for some Pink Shirt day swag and Louis, Caleb, Felix, Bea and Isiah won shirts and Nathan, Duke B, Drew, Galini, Roscoe, Fionn, Wren, Adelaide, Zailaya and Katie all won bracelets.
🕺🎤🎭Our Spring Showcase is this Thursday February 27th at 1:15 and will take about an hour. We hope that lots of parents can come and support our students share their interests, gifts and talents! Our PAC will be holding our raffle draw there for many exciting prizes including a cord of wood, please get your raffle tickets in if you haven’t already.
✅Our student led conferences are coming up on March 5th , there is early dismissal at noon and our conferences will be going until around 5pm. Please connect with your child’s classroom teacher to schedule your conference.
Have a wonderful (short) weekend😊