Our students had the opportunity this week to participate in a field trip to learn about the life cycle of the Kokanee salmon and its environment. Thank you to the amazing teachers at Kokanee Cr. Interpretive Centre for their lively and engaging activities with the kids!
Reminders for this week:
All schools in School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake), including our school, will be closed on Monday, September 19, 2022 following the Government of Canada’s announcement of a national day of mourning to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth ll.
On Friday Sept 23 school will not be in session for students as this is the district planning day for staff.
Terry Fox run and assembly at Blewett Elementary was postponed due to rain. We will celebrate Terry Fox this coming Wednesday afternoon at 1:15pm. Our goal for donations is $200. If you would like to send another loonie with your child for Wednesday's event, we would appreciate the extra donation to a great cause. (Donations are not an expectation. We understand that people give in other ways)
For many kids, transitioning back to school from the summer can be difficult. I’d like to share with you some ideas for promoting resilience and setting your kids up for success as they head back to school.
BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program:
We are very lucky at Blewett School to be involved in the BC Fruits and Vegetable program. We receive fresh fruit and vegetables approximately every three weeks and distribute it to the students. Again this year we will be receiving milk for Grades K-6. If you do not want your child to participate in this program, please contact Jane to let her know.
We welcome parents as volunteers in our school. Your talents and attention enrich the lives of our children. Thanks for caring. Because the school is a public institution, there are certain expectations we hold of our volunteers.
It is the responsibility of each volunteer to . . .
submit a criminal records check
attend a Volunteer Orientation session – usually with the principal
consult with your child’s teacher to set up times to come in
sign in at the office when you come in to the school – see Jane
support the work of the teacher in the classroom
if you see a behavior which concerns you, please let the teacher know
avoid touching children
respect the confidential nature of the school setting – please discuss a child’s behavior only with the child’s teacher or with the principal, not with others outside the school setting
recognize the gifts of all children
Have a great week!
Jordon Konken - Principal