A huge thanks to or student helpers around the school! As office monitors – Lilly C., Michelle M., Shannon G., Molly J., Taylor F., Kiera L., Carysn A., Lucrecia C., Cheyanne W., Ella F., and Lindsay H. help out in the office during lunch break, answering the phone and handling other inquiries. The following student monitors take turns helping out in the primary classrooms during eating time; Colin C., Kayla W., Kiera Booth., Jaiden W., Matthew W., Ryan B., Alexa W., Kohen M., Tanner S., Liam S., Tyson C., Marcus J., Aiden D., Talen M., Naomi L., Audrey C., Maggie L., Claire L., Makenna L., Lillie B., Maya C., Halle P., Riley G., Owen W., Helena B., Hannah S., Mackenzie F., Rachel R., Chase L., Alessandro P., Genevieve B., Kelsey P., Avry H., Tessa T., Alex D., Jacob O., Chloe C., Charlotte W., Sharon P., Keeley W., Abby T., and Demry B.
The Provincial Shakedown took place today. It was, for us, and is a good time for our families to review safety procedures at home too, and remember to “prepare” for a possible 72 hours without service. This also means that we will be practicing other safety procedures, like the Lockdown, to ensure that we are all “prepared” for as many eventualities as possible!
The October spirit day will be held on Monday, October 31st and the theme will be Halloween. It is a way to build fun and culture by encouraging staff and students to participate. Wear your costume to school, but leave the associated weapons or masks at home.
Save Around Book sales are down for Wishart this year. The PAC asks if parents could make one last attempt to sell 50-75 books. Please ensure either the book or the payment is returned as soon as possible as the deadline was October 13th.
The money raised goes towards field trips and classroom items not funded by the Government. Any questions can be directed to Devon James at email@example.com
The PAC’s Halloween Dance is taking place on Thursday, October 27th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm. $2 will get you in for a night of fun with a DJ, costumes, family and Friends! Please remember to leave the masks and weapons at home.
Lifetouch Studios will be here October 27th for picture retakes. If your child is getting retake pictures please send the original proofs back to be returned to Lifetouch on that day. Remember to wear your best smile!
Kindness is the “Wishart Way” for the first Term. During the first term, staff will model, teach and guide students about the attributes of kindness and how to practice that at home, school and in the community. There will be more information about what to watch for, how to support and recognize your child’s demonstration of kindness. Working together will help us to instill the values of kindness
Halloween is not too far away, and Wishart will be holding its safety assembly in the last week of Oct., on the 26th with Constable Joley and the Colwood Fire Department. Parents are students reminded to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween.
Please find attached the “How To” instructions on setting up an account for your family in order to access the online “Hotlunch” ordering application for our Fun Food and Popcorn days: “wishart-fun-food-instructions“
Below are the days in OCT, NOV and DEC that are currently available. JAN, FEB and MAR will be available within the next couple of weeks. Please note the CUTOFF for all OCT orders is quick – Oct.1st at midnight. If you have any questions at all, please email us at – firstname.lastname@example.org
OCTOBER – Cut off for ordering and payment is October 1st
October 28th – Hotdogs and Lighthouse Bakery Cookies
NOVEMBER – cut off for ordering and payment – October 27th
November 4th – Kernels Popcorn
November 18th – Subway
DECEMBER – cut off for ordering and payment – November 24th
December 2nd – Kernels Popcorn
December 9th – Treat Day – Cob’s Bakery and Edible Arrangements
December 16th – White Spot
The 23rd annual Craft Fair will take place November 12th. Tables are still available if you know of any vendors wanting to participate. All 8 tables are supplied for $35.00. Registration forms are available in the office or you can contact Devon James at email@example.com
School Wide Reading Program
The PAC’s Home Reading Program is underway and the first sheet to record 25 Nights of reading should have come with students last week. Engaging with your children to read every night is time well spent, not to mention the positive impact it has with student’s reading and comprehension. We appreciate your support at home.