Student placement for 2017/18 is an important process that staff will be working on together starting early June. Many meetings take place as staff gives great importance and thought to student placement, and a number of factors are considered. For example; learning needs; social needs; balancing classes in numbers and gender; group dynamics; match of learning styles; keeping some students together and separating others. Parent input is one factor that is also considered. If you would like to offer some input into your child’s placement for next year, please do so by telling us about your child’s needs and learning style. All requests should be based on valid educational concerns. Please do not request a particular teacher as teaching assignments can change depending on class configurations. All requests must be submitted in writing or via email to Mr. Manhas, firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday, May 19th. Please note: parent requests do not guarantee the placement requested.
Track and Field is getting underway for the boys and girls in Grades 3, 4 and 5. A mini track meet will be held for our students to participate (100m, 400m, 800m to mention a few events) in so we can narrow down the participants for the Track Meet on June 2nd at Royal Bay.
We are pleased to announce that online bus registration for the 2017/18 school year will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017 and will remain open until Friday, June 2, 2017. Similar to last year’s registration process, we will only be accepting online registrations through the School Cash Online account process – if you haven’t already done so, you will be required to set up an account in order to register for bussing services for the 2017/18 school year. Please use this link to access or set up a School Cash Online account https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/.
Bus registration will be open until June 2nd at which time routes will be established and communicated to registered riders. Riders registering after this date will be assigned routes only if space is available. Students will not be provided bussing unless they have registered for this service. At their April 25th meeting, the Board of Education confirmed the following:
- There will be no transportation fees charged for the 2017/18 school year
- The District will provide a total of 29 routes, which is up one from the 2016/17 school year
- The 29 routes will provide service to approximately 3,300 riders or roughly one third of our student population based on the 2016/17 service levels
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at email@example.com.The registration form will be on the District’s website under the Transportation tab- http://www.sd62.bc.ca/about/transportation/ by Thursday morning, May 4.
As a result of School District re-assignments of Principals and Vice-Principals, Mr. Murphy, our Vice-Principal for the past three years will be moving to John Muir Elementary in Sooke. Mr. Murphy’s contributions have been many, and we will miss him, but wish him all the best as he embarks on his new assignment in September, 2017.
Mrs. Sagodi, a teacher in the Vice-Principal pool, will be Wishart’s New Vice Principal. She is very excited about joining our great school.
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“ If you have any questions at all, please email us at – firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY – Cut off for ordering and payment – April 27th
May 5th – Kernel’s popcorn
May 26th – White Spot
JUNE – Cut off for ordering and payment – June 3rd
June 9th – Boston Pizza
June 16th – Kernel’s popcorn
Parents volunteering for field trips or classroom work require a Criminal Record Check when working with our students. This needs to be completed and on file at the school office prior to volunteering.
Driving any students in a private vehicle also requires a completed Criminal Records Check as well as a driver’s abstract from ICBC and a copy of your valid driver’s license and insurance. These are now required for all volunteers when driving for field trips. Please see the links with information below. Thank you again for volunteering your time so our children can have the best educational opportunities.
Important reminder to please inform the school of any medical issues and/or allergies. We strive to provide a safe, healthy environment.
If your student will be absent from school please call the office at 250-478-9528 or email (email@example.com) to notify of their absence.