The next Spirit Day is Friday, May 27. It will be great to see students and staff participating in Stuffy Day. There has been great participation in spirit days, so we look forward to students and staff preparing to bring their favorite stuffy to school.
Track and Field is getting underway. Grade 3’s being able to participate, and no Field Events are a couple of the changes for this year. All Grade 3 – 5 students participated this week so that selections for who will compete in the 100, 400 and 800 meters, along with the relays could be made. The District Track Meet is on June 3 at Royal Bay Secondary School.
Due to a significant number of field trips the May 20th Fun Food day has been changed to Friday, May 27th. The June 3rd date will be changed to June 10th.
The Fun Food menu is available online . All orders AND payments must be received by the due date. It is very important that you order by the deadline date!! The instructions are listed below and are under the PAC tab here on our website. This year’s Access Code for you to register your child(ren) online in order to place Fun Food orders is WE2015FF. There will not be any paper ordering available, and no cash or cheques accepted as payment – https://wishart.hotlunches.net . Please click here for full instructions on set up: 2015 Instructions-Fun Food setup.pdf
MAY- Order deadline is April 27th
May 27th – Dad’s Soup and Sangy
JUNE- Order deadline is May 26th
June 10th – Hot Dog Day
June 17th – White Spot (TBC)
The hot lunch ladies will be taking a much needed rest over the two week spring break so emails may not be responded to right away.
At the May meeting, the PAC held its elections for the 2016/17 school year, and a number of the executive positions were filled. The positions for 2016/17 are:
President Michelle C.
Vice-President Devon J.
Secretary Kia C.
Treasurer Jennifer A.
Fun Food Vicki S./Teresa J.
Safety Committee Kia C.
Events Devon J.
A few of the Members at Large, fundraising and Committee members remain vacant. Parents can contact any of the current PAC members (about the role of the position) if they are interested in getting involved. A huge thanks to Kathy E., President, Michelle A., VP and Fundraising, and Yvonne J., Treasurer, for their contributions over the past number of years. You have left a lasting legacy on the school culture of Wishart Elementary.
We are looking forward to our Talent Show on June 15th and June 16th 2016. Auditions were spectacular, and made a very difficult decision for the team of teachers who had to make cuts! In order to fit in as many students as possible, we grouped some students together. They have been assigned a mentor teacher who will work with them together and give them practice time at school.
We are busy planning and mapping out our Lip Dub for the end of the year! If you are new to our school and have never heard of a Lip Dub, throw it into YouTube and you will know what craziness we are planning! We are hoping to film the Lip Dub on Wednesday, June 1st 2016, as long as we are ready in time and weather cooperates!
For costumes, classes have voted on themes for each class to make them different! All costumes should be relatively easy – something they can borrow, make or inexpensively purchase. You can find the list of class themes below. If you are having any trouble, please let me know! The older classes have two themes, as they will have two spots in the Lip Dub.
Bus Fees and the way to register to ride the bus are changing for the 2016/17 school year. School bus registration takes place BEFORE the coming school year during a registration window (May 12 – June 17th). Students must be registered during this period to ensure a seat on the school bus. School busing may not be available for those who do not register or pay during this registration window.
Potential bus fees per family:
One student rider $225
Two student riders $450
Three student riders $550
Four or more student riders $650
Great fun, exercise, and skipping was the norm as students and staff participated in the Jump Rope for Heart on Wednesday, along with Matt and Vanessa from KISS FM. Thanks to Mrs. Agnew and Mrs. Walkey for organizing it, and for student and parents for their support with collecting pledges.
Wishart School would like to express their appreciation to the South Vancouver Island Colwood Women’s Institute for supporting our Kindergarten reading program. They have donated $200 towards purchasing books and they have made 12 amazing book bags. A special thank you to Linda Townsend, the President, and her group for supporting such a valuable initiative. Kids and parents will benefit tremendously.