Thunder News Flash – February 29, 2020

February 28, 2020
  • AGM and Re-Registration Meeting

    It is almost time to re-register your children for St. James & St. Ann’s School for the 2020-2021 school year!  Re-Registration Packages will be sent home through the oldest child in each family on Friday, March, 6th.  This package is very comprehensive and we hope that you will read through all the information included in the package.  Then, you are asked to bring your completed Re-Registration Package, all required cheques and any supporting documents that you need, to our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, March 11th in the school gym.  Please note that we will not accept any Re-Registration Packages before this meeting, and you must attend this meeting to be eligible for the $50 registration fee.  Packages returned after this date will be subject to a $100 registration fee, and they must be returned by the end of the day on March 13th in order to hold your child’s seat for the 2020-2021 school year.

    Here is some important information that you need to know about the AGM:

    • dinner will be served from 6:00 – 6:30pm
    • the meeting will begin promptly at 6:30pm – here we will go through changes for next year, explain tuition increases, etc.
    • no later than 7:15pm we will begin to accept the Re-Registration Packages at tables throughout the gym that are divided alphabetically
    • babysitting services will be available in the school Library for toddlers to Grade 5 students.  If you have an infant in a stroller or carrier they are welcome to attend the AGM with you, and children in Grade 6 and up are very capable of staying home by themselves

    Some important information that you need to know about the Re-Registration Package:

    • all white papers are to be filled out and returned on March 11th, or by March 13th at the latest
    • all blue papers are information pages for you to keep
    • there are two copies of the Family Statement of Commitment, which must be signed by both parents – please return one signed copy with your package, and the other copy is for you to sign and keep at home for reference
    • remember to bring proof of residency with you – this is a provincial requirement and we must collect this each year
    • remember to bring cheques with you for Parent Participation (3 cheques required), the Registration Fee (1 cheque or cash), and Student Fees (1 cheque)
    • you only need to attach a new cheque or bank form to the Tuition Payment Form if your banking information has changed

    We hope to see you all at this very important meeting.

  • Fraser Health Update

    Please click here to read the latest update from Fraser Health regarding the Coronavirus.  We have been asked to distribute this to all of our school families. 

  • Early Dismissal Day - March 4th

    Please note that we will have our next Early Dismissal Day on Wednesday, March 4th for our staff meeting.  The students will be dismissed at 12:55pm.  Students should bring a snack and lunch with them to school that day.  The Thunder Club is available for those parents who are unable to pick up their children at 12:55pm, and if your children are picked up by 2:30pm the charge will be the same as the morning drop in rate.

  • Parent Prayer Group

    Come and pray the rosary with us on Fridays at 8:30am in the school Library.  It only takes 20 minutes, but the benefits last much longer.  Help us pray for our schools, children, teachers, school staff and school families.  Everyone is welcome and there are toys for your little ones to enjoy while we pray.

  • Lost and Found

    The Lost and Found bin is overflowing with uniform pieces and outerwear.  Please remind your children to come and check the bin if they are missing items, and parents are welcome to do this as well.

  • St. Ann's Childcare Centre

    St. Ann’s Parish is opening a new Childcare Centre for toddlers aged 18 months to 3 years of age.  For more information, please click here to see their poster, or call the parish at 604-852-5602.

  • Attendance Notes

    We are still missing Attendance Notes for a number of students, which we need for our attendance audit in May.  Attendance Notes were sent home with students this week for any absences that we still need notes for.  Please ask your child if they received a note, or check their backpacks, as these must be returned as soon as possible.

  • Community Coffee

    The next Community Coffee will take place in the school gym on Monday, March 2nd at 8:30am.  Please mark your calendar, and we hope to see you there.

  • Student-Led Conferences

    Student-Led Conferences will take place on Friday, March 13th from 8:30am – 4:00pm.  This is your child’s opportunity to share their learning with you, and to shine.  Conferences are for 30 minutes, and there are often up to five students in the classroom with their parents at one time.  As this is a school day, students are required to wear their school uniform.  There will be colouring pages in the Library for school siblings to wait until their conference time, but as there will be no direct adult supervision provided unfortunately we cannot have toddlers left unattended in the Library.  Please click here for the link to book your child’s Student-Led Conference time.  If you have more than one child at the school, please book a separate time for each one of your children.

  • Work Bee - March 7th

    Our next Work Bee will take place at the school on Saturday, March 7th from 9:00am – 2:00pm.  Hopefully the weather will be nice so that both inside and outside work can take place at the school.  If you have any cordless gardening tools, please bring them with you to help with the outside work.  We appreciate all your hard work!

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  • Sports
    There are no upcoming events at this time.
  • Parent Participation Program

    Thank you for your support!