Thunder News Flash – May 6, 2023

May 05, 2023
  • Walkathon

    The day of WALKATHON 2023 has come and gone and as always it was a wonderful day for the entire St. James & St. Ann’s community!  It takes a lot of help and support to put on the Walkathon fundraiser and the Parent Fundraising Association would like to thank all the staff, parents and students who shared of their time, talent and treasure to help make this day a success.   

    Just a reminder that Pledge Collection Days are all this week: MAY 8-12. Please bring in your Walkathon pledge sheet and money raised on one of those days to be eligible for Walkathon prizes.  Our Prize Raffle Draw will be in early June. Check out the fantastic prizes you could win:  You can also still pledge here until May 12.  Thank you for your support. Together we can raise $25,000! 

    We want to thank Ann Marie’s Café, Brodeur’s Bistro, Clayburn Village Candy Shop, Clay Cottage, Canadian Tire, Chalo FreshCo, Cineplex, Columbia Business Systems, Curtis Tire, Dufferin Games Room, Elements Parkour, Fred’s Custom Tackle, High Street Mall, London Drugs, Royal Oak Restaurant, Save On Foods, Starbucks, Superstore, Tasty Bubble Tea, Toy Traders, Treasure Landing, Westlynn Meats & Seafood, White Spot, The Greater Vancouver Zoo, Cheri Black, the Chow Family, the Humphreys Family, the Legaspi Family and many more anonymous people and businesses for donating some awesome prizes and items for our event! 

  • Ready, Set, Learn

    On Tuesday, May 30th St. James & St. Ann’s School will be holding our Ready, Set, Learn event, from 6:00 – 7:00pm.  This evening session is for parents whose children are 3 – 5 years of age, who have not yet started school, and of course the 3 – 5 year olds are welcome to join in the fun as well.  If you are planning on attending this fun and interactive event, please click here to email the School Office so that we can plan accordingly.  We hope to see you there! Please click on the link below to see the flyer.

    2023 Ready Set Learn (1) – flyer (2) (1)

  • Used Uniforms

    We are collecting used uniform and Thunderwear clothing for the school uniform cupboard – we will be having a toonie and loonie sale in June.  Please bring in your donations into the school office. 

  • Criminal Record Checks

    As I am sure you are aware, all volunteers who work with children are required to have a Criminal Record Check completed.  The process has changed this year, and applicants will now be using their BC Services Card as Electronic Identity Verification (EIV).  This service is now available for our parents who require a new Criminal Record Check or for those requiring a re-check.  If you are using the BC Services Card to access the online service for the first time, you will be directed to activate your card by video or in person through Service BC.  Please note that if you choose to activate your card in person, a mobile device is still required (iPhone, iPad, or Android)

    The new link for accessing this service is:

    enter our school’s unique access code: RRSB9FCCYY

    If you do not meet the BC Services Card eligibility requirements, you will be redirected to follow the current EIV process through Equifax or to submit your Criminal Record Check through the manual process.

  • Work Bee - May 6th

    The next Work Bee will take place at the school this Saturday, May 6th from 9:00am to 2:00pm. This is a great way to earn five hours towards your Parent Participation commitment.  Hopefully the weather will be good, so please bring gloves for both indoor and outdoor work, as well as any small cordless garden tools that you have.  We are very grateful for all of your hard work around the school.

  • Two Staff Positions Available at St. Ann's

    Two Staff  Positions coming available at St. Ann’s, 33333 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford:

    1)      St. Ann’s Parish Office Administrator, starting July 1st, 2023 (Training prior to this date)

    2)      Administrator/Teacher for St. Ann’s Preschool  starting September 2023

    Please click on the link below to see the details for these postings.

    St. Ann’s Staff Positions



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  • Parent Participation Program

    Thank you for your support!