Weekly Update – September 12-16

September 11, 2016
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    Name the Update

    As you are aware we are changing the way that we send out information to parents. We are now sending out the “Weekly Update” on Sunday afternoons and these updates will include the information that you will need for the week ahead. However, since we are embarking on this new adventure in communication, we believe that the “Weekly Update” also needs a new name. So, here is your chance to put the creative side of your brain to work, and help us come up with a new name by sending in your suggestions by email to tsask@cisva.bc.ca. The name could be based on our school name, the fact that we use the word “Thunder” to describe our sports teams, spirit wear, etc., or you could really step outside the box. We will be accepting your input until Thursday, September 15th, and will unveil the winning selection in the “Weekly Update” that comes out on Sunday, September 18th. This challenge is open to everyone and anyone who has a great idea. The lucky winner will be rewarded with the satisfaction of a job well done, and seeing their creativity posted on our school website and emailed to the entire school community each week. May the best “name” win!

  • Meet the Teacher

    Meet the Teacher Night was held on Wednesday, September 7th and it was a very successful evening with a large group of parents in attendance.  At the meeting there were updates and much information shared about this school year.  If you were unable to attend, a brief summary of the most important information that was shared will be sent home this week with your oldest child.

  • Hot Lunch

    The Hot Lunch program will begin this week with hotdogs on Tuesday, September 13th.  Unfortunately no late orders can be accepted.  If you did not get your order in on time this month, please watch for the next order form to be sent home in October.

  • Comfort Kits and Id. Tags

    This is just a reminder that the student comfort kits and the Id. tags are due back at the school on Friday, September 16th. The comfort kits will then be sorted and moved out with our other earthquake supplies. Please make sure that you return these two very important items that make up part of our earthquake plan.

  • Fun Night


    Fun Night, our annual Carnival-style fundraiser is coming on Friday, September 16th from 4:30-7:30pm. All ages come and have fun!!! There is something for everyone: Inflatables, Midway games, Photo Booth, Face Painting, Cake Walk, Raffle and Silent Auction, Concession and fabulous BBQ and more PLUS don’t forget the Redemption Prize Table!!! We even have some surprises in store…

    Don’t forget to pre-order your Play All You Want Wristband by Tuesday 13th to save $5. The deadline for orders is 8:30am. Wristbands are good for unlimited Midway games and inflatables & one of each Cake Walk, Face Paint and Photo Booth. Wristband order forms were included in the Fun Night package that went home last Wednesday or you can click on the link for an order form now: Fun Night Wristband Order.

    Do you want that Prized Reserved Parking Spot right in front of the school? Or Hot Lunch for your kids for the entire year? These are two of the items in the Silent Auction at Fun Night…and don’t forget the Class Raffle Baskets and “Staff Favourite Things” Basket of Gift Cards… Just a reminder that the Cake Walk is an important tradition at Fun Night. School families are asked to bake or purchase a cake/cupcakes to be used for the Cake Walk. TEN BONUS REDEMPTION PRIZE TICKETS go to everyone who brings in something for the Cake Walk. Please remember no nuts or peanuts please and bring you cake/cupcakes in a disposable container to the gym by 9am on Friday 16th….you will definitely want those TEN BONUS TICKETS as the Redemption Prizes are fabulous this year!

    If you are interested in being a Fun Night Sponsor or Donor, please click on this link now for more information on how it will benefit you: Fun Night Sponsorship Levels & Benefits.

    We have some great sponsors so far: Aldergrove Denture Clinic, Westlynn Meats &Seafoods, YMS. Your Mortgage Source, Crossroads Family Restaurant and Little Monsters Studio.

  • Cross Country

    We are excited to announce that we have accepted the Star of the Sea invitation to their 17th Annual Cross Country Meet on September 21st from 12:15pm – 2:30pm. The Cross-Country Meet is open to students in Gr. 1 to Gr. 7 and so we are extending the invitation to participate in the meet to all students in Gr. 1 to Gr. 7 at St. James and St. Ann’s Elementary. We will be relying on parents driving to the meet as a form of transportation. If you cannot drive you will need to arrange for your child to have a ride to and from the event. We do encourage carpooling as parking is limited. Practices are from 2:45 – 3:30pm and run on September 12th, 13th, 15th, 19th and 20th. If you would like your child to participate in the Cross Country Meet, then please read and initial the permission slip that went home today.

  • Work Bee


     Work Bee this coming Saturday, September 17. Please come out and give a hand. This is a great way to meet new people and get parent participation hours. Please bring any garden tools to help outside.

  • Thank you from Night Shift


     Ever wonder what happens to the drink containers? We have recycled them and used the money to help Night Shift. Night Shift works with the homeless and used the money to purchase jam, peanut butter, iced tea and hot chocolate. Let’s keep it up! Thank you.

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    Thank you for your support!