Beach Day is ON! It’s not raining so we will be heading out to Aylard Farm today for our annual Beach Day. If the weather does not cooperate we will call the buses to pick us up early and we will return to school. School will dismiss at the regular time. Parents who attend will have the option of taking their children home with them if they choose. Please inform your child’s teacher before leaving.
We need your assistance! Please check around your home, car, RV and grandparent’s house for Library, Class and P.A.R.T.N.E.R.S. Books. Currently we are missing 143 Library books, 59 classroom books and 91 P.A.R.T.N.E.R.S Books. Each book costs the school approximately $10.00. The total outstanding is approximately $2,930.00. With funding of only $4.30 per child per year for library books and the remainder funded by our PAC, we cannot sustain this enormous loss. Please take a few minutes and return all school books by Thursday.
Remote Control Car/Truck Rally – Bring your remote control vehicle today and race around the parking lot at lunch time today. Spectators are welcome if you don’t have a car.
Divs 11 & 12 Class Goodbye Ceremonies
Div. 14 Class Celebration
Div. 15 class celebration
Div. 16 Class Celebration
Grade 5 Rock Band Assembly 1 pm
Beach Day – Our whole school will celebrate Beach Day at Alyard Farm today. We will take school buses to and from the beach. Remember to re-read your permission form information for full details of what to bring. Families are welcome to meet us there. We will post a message to this blog if the weather is inclement.
Milton Randall Drumming – Each class will have an opportunity to learn some new drumming techniques followed by a Grade 4 & 5 drumming performance in the afternoon.
Div. 10 Celebration 11:20-12
Div. 7 “Show What you Know”
Bon Voyage Assembly 1 pm – All families welcome
Friday – Happy Summer Holidays. Thank you/Merci for letting me be your principal
PAC Information: If you want to order your school supplies through Monks, please order by June 30.
We have just received word that our Camp Thunderbird students will be back at school at 1:45. Parents can pick their children up any time after that! They may be a little tired and damp, but very happy!
Sunday – Congratulations EMCS Grads and Happy Father’s Day
Presenter – First Nations Artist, Travis Henry will be teaching our grade three students some drawing techniques today.
PAC Meeting – Come out and join us tonight at 7 pm in the Music Room. PAC elections, Discussion of new Wildlife Alert procedures, and school configuration/staffing for next year are just some of the topics on the agenda! Free Child-minding is available.
Field Trip – Mrs. Blatchford and Mme. Jeffries will be taking their classes to the BC Museum and IMAX today. Students are asked to be at school by 8:30. The bus must depart at 8:45 sharp – don’t miss out!
Toonie Tuesday – The Sooke Harbourside Lions are fundraising to collect one toonie for every person who lives in Sooke to help the Sooke Food Bank. Tickets will be available to be “principal and vice-principal” for a day for every toonie brought in. Students can earn one ticket for every toonie they bring in and our goal is $864. We can do it!
Camp Thunderbird Year-End Trip– After much anticipation, our grade four and five students will be heading to Camp Thunderbird with their teachers and parent chaperones! They will be canoeing, rock climbing, swimming, kayaking, singing and laughing for the next three days.
Field Trips – Mrs. Lovbakke and Mrs. Miller will be taking their classes to the YM/YWCA Outdoor Adventure Camp today for some outdoor fun. Mme, Ralph-Bruce, Mrs. Purnell and Mme. Lund are off to Beacon Hill Park. With only seven classes left at school there should be lots of room on the playground today!
Earthquake and Fire Drills – our final drills will be today at 11:20
Mrs. Miller’s class is having their end-of-year celebration today at 2 p.m.
Field Trip – Mrs. Purnell, Mme. Ralph-Bruce and Mme. Lund’s classes are going to Broomhill Park today
National Aboriginal Awareness Day
Summer Dancing Opportunity - Dance, Voice and Art at Move This! Ages 4 to 6 and 7 to 11 years old. Monday July 29th to August 1st. Contact Niki for registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Provincial Heritage Fair at the Royal BC Museum – Come to the Provincial Heritage Fair at the RBCM on July 7 to see a showcase of projects on Canadian history created by students from grades 4 to 10 from across British Columbia. Talk to students to feel their pride and discover the richness of our heritage. The Fair is open from 12:00 noon to 3:00 at the Clifford Carl Hall next to the Museum cafeteria.
Art Exploratory with Shanna Hamilton
Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 July 9 – August 27
To register call: Sooke Family Resource Society at 250-642-5152
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. - Jim Valvano
Field Trip – Ms. Laidlaw/Mrs. Howarth’s class going to Chinatown for a guided tour and lunch.
Fire Drill – 11:30 today
Presentation – The Sooke Lion’s Club will present each of our grade two students with a certificate and Canadian Flag in honour of Canada Day, July 1st. and to celebrate this wonderful country we call home.
Field Trip – Mrs. Purnell’s class is going to Witty’s Lagoon today 9-2:00 to take part in the CRD program, Living on the Beach.
Field Trip – Mrs. Ridewood and Mrs. Miller’s classes are going to Broomhill Park for a Buddy Picnic.
Parent Appreciation Drive-Thru today – In honour of our fabulous parents that do so much to make our school so wonderful, the staff will be serving iced-tea and lemonade to all parents/grandparents to show our appreciation. Stop by between 2:30 and 3:15. Don’t worry, both entrances will be covered! Merci/Thank you!
Luncheon – Our Peer Helpers are having a celebration lunch today. This group has taken on many jobs during the year and we couldn’t run the school without them.
Play- The grade four students from Mrs. Ridewood and Ms. Laidlaw/Mrs. Howarth’s classes have been working on a play which they will perform for Jungle Way Neighbourhood this afternoon.
FUN DAY – Some staff and students consider this the best day of the year! Students will be grouped into multi-aged groups and go from station to station enjoying different events during the morning. In the afternoon, Magician Murray Hatfield will entertain us in the gym (thank you PAC for sponsoring him) and then out the back field for some sprinkler fun. Many of the stations involve water so appropriate clothing and a change of clothing is highly recommended!
Hot Dog Day – Today is the final PAC Lunch of this school year. All students who have pre-ordered will be served their hotdog lunch by our energetic group of volunteers.
Congratulations – We are very excited for our former students who will graduate today from EMCS. We wish them well in their future endeavors and always knew they would make us proud! This year’s PAC Bursary Award winner is Morgan Cave.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads of the wonderful children we have at our school!
PAC Meeting – Come out and join us on June 17 for our AGM and Elections at 7 p.m. If you would like to run for one of the four positions (president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer) please join us. If you just want to find out what’s happening, please join us. Free child-minding is available.