Early Dismissal Days

Dear Parents.

Wednesday Nov 23, 2016 Early Dismissal at 1:40pm
Thursday Nov 24, 2016 Early Dismissal at 1:40pm
Friday Nov 25, 2016 Non Instructional Day (No School)

Please call the school or email your teachers for Parent- Teacher Interviews happening on Nov 23, Nov 24 and Nov 25.

Welcome Back Newsletter January, 2015

What a beautiful morning outside today.  It remains cold but looks like the sun will actually shine.  Please find our January 2015 newsletter. January 8th final

Kindergarten registrations have begun.  If you have a child or a neighbour has a child that will be 5 years old by December 31st, 2014, we encourage you to come and register as soon as possible.  Please remember for bring the birth certificate and immunization records.

Wishing our school community all the best in 2015.  Happy New Year.

Foundation Skills Assessment – January 16, 2014:

It is the time of year when grade 4 students will be taking part in the Foundation Skills Assessment provincially. They are part of the Ministry of Education’s assessment practices that all schools participate in and are considered a snapshot of a child’s progress.  More information can be found at the Ministry website and in the parent handout:

Foundation Skills Assessment Handout


FSA Parent Brochure

The following Foundation Skills Assessment brochure is available to parents and is provided by the Province of British Columbia.


Further information including samples is available at


City of Fort St. John Snow Update January 9th, 2014

This information was posted on the City of Fort St. John site today:

WOW – we’ve checked the snow totals – did you know there was 4 times more snow than average for December! No wonder we were all getting snow weary!

Some interesting statistics (data from Environment Canada) – November average snowfall 30.3 cm – we got 54.1 cm in November 2013 – 1.8X the November average. For December we got 135.6 cm – the average is 32.4 cm – 4.2X the average! PS for those of you who still measure in inches and feet – we had 6.2 FEET of snow in November and December combined – that is 4.2 feet more than we normally get!!!

Christmas Stories in the Library December 10th, 2013

What a great season it is when I can come to school and read Christmas books to children of all ages. Students are signing books out like crazy, enjoying familiar stories and reading new stories.

An author many are enjoying right now is Jan Brett.  She is also an illustrator of her own books. The illustrations are absolutely amazing and have many things to explore in them.  The students have enjoyed “The Mitten” “The Gingerbread Baby” and many others.  Below is a link to an online reading of her story: “The Gingerbread Baby”


Another great Jan Brett book is The Wild Christmas Reindeer.  Watch a reading of

The Wild Christmas Reindeer

Her Version of The Three Snow Bears has also been enjoyed by many students. These books are all available in our library. Parents are also welcome to choose books to sign out as well.

Students in the primary classes, in particular the kindergarten classes, have also enjoyed the book by another author called “The Elf On The Shelf”.  Here is an online version to enjoy with your children ~

The Elf on The Shelf

And finally, to tie in to our Grinch theme, please have a listen to the on line song The Grinch or read the story at The Grinch