June Newsletter 2012

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is time for the final newsletter of the 2011/2012 school year.  On behalf of the staff, I would like to thank each and every one of you for making our year special and memorable.  Our students have been very fortunate to have such dedicated parents, grandparents and guardians assist in their school year in such a variety of ways.  All efforts towards a positive school year are so greatly appreciated and are so helpful to all of the children in our community.  We have great kids who truly will go on to be great leaders in many other areas of their lives.  Please find below information that will help you plan for year end and for the beginning of the next school year.

Grade 6 Farewell:  Thank you to all parents, students and staff who were part of this celebration.  A special thank you, to Mr. Peterson, for organizing this event.  We had a wonderful night of celebration and the students enjoyed themselves tremendously.

Year End Assembly:  We will have our year end assembly starting at 10:45 a.m.  We are hoping to conclude our year with some recognition awards.  We are also saying farewell to two staff members.  We wish a fond farewell to Mrs. Yates and Mr. Davies.  Mrs. Yates will be relocating south and Mr. Davies will continue to work in School District 60.  All the best to you as your futures unfold.  It has been wonderful to have you as part of our staff and school community.

Lost and Found:  Items have been spread out in the halls and students have been encouraged to walk through and collect any items that belong to them.  There is also an abundance of boots and shoes in our mudrooms and students have been encouraged to collect items from those areas as well.  All left over items will be donated to the Salvation Army on Friday.  Parents are welcome to walk through the halls to also check for lost items.

School Fees: The School Board has approved our school fees for the 2012-2013 year as well as the bell schedule for 2012-2013. Our bell schedule will change slightly to allow for a two week spring break and a warning bell at recess time.  Please see the school fee table along with the revised bell schedule below.

Grade LevelSuppliesCultural FeeBusing Fee
Grade 1-3$35$10.00$10.00
Grade 4-6$35$10.00$10.00
Wireless Writing Rental Charge for Grade 6As per board direction($67.00)
OtherAgenda:  All classes ordering agenda will pay a $10.00 agenda fee (some primary classes and all intermediate classes)Camp Cameron or Camp Sagitawa: $40.00 to offset costs for trips*$20.00/sports team requiring buses*Up to $5.00 for class field trips

Costs have gone up slightly to cover the increased costs of school supplies and bus trip costs.  Students who bring their own supplies will be required to pay cultural fees, bussing fees and agenda fee (if applicable).

2012-2013 Bell Schedule:  To include a warning bell at recess (not currently one)

8:25   Supervision begins                12:10  Lunch

8:40   Warning Bell                          12:30  Warning Bell

8:45   Classes Begin                          12:35  Classes begin

10:15  Recess                                        2:41   Dismissal

10:30 Warning Bell (5 minutes)   2:56   Playground supervision ends

10:35  Classes Resume                                  *students heading home**

11:50  Bell for going outside time*

2012-2013:  The first day of school for 2012-2013 is Tuesday, September 4th.  Students will return to this year’s class to catch up with friends, teachers and share news of the summer break. This will also provide our staff a bit of time to adjust class lists to make allowances for new students in and students not returning.  Classes will begin at 8:45 and dismissal on this day will be 10:45.  Kindergarten students will begin on Wednesday, September 12th.  If you plans change over the summer and you will not be back to our school, please give us a call at your earliest convenience.  This will assist us in planning divisions and school organization.

Rise and Shine Daycare Hours:  Rise & Shine Clubhouse summer program is open for 4 weeks in July.  Hours are from 7:15a.m. –  5:30 p.m.  Only a few spaces left!
Please contact Paula at 250-261-8595 or Megan at 250-793-5269 for more information.

Report Cards:  All report cards will be handed out on Thursday after the final assembly.  Students not in attendance that day can either pick up their report cards on Thursday afternoon or Friday.  Any report cards left will be mailed out.  Staff will be available on Friday until 3:00 p.m. should you wish to discuss any report card information.

Enjoy your summer holidays.  We look forward to hearing about your holidays in the fall and will be looking forward to seeing everyone back in September.



Mrs. Kathy Scheck                                 Mr. Karl Peterson

Principal                                                   Vice Principal

Robert Ogilvie Elementary                   Robert Ogilvie Elementary