Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer and the Minister of Education, Rob Fleming, announced last week that schools will re-open for students in BC on June 1st. Our school district is preparing for Stage 3 (voluntary part time in class learning) and we are currently making plans to have students back at school beginning June 1 for some of their learning. This is voluntary and a survey link has gone out to all families to find out who is planning to return part time beginning june 1.
Classes of Kindergarten to grade 5 children will be reduced to 50% of normal capacity, Grades 6-12 up to 20% of normal capacity. Children of Essential Workers (tier 1) can attend 100% of the time as well as children with disabilities. The numbers and days for attendance will be determined once we have collected all of our surveys from our families.
Please contact the school at 250-832-8282 if you have any questions.
The month of April is a perfect time to go fly a kite! At Silver Creek we have had Catapult building challenges and Puff Cars. Now we are challenging our student engineers to design and build a kite. There are loads of ideas on the internet and I know many of you have your own ideas. Plan, build, test and adapt your kite design and then take a photo or video of it to send to me so I can share it with others. Send me your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Next month we will be challenging you to design and build an outdoor shelter for an animal (real or make believe) using outdoor materials.
It’s tradition at Silver Creek that the last afternoon before spring break, we celebrate with a school wide Spring Break-Out in the gym. Multiage teams of students from kindergarten to grade 8 will compete in fun and silly challenges. There will be special grade 8 and staff challenge too. Chelsey Beckham, our indigenous educational worker will be helping kids make bannock and chili for lunch, free of charge to all.
Spring break runs for two weeks March 16-27. School resumes Monday March 30.
We are hoping to see many of Silver Creek’s 3-5 year olds tomorrow afternoon at our annual Ready, Set, Learn session led by Early Learning Coordinator, Jennifer Findlay. Call the school at 250-832-8282 to let us know you are coming. Children will receive a goody bag with early learning materials. March 2, 1-2 pm.
Remember to wear your pink shirt on Wednesday February 26 to recognize Pink Shirt day. We will be having a special assembly put on by Mrs. Klassen’s class, a photo booth and a cookie and cupcake sale sponsored by our Me To We club. Each item is a dollar and the proceeds go towards global and local awareness and support activities.
Super Friday is this Friday, homemade chicken noodle soup, bun and milk. Get your orders in soon!
Family Math Night is this Thursday February 27 at 6-7, pizza will be delivered at 5:30.