Newsflash & Updates for Families!

Hello Everyone!

It has proven to be a busy winter start-up this month and there is a lot happening for our students! Thank you to our Silver Creek PAC for all your support in our enrichment activities, school spirit events, and fabulous hot lunches!! Your hard work and enthusiasm helps to make Silver Creek a great place to grow and learn:)

Unplug & Play

BC is celebrating our annual “Unplug and Play” Week. Youth and families are encouraged to turn off those screens and get active! In honour of this important health and wellness initiative, our school is busy having fun together outside, off screen, and enjoying our buddy time.

Monday Jan. 23 – Scavenger Hunt & Outside Games

Tuesday Jan. 24 – Drop Everything and Read – ANYwhere… ANYtime (mystery times)

Wednesday Jan. 25 – Big Buddy/Little Buddy Reading

Thursday Jan. 26 – Fresh Air & Mission Impossible… (mysterious indeed!)

Friday Jan. 27 – Board Games for everyone!

COVID, Respiratory Illnesses and the Flu – Reminder

The current recommendation is that students stay home if they have active symptoms and a fever. When symptoms resolve and there is no longer a fever students can return to school. If students are still actively coughing it is recommended they stay home.

Basketball Continues! Tuesday January 24 – Grade 6,7,8 Silver Creek STARs travel to KCS for Game #2 of the season

Music & Band Please bring instruments every TUESDAY and FRIDAY

HOT LUNCH Reminder – Don’t miss Souper Friday… This Friday January 27!!

Kind regards to you and your loved ones:)

Sydney Griffith

(She, Her, Hers)

Principal

I respectfully acknowledge that my place of work is on the unceded traditional territory of the Secwepemc people

November Remembrance & Gratitude

Silver Creek Elementary quietly paid tribute during the annual Remembrance Day Assembly which was held on Wednesday November 9. Having family members, who were available to join us for remembrance and share in this time of reflection, was greatly appreciated.

After respectfully acknowledging the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwepemc people on which we were gathering to learn and remember, student representatives presented wreaths on behalf of each class. A student cast and supporting crew members presented a dramatic reading of the poem “Why wear a Poppy?” The teaching staff recited the Poem “In Flanders Field” written by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. Toward the end of the assembly, everyone observed 2 minutes of silence which followed the playing of the Last Post.

We are all very proud of the thoughtful way in which our young learners listened to all of the important words, music, and messages presented for this Remembrance Assembly.

News Flash and Updates!

November is off to a quick start and we have a few items to share with families.

PHOTO RETAKES! Monday November 7 is photo retake day.

The photographer will be here in the morning just before lunch.

Remembrance AssemblyWednesday November 9

Our school is hosting our Remembrance Assembly on Wednesday next week, at 10:30am in the gymnasium. Families are welcome to join us.

More Important November Dates!

Thursday November 10 is a non-instructional day. (School-closed)

Friday November 11 – stat holiday for Remembrance Day (School-closed)

Friday November 18 – PAC Hot Lunch

Wednesday November 30th – Term 1 Report Cards come home.

A Few of My Favourite Things

Autumn in Silver Creek is incredible. Perhaps, after a few years a person may become accustomed to the crisp fresh air each morning as one gazes past the back field just beyond the school forest to look up at the skyline framed to the North by majestic Mount Ida. Well, I am still in awe of this beautiful setting in which we live and learn together. This is a special place that we enjoy with our young S.T.A.R. students!

I am grateful and wish to share a few images created by our S.T.A.R.s and a few photos that highlight our community service and learning projects this month too. Enjoy everyone!

Newsflash & A Few Dates!

Hello Silver Creek Families:

We have a few fun dates planned and they are fast approaching!

#1 Reminder – Hot Lunch is tomorrow (Friday Oct. 14)

#2 Reminder –  Band class is tomorrow – grades 6,7 & 8 – instruments required.

#3 Our Silver Creek School Photo Day is scheduled for October 20, 2022

👉 Click Here to view “How to Prepare for Photo Day” (please scroll to the bottom). Please share this link with your students’ families and guardians for more information about Photo Day.

👉Click Here to visit “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) about Photo Day.

#4 Parent Teacher Conferences with Students – Wednesday October 26

We will be setting up a booking system and parents can book appointments on-line. This will come out tomorrow via email.

#5 Silver Creek Book Fair – Monday October 24 – Friday October 30!

New this year   Virtual Book Fair Extension and shipping

This year our Silver Creek Book Fair has a Virtual extension for parents, guardians and families who cannot attend in person to safely participate from home.

No purchases can be made on the virtual site until our Fair start date.  Parents can browse and get a sneak peek prior to the Fair start date.  

The online shop will open up on October 24th.   Please click on this link… Virtual Book Fair

Please see below – a note our librarian has sent in regard to support during our book fair.

Thank you everyone!

Sincerely,

Sydney Griffith, Principal

Email: sgriffit@sd83.bc.ca Phone: 250.832.8282 

 I respectfully acknowledge that my place of work is on the unceded traditional territory of the Secwepemc people.

Dear Parents,

`Bookfair Parent/Guardian VOLUNTEERS Needed for Oct. 24th and 25th

Silvercreek Elementary is very excited to be having our annual bookfair that runs from Oct. 24th to Oct. 28th. 

We are looking for volunteers for lunch and after school sales on Monday Oct. 24th and Tuesday Oct. 25th.

Please contact Ms. Billard at your earliest convenience if you are able to volunteer on either of these two days.

Thankyou for your time and support!

Best,

Denise Billard         dbillard@sd83.bc.ca