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Sangster Elementary Newsletter
September 16, 2021
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Terry Fox said, “anything is possible if you try.” Inspired by his amazing example, Sangster Elementary is proudly taking part in this year’s Terry Fox School Run.

We will be holding our school run on Friday, September 24.

Please consider supporting us in our try, and help us raise much-needed funds for cancer research.  Please click here to donate online.

More information to come in our next newsletter.

 
 
Welcome Back Sangster
 
 

MyEducation BC Parent portal – from the SBO
In preparation of publishing MyEducation BC year end student summary progress reports, we
have developed a tool to help parents/guardians look up their temporary MyEducation BC
parent portal password. If you have never accessed MyEducation BC Parent portal, please see
attached instructions to help you with this.
Please familiarize yourself with your MyEd parent portal as your child’s information and
summary progress reports are located there. While you are in your parent portal, please double
check that all your information (contacts, address, etc) are correct. If you need to change your
information or need further assistance, please contact your child’s school Secretary.

 

https://sangster.web.sd62.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2021/06/MyEd-Parent-Portal-Booklet-Sangster-2021-22.pdf

 

 
 

School Operation Details

Please find attached a letter outlining the school operation details for the 2021-22 school year for Sangster Elementary.

School Operation Details - 2021-22 - Letter to Parents

Library books

We’re nearing the end of the school year, which means that all library books need to be returned. We would like all the library books back by June 18th at the latest. This way, we have lots of time to organize, process new books, and prepare for next year. Should a book be deemed lost, let me know and we will send along a notice (or an email if you prefer) with the replacement cost attached. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at awiens@sd62.bc.ca

 
 

Sangster staff and students spent this week until Tuesday, June 8 (215 hours), acknowledging and recognizing the residential school tragedy and recent discovery by the Tk’mlúps te Secwépemc First Nation. We are so fortunate to have amazing Indigenous partners in SD62 and have connected with Elders to seek guidance about how we may proceed as a community and mourn alongside one another. 

Sangster shared some opportunities in which to connect, providing space for us to reflect upon the tragic history of residential schools and to continue the healing journey together. 

Munro’s virtual bookfair (for Sangster)

If you haven’t had a chance to browse yet, the Munro’s virtual bookfair is live for 1 more day.  Visit them in store or online at www.munrobooks.com

Be sure to mention that you are shopping in support of the “Sangster Virtual Book Fair” at check out or in your online order notes. 

This is a great opportunity to “stock up on summer reading and support local”. 

Class photos

With recent changes and updates to the health and safety guidelines, the PHO and SD62 are now allowing class photos to take place, outside, before the end of the year.  Elementary schools have booked Lifetouch to complete this project.  Sangster is booked for Wed, June 9 starting at 9:00am.  Good news!

Library books

We’re nearing the end of the school year, which means that all library books need to be returned. We would like all the library books back by June 18th at the latest. This way, we have lots of time to organize, process new books, and prepare for next year. Should a book be deemed lost, let me know and we will send along a notice (or an email if you prefer) with the replacement cost attached. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at awiens@sd62.bc.ca

 
 

Reminders – due to Covid restrictions and Code of Conduct

As the weather warms outside more and more, we are seeing toys and other items coming to school.  Such items are not allowed at this time due to Covid restrictions.  In addition items such as water pistols, or imitation weapons are not permitted at any time as per our Code of Conduct. As well, there are certain activities we are not able to participate in at this time which includes the sharing of food.  We ask parents to please talk with their children about these items and activities as well.  Thank you for your support with this. We look forward to restrictions being lifted at some point in the future!

 

Sangster Spirit wear

Would you like Sangster swag before the end of the school year?

Ready to be ordered with the Sangster logo include ball caps, mugs, and masks.

The link below will bring you to the SD62 Cash online site to order the products of your choosing.  Note:  this order is due by Friday, June 4.

The link will go live Tue, May 25 by 3pm.

For families: 

Masks

Mugs

Hats

Parents log into their school cash online account to order.

If you are interested in tee shirts, pull over hoodies, or zip up hoodies, please send an email  to the sangster@sd62.bc.ca address outlining what you may want to order by the end of the week (May 28).  As we need a minimum number to order each of these items, if there is enough interest, we can place another order.  If not, we can order again in the fall.

 
 

 
 

New for the 2021/2022 school year! This pilot project is offered through SD62’s Westshore Centre for Learning and is the first of its kind in our school district. Open to full-time students in Grades 6-8, students will learn four days per week remotely from home and attend one day per week in-person. To learn more and register, visit: Blended Learning: Grades 6-8 | Sooke School District (sd62.bc.ca)

 
 

Notice of PAC Annual General Meeting Wed, May 12th, 2021

6:30 pm via MS Teams

Regular PAC Meeting to immediately follow.

The PAC Annual General Meeting and elections will take place on Wed, May 12th, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Please send in your nomination for any position to Meagan Bagnall prior to the meeting or just show up and surprise us!    MeaganBagnall@gmail.com

I would like to take some time to communicate to the Sangster community the situation our school PAC is facing heading into the next school year.

All of the positions are open each year, however several members of this years PAC are either stepping down or leaving Sangster. These positions include; fundraising, vice-president, president and the glue of all PAC’s the treasurer’s role. If we do not fill the Treasurer position, the PAC will not be able to function and will have to be suspended.  We must have at the very least, a President, Treasurer, & Secretary.

You might not be aware of just how many things we take for granted in our schools that are paid for with PAC money.  Without a functioning PAC these enhancements to our children’s education will not take place.

Here are just a few examples of what an important role the funds raised by the PAC provides to our school.

  • All field trips that cost money are funded by the PAC (busses, admission)
  • Most cultural events brought into the school are funded by the PAC. (Theatre groups, musicians, authors, dancers etc.)
  • Classroom support for your teacher, (think supplies for science experiments, art projects etc.)
  • Swim Club is funded by the PAC
  • Science Venture is funded by the PAC
  • The fun events put on by the PAC, the Valentine Dance, Spring Fair, Christmas Store etc….

We appreciate people are busy with work, home and their kid’s extracurricular activities. We all understand because we too have those same commitments. Many members of our Sangster PAC work full-time, coach sports teams and Girl Guides and a host of other wonderful activities. If you can spare 1-2 hours per month to attend a meeting, I encourage you to consider coming out for the PAC.

If you have any questions about the further role PAC has as part of a school, or would like to know about any of the positions, please feel free to reach out.

Tracy Fontaine

(current) PAC president

tracyf@telus.net