Absence Reporting:

To enhance our existing absence-checking procedure, we are introducing a new, more efficient student absence reporting system called SafeArrival. This new system will reduce the time it takes to verify student attendance, make it easy for you to report your child’s absence and easy for staff to respond to unexplained student absences.


With SafeArrival, you are asked to report your child’s absence in advance using any of these 3 convenient methods:


1) Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://www.sd33.bc.ca/safe-arrival ). The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.


2) Use the SafeArrival website, https://www.sd33.bc.ca/safe-arrival. The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.


3) Call the toll-free number 1-833-698-6567 to report an absence using the automated phone system.


These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week. Future absences can be reported at any time.


Parking Lot:


•    Please Do Not park in staff designated parking spots, please use visitor parking or park on side streets. 


•    Do Not park and leave your vehicle in the drop off / pick up lane.


•    Have child(ren) exit the car as quickly as possible from the curbside of the car.  


•    Please Do Not hold up traffic in the drop off zone by having extended good-byes etc. 


•    Do Not drop off or pick up before your car has reached the designated zone.


•    Please use the crosswalks.


PAC News

PAC will be having a weekly popcorn sale to raise money to help offset the cost of our year-end waterslides field trip for all students.  Money needs to be given to their teacher between Monday and Wednesday morning each week to pre-order their popcorn for Friday.


Summer Learning

Please use the below links to view program information and to register for summer learning opportunities.   

https://www.sd33.bc.ca/summer-learning-2024

https://sd33.bc.ca/sites/sd33.bc.ca/files/2024-04/Elementary_Summer_Course_Catalogue_2024_v01.pdf  


Weekly Reminders: June 17-21

Monday, June 17

  • All Library Books are Due Today!  – All books must be returned by today  

    • Once all books have been returned, Mr. Lister will look into the possibility of creating a summer check-out program. 

  • Popcorn Sales Open Today – Send $1.00 for Popcorn on Friday

  • Gr. 5 Wild Play Field Trip

Tuesday, June 18

  • Freezie Sale – Lunch Time – Send $1.00 if your child would like to purchase a Freezie

  • Popcorn Sales Open Today – Send $1.00 for Popcorn on Friday

  • Assembly ~ Illustrator Presentation 1-2pm

  • Immunization Clinic (Drop-in Clinic for Grade 1-2 Students) 2:20-4:00pm – Multi-Purpose Room

    • Parents of eligible students will be contacted directly by Fraser Health.

    • Only students present with their parent/guardian will be offered immunizations. We will not be immunizing any students without full consent and attendance by the parent/guardian.

    • Only routine childhood immunizations will be available.

Wednesday, June 19

  • Grade 1-5 Year-end Field Trip - Bridal Falls Waterpark         

    • Please arrive on time for school, busses will not wait for late students.

    • Students should bring a lunch or pack money for the concession.

    • Students need to bring: bathing suit, towel, life jacket (if required) and sunscreen, the waterslides has a limited amount of loaner lifejackets. 

    • Parents and siblings (not attending Strathcona) are welcome to attend.  Please pay at the gate upon your arrival to the Bridal Falls Waterpark.  Rate $22, plus taxes.

    • Waterpark closes at 3:00pm, if your family would like to stay when our school leaves at 1:00pm.  Parents must send a writen note to your child’s teacher by the end of the day Tuesday and students must be signed out with teacher at the waterslides prior to 1:00pm.

Thursday, June 20

  • Freezie Sale – Lunch Time – Send $1.00 if your child would like to purchase a Freezie

  • Popcorn Sales Close Today at 9:00am – Send $1.00 for Popcorn on Friday

  • District Track Meet 

    • Your child will bring home a permission slip if they are attending. 

Friday, June 21

  • Popcorn Day (By Pre-Order Monday-Thursday Only) 

  • June 21 – National Indigenous Day (Schools are in Session) 

    • Strathcona Celebration Event ~ 10:00 to 11:00am

    • Indigenous Dancers, Drummers and Singers will perform for our students.

    • Families are welcome to attend. 

  • Last Day of Strong Start

 

Attachments – 

 

Upcoming dates:

June 25 – Grade 5 Celebration Assembly 

  • Grade 5 Pizza Lunch

  • Grade 5 Kona Ice

  • Grade 5 Yearbook Signing

June 25 - Kona Ice Sale – 2:20pm 

  •  
    • Pricing Information Flyer will be sent home next week

    • Truck will be set-up by the bike racks

June 27 – Early Dismissal 11:24am

  • Report Cards Issued

  • Last Day of School


**** Reminder:

  • The school does not provide cutlery to students.  Please either pack lunch items that don’t require cutlery or send cutlery from home with their lunch.  Thank you!

  • Strathcona equipment (hockey sticks, balls, holla hoops etc) is not available for after school use.  We have this in place to reduce equipment loss and damage. 

    Thank you for your support.


Kindergarten?

Do you have a child that will be turning 5 years old before December 31, 2024?  Please register at: https://sd33.vivosforms.com/Home 


Playground Supervision:

Starts at 8:09am, please do not send your child(ren) prior to this time unless they are supervised by an adult or going to Breakfast Club.

Indoor Shoes: 

All students are required to have clean indoor shoes to wear while inside their classroom & gym.  This is especially important since the wet weather has arrived.

Outdoor Attire:

Please ensure that your child has appropriate outerwear for the Winter weather. Students will go out for play periods, even when it’s raining, snowing, windy or chilly. Please make sure your child arrives to school with a warm jacket and proper footwear (particularly boots on rainy & snowy days), and on colder days remember to send mitts and toques as well. The school will only have inside play periods when it rains or snows heavily, is too icy out or we are experiencing extreme cold temperatures. Getting fresh air and some physical activity is an important part of their day…rain or shine!

             


Reminder to all Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

Our school grounds are an Idle Free Zone.  Please turn your vehicles off while waiting for your child(ren) in the parking lot and pick-up lane.  Concerns have also been brought forward regarding vehicles on neighbouring streets being left running unattended while dropping students off.  For the safety of students, we ask that you turn your vehicles off while leaving your vehicle unattended.    Thank you for your cooperation.