Marmot Memo: June Newsletter

Reunification Drill
Thank you to all our families who participated in our first reunification drill. We appreciate your patience as there was a long line of parents and guardians along Burnside. We were able to reunify 252 students with families in the first hour. It was great to run this drill and we have all learned many things. We are very proud of our students for the way they demonstrated patience and community while waiting on the field. There is some work to do with the district school release form, the way to forms are arranged, the timing of the drill and information shared about the drill. Next year, the school release form will be sent home at the beginning of the year paperwork for families to complete. Thank you for joining us on our learning journey.
We have three final emergency preparedness drills this year.
June 11 – Fire Drill
June 17 – Lockdown Drill (You will receive a letter about this drill)
June 24 – Earthquake Drill (where comfort kits will be returned to families)

Grade 5 Year End Trip to Camp Thunderbird – June 18/19
The Grade 5 Year End Trip is coming up quickly. There was information sent out on Friday regarding the trip and if you did not receive this information please connect with your child. This information will help you better prepare everyone for a wonderful experience and please continue to have conversations with your child(ren) about behaviour expectations, work completion, and leadership for the rest of the year and while away on the trip. If you have questions about your financial status please connect with Sheryl R. and for any other inquiries, please connect with Karen Fallan.

Farewell Assembly – Wednesday, June 26 from 1-2pm
We have made some changes to our annual Farewell Assembly that we feel you should be made aware of. The Farewell Assembly is a celebration of the school year and will honour those who will be leaving us (staff, parents and Grade 5’s). The assembly will be in the afternoon with the hopes that more families would be able to attend as it will be closer to pick up time. Seating will be limited because we will have our entire school present and a number of guests who wish to celebrate the year with us. The Grade 5’s, as in the past will be entering the gym after everyone has been seated and will stand as a group at the front for photos once they have all entered. Our hope is to have the grade 5’s sit in a place of honour throughout the rest of the assembly and then will again exist the gym in a place of honour. If time permits we hope that the grade 5’s and their families would be willing to be social until the end of the day at our Primary Playground, the place many of these students started their journeys with us. A reminder for everyone that report cards will be distributed at the end of the day, so please return to your classrooms before 2:38 pm to get your well-earned progress reports.

Upcoming dates:
June 3 – PAC mtg
June 7 – PAC Fun Night
June 10 – Colquitz Music Performance
June 14 – “Plaid for Dad!”
June 16 – Father’s Day
June 17 – Lockdown Drill
June 18/19 – Grade 5’s to Camp Thunderbird
June 21 – Aboriginal Day
June 24 – Earthquake Drill and return Comfort Kits
June 26 – Farewell Assembly (tentatively 1 pm start)
June 27 – Witty’s Lagoon Trip Last Day of School
June 28 – Admin Day

District Calendar 2019-2020
Monday, September 23, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019
Friday, February 14, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020
One additional day with a date to be chosen by each school
School Opening Day Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 14, 2019
Remembrance Day Monday, November 11, 2019
Last day of school before Winter vacation Friday, December 20, 2019
Winter Vacation December 23, 2019, to January 3, 2020
Schools re-open after Winter Vacation Monday, January 6, 2020
Family Day Monday, February 17, 2020
Last day of school before Spring Vacation Friday, March 13, 2020
Spring Break March 16, 2020, to March 27, 2020
Schools re-open after Spring Vacation Monday, March 30, 2020
Good Friday Friday, April 10, 2020
Easter Monday Monday, April 13, 2020
Victoria Day Monday, May 18, 2020
Last day of school for students Thursday, June 25, 2020
Year-end Administrative Day (& School closing day/year end) Friday, June 26, 2020