School News

Terry Fox Run (photo by Kaori Kumagai, Kyle and Lily's Mom)


Welcome Back!

Important Dates Looking Ahead: 


September 11      Meet the Teacher 6:00pm 

September 18      PAC Meeting at Woodley's 5:30 pm 

September 19      Thursday Early Dismissal  11:35- Tell Me About Your Child meetings

September 20      District Framework Day

September 25      Fun Lunch Day (PAC)

September 30      Orange Shirt Day

December 12        Holiday Music Concert  6:00 pm



Early Dismissal Day Thursday, September 19th for "Tell Me About Your Child" Opportunities with Teachers

posted Sep 12, 2019, 2:53 PM by Leah Ashford

In addition to Meet the Teacher night last night, you will have an opportunity to meet with your son/daughter's teacher one-on-one Thursday, September 19th in the afternoon.  "Tell Me About Your Child" allows the parent to communicate to the teacher their child's strengths, areas for growth, and the families hopes for the child for this year.

On this day, buses go home at lunch and teachers are available to meet with you in the afternoon.  Your Teacher will let you know how to sign up for a time.

Your Child Can't Skip Their 20 Minutes of Reading

posted Sep 12, 2019, 2:49 PM by Leah Ashford   [ updated Sep 12, 2019, 3:03 PM by Kelda Logan ]

Attached is the presentation from Wednesday night's Meet the Teacher from Ms Logan.

Terry Fox Fernwood Site & Community Run

posted Sep 12, 2019, 2:48 PM by Leah Ashford   [ updated Sep 12, 2019, 2:50 PM ]

After our Assembly in the Library last Friday students walked, ran or jogged around our school field in support the Terry Fox Foundation. Thank you to everyone who brought in donations this week! We can also accept donations next week and once have a final tally we will be reporting it the community run organizer's and on the school news so that we can be included in the overall Salt Spring tally. 

This year our school has been set up on the Terry Fox Foundation webpage to receive online donations. Our school fundraising page is http://www.terryfox.ca/FernwoodElementary

The Terry Fox Run/Walk will be held on Sunday September 22nd, 2019 at the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre at 262 Rainbow Road. Registration will begin at 9:00 for an event start of 10:00. Participants can look forward to post-run refreshments and snacks, on-site family entertainment and a free swim following the event.

The route involves trail sections through Mouat’s Park and a run through town on a sleepy Sunday with views of the harbor along the way will add to the experience. The route runs through Mouats’ Park, along Jackson Avenue, Seaview Avenue, Fulford Ganges Road, Lower Ganges Road, Park Drive, Aldous Road and returns to the Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre. This constitutes a 2.5 km loop that participants can choose to repeat up to 10km. No bikes on this route.

Wet Weather Clothes

posted Sep 12, 2019, 2:44 PM by Leah Ashford

Please ensure your child is warm and dry by sending him/her to school appropriately dressed for cold rainy weather if and when it arrives (it did today)!  Every child has room on their hooks and in their cubby for extra clothes and shoes in case they get wet.  If a student gets wet you may receive a call from them to drive to school with clothing. Please send extra pants and socks in particular. We have extra rubber boots in our store room in limited sizes. 

"Fun Lunch" Orders for Students - message from Your PAC and Fall Dates

posted Sep 12, 2019, 2:42 PM by Leah Ashford   [ updated Sep 12, 2019, 2:46 PM ]

Welcome back!  This is just a friendly reminder that lunch ordering is now open.  The first Fun Lunch is Wednesday September 25th and orders must be in by Sunday September 22nd.


Orders are made online at www.
munchalunch.com/schools/Fernwood
Payments can be made by e-transfer (fernwoodpac@sd64.bc.ca, please make the password pizza), credit card online, or with cash/cheque to your child’s teacher, please include a note with your child’s name and class.  Cheques can be made to “Fernwood PAC”

For your convenience, we recommend ordering all at once for the Fall term.  The dates are Sept 25Oct 9Oct 23Nov 6Nov 20 and Dec 4.  Late orders cannot be accepted.  To avoid disappointment please order now.

Also, we need volunteers to help distribute Fun Lunch, if you have time on a Wednesday for about an hour, please sign up at the following link: https://volunteersignup.org/KTDHB

Thank you!

Ferwnood Parents Lisa Miki and Kate Hammond

 

Calling All Bakers: Fundraiser for Laura

posted Sep 12, 2019, 2:39 PM by Leah Ashford   [ updated Sep 12, 2019, 4:24 PM ]

Parent, Darren Potvin, is organizing a fundraiser for Education Assistant, Laura Wedman, one of our Fernwood Staff members who is on medical leave right now.  Outside of school hours a bake sale will be held and we are calling all bakers! 

It will be the afternoon of Thursday, September 19th starting at noon in the front hall. This is the afternoon of the Tell Me About Your Child meetings and it is hoped that you will support this by treating yourself to tasty cookies, muffins, cupcakes, squares and or anything you would love to contribute. 

Please contact Darren Potvin at d_c_potvin@hotmail.com (Darren says calling or texting may be faster to 250-537-7005) if you have any questions! 

Climate Strike Rally Saturday,September 21st

posted Sep 12, 2019, 2:20 PM by Leah Ashford   [ updated Sep 12, 2019, 2:31 PM ]

Kids Climate Strike  - a world-wide protest by kids calling for zero fossil fuel emissions. 

This Salt Spring event is taking place on Saturday, September 21st from 12:00 - 2:00 pm at Centennial Park  

On FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/444980892896347/?ti=as

Please see the attached event poster. 

 

"Don't Melt the North Pole" by Fernwood student Sofia Engel Griffin. 



Gymnastics Registration Starts Wednesday

posted Sep 12, 2019, 2:18 PM by Leah Ashford

Fall Gymnastics Registration begins Wednesday, Sept 18 (Sept 18th, 19th, 20th) at Fulford Hall, running Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays for ages 1 and up for all experience levels! New classes have been added! Please check the website for any information you might need: www.saltspringgymnastics.org.

Public Library Kids Program: Kids Book Club

posted Sep 12, 2019, 2:14 PM by Leah Ashford

Nikki McCarvill, from our Salt Spring Public Library, would like everyone to know about the Kids Book Club they are offering. See the attache poster about "Great Graphic Novels"! 



Meet the Teacher Night at Fernwood Elementary

posted Sep 6, 2019, 4:30 PM by Leah Ashford   [ updated Sep 8, 2019, 1:12 PM ]

Next Wednesday, on September 11th at 6pm, we will have a Meet the Teacher night from 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm starting in the Library.  

 

This will be a chance for you to come to the school and hear from your child's Teacher.  In particular, you will hear about class routines, learning themes for the year, communication systems, and importantly, ways that you can support literacy and numeracy at home. Even if you have already "met" your child's teacher, you can learn a lot of important information about your child's day that will help strengthen home to school communication.

 

This is a casual night that is not designed for one-on-one interviews with the Teacher.  Those will happen on September 19th which is an early dismissal day (everyone is dismissed at 11:35 am).  You will find out from your Teacher how to schedule this opportunity. 

 

We all look forward to seeing you on September 11th!


Tell Me About Your Child Opportuunity Sept 19:


In addition to Meet the Teacher night September 11th, you will have an opportunity to meet with your son/daughter's teacher one on one Thursday, September 19th in the afternoon.  "Tell Me About Your Child" allows the parent to communicate to the teacher their child's strengths, areas for growth, and the families hopes for the child for this year.

On this early dismissal day of 11:35 am, buses go home at lunch and teachers are available to meet with you in the afternoon.  Your Teacher will let you know how to sign up for a time.




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