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Monday, Nov. 6
Have a great week!
Tuesday, Nov. 7
Last day to order from Photo Re-take Day!
Please visit this link to access the gallery: https://weborders.mountainwest.caYour webcode to access your images was provided on photo day. Any active email address can be used to login. All orders will be shipped to the school. If you miss the deadline, your order will be shipped directly to your home with a $5.99 shipping fee applied. Missing your login code? Visit https://weborders.mountainwest.caClick on “No code? Click here” Enter the student’s last name, grade and student number. Order photos. For more information:https://mountainwest.ca/support-for-familiesPhone: 1.888.644.4494 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, Nov. 8
Convenient frozen snacks/meals/desserts are ready for your busy holiday season!
Please pick-up your frozen order between 4-5pm, thank-you! Please drive into the school roundabout.
Thursday, Nov. 9
11:15 Remembrance Day Assembly in the gym. Please wear your poppies (provided at school) and consider a donation for veterans. Donations will be picked up from the school the following week.
Friday, Nov. 10 – Schools are closed today and Monday, November 13.
No school: schools are closed in lieu of Good Friday occurring during Spring Break 2024. Monday is for Remembrance Day being on a Saturday.
Happy Diwaali (Festival of Lights) Sunday, November 12!
We look forward to seeing students back at school on Tuesday, November 14 and the start of the Book Fair in the Library 🙂
Notes and upcoming dates:
* Please remember that Delta Schools are scent-free zones. Please help by joining us in reminding students to avoid scented products. Thank-you!
* Please avoid use of the school roundabout. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended in the roundabout, especially during drop-off/pick-up times. Please help to keep traffic moving at a safe pace in school zones. With the exception of the two fundraiser parking stalls won by specific parents, please refrain from driving into the Staff Parking Lot.
PLEASE HELP TO KEEP STUDENTS SAFE! DRIVERS SHOULD OBEY TRAFFIC RULES & SIGNAGE, ESPECIALLY IN SCHOOL ZONES.
Wednesday, November 8: Pick-up day for frozen Neufeld Farms orders between 4-5pm – please drive into the school roundabout. Thanks again for your support!
Wednesday, November 8:
National Indigenous Remembrance Day
Thursday, November 9: Remembrance Day Assembly 11:15am to 12:15pm
Friday, November 10: Schools are closed in lieu of Friday, March 29 (Good Friday is part of Spring Break 2024)
Saturday, November 11: Remembrance Day
Sunday, November 12: Observance of Diwali/Deepavali “Festival of Lights”
Monday, November 13: Schools are closed (day-in-lieu for Saturday’s statutory holiday)
Tuesday, November 14 – Friday, November 17: “Scholastic Book Fair Extraordinaire” in Pebble Hill’s Library. Books, posters and other goodies for sale! Librarian, Ms. McLeod, will soon share more details about the Book Fair. Thank-you for your support of this popular event!
Friday, November 17: Panago Pizza Hot Lunch Day! (Orders are placed through Munch-a-Lunch online)
Monday, November 27: Professional Learning Day. Schools are closed to students. Staff attend professional learning sessions at the school and/or off-site. “MathMinds” focus for teaching staff today.
Thursday, November 30: Hot Dog Lunch Day and Casual Wear Day! (Orders are placed through Munch-a-Lunch online)
ERASE Learning Sessions
Three virtual ERASE learning sessions for families and children will be held on November 28 and 30, focusing on establishing safe, caring, and respectful digital communities.
***Please note: These online sessions are best suited for families of youth aged 10 and above!
Family Session: Establishing Safe, Caring, & Respectful Digital Communities – Welcome!
Details: Recommended for Parents/Caregivers/Grandparents and youth aged 10 and up as a way to facilitate the conversation of safe and caring use of technology at home and in the community. This session covers all things digital, from how to be a good digital citizen, the criminal consequences of cyberbullying, and how to report and receive support in cases of sexting/sextortion. Some of the most prominent concerns currently surrounding use of social media platforms, smartphones, and artificial intelligence will be discussed.
STUDENTS WILL LEARN:
· Digital media habits, oversharing, and digital addiction
· The permanence of online posts/activity
· The significance of your digital tattoo in how others perceive you (e.g., sports teams, college admissions, and potential employers)
· The importance of caring for peers both online and offline
· Geo-locational settings and the dangers of social media and cell phone misuse
· The social and legal consequences of cyberbullying behaviour as well as possession and distribution of intimate images (sexting and sextortion)
· An anonymous student reporting tool that can help you and your friends stay safe both online and offline
November 28, 2023 7:00pm – 8:00pm https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/732343096917?aff=oddtdtcreator
November 30, 2023 6:30pm -7:30pm https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/732346587357?aff=oddtdtcreator
News from Delta Continuing Education:
Presented by Delta School District’s Continuing Education program.
Early Childhood Educator Assistant Certificate – Part-time
Open to all community members!
This program meets the needs of those wanting to obtain an ECE Assistant Certificate while ensuring that they receive a thorough grounding in Early Childhood Education principles. Program Start Date: January 2024 More information: https://deltalearns.ca/eceprogram/
Presented by Delta School District’s Continuing Education program as a Red Cross First Aid Training Partner.
First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies
Open to educators and community members
Become knowledgeable and confident in how to respond to an opioid poisoning emergency, including how to administer nasal naloxone. Taught on-line, there is no cost for this course. Duration: approximately 60 minutes, completed at your own pace. More information:https://ce.deltasd.bc.ca/workplace-skills-and-first-aid/first-aid/first-aid-for-opioid-poisoning-emergencies/
Medication requirements for students:
If your child has any serious allergies or medical conditions, and/or needs to have access to medication such as an inhaler or epipen at school, there is a form that needs to be completed each year. Please contact Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Crawford, for more information and to receive the form.
Fraser Health’s Healthy Back-to-School Guide:
Online Safety – Monitoring tech use & online activity
Helping kids stay safe while online is something many parents/guardians are concerned about. We encourage review of the following resources for more information on the online interests of young people, the potential risks they face, and proactive strategies to help keep them safe!
Raising Digitally Responsible Youth: Parent’s Guide:
NeedHelpNow.ca helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way. If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted by a self/peer exploitation incident, we are here to help offer guidance on the steps you can take to get through it.
* Students are encouraged to always tell parents or other trusted adults if someone has made an inappropriate request or made them feel uncomfortable or unsafe.