Bulldog Bulletin #11 May 2017
Oh my gosh…
Thinking about next year already!
Please read on…
School Fees 2017 – 2018
Each school year, parents support their child(ren)’s formal learning experiences in a wide variety of ways. We appreciate all that you do to ensure a successful year!
In addition to providing the school supplies itemized on a grade list, parents are periodically asked for monies to cover specific items and/or special events. No student will be denied the opportunity to participate in any school activity due to the inability to pay. Please contact the Principal should you require any financial assistance.
As we plan for the upcoming school year, we anticipate the following costs:
Student Planner: We encourage all students in Grades 1-7 to purchase a School Planner at a cost of $2.00. “As part of the provincial student learning grant, the student planner has been reduced from $5 to $2 for the 2017-18 school year. The remaining funds from this learning grant have been used to provide learning resources to schools.” Included in the planner is our school code of conduct, school calendar and school district information. We find this to be an excellent tool for facilitating home/school communication, as well as for developing our students’ organizational skills. However, using our school planner is optional as a parent may purchase their own version.
Field Studies and Field Trips: Classes often enjoy educational visits to community facilities which extend and enhance the curriculum. While we use school monies or fundraise to cover the costs of such activities wherever possible, there are times when parents are asked to contribute towards the cost of the trip. If you choose to have your child not participate in a field study, a suitable program will be provided at the school.
Musical Instruments: Our Grade 7 students who take band either purchase or rent an instrument. Costs will vary depending on the instrument.
Parents have the option of purchasing their child’s school supplies on their own utilizing the grade supply list or for your convenience you may wish to purchase supplies as a package through School Start. Payment is made directly to School Start. Costs for supplies vary based on grade. Order forms will be sent home next week and will be due by June 16th.
School Calendar 2017 – 2018
September 5 – School Opens Students in Session 10:00 to 11:00am
September 20 – Photo Day
September 25 – Non-Instructional Day – No School for Students
October 5 – Meet the Teacher/Country Dance
October 9 – Thanksgiving Day Holiday
October 18 – Interim Report #1 & Photo Re-take day
October 20 – Non-Instructional Day – No School for Students
November 3 – Non-Instructional Day – No School for Students
November 9 – Remembrance Day Assembly, 10:30 a.m.
November 10 – Non-Instructional Day – No School for Students
November 13 – Remembrance Day Holiday
November 30 – Early Dismissal 1:30 – Curriculum Collaboration
December 5 – Formal Report #1
December 19 – Early Dismissal 1:30 p.m. – Parent Teacher Conferences
December 22 – Last Day Before Winter Vacation
December 25 – January 5 – Winter Vacation
January 8 – School Re-opens after Winter Vacation
February 12 – Family Day Holiday
February 16 – Non-Instructional Day – No School for Students
March 1 – Early Dismissal at 1:30 – Curriculum Collaboration
March 12 – Report #2
March 19 – March 29 Spring Vacation
March 30 – Good Friday
April 2 – Easter Monday
April 3 – School Re-Opens
April 25 – Interim Report #2 Student Led Conferences
May 4 – Non-instructional Day – No School for Students
May 21 – Victoria Day Holiday
May 28 – Non-Instructional Day – No School for Students
June 28 – Report #3 Early Dismissal at 1:30 p.m. – Parent Teacher Conferences
June 28 – Last Day of School for Students
June 29 – Administrative Day – No School for Students