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What happened this week:

We kicked off the week with lots of Halloween fun – an assembly, a carving celebration, and a dance on Tuesday.  Kids came back to school tired but happy on Wednesday, and some of our staff helped them work off the sugar with a class swim or skate.  We’ve continued with grade 5 handball practices during lunch recesses, and a boys vs girls game today at lunch.  Grade 4 students were invited to watch.

Today some of our classes were able to attend a presentation from Compassion Dogs, a program that matches service dogs with members of the military or police force in need of support.  Greg brought his retired lab Ace and New lab Charlie and Stephan brought lab Sarge.   Mr & Mrs Gulman, from the Sooke Legion, explained how donations to the Poppy Fund support the training program for these very specialized service dogs.

And a Big Thanks! to the very enthusiastic group of students from Divisions 6 and 8 who will be participating in the Sooke Canada 150 Pageant at EMCS this evening at 7pm.  They will perform three songs in French to represent the historical significance of the Poirier family, along with other Quebecois families, in the early development of the community of Sooke.  Bon Chance!!


What’s happening next week:

Grade 5 handball continues, so please remind your students to listen for the announcements; the boys’ team has a handball game at 3:15 in the gym.  Friday is a big day, as we’ll be hosting a Remembrance Day Assembly, beginning at 11am.  Parents are welcome to join!  Parents in the service are invited to wear their uniforms.  Students are invited to wear their  Spark/ Brownie/ Guide/ Cub/ Scout/ Cadet uniform.

We will also have our photo retakes Friday afternoon, after the lunch recess, so if you missed the first round of photos be sure to come dressed your best!


A look ahead:

Wednesday, November 8th – Grade 5 Boys’ Handball game in the gym at 3:15pm

Friday, November 10th – Remembrance Day Assembly at 11am, AND photo retakes starting at 1:05pm

Monday, November 13th – Schools are closed for Remembrance Day (in lieu)

Wednesday, November 15th – Students get to experience the “Birth of CPR”, the musical in the morning, and our Grade 5 Boys’ Handball team has a game in the gym at 3:15pm.

Thursday, November 16th – Division 14 will be hosting Role Model Bruce Comaniuk in their class

Tuesday, November 21st – Grade 5 Girls’ Handball game in the gym at 3:15pm

Thursday, November 23rd – Early dismissal (students are released at 11:45.  Busses will run their regular routes, just 3 hours earlier than usual

Also Thursday, November 23rd – Student led conferences

Friday, November 24th – Schools closed for a Non-Instructional Day