The 100th day of school !

A busy week of Valentines, the Olympics, Flag day, Chinese New Year and the 100th day of school. A few of the teachers were looking like they were 100 years old by the end of it. Thank you to all the staff and students who dressed up to celebrate.

PAC Meeting Dates 2017-18

September 20, 2017 Wednesday
October 11, 2017 Wednesday (Annual General Meeting) Election of Executive
November 8, 2017 Wednesday
December 13, 2017 Wednesday
January 10, 2018 Wednesday
February 14, 2018 Wednesday
March 14, 2018 Wednesday
April 11, 2018 Wednesday
May 9, 2018 Wednesday
June 13, 2018 Wednesday

School Supply/Fee Information 2017-18

CM Finch Elementary Intermediate Supply List Grade 4-6 2017-18

√ Supply Requirements
Duo tangs: black 1; red 1; green 1; grey 1; yellow 1; light blue 1; dark blue 1; white 1; purple 1; white 1; orange 1
Sticky Tack 1 package
Lined Refill Paper 100 sheets – lined loose leaf
Note/ Exercise Books 4 Key Tab
plain white paper 100 sheets
Quad Rule Notebooks (4 sq to 1″) 200 pages If unable to get a 200 page notebook, please get enough of the smaller ones to equal a total amount of 200 pages
Pencil Crayons 24 pack
Felt Pens/ Markers Washable, broad tip – 16 pack
Glue Sticks 3 – 40 g.
HB Pencils w/ erasers 30+
Pencil sharpener 1 w/ shavings collector
Ball Point Pens 2 blue/ black
Ball Point Pens 3 – red
Black pen for art
1 permanent, e.g. Ultra Fine Tip black Sharpie
Large white erasers 4+
Pencil case 1
Pencil box w/ lid Optional for storing felts, etc.
Scissors 1 pair
Ruler 1 30 cm w/ both cm & mm markings – NO metal edges
Calculator (practical, basic) w/ basic functions DO NOT purchase Scientific style
Highlighters (1) yellow, (1) blue, (1) pink, (1) green
Gym strip w/ bag Needs to be washed weekly.
Sketch/drawing book 1 – no larger than 9×12.
Facial tissue 2 boxes
Inside running shoes 1 pair
• Please label all of your child’s school supplies, except for the duo tangs as we have a special labeling process in place.
• Note: These quantities are averages: some children require more materials than others. Your child will write a note in their agenda throughout the year if they need more materials.
Please do not supply your child with permanent markers, except as noted – thank you.
Intermediate students will not need to bring their supplies for the first few days.

Primary School Supplies K-3 2017-18
Primary students in kindergarten to grade three are able to get their supplies through the school. Parents are strongly encouraged to purchase supplies through the school as this ensures the supplies match those needed for the over all class plan. This optional participation allows parents to take advantage of the convenience of having others get the correct materials at school pricing. Students are given materials, as they need them through out the year.

School Fees 17-18
Fees will be collected after students are assigned to classes
but not before September 11, 2017.
Kindergarten $25.00 supplies $10.00 Cultural Fee
Grade 1-3 $35.00 supplies
$8.00 Agenda $10.00 Cultural Fee
Grade 4-6 $8.00 Agenda $10.00 Cultural Fee
School Team Fee $10.00 (per sport)
Please do not include this fee with the school supply fee. The fee is charged once a student is involved with a team. This fee may be waived if Pac decides to cover team costs as they have done in recent years.
Classroom with Technology (formerly Wireless Writing)
Grade 6 CWT Insurance $30.00 Insurance

Important Start Up Dates for September 2017

School Office reopens Aug. 28
Open for new registrations Grade 1-6 and Kindergarten Registration if you have not done so yet.
Office open 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
If you have registration questions or need a registration form sent electronically please send an email to Mrs. Gilbert
Tuesday September 5th First day of school for Grades 1-6 School dismisses at 10:50
Wednesday September 6th First full day for grades 1-6
Wednesday September 13th First full day of kindergarten. Kindergarten teachers will call regarding class assignment by September 8th Kindergarten students will attend a small group session as arranged by their teacher prior to September 13th.
Tuesday September 19th Student School Photos
Friday September 22 Non Instructional Day-no school for students
Monday October 9th Thanksgiving School Closed
Friday October 20th Non Instructional Day-no school for students.

The Website is back up and running.

After some glitches, the website is back up and running, just in time to finish of the year.

Lots of highlights in the 2016-2017 year. We started off with our Pancake Breakfast, the Terry Fox Run, our Annual Halloween Parade, a Remembrance Day Parade, Family Reading Day, Mingle Jingle, Science Fair projects, Passion Projects, The Grade one Egg drop, visits from Science World, and Rick Leaf, Jump Rope for Heart, Doig Days, Intermediate Mural contribution for Canada’s 150 celebration, Multicultural lunch in Kindergarten, Ms. Mervyn’s Art Show, Mrs. Gray’s Grade one class play to name only a few.

Upcoming as the year wraps up are lots of fun field trips in the classes, awards ceremonies, grade 6 grad and fun day.