April News

Posted April 1, 2024

AprilSpring has arrived!  It has been an exciting return to school following the March Break and now the long weekend.  There is much for the students to get involved in such as intramurals, clubs and maker space activities in the library.  A wonderful start to spring!


March 10 – April 9 – Ramadan

April 29 – Good Friday – No School

April 1 – Easter Monday – No School

April 2 – Autism Awareness Day – Wear Blue

April 4 – Custodial Appreciation Day

April 8 – PA Day

DownloadApril 10 – 12 – Eid-al-Fitr

April 10  – International Day of Pink – Wear Pink

April 22 – Earth Day

April 24 – Administrative Professionals Day, PIC Spring Event

April 26 – 6:00 – 7:00 Dance Ed Presentation – EL Fox Auditorium – More information to come!

May – 6 – 10 Book Fair, Mental Health and Education Week


Please let the office know if you will be moving.


Did you miss your chance to order popcorn online? Don’t worry! Popcorn is also sold each and every Thursday for $2/bag for grades 1-8. Butter salt, Sweet & Salty, White Cheddar, or Dill Pickle: the choice is yours!


During the spring we will be conducting the following drills: 3 Fire Drills, Severe Weather Drill, Evacuation Drill and a Lockdown Drill.  


Hi everyone, if you are looking to be more involved in your children’s school experience please consider joining us in the School Council. We meet once a month to discuss what’s happening in the school, to raise funds to improve our school experience and to plan events for the community. Currently we’re working on our end of the year celebration. If you have ideas or thoughts you’d like to share or would like to help, we’d love to hear from you. 

Save the Date for our Spring Raising the Dough Pizza Fundraiser! 

DownloadGet ready for a “deliciously” fun evening at our upcoming Pizza Night Fundraiser with Domino’s Pizza! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 16th, and let Domino’s make dinner. Join us for a “slice” of community spirit as we come together to support our school (a portion of sales comes back to support our students.) Keep an eye out for further details on this exciting event through school communications and our social media channels.



It has been very busy in the Kiss and Ride area and the parking lot.  The Kiss and Ride zone is meant as a drop and go area.  Cars are not to be parked and left unattended.  If you need to park, pull into a parking spot or park on the available side streets.  We need to keep the parking lot clear and the bus area.  

Dreamstime_s_136975850 E1551281394568INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PINK

“Discrimination takes many shapes, whether it’s based on race, age, disabilities, gender or sexuality. The 2SLGBTQIA+ community is no stranger to the bullying and violence that stems from hateful beliefs. While progress has been made towards removing these social barriers from our society, discrimination still persists. So, every year, on the second Wednesday of April, we urge people around the world to put on a pink shirt and stand in solidarity with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to continue fighting for equality and acceptance” ~Day of Pink


Continuing with best practices, late students must check in at the office in order to get a late slip before entering class.  It is also important to call if your child will be absent or arriving late.


Coming in May, we will be hosting an in-person Scholastic Book Fair for the first time in 5 years! Mark your calendars for May 6th to the 10th. More details will come home soon.

Congratulations to all students who participated in this year’s Forest of Reading program. Many of our primary students are finishing up their Blue Spruce books this month and getting ready to vote on their favourite one, while we have also had a committed group of junior students working towards their own reading challenges. Well done to all!



With the warm weather approaching our students have been anxiously waiting for our playground structure to reopen.  Board policy determines that the equipment is off limits from November 1 to April 1 and at other times as determined by the school administration. At this point in time our playground structures remain closed. 


Promoting the safety of students riding to and from school is a shared responsibility. Student’s riding to school must wear a properly fitted cycling helmet while cycling and walk bikes and scooters when on school property.  Bicycles and scooters left on school property during the school day must be equipped with a lock and secured properly. We are not responsible for loss or damage to your bicycle or scooter. It is encouraged that primary students ride to and from school accompanied by an adult.


We recognize that it is a nice time of year to walk your pets.  We ask that if you are choosing to walk your dog to school, you stay on the sidewalk as with best practice.  Let’s work together to support all students with feelings of safety while at school.

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