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Dewdney Elementary School
A WILD BC School

Offering a unique Community Outdoor Recreation & Environment Education (program of choice). Please see CORE tab for further information.

Dewdney Elementary is a great place in which to grow and learn. Our school is located in the country, just east of Mission, British Columbia, Canada. We have approximately 75 students from Kindergarten through Grade 6.

We are proud of our excellent fine and performing arts programs. Students enjoy athletics and intramurals as well as field trips. Literacy and Learning is a primary educational focus for us. We are always greatful for the high level of involvement of our parents. We welcome new and returning families who truly make this an exciting learning community.

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Kindergarten Gradual Entry Schedule for September 2016

Tues, Sept 6 - K students at school 9:00-10:00am

Wed/Thurs, Sept 7/8 - Small group interviews with parents and children

Fri, Sept 9 - No school for K students

Mon, Sept 12 - Group A K students at school 8:30-11:45am

Tues, Sept 13 - Group B K students at school 8:30-11:45am

Wed, Sept 14 - Group A K students at school 8:30-11:45am

Thurs, Sept 15 - Group B K students at school 8:30-11:45am

Fri, Sept 16 - All K students at school 8:30-11:45am

Starting Mon Sept 19 - All K students at school full days, 8:30am-2:23pm

Friday, September 23 - Non-Instructional Day, classes not in session

 


2016/17 School Supplies - School Tools online ordering

School supplies for the 2016/17 school year are now available for pre-ordering through Staples' School Tools online ordering program. To take advantage of this convenient way to purchase core suppiles (further supplies *may* be asked for by individual teachers in September), please use the following link:

 

ORDER ONLINE HERE (you will need the Reference Number from the specific school supply list [see links below] for your child's grade).

 

To view the Kindergarten school supply list, click HERE

To view the Grade 1 school supply list, click HERE

To view the Grade 2/3 school supply list, click HERE

To view the Grade 4/5 school supply list, click HERE

To view the Grade 5/6 school supply list, click HERE


 

 

CURRENT NEWSLETTER, CALENDAR,

SCHOOL GROWTH PLAN

Click HERE for Dewdney Elementary's May 2016 newsletter!

Click HERE for the June 2016 calendar

 

Click HERE for the 2016/2017 School Growth Plan



Summer Reading Club Information for

ELEMENTARY- AGED students can be found HERE

Book for Summer Reading Club

for TEENS can be found HERE


 

Bus Transportation Registration for 2016-17

Families are advised that registration of students for bus transportation for the 2016-17 school year will run from May 3rd through June 30th, 2016. In order to ride a district school bus, all new and returning riders must complete a registration form each year.

Registration can be initiated by using our online bus registration form, or in person at the Transportation Department (NEW LOCATION) located at 33919 Dewdney Trunk Road, during the business hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F. Please note, registration is not considered complete until full payment is received. If you are using the online form, you will be contacted directly by the Transportation office regarding payment arrangements.

Students who qualify to use district transportation services but have not registered by June 30th, or students who are cross boundary students, are not guaranteed transportation as it will depend on availability of service.

Any registrations received after the June 30th deadline will incur a 20% surcharge.

The Transportation office will be closed between July 1st and August 19th, 2016.  Online registrations may still be submitted during this time.


 

Click HERE for the 2015-2016 School District Calendar

Click HERE for the 2016-2017 School District Calendar


Daffodil

Dewdney School has a small wish list...

- a parent/grandparent/auntie/uncle/distant relative who would "Adopt a class" to guide the teacher and students in their gardening experience. There are 5 divisions and we are thinking once a week after spring break. We recognize the wealth of knowledge many of our extended family members have and we thought they might like to share their knowledge with kids. We have Apple trees, shrubs, evergreen and deciduous trees, a tulip field and corn maze in our naturescape that we want to maintain in addition to 7 garden boxes. We can hardly wait!

- older tents with all the parts to teach students how to set up and take down

- a reliable stroller....many days we walk down to the slough carrying shovels, magnifying glasses, binoculars, jars, sit upons, etc. It would be great to have a sturdy stroller to help carry our science and exploration supplies.

- we need a post and to borrow a post pounder to pound it in to mount our rain gauge. Right now we have had it tied to the electrical box but would like it closer to our weather station.

Thank y ou all for the amazing support we have received!!!


 

Items Requested by Principal

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West Coast Recess

Description: C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\NYKGAT3L\MC900383318[1].wmfWe encourage outside play for all children…although we understand our “wet coast” weather. Students will have the opportunity to get some fresh air and still stay dry under our large overhangs.  We would ask that you talk to your children about not getting wet and asking to phone home for a change of clothes.  We would encourage students to bring a change of clothes to stay at school if they accidentally get wet.  Some days, the field and grass may be wet but the weather is fine.  Again, we want to encourage play, but please send a change of clothes to school in a bag with their name on it.


Inclement Weather

In case of problematic weather arriving and causing school closure decisions, district-wide or partial, please click on this link: http://www.mpsd.ca. ***NEW*** You will see an area where you can now sign up with the school district to get an email when the schools are closed. Please take advantage of this new service. Decisions about school schedules and bus route changes are generally made before 6:30 a.m. This allows for the most current weather information to factor into the decision. The final decision to send students to school resides with parents since they best know the road and weather conditions in their respective areas.

You can also listen to the following radio stations:


Mission International Student Program

The Mission School District International Student Program is currently looking for nurturing host families to provide a welcoming “home away from home” for our visiting elementary and secondary students. We are particularly in need of homes for elementary students. These paid positions are a wonderful opportunity to share your heart and your home as well as our great Canadian culture with young visitors from around the world. Student placements range from 2 weeks to 2 years!

We invite you to complete our On-line Application Form to become a host family and be a part of our exciting International Student program. Please complete all 5 sections of the On-line Application Form and we will be happy to contact you for a follow up home visit.

Go to: http://international.mpsd.ca; Homestay; New Host Families; Clink On-line Application Form.

For more information, please call the International Program Office: 604-826-6286 Ex. 3336

Contact Us:

Dewdney Elementary
37151 Hawkins Pickle Road - Box 107
Dewdney, BC, Canada
V0M 1H0

Tel: 604-826-2516
Fax: 604-820-8063

Principal
Susan McLeod

Secretary
Carolyn

Office Hours
M-F 8:00 am - 2:45 pm

Unscheduled School Closures
> latest info (**NEW** When you've clicked on the link, be sure to sign up to receive an email when the school is closed!!)

Bussing
Please contact the Bus Garage at 604-826-2377 if the after school bus has not dropped off your child at scheduled time. Information relating to unexpected bussing interruptions will be provided.

 

JUNE
Bus Registration ongoing for 2016/2017 school year (until June 30th)
Friday, June 3 - Welcome to Kindergarten Orientation, 8:45am. Please click HERE for more information
Monday, June 6 - Division 5 field trip to The Junction
Wednesday, June 8 - Div 1 to Langley Extreme Air Park
Wednesday, June 8 - Parent Information Night, 6-7pm, school library
Thursday, June 9 - HMS Drama presenting "Storybook Theatre", 1-2:00pm
Friday, June 10 - Sports Day
Monday, June 20 - Divs. 1 & 5 field trip to Greenway Trailhead (Heritage Park Trails
Thursday, June 23 - Grade 6 Farewell
Thurday, June 23 - School newsletter published to website
Friday, June 24 - WaterWise Presentation, 8:30-9:30am & 10:15-11:15am
Tuesday, June 28 - Awards Assembly, 12:30pm
Wednesday, June 29 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL BEFORE SUMMER BREAK, Final Report Cards home

 

JULY
Monday, July 4: School Supply Online Order deadline. Order HERE

 


HAVE A FABULOUS SUMMER!!!


 

 

SEPTEMBER
Tuesday, September 6 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOLLOWING SUMMER BREAK, Morning only until 11:00am for Gr 1-6 students, 9-10am for K students
Wed/Thurs, Sept 7/8 - Small group interviews with Kindergarten parents and children
Fri, Sept 9 - No school for K students
Mon, Sept 12 - Group A K students at school 8:30-11:45am
Tues, Sept 13 - Group B K students at school 8:30-11:45am
Wed, Sept 14 - Group A K students at school 8:30-11:45am
Thurs, Sept 15 - Group B K students at school 8:30-11:45am
Fri, Sept 16 - All K students at school 8:30-11:45am
Starting Mon Sept 19 - All K students at school full days, 8:30am-2:23pm
Friday, September 23 - Non-Instructional Day, classes not in session