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Dewdney Elementary School Building

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 130 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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Inclement Weather - School Closures Info

For current information on school closures, and to sign up for the school closures email list, CLICK HERE

 

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.

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CURRENT NOTICES & PARENT INFORMATION

* Mission Library Events Schedule can be found HERE

*Kindergarten 2017/2018 Registration Information can be found HERE


CURRENT NEWSLETTER, CALENDAR, SCHOOL GROWTH PLAN

Click HERE for the most recent Principal's Message

Click HERE for Dewdney's June 2017 Calendar

Click HERE for the 2016-2017 School District Calendar

Click HERE for the 2017-2018 School District Calendar

 

To view Dewdney's gallery of pictures please click HERE

 

Click HERE for the 2016/2017 School Growth Plan


We have acquired our 12x28 greenhouse for our children to inquire, grow and experience greenhouse gardening. We will have a "barn-raising" led by red seal journeyman Jesse Lambert.... All are welcome. Watch this space for further information


Bus Transportation Registration for 2017-18

In order to ride a district school bus, all new and returning riders must complete a registration form each year.

 

BUS REGISTRATION FOR THE 2017/2018 SCHOOL YEAR IS NOW OPEN

Click HERE to register now

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Bus Transportation Registration for 2017 - 2018

Families are advised that registration of students for bus transportation for the 2017-18 school year will run from May 1st through June 30th, 2017. 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.  This can be accessed at www.mpsd.ca and clicking on the ‘Transportation’ link on the left hand side of the Home page.

Please read the letter posted on the District Website Home Page – “Potential Changes to Busing for the 2017 – 2018 School Year.”

The Transportation office will be closed between July 1st and August 21st, 2017.  Online registrations may still be submitted throughout July and August.

 


Hatzic Middle School

 Upcoming   Grade  7’s

 Parent Information meeting

Thurs. May 25th - 6:30pm

We will be sharing general information about HMS, answering any questions and taking our families on a tour.

We hope to see you there!


Setting up the Greenhouse

Setting up the Greenhouse 1Setting up the Greenhouse 2

Setting up the Greenhouse 3


Celebrate Earth Day

Division 4 made clay globes. The tops show how they help the earth. Some are trees, some are riding a skateboard to school and some are garbage cans. This afternoon they are picking up garbage. Thank you Division 4!

Div. 4 Clay Globes


Field Trip at the Vermeer Dairy Farm

We had such a great time on our field trip today! We learned a bunch about cows and dairy farming and we saw some really cool robotic machines:) The kids did great, we had amazing parent helpers and we want to send a HUGE thank you to Tiara's family for having us!

Students on the fieldIn the BarnCowPearl with Cows


A Day At Dewdney

Dewdney Outside

Manure sale, greenhouse foundation pouring, our families playing in the DEN on the weekend, winter wonderland.

Please click on the link below for more "Dewdney Outside" pictures:

Dewdney Outside Dropbox


Parking Announcement

ATTENTION: Please do not park along the hedges in the school parking lot. The garbage truck is not able to get in when there are vehicles parked there. Going forward ANY vehicles that are parked there will be towed by the FVRD. Thank you for your attention to this matter.


 

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.


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


 

School Cash

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.


Save the date.....


MAY, 2017
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for 2017/2018 school year ongoing......... Registration information can be found HERE
Tuesday, May 2: "Dewdney's Got Talent" talent show, 12:45-1:45pm
Friday, May 12: Craft Fair SETUP 2-4pm
Saturday, May 13: Craft Fair 10am-2pm
Monday, May 15: Jump Rope for Heart
Wednesday, May 17: "Camouflage" Spirit Day
Thursday, May 18: "Beauty & the Beast" at Clarke Theatre - school-wide field trip, **TENTATIVE**
Friday, May 26: Grades 4-6 Dance, (time TBA)
Monday, May 29: Parent/Volunteer Appreciation Tea
Wednesday, May 31: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails

JUNE, 2017
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for 2017/2018 school year ongoing......... Registration information can be found HERE
Friday, June 2: Welcome to Kindergarten Orientation, 8:30-10am
Friday, June 2: Boris & Morris Presentation by Mission Library, 10:30am
Monday, June 5: Divs. 4 & 5 on field trip to Othello Tunnels / Hope Central Park / Popkum Wetlands
Tuesday, June 6: PAC Meet & Greet, 6-7pm, followed by regular PAC Meeting 7-8pm
Wednesday, June 7: Divs 5 & 6 on field trip to Save On Foods and Firehall
Thursday, June 8: Cub Scouts Open House 6:30pm, Dewdney Elementary School gym
Monday, June 12: Storybook Theatre in gym, 1-2pm
Tuesday, June 13: Sports Day
Thursday, June 15: Lice Check, 9am
Friday, June 16: Grade 6 year end field trip to WildPlay and Bowling
Saturday, June 17: "Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness", Mill Lake, Abbotsford 10am-1:30pm
Monday, June 19: Divs 1 & 2 on field trip to Cultus Water Slides
Tuesday, June 20: Divs. 2, 3, 4 & 5 field trip to Scowlitz Park
Tuesday, June 20: School Board Meeting, Mission Central Elementary, 6:30pm
Wednesday, June 21: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails
Friday, June 23: Divs 3 & 4 on field trip to Blue Heron Reserve
Friday, June 23: Scavenger Hunt in afternoon
Friday, June 23: Grade 6 Farewell, 5-8pm
Monday, June 26: Aboriginal Day Celebration, Teepee Takedown 9am
Tuesday, June 27: Divs 2 & 3 on field trip to Fort Langley
Thursday, June 29: Awards Ceremony, 10:15-11:30am
Thursday, June 29: Classic Car Drive, 11:45am
Thursday, June 29: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS BEFORE SUMMER BREAK, Report cards home

 

******SUMMER BREAK******

SEPTEMBER, 2017
Tuesday, Sept 5: School Opening Day for Students, dismissal at 11:00am
Friday, Sept 22: Non-Instructional Day, school not in session