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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 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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DEWDNEY UPCOMING EVENTS

Christmas Parade

Christmas Dinner

Please note that Christmas Dinner Ticket Requests / Donation Forms were due at the school office on or before November 24th. If you haven't sent yours in yet, please do so ASAP or call Carolyn in the school office (604-826-2516)

 

Pyjama Day


 

CURRENT NOTICES & PARENT INFORMATION

 

*Important health letter & information dated December 1, 2016 from our principal can be found HERE FOR LETTER and HERE FOR INFO

*Kindergarten 2017/2018 Registration Information can be found HERE.

*French Immersion Kindergarten - Parent's Information Night info can be found HERE

*Parent Letter re: Curriculum Timeline from Minister of Education can be found HERE

*Rural Education Survey Information can be found HERE

* Please click HERE for a listing of Mission Library programs for November and December 2016

* Please click HERE to visit the Kids Plus Optional Accident Insurance website

* Please click HERE for a news release regarding Student Transportation Funding


CURRENT NEWSLETTER, CALENDAR, SCHOOL GROWTH PLAN

Click HERE for the October 2016 Principal's Message

Click HERE for Dewdney's December 2016calendar

Click HERE for the 2016-2017 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 2016-17

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

Registration may be initiated by using the online bus registration form HERE, or in person at the Transportation Department located at 33919 Dewdney Trunk Road, during the business hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F.


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.


Save the date.....

 

NOVEMBER
Wednesday, Nov 2: Books for Breakfast 8:30-9:30am
Thursday, Nov 3: Basketball play day, Hillside Traditional School, 2:45pm
Friday, Nov 4: Student photo orders & payment due at office no later than today
Friday, Nov 4: Hot Lunch - perogies
Sunday, Nov 6: Daylight Savings - clocks BACK one hour
Monday, Nov 7: Pond Prowl with FVWC - Divs. 2 & 5, 8:30-11:45am
Tuesday, Nov 8: PAC meeting, 6:00pm, Dewdney Elementary library (child minding is available)
Wednesday, Nov 9: Remembrance Day Assembly, 9:00-10:00am
Wednesday, Nov 9: Kids Cookie Day - PARENT-LED cookie-making class 2:30-4:00;ish
Thursday, Nov 10: 1/2 day assessment day, classes dismissed at 11:00am
Friday, Nov 11: Remembrance Day, school not in session
Tuesday, Nov 15: Student photo Re-takes 8:30am
Wednesday, Nov 16: Eagle Release field trip, Divs. 2-6 (PERMISSION FORMS DUE TO SCHOOL BY NOVEMBER 14)
Wednesday, Nov 16: Spirit Day - Moustache Day
Thursday, Nov 17: Basketball play day, Cherry Hill Elementary, 2:45pm
Friday, Nov 18: Hot Lunch - Chicken Wraps
Monday, Nov 21: Report cards home
Tuesday, Nov 22 - Friday, Nov 25: Parent/Teacher/Student conferences
Tuesday, Nov 22: Garden Box Building Day, 1:45-2:45pm
Thursday, Nov 24: December calendar home
Thursday, Nov 24: PAC Fundraiser orders due - Neufeld Farms & Gold Canyon candles
Friday, Nov 25: Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, school not in session
Saturday, Nov 26: Christmas Craft Fair
Monday, Nov 28: DPAC presentation at Clarke Theatre with Dr. Ungerleider - Parents & Education, 7:00pm
Tuesday, Nov 29: Urban Safari Rescue Society in-school field trip Divs. 2 & 3
Wednesday, November 30: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails

 

DECEMBER
Thursday, Dec 1: Hot Dog Day - Gr 6 Fundraiser
Friday, Dec 2: Christmas Parade
Tuesday, Dec 6: PAC Meeting, 6:00pm
Thursday, Dec 8: 4th Annual Christmas Dinner/Christmas Concert
Tuesday, Dec 13: School Board meeting, 6:30pm Hatzic Middle School
Tuesday, Dec 13 & Wednesday, Dec 14: Christmas Store
Wednesday, Dec 14: Santa Breakfast, 8:30am
Wednesday, Dec 14: Spirit Day - pyjama day
Friday, Dec 16: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL BEFORE WINTER BREAK

 

****WINTER BREAK******
December 17 - January 2, 2017


JANUARY, 2017

Friday, January 20: Rocks & Rings sessions with Curl BC, all divisions
Wednesday, January 25: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails
Monday, January 30 - Friday February 3: KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for 2017/2018 school year. Registration information can be found HERE

FEBRUARY, 2017
Monday, January 30 - Friday February 3: KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for 2017/2018 school year. Registration information can be found HERE
Friday, February 3: Movie Night, 5:00-8:00pm
Wednesday, February 22: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails

MARCH, 2017
Wednesday, March 29: Purple Day - Epilepsy Awareness

APRIL, 2017
Wednesday, April 12: Ready, Set, Learn Open house, 6:00pm
Wednesday, April 26: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails

MAY, 2017
Wednesday, May 31: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails

JUNE, 2017
Monday, June 19: Cultus Water Slides field trip, Divs. 1 & 2
Wednesday, June 21: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails