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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.
Dewdney Elementary would like to welcome Mission Montessori to our school starting in September 2015. They will be offering an Outdoor Education Program for preschool and extended day preschool at Dewdney Elementary. They also will be offering before and after school care programs for our Dewdney students. For more information please contact Lori at Mission Montessori directly at 604-287-0120 or you can check out their website at www.ourmissionkids.com
We 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.
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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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
37151 Hawkins Pickle Road - Box 107
Dewdney, BC, Canada
M-F 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Unscheduled School Closures
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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.
Nov 3 - PAC Meeting - 6:00 pm at Dewdney
Nov 6 - Photo Retake Day
Nov 6 - Hot Lunch - Perogies
Nov 9 - Remembrance Day Service 10:30 am
Nov 11 - NO SCHOOL
Nov 13 - Books for Breakfast 8:30 - 9:30 am
Nov 13 - 1/2 Day Assessment - Dismissal 11:00 am
Nov 18 - 'Dress Backwards Day' - School Spirit
Nov 20 - Hot Lunch - Wrap
Nov 21 - PAC Hot Dog fundraiser at Save-on-Foods
Nov 23 - Kindergarten Vision testing
Nov 23 - Report Cards go home
Nov 23 - Parent/Teacher Conference this week
Nov 24 - Rotary Carol Festival - Clarke Theatre - 7:00 pm
Nov 26 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (all teachers) 2:30 - 6:30 pm
Nov 27 - NO SCHOOL