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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 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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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
- 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!!!
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
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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.
Monday, October 3: Track & Field practice run, 3:00pm, meet at baseball diamond on field across from Hatzic Elementary (PERMISSION FORM HERE)
Monday, October 3: PAC meeting, 6:00pm
Thursday, October 6: Grade 6 Immunizations, 10:30am
Thursday, October 6: Track & Field race, 3:00pm Hatzic Elementary large field (PERMISSION FORM HERE)
Friday, October 7: Hot Lunch - Hot Dog Day
Monday, October 10: Thanksgiving Day, school not in session
Wednesday, October 12: Wetlands Planting Day
Thursday, October 13: Track & Field race, 3:00pm Heritage Park (the PARK, not the school) (PERMISSION FORM HERE)
Friday, October 14: Hot Lunch - Grilled Cheese Day
Friday, October 14: Divs. 4, 5 & 6 at the Pumpkin Patch
Wednesday, October 19: Spirit Day - "Can the Teacher"
Thursday, October 20: Student photos, 9am-10:30am
Friday, October 21: Provincial Pro-D day, school not in session
Monday, October 24: Non-instructional day, school not in session
Wednesday, October 26: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails
Thursday, October 27: Kindergarten Vision/Hearing Screening, 8:30am
Friday, October 28: Hot Lunch - Pizza Day
Friday, October 28: Halloween Carnival in pm
Wednesday, Nov 2: Books for Breakfast 8:30-9:30am
Sunday, Nov 6: Daylight Savings - clocks BACK one hour
Wednesday, Nov 9: Remembrance Day Assembly, 9:00-10:00am
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
Friday, Nov 25: Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, school not in session
Saturday, Nov 26: Christmas Craft Fair
Wednesday, November 30: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails
Thursday, Dec 8: Turkey dinner/Christmas concert
Friday, Dec 16: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL BEFORE WINTER BREAK
Friday, January 20: Rocks & Rings sessions with Curl BC, all divisions
Wednesday, January 25: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails
Wednesday, February 22: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails
Wednesday, March 29: Purple Day - Epilepsy Awareness
Wednesday, April 12: Ready, Set, Learn Open house, 6:00pm
Wednesday, April 26: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails
Wednesday, May 31: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails
Wednesday, June 21: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails