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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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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


 

CURRENT NEWSLETTER, CALENDAR,

SCHOOL GROWTH PLAN

Click HERE for the September 2016 Principal's Message

Click HERE for the September 2016 calendar

 

Click HERE for the 2016/2017 School Growth Plan



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 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.


Save the date.....

 

SEPTEMBER
Tuesday, September 6 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOLLOWING SUMMER BREAK, Grade 1-6 students morning only until 11am, K students 9-10am
Wed/Thurs, Sept 7/8 - Small group interviews with Kindergarten parents and children at EITHER 8:30-9:15, 9:30-10:15 OR 10:30-11:15
Wed Sept 7 - Carpooling meeting, 2:30-3:00pm
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
Tues, Sept 13 - PAC Meeting, 6:00-7:00pm
Wed, Sept 14 - ALL K students HALF day 8:30-11:45am
starting Thurs, Sept 15 - ALL K students FULL days 8:30am-2:23pm
Saturday, Sept 17 - RCMP Detachment Open House

Tuesday Sept 20 - Wednesday Sept 28 - Scholastic Book Fair
BOOK FAIR TIMES:
Sept 20: 5:00-7:00pm at BBQ
Sept 21: 11:50-12:30, 2:25-3:30
Sept 22: 11:50-12:30, 2:25-3:30
Sept 26: 11:50-12:30
Sept 27: 11:50-12:30, 2:25-3:30
Sept 28: 11:50-12:30, 2:25-3:30 **LAST DAY TO BUY**

Tues, Sept 20 - Welcome back BBQ & Scholastic Book Fair, 5-7pm
Friday, Sept 23 - Non-Instructional Day, school not in session
Wednesday, Sept 28 - LAST DAY FOR HOT LUNCH ORDERS
Thursday, Sept 29 - Terry Fox Run, 12:45pm
Thursday, Sept 29 - school newsletter goes home
Friday, Sept 30 - Orange Shirt day

 

OCTOBER
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
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

 

NOVEMBER
Wednesday, Nov 2: Books for Breakfast 8:30-9:30am
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

 

DECEMBER
Thursday, Dec 8: Turkey dinner/Christmas concert
Friday, Dec 16: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL BEFORE WINTER BREAK

 

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


JANUARY, 2017

Wednesday, January 25: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails

FEBRUARY, 2017
Wednesday, February 22: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails

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
Wednesday, June 21: Divs. 1 & 6 on field trip to Heritage Park Trails