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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.
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.
- 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
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.
Saturday, April 9 - Bottle Drive
Tuesday, April 12 - Reading Link Challenge, Mission Library, 10:30am-12:00pm
Friday, April 15 - Blessings in a Backpack fundraiser, Dewdney Pub 6pm
Tuesday, April 19 - Assembly for "Staples 2016 Superpower your School Contest", 8:45am. Please click HERE for further information & media release form
Friday, April 22 - EARTH DAY!!!
Thursday, April 28 - Hot Dog Day, $2/each at the canteen
Thurday, April 28 - School newsletter published to website
Friday, April 29 - Crazy Hat Day!!!!
Friday, April 29 - Div 2 field trip to Norrish Creek
Friday, April 29 - Div. 5 field trip to Silver Creek
Monday, May 2 - District Curriculum Pro-D Day, school not in session
Tuesday, May 3 - Bus Registration begins for 2016/2017 school year (until June 30th)
Wednesday, May 4 - Ready, Set, Learn 6:30-7:30pm
Wednesday, May 4 - Star Wars Day
Thursday, May 5 - Safe Online Parent Presentation at Clarke Theatre, 6:30 pm **FREE**
Friday, May 6 - Div. 2 field trip to Bloom Pre-School
Monday, May 16 - Class photos, 8:45am
Friday, May 20 - Non-Instructional Day, school not in session
Monday, May 23 - Victoria Day, school not in session
Thursday, May 26 - Grade 6 transition visit to Hatzic Middle School, 9am-12:30pm
Thurday, May 26 - School newsletter published to website
Friday, May 27 - Parent Volunteer Tea, TIME TBA
Monday, May 30 - Division 5 field trip to Heritage Park Trails
Tuesday, May 31 - Division 3 field trip to Burnaby Village Museum
Bus Registration ongoing for 2016/2017 school year (until June 30th)
Friday, June 3 - Welcome to Kindergarten Orientation, 8:45am
Monday, June 6 - Division 5 field trip to The Junction
Friday, June 10 - Sports Day
Monday, June 20 - Divs. 1 & 5 field trip to Greenway Trailhead (Heritage Park Trails)
Thursday, June 23 - Grade 6 Farewell
Thurday, June 23 - School newsletter published to website
Tuesday, June 28 - Awards Assembly, 12:30pm
Wednesday, June 29 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL BEFORE SUMMER BREAK
Tuesday, September 6 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOLLOWING SUMMER BREAK, Morning only until 11:00am
Friday, September 23 - Non-Instructional Day, classes not in session