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Principal's MESSAGE (April 12, 2024)

Mark Bonikowsky
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Dear REDFISH Families,

 

We hope you are doing well as these weekday April showers slowly give way to weekend solar powers! Please find below some important highlights, reminders, and heads-ups for your ease of reference as we head out into what is forecasted to be a beautiful weekend…

 

REDFISH RELEASE PARTY

 

Mrs. Sandquist and her GR2/3 (HR3) students hosted Mrs. Mushumanski and her GR2/3 class from HUME Elementary at REDFISH’s beautiful Outdoor Classroom along the banks of Redfish Creek this morning to kick-off their ‘Kokanee Release Party’. Stories were shared, nature was observed, data was collected, and good times were had by all as students released a few hundred kokanee fry into Redfish Creek with help from staff and community volunteers.  

 

FROM BOOKS to BUNKERS

 

Mrs. Goggins and her GR3/4 (HR4) students travelled into town today to take care of the business end of S8’s annual ‘Reading Challenge’ hosted by TRAFALGAR. The REDFISH reading representatives took home second place in the contest and then celebrated with a class pizza lunch before heading down to the Nelson Touchstones Museum’s Cold War Bunker exhibit.

 

REDFISH MUSIC PROGRAM SPRING SHOWCASE (May 29, 2024)

 

Ms. Keraiff and her REDFISH MUSIC PROGRAM are excited to showcase their locally grown talent in a Spring Showcase in the GYM at REDFISH on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 1 PM. Families are invited. Get ready to rock, REDFISH!

 

T2 LEARNING UPDATE SURVEY

 

Last call to complete the super-quick, but uber-important survey linked in the parent email. Please consider taking a moment to provide us with this important feedback if you haven’t already. Starting next week, we will begin reaching out directly to individual families who have not completed the survey. Thank you, as always, for your time!  

 

STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES (April 24, 2024)

 

As mentioned, student-led conferences are set for Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 2 – 6 PM. Mark your calendars for this great opportunity to spend up to thirty minutes alongside your child in their own classroom… interacting over work samples, celebrating progress, and setting goals for the remaining couple months of the school year. Please look out for a separate email to follow which will include a link to the sign-up sheet for your child’s homeroom.

 

GEORAMA FUNDRAISER (HR4)

 

Please consider supporting HOMEROOM 4’s ‘Mother’s Day’ fundraiser through GEORAMA GROWERS. Order forms were sent home with students today. A PDF copy of the order form is also attached to the parent email. 

 

SD8 ANNUAL BUS REGISTRATION

 

Registration is open! The SD8 Transportation Department is accepting bus registration applications from now until June 14, 2024. Please note that all riders must register annually. Please see the flyer attached to the parent email for more details.

 

KLFN ‘FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT’ (April 26, 2024)

 

The Kootenay Lake Family Network (KLFN) will be hosting a FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT fundraiser by donation at Procter Hall on Friday, April 26, 2024. Please see the poster attached to the parent email for more details.

 

BALFOUR KIDS ‘CLOTHING SHARE’ DONATIONS

 

Balfour Kids will be holding its spring ‘KIDS CLOTHING SHARE’ on Saturday, April 27, 2024. In preparation, REDFISH will have a collection bin out front of the school office from Tuesday, April 2, 2024 through Friday, April 26, 2024. If interested, please feel free to drop off clean and usable kids clothing (i.e. up to Size 14) and sports gear. Please see the flyer attached to the parent email for more information.  

 

 

UPCOMING DATES

 

APRIL 19 (Earth Day Stations at REDFISH)

 

APRIL 22 (SD8 District PRO-D Day | No School)

 

APRIL 24 (Student-Led Conferences | 2 – 6 PM) 

 

APRIL 24+25 (Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM)

 

MAY 20 (Victoria Day | Schools Closed)

 

MAY 27 (School PRO-D Day | No School)

 

MAY 29 (Spring Showcase | REDFISH Music Program | 1 PM)

 

MAY 31 (SD8 Elementary Track Meet @ REDFISH)

 

JUNE 14 (SD8 School Bus REGISTRATION Deadline)

 

 

Take care!

 

Mark Bonikowsky | Principal

REDFISH Elementary School (SD8)

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