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Principal's MESSAGE (March 15, 2024)

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Dear REDFISH Families,

As all that wonderful powder in the mountains turns to peanut butter, I am sure many of our REDFISH families have switched gears and are ready to soak up the sun and head out for some quality family time together over spring break. Enjoy! Take care! Stay safe!

But before you go… Here is some important information, highlights, and opportunities for your perusal as we wrap-up our final school week of March 2024…

SPRING BREAK

Schools across SD8 will be closed for spring break from March 16, 2024 to April 1, 2024. Please note that school resumes on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

T2 LEARNING UPDATE SURVEY

Please take a minute (or less) to complete the brief survey linked in the parent email to let us know whether or not you have had a chance to view your child’s T2 learning update.

2024/2025 ENROLMENT DATA (LAST CALL)

Last call to provide REDFISH with important enrolment data for 2024/2025 via the link provided in the parent email! Thank you for your help!  

ROBIN HOOD WAS HERE!

Congratulations to Homeroom 5 (i.e. Ms. Hodgson’s GR5/6 class) for an extremely successful and entertaining run of Robin Hood performances on the main stage in the REDFISH gym this week! Thank you again to Ms. Hodgson and her volunteers for all their work behind the scenes… and to the REDFISH family community for the overwhelming support!

INDIGENOUS DANCE ASSEMBLY

REDFISH students and staff were treated to a special assembly this past Wednesday. Janelle, a Secwépemc fancy shawl and jingle dress dancer, visited REDFISH to share a little bit of her culture through her gift of dancing and background knowledge around her intricate regalia. REDFISH was a receptive audience and the students peppered Janelle with loads of interesting questions.

SD8 SUSTAINABILITY SURVEY

The SD8 Board of Education is seeking to develop a Sustainability Policy and is looking to gather feedback from parents on what to consider in this work. With this in mind, please take a moment to complete the online survey linked in the parent email prior to Friday, April 12, 2024.

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.  

BALFOUR DROP-IN TEE-BALL (Ages 4-8)

Roin Cooke will be hosting a drop-in TEE-BALL night for children aged four to eight at John Roos Park in Balfour on Wednesday nights from 5-6 PM starting April 10, 2024. Equipment is provided and there is no cost, although a donation jar will set out to help maintain and recover the cost of equipment.

SPRING BREAK WORKSHOPS (Maplerose, Nelson)

This spring break, from March 17-29, come down to the NEW Maplerose on Baker Street for our spring break workshops! Classes are open to ALL ages (little ones are welcome to bring a chaperone to help) to get crafty and have fun with weaving, wet felting, needle felting, sewing, and candle rolling. Sign up for 3 classes and get 10% off with code getcrafty. Check out all the workshops at www.lovemaplerose.com/collections/workshops or come by the shop at 669 Baker Street (above Zinnia Textiles) Wednesday to Saturday from 11-5.

YOUTH DANCE CLASSES (Intuit Movement Studio, Nelson)

Dance is an excellent way to get the body moving and develop both fine and gross motor skills and spatial awareness. Intuit Movement Studio on Baker Street offers a variety of youth dance classes for Ages 2 and up…

Classes

PARENT + TOT

- Age 2-4 (Tuesday from 2:15 - 3:00 PM) 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

- Age 5-7 (Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:15 PM)

HIP HOP

- Age 5-7 (Friday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM)

- Age 8-10 (Thursday from 3:30 - 4:20 PM)

- Age 11-15 (Wednesday from 3:30- 4:20 PM)

Our spring term starts the week of April 2nd, running until the end of June for 13 weeks in total. Classes for youth under 5 are only $12.50/class and all other youth classes are $16.50/class plus tax. You can register for classes here.

 

UPCOMING DATES

MARCH 16 – APRIL 1 (Spring Break | SD8 Schools Closed)

TUESDAY, APRIL 2 (School Resumes)

 

Take care!

Mark Bonikowsky | Principal

REDFISH Elementary School (SD8)

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