The Third Annual Parade of Pigs event is just around the corner! Parade of Pigs is a BCEF fundraising event aimed to help enrich the creativity and innovative potential of our students. Specially painted ceramic piggy banks will first be unveiled at the District's Celebration of the Visual Arts show at 1 p.m., March 9 at GIS. They will then reside at sponsoring businesses, and in all our schools, to collect money until May 19. On Friday, May 30 the banks themselves will be auctioned at a cookout on the patio at Island Bay Yacht Club. Monies raised will help fund each school's Fine Arts Department.
Calendar for 2014-15 Approved
At the Board of Education meeting February 24, trustees voted to approve the 2014-15 Official School Calendar. The first day of school for students is August 20, and the last day (tentative) is May 28. School Improvement Days have not yet been determined. Click here for the 2014-15 calendar.
Parent to Parent: Recess
Although the New Year has brought many snow days and frigid temperatures, we are finally looking forward to warmer temperatures. With this comes the return of outside recess! We thank you for continuing to dress your children appropriately for outside recess, as the air and winds can still be brisk in our open surroundings.
Participation in fun activities on the playground during school is extremely important for our children’s health and wellbeing. It provides an opportunity for their minds to rest and bodies to exercise. Our children need to be reminded that it is as important to be respectful, responsible, and safe on the playground as in the school building. Appropriate language, behavior, and attitudes must peacefully transition from the classroom to the playground, with a particular emphasis on inclusion of others & sharing equipment and play objects. It is okay to have fun however competition that hurts others feelings by actions or words isn’t appropriate.
These values shouldn’t be forgotten at public playgrounds and other mutual recreational spaces. Encourage your children to maintain a respectful, responsible, and safe stance while playing with friends and siblings. Children need consistency to reinforce that they are responsible for good choices, regardless of the setting or atmosphere.
Ask your student(s):
What are some ways of being Respectful, Responsible and Safe at recess?
What should you wear out to recess and why?
Why do you need to follow directions while out at recess?
What are the names of the recess monitors?
What do you enjoy about recess?
New Adult Lunch Procedure
We look forward to students bringing guests to lunch at CE and want to make you aware of our new payment procedure. All adult lunches will need to be paid in cash or check at the time of purchase. Adults may not charge lunch on their child’s account.
Below is the link to the School Attendance Calendar for the 2013 -14 school year.
Attendance Calendar 2013-14