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Weekly Update - November 5, 2017

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Weekly Update - November 5, 2017
by Lochside PAC - Sunday, 5 November 2017, 10:54 PM

Safe Routes to School - Walkabout Invitation

When? Wednesday, November 15th at 7:45-9:45am

Where? Begins at Lochside Elementary - Meet at the Front Doors

Who? Interested parents, staff and students, school district staff, municipal engineering staff, local law enforcement and health professionals

What? As part of the District of Saanich’s Active and Safe Routes to School program we’ll go for a short neighbourhood walk to look at concerns that were identified in the on-line surveys. The walk will be followed by a debrief discussion.

Specifically we will:

·         Identify active transportation safety concerns on our streets

·         Brainstorm strategies with school district and municipal staff, local law enforcement and health professionals

Coffee will be provided. Students are welcome to attend before schools starts. Parents are responsible for their children during the walk.

Please contact Kate Berniaz at with any questions or concerns.

Hope to see you there!

Policy 1100 Meeting

Please join School District 63 and COPACS for the annual Parent Involvement Policy 1100 meeting. This year’s theme is: Debunking BC’s Newly Revised Curriculum.  For more information please click on the link.

Scholastic Book Fair - 55 VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED

Our fall Scholastic Book Fair will be taking place on November 17, 20 and 21st. This is such an amazing event which puts hundreds of books in our kids hands and in our library! We are in desperate need of volunteers for this event to be successful. Please consider volunteering for an hour or two, we can’t do it without your help! You can sign up for a shift or more at!/showSignUp/4090E4FADA729A7FF2-scholastic2

SPUD Fundraiser

From October 30 – November 12, support our Fall Fundraiser and order your fruits and veggies online!  SPUD will donate 25% of our purchases from Produce Fundraising Boxes back to our school.  Half of these donations will support the Grade 5 Camp Thunderbird trip.  For complete details please see the attached document.

A colouring sheet with more information should have come home last week, or see the link.  Have your child complete the colouring page for a chance to win one Produce Fundraising Box.  Entries must be submitted to the school office by November 15th.

Fill the House Food Drive

Coming up at the end of November is our annual Food Drive.  If anyone has extra extra large furniture or appliance boxes to donate for this event please contact Marissa.

Upcoming Events

Early Dismissal - Nov 7, 8, 9 students are dismissed at 1:46pm

Popcorn Day - Nov 8th

Policy 1100 Meeting - November 9th @ 7pm, Bayside Middle School

Remembrance Day Assembly - Nov 10th @ 10am

SPUD Fundraiser - Due by Nov 12th

Safe Routes to School Walkabout - November 15th

LEPAC Meeting - November 15th @6pm

Scholastic Book Fair - Nov 17, 20 and 21st

Movie Night - Thursday November 23rd