April 21 Friday School Day
April 27 Family Dance
May 2-3 Gail Bryn-Jones’ class to Saturna Island
May 11 Spring Concert
May 17 Class Photos-new date
May 22 Stat Holiday-no school
May 23 - 26 Scholastic Book Fair
May 26 Friday School Day
June 20-23 Tuesday-Friday instruction week
June 29 Last day of classes before Summer Holiday
June 29 Early dismissal at 11:30
June 30 Administrative Day
Check Calendar and Schedule to see future dates including vacation dates and statutory holidays.
Tanya's class & STEM Mint Mobile Design Activity
A Good Morning with Eat & Greet!
Kindergarten Registration - February
Workshop by Dr. Alison Rees
The Allison Rees workshop that was cancelled due to "snowmageddon" has been
rescheduled: Saturday, April 8th, 10am - 12:30pm at GISS
Topic: “Boundaries and Communication”
Public entry by donation. All welcome. Childminding by donation, ages 3-12 yrs in
adjacent classroom. Sponsored by: SS Centre School and SS Cooperative Preschool
VOLCANO EXPERIMENT with Katharine's class
Social/Emotional Learning at SSE
"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."
The SSE community could not agree more and research backs up this ancient idea: "social-emotional competencies are a more significant determinant of academic attainment than IQ." -HealthSchools BC
Our school community helps support the social and emotional development of our students in many ways. Here are just a few examples:
-Roots of Empathy program
-Sexual Health programs
-Mind Up program
Parents contribute to our students' social/emotional development, too. Every positive connection a child makes, helps them feel safer and more secure in their environment. Here are just a few ways that parents are helping our students feel connected and happy at school:
-Meet and Greet food program
-Helping with RRR and the book fair
-Joining in school activities
-Helping with special events (dances, fun days, class parties, fieldtrips)
If you have questions about any of these programs, please ask Shelly or better yet come to the PAC meeting on Jan. 11th at 8:30 in the Library.
Heidi's class builds obstacle courses for ELF - Empathy in Action!
Technology at SSE
Students are permitted to use technology for educational purposes only and only under the supervision of a staff member. We want our kids running and playing at recess and not plugged into electronics. Please keep devices at home unless your child’s teacher has agreed to having them in class.
Happy New Year!
Whole School Buddy Read
Change of Clothes
Rainy days are ahead. A reminder to please have a full change of clothing at school for your child.
Katharine's Grade 2/3 Class - Nature Art
8:19 First bell
3:45 Supervision ends
Click on the link to go to our Archives page http://sse.sd64.bc.ca/archives and find copies of many other resources.
WITH VEGGIES AND FRUIT
Most children don’t get enough vegetables and fruit each day. School-age children and youth need 5 to 8 servings of fruit and vegetables each day.
Support your child to eat more vegetables and fruit:
Eat vegetables and fruit together with your children. Children learn by watching you.
Involve children in buying and preparing vegetables and fruit. Try cut up veggies and fruit such as cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower, oranges, apple, pear or kiwi with salad dressing or yogurt for dipping.
Cut and serve them in many ways. Try vegetables and fruit cold, hot or right from the freezer. Frozen grapes or blueberries make a terrific snack.
Offer vegetables and fruit at snack and meal times. It can take up to 20 times of offering the same food before a child will accept it.
A child’s intake varies from day to day. Trust that a healthy child will meet their nutrient needs over time.
Need fresh ideas? Check out halfyourplate.ca
For more information:
Your local Public Health Unit
HealthLinkBC and Dietitian Services or dial 8-1-1 and ask to speak to a Registered Dietitian (a free call)
Dietitians of Canada
Healthy Families BC
Communicating Student Learning in the Gulf Islands, Innovation in Education
Our students are stars in this report. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMv7jnLUMsc Read the latest on Student Assessment at https://sites.google.com/a/sd64.bc.ca/sse/blog
We celebrated 75 years at SSE on June 22. See photos from the 1940’s at http://saltspringarchives.com/roots/schools/consolidated5/index.htm
We have supervision from 8:00-3:45 each day. We do not have staff assigned to supervise students beyond those hours. Please arrange childcare if you need supervision outside these hours.
Please do not send peanuts, peanut butter or any peanut product to school. Due to allergies of our students and staff, we also must prohibit shellfish and latex from our premises. Please use vigilance and be sure these products do not arrive with your child. These could cause life-threatening allergic reactions.