Dear Falkland Families;

It's hard to believe that the end of the third week of school is here already. If you haven't yet, please remember to get your school fees paid by Friday, Sept. 28th. The permission/consent forms required by the school district are also due into the office. Thank you for your prompt attention to this.

There are several ways we keep parents informed of the happenings at our school: monthly e-newsletters, weekly emails, our website, and Facebook. Posts on our website automatically go on our Facebook page so please LIKE or FOLLOW US on Facebook. Click here to access our Facebook page .

I look forward to seeing you all at our Welcome Back to School event this Wednesday, September, 26th. Please scroll to find out the lastest and greatest at Falkland School.

Mrs. Cull
Staffing Update
Mrs. Cull will be teaching music this school year to students in Division 3, 4, and 5. Mrs. Cull also teaches Health Education and Career Education 4 times a week in Division 2. Although Mrs. Cull encourages parents to pop in to see her to discuss matters, an appointment made in advance will guarentee her availability. The opportunity to address matters promptly is ideal in any problem solving scenario. A complete list of our 2018 - 2019 staff and their roles can be found here.
Although we said farewell to our counsellors Jonaire Bowyer-Smith and Dawn Johnson, we welcome a new counsellor to our school. Welcome Carrie Kyle to our Falkland School Team. Carrie will be at our school every Tuesday. This past week she visited classrooms and introduced herself to all the students at Falkland School.
Picture Day - Tues., Sept. 25
Image Studios, from Vernon, will be at our school on Tuesday, September 25th to take individual, class and whole school photos of students and staff. StrongStart will be included as well. While information was sent home by email yesterday, the photographer has asked me to remind parents that a full body photo is taken so please consider your child's footwear.
Welcome Back to School Event -
Wed., Sept. 26
Don't miss out on our Welcome Back to School Event planned for Wednesday, September 26th from 4:30 - 6:15 PM. An invite was emailed home to families on Thursday. Guests are welcome to visit classrooms from 4:30 - 5:00. Potluck dinner will follow in the Gymnasium. Families are asked to bring a contribution (salad, side dish or main) for approximately 6 people. PAC will be providing hotdogs and beverages and the school will be providing dessert.
2018 Terry Fox Run - Thurs., Sept. 27
All parents are welcome to join us in the gym for our annual Terry Fox Run on Thursday, Septmeber, 27th at 12:40 PM. Our traditional run to the gate at the end of Gyp Road will follow. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Mrs. Cull at the office. Help at various points along the way would be much appreciated. Traditionally, our school sends a small donation each year to the Terry Fox Foundation. If you can send your child to school with a loonie, that would much appreciated.
Orange Shirt Day - Fri., September 28
Students and staff are reminded to wear an orange shirt in support of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. Teachers, with the support of our Indigenous Support Worker Wes Sandy, will be providing age appropriate learning opportunities to better understand the impact residential schools had on children and families.

Click here for more information on Orange Shirt Day
Salmon Run Field trip - Tues., Oct. 2
Students in grade 2-8 will be attending the Salmon Run at Adams River at the Roderick Haig-Brown (Twutswecw) Provincial Park in Scotch Creek, BC. Students 2-6 are eligible to participate in a School Interpretive Program of two stations (one on dissection and the other on ecosystems) coordinated by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. All students will participate in a stream walk guided by their teacher. The bus will leave our school by 8:45 AM and the Provincial Park by 12:45 PM to be back to school in time for regular dismissal. A field trip permission form has been sent home with your child. It is due back to school on Thursday, September 27th. Transportation will be covered by funds obtained from GO GRANT.
Celebrating Learning in Classrooms (Grade 6, 7, 8)
Explorations - Grade 6, 7, 8

Starting Monday, Sept. 24th, Students in grades 6, 7, 8 will start Explorations. Explorations is an exploratory program where students participate in Arts Education (visual art, drama and dance) and Applied Design Skills Technology (3D printer technology, foods and woodworking). Over the course of the school year, students will participate in 5 sessions on each of the 6 areas noted above. Students in grade 6, 7, and 8 are placed into two groups. To start, group 1 will be involved in Visual Art and group 2 in 3D printer. On Nov. 5th, the students will switch activites.
Leadership - Grade 6, 7, 8

In support of our Social Responisbility Goal, all students in grade 6, 7, 8 will choose a way to contribute to the school commmunity in a positive way. Students may choose to help with special responsibilities, like assemblies, student secretary, equipment monitor, clean up, our garden or greenhouse, etc.. They may choose to supervise an activity or club for our younger students outside or inside at lunch time with an adult sponser.
Information from PAC
Thanks to the following for taking on executive positions with PAC.

President: Yvonne Logan
Vice President: Adina Clements
Treasurer: Pending
Secretary: Rebecca Budac
Directors: Jody Boland, Karoll Brosnan, Christine Leclerc
Student Planning Council: Pending
DPAC rep: Pending
Hot Lunch Coordinator: Pending

Next PAC meeting is Wednesday, October 3rd at 2:30 in Rm. 29. All parents welcome and babysitting will be provided by our StrongStart facilitator, Cathy Steigleder.

Please contact Yvonne Logan (778-930-0224) Adina Clements (250-463-5750) or Shelly Cull (250-833-2806 or 250-379-2320) to discuss ways you can get involved and contribute to your child's school experience.
We need help with various PAC events and school activities. If you would like to help with our Terry Fox Run, explorations programming, coaching volleyball (October/November) or basketball (December/January/ February), cross country running (April/May/June), our school Mascot, fundraising support, yearbook, please let Mrs. Cull know. We are also looking for donations of lego and bales of straw for our sliding hill once the snow comes.
Peanuts are allowed at school
We did not receive notice of any life threatening peanut allergies this school year. So until such time that we do, students ARE allowed to bring food with peanuts to school.
Remembrance Day Contest - Royal Canadian Legion
The school will be collecting entries up until Thursday, Nov. 8th.
More news about other Falkland School Programs
Thanks to the continued support of the Rotary Club, we are able to keep our breakfast and lunch top up program in place for the 2018-2019 school year. Donations from the community are welcome as well. All students are welcome to attend breakfast club from 8:00 - 8:15 AM each morning.
Only One You - Whole School Rock Project
Our whole school rock project connected to the Only One You story book, read last school year by students as part of the Awooga Celebration, will get underway very soon. If your child has not yet brought an oval, roundish, flatish river rock to school, please ensure they do by Tuesday, September 25th.
Bring your rock to school by Tuesday, September 25.
FSA Administration - Oct. 1 - Nov. 9
The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of all B.C. students’ academic skills in grades 4 and 7, and provides parents, teachers, schools, school districts and the Ministry of Education with important information on how well students are progressing in the foundation skills of Reading, Writing, and Numeracy. Administration of this assessment starts Oct. 1 - Nov. 9. A schedule and more information will come out soon to parents for students in grades 4 and 7.
Upcoming Events - can only be viewed on your desktop
Please take note of the upcoming events and record them in your calendars. While an email is sent home weekly as a reminder of upcoming events, this list will always be much more comprehensive.   Unfortunately this list cannot be viewed on a mobile device.
Mon., Sept 24

Tues., Sept. 25 
Wed., Sept. 26           
Thurs., Sept. 27        
Fri., Sept. 28              
Mon., Oct. 1
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Wed., Oct. 3
Fri., Oct. 5                  
Mon., Oct. 8               
Tues., Oct. 9               
Fri., Oct. 12
Mon., Oct. 15

Thurs., Oct. 18           
Fri., Oct. 19              
Mon., Oct. 22
Mon., Oct. 29

Wed., Nov. 7
Fri., Nov. 9                 

Mon., Nov. 12            
Tues., Nov. 13            
Wed., Nov. 21               

Tues., Nov. 20
Thurs., Nov. 22             
Fri., Dec. 21                

Dec., 24 to Jan. 4          
Mon., Jan. 7 (2019)      
Mon., Feb. 4
Fri., Feb 15                 
Mon., Feb. 18            
Wed., Feb. 27              
Fri., Mar. 15                
Mar., 18 to Mar. 29       
Mon., Apr. 1                
Fri., Apr. 19                 
Mon., Apr. 22              
Tues., Apr. 23              
Fri., May 17                 
Mon., May 20              
Wed., June 19              
Thurs., June 27            
Mother Goose, 8:30 - 9:30 AM, Rm. 29
Explorations (grade 6, 7, 8) begins
Photo Day
Welcome Back to School Event (4:30 - 6:15 PM)
Terry Fox Run
Orange Shirt Day
Mother Goose, 8:30 - 9:30 AM, Rm. 29
Field trip: Salute to the Sockeye – Gr 2-8            
PAC meeting, 2:30 PM, Rm. 29
Non Instructional Day – no school Thanksgiving Day Holiday – no school
Registration opens for 2019-2020 School Year
School Spirit Day - Sweatpants Day
Mother Goose, 8:30 - 9:30 AM, R. 29
Bus safety presentation and evacuation drill
Earthquake Drill
Non Instructional Day – no school
Mother Goose, 8:30 - 9:30 AM, Rm. 29
Mother Goose, 8:30 - 9:30 AM, Rm. 29
Ms. Barker returns to Div 2
Performance: Heart Beat Theatre, 12:45 PM
Remembrance Day Assembly – time TBA
School Spirit Day - Wear a Poppy Day
In lieu of Remembrance Day Holiday
Non Instructional Day – no school Parent/STUDENT/Teacher Conference (First Formal Report) – early dismissal 
School Spirit Day - Moustache Day
Parent/STUDENT/Teacher Conference cont’d
Last day of school before Winter Break
School Spirit Day - Pajama Day
Winter Break – no school
School Reopens after Winter Break
Performance: Runaway Moon Theatre, 8:50 AM
Non Instructional Day – no students
Family Day Holiday – no students
Second Formal Report sent home
Last day of school before Spring Break
Spring Break – no school
School Reopens after Spring Break
Good Friday Holiday – no school
Easter Monday – no school
Non Instructional Day – no school
Non Instructional Day – no school
Victoria Day Holiday – no school
 Atlantis Waterslides – entire school to attend
Last Day of school for students – e arly Dismissal
Third and Final Formal Report Card sent home 

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