This year’s parent’s fun night will be a 90’s House Party theme. Join us Saturday, March 11 at The Beach House Restaurant for food, drinks, dancing and a silent auction fundraiser. Funds raised will be used by the Cordova Bay PAC to create a new Makerspace for students at Cordova Bay Elementary. Tickets are $40 per person in advance or $50 at the door. Tickets include includes entry and food. Purchase tickets through www.healthyhunger.ca
We are actively seeking donations for the silent auction as well as sponsorship for this event. Donations could be in the form of goods, services, gift cards, etc and any size, small or large is welcome. If you are interested please email email@example.com. For more details on sponsorship opportunities see our Sponsor Form.
Makerspaces are in-school learning spaces that offer tools and resources for students to tinker with a mix of traditional technologies, such as cardboard, wood, recycled plastic or fabric – and more cutting edge technologies – such as 3D printers and scanners, robotics, laser cutters, open-source computers, microcontrollers, and sensors. (Source: edcan.ca: How do Makerspaces heighten student engagement?).
Makerspaces engage students to learn in and out of school by providing opportunities to:
Develop skills through solving problems and thinking creatively.
Learn through play at their own pace by developing self-confidence.
Deepen what is learned in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) classes by making connections with real-life tasks and problems.
Explore their interest and develop creative solutions to real-world problems, showing that solving complex social issues often requires multiple skills and people.
Develop intergenerational relations and build communities through activities that draw from community expertise and build shared goals.
Develop collaboration skills and teach others what they learn, so that children can understand that they can take on a variety of roles.
Develop fine motor skills through using manual tools.
Learn by trial and error, take risks, and persevere in challenging situations where they feel supported in “getting their hands dirty.”
Join us for a Welcome Back BBQ on Wednesday, September 21 from 5pm to 7:30pm. To order your meal ahead please visit the Healthy Hunger website. You can also purchase tickets for bake sale items and even make a donation to support Cops for Cancer! We are still looking for volunteers to grill up some tasty burgers and dogs, help at the bake sale tables and assist with prep and clean up. We also need items for the bake sale! If you’re able to help please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to the sign up sheet. Look forward to seeing you all there!
As always the summer has flown by and we have just one long weekend left before school starts on Sept 6. You should have received an email from the school by now confirming the start and end times for your child’s first week of school. See below for information from the school.
Always check your inbox for the most up to date information!
School Start-Up Information for Grades 1-5 Only:
Tuesday, September 6th (8:40-10:15 a.m.) Grades 1-5 Only
All new students are asked to report to the school office at 8:40 am on Tuesday, September 6th. You will be directed to the school gym where staff will be present to welcome you.
All returning students are asked to return to your lineup for last year’s class.
Wednesday, September 7th (8:40-2:48 p.m.) Wednesday is a full day session for students in Grades 1 to 5. Students will return to their Tuesday a.m. class and if final class placements have been achieved, students will move to their new classes with their 2022-23 teacher.
Thursday, September 8th (8:40-2:48 p.m.) It is our goal to have students settling into routines in their new 2022-23 classes on this day, if final class placements have been achieved.
Friday, September 9th (8:40-2:48 p.m.) A “Homecoming Assembly” will take place in the morning. This may be delayed should there be unexpected enrollment considerations, changes or health and safety protocols that prohibit such gatherings.
All Kindergarten students will start K Gradual Entry on Wednesday, September 7th. Please contact the school, if you have any questions!