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School begins on Tues. Sept. 3rd at 8:45 AM.  School is in session for a 1/2 day – end of day for the students is 11:45 AM  This year’s new Kindergarten students will start on Friday Sept. 6th (you should have received a letter about this – if not please contact the school).  We are looking forward to seeing all of you.  Image result for welcome back to school


Friday is our fun day.  The students will be participating in many events in the morning and a tug of war in the afternoon.  A HUGE thanks goes to our PAC because they will be providing a hot dog lunch for all our students on Friday.   Woot Woot – we have a great PAC and staff!!!

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As we reflect on this wonderful year we just want to say

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Related imageWith sun coming don’t forget to be sun smart.


Students will be travelling around our school yard participating in stations/events in the morning and will be joining in a tug of war in the afternoon.  Image result for fun day clipart free


Our last day of school is June 27th and is a full day of school.   Please join us for our year end assembly at 9 AM.  Image result for last day of school clipart free


Join at Aylard Farm on Wednesday June 19th.  Information will be coming home in the next couple of days. Image result for beach day clipart free


Dear Parents / Guardians,

As shared with you earlier in the school year, our district was selected as part of the Ministry of Education’s Student Reporting Policy Pilot. In Sooke School District, our schools have implemented the reporting pilot in a variety of ways in many of our Kindergarten to Grade 8 classes. During this pilot year you may have seen several formats used by educators across our district to communicate student learning to you. Some of these formats include:

• Standard report card for students in Kindergarten-Grade 8 (status quo);
• Use of the new proficiency scale on a standard-looking reporting, using the new language: emerging; developing; proficient; and extending;
• Paper-based Points of Progress that have been sent home at intervals throughout the year and use the new proficiency scale language;
• Digital portfolios, such as FreshGrade;
• Paper-based portfolios with written feedback.

As part of our involvement in the reporting pilot, we will continue to provide feedback to the Ministry of Education. Please take a couple minutes to complete this short anonymous survey related to student learning in Sooke School District. Please click below or type this into your browser: https://forms.gle/23TYoq7wUB47fv9ZA
Take the survey now

The survey will close at midnight on Sunday, June 16.

In Sooke School District, and across the province, we are working hard to shift instruction that focuses on competencies such as critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration and personal and social responsibility. Assessment practices also are shifting to align with this redesigned curriculum.
The changes you may have seen are consistent with the British Columbia curriculum and assessment practices, as detailed in the BC Curriculum https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/.

The input you provide will support both the Ministry of Education and our district shift towards providing communication on your child’s learning that is meaningful, timely and follows the principles of quality assessment (https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment-info).

As with all learning, open communication between all partners is critical for success. We welcome your thoughts as we work together. Please connect with your principal or teacher if you would like to share your ideas.


Paul Block
Associate Superintendent


The fun fair is almost here!  We need volunteers.  Please sign up by the office to help make this event great!Pta Stephenson Elementary Sch - We Need You Clip Art


May 5-11 is emergency preparedness week. Here is a great resource.  Please copy and paste this for more info.




We are still short a few volunteers to keep the book fair open all the time.  If you have an hour please sign up on the timetable outside the library.

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