Week at a Glance December 13-17, 2021

Good afternoon,


We had an exciting week at Cultus Lake Community School. Our main hallway is now lined with mini-Christmas trees. Each student will be bringing home a tree which was donated by Next Level Financial, Cultus Lake Parks Board, Reclaimed Health Group and Cultus Lake Golf Club. After the break, if your family does not want to plant the tree, you can bring them back to school and the Parks Board will have them planted throughout the community. We have a few more days to collect non-perishable foods or money for our food drive. Mrs. Hnatiw’s class is currently in the lead, but there are a few classes close behind. We have been practicing our Christmas songs throughout the week for our virtual concert, which will be filmed next week. Report Cards will be going home next week. Please review the report card with your child, highlighting the successes as well as encouraging him/her to set goals for the second term. Parents are asked to keep the report card, but to sign and return the report card envelope as an indication that you have received and reviewed the report card. Please indicate on the label if you would like a follow-up communication with the teacher.  


Best wishes,

Jason Kemp


Cultus Lake Community School



Illness & Self-Assessment

A daily health check is a tool to reduce the likelihood of a person with COVID-19 coming to school when they are infectious.

  • Parents and caregivers should assess their children daily for illness before sending them to school. Utilize the provincial K-12 Health Check app for daily assessment of symptoms.
  • If a student, staff or other adult is sick, they must not enter the school.
  • Students, staff or other adults should stay at home when sick, as this is one of the most important ways to reduce the introduction to and the spread of COVID-19 in schools. The following resources provide guidance regarding specific symptoms of illness



Food Drive

We started our Can Food Drive this week. We will be accepting cash donations as well. For each dollar brought in we will count the donation as three items of food. Our goal as a school is to collect 1000 can goods for the Salvation Army’s Food Bank. Please send non-perishable food items to your child’s classroom. There is also a class competition. The class that brings in the most food will get an additional gym class with Mr. Kemp.


Windward Lavender Fundraiser

Our PAC is running another Holiday Fundraiser. Locally grown lavender and grand fir essential oils create exceptional, all natural products. Let’s support our school. Visit www.windwardlavender.com and use the Promo Code: CULTUSPAC for 15% discount. Add a note at check out with your child’s name and teacher. Choose School Fundraiser as shipping option. This will be valid until December 13th and orders will be sent home on December 16th.


Infant Massage

The Fraser Valley Child Development Centre will be offering an Infant Massage class at Cultus Lake Community School. The sessions will be starting on Monday January 17th until February 14th from 11am-12:15pm. It is a 5 week program for children who are in the pre-crawling stage. In the sessions you will learn the power of nurturing touch and communication with your baby. You can register by calling Ali Edelman at 604-824-8760 ext 3251 or email aedelman@fvcdc.org.



Nightly reading is the best indicator of school success.  ALL students should be reading at home, and this can take on many different forms (reading to self / reading to others / being read to / reading the pictures).   This year, we have started a new "Reading Bingo program."  Hopefully these cards encourage your child with some "creative" ways to read for 15-minutes each night.  Please ensure that these cards are returned to school at the end of each month and your child will be entered to win some prizes.  If you lose your card, you can always print one out from the library page of the school website.


Do you secretly like to organize your spice jars alphabetically?  Maybe you LOVE to wrap presents?  If so, Mrs. Knodel has library jobs for you that can be done at home or at school.  Please contact her at jodi_knodel@sd33.bc.ca if you would like to help out in our school library this year.  Training is provided.


Chilliwack Chiefs Adopt a School

We are very excited to be part of the Chilliwack Chiefs Adopt a School program this year. Our school will have access to 10 tickets per game to watch our local Chilliwack Chiefs hockey team at the Chilliwack Coliseum. We will raffle these tickets off each month. A big thank you to Lakeside Beach Club for sponsoring this program and giving our student this amazing opportunity.


Online Payment

You are now able to pay school fees (including School Supplies) online. The SD33 QUICKPAY link can be found by going to our school website or by following the link. If your child takes the bus, then you will already have an account. If not, then you will need to create an account. To do this you will need your child’s student number. You can contact Angela at the office or your child’s teacher to get this information.


Parent Advisory Council

Our PAC does an amazing job supporting our students and representing the parents voice at the school level. Because you have a child enrolled at Cultus Lake, you are already a member of our school’s PAC. I encourage you to attend one of our monthly PAC meetings. Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 13th at 6pm in our school’s library.


PAC Facebook Page

Our PAC also updates our School’s PAC Facebook Page. Please follow the page to find out some of the events, fundraisers and opportunities happening at our school and around our community.


Inclement Weather Guidelines 

Inclement Weather Guidelines for 2021/2022 can be found here.

Inclement weather conditions such as freezing rain, significant snowfall or high wind can occur during the fall and winter months. In such conditions, decisions on the opening or closure of school district facilities are made by the Superintendent of Schools in consultation with management and supervisory staff who have checked first-hand on the driving conditions, walking/sidewalk conditions, and general condition of buildings and accessibility to sites. For more details on how this is done, click here. Please listen to the local radio stations or refer to the school district’s website (www.sd33.bc.ca) for school closures.


Cultus Lake Community School Association

If you would like to register for community school programs, please contact Raelene Holm at clcsacultuslake@gmail.com or 604.858.7192 for a registration form. 

Please be sure to check online for programs happening at the school https://cultuslake.sd33.bc.ca/programs. LIKE AND FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK 'Cultus Lake Community School Association ' for upcoming programs and things happening around the school.




Week at a Glance


December 13th – 17th, 2021   


Monday, December 13th


Tuesday, December 14th

  • 11:00-11:52 – Pancake Lunch
  • 12:30-1:30 – Dress Rehearsal for Christmas Play


Wednesday, December 15th   

  • 9:00-11:50 – Christmas Performance
  • 1:50-1:58 – Report Card go home


Thursday, December 16th  


Friday, December 17th – Dress is Christmas Spirit

  • 7:57-1:58 – Last day before Christmas Break



Upcoming Events:

December 18-January 3 Winter Break (School Closed)

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