We celebrated another month at Cultus Lake Community School with our Pajama day and movie afternoon. We met our goal of 655 Navigator notes for the month of January. This meant that the students got to laugh at me wearing an onesie with a tutu as I delivered a special treat to each classroom. Each Month at Cultus we focus on one of the areas in our Positive Behaviour Matrix. This month we were working on Being Respectful by trying to understand other people’s feelings. When one of the adults recognizes a student with positive behaviour, we give them a Navigator Note. These are then sent home to share with families and then brought back to school for our monthly goal. In February, we have an Early Dismissal, Family Day holiday and a Professional Development day. These days will be outlined in my weekly emails.
The Chilliwack School District is still following the checklist provided to us by BC Centre for Disease Control. This link is also found on our district website on the COVID page. This may change in the future, but for now, we are airing on the cautious side. You can look at this flow chart to see what happens if we have a person who has been in the school confirmed to have COVID-19.
Endangered Animals in Salish Sea
Mrs. Daly and Mrs. Sigaty's classes are holding sales to raise money for endangered animals in the Salish Sea. All proceeds are going to the Georgia Straight Alliance. Tuesday February 2nd they will be selling friendship bracelets for $2.00, and lava bead bracelets for $3.00. February 8, 9, and 10 they will be holding a bake sale with goodies from $1.00-$2.00. Buy a cool kid-made product and make a difference in the world!
Our February PAC meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd at 6pm on Zoom. Please go to the following link to attend: https://sd33-ca.zoom.us/j/64486532596?pwd=cmZkSnFFQmR5aXdCVjN2UzZpaHlidz09
Please let us know if you have any questions and we hope to see you at the meeting. If you would prefer to call in rather than use the app, please contact me so I can provide you with the needed information.
Grade 5 Hoodies
An order form went home last week for Grade 5 Hoodies. We have sample sizes in the classrooms for students to try on. Please have the forms returned by February 9th. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
Many classes will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 16th. Please have students wear Red, Pink or White. To keep it COVID safe we cannot have any home baked or home prepared treats. Store bought prewrapped treats are fine if they want to bring something, but it's not expected. Please touch base with the classroom teacher if you have any questions about the plan in your child’s class.
On Wednesday, January 27th, we practiced our Lockdown Procedure as a school. Teachers explained the purpose in their classes throughout the week. They taught the students the difference between Lockdown, Hold and Secure and Shelter in Place.
PAC Facebook Page
Please follow our PAC Facebook page for some of the upcoming events and fundraising opportunities. You can search on Facebook or go to https://www.facebook.com/cultuslakePAC
CSOPA Winter Program
Lisa Braun, Director at Chilliwack School of Performing Art, is running a theatre program, on Thursdays from 2 until 3, for eight weeks, which started this week. This was for students in Grades 3 to 5 and filled up quickly.
Inclement Weather Guidelines
Inclement Weather Guidelines for 2020/2021 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.
Please continue to read with your child every day and fill out the Super Reader form. If you have misplaced your form, please contact your child’s classroom teacher. Thank you to the Kiwanis Club for sponsoring Super Reader!
When your child is staying home from school, please call the school at 604-858-6266 to let us know. This ensures your child is safe and does not require a Safe Arrival phone call from Mrs. Betts.
Winter has arrived and so have cold, rainy days. Please ensure your child has proper outside clothing for the weather, as we will be going outside every day during recess and lunch breaks unless we have extreme weather.
Our StrongStart Site is Open for our Early Learners Ages 0-5!
Please go to https://sd33.bc.ca/strong-start for more detailed information on how to register and sign up for sessions. If you have any questions please contact Anila Gehman, our Strong Start Facilitator.
Week at a Glance
February 1st – 5th
Monday February 1st
Tuesday February 2nd
- 10:15-10:45 – Virtual Visit from MSMS for Grade 5s (Sigaty, Daly)
- 5:00-6:00 – Community School Association Meeting
- 6:00-7:00 – PAC Meeting (Zoom)
Wednesday February 3rd
Thursday February 4th
- 12:50-1:50 – DARE (Sigaty, Daly)
Friday February 5th
February 11 – Early Dismissal @10:57
February 12 – Chinese New Years (Colour Costume of your year)
February 15 – Family Day (School Closed)
February 16 – Valentine’s Day (Red, Pink or White)
February 19 – Pro-D Day (School Closed for students)