News from John Howitt Elementary
3867 Marpole Street, Port Alberni, B.C., V9Y 6Y3
May 17, 2011 Issue #12
“Creating a caring, joyful school environment that inspires respectful interactions, recognizes individual
strengths and needs, and encourages life-long learning”.
Congratulations to Andi Payne for winning our most recent newsletter
LOST AND FOUND
Be Bike Smart! Wear your helmet and lock
Our lost and found bin is starting to overflow with
your bike! Please also be reminded that once
items that children have misplaced. If your child is
you arrive on school property, you need to
missing an article of clothing please come by and
walk your bike to the bike rack. Children are
have a look through our bin. All items not claimed by
not permitted to ride their bikes or scooters
the end of June will be donated to charity. Thank you.
on school property. Thank you.
D.A.R.E. Graduation Spring Break Survey
Our grade 5 children are graduating from the Drug Please find attached to this newsletter,
and Alcohol Resistance Program on May 27 from 9:00 information about a survey from SD #70
– 10:00. Parents are welcome to attend this event. regarding a two week spring break for the 2011-
2012 school year.
PAC would like to invite all our current & new in-coming parents to our AGM, Thursday, May 19th, at 1:15. We
all lead busy lives whether we are stay at home parents or work in the community. PAC meets once a month
and is open to all our parents. You may only be able to make one meeting or you may choose to come to all.
You may only wish to help with food days, or library, some of you are great with money, note taking or have
great fundraising ideas to help better our children’s experiences in school. All these things make up a PAC.
Without PAC, there would be no swimming lessons, no bussing for field trips, sports equipment, and many
more important things that our Government does not cover. Our topics for this meeting are planning for the
year end, PAC elections and our fall Mad Hatter event. I hope to see you on Thursday!
Congratulations to our school badminton team on their excellent performance at the District Badminton
tournament. Thank you to Mrs. Platz and Mrs. Davidson for coaching the team. Team members included:
Tyler Bangsund, Laurel Davidson, Daniella Hennessy, Josie Jack, Kyler Moyen, Brooklyn Rose,
Riley Shiner, Cameron Dawson, Ryan Devries, Nikolas Findlay, Rylan Lucas, Joseph McAllister,
Ashton Moyen, Quinn Murphy, Kylie Scott and Jenna Tardif.
PAC is looking to organize another Mad Hatter Fun Fair for September, so we are putting together a committee
and would like to know who is interested in helping out. This is a major fundraiser for our PAC and we would
really like to see it happen, but we need to have many volunteers on board. E-mail Cherilyn Bray at
email@example.com or contact Mr. Homan at the school if you are interested. Thank You!
Fundraiser - Mac’s Convenience Store
Mac`s Convenience Store is offering a fund raising program for community schools. If you fuel your
vehicle at Mac`s Convenience Store (located at 3955 JOHNSTON RD., Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 5N4
Phone: 250-723-2245), Mac`s Convenience Store will reward in the following way:
1. Alberni Elementary School will get 4 cents for every litre of gas you buy there during the month of May.
John Howitt Elementary School will get 4 cents per litre during the month of June
2. You will earn aeroplan miles
3. You will get Esso points
Just fuel your vehicle, go inside and tell the cashier that you want to donate for our school.
*Mac`s Convenience Store is now open 24 hours.
Planning Ahead Kindergarten Registration
If you have children currently attending John If you have a kindergarten age child (born 2006) you
Howitt Elementary but anticipate they will may register him/her from 8:30-12:00 and 12:45 – 3:00,
register at another school for 2011/2012, please Monday to Friday. We also encourage you to inform
let us know ASAP so we can begin to prepare neighbours if you know they have a kindergarten age
for the next school year. child. When registering your child, please bring along
your child’s birth certificate and care card. Thank you
Upcoming Dates REPORTING A STUDENT
May 19 Aboriginal Springfest 5:00 – 8:00 at ADSS
ABSENT OR LATE
May 19 PAC Meeting at 1:15
If your child will be absent or late, please
May 23 Victoria Day – no school contact our school answering machine
May 27 D.A.R.E. Graduation – grade 5’s at 250-723-1674. You may also email
June 1 Welcome to Kindergarten, 4:30 – 5:30 firstname.lastname@example.org to report an
June 3 District Track and Field Meet absence. Thank you for your continuing
June 9 Jump Rope for Heart cooperation.
June 27 Fun Day
June 28 All students to Rathtrevor Beach
June 29 Last day of school for children
Mr. D. Homan
John Howitt School - Newsletter Return Slip
Please return this portion of the newsletter by Friday, May 20,
for a chance to win a book prize.
Parents name List children in our school