May 17_ 2011 Issue _12 - Edublogs by yaofenji


									                     News from John Howitt Elementary
                              3867 Marpole Street, Port Alberni, B.C., V9Y 6Y3
                                        Telephone: 250-723-7521
                                            Fax: 250-723-1674
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
                           return draw.

                                                                 Bike Safety
                                                                 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 News
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!

Sports News
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.

Mad Hatter
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 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         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.

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