From the SVE Admin Team…
Sleep, sleep, sleep, zzzzz.....
Coming to school ready to learn is crucial for a child's success academically. WebMD recommends elementary age children sleep 11 - 12 hours per day. With a waking time of 7 am, this means children should be going to sleep between 7 and 9 pm. The average school aged child sleeps only about 9 hours per day, which is far from enough sleep for the child to be ready to learn. Thanks for ensuring your children comes to school with adequate sleep to perform at their best each and every day.
PARKING LOT REMINDERS
Please respect the signage in our parking lot. The area in front of the school’s front doors is for service vehicles such as buses and ambulances. Please DO NOT leave vehicles unattended at any time in front of the school. The area is for immediate drop off and pick up only. DRIVERS MUST REMAIN IN THEIR VEHICLES!
Wednesday, March 6
PAC Meeting @ 6:30 in the Library
Friday, March 8
Friday, March 15th
-Crazy Hair Day
- HOT Lunch
- Last Day of school before Spring Break
-Learning Summaries (Report Cards) go home
- New Kindergarten Registration documents due to the office
Monday, March 18 - Friday, March 29
Monday, April 1
Schools reopen after spring break
ELFF (Early Learning For Families)
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
ELFF is a program for parents of 3 to 5 year old children designed to improve their child’s success in literacy and to build connections
between home and school. When parents are involved in their child’s education, children are more successful in school.
On April 10 beginning at 5pm we invite families to Springvalley Elementary for our ELFF night. We will:
· Eat supper together
· Play together with our children
· Do arts and crafts with our children
· Give you a “learning bag” for home
ELFF is a FREE family event. If you have a child that is 3, 4 or 5 years old, please contact the school (250) 870-5119 to let us know how many family members will be attending our FREE ELFF event. We hope to see you then!
On Friday, March 8, SVE students will have the opportunity to swap their books from home. Starting on Monday, March 4 - Friday, March 8 students can bring their gently used books from home. For every book a child brings to school, they will be able to choose another book at the swap on Friday. Stock up for spring break reading and the PAC Read-a-thon fundraiser!
Provincial Student Learning Survey
Each year, the Ministry of Education issues a Provincial Survey for students in grades 4, 7, 10, and 12 as well as to their parents and school staff. The Provincial Student Learning Survey is unique in its scope, size and usefulness to schools because it gathers information on topics related to school environment, safety, and achievement. The information gained through the survey is used for planning in individual schools and provides a district and provincial perspective.
As usual, the survey can be completed electronically and is accessed online. The survey is secure and anonymous. Complete directions and logon information is provided below and posted on our website. The survey is open until April 15, 2019. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at the school.
To complete the survey:
After opening up a browser, go to http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm. (there is a link on our website)
1. Scroll down to the parent's section and on the right you will see "Direct Access — no logon number required".
2. Enter "23 Central Okanagan" and "Springvalley Elementary" as well as your language preference. Complete the survey.
March is here and hopefully bearing some warmer weather! We have a few fundraisers coming up. Our annual Coin Drive will be running from March 4th to March 8th. There will be a prize for the class who raises the most money and there might just be another little surprise if we reach our goal of $1,000! We will also be running another Read-A-Thon during Spring Break. We are really looking forward to these fundraisers and are so appreciative to all those who participate. Every little bit counts!
I hope you all have a wonderful month ahead!
Spring is approaching (we think), which means it’s going to get very muddy outside. All students are required to have indoor shoes in the school. Clean, indoor shoes stops the tracking of dirt, gravel, and grass from the fields. Having indoor shoes helps to keep our gym floor and carpets in clean condition.
Thanks for your help in keeping our school clean!
TERM 2 LEARNING SUMMARIES
On Friday, March 15 your child will bring home their term 2 Learning Summary. The summary is only a snapshot of your child's learning up to this point. For a more comprehensive understanding of what your child can do and the next steps for their learning, please visit their FreshGrade portfolio and speak with your child's teacher.