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Please disregard the alert indicating schools are closed. All schools are OPEN today (Jan 16).
School is open today. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the cold and wet weather (boots, warm jacket, waterproof gloves/mittens). Please also send indoor shoes.
The PAC meeting schedule for Monday, January 13th has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvience. We will email as soon as we have a new date set.
School starts again tomorrow, Monday, January 6th. It is a regular school day (8:33 am - 2:30 pm).
The staff at Bothwell are excited to reconnect with everyone after the holidays. We hope everyone had a wonderful break.
Happy New Year!
Just a reminder that today was the deadline for anyone wanting to order their child(ren) or themselves a pink shirt for anti-bullying day in February. If you have not ordered, still want to please get your orders into me right away. I have an order deadline with our supplier and we are not ordering any extras. If I receive late order forms, after I placed our schools order, I will have to return your form and money.
A reminder that this Wednesday is our monthly Bottle collection (last Wednesday of each month or before a break).
Please drop off you donations at the front of the school by 9:00 am.
Note: This is a Grade 7 fundraiser. They are looking for bottles and cans that are refundable, you paid a deposit on. ie: pop cans, juice boxes, wine bottles, etc. They will return them and use the money collected towards Grade 7 year end activites. No recycables please, ie. milk jugs etc.
A reminder that tomorrow is Bothwell's Christmas Concert. It begins at 1:00 pm. Students from all divisions will be singing/performing and our Grade 7 band will also play.
We are still accepting donations for the food bank if you would like to bring an item to donate, there is a tin for cash donations if you prefer.
If you are attending please also take a few minutes to check out our overflowing lost and found to claim anything that may belong to one of your children.
For those parents who had photo retakes of their children done and ordered prints from that retake session, your orders have arrived. Your order was given to your child's classroom teacher and should be going home with students today. Please ensure your child passes these over to you after school today.
A reminder that today (Wedensday, December 11th) is early dismissal. Students are dismised at 1:30 pm. Please make arrangements to pick your child up early today. Thanks.
Just a reminder that next Wednesday, December 11th (with the exception of Mrs. Gibson who is holding hers on Tuesday, December 10th) are parent / teacher conferences.
If you would like to book an apointment to see your child's teacher please call the office at 604-589-0369.
Also a reminder that Wednesday, December 11th is early dismissal. Students will be dismissed at 1:30 pm. Please make arrangements to pick your child up early this day.
A reminder that tomorrow night (Thursday, December 5th) is Movie Night. Tickets are NOT available at the door. If you would still like to attend please have your ticket order forms and payment in to the office by 9:00 am tomorrow. Please note: pizza orders have been already placed with the supplier so we are unable to do the pizza comobo, only movie entrace tickets are availabe at this time.
If you have already ordered your tickets will be coming home with your child tomorrow (Thursday, December 5th). Please be sure to have your child pass these over to you and bring them with you to Movie Night.
A reminder that photo orders were due today. If you forgot to return your order form and payment please have it to the office first thing tomorrow morning (Friday, November 15) so not to miss the courier pick up.
Late orders are subject to a $10 late fee and have to be ordered directly from Mountainwest Studios.
The Girl's volleyball game scheduled today afterschool has been changed to a practice. Unfortunately, the other team was unable to get enough drivers for the game to go ahead. Players will now need to be picked up at 3:30 pm TODAY.
The Girs' volleyball practice schedule for next Tuesday, November 18th will now be the make up for today's missed game. Players will need to now be picked up at 3:50 pm on November 18th instead.
We apologize for any inconvience.
Unfortunately the Mad Science instructor is very ill and they were unable to find a replacement for today's session.
As a result, there is NO session today after school. Please pick your child up at the regular dismissal time of 2:30 pm.
Mad Science will be notifying you direclty of a make-up day for this missed session.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
A reminder for those students who signed up for Mad Science that there is NO session today after school. Please pick your child up at the regular dismissal time of 2:30 pm. Thank you.
All students will receive a poppy to wear and take home. We are collecting donation for the Royal Canadian Legions Poppy Fund (who supplies us with the poppies). Please send your donations into the school from now until Thursday, November 7th. Thank you.
Please be sure to have your popcorn orders in by Friday, November 1st. Late orders may require subsitution or be declined due to order deadlines with our suppliers.
Today at 1:45 pm there will be a Halloween parade in the gym. All classes will take part in the assembly and so students have the opportunity to dress up and see all the costumes. Family members are welcome to attend this assembly. We expect the assembly and parade to be done by approximately 2:15 pm.
Today is Bottle Recycling Day (Remidner: It's Wednesdays now not Thursdays due to a change in our pick up schedule by the bottle depot).
Please drop any bottles that are refundable off at the front of the school by 9:00 am. Thanks!
Mark your calendars. The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Bothwell on November 18, 19 and 20th. The book fair will be open to everyone after school on November 18th. Before and after school for everyone on November 19 and 20th and during school hours for students only on November 19 and 20th. Proceeds from the sales will go to support the Bothwell library.
A reminder that tomorrow is photo retake day. If your child was absent for the first photo day they will automatically be sent to have their picture taken. As well, I have compiled a list of students whose parents have informed me that they would like a retake done and will communicate that to the photographers and your child's teacher to ensure their picture is taken.
Photo retakes will take place first thing in the morning so it is important that your child is on time for school so they don't miss this opportunity.
If you have not already notified me that you wish your child to have a retake please call the office before 9:00 am tomorrow or let your child's classroom teacher know. Please do not email me as I am unfortunately away sick and will not see the emails in time.
Cross Country has been cancelled after school due to the weather. Please make arrangements to pick you child up at regular dismissal time of 2:30 pm. Thank you!
Please have your photo orders back to the office no later than Tuesday, October 15th by 9:00 am. Late orders are subject to a $10 late fee and orders will need to be placed directly with the photography company - MountainWest Studios.
A reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, October 10th students will be dismissed at 1:30 pm. Please make arrangements to pick your child up early.
A reminder that tomorrow is Picture Day. All students will have their individual photo taken on Friday, September 20th. Proofs will go home with students in the coming weeks for families to have the option to order prints from this photo session if you so choose.
Advisory Council (PAC) invites you to participate in the first meeting of the
school year on Monday, Sept 23, from 7:00-8:00 pm in the school library.
We'll discuss PAC expenditures, fundraisers, get updates from the principal,
and explore ways the parent community can get involved and make a
positive impact on our children's education and well-being. Free
childminding available upon request during the PAC meeting. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to
Bothwell Elementary has power and school will be in session as normal.
Should your plans change and your child will no longer be attending Bothwell Elementary in September please notify the school by calling and leaving a message at 604-589-0369 or emailing email@example.com
If your child(ren) are in grades 1 to 7 on the first day of school, September 3rd, they attend for one hour only from 10:00 – 11:00 am. On September 4th they then attend for a full day from 8:33 am to 2:30 pm.
If your child is in Kindergarten on the first day of school they attend for only ½ an hour from 10:00 – 10:30 am . They then will follow a gradual entry calendar for the next two weeks before they attend school full time. New Kindergarten students should have received a letter in the mail at the beginning of August that will provide you with the schedule they will be following.
Please note: for students who are registered to ride the bus (over the walk limits and special needs students) there will be no bus service on Tuesday. Regular service will resume on Wednesday.
If your child is going to be absent from school on Tuesday or thereafter please be sure to call the school and report their absence at 604-589-0369. Students who are absent and their continued attendance cannot be confirmed will not have their spots in Bothwell held.
The school office will re-open for registrations the week of August 26th to 30th. Office hours for the week are:
Monday, August 26th 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday, August 27th 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, August 28th 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, August 29th 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday, August 29th 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Regular office hours of 7:45 am - 3:15 pm will resume the week of September 3rd.