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February 22, 2019

Dear Panther Families,

Another busy week has drawn to a close with lots of things happening around the school.  Our fire drill, as well as our hold & secure drill went very well.  Thank you to everyone for accommodating our practice as we work through various emergency procedures throughout the school year to ensure the safety and security of all students.

Snow days (school closures) are rare in Sooke.  Thank you to everyone for being diligent and listening to the radio and watching social media for information regarding schools and weather.  This year was unusual and we are happy to once again have more appropriate weather.


Pink Shirt Day – February 27th

Students are invited to wear Pink on Wednesday, February 27th.  This will show their commitment to promoting inclusion, friendship and standing up for each other.


School District 62 Appreciation Night with the Royals! Friday, March 1st!

Get your tickets now for our 4th annual District Day with the Victoria Royals!  The Royals will take on Prince George March 1.  Featuring:  Prize Giveaways, Face Painting, Special Performances, Chuck-A-Puck and More!  Participating schools will receive $1.50 from each ticket sold and the school who sells the most wins a whole school PIZZA PARTY!!


Island Health – Information for Students and Families

With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease.

Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment.

If you have any questions or would like more information about measles and MMR vaccine, please visit healthlinkbc.ca and immunizebc.ca.


Important Dates

February 27th – Pink Shirt Day

March 1st – Appreciation Night with the Royals

March 7th – Parent Teacher Conferences

March 18 – 29th – Spring Break

April 12th – Non-instructional Day

April 19th – Good Friday

April 22nd – Easter Monday