District and Community Updates & Information

Saanich Fire 100th Birthday:  Saanich Fire Open House

Mad Science Space Explorers:  Mad Science Information

EcoQuest:  EcoQuest

LifeCycles Summer Programs:  LifeCycles Garden Summer Camp POSTER

WEA Summer Camps:  WEA Summer 2019

Taber Music School Summer Camps:  Taber Music School Summer Camps 2019

Cloverdale Landscape Community Proposal:  Cloverdale Landscape

ArtsREACH Poster:  Poster for schools

1000 x 5 April Update:  April 2019

Braefoot Community Association:  Braefoot 2019

Lakehill Soccer:  Learn Soccer Flyer

Childhood Anxiety:  Empowering Strategies & Effective Supports:  Childhood Stress and Anxiety Building Resilience Poster

1000 x 5 January 27 Family Literacy DayJan 2019 newsletter Family Literacy Day

Usher in the Winter Choral Season with Ensemble Laude Choir’s Free Kids’ Concert – This is not a traditional Christmas concert, but a cornucopia of stories and music to evoke the many magical ideas that swirl and sparkle in the winter landscape. It is a mini-version of the December concerts, a choral music presentation geared for children. A draw for prizes is included. After the 40 minute concert, the students will head home before 8:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend Little Glimmer. Entry is free. Festival seating (no reserved seats) Handicapped area available. See the poster here:  Little Glimmer Poster

I Never Knew That About ADHD! -Child psychologists Dr. Barbara Kennedy and Dr Marei Perrin from Child and Youth Mental Health are sharing their vast knowledge on the topic of ADHD. How is it diagnosed? Will it go away as an adult? Aren’t all kids hyperactive? Why would I bother to bring my child in for help? And many more pressing questions. Be prepared to have your preconceptions blown away. This illness is not what most of us think it is!  Following Dr. Kennedy, Rey Marx, London Drugs pharmacist, will ponder the questions surrounding medication use. Is it safe? Will it make my child a zombie? Are there good and bad choices in medications?  Time at the end will be reserved for questions to our presenters. Limited child care spaces will be available in Quadra Elementary School’s library. This event runs from 6:00-7:30.  Here is the eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/i-never-knew-that-about-adhd-tickets-50718851450.  Tickets are free but must be reserved ahead of time.

Water Polo:  Crystal Pool Water Polo Poster

Mad Science:  !Laughing Matter-ProgramDescription Marigold

Annual Coats on the Bus Event:  Coats on the Bus Event Poster 2018

1000 x 5 Update:  1000X5 Children’s Book Project is in the 8th year of a fabulous partnership with the School District. Please locate your pink bin in the office and add your donations of gentle used children’s books.. We rely on the donated books to make a difference every month to 1000-1200 preschoolers who do not have books.

ArtsReach Pop Up Shop:  September 29 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the CTS gym.  Printmaking workshop for all ages from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Alternative art supplies sold by the bagful.  Free creation station art projects for kids.  See the poster for more details  ArtsReach Pop Up Shopf

Kids Plus Accident Insurance ProgramThank you for your support of the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program. It has been a long and rewarding partnership and is truly appreciated. Over the years, Kids Plus™ has helped many families, providing much needed reimbursements for out-of-pocket costs. We appreciate your support and we are truly grateful for the part you have played.  We have big news: the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance school distribution program is moving online!  All partner school boards can now access kidsplus.ca/resources for information about Kids Plus™ which they can use on their respective websites, e-newsletters and social media. The main website at kidsplus.ca will continue to be available for parents to purchase coverage, access claims forms and full plan information online. Additionally, for 2018 we’ve decided to take our mission to be green one step further by discontinuing distribution of all Kids Plus™ Notices (Brochures) to reduce our overall paper use. These changes are part of our ongoing commitment to continuously provide superior and meaningful service to our partners and clients while reducing our impact on the environment.  Effective this September 1st, there will be some changes to our Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance policy that will impact our Active Plan holders. Permanent Total Disability coverage will be reduced from $360,000 to $100,000 and Dismemberment or Total & Permanent Loss of Use from $200,000 to $100,000. These changes allow us to continue to offer the benefits families use most, such as dental treatment and eyewear, with no increase in premiums.  If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our new promotional landing page, our Kids Plus™ Client Service Specialists would be happy to assist you. You may contact us toll-free at 1-800-556-7411 or email kidsplus@ia.ca.

Co-Parenting Program:  Building the future with effective co-parenting.  4 part series ($25.00/session, $100.00/series).  Group A Tuesdays, September 18 – October 9 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Group B Thursdays, September 30 – October 11 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Family room, Esquimalt United Church, 500 Admirals Rd.  Register here https://dialogueandresolutionservices.ca/community-workshops

Video Presentation and Discussion on Building Relationships between Home and School:  Focus on elementary school aged children.  Thursday, September 13th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saanich Neighbourhood House (inside Pearkes Arena).  RSVP to https://bit.ly/2nUWs4v

Back to School Safety Tips:  September means more kids on the roads and in the crosswalks. Please share these tips to help make back to school a safe experience for everyone.

UVic English and French Elementary Camps – October 19, 2018:  Click here to see the poster of information Pro-D Day Camps at UVic