School Information

Here is some important school information about Fernwood:

Principal's Message:

Welcome to an exciting new school year at Fernwood Elementary!  The school continues to grow, and we are pleased to welcome Alison Bain and Myriah Michaux to our teaching staff; they will be teaching grade 3/4 and K/1 respectively.  Our staff is committed to being responsive to your child's individual needs and providing a safe, caring environment in which to love learning every day. 

Keeping in touch with your child’s teacher and the school community is an important way to support your child at school.  There are many ways to keep in touch.  Please make sure that your email address is up to date (send changes to lashford@sd64.bc.ca) and make sure you have bookmarked our School News webpage at www.fernwood.sd64.bc.ca.  There is also a Fernwood Elementary School Facebook page that is regularly updated.  Most teachers also provide a home folder with regular newsletters, notices, home reading records, and other important information – please check your child’s backpack each day!

Parental involvement in your child’s education can take many forms.  Fernwood Elementary sees parents as true partners in education, the school and home supporting each other to see children reach their full potential.  To be an education partner you can:

  • Keep in close communication with the teacher and school
  • Read to your child and have them read to you each night for at least 20 minutes
  • Make sure your child is well rested and prepared for school each day - a regular bed time helps
  • Ask your child specific questions about their day at school (rather than "how was school?")
  • Limit the amount of screen time to LESS than 60 minutes per day
  • Provide opportunities for your child to experience unstructured play outdoors
  • Arrange for play dates with other children from the school
  • Volunteer in your child’s classroom, or in the school PAC

Please feel free to contact me any time!  Sincerely, Kelda Logan klogan@sd64.bc.ca


Other Important Information:

Some ideas about supporting your child in their reading can be found here.

Our Fernwood Handbook gives a lot of information about the school.  Find it here.

Our 2017 - 2018 Kindergarten gradual entry schedule for the first week of September is here and the Nature Kindergarten gradual entry is here.

Click here or on the school news for PDFs for school supply lists: Primary (K - 3 lists), Intermediate (4/5 lists), and nature class lists Saplings and Alder/Cedar.  

Some thoughts about the importance of a Learning Mindset.

This is an interesting article about how to manage technology use in the family

The school Growth Plan can be accessed online and through the district website.

Here is Fernwood's Code of Conduct.

You can search our school library for books!  Click here to find your favourite titles...

Click here for the Main Roads Only Bus Schedule (for when it snows).

Sunflower in the garden.

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