School News

The Annual Fernwood Winter Choir Concert is Tonight! (Thursday, December 12th)

Location: Fernwood Gym

5:40 pm:  Arrival time for students to their classroom

6:00 -7:00 pm:  Concert

Bake Sale before and after concert; concert program at the gym door; raffle draw at concert too! 



Important Dates Looking Ahead:


Week of Dec 16-19 Students Involved in RRRR Choosing - lots of parents needed for choosing, wrapping, etc! see post on how to help.
Monday Dec 16 Whole School Meeting 8:45-9:15
RRRR Set Up
Magic Card Lunch Club

Tuesday Dec 17Chess Lunch Club 
Wednesday Dec 18 Report Cards Home 
Knitting Club
Thursday Dec 19    Last Day of School before Holiday Break (regular full day 8:25-3:22; buses on regular schedule)
Monday Jan 6 First Day Back to School
One to One Reader SSI Literacy Volunteers resume reading to students this week and next week
Wed Jan 15 PAC Fun Lunch 
Thursday Feb 4 'Parenting with Heart' Workshop (see post below to register for free) 
  
  
 



Winter Concert Tonight!

posted by Leah Ashford   [ updated ]

The Annual Fernwood Winter Choir Concert is Thursday, December 12th

Location: Fernwood Gym

5:40 pm:  Arrival time for students to their classroom

6:00 -7:00 pm:  Concert

Bake Sale before and after concert; programs at the gym door; raffle draw at Concert. 


 

            Whitney Walker and all the students have been hard at work practicing for the upcoming Concert which we are so excited about! Rehearsals will be taking place during school hours next week leading up to the concert so they can dazzle you with their singing talent!   Please bring your child to their classroom by 5:40 pm and dress your child in “special occasion attire” if possible.  Arrive early as availability of both parking and seating is dependent upon arrival at the school.  

 

            The PAC will also be holding the Annual Bake Sale and Raffle on the night of the Concert.  Drop off bake sale items anytime the day of the concert (or the day before) in enough time to have them put out before the concert begins.  While you are in the school Thursday evening please take the opportunity to check out the lost and found along with all the amazing effort to decorate the school and the artwork that lines our hallways! 

 

Bake Sale Items? Anything sweet or savoury that you desire!... pies, squares, napoleons, cookies, cakes, Christmas Cake or puddings, brownies, cupcakes, energy spheres, almost or candy cane bark, tarts, popcorn balls, hot chocolate mix…  We have a fridge in the staff room if any items need to be refrigerated and dropped off the day before. 



Also we would like to thank our Plant Services staff in advance for all of their help with Concert Set Up and Take Down.  It's very exciting when we see all the set up take place for this much anticipated event and appreciate everything they do! 


Still a Few Spaces to Fill Helping with the RRRR

posted by Leah Ashford   [ updated ]


The wonderful organizers of the RRRR (Natasha and Elizabeth - and Zoe too!) are putting out a last call for volunteers in the newsletter for this week. They still need 2-3 more volunteers for the morning shift on Thursday, December 19th from 8:30am-12pm and they would need to have a criminal record check already done as the help would involve assisting students choose.  There is a need for 2-3 volunteers on Tuesday, December 17th 12:30-3:00 pm for gift wrapping. They are also in need of extra hands packing up the leftovers anytime from 3:30pm onwards on Thursday, December 19th. 


Thank you! Natasha Kong and Elizabeth FitzZaland, Parent Volunteers

Making Teepees, Cheryl Ruff, at Fernwood

posted by Leah Ashford   [ updated ]

Cheryl Ruff is a member of the School District 64 Indigenous Education team. 
Cheryl was at Fernwood School this week to help our Indigenous learners make a teepee "gingerbread houses" but with cones instead. 




Lost and Found

posted by Leah Ashford

Please check the Lost and Found for items. You will want to have that warm winter coat you may be missing! Also remember that there is a lost and found at the bus station at 160 Rainbow Road if your child is a bus rider. Thank you! 

Storytelling with Brian Day

posted by Leah Ashford

Brian Day has been telling stories to children for 30 years and we were lucky to have him come here (funded by the Salt spring Island Public Library) to tell stories in our classrooms.  Students in Ms Keltika's class, Ms Pyper's class and Ms Jones' class enjoyed "Monkey Tales" and "Dreams and Night Travels". See poster. 

Yuletide Square Dance!

posted by Leah Ashford

See attached poster for the Yuletide Square Dance! It is an all ages Square Dance at Beaver Point Hall this Sunday, Dec 15th from 2 pm - 5 pm.

Christmas Eve Event

posted by Leah Ashford

Please open this attachment. It is a beautifully simple poster inviting you and your family on Christmas Eve for caroling, drinking hot apple cider, visiting that the Community Gospel Church will be holding for all in the community who like to celebrate on Christmas Eve. 

Annual Winter Concert (Bake Sale & Raffle): Thursday, December 12th

posted Dec 5, 2019, 3:36 PM by Leah Ashford   [ updated ]


The Annual Fernwood Winter Choir Concert is Thursday, December 12th

Location: Fernwood Gym

5:40 pm:  Arrival time for students to their classroom

6:00 -7:00 pm:  Concert

Bake Sale before and after concert.

Raffle Draw is at Concert as well.

 

            Whitney Walker and all the students have been hard at work practicing for the upcoming Concert which we are so excited about! Rehearsals will be taking place during school hours next week leading up to the concert so they can dazzle you with their singing talent!   Please bring your child to their classroom by 5:40 pm and dress your child in “special occasion attire” if possible.  Arrive early as availability of both parking and seating is dependent upon arrival at the school.  

 

            The PAC will also be holding the Annual Bake Sale and Raffle on the night of the Concert.  Drop off bake sale items anytime the day of the concert (or the day before) in enough time to have them put out before the concert begins.  While you are in the school Thursday evening please take the opportunity to check out the lost and found along with all the amazing effort to decorate the school and the artwork that lines our hallways! 

 

Bake Sale Items? Anything sweet or savoury that you desire!... pies, squares, napoleons, cookies, cakes, Christmas Cake or puddings, brownies, cupcakes, energy spheres, almost or candy cane bark, tarts, popcorn balls, hot chocolate mix…  We have a fridge in the staff room if any items need to be refrigerated and dropped off the day before. 

Funds to the playground. 


Also we would like to thank our Plant Services staff in advance for all of their help with Concert Set Up and Take Down.  It's very exciting when we see all the set up take place for this much anticipated event and appreciate everything they do! 


Volunteer Sign Up for RRRR Exchange

posted Dec 5, 2019, 3:25 PM by Leah Ashford   [ updated Dec 5, 2019, 3:30 PM ]

We need helpers to run the “holiday store” the week of December 16th. Help guide children in choosing gifts for their family, wrap gifts, or help us set up or take down items. You can now sign-up for shifts online at: https://volunteersignup.org/LC9KY

We are also looking for any parents who might be able to loan folding tables or clothing racks for the week. Sign-up to drop off the table with your name on it here: https://volunteersignup.org/LC9KY

Thank you! Natasha Kong and Elizabeth FitzZaland, Parent Volunteers


BC Forest Discovery Centre Field Trips: learning about our natural resources

posted Dec 5, 2019, 3:18 PM by Leah Ashford

Four classes attended the BC Forest Discovery Centre's learning program this week in Duncan for their O'Christmas program. Students in Ms Curtis' Kindergarten Class, Ms Michaux's Grade 1 Class, and the two Grade 2/3 classes (Ms Jones and Ms Pyper) experienced the evolution of the Christmas tree from candles to modern LED lights, and from homemade ornaments to the brightly coloured glass balls we enjoy today.  Students had fun exploring the different species of trees and went on a special Christmas Express train ride. The museum's locomotive collection represents how our towns were connected and how our province's natural resources are accessed. 



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