SESS November Newsletter
Dear SESS families,
It is hard to believe that it is already November. There have been many exciting initiatives happening at SESS, with many more to come in the busy weeks ahead. Thank you to everyone who came out to our Parent Teacher Interviews. It was wonderful to see such a great turnout, and we hope to continue to create strong communication between our school and families. Parents and guardians are always welcome and encouraged to directly contact teachers or administration if you have any questions. Staff contacts are all available on our school website, and we regularly update our school facebook page with news and events.
Some of the recent great things happening at SESS include the Socials 11/Biology 11 class trip to Vancouver and the Sr. French class trip to Mannng Park. As well, we are very proud of our Sr. Boys Soccer Team who are currently competing at the Provincial Championships in Duncan, and our SESS Swim Team members who all qualified for the Provincial Championships in Richmond after a strong performance at the Okanagan Valley Championships. As always we are so appreciative of our dedicated staff and members of the community who provide these memorable opportunities for our students.
As the school year progresses, we continue be inspired by the strength and the support of our community, and to strive to always provide a positive and supportive learning experience for all of our students.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SESS
Nov. 8 - PAC Carnival (5:00-7:00 pm in the secondary gym)
Nov. 8- Work BC Find Your Fit Tour (3:15-7:00 pm in the elementary gym)
Nov. 9 - SESS Remembrance Day Assembly (10:45 am)
Nov. 12 - Remembrance Day Observed (No School)
Nov. 14 - Immunizations for Grades 6 & 9
Nov. 21- PAC Meeting (6:30 pm in the library)
Nov. 22 - Grad Parent Meeting (5:30pm in the library)
Nov. 26 - 30 - Scholastic Book Fair
Nov. 28 - Early Dismissal (12:00)
Nov. 29- Film Viewing of Angst (6:30pm in the drama room)
You can also check out our events calendar.
Remembrance Day at SESS
Grad Parent Meeting
SESS SWIM TEAM QUALIFIES FOR PROVINCIALS
Important Reminder: Student Lates & Absences
PAC Carnival Nov. 8th!
REQUEST FOR BAKING! If you would like to donate some baking for the Cake Walk, please call the school at 250-499-2727. Thank you!
November PAC Meeting
Elementary Cross Country Meet
Sr. Boys Soccer Team Wins Okanagan Valley Championship!
Our Sr. Boys soccer team are the 2018-19 Single A Okanagan Valley Champions! The team went 4-0 during the valley championship tournament and defeated Kelowna Christian 2-1, Barriere 9-0, Aberdeen Hall 3-0, and Immaculata 3-0 in the final. The boys are still undefeated this season with a 12 and 0 record and head to the Provincial Championships in Duncan on Nov 1st. Congratulations again to all the players and their coach Mr. Brown. Thank you as well to all the parents and fans who have supported the team this season.
Immunizations for Grade 6 & 9 Students
SS11/Bio11 VANCOUVER FIELD TRIP
French 11 Manning Park Retreat
From the Cafeteria
Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here's what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:
- Set the example. Let children see you read.
- Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up with changing tastes and reading skills.
- Support your school's Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits.
Book Fair Dates: November 26 - 30, 2018 (SESS Library)
Shopping Hours: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school!
FILM SHOWING: ANGST
Angst is a 46-minute film and virtual reality experience that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it. The filmmakers’ goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Angst features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools. (From the film website) The trailer for the film is below.
FIND YOUR FIT TOUR COMING TO SESS
The Find Your Fit Tour will be available for students and their families to visit on Thursday Nov. 8th from 3:15-7:00 pm in the elementary gymnasium. Please note that this time overlaps with our PAC carnival (in the secondary gym) so parents and children will have the opportunity to visit both on Thursday evening.