West Sechelt Orca News

December 13, 2018

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The Story Behind the Removal of the Treasured Playground Log

After a fall that resulted in a serious student injury, the yellow cedar log that has been a part of the playground for 20 years was removed. It was necessary to do this for two reasons: (1) the log was slippery when wet and so another fall was quite possible; and, (2) there was no impact absorbent material around the log and to create an impact zone was not practical (both in terms of cost and because of limited access for machines around the log due to the proximity of the fence). The wood was returned to the Tripp family who had generously donated the log and the wood is expected to be used by First Nations carvers.

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Nutcracker Ballet Performance for Grade 3s and 4s

We are fortunate to be able offer complimentary tickets for all students in grades 3 and 4 to the annual Nutcracker Ballet presented in the Raven's Cry Theatre. West Sechelt students will see the morning performance on Tuesday morning, December 18. Unfortunately, there are no additional seats for parents or guardians available at the school shows.
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Concert Day Food Hamper Drive

In order to offer support to the community over the holiday we will have a food hamper box at the entrance to the gym on concert day (Wednesday, December 19) and invite anyone who is able to drop off a non-perishable food item for the food donation.

Thank You From the PAC

The PAC would like to thank everyone who was able to support the poinsettia fundraiser. Your support helps the PAC provide all of the wonderful things it does: like the buddy bench that will be installed after the winter break.


Anyone willing to help with the year-end carnival by joining the carnival committee is encouraged to contact Aspen Wing, PAC Chair, as the organizing is staring now.

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Lost and Found

We ask that you review the articles in the lost and found before the winter break (concert day is a good time to check things out). We have run out of space. As in the past, any unclaimed items will be donated to the Thrift after we return to school in January.
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Monday January 7 is a Provincial Non-Instructional Day

Classes resume on Tuesday, January 8.

Finally, Best Wishes from the Staff

Thank you to everyone in the West Sechelt learning community for all of your support and energy so far this year. We would like to wish all families a happy and restful vacation.