RC Mac Community News

June 8-12

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Dear Parents and Students,

I hope the month of June is going smoothly for your family. Some businesses are opening up with longer store hours and in person services. The traffic on our highways and main streets is definitely starting to buzz!

Meanwhile, back at school we found the first week to be unusual but also safe and calm. We have adopted a measured approach for ongoing physical distancing throughout the day for all students and staff that works. We spent a lot of time outdoors in increments each day for breaks and other activities including Forest Time and Garden Time.

Once again I would like to express gratitude for the tremendous work of teachers at RC MacDonald and across British Columbia who are straddling online teaching, in person teaching and writing report cards all at the same time. This is no easy feat and certainly will need some adjustments to make it a sustainable teaching model beyond June.

This month we have an additional teacher working with us on technology initiatives. Mr. Gill is an SD43 District Tech Teacher also known as one of LIT teachers. Mr. Gill supports teachers across the district and we are very fortunate to be learning from him this month- it’s Professional Development “on tap”!

Please consider joining the next PAC meeting on Zoom, Monday June 15th as final budget decisions for both 19-20 and 20-21 school year will be determined.

Have a good week.

Mrs. Roberts

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Face Shield Donation!

Special thanks to Mr. Lidder and Mr. Locke for donating face shields to the RC MacDonald Staff. These will be handy for shopping, transit and other public events.

Are you interested in face shield or plexiglass barriers for your business? Please reach out to them anytime at the link below or phone the school and we will connect you.

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Student Artwork Needed! Tree Canada Grant Signs.

Students are invited to make a poster or picture of a tree they planted or have cared for with mulch with a "Thank You" Or "Thanks Tree Canada" or "I LOVE Forests" .

The artwork with be laminated and used to create signs for display this summer along the front area of the school grounds.

Some larger papers will be put out on the blue table by the front of the Office for any remote learners who wish to participate but wish to have a larger paper.

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Mulch, mulch and more mulch!

Students are merrily spreading bark mulch around the newly planted trees daily. It smells great, is warmly decomposing and super fun to jump in all four piles!

Thanks to Eve Gauthier for organizing the donations from Treemendous and Tree People Ltd.

We will continue the work this week and will also be considering increased signage for the project which is of interest to all the neighbors- some have already contributed by planting a tree on our planting days last week.

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Upcoming Dates in June & Last Week Schedule

Monday June 15

  • PAC Budget Meeting on Zoom

Wednesday June 17

  • Grade 5 Minecraft Leaving Ceremony begins at 1pm


Monday June 22

  • AL On Site Attendance- Last Day including report card & yearbook handed out
  • Grade 5 Formal Farewell Appointments 11am-5pm book with teacher
  • Tuesday June 23
  • AL - Remote Learners- Last Day including report card & yearbook pick up
  • Grade 5 Formal Farewell Appointments 11am - 5 pm -book with teacher

Wednesday June 24

  • MZ On Site Attendance - Last Day including report card & yearbook handed out
  • Grade 5 Leaving Ceremony on Teams 1-2pm

Thursday June 25

  • MZ Remote Learners- Last Day including report card & yearbook pick up

Friday June 26

  • Administrative Day- No students at school

  • Grade 5 Formal Farewell Appointments
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