A Slice of PIE
Where Life and Learning Meet
Volume 13, Issue 5
Welcome back to school!
January is about new beginnings and we can see that many of you are off to a great start. Do you know why January is called January? Learn a little bit about this month at 60 Seconds History!
👩🏫 PIE Staff Peek 👨🏫
Vicky Bleaney (she/her) - qathet Region
How long have you been working in education? 29 years!
What do you love about your role? What I like the most is encouraging students to believe in their own capabilities.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! My first educational job was teaching swimming lessons at the complex pool when I was 16-18 years old.
Trevor Armstrong (he/him) - Comox Valley
Taiowa Williams - IDLC
How long have you been working in education? 9 years.
What do you love about your role? Connecting with the children.
What is your favourite book? The Secret Language of Trees by Marie Skrobak.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I grew up with no electricity or running water!
🏀 K-2 Sessions 🎨
qathet Region is offering Winter K-2 programming at Oceanview!
Sessions will run every Monday from 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM beginning January 16th and ending February 13th.
The concept of these sessions is "Literacy and Activity." Students are invited to meet two of our teachers (either Jody, Marissa or Sabrina) in the "commons" area of Oceanview school at 10:30 AM for check in, followed by 45 minutes of literacy and 45 minutes of physical activity. Pick up will be at 12:00PM in the "commons" area.
We are very excited to run this program, and we want to ensure that we have all of the supplies we need each week to make it as great as it can be, so we ask that you use the sign up link below to RSVP to the Mondays that your student wishes to attend.
Sign-up link: click here!
📆 Important Dates
Black Excellence Day
For more information please check out Black Excellence Day and The Black Pulse Project.
Literacy Week: Jan 22 - 29, 2023
How do you plan on celebrating this week? Click below for some family friendly ideas!
📸 Be sure to take and share pictures of any literacy activities you do! Tag School District 47 @PIE_sd47 and #SD47Literacy if you are comfortable doing so.
Lunar New Year! 新 年 快 乐
Did you know that Lunar New Year is 16 days long? Or that there are 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac? Click on some of the resources below to learn more!
⭐ PIE Superstars ⭐
⭐ Abby - Grade 9
⭐ Carson - Grade 8
⭐ Quinn - Grade 10
⭐ Jake - Graduated Adult
⭐ Emily, Eden, and Tesla - IDLC IDEAS Program
⭐ Comox Valley Students - Interaction Day
In attendance: Caleb, Seth, Karsten, Aiden, Owen, Clyde, Jordan, Jasmine, Anara, Nieva, Armit, Aletheia, Oliver, Finley, Dax, Marek, Elliot, Marc, April, Allen, Lotus, Jaber!
🌈 SOGI Education 🌈
Members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community are welcome to attend. The GSA will be organized and led by a PIE teacher, with the goal of providing a safe space for socializing and learning together. We hope you can join us! 😊
For those interested in learning more about SOGI Education, check out the Learning Burst video below! 🌈
🧠 Mental Health Matters 👍🏼
📚 Support Zone Days and Times 📝
OV Education Centre (qathet Region)
4:30-8:30 - please register via email to email@example.com
Tsolum Building (Comox Valley)
9:00-11:00 Grades K-4
1:30-3:30 Grades 5-9
Thursday (all year - test invigilation and study hall)
💡 Reminders 📆
15: Black Excellence Day
22 - Feb 5: Lunar New Year
23 - 29: Family Literacy Week
17: Pro-D Day (schools closed)
17: Term 2 Submission Deadline
20: BC Family Day (schools closed)
22: Pink Shirt Day
10: Schools close (end of day)
27: Schools Re-open
5: Anniversary of Tla'amin Treaty
7: Good Friday
10: Easter Monday
1-7: Mental Health Week
22: Victoria Day
29-Jun 4: Children and Youth in Care Week
2: Term 3 Submission Deadline
21: National Indigenous Peoples Day
27: Pro-D Day
30: Administrative Day (Schools Close)