Coming up next week: May 17-21

Feeling like a princess today! Thank you Rayna.

Coyote Virtual Talent Show:

Calling all talent!  Coyote Creek is putting on their first ever virtual Talent Show!

Now is your chance to be creative and show us your hidden talents.  Submissions can take the form of photographs or videos (3 mins max). These can be filmed at home, outside or at a special location unique to your talent!

Parents, please help younger students photograph or film themselves and send the finish product to by June 9th. Include each child’s name and division on the email.  Details for viewing our talent show to follow!

Please respect physical distancing guidelines during filming if you video includes more than one person… we want to set a good example within our community!  Be creative and have fun!

Class Organization 2021-22:

This is the time of year teachers and staff start to look at class placements for next year. Parents are often able to provide the school with important information that can assist with the placement of students. Parents can advise the school of personal, educational or social information. However, requests for a specific teacher are not appropriate and will not be considered. If you have important information for us to consider during the class placement process, please send an email to Ms. Jock at .

Help Us Name 3 New Elementary Schools:

Surrey Schools wants your ideas for the names of three new elementary schools!

The district is set to break ground on two new elementary schools in South Surrey and one in South Newton. The schools will be located in the following areas, with official addresses subject to change as construction begins:

  • Site 115 – 5855 148 St.
  • Site 208 – 17950 25 Ave.
  • Site 214 – 17390 20 Ave.

Our school naming committee, which includes Supt. Jordan Tinney and Surrey Board of Education Trustees Shawn Wilson and Bob Holmes, have put forth five potential names. We want to engage our communities to gather feedback and hear what you think about the names, and gather any additional name suggestions!

The five suggested names are Nicomekl Elementary, Redwood Park Elementary, Archibald Elementary, Little Campbell Elementary and Kensington Prairie Elementary. See further information about the reasoning for these suggestions below and in our School Naming Fact Sheet.

We are also engaging our students. We will be reaching out to classrooms in the communities surrounding these new sites and encouraging students to research their local communities and identify potential names, with a rationale for why the name was chosen.

Our goal is to name these three schools and develop a list of approved names that can be used for other potential sites that are still awaiting approval.

Send your feedback and name suggestions to – we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

NICOMEKL ELEMENTARY: The Nicomekl River was an early route for settlers that linked Semiahmoo and Boundary Bays, running just north of the southern uplands. The Nicomekl was considered easier to navigate compared to other nearby rivers, making it an important part of Surrey’s history. Site 115 has a clear view of the river.

REDWOOD PARK ELEMENTARY: Situated on a wooded hill south of 20th Avenue, Redwood Park features a variety of exotic trees, particularly evergreens, planted by deaf twin brothers David and Peter Brown, son of early pioneer David Brown. The park includes a three-storey treehouse, reminiscent of the home in which the brothers lived on the park. Site 208 is adjacent to this park.

ARCHIBALD ELEMENTARY: 144th Street was once known as Archibald Road in Surrey, when a section of it became the homestead of a Mr. Archibald near 80th Avenue. A trail linked the homestead to Yale Road and was later upgraded to a road. As 144th Street extends south into White Rock, the connecting road is still known as Archibald Road there. Although it is not on this street, site 115 is in this neighbourhood.

LITTLE CAMPBELL ELEMENTARY: The Little Campbell River served as an entrance for pioneers and early settlers in the mid-to-late 1800s, allowing them to navigate South Surrey in a time before trails and roads. The river is home to diverse wildlife and plant species, including five species of Pacific salmon and trout. This river runs near site 214.

KENSINGTON PRAIRIE: Originally named by H.T. Thrift to promote settlement in the area, Kensington Prairie is a rich agricultural area south of the Nicomekl River that stretches to the southern upland and extends east to the New Westminster Southern Railway line. Previously, Surrey Schools had a Kensington Prairie Elementary at 168th Street and 32nd Avenue, a one-room schoolhouse that opened in 1887 and closed its doors in 2006. Site 208 is in this neighbourhood.

Math Challenge 6:

The results are in for Math Challenge #6! Congratulations to ALL the mathletes that participated!

There were 5 mathletes that mastered the challenge and submitted the correct solution with a clear explanation of how they solved the problem.

Names were randomly drawn from all of the solutions that were submitted. The prize draw winners for this week’s challenge are:

  • Emily, Div.23
  • Rayna, Div.13
  • India, Div.10
  • Amber, Div.5
  • Anthony, Div.

If you would like to try Challenge 6 at home, you can find the link below.

Monday, May 17

• No events today

Tuesday, May 18

• No events today

Wednesday, May 19

• Welcome to K and Ready, Set, Learn info sent to families

Thursday, May 20

• Speech Fest/ Spirit Day- Dress as your Favourite Celebrity

Friday, May 21

• Welcome to K- Q&A

  • May 24- Victoria Day- no school
  • May 31- Pro-D Day- no school
  • June 3- Early Dismissal 1:30
  • June 7-11 Sport’s day Week
  • June 7- Early Dismissal 1:30
  • June 9- Spirit Day- Wacky Accessory Day
  • June 17- Grade 7 Virtual Leaving Ceremony
  • June 24- Last Day of School

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