Coming Up February 14-18

Lunar New Year Dragon’s by Division 17

Hello Coyote Creek Families!

We have had a great week celebrating our multicultural heritage! We have enjoyed the activities and collaborations that have been a part of this exciting school-wide event celebrating the backgrounds within our school community. The map in the image above has stickers to represent where our students and their families have come from throughout the world. Thank you to our Coyote Creek families for helping us finish our heritage crests that are currently on display in our gym. Please see photos below!

Thank You to our PAC!

Thank you to our amazing Coyote Creek PAC for coming in today and organizing a delicious A&W Lunch for our students! We appreciate all you do!

Valentine’s Day at Coyote Creek

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We know Valentine’s Day presents excitement for students and staff. For families sending Valentine’s treats to school, please consider our Health and Safety guidelines. Please remember any treats that are sent to school have to be individually and commercially packaged. Please do not send cupcakes or doughnuts to school as we will not be able to hand them out. We are looking forward to the safe exchange of cards and letters to celebrate our friendships.

Jump Rope for Heart – February 14-18

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Our school will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart next week. We will be looking to raise $500 dollars to support heart health in our community. If you are able to donate, please visit https://secure-support.heartandstroke.ca/site/SPageServer?pagename=jfh_donate#donationOptions

More information can be found below

Parking Lot Safety

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We continue to work with our families to support safe arrivals and dismissals. Please be aware that our parking lot is for staff only or daycare facilities who have come to us and secured a parking pass. If families do not have a parking pass displayed on their vehicle, we will be asking people to please move out of the parking lot to support the safety of our students.

Pink Shirt Day

If you are interested in ordering a Pink Shirt for Pink Shirt Day on February 23, Coyote Creek Elementary is providing an ordering option using Beyond Mars.  Please use the blue link below to process your online order.  Only online orders will be accepted.

Order Deadline is Sunday, February 13th, 2022 @ 11:59pm PST

https://coyotecreekpinkshirtday.itemorder.com

Orders will be received at the school individually packaged with students name on it.

Lockdown Drill and Practice

LOCKDOWN DRILL and PRACTICE

On Wednesday, February 16th, staff and students in both the main building and the modular will be practicing a School Lockdown Drill.

What Is the Purpose of a School Lockdown Drill? 

A “Lockdown” is a situation where all staff and students stay in a secure location with doors locked and windows closed. 

Lockdowns may be necessary where there is an internal or external concern to the safety of the school occupants.  As with fire drills and other safety programs, the hope is to familiarize students and staff with a procedure that they will be able to follow quickly, effectively, and safely.

How Are Lockdown Drills Designed and Implemented? 

Lockdown drills are different from evacuation drills. Evacuation drills are designed to prepare students, staff, and other people in the school to leave the building quickly and in a pre-planned and organized fashion in the event of danger such as a potential fire, when conditions outside the building are safer than the conditions inside the building.  In a lockdown drill, students are to clear the halls and report to the nearest available classroom where they are to remain out of sight and stay as silent as possible.  Sometimes these drills are implemented with input and assistance from the school district’s school liaison officer. 

What Kinds of Procedures Are Followed During a Lockdown Drill? 

Most schools follow similar procedures for lockdown drills, such as:

  • Doors to classrooms are closed and locked.
  • Students are moved to the safest part of the room, away from windows and doors, to the interior walls.
  • Everyone drops to the floor or out of the line of vision from the door.
  • Window shades are pulled down.
  • Any windows in doors are covered (to prevent anyone from seeing into the room).
  • Classroom lights are turned off.

How Do Students Usually React to Lockdown Drills? 

Most students react to lockdowns as part of the usual school routine, much as they would react to a fire drill. Sometimes they may find the change in routine a bit confusing or difficult.

If you think that your child is likely to have such concerns (or expresses concerns to you), please reassure your child that lockdowns, like fire drills, are just one more way that adults make sure the students are safe.

Health and Safety Updates

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Changes to Daily Health Check

The Ministry of Education has released an updated Daily Health Check and What To Do When Sick re

COVID-19 public health guidance is rapidly changing.  Please refer to the BCCDC COVID-19 page for the most current information.

Kindergarten Registration

Please see the flyer below if you have a child born in 2017 and are looking to register your child for kindergarten in the 2022/2023 school year

Next Week

Monday, Feb. 14

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Boy’s Basketball 2:30-3:30

Tuesday, Feb. 15

  • Girl’s Basketball Practice

Wednesday, Feb. 16

  • Lockdown Drill
  • Boys Basketball Game 2:30-3:30

Thursday, Feb. 17

  • Girls Basketball Practice 2:30-3:30

Friday, Feb. 18

  • Boys Basketball Practice 2:30-3:30

Feb.17-18- Kindergarten Dental Screen MOVED to April 4th and 5th

February 21 – Family Day – No School

February 23 – Pink Shirt Day

February 25 – Non-instructional day – No School

March 14 – March 25 – Spring Break

March 29-31 – Bike Safety Gr.4&5

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