Coming up next week: Oct. 14-18

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Monday, Oct. 14

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. There is no school today.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Cross Country @ Fleetwood Park after school

Wednesday, Oct. 16

No events today.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Students will be participating in B.C Shakeout day. This morning we will be practicing what to do in an earthquake. Duck and cover everyone!

Friday, Oct.18

No events today.

Coming up next week:

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Monday, Oct. 7

  • Grade 7 students interested in volleyball will have meetings this week. Permission forms will be sent home with interested students.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

  • Cross Country Meet at Fleetwood Park after school

Wednesday, Oct. 9

  • no events today

Thursday, Oct. 10

  • no events today

Friday, Oct. 11

  • no events today

 

Coming Soon:

  • Oct. 14 Thanksgiving- no school
  • Oct. 24 Intermediate Assembly
  • Oct. 25 Pro-D Day-no school for students
  • Oct. 28 Photo Retakes/Grade 6 immunizations
  • Oct. 30 Boys Basketball Game
  • Oct. 31 Halloween Parade/Girl’s Volleyball game

 

 

 

 

Coming up next week: Sept. 30 – Oct. 4

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Monday, Sept.30

Professional Development Day- no school

 

 

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Tuesday, Oct.1

  • Early Dismissal at 1:30 for parent-teacher-student goal setting conferences. Please connect with your child’s teacher to set up an appointment.
  • Cross Country Meet at Fleetwood Park after school.

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Wednesday, Oct.2

Picture Day- both individual and class photos will be taken today.

 

Thursday, Oct.3

No school events today.

Friday, Oct.5

No school events today.

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Instrument Donations- a request from our band teacher

We are in need of band instruments. Break out the old instrument from under the bed or in storage and donate as soon as possible -we are always in need for children with no instrument to play!
Band instruments include: ELECTRIC PIANOS (all sizes, preferably with stools and cables), snare drums with stands and sticks, trombones, baritones, euphoniums, french horns, tenor saxes, electric basses with amps and cables, trumpets, alto saxes, clarinets, flutes and accessories for cleaning/care.
This list is in order of importance; if you have an instrument you don’t see on this list, consider donating to the MUSIC program too – they can use all instruments. We also need new-ish towels for hygiene!
If you have a band book 1 Essential Elements (yellow spine) please include this to your school teacher when donating!
Musically yours,
Jennifer de la Vega
Surrey Schools Band Teacher
“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ― Billy Joel

Good Luck Mrs. Ingles!

September 26, 2019

Dear Coyote families. Please see below the letter from Mrs. Ingles.

Dear students and families of Coyote Creek,

I would like to start by saying thank you for the opportunity to become part of this great community as both Vice Principal and teacher for the past two years. Coyote Creek is such a dynamic, enthusiastic, welcoming place to be, and I have valued my time with you here.

It is with mixed emotions that I send this letter to you to advise that I am leaving Coyote Creek Elementary effective Friday, September 27, 2019. I have been transferred to another Surrey School to continue my work as a Vice Principal and Teacher – a move that presents an opportunity for me to grow as an administrator, and for me to bring the skills and experiences that I have been so fortunate to develop during the past two years at Coyote Creek, to another school in the district. At the same time, I am sad to leave Coyote Creek. You have terrific children with great hearts, enthusiasm, and eagerness to learn and I would have loved to continue to grow with them year. Coyote Creek is such a terrific school to work, learn and play at, and I know that your children will continue to be in great hands!

I appreciate that this announcement will be unexpected—particularly so close to the start of our school year. However, I am confident that the disruption to the Coyote Creek community will be minimal. I am sorry that I have been unable to share this information with each of you personally but please know that I wish you and your children a fantastic year of learning and growing at Coyote Creek. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you and your children.

Sincerely, Lori Ingles

Vice Principal

Coyote Creek Elementary

We are excited for Mrs. Ingles as she will be a great asset to her new school community. At the same time, we are very sad to see her go. Mrs. Ingles has been a valued member of our school community for the past two years demonstrating thought and care into every area of her work. She cares deeply for our students, staff and community and will be greatly missed. Good luck Mrs. Ingles and thank you for all the relationships you have nurtured during your time at Coyote Creek. 

Coming up next week: Sept. 23-27

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Monday, Sept. 23

  • Cross Country Practice 8:00-8:30
  • FSA letters home to students in grade 4 and 7
  • Today we begin our Terry Fox fundraiser, “Toonies for Terry.” All week, we will be collecting toonies for the Terry Fox Foundation. Our goal this year is $3350. Families can also donate online at http://www.terryfox.ca/CoyoteCreekElementary

Tuesday, Sept. 24

  • Cross Country Meet after school @ Fleetwood Park

Wednesday, Sept. 25

  • no events today

Thursday, Sept. 26

  • Terry Fox Run at 10:45 am – parents are welcome to join us on the grass field for the run.
  • Cross Country practice 2:30-3:00

Friday, Sept. 27

  • Orange Shirt Day- Orange Shirt Day is a day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and learn more about the history of those schools. Students can participate by wearing an orange shirt. Why orange?  See the video below:

 

 

Coming up next week: Sept.16-20

Welcome back everyone! We now have students settled in their new classrooms and we are looking forward to wonderful year of exploration, learning, and some fun! Here are some details around upcoming events.

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Cross Country has started. Students in grades 3-7 are welcome. A permission slip must be completed before students attend practices and meets. Students can still attend if they join this week. Permission slips can be found at the office.

Practices: Mondays 8:00-8:30 am, Thursdays 2:30-3:00 pm

Meets are all at Fleetwood Park:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 17th
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24th
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1st
  • Tuesday. Oct. 8th
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15th

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Dear parents/caregiver,
The annual Terry Fox School Run is coming up on Sept. 26th. This year our school has a goal of raising $3,350.00. The Terry Fox Foundation has a great reputation, with $.79 cents of every dollar raised going directly to cancer research. Donate online at http://www.terryfox.ca/CoyoteCreekElementary or by donating during our Toonies for Terry week of Sept. 23-26.  For more information, visit terryfox.org

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Our Meet the Teacher evening is on Wednesday, Sept.18th from 6:00-7:00 pm. This is an opportunity for a meet and greet with your child’s teacher and an opportunity to see your child’s new classroom.

Coming Soon:

  • Sept. 24    Cross Country Meet @ Fleetwood
  • Sept. 26     Terry Fox Run 10:45 am
  • Sept. 27     Orange Shirt Day
  • Sept. 30     Pro-D Day- no school for students

Welcome Back!

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Welcome back Coyote Creek community!

We hope all our families and students had a wonderful, restful summer and are looking forward to being back at school. Much has taken place since June. Construction has not only started, but is well underway, on our 4-classroom addition. We have raised enough funds for our playground and plans are being made for it to be replaced very soon.

Below, you will find information outlining what the first day and first weeks of school look like for students. See also the map which identifies the classroom your child will attend on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. Students will both start and be dismissed from that same room all week, until permanent classes are in place.

Construction:

We will be a construction zone for the entire school year. While there has been a great effort to ensure that all student areas are both safe and secure, we will have far more traffic with construction vehicles entering our site, so we are asking for your help with the following:

  1. Please respect that our parking lot is only accessible to staff. We encourage students to walk to school whenever possible. If you are dropping off students, we encourage parking a block away and then having your children walk to school from there. Students can also be dropped off at the pathway entrance which is accessed from the subdivision behind our grass field.
  2. Please remind your children that we, “walk our wheels” when on school property e.g. bicycles, scooters.
  3. If you are parking across the street for drop off and pick up, please keep our neighbor’s driveways clear and use the crosswalk (no jaywalking) as we are trying to teach our students to obey traffic and pedestrian laws.
  4. Supervision begins at 8:15 a.m. No students should be on site prior to this time unless they have the permission of a teacher. After school, we have supervision for students until 2:45. At that time, students are expected to be on their way home as we pass the care of your children back to you. Construction vehicles will be using the early hours both before and after school to access our site, bring in equipment and remove debris, so it is important that students are not on site.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday!

Tuesday, Sept.3 – Coyote Creek First Day Procedures

Grade 1-7 students in attendance from 10:00-11:00am.

Students to report to the following classrooms:

  • All students will attend the classroom of their grade group identified on the map (the child’s grade of the 2019-20 school year).
  • New students who have already registered (Grades 1 through 7), please go to your grade group classroom.
  • New students, not yet registered, please go to the office.
  • Kindergarten Parent Information Session in the Library.

Wednesday, Sept.4- until permanent classes are created

Wednesday is a regular school day. Please see new bell schedule below. Students will need to bring:

  • the few supplies teachers requested on Tuesday
  • snack and lunch

Students will return to the same classroom they were at on Tuesday and will both start and be dismissed from this room each day. Students will rotate to different teachers each day until permanent classes have been established.

New Kindergarten students have their own gradual entry schedules and will be dropped off and picked up from the library each day until they begin their regular schedule on Monday, Sept.16th.

New bell schedule

  • Classes start 8:35 (welcome bell 8:30)
  • Recess 10:15-10:30
  • Outside Lunch 11:42-12:10
  • Inside Lunch 12:10-12:30
  • School ends 2:30

Coyote Creek Grade Map 2019