Santa Store – additional hours!

We will be opening the M.V. Beattie Santa Store on Sunday December 20 between 9:30am-11:30am and Monday, December 21st between 4:00pm-5:30pm to enable families that could use a little help during the holiday season to come and find some gifts for their children. We have been fortunate to have had generous donations from our parent community and staff, so please take advantage of this opportunity.

We would appreciate knowing when people are likely to arrive (as our typical Covid protocol -masks, sanitizing, etc. – will still be in effect), so please email gdoray@sd83.bc.ca to let me know when you are planning to come.

M.V. Beattie’s Santa Store

Starting Dec. 7th, M.V. Beattie will be offering a chance for parents/guardians “to shop” for presents for their children at school. We will be using the same room that you may have visited during our “Book Fair” – which is located around back of the building. As was the case for the Book Fair, we will be following our District’s Health and Safety Committee’s Covid Protocol. Masks are mandatory, people will have to sign the health check form, use hand sanitizer and keep physical distancing. Only 2-3 people will be allowed inside at a time. The store will be open between 7:30-8:30 each morning and again after school between 2:30-3:30.

We are grateful for all of the donations for this worthy project. All of these gifts have been donated by our school community. We have new and “lightly used” treasures that will brighten up a special someone’s Christmas. We ask that parents/guardians limit themselves to 1-2 gifts per child. Please give us a call if you would like to visit our Santa Store – and we will make sure someone is there to help you.

We continue to gratefully accept more donations of new and “lightly used” gifts!

Thanks to everyone for sharing the Christmas Spirit!

Winter Has Arrived

I am sure that when everyone woke up this morning, there was a collective exclamation of joy in ‘whoville.’ Perhaps that was not shared as strongly by those parents/guardians who had to hazard the roads to school, or by the folks in Trinity Valley who discovered their bridge was closed to traffic. However, for our “littles” – this was a glorious morning!

Thank you to the all the students (and staff) who helped with the shovelling this morning!

With the snow comes some reminders for our collective safety:

  1. Winter wear should include coats, boots, gloves/mittens and some sort of toque.
  2. Students are welcome to use the sledding hill provided they are wearing winter wear (otherwise they end up spending the day in soaking clothes). They are able to bring soft sleds, crazy carpets, etc. as long as there are no hard plastic/wood/metal that could cause harm.
  3. Students are able to build and play in snow structures, but please know that they are temporary. We won’t expect today’s forts to be there even tomorrow.
  4. No snowballs…”Snow stays on the ground.” – Sorry.
  5. We will be maintaining our zones: so, please ensure that you stick with your cohort of students.
  6. Please remember to use the grates outside each classroom to “stomp off” the snow before entering – we will do our best to remind you as well.

Finally, to our parents/guardians: please take care, drive slowly and stay safe! Let’s have a great winter!!