A.L. Fortune Presents “Mary Poppins”


For the first time ever, M.V. Beattie’s gr. 5-6 students are going to have the wonderful opportunity to attend a matinee of an ALF Musical Theatre performance (Jan. 31).  This year ALF will present a memorable rendition of Mary Poppins.  If you have never had the occasion to view a performance at A.L. Fortune, don’t let another year go by without getting your tickets.  Mrs. Reed and her amazing students have provided our community with incredible musicals for the past 7 years – selling out most performances.  Each year we wonder how the following year could possibly live up to the expectations set from the current production…but somehow they find a way to raise the bar.


Tickets can be purchased from the A.L. Fortune School Office 250-838-6431

Show Dates: 

Jan 31-Feb 2 (7:00pm $15 )

Feb 2 (2:00pm $12)

Feb 5-9 (7:00pm $15)

Breakfast with Mayor and Council!

UnknownTo be a local politician, one must possess diplomacy, strength of character, patience, and the courage to make difficult decisions. Enderby’s Mayor and Council play pivotal roles in the development of a positive sense of community.  In some cases a “community” can merely be a group of people that share the same geographic region, yet a “sense of community” speaks to the bonds that we form and the shared feeling that we are a part of the same special family.  This morning, at M.V. Beattie,  we had an example of what building community is all about.  Our Mayor and Council (and a few special helpers) took on the daunting task of feeding our entire school within an hour.  Hot chocolate flowed in abundance, pancakes were flipped with ease and there was juice for one and all.  It was a wonderful example of organized mayhem.  Several parents, staff and students enjoyed the feast that was set before us…all in all, I would guess that over 300 meals were served.

We should also be reminded that local politicians are “regular folk” who have jobs and responsibilities like the rest of us, so for them to take the time to bring us their holiday cheer is something for which we are truly grateful.  From the staff and students at M.V. Beattie, thank you (Greg, Tundra, Raquel, Brian, Roxanne, Shawn and Brad) for all that you do for our community!


Winter Concert 2018

137The excitement is building! Our music teacher, Mrs. Peters, has been working diligently with all of our students in preparation for another wonderful celebration of the holiday season.  Our students are doing their best to memorize their songs, master the ukulele, and remember to smile for the camera!  I am sure they will not disappoint.  As a parent, I have many memories of my boys performing at similar events, and whether it was rescuing my youngest off the stage as he was about to faint, watching my middle child discover an interest in the drums, or seeing my oldest demonstrating his best lip synching talents, there were always lasting smiles, even days after the event.

Here are the particulars for this year’s celebration:

Date: December 19th

Place: The Splatsin Centre

Time: Doors open at 12:00pm for general seating; our program begins at 12:30 sharp!

In recognition of the countless hours they put into supporting our school, we will have some reserved seating for our PAC.

Transportation: Our students will be bussed to and from the Splatsin Centre and will be ready for pick up at the usual time (2:00pm) from M.V. Beattie.  At the end of the performance, we will ask families to allow the students and staff to exit the building first in order to ensure that we get back to MVB with time to spare…and “no child left behind.” Students who regularly bus to school each day will be able to catch their typical bus ride home.

Admission: Admission is free but donations and/or non-perishable food items are gratefully accepted.

Goodies: Our Lifeskills program will be holding a bake sale fundraiser at the site.  Plates of baked goods will be pre-packaged and on sale for $5.

How should I dress my child? There are no costumes or matching clothing to concern yourself with this year.  If students could wear their “concert best” – mostly to look good for the photos that parents/guardians and grandparents take – that would be fantastic!

Where will my child be sitting? 

The students will be seated on stage as follows:

Mrs. Shinoda’s, Mrs. Schipfel’s, and Mrs. Kolotylo’s classes will be seated on the far left of the stage.

Mrs. Downs’, Mr. Jones’, and Mr. Pyle’s classes to the left

Mr. Easthope’s class in the middle

Mrs. Dell, Mrs. Hooper’s, and Mr. Huntington’s classes to the right

Mrs. Pratt’s, Mrs. Hall’s, and Miss Reimer’s classes to the far right.

Thank you, in advance, for coming out to support your children.  We are excited to share this day with family and friends!

Enderby Christmas Light Up!


On November 30th, our students will head downtown to take part in an annual ceremony whereby each division will bring a decorated wreath for the “Light Up.” The city always kindly provides our children with hot chocolate and a chance to meet with Santa.  If you are interested in dropping by to see this event unfold, I have included our timeline.  As we are dealing with youngsters whose legs and lungs are of different sizes, the departure time here and the arrival time downtown may be slightly different (though we are counting on it being a 10-15 min. walk).

We are sending our divisions in their “buddy groups,” so I am sure that will make it even more memorable.

Departure from  MVB

8:20  Mrs. Pratt’s class

8:40 Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Reimer and Strong Start

9:00 Mrs. Downs and Mr. Easthope’s classes

9:20 Mrs. Shinoda and Mrs. Dell’s classes

9:40 Mr. Jones and Mr. Pyle’s classes.

10:00 Mr. Huntington and Mrs. Hooper’s classes

10:20 Mrs. Kolotylo and Mrs. Schipfel’s classes

***Just a reminder to parents to please ensure that you have provided your consent (either online through parent connect of via the paper copy) for a “walking field trip.”



Wildcat Wednesdays!

Soon our staff and gr. 6 class will be looking sharp in our M.V. Beattie wear, and with all of the excitement, a number of students from other grades have asked whether we will be getting other clothing for purchase.  So, below are pictures of the two “new” logos for our shirt orders.  If you are thinking about a great early Christmas gift, here are a couple of options for your consideration.  Although the appearance online is black and white, the actual T-Shirts, Long Sleeve T’s and Hoodies are in a rich navy colour.  We are excited by the prospect of our staff and students sharing their school pride by wearing MVB duds on “Wildcat Wednesdays.”  These clothes will be available throughout the year, but if you want to have them prior to Christmas, you will have to order them by Friday, Nov. 29th!

We have samples to try on in the office as well as order forms.

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